October 10, 2009

The view from my sofa.

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28 comments:

knox said...

It's all about the windows, isn't it?

edutcher said...

Good God, woman, how many remotes do you need?

Otherwise, very lovely. We'll have to savor the sunlit Saturdays. Everything points to a long, cold winter - in more ways than one.

quilbilly said...

I hope Meade doesn't wreck his back with those weights.

rhhardin said...

It has to be interpreted under glass.

With connection to the feminine operation.

rhhardin said...

There's a nice quoted Mallarme piece on p251 of the link above, a few pages ahead.

Ann Althouse said...

"Everything points to a long, cold winter..."

It snowed here this morning.

Greg said...

The orb in the corner intrigues me.

You've quoted "Sleeper" in the past.

I live on the West Side. Please try to keep it down, eh?

--G.

Ann Althouse said...

"The orb in the corner intrigues me."

There's something called "stir the pot" that Meade keeps trying to teach me. It's not easy!

Greg said...

>>"The orb in the corner intrigues me."

There's something called "stir the pot" that Meade keeps trying to teach me. It's not easy!<<

Slow, steady, wins race, etc.

And we have a beautiful blue sky right now. Give that man a hug and return to Stirring the Pot.

--G.

Photog714 said...

Greg said: The orb in the corner intrigues me.

Shhhh ... Ann and Meade call that "the sex ball."

Ignorance is Bliss said...

That must be where Cheney went when they said he was in a remote location.

David said...

Meade says: "Darling, you seem a little remote today."

Fred4Pres said...

Time to invest in a universal remote?

EDH said...

I take it you hire a house cleaner?

If not, I'm impressed.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I love it, it's beautiful.

It snowed here this morning.

This morning I was sitting on my porch in my shorts reading a book, happy I could finally sit outside comfortably.

XWL said...

Logitech knows who you are. You have a half-dozen remotes on the coffee table. And you're the only one in the family who knows how to use them. Logitech can help with the Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote. Enjoy a full-color touch screen. Intuitive button layout. And an ergonomic design. So easy to use, the whole family will love it.

Just a suggestion...

In compliance with pending FTC rules, this blog comment was not in anyway influenced by gifts to this commenter from Logitech.

If Logitech wishes to contact this commenter and provide him with one of these sleek (but pricey) units free of charge, this commenter will be more than willing to sing its praises whenever possible.

(nice photo, by the way, and I quoted the ad copy cause of the coffee table line)

Michael Hasenstab said...
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Michael Hasenstab said...

You are fortunate to live on the sunny side of the street.

There's a dark and a troubled side of life
There's a bright and a sunny side too
Though we meet with the darkest of strife
The sunny side we also may view

Keep on the sunny side
Always on the sunny side
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us every day
It will brighten up our way
If we keep on the sunny side of life

Though the storm and it's fury breaks today
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear
The clouds and storm will in time pass away
And the sun again will shine bright and clear

Let us treat with a song of hope each day
Though the moment be cloudy or clear
Let us trust in our Saviour old ways
He will keep everyone in His care

Keep on the sunny side
Always on the sunny side
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us every day
It will brighten up our way
If we keep on the sunny side of life


-Doc Watson

Here's Doc Watsonseromat performing Sunny Side earlier this year, at age 86, and blind since childhood.

blake said...

I've got us down to one remote. Just took routing everything through a computer. :P

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Nice. I love a room with lots of windows and hardly any window coverings. Sometimes that's hard to do in an urban area without feeling like a fish in a fishbowl. The foliage is a good screening.

Let the sunshine in.

Synova said...

At first I thought the exercise ball was a sculpture.

Triangle Man said...

Stir the pot works great. Although apparently just thinking about doing it does not have the same effect as doing it.

blake said...

Well, that's fine, Tri-Man, but I prefer my ab workouts WITH news.

Ab news, that is.

BJM said...

@XWl

I bought a couple Harmony 890s on Amazon for a little more than half the MSRP price.

A TiVo and Harmony remote are two pieces of AV equipment I really couldn't imagine doing without any more.

[I am not affiliated with Althouse, Amazon, Logitech or TiVo and paid for all recommended equipment. So there, Phfffttt!!!]

Revenant said...

Very attractive room

c3 said...

On second review I suddenly notice the subtle message (intended?) I see a stairway of remotes leading to the exercise ball and weights and finally "the light".

We must progress from our technoligically-facilitated torpor upward to greater fitness and health till we reach the brightness of a new day!


That was it, wasn't it?

wv: joloil Lubricant to be used with the exercise ball

Bissage said...

"The view from my sofa."

I'm glad that an authority no less than Professor Althouse, herself, says "sofa" instead of "couch."

This means I was right to rebel so many years ago.

And, that stuff that comes out of the faucet? I forced myself to stop calling it "wooder" somewhere around 1981.

That was a struggle, too.

Left Coast Rebel said...

That is very beautiful, I am jealous.