July 22, 2010

Blogging's not easy.


I've got to fortify myself.


There now, you've getting an intimate look at the Meadhouse blogspace.

What are the best tools of fortification pictured here?
Coffee, dumbbells, wireless keyboard and mouse.
Pancakes, small robot figure, "Rules for Radicals."
Giant monitor, many pairs of glasses, 2 kinds of fruit.
Trees visible through big windows, noise cancellation headphones, Wacom Intuos.
Time Capsule, extra camera and lenses, nail file and buffer.
Moleskine notebook, iPhone, watch.
Handmade wooden bowl, Berenice lamp, Sharpie.

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Meade said...

Even a blind reader can see the improvement in the blog ever since you added that second fruit.

Ann Althouse said...


Anonymous said...

Oh my God!

You've got a moleskin notebook!

That is as Stuff White People Like as you can get.

AprilApple said...

Calming lush green summer view out endless row of windows.

Adam said...

Blogging about blogging. Very meta.

MadisonMan said...

Wow, a non-flatscreen TV.

The peaches at Sentry Hilldale have been great the past two weeks.

Fred4Pres said...

The pictures are not coming up on mine screen. So I have to imagine the objects in my mind's eye.

Irene said...

You made need that kayak to get around town today.

MadisonMan said...

Irene: totally. I've been drenched twice. If I didn't love walking in the rain, I'd be pissed.

victoria said...

Ann, is that a 20 or a 27" IMAC? I am in the process of buying a new IMAC and I am curious. I have a 20" right now.

Vicki from Pasadena

Irene said...

MadMan, me too! The walk from the garage in which I park to my office takes about ten minutes. My booty got soaked!

BTW, Brennan's has incredible peaches this week (Watts Road). There is a pie in our near future.

Scott said...

What died on your plate?

The whole concept of "lifestyle" is so ... ewwwww.

wv: cholable. Acceptable to a cholo.

Scott said...

"My booty got soaked!"

Was it raining up from the sidewalk?

Scott said...

Oh, it's a pancake. My bad. Looks healthy.

wv: epedumso. Esperanto word for globally stupid

Scott said...

Oh gawd, I have so much on my plate today. If you see me on Althouse again before Saturday please tell me to get back to work. Thanks.

Irene said...

Was it raining up from the sidewalk?

Ha Ha. No, but the puddles were so deep that the rain bounced up from my heels.

Imagine what would have happened had I been wearing flip flops.

bagoh20 said...

The whole idea takes gravity for granted.

Meade said...


I like poodles.

Jake said...

I know Ann wants to bury this, but...

It is sad that Ann Althouse yesterday was so quick to hold Andrew "William Zanzinger" Breitbart coat while he took aim with his cane against Shirley "Hattie Carrol" Sherrod.

But, Ann reacted to his deed with a shrug of her shoulders
And swear words and sneering and her tongue it was snarling.

But you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Take the rag away from your face
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Irene said...

The poodles don't like puddles.

They went for their grooming this past Tuesday. They want to preserve their coifs.

Anonymous said...


You alone are God.

You know all things.

We worship you.

We agree with every idea you've ever had.

Is that enough of a blowjob?

Anonymous said...

I didn't see any alcohol, so I didn't vote.

wv=forech: What the deer said as he was being shot, "Quick, let's hide in the for-ech..."

Pastafarian said...

Jake said: "...while he took aim with his cane..."


You let your mask slip, phil/Jake/whoever else you’re pretending to be while populating these threads with the same talking points.

Yesterday, in the “I watched the full Sherrod video” post, at 4:16pm:

“It is sad that Ann Althouse yesterday was so quick to hold Andrew "William Zanzinger" Breitbart coat while he took aim with his cane.”

This from…phil.

That’s funny, Jake/phil. It’s almost as though you two are of one mind.

You can go now, little boy.

c3 said...

Chip's breakfast looked better than yours

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Pastafarian said...

Windbag, that's exactly what I was thinking. I expected to see a really nice quality bourbon.

Or maybe mead. Or what I picture Meade's drink of choice to be: Pure grain alcohol, diluted with rain water. (Not that he reminds me of that officer from Dr. Strangelove; well, maybe a little bit. But he seems to be a real spartan health nut, what with the berries on pancakes, and biking, and whatnot).

That desk is very nice. My office at work was taken out by a small tornado (or microburst, or whatever the hell is was), and I might need to replace my desk. I wouldn't mind finding one like that.

Of course, mine wouldn't be that nice and tidy for long, so it probably doesn't matter if it's that pretty. I wish I had such an organized mind, that I could keep an organized desk.

ALP said...

I'm intrigued by your use of noise-canceling headphones at home. Is your neighborhood/living space that noisy, or do you need ALL outside sound squelched to concentrate?

BJM said...

Okay, who spilled the troll chow? You know how they are, once you feed them you can never get rid of them.

I love the juxposition of dumbells and flapjacks...it's so Gary Larson.

Rockeye said...

I vote for the four pairs of eyeglasses.

Jake said...


Get a life. I made it clear in the previous post of Ann's "Must I keep talking about Shirley Sherrod..." that I liked Phil's post. I decided that I am going to continue to reprint it with some added Dylan lyrics.

AC245 said...

Jake, your comments are no more relevant, insightful, or convincing whether you post them under "Jake" (*) or under "phil".

You remain an obnoxious, obsessed little twit that no one takes seriously, regardless of which name or account you're using.

(* a.k.a. L.E.Lee
a.k.a. NotAHillbilly
a.k.a. UW Law Babe
a.k.a. Coffee Guy
a.k.a. Jimmy
a.k.a. coffee guy
a.k.a. Fiscal Conservative Guy
a.k.a. In The Mood
a.k.a. Holy Cow!)

Sophie said...

This entire poll could have been lifted from a Lifehacker "best geeky desktop" competition. I bet you do GTD, too.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann, is that a 20 or a 27" IMAC? I am in the process of buying a new IMAC and I am curious. I have a 20" right now."

27 and I love it.

Ann Althouse said...

I rarely use the noise cancellation headphones. Don't really know why they are on the desk.

victoria said...

Thanks, I saw the 27" in the store and fell in LOVE.

Vicki from Pasadena(where we have our very own Apple Store)

clint said...

When you need to put words on the page...

... no tools are more important than keyboard and chair.