Monday, June 23, 2008

This Must Be the Place

It took me a while, but I finally shot some photos of Blogging Central, at the prompting of Pony Girl. She came up with a fun idea to show each other where we are when we send out our messages into the blogosphere. Many of you have shown us well-appointed offices, with beautiful desks and chairs. I have a confession to make. I have no office. I use an iBook G4 laptop computer, and where I am is where I write.

So, most of the time, it’s on the coffee table in the living room. Sorry if it’s a bit dark, but the photo was taken around 6 am. I write either early in the morning or late at night when all the two-legged family members are asleep. I have three writing assistants or muses.

My faithful doggo, Pepper.

My orange boy, Velcro, who is on duty at the window watching for wild turkeys in the front yard.

And B.K., aka Black Kitty, camera-shy and ready to assist Mr. Velcro if any turkeys come in through the window.

There’s no chair, only my comfy couch, with books piled around me. We had a zero growth policy for books around here. If one came in, one had to go out. I’ve let it slide for a while, but looking at this photo, I’m thinking of enforcing it again. If anyone else was awake, I’d have them take a picture of me on the couch, but I guess you’ll just have to imagine me wearing my cowgirl pajama pants and an “Ivercare Because I Care” t-shirt with a blue horse on it.

It all reminds me of one of my favorite Talking Heads songs called “This Must Be The Place”:

“Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me round…
The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground
Head in the sky
It’s okay I know nothing’s wrong…”


the7msn said...

Your blogging environment is just perfect. Fresh sunflowers on the table and surrounded by a dog and cats. I'd take that over a well-appointed office any day. Your zero-growth policy on books made me chuckle. I'm a library patron myself, and the only books I buy and save are horse-related...what a surprise.

detroit dog said...

great fun post! That's where I post from, too: my iBook G4! Usually sitting in the living room with it on my lap. But my husband's at work right now, so I'm using his computer in his office. (My office is filled with art supplies and books.)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Everything looks so comfy and cozy, no wonder you write such wonderful posts. The sunflowers and books must give you as much inspirations as your muses do!

Victoria Cummings said...

Thanks, you guys - You're making me feel better about not having a real office. My husband and my daughter have taken over our home office, so I fled to the safety of the couch. My dream is to have an office in the barn, with a Dutch door leading to Silk's stall so she can stick her head over the top like Mr. Ed.

Carolynn said...

Thanks for inviting us in to have a look around. I'm a book-a-holic, myself and I've gotta have a furry critter around, or it's just not home.

Mrs Mom said...

Great space! Not having a "formal office" is OK- it does not make you any less talented a writer, or make us enjoy you any less! :)

Thanks for the peek!

Janet Roper said...

Thanks for the guided tour, everything looks so cozy and comfy. I blog from my Apple Laptop - her name is The White Pearl.

I must admit to suffering a panic attack when I read about your zero-growth book policy. I personally believe in supporting those who build bookshelves as much as possible, so I'm in the market for bookshelves. Again.


Pony Girl said...

Your space reminds me a lot your posts, Victoria. Very comfy, often inspired by literature (you write so well) and featuring loving critters nearby.
I'm just surprised Silk and Siete weren't standing outside that window, lol! ;)
Thanks for sharing your space!!

Ewa said...

'two legged' family? ha ha ha LOL
I will remember that :)
Victoria, there is an award waiting for you at my blog :) come and pick :)
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