It's been a couple of weeks since I did one of these items from Calvin's list, but that's only partly because I went on vacation. I've been dreading having to show you my room. In fact, I thought about just taking pictures of my bedroom because it's much prettier, but that's not really my room. I share it with Diane, which is precisely why it's so much more brightly colored, coordinated, and has way cooler furniture. This room - my office/library - is all mine and you should know that I'm appropriately embarrassed to be showing it to you.
You can see the clutter before you even go into the room. Sitting on top of the filing cabinet are CDs that need to be transferred into iTunes. The "Please Don't Open Door" sign is to keep David's friends out when they come over. I'd hate for a pile of comics to fall over and kill one of them.
It gets worse after the break.
This is the one bookshelf that's actually organized. It's behind the door so you can't see it when you're looking into the room.
The door to the closet. AKA, the place where I pile all my convention stuff between shows. Also, dig that crazy wood paneling. A previous owner updated the room with that on two walls and some "interesting" wallpaper on the other two.
They'd also installed some nice shag carpeting, but that came up pretty easily and the hardwood floors were perfect underneath. Ripping up carpet is my one contribution to improving the space.
Inside the closet. Stacks of comics on top of boxes of comics. And some office supplies.
Still in the closet: more boxes of comics and a shelf full of what used to be my Review Pile. I still plan on reading and reviewing these comics some day.
My snazzy, pheasant-print reading chair with my current reading pile. Also, the back side of my desk and what probably constitutes a fire hazard underneath.
Typical bookshelves in need of straightening. I can find anything on them, but no one else can.
My desk. On the left is the giant pile of stuff I need to write about. On the left is another tower of CDs waiting for download.
Behind the desk are books that I need to donate or sell.
On the left are recently transferred CDs in need of reintegration with their buddies on the music shelf downstairs. On the right are Christmas Carol adaptations for the Old Sinner blog.
Part of my desk. I'm creating my own little Justice League of Amazons. Hellboy and Barnaby are honorary members. Yes, that candy cane is from last Christmas.
The dagger is kind of cool though. It was given to me as a gift before Spider-Man 2 came out, but Harry uses a duplicate of it in the scene where he's wanting to kill Spidey.
So that's the tour, for whatever it's worth. I should really get off the computer now and do some straightening, but we all know I'm not going to.