I got an office! It's a new year and I felt that an office would be just the thing to help me be more productive. No more lazing about with the cats all morning. No more yelling at the cats in the middle of the day when they start attacking each other. No more having to hit CTRL-Z eight million times as Wilfred walks across my keyboard.
So, to celebrate, I've decided to list 9 things that I like about my new office.
9. The Hallway.
It has them. This is technically good enough for me, but in case you're bored by the hallways, let me explain that this building used to be a convent. Sometimes I imagine nuns walking up and down the hallways, feeling rather annoyed that their bedrooms are filled with computers and desks. Plus, look at it--it's straight out of a Scooby Doo episode!
8. My Door.
Now, you probably don't know this either, but there are no doors in my house. This means that when Wilfred wants to walk across my keyboard, he walks across my keyboard. When Goblin starts yowling at the sky or barking at the birds, I cannot block out the noise. In addition, most of the office spaces I looked at were in shared office spaces, meaning at most a cubicle, at least a desk that you could sit at for a few hours at time, and definitely no doors.
This door is amazing, for while it does not block out all sound, it blocks out enough sound and no cats can get in. (Spoiler: there aren't actually any cats in the building.)
7. The Entryway.
This might seem like a silly thing to put on my list, but every time I walk through the entryway, I feel like: "I HAVE ARRIVED." It's official. I'm a grown up. And the weird size and shape of the office resonates perfectly with my slightly off-kilter personality. I just get excited every time I walk in.
6. My Desk.
Yes, I have desks at home. But this desk is special because I didn't have to pay extra for it! Whoever put this desk in here, built it in this room and it is too big to fit through the doorway, so they let me keep the furniture without charging me the extra furniture fee. This is awesome because it is a real desk, not an art desk or a tiny, tiny Target desk like the ones I have at home. It even has a filing drawer! And enough space for my computer, monitor, AND some papers!!!
5. My Windowsill.
I don't have windowsills at home big enough to put things on. So having one basically makes my day every day. In my future home, I will have ALL the windowsills. So it is super duper exciting to be able to actually USE the sill for something other than, well, silling the window.
4. My Plant.
Yes, once again, I have plants at home. In fact, this little plant sat right next to me in my living room too. But here, it is an OFFICE PLANT, which is so much more epic than just a regular plant. I still have not named the plant though at last check the popular vote was Groot. :)
3. The View.
Yes, there is a parking lot on the other side of the trees, but the fact that I even have a window, and the fact that there are trees outside the window thrills me to no end. I love watching the sign at the dry cleaners change. Last week it said, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile" (yes, I hope that's stuck in your head for days), and this week it says, "Do You Have A Coupon? Check Out Our Website."
2. The Weird Bathroom Sink.
The bathrooms on this floor are a bit odd. There are two stalls, all covered with 70s-shade green tile. The sink is tiny and stuck back into the wall. I can't even fit my shoulders over it. There is a shower, too, but it doesn't look like it gets cleaned and there appear to be boxes stored in it.
1. The Ladder.
This is unique to my office. There is a ladder, and anyone who knows me very well knows that I am obsessed with ladders. This particular one leads to a trap door which leads to the roof and it is AMAZING. I can't tell you the number of times I've climbed on the roofs of buildings I definitely shouldn't have (ahem college dorm) and while I will resist the temptation here, I am pleased to note that, should the zombie apocalypse come, I have an escape route.
My office has everything else I need, too. High speed internet, full utilities, a parking lot, a dumpster, AND it's a 5 minute walk from my house. Maybe someday I'll give you a tour around the rest of and the outside of the building. Then, you can see the refridgerator where I keep my lunch, and the decorations in the bottom floor, and the PICNIC TABLES OUTSIDE! And all the pretty things I get to see on my way to work.