Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My writing station




I apologize for the lighting in these pictures. Too late for any natural light from the windows...




The controls of the radio. There are a few small spaces to the side of this, where I keep letters and my notebooks of story ideas. I could not get a picture of the speaker on the underside, but I will say that it is a bit damaged. This radio does not work in the least, but really I do not listen to the radio anyway.








And no, that clock does not display the proper time. I found a dozen of these in the dumpster of a store we had nearly completed building, and snagged one. It ran for a few hours, but died. Hey, it's...1:44 somewhere!



14 comments:

  1. That's a cozy area you have, and I love that radio desk! It's discouraging how much tidier you all are than I am.

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    1. It has to be tidy...there is no room on that desktop for clutter!

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  2. I like it! I love your fan. Does it work? I have a similar one, but it is in very poor operational condition.

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    1. It works just fine, though is a little loud. I have a bigger blue one, a Diehl, that needs a little work. Probably just needs the inside cleaned a bit.

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  3. What a cool desk and fan. The classic writer's diet to the left and right of the Good Companion, too.

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    1. I surmise that to be a fact. I will occasionally have coffee when I write, but I think booze is a must. Really gets you going, and then it's like reading something brand new in the morning. Who was it, Earnest Hemingway, that said "Write drunk; edit sober". Great!

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  4. PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon beer) and typing must somehow go together, perhaps that will be a upcoming meme in the typosphere, favored typing beverages.

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    1. Really though, what DOESN'T PBR go with? I think typing beverages would be a great discussion. Let's do it up.

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  5. I like your writing space. As someone else mentioned, it is downright tidy! Well, at least compared to mine.

    I love old radios whether they are functional or not. That is a great feature - the vacuum tube version of a Royal Swinger.

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    1. That was the entire idea behind it! When I purchased this desk, I had only just learned of the Royal with the radio (be it Swinger, Sprite, Fleetwood...all of em) and thought it was a neat idea. Then I stumble upon this desk. In the words of Mike Wolfe, "I had to have it".

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  6. Ken - thanks for taking us inside. I think you can really get to know someone even more than they intend once they let you see a space they spend a lot of time at, especially very personal time such as writing is. I have been thinking of my eventual typewriter repair/writing spot for the last couple months. I envision it as a retreat, likely in the garage since there really is no where else to go in my house. I've looked at tables but I think I've settled on a desk with lots of cubby holes and drawers and character. I've flirted with acquiring one but know that it isn't the right time for now. Maybe in 6-8months once we've truly settled in to our home.
    That's an inviting spot you got there!

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    1. You give me great ideas. I do, eventually, have to do something with my garage. The whole layout of my house is weird, as it sits atop a huge hill on the side of the road. My garage is actually a floor below my basement, and the roof of my garage is actually a concrete pad, fenced in, that serves as a patio. The garage is not water tight, even after several attempts at repair, but once it is I have many plans for that huge space!

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  7. Love your setup, Ken! The cool vintage fan and that radio are the perfect pieces to go with your typewriter. And no need to apologize for the lighting, they only work to add mood and tone to your pics here.

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    1. I didn't even think of the post until it was far too dark for natural lighting. Once you see how great those pictures turn out, you never want to go back, you know?

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