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Now is the time of day when I wrestle with myself over my… 
10th-Apr-2012 01:57 pm
Now is the time of day when I wrestle with myself over my unwillingness to eat lunch. While I'm doing that, a post!

I've been looking for a desk for weeks, and it had not occurred to me to put the request on here. Because I am very silly. Basically, my desk is too big for my new office; I want something small and simple. Unfortunately, small and simple seems to cost at least $200. I just want a very basic rectangular desk. A Parsons table would be perfect. I really like this, but I do not have $165 at this time. I have 47" max to work with on this wall. Anyone have anything?

I am doubly vexed because I can't hang up art in here til I have a desk that doesn't take up all vertical space, and I can't do much re: art-hanging in the other rooms til I know what I have room for in here, so I'm in this loop of "I must do X project! Wait, I can't do that until Y, which I can't do til after Z, which I can't do til I can hang art, which I can't do til I have a desk." Also this desk is going to be Adam's desk, so he can't finish setting up his office space til I have a desk, et cetera, you see how this goes. Vexation! For the want of an inexpensive Parsons table I am spinning my wheels.

Also I need picture frames. That's a whole 'nother thing. Mental note: measure unframed art today.

It's spring, and so I have plants happening all around, and I do not know what they are! Elayna has taken pictures, and hopefully she'll upload them soon, because I feel certain that someone out there can ID them for me.

Mental note: Also sit down family and schedule the building of the raised beds, a trip to get seedlings, and a perusal of the seed catalog. I know we're planting garlic. Garlic does not just mean garlic, you know. It means garlic scapes. Om nom nom garlic scapes.

Reminder: We are having a house concert on Friday, and I hope to see as many of you there as can make it! It has been too long!

Reminder: The BARCC Walk for Change is next Sunday, 4/22! Thanks to an extremely generous anonymous donor, I have made my goal, but the rest of Team Venture's still working towards theirs. SPONSOR US TODAY! And walk with us if you can!

Have you heard about the shit that went down at the BSFA awards and Eastercon in general? Here are some links. (This is not a sexual violence thing. Since it is me posting this, I feel like I should say that.)

My resistance is being overcome by my hunger. I leave you with this.

10th-Apr-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Emailed you a picture of a crappy desk you can have for free if you take it away. It's just a cheap student desk, but it's small and free and might work until you find the perfect desk!
10th-Apr-2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Ha! I was just going to suggest IKEA. Mine cost $40 since I like the fancy legs.
10th-Apr-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
That's what I was gonna suggest too. Mine is larger than you're requiring, I think, and it was $40.
10th-Apr-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Wedge's new desk was $25 at IKEA. About the same crappy wall space issue.
10th-Apr-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
I haven't a desk, but zOMG that clip is WIN!
10th-Apr-2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Have you tried searching for a "work bench" or "work table" instead of desk? My desk is perfect for me, but it wasn't sold in the office furniture section of the store. I picked it up from "garage/workshop" and it was the only desk-like-structure in the store that was only 4' wide but >30" deep.
10th-Apr-2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
OH, that is awesome! Ganking, sharing and passing all over the place.

Good luck on the desk. Just having moved a couple months ago, I SO get the Tetris moving in game. And my mother's piano is still in Oklahoma.
10th-Apr-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Garlic! Yay!

I recommend "Georgian Fire" and "Georgian Crystal." Nice big cloves, gives yummy scapes (note that only hardneck varieties do this), and you can save some cloves for next year and only buy your "seed stock" once.

I think we got ours from Seed Savers Exchange - I'll check with my husband and let you know. :) (Also, you do know that the time to plant garlic is in the fall, right?) Baker Creek is another great seed resource.
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