TOP will be off today whilst* I take care of some pressing life administrative details.
Why not check out a recent post you might have missed, such as:
Shared Photographs: sharing is a two-edged sword
Using custom modes on your camera effectively
TOP interviews a man of wealth and taste (National Geographic and the Devil)
Or yesterday's post about good photo-education books.
Is that enough? You can find more in the Archives.
And a brief update: they say that when people buy a new house, they tend to overcompensate for the shortcomings of the old one. As I was scanning through these older posts I noticed that back in September I wrote:
There is currently no comfortable place in the house to sit, which, although temporary, is a shortcoming. I have dining-table chairs—no dining table yet; it's being built by the Amish—but no couches or stuffed chairs. The famous orange couch from my last new house was midcentury-modern style. It worked well in that house but would not have looked right in this one. I gave it to Xander, and it is now occupying the living room of his rented group house back in Wisconsin where he goes to college. Before winter gets here, I am probably going to need some furniture.
But there is still time. I will work on it.
My old-old house in Waukesha was not set up for visitors. There were almost no chairs even for Xander and me. The lack of seating was symbolic of a reticent, semi-reclusive, closed-down life, I'm afraid.
I'm happy to report not only that the new Mennonite (not Amish) made-to-order mission-style couch is here, but that my new house, when it's finally all outfitted, will have FORTY places for people to sit. Four-oh. That includes no fewer than twelve chairs outside. (That does count three per couch, which is not typically how people use couches; a couch or sofa should ordinarily be counted on to seat two.)
Is that a photogenic couch, or what? Quarter-sawn oak and "paprika" leather. And a superb bargain, as well. I got it from Horning Chair Shop in Penn Yan (1657 Stiles Road, Penn Yan, New York, 14527, 315/536-2042—no website, but c'mon, they're Mennonite—they often travel by horse and buggy!) and thanks again to the unidentified reader who tipped me about them (it was in a comment, and I can't find it now). Thanks as well to Alvin and Andrew. Horning Chair Shop has been great.
I love the rug, but it's a $100 Lowe's special and it's aging before my very eyes. I fear it might not last as long as I'd like it to.
Well, now I appear to have written a post, despite intentions. Well, okay, then, so I'm going to have to take the rest of the day for personal business. See you tomorrow.
*Ailsa loves it when I try to speak English. She heaps scorn on me for trying to be a bloke.
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David Miller: "Your use of 'whilst' is perfectly good English, Mike, but blokes don't say 'whilst.' Chaps say 'whilst.' (But keep at it, your efforts are admirable.)"
Ailsa: "Careful, Mike, or I'll start accusing you of bolloxing things up...."
Mike replies: That would leave me gobsmacked.