Monday, February 12, 2007

A Whoreable Day!

Since I don’t really have anything of importance to say (like that’s new?), I thought I would give you a guided tour of my office. There really isn’t much to it, but like I said, my mind is bereft of substance at the moment, so here goes. By the way, I stole this idea from Within Without over at SNIPPETS FROM SPACESHIP ORION. If you haven't given him a read, you ought to, not only is he a fabulous writer, he's also a very nice guy and pretty darned cute, too!

This is my workspace. Here is where I write grants, administer the conservation practice loan account, manage the finances of the district and my very favorite thing, write the tri-county newsletter. If you are ever in a body cast and can't reach the remote to turn on re-runs of Gilligan's Island, but can reach your computer mouse, click here to read a copy.

This is the view from my desk. Not surprisingly, I neatened up the area for this photo. Usually there are loan folders, grant invoices, 310 permit applications, legal notices, maps, irrigation designs and miscellaneous other bits of paperwork covering it.

Here is my computer alcove (I like that word, don't you?). You will notice the ever-present cup of coffee, the speakers (because I jam at work) and of course the digital picture frame my son gave me. I love that thing!

Here is a view of the rest of the office. We kind of enjoy having plants around the place, as you might have noticed. Most of them were started from little sprouts, not even 3 years ago. Our soil technician has a very green thumb (which I keep asking him to wash, because, really...ewwww).

This, obviously, is part of the outside of the building; it probably wouldn't be a good idea to show more than that. Stalkers and all, ya know. Do you see the size of those snowflakes? It snowed all darned day long, again!

I will, however, show you a picture of a house that is very near my office. In addition to being a very neat looking old building, it has a great deal of colorful local history surrounding it. Back in the very early 1900's it was the local whore house.

29 comments:

Within Without said...

So is that the best little whorehouse in Montana?

Just kidding...

Fascinating, Laurie. Thanks for showing us the workplace, but don't you bring your cats in?

And, shucks, thanks for the kind plug... ;-)

Laurie said...

It isn't now, WW, but it might have been a hundred years or so ago.

And no, I don't bring my cats to work. They are really tough on house and office plants. And I'm also afraid someone might steal them. My cats are so wonderful that many people covet them (including you), so I'm not taking any chances. ;-)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you for the tour, Laurie. It appears to be a meat place to work and I love the outside photo, snow and all!

Within Without said...

How do you know what I'm coveting?

Laurie said...

Nick, it is an awesome place to work. I love my job and the people I work with.

WW, Don't men always covet...cats?

Within Without said...

Uh, no...I think they covet only felines of the feminine variety. That's all they really need.

Laurie said...

I stand corrected, and amused.

Mary said...

I kept reading and wondering what's the "whore" reference? Very clever subject line, Laurie :o)

Thanks for the view of your day. It looks like a nice, cozy, office atmosphere, and I imagine the people your work with are great.

Anvilcloud said...

I do understand about wanting to say something but not knowing what.

Dave said...

Thanks for the excursion into your world. It is always fun to see how others live and what they have around them. We were able to take a little peek into your life.
I love the plants.

NatureWoman said...

Your office space looks really nice - thanks for sharing it with us. And I love the house, even though it was a whorehouse!

Laurie said...

Mary, it is a great place to work. We are all upbeat people and work as a team. I love it. Glad you like the subject line...heh.

AC, maybe I need to take a blogcation?

Dave, the plants really brighten things, especially in the winter.

Naturewoman, it is a neat house. A local veterinarian lives there now.

Pam said...

Terrific office, thanks for the tour. I agree, plants brighten things up...and a little extra oxygen can't hurt.

I'm interested in your presentation, is there any way I might see it? A chance to learn something new

Laurie said...

Pam, after I finish, I can put it into a .pdf file. There won't be any dialogue with it so it will be just pictures and captions. Would that be okay?

Laura Elizabeth said...

Oooh! Love that house! Please come make my office as neat and tidy as yours. Pretty please?

JustJock said...

Any day with whores can't be horrible.

That house is to die for.

Animal doc, eh? Surely, he needs someone to live in that big ol' place. I know this guy with 16 cats who'd love to barter with him.

JustJock said...

apparently, I am retarded or blind. I NEVER can leave a comment on the first try. oh, no, I have to fill those letters in three or four times before I finally manage to get a comment to stick.

good thing I'm cool as a cucumber, eh?

Laurie said...

Laura, it is a pretty house. I'd sure like to see the inside. Please know that my desk isn't usually that tidy!

Jock, want me to ask him? And you have 16 cats? I only have 6! I keep telling HWDDD that there is a shortage in the house, but he doesn't agree.

And by the way, you are not the only one having a problem with the w.v. So in your honor (and mine cuz it really makes me mad when I have to type all those nonsensical letters in three or more times just to leave a comment on my own site) I no longer require verification.

MsLittlePea said...

Whorehouse! I love it!

I like the word alcove too--it sounds so romantic...

bonita said...

One of the things I learned about working full time, is that I could save on my heating bill when I was gone all day! Also, many social needs are met with employment, with fun conversations and banter. You are fortunate to spend your time is such a nice workspace...as a caregiver in assisted living, I spent a lot of my time in resident bathrooms. I have to laugh, that so many marvelous memories came from such a job.

bonita said...

Oh, I also wanted to ask, what is "HWDDD"? I haven't a clue what that means....

somewhere joe said...

Laurie, the words "alcove" and "coffee" are entirely complete in their appeal.

JJ - it's not you. Blogger never likes my first try, or the first verification it offers me.

Laurie said...

Mspea, I love giving directions to my work. "Take a left at the whorehouse." heh!

Bonita, it sounds as if you loved your work. I imagine you were really good at it. You're right, we have a lot of fun here. I absolutely love my job!

HWDDD stands for He Who Doesn't Do Dishes...I bet you can guess how he got THAT nickname.

Joe, I agree, of course I think coffee goes with just about anything...

Carol said...

Nice office, Laurie. One day I'm really going to have to figure out the picture thing so I can add some to my blog. My office is a little too small to photograph, but I'll give it a go!

ThomasLB said...

I'm not trying to start anything here, but it kind of looks like the prostitutes have a nicer office than you. ;o)

(I think Blogger is having some trouble with Word Verification. I had trouble on several sites this morning.)

Laurie said...

Carol, it isnt' difficult to post pictures(if I can do it, anyone can). There's a little button between the eraser and the spell check on the posting page. If you click on that it will open up a new dialogue box that will lead you through the process. I'd love to see your photos!

Thomas, do you think I should change professions?

Cathy said...

Laurie - Looks like a cozy productive environment AND I loved the news letter! Very professional looking and so much interesting information - I'm going to dip back inside and read more.

Laurie said...

Cathy, it is a wonderful place to work. We celebrate birthdays and holidays and enjoy spending time together even outside of the workplace. It's a great crew.

I'm so tickled you like the newsletter. I've put a lot of myself into it. When I started the position it was a 4 page letter, with few photos and no graphics to speak of. I'm pretty happy with the way it's turned out. Thank you so much!

Pam said...

I was more interested in the dialog, thought I might learn something, but would love the pics and only if it's not too much of an effort.