First and most certainly foremost, I want to wish the happiest of happy birthdays to my little brother, Thomas! Missing you buddy!
Secondly, an update on my ethical dilemma: I have stopped reading the version of War and Peace that I have in lieu of two things: my Father is attempting to send me installments of the book in PDF form AND my friend Gann has procured a copy which she is bringing with her when she visits Uganda! So in the meantime I’m reading Lamb by Christopher Moore and gearing up to re-read Order of the Phoenix. Legitimacy in tact!
Day 2: A Photo Tour of Your Desk
And thus begins the real distinctions made clear in this photo challenge. For, when in the states, I had my own desk to tour you around (an idea I borrowed from one of my best friends in the world, Hattie, who has not one but two blogs! you can check them out here and here). As I reside behind a few curtains in the living room these days, my desk is the table, my bed, my lap…you get the idea. So, in a fit of inspiration, I snapped the picture below of where I sit at the moment:
There is my sticker-covered* laptop (which really needs a name, by the way,any suggestions?), my current read (War & Peace), a scarf I frequently wear in my hair, my cell phone (a Nokia from the 90s. Be impressed, I know I am), a pen for writing down character names from War & Peace on my bookmark (it took my a bit to realize Princess Elena and Hélene were one in the same, as Tolstoy was trying to distinguish when the characters were speaking French and Russian), and a pencil for underlining phrases or ideas I find profound.
And of course, if you look closely, you might see the lens cap to the one and only Olympus Pen with which this photograph was taken. I’m madly in love with my camera; the specific phrase that comes to mind: “What are men compared to rocks and mountains? Or guacamole and fancy cameras?”
(That is what Mary Bennett says, right?).
current jam: “schi∫e” lady gaga
best thing in my life right now: earl grey tea.
last film watched: French & Saunders, A Very Potter Musical, High Fidelity
* the stickers on the interior include: a large sunflower, a t-rex, six threadless stickers (a pirate bunny and an astronaut carrying a boombox are included), an ALL CAPS sticker from the ROFLcoptor tour last summer, and an unused bandaid that reads: Mr. strong FEELS NO PAIN. On the exterior, one finds a Human Rights Campaign sticker, my name, a WMHC Radio sticker, and (new edition!) a “I ❤ Kampala” sticker complete with the Ugandan flag.