Sunday, July 6, 2008
Two Things Challenge: Work / Book
This week's Two Things Challenge was Work / Book. I thought about shooting photos of my backyard, which is currently a work in progress, but it's too embarrassing. Then I thought about taking pictures of office buildings downtown, but that seemed sort of dull, especially since most D.C. architecture of the newer office building variety is so unextraordinary.
Instead what I went with is my desk. I work from home as a writer and editor and this is where I do my work. Note the green English-to-German dictionary on my desk. It's part of a two volume set I bought when I lived in Austria. It's been getting a little bit of use recently as I've been leaving comments on April's blog in German.
This second picture is the book I'm currently reading, among others (I have about six in my pile I'm working on, not to mention the to-be-read pile I have with about 25 books in it. And then there are all the books in my library I've read parts of, but need to read all of....) I'm a little late coming to the Harry Potter party, but I'm making up for it. I've read The Sorcerer's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, and The Prisoner of Azkaban in the last month and just started The Goblet of Fire yesterday afternoon. This is a picture of the latter on my bed, which is where I do most of my reading.
And finally, here are work and book combined. Again, a shot of my desk, but in this one you can see my notebook to the left of my MacBook. This is where I write notes about things I'm working on. It's also where I keep important information. In truth, I should probably keep that little workbook under lock-and-key.
There you go. A little glimpse into my work life and what I'm reading!
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 7/08