Most of my time over the last few weeks has been spent getting the next issue of the magazine ready for the designer and packing boxes. Smaller amounts of time have been spent at "surplus"--a big warehouse that is basically our only option for furniture where I work. #lifeatanonprofit (as a FB friend puts it)
Anyway, you have to go to surplus *MANY* times to actually find something. Most of the time, you just come across stuff like this:
I actually took this photo today. I had to go back to surplus to find a table for my printer, and I saw this desk up on the second level of shelves. It made me sad. The photo is bad, but basically this desk...leaning and missing a section...is one of the many fine items available for us in poor departments. Good times. At least it has all of the drawers and handles, so this is actually a nice piece...if you can find something to support that other side.
Still, over the months, I and my coworkers have managed to find some cool, not-so-damaged pieces. But it took some doing.
In other news...what have I been reading? Since my last post I have read:
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams by Philip and Carol Zaleski (audiobook)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee