Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Soft Blue Glow HNT

I'm not sure what happened, but I woke up on Saturday like a man possessed. After taking care of the morning man-ritual, I walked into my back room. Ah, the back room... In other apartments, it would be known as the master bedroom. Not that it's that big, but far more room than the second bedroom. Where others might have seen where to put their bed and nightstands and how to arrange the walk-in closet, I saw music room!! I have collected mucho crap in that regard. I have a spinet piano and two electric pianos in there. And a synthesizer. And my entire desktop set-up so that I could use my music programs to write fantastic arrangements for the band. And still had room to spare for a small desk, a small bookcase and elbow room to use it as a practice room. And the closet could hold my file cabinets, my boxed-up LPs, and all the stuff that I'd collected professionally from my teaching days.

As the years have gone by, the room has changed. The pianos are still there, but they're not used (the main drawback to apartment living--no chance to bang on the piano as stress relief). The fake Christmas tree is in its box on top of a microwave cart that I somehow inherited. Stacks of papers that should be in file cabinets that I've never gotten around to organizing. More little bits of furniture from the family that has somehow made it to me because they think I might be able to use it, rather than get rid of it for $10 at the spring garage sale. Think "Hoarders", but not quite that bad. And the iMac that has been pretty much unused since buying the laptop in 2007. It's much more efficient to surf the web in the living room using wireless while I'm sort of watching TV. As a result of all this, my music room became the storage room.

Back to Saturday... I walked in for some reason, and it just hit me. I had to clean that room out. Ignore the fact that it was going to be a gloriously nice day outside--I wasn't going to leave the apartment until that room was clean! I went to the store to buy some milk. ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON!

It's simultaneously disgusting and uplifting to do a major overhaul like that. I packed away instruments. I found long-lost treasures. I tossed stuff out that day that, on any other day, I would have kept. I went through 3 different cleaning rags. I took three garbage bags out to the dumpster. I made no headway into the closet, though. Baby steps, people. Baby steps!

But best of all, I've reacquainted myself with my iMac. It's been far too long. My Powerbook and I have been having issues with each other, primarily because it's just gotten filled up. And no, it's not dirty pictures! So I fired her back up, got her loaded with all the pertinent updates, and have been spending more time in the back room with her. I even bought a new router for her!

I've decided that I'm going to become a two-computer geek at home. Pictures and music, as well as blogpage work will stay on the iMac. Chatting and surfing (for the most part) will be on the Powerbook. Hopefully this will work out well. I did find out Tuesday night while uploading OHNTs that I prefer to work in a dark room, with only the glow of the screen lighting the room. And it offered the opportunity for some new pics!




"Life is a cartoon. The trick is knowing when you are the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, the road, the cactus, the desert, the canvas, the brush, the paint, or the artist. After all that, remember to smile, it is a cartoon after all."
— KC Anton


This week's Mystery Guest has chosen to not reveal herself this week. But if you might be able to find her somewhere else!







There's some great pictures over at "...the Other HNT" this week (just like any other!). You guys are getting better about leaving comments. Thanks! I've been hearing back from some of them with their appreciation. Keep it up! Also as usual...NSFW!
You may have noticed that I put up one of those Formspring thingies over there in my sidebar. It's a way to anonymously (or not) ask me questions. I won't answer them here. You'll have to click the link for the answers. I've been less than inspired here recently, so hopefully someone might spark an interesting topic. And please...try to come up with something more original than a sex question. I'd like to think you guys are a tad more cerebral than that!
You might check out the OsShirt site, too! The shirt is apparently planning its summer schedule, and should be seen around a good number of blogs soon. The blogsite is still behind, but catching up! Should be current by the middle of Spring, though!

76 comments:

Southern Sage said...

MG is absolutely stunning and I love the effect.

Mines up with a very special guest everyone should adore.

Elle said...

Spring cleaning, Os? Once you're done yours, you're welcome to help me with mine :P

I'm up!

frenchiestories said...

I love that idea that "life is a cartoon" So true!

I'm up with my post Happy HNT!

Loverboy said...

Alabaster Legs is up this week~!
Pop on over and say hi :]

Happy HNT all~!

the eternal list said...

slammin' pic, os

i'm down for anything animated in any way!

i'm up

Osbasso said...

Be sure to see Autumn's chest!

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

Vixen said...

Hate doing it but once it's finished- spring cleaning is so totally satisfying!

Love your pic :)

I'm up!

His Dirty Girl said...

Been enjoying checking out all the HNT posts for a while. Now, I am up with my first ever HNT!

Kimberly said...

I love the therapy of digging out a room!

I am up - HHNT!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

You dirty dirty man you......

Mg - love it!

I am up....

Emmy said...

I'm up!

And I am one of those people that has a love-hate relationship with spring cleaning. Love your picture though.

And the MG's too! :)
~Emmy

Sexie Sadie~ said...

I am diggin the disembodied O's head :)

Happy HNT! I am up!

xo~Sadie

Sweet Tart said...

Up and suffering for you...

Happy HNT!

Ms Scarlett said...

I got bit by the spring cleaning bug too... emptied 2 closets before it wore off!

Loving your pic... the lighting is perfect! And that MG is lovely... simply gorgeous.

I'm up - revealing secrets!

XO

Osbasso said...

Jobthingy is all pink and girlie!

http://jobthingyhnt.blogspot.com/

Daniel said...

We're up! Happy HNT, all...

xo
-d.

Curvaceous Dee said...

Oh, I know all about that cleaning bug ...

I'm up, with a stunning underground train station (and boobies, too): Britomart HNT.

xx Dee

Get8More said...

Now that is one GREAT HNT!

Margaret said...

Cool pic, Os. :)
And the MG is fun.

I am up.

peace...

Richard, Shhh... said...

I know the Mystery Guest, I know the Mystery Guest!!! For ONCE, Yay! I'd LOVE to do her clicky Knockers! I'm going nekkid twice today myself -- one of them is Full Monty! And a very interesting Sperm story from Craig's List! U wanna be a Donor w/ NSA? Read!!

13messages said...

You take the most interesting pictures. Reading about your cleaning up is almost motivating me to think about maybe going through my stuff and tidying up a bit. Almost. :)

I'm up tonight as well.

Sheba said...

Spring cleaning? It is Spring isn't it..almost...oh where to find the time.

Well after a few months away we are back to HNT! Enjoy!

Midwestern City Boy said...

We are still indoors but we are up at Married in Ohio.

Happy HNT everyone!

Tepid said...

I'm looking into why i'm NOT up...was scheduled for 12:01 eastern. grrr.

GREAT pic Os! And I love the special effects on the MG pic! What fun! One of these days I'll figure out how y'all do the click thru pics. that's a spiffy trick.

Coy Pink said...

Hooray for purging and cleaning! I need to do a little spring cleaning of my own.

My HNT is up: http://www.coypink.com/2010/03/10/hnt-crimson/

isadorablaque said...

Hi all! My second foray into HNT is up http://bit.ly/8X66Mt I am excited to be a part of this! Woo Hoo!

Cheeky Minx said...

Yet another newbie (and former lurker) joining in the fun. But feeling a little nervous all the same!

Love the pic and the tale of your inspiriting spring clean. If only you could bottle that kind of motivation…

padme amidala said...

Happy HNT Os. We are up with a schoolgirl caning picture this week for HNT. :) Enjoy!
http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/
Hugs,
padme

moresexchocolateandredlipstick said...

You look very serious Os! Cheer up :)

Love the effect of the MG!

I'm up - this time it's Prince Charming showing off!

Happy HNT!

---Amy xxxx

not2shy said...

I'm up. If I'm not in the picture, it needs a closer look.

I recently set up a music room. It's still quite tidy. I must take an HNT pic in there.

heelsnstocking said...

im up and on OHNT for a tad more naughty slice of this weeks debauched fun... so many sexy peeps on here! loving it x

Happy HNT xx

Hopelessly In Love said...

I am the same way about a project .. once I start.. I have to finish!

We are trying to wake up .. come visit!


Happy HNT !

Laura said...

Ah...the music room. I'm not a musician myself, but I spent 13 years dating musicians, so I'm quite familiar with music rooms and all their debris and how it builds up.

Love the picture...

I'm up...early, woohoo!! I can't thank you enough for HNT. I'm having such fun with it...

Maggie said...

Great shot of you! So...pensive?

I'm up.

Scintillectual said...

I was up early last night...to early to post that I was already up before I went to bed! Congrats on cleaning out the back room — isn't getting rid of "stuff" positively freeing and cathartic?

http://scintillectual.com/?p=414

Dangerous Lilly said...

I'm playing along this week...

MinorityReport said...

I really like the effect you have on your photo this week.
HHNT.

I'm up...a bit later than usual. :)

The Covert Lover said...

I can relate Os, as I do not have a master bedroom - I have a "craft room" with a bed and nightstand stuck in it. No dresser even - all my clothes are in the two closests. But mine will stay that way until either somebody moves the hell out of my house! :)

Love your pic - very dramatic!

I'm up of course.
HHNT!

HyperSexualGirl said...

You look like a famous composer in that picture. What a fantastic image!

I'm up.

Hubman said...

Getting a jump start of spring cleaning? We need to do a little of that. Though moving every few years (or so it seems!!!) helps keep the clutter down.

MG is hot, I hope to find her elsewhere and learn who she is!

I'm up and relaxing this week. Hubman's Hangout

(fingers crossed that I didn't mess up the HTML....)

Salt and Pepper said...

We're up this week. Love the MG shots.

Jade said...

I haven't got the spring cleaning bug yet, but I am thinkling it will hit me soon, with this lovely weather we're having!

I'm up (early for once) and continuing my hands theme, with the other "hand" in my life.

HHNT!

http://piecesofjade.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/hnt-a-different-hand/

viemoira said...

That's a very serious picture of you Os! I like the creative mystery guest as well! HHNT and I am up!

Joanna Cake said...

OMG, that picture is just amazing Os! So sexy :)

I know that 'I have to clear this' feeling very well. It's very cathartic isnt it? A '3 rags and 3 garbage' clean is MAJOR!

Im late, as usual, but Im UP! Ive had a few mouseover issues, so if it doesnt work, please click the other picture x

nitebyrd said...

Cleaning? UGH!

That picture is really wonderful. You're looking amazing!

Polt said...

I'm up!

HAPPY HNT!

Jobthingy said...

ah.. nothing like a spring clean. i dont do it very often LOL.

youre welcome to come here and clean my place anytime. ill even feed you

great pic hun :)

im up, as we know. HHNT

Mr. Smith said...

Happy Thursday! Were up.

Ell said...

You are more handsome than ever dear O! Happy HNT to you my dear.

I'm up too. Pics done on my old faithful iMac.

The Zaftig Chicks said...

The Zaftig Chicks are up but we're having difficulty hearing you!

Happy HNT!

http://www.zaftigchicks.com

April said...

This is my first time playing!

Happy HNT!

Molls said...

Pictures of pictures this time around.

thedirtysideofus said...

I am up and being a little cheeky too!

thedirtysideofus said...

I am up and being a little cheeky too!

Genevieve said...

I love the show Hoarders. Always feel like I need to be dusting while it's on. LOL
The effect of a dark room with just the screen for light is terrific!

The cartoon MG is very cool!

I'm UP ...
and have an orchestra theme you might like?!

pathofpassion said...

Missed a few weeks, but I´m up agian.

Happy HNT to all of you

Black Matrixx

Essin' Em said...

Love the MG picture.

I'm up with a picture for my lover :) HHNT y'all!

Tsunade said...

This is the first of what will hopefully be many HNT's - thank you for allowing me to participate!

Perrin said...

Our HNT

Luka said...

I am inspired by your efforts to overhaul a similar room of my own. When none of the drawers will close or the doors shut on any of the cupboards you know it's time to have a clear out.

Oh yes, and I have HNTed this week, as spring has sprung and I have new mega pants.

~Tina said...

Master-piece HNT! http://www.dysfunctionaldisaster.com/2010/03/master-piece.html

~Tina said...
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MIbowhunter said...

IM up and at them ,thanks.happy HNT.i wonder if people remember me?!

Oasis said...

The best part about having two computers is that you always have another one handy when the one you're currently on craps out on you!

I'm up.

Kyle said...

I'm up.. Happy HNT

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=3139

raspberryswirly said...

Such an uninspired contribution this time because I'm not feeling so hot, but it's up anyway!

Pure Temptation said...

OK..call me a goof..I thought I left a comment early this morning but I guess it didn't save.

So here I am again:) I'm up!

vanimp said...

What a bloody long week *flop* Mines UP :D xx

Chickie said...

Awwww, I loved the words when mousing over "small desk". Too cute!

Your photo reminds me of those old-fashioned photos that were printed on tin. Neato.

The MG sure had an interesting photo idea!

Us said...

It's a pain to sort and clean but nice to have finished. We were supposed to be spring cleaning out the basement today but got sidetracked. As usual.

I'm up. Late, but better late than never.

~ His marie

JerseySjov said...

I'm back after a long long time. And I'm late! Hopefully someone stops by to say hello :)
http://jerseysjov.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-clothes.html

Dana said...

I just wanted to stop by and say "Hi!" *waves*

It's good to see you making such positive changes and that photo of you speaks volumes!

jesseebeth said...

Once again belated LOL

http://jesseebeth.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/belated-hnts/

BTExpress said...

Great picture of you. You look so sophisticated.

BTExpress said...

Have you invited the Os shirt to my pool party in August. I'm sure he'll have a great time.

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