Here's a question for all those given to casually perusing lifestyle magazines...have you ever noticed that in all the pictures of lovely homes, picture perfect work places and "the-kitchen-colors- are-so-great-that-you-will-feel-like-cooking -24/7"kitchens there is one thing conspicous by its absence? And that one thing ladies and gentleman defines our very existence. Where would the human race be without the miles and miles of wiring that it needs for its daily survival, I ask? How do the people who populate the Pottery-Barn-catalogue like homes light their three hundred dollar lights?Even the humble Ikea-catalogue-like kitchens don't seem to have one stray wire out of place.
Just in case you are wondering why I am ranting about this at precisely 1:34 AM, well I spent the better half of the last couple of hours cleaning up and a considerable amount of that was devoted to organising the bundles of wires that run from my latop to the surge protector, from the scanner to laptop, from the scanner to power source,from the room lamp to the power source, from the desk lamp to the power supply...I am sure you get the idea.
I really wanted my work station to like the dream in brown, totally inspirational workspace in the catalogue of Crate and Barrel. Unfortunately, like size 2 clothes even lifestyle magazines and furnishing store catalagoues are not made for real people. Real people have flab and real people have ugly wires sticking out from all their appliances.