Super tiny boarding house style studio apartment, unfurnished

I’ve moved. Not entirely because I wanted to, and yet, here I am. In a $750 studio apartment in the Bay Area. Some would call it The Dream.

Studio floor plan
The floor plan. Big room = office, bedroom, dining room. Small room = kitchen. Bathroom and shower are to be found down the hall.

Room #1: Everything! Because this is a studio!

Super tiny studio apartment
The view from the door. Love the light. The view? I let you know how the naked people look.
Studio apartment closets
Stage Right. That is, look to your left. Double closets: one with doors, one without; site of future dresser and library respectively. Also, strange mystery cubes which have been painted shut. Better believe I’ll get those open.
Studio apartment
Stage left. Primary features: wall where bed lives, door to kitchen, door to closet.
Studio apartment closets
That would be the front door. Closet door to the left.

Room #2: The kitchen!

Entering the kitchen, looking to the left.
Built-in cabinets
And to the right. You can’t tell, but the fridge is smaller than average, and that built-in is HUGE.
Studio apartment medicine cabinet, above the kitchen sink.
Cute little medicine cabinet, above the kitchen sink.
Mystery valve
Strange valve coming out of the floor, exactly where I’d like to put my desk.
Kitchen shelf and hooks
Crazily tilting kitchen shelf. By the way, see that open window in the back ground; yeah, landlord says never to close that. Hmmmmm….
tiny windows
Tiny windows, wavy glass. You’ve got to love the details.

Bad Teacher

Guess I need to start vetting art books better before I bring them into class. One of my fifth graders discovered a photo of a live pig with the word ‘fuck’ spray painted on it’s side during our half hour reading time yesterday.

Another student insisted that a group photo of French street artists included several who were “showing their privates.” However I contend that those are just the kind of shorts French people wear.

Needless to say, the art books are extremely popular during reading time.

What happened?

Well…school. I’m still here. Just slightly less bored, and slightly over registered.

In the three(ish) weeks since I’ve logged in, I’ve read roughly 12 chapters in four text books, about 35 journal articles and miscellany, and 2 lessons of French, none of which warrants much comment. So far, it’s not actually too challenging or too interesting, which may be a bad sign…but after all a semester is only 14 weeks.

My next non-required reading will be The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, by my old SLC classmate Benjamin Hale (yay Ben!). I haven’t even cracked it yet, but given all the buzz around this book (it’s been all over the industry newsletters for the past 18 months, and now that it’s out reviews are hitting all the time) it wouldn’t me surprised if it makes some of the awards lists this year. Pretty awesome…