Room Chills – The Unpacking

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A respectable part of the life of the average programmer is the maintenance of a good work environment.

if you think the above sentence is boring, do not lose hope. there are pictures at the end of this post!

One of the huge quandaries of the aspiring college student is what to do with all the stuff he (or she) needs while at college but has no use for while at home. Ex. A hot-pot, while indispensable at school in lieu of a microwave or oven, is utterly useless at home. Who wants hot-potted Ramen when Fettuccine Alfredo is just fourteen stair-steps away? (Fortunately for me, my hot-pot was “borrowed” and never returned… problem solved)

To keep my stress down, unpacking has always been sort of a game for me. It typically takes about three days from start to finish:

  • Day 1: Unpack and sort clothing, empty all suitcases, wail about everything I forgot to bring back
  • Day 2: Put all large items away, including books, bedsheets, and bokens. Everything else can be left strewn across the floor and electric keyboard
  • Day 3: Creative use of small spaces comes in handy, as papers, knick-knacks, and what-nots are shoved into tiny crevices, hopefully to be remembered at the end of the summer (if not, they will be pitched at the beginning of next summer)

The following pictures are an attempt at a panorama. Using gallery software with left/right navigation buttons, they almost look like they are shot from a spinning camera fixed in the middle of my room. On the blog, they just look like a bunch of pictures. If you are really, really yearning for that spinning sensation, I recommend you download Windows Live Photo Gallery.

I cannot be productive without a clean room. My parents will not let me. Nor will my perfectionist OCD-like brain. Thankfully, the dirty deed has been done for a few weeks now, and I finally feel at liberty to post of the events betwixt then and now. Stay tuned.

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