August 17, 2008

Room oN the 10th Floor

After you enter the building, take a ride up the elevator to the 10th floor (or if you're really ambitious take the stairs). Walk out the elevator and you'll see my door as you slightly hang a left.

View from my front door.

Take a step further in and you will get a wider view as you can see from this skewed sun faced shot.

Looking back to the front door. My kitchen. Everyone has propane gas stoves. Yes, I get to buy a little tank every time I need gas for my stove. So far I have only had to replace it...once. I don't cook often.

Across from the lovely kitchen is the ladies room. Rockin the plastic slippers are a must when walking upon this floor. You need them to wade through the puddle that merges next to the tub.

It took a few months before I actually put the shower curtain up. I used the same rod when I had nightwatch duty for those stinky pets (see DRAIN-O Works!). I had to defend myself it was very useful in the matter.

The Throne at it's Best.
Take a look to the (R) and you will see a yellow package with a napkin-like tissue in it. This is how T.P. is done. They do have rolls, but they're not as common. Don't you just LOVE the colors! Below the sink is a drain where I put my DRAIN-O to use. It also gets water broomed down it after every shower. Look for my trusty red broom on the (R). There's a small leak in the floor...I hope it holds up for at least one more year! cool eh.

The shelves...

This is my friend Mandy (interior designer). I asked her if she had any ideas of how I could rearrange to fit some chairs in (besides the ledge of my bed). Check out the picnic table cloth chillin in the background. mmmmhmmmm.

The only seating arrangement besides the floor. Here are Kelly Huang (L) and Kelly Tsai (R). If you look close, behind the girls, there is a pillow with a putrid green pillow case. Yup. When I first got here I couldn't resist getting the next best thing I could find...that was it.

.....And NOW....for some change.I moved the bed and got some chairs. The only original piece is the table. Underneath the table are some small bamboo stools (a common sight in homes). I made the green wall hanging which was inspired by a design from a cup and left over tissue paper from a lantern (which I converted into a light cover to tone down those darn florescent lights). I like it a lot.

My chairs face this lovely ensemble. Good times. OH the best thing is the water heater (silver dude on the L of the shelves) it is perfect to warm up your water for anything! I love it!

My Bed got a make over too. I love the cooler because it makes living up high in this sticky weather bareable. I was really hesitant to move my bed by the sliding doors, but got over it and am just consistent on the roach spray.

I thought I should you know...maybe get in a LIVING mag shot. Aside from it being a little dark and the tip of my desk chair it's not too... bad. Ha. p.s. where are the traps? Hint: there are 2

This is how I like it...organized with a little mixed genre of things like...a stove. A few who know me say I should consider the whole personal assistant thing... maybe when I go into business I'll let you know eh!

Looking straight ahead from the sliding glass doors. When people say BBQ...they're refering to that little metal pan I got goin on that ledge with a little charcoal brick to go with it.

Looking down from the 10th floor out into the plethora of buildings. Depsite the close proximity of everything my surroundings are...interesting and it's nice to see something different.

NO more coin op unless I need something dry in a hurry. I've only had to replace the gas tank (for bath/kitchen) once. I haven't needed warm water since... June. But by the end of September I will put it back to use. Look for more traps. Hint: there are 2

Looking Right

Looking Left

This is Ben. It's nice to see a little life amongst concrete surroundings.

Today Ben brought a Misses.


Razzle Dazzle Mom said...

Love your place! So fun to see! Love the updates too, and your art, awesome! When you go into business, I need help! lol

Kathryn said...

Love it Gina!!! Way to go. It looks you live by yourself? I am so happy and proud of you! Love you!

The Sorensen Bunch said...

It looks so clean and organized, even amidst your trap and roach comments!Aren;t blogs great for this very reson, you will not forget a thing about your time there!too bad we did not do a post on the gridley pad!

The Sorensen Bunch said...

and Lucky

Charie said...

So great to see where you are living and the surrounding area. It does make it more real to see it, know that you are living by yourself, and working with beautiful kids. It is just awesome. YEAH FOR BLOGGING!!!

Thank you for doing really is a great way for me to feel connected to you everyday.

I just signed up for blogger reader so I know when you have updated your blog :) PERFECT!

your comment on our blog was very sweet and made me smile.

Trisha said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on the blog...very insightful and I appreciated it.

Your place looks great!