Time for a question! It’s simple. I’m mihow. I currently sit at a gray desk in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. To the fine folks who leave comments here regularly and bring me daily fits of joy and laughter, I was thinking it’d be nice to know where it is you write from. So, where? Just a curiosity, really. I don’t want to scare anyone. And the lurkers? I guess you fine folks can just do what it is you’re good at, and say nothing.
Edited to add: Where do you write from? Help me improve my geography.
(I was trying for a map of the world but instead I’ll just appear entirely nationalistic and put up the U.S.A! [and Canada, who is apparently shrinking]).
I mean, just NE of the Capitol in WDC.
You’re a hot martian.
Chicago. West Loop.
I’m a quasi-lurker, but…
from a fake wood desk in Harrisburg, PA.
See! I did not know that! :]
And you’re not a lurker. You’re a main character, dearie.
I grew up in New Cumberland, PA. I love Pennsytuckey.
at 17th & M in Washington, D.C., in a wooden cube originally designed for typewriters 30 yrs ago.
i can not help but to but in and pipe up. :)
PENNSYLTUCKEY EN LA CASA!
I write from a desk crammed into the corner of my guestroom in Somerset, New Jersey. I am currently still in my pajamas.
Me too! No jobs rule! ;)
From Washington DC…in a non-descript office building at 15th and F…
I’m in Waterloo, Ontario, just a wee drive from Toronto.
damn dude, you’re my neighbor.
I’m at work for a toy company in East Aurora, NY (about 15 miles southeast of Buffalo). This pic was taken from my office window last winter … (pic is on my dad’s blog/site)
Girl27, I wish you were closer. You make me laugh muchly.
(That last comment about the neighbor, was directed at Bsmith).
Look on the bright side everyone…you could be from here…
GotJesus, Super image. Thanks!
Cold up yonder, eh?
You’re kidding!! I live in New Cumberland!! Where did you grow up?? Does scbob still live here?
And, they sell the State College sticky buns in our local Giant!!
Only 8 months a year.
We lived in…. crap! what was it called? Timber Ridge? I think that sounds right. I went to Fairview Elementary School. (Moved before high school years).
My family lives in State College. (We moved to North Carolina for a bit and then back up to PA again).
me, I type from a lovely beige cubicle in an office on dc’s capitol hill.
Eees not so far, Mihow. You and Toby (and Freakgirl and Megan and Lake and GotJesus? and, well, everyone)will have to visit the big city one day, and I’ll take you out for drinks. Then you can laugh directly AT me! :)
::taps fingers on desk, waiting for the DC invite…::
crap. look at all that wasted space.
NYC, from a door being used as a desk, cheap bastards. Megan, where about in the West loop?
at least you have the really cheap version of the Aeron, chandler, even if you are still trapped in someone’s silly dotcom fantasy world where RSI and CTS are romanticized as battle scars…
i’m in adam’s morgan, in a robe, cussing the world because the coffee shop is AT LEAST 300 yards from here and that just isn’t right.
Faux mahogany desk in an office with a god awful glass door in Houston, Texas
Eurotrash present as off now! I’m writing from the Netherlands and I am at work, but about to go home, because my working day is over. That’s timezones for ya.
Chandler, on Monroe & Ashland. Did you live here?
Texas! WOOP! I want to visit Texas some day.
And there’s someone from Europe too! Wooohoooo!
Any asian folks out there?
Texas can be really pretty, but it’s also hot. Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot. The heat sucks. I can’t wait for vacation.
I bet it’s not raining there. I bet if it does it doesn’t do it for 27 days straight. GOD DAMNIT!
Representing the O dot – writing from Ottawa, Canada not the Illinois one…
megan, indeed i did. I went to UIC and lived there for a while, it still feels like home.
NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN.
Yo was up, I live on the mean streets of Cobble Hill Brooklyn. Let me send a shout out to the Kings Coünty Crüe, PEACE! Fresh for 2003 you suckahs.
Doors for desks? Chandler you must work for a non-profit or something.
No, Mihow it isn’t raining here, but we are in a drought. We’ve had one rain in the last 45 days.
“Chandler you must work for a non-profit or something.”
I will be laughing all the way to the coffee shop over that one.
Another lurker here. Chicago!
yeah that was written for you.
i was crying when i wrote it.
k. you Canadian folks may have to correct me. Not sure I know where you are. So if I circle the wrong area, please flog me.
I’m still enjoying “what a small world” news! When was the last time you were back here? (Now I can’t stop singing that damn song, either.)
Girl27, I’d invite you and everyone else to come here to have a drink, but, as Mihow can attest—you’d be REALLY bored!
girl27, I can’t find me no Waterloo.
AccuWeather in beautiful State College PENNSYLVANIA – there is no “tuckey” here!
Lake, I was never bored in Coakley’s.
oh yes! Politti’s Pizza YUM! Eat there. For me. Yes.
Mihow, try looking for Kitchener. We’re sometimes called Kitchener-Waterloo. But us Waterloo folks hate Kitchener. Nothing but dirty bums there.
Lana,I think Ottawa must only be boring if you live there. Looks like heaps of fun from over here. You’ve got Starling, Kathleen Edwards, and a cool Tulip Festival! (A good friend of mine just played the festival a few weeks ago..)
Girl27, I used to drive past you on my way to Toronto from Detroit. woop!
Very good point scbob!! You can’t beat being able to walk to a place with Guinness on tap! Or a movie theatre where you can get a ticket, popcorn and soda all for less than $10. Maybe its not so bad here after all…
Another lurker, from Indianapolis.
Can I make a couple of comments on lurking? Quite awhile back you said something about “damn lurkers” that made me feel a bit like a Peeping Tom (kinda true, I confess).
But I lurk only because I have little or nothing to contribute/relate to your life situation (dumb phrase).
I lead a very different life than you (much older) and find your life, and comments thereof, a whole bundle of interesting, poignant, funny, silly, profound, more.
Strange this blog thing.
Good luck with house…relationship…life.
Mike the Mick
”…put up the U.S.A! [and Canada, who is apparently shrinking]”
Damn, I hate when that happens. Plus, it looks as if a blue sock got mixed in with the wash ‘cause they’re all tinged, and stuff.
My library, cowering under stacks of books that threaten to topple, almost as far west of crummy old Chicago as I can get without falling into Iowa.
This is what I see when I get close to town:
Lake, I confused you with Lana. I couldn’t understand why she thought Ottawa was boring!!
So, nothing happens in Harrisburg? Ever?
Nothing too exciting as long as I’ve lived here! Thank goodness Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore are close!
There really isn’t much here at all. Its pretty, and safe, but dull as could be. But Hershey is near by—the whole town smells like chocolate!
I went to Hershey once on a family trip out East. Loved the Hershey Kiss street lamps.
depends on how one understands profit. if by “profit” you mean deeply rewarding and always exciting, world-a-better-place type stuff, then yes, i work at a not-for-profit :]
They have a mock street lamp in “Chocolate World” where you can get your picture taken to look as though you are sitting on it.
Megan I’ll be in Chicago in July for the All-Star game!
Lake, Again, something happens there every once in a while – How about Three Mile Island? Now that was exciting. That is the reason Mihow’s younger brother is so smart. He’s radiated from birth.
Lake, I wonder if that coincides with the 100th anniversary of Harley Davidson in Milwaukee which I’m going to. If it does, then that sucks.
I just returned from a work, pizza party. Gonna update the map now.
right now, chandler is thinking of pizza party jokes… too bad it isn’t wednesday.
welcome, Mike the Mick. :] feel free to comment any time you’d like.
You all lived here when TMI melted? I see it everyday on my drive to work and always wonder what that might have been like. After 9/11 ‘they’ gave us pills to take in case of radiation exposure.
A few years ago half of the bridge to City Island washed away – that was sort of interesting to see!
When is the Harley celebration?
Ooh – York, only 20 miles away, has the only Harley manufacturing plant in the country.
An second story office overlooking the glorious Target parking lot in Memphis, Tennessee…
Yet another lurker…this one from Atlanta :)
Do I hear a Florida?
Yet another lurker.
I write from Richmond, Michigan, a small farm town. I feel like Mike the Mick does. ‘Cept I’m a 21 year old college student. I love reading the comments, but often have nothing to say. I find Freakgirl’s blog amusing as well.
But everyone has something to say…
my desk in my apt. looks out over the beautiful New Hampshire Ave in Washingon DC.. approx. The length of Meridian Hill park away from Ms.Mihow and Senor TobyJoe, both of whom I dont see enough of, but now that it is summer…
Mihow, I missed you! I have been a little busy with a baby and I have not been able to get online!
Would you like to see some pictures of our little one??
while coloring in Ohio, I thought to myself… what’s that weirdly shaped state to its right and down?
I had to look it up. Ahhhhhh sweet, mishapen West Virginia.
Mihow, this was such a neat idea. I might steal it for my blog tomorrow, if you don’t mind. Of course I shall give you proper credit.
yay!! im on/off the map! heres a map of peru…yes, we have a state called mother of god. and speaking of misshapen, ayacucho kinda looks like a rabbit…
I lurk from a cube in the depths of 1330 Conn. Ave.
Erm, that’s in DC ;)
mark down one more for Brooklyn!!
(but i grew up in Connecticut, if that helps fill out that map at all… and i think maybe i’ve lurked from there once or twice)
Rachel, I lovelovelove the name of your blog.
i know where that Target in Memphis is at!
(or one of them anyway)
myself—earlier, 3rd floor of the world’s most generic office building in Columbia, under an air vent freezing my ass off.
now, home in annapolis
am i too late to play?
i usually write from 18 stories up over downtown St. Paul MN (my house), unless i write 12 stories up over downtown Minneapolis MN (work).
Of course you’re not too late! Actually, I think I may leave it up through tomorrow. So bring em on!
Aw, Illinois is where Chicago is, baby doll. ;)
you know, last night (because I don’t have enough to think about in the middle of the night) I woke up with this thought, “I FUCKED UP ILLINOIS!”
Damn. See? I just moved you to Michigan for a day. How was it?
And, not that it matters now because I’ve already gone and embarrassed myself, but I do actually know that Chicago is in Illinois.
you know, last night I was watching CSI and I thought, suddenly, “I FUCKED UP SOMETHING!”
I just moved you, Henry and Lyndsy to Michigan for a day. How was it?
And, not that it matters now because I’ve already gone and embarrassed myself, but I promise that I do actually know that Chicago is in Illinois.
I’m writing from Laurel, Maryland.
Flat-iron district, Manhattan.
I’m a pretty regular lurker.
I used to write from an office that looked like Central Perk a block from the ferry dock in downtown Seattle. Now, and for the last month, I’m in a very utilitarian 1950s office building at 18th and Mass. N.W. D.C. with a view to an apartment building courtyard. Nice weather today, hopign for sunbathers.
DaveJ, are you here to stay?
And Damn! I was hoping to color in the State of Washington. :]
Malta, Malta, hells, bells and smells Malta. And extra credit to you if you can locate the place without recourse to an atlas :)
yeah, ok. I dunno. Your url reads “dairyland” but I’m thinking you’re not in the U.S.A.
Here to stay. New job. New apartment in a couple weeks. As David Bowie would say, “Traaaaaans-ition.”
Malta is in the Mediterranean.
Brava! Imagine a small island about thirty or so miles south of Sicily, and, er,…there you have it.
No shit! That’s super cool. You should send a photo….
A photo of your view, not yourself. Sorry ‘bout that.
i lurk from inside a giant cement block in the abyss of stripmalls that is rockville, md.
ah, i remember when i considered spending my days in a giant cement block in rockville.
thankfully i snapped out of it.
I’m sitting at my desk which is located right next to my sliding glass door to the backyard, which is located in Toronto, Ontario. It’s sunny today. Our dollar is now worth 0.73 of your dollar. Life is good.
I’m sure there’s still a desk open back there if you change your mind, Toby.
Megami, I just hope that my dollar is much stronger than yours and that SARS is a thing of the past when I come to your city for the film festival in September!
Ooh! Missy, if you’re coming for that, we’ll have to meet you downtown for a coffee or a big glass of booze! Get in touch with me if you’re interested; I’d love to meet if you’re okay with that sort of thing. We will protect you from SARS.
I guess you could call me a lurker as well…ugh. That sounds so creepy….
Anyway, I am currently living in Centreville, VA (close to Dulles Airport), I moved out here almost two years ago. Before that i was living off of Belmont Rd. in Adams Morgan in DC. Talk about culture shock!!!!!
However my biggest change will be taking place at the end of August when I will be moving out to San Francisco. So, I will leave it up to you to choose which state to color!
I’m being spied on at 3rd and G NW.