Now that, by default, I’m once again a songwriter by day and night, I decided to improve my work environment. The office/studio/catroom, though fairly large, serves a lot of purposes in one space and needed some organizing.
So I’ve spent much of the past few days cleaning up the office a bit. I had managed to let quite a bit of filing pile up, so I took care of that and then attacked a few bigger problems, like the magazine shelf. I recycled all our old issues of Entertainment Weekly. I realized that, of all the magazines we keep around for reference, there’s never been any reason to go back and look at an old issue of EW — or, well, actually, that’s not true. There was a reason once, but I couldn’t find the item I was looking for. Either way, they’re useless as reference tools. So they’re gone, as are a bunch of home furnishing and clothing catalogs. No money to spend, no point thinking about it.
Donated a huge pile of clothing I was planning to sell on eBay but concluded would not be worth my while as none of it was new with tags (but I kept the items that are NWT); managed to clear off several surfaces; got the Logitech USB notebook speakers working with the PowerBook (we bought them when I was doing the Indy gig and could never get sound to come out of them, but I figured out there was a system preference that needed to be set); and just generally made the place look better and be nicer to work in.
And even got some writing done first thing this morning, so my efforts are paying off.