Friday 5: Space

From here.

  1. Of all the spaces in your residence, which is most powerfully your space?
    I live alone, so it’s all mine, but the bed, which I only use for sleeping, has to be the most mine. Sleep is such an intimate thing, something I’m thinking a lot about lately since this sleep study and subsequent sleep apnea diagnosis. Yes, I have it. Supposed to make arrangments next week to pick up the CPAP equipment and sit through the class on how to use it properly.
  2. What’s the most spacious space in your everyday life?
    My desk at work is in a rather spacious office. I get up all the time and pace about thirty feet in one direction and back. But I walk to work a few days each week, and some of that walking is through rather spacious areas. Lately I’ve enjoyed the way the Chinatown Cultural Plaza looks in the early predawn hours and have enjoyed walking through that section of town through which Nuuanu Stream passes.
  3. What’s a good song about space?
    A few that leap to mind: “Space Truckin'” by Deep Purple, “Interplanet Janet” from Schoolhouse Rock, “Space Lord” by Monster Magnet, “Satellite Sky” by Mark Heard, “Brain Damage” by Pink Floyd, “Lost in Space” by Avantasia, and “Stars” by the xx.
  4. What’s under your bed?
    Carpet! My boxspring is on the floor without a frame, and my mattress is on the boxspring. I like it this way because I’m short.
  5. What are your thoughts on typing one or two spaces after sentences?
    I learned to type on a typewriter, so one space seems weird to me even though I know wordprocessors space everything to be visually appealing with just one. Since we use one space officially in my workplace, I’m slowly learning to type just one space after a sentence, but it’s a very difficult adjustment.


  1. 1. Most powerfully my space. I thought walk-in closet but I have to keep the door closed because there is nothing more the cats love to do than shed on everything so I am going with bathtub. Cats are frightened of the mysterious rain dispenser. Spooky.

    2. Everyday spacious space. Other than the great outdoors, the garage at my place of work. I keep a pitching wedge and plastic golf balls in my locker for goofing off.

    3. A good song about space. Well, I don’t know a good song about space but I found a vinyl record that came absolutely free with the purchase of my house in the space underneath the basement stairs.「Future Games, A Magical Kahauna Dream」by Spirit.
    Some of the tracks have snippets of Hawaiian music. My niece’s favorite is 「Freakout Frog」. To me, it sounds like hippies.

    4. Tatami. This question is biased towards western-style furniture owners.

    5. Had to google to determine if this is legit.

  2. My parents have a tatami room in their house. It’s the best room. One day when I get rich and famous from writing for a non-profit organization, I’m going to have a whole tatami room too.

  3. 「One day when I get rich and famous from writing for a non-profit organization ….」

    You have a better chance of winning the lottery. Not because of your superior writing skills; the dearth of non-profit organizations needing writers.

    Yeah. I said it. Dearth.

    The only way people like us are going to make money is to resort to a life of crime. I will be your Bonnie to your Clyde.

    Unfortunately Hawai’i 5-0 is very effective catching out criminals. Extortion, kidnapping, embezzlement, blackmail …. felonies. And you hate ellipses …… and live on an island in the middle of the Pacific.

    Chance of escape is zero.

    My suggestion: Move to northern North America (current temperature 0°) , (Fahrenheit) where the banks are ripe for picking. Just as long as you have a snowmobile for the getaway car.

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