With regard to the "Man coming out of a manhole" in the second photograph, I tend to forget it's there, but there have been several occasions when I've looked up to see someone walking into my office -- and they've glanced down and gasped and leapt back out of the office again and I've thought "what's wrong with them?" before I've realized what's happened (I can't see the man on the floor from my desk when I'm sitting down).
With regard to the ceramic tin cans shown in picture #12, the reason I'm interested in ceramics at the moment is that one of my (many) background hobby projects is to make a mosiac -- and part of this is that I'm making my own ceramic tiles (see my blog There *is* a man in the moon!)
The last time I stopped by to visit, you mentioned that a professional organizer was going to put things in their proper place. I was very concerned that your office (excuse me- Pleasuredome) would get de-Maxified, but I an greatly relieved to see that she totally failed in her mission (aside from the walkable area being a bit wider).
What do you think the archaeologists will think when they discover your office a thousand years in the future? They're going to have a field day with this one!
When are you coming up here again? I have so many cool things to show you. Also Mock Electronics is closing down in the New Year -- I'm sure they are bringing all sorts of stuff over from their Decatur building -- we need to go down there for a wander to check it out...
@Max - "Mock Electronics is closing down in the New Year". That sounds like very sad news. Don'cha hate it when you just discover somewhere like that and they go and close down? If I was you I'd be heartbroken..... why is this happening, do you know? It sounded like they had lots of tasty stuff and there are a few guys like you (and Rick) around to patronise them? I wish I was not so far away, I'd come and help relieve them of some stuff too....
There's certainly a little tear rolling down my cheek. I think the owners just want to retire, and there simply isn't enough business to make it attractive enough to stay. I'm going to email them to tell them Rick and I are coming down, so to get theit best stuff out :-)