ode to my window

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

most people that have been to my apartment would say that i have very nice abode.

16 foot ceilings, tons of exposed brick, great location, an open floor plan, *basically* right on the water and i have a big deck that gets all the afternoon sun.

sounds nice right?

it is! except for one little thing...

there is only one window,
ONE window.

and that window is a mere 3 feet by 3 feet, surrounded by brick - and doesn't open.

exhibit A

hey there little guy, i still love you - thanks for sharing the sun with me.


but now that i shared my small window with the internet i sure hope my window doesn't start to get window envy.

the next thing i know my itty bitty window is going to be all glaring at bigger windows and picking fights.

there will be broken glass everywhere!! the pane, the pane!*

....

so you may wonder how my apartment gets additional sunlight. well my roommate's bedroom has a window to the hallway outside our apartment which then has a window to the real outdoors. so she gets filtered light from that. it actually gets pretty bright in her room.

then there's my bedroom.

my bedroom has a window - that looks into my kitchen - which strains to absorb a bit of the sunlight that shines through exhibit A. it's cool because i'm really a vampire and don't like natural light.

i'm really not complaining though, - i do like my apartment! (see the aforementioned pros) i just find it hilarious.

on a positive note. when hurricane lake erie finally blows through the cleve i only have one window to worry about boarding up. high five!


*this maybe the corniest joke i have ever told in my life and i love it.


[also, i have a guest blog up today over at who's your dachshund featuring a video of MOB's fabulous monti the wonder dog! check it out people!]

38 comments:

  1. you are ridiculous.... but that's why I <3 you.

    your window is glaring at me.

    so. funny.

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  2. Oh man. I can just imagine you at your little desk-slash-stationary-bike typing away in darkness. Muahaha.
    Lusting over those brick walls. Where I come from (SoCal), all we have is stucco.

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  3. I <3 corny jokes... and at 5:20am, this helped! So thx for that ;)

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  4. Oh, lol. You got me. I love a good pun.

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  5. Apartments in this town are funny - no two are the same and each has it's quirks.

    Personally, I think it's a cute little window!

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  6. very punny....i laughed at that for a good 30 seconds :)

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  7. Your corniest joke made me laugh out loud. Today is going to be a good day.

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  8. how do you access your deck? from outside?

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  9. "i'm looking for cheesy in my life!"

    that's me channeling kate winslet.

    I still kind of love your place. The walls! the walls alone.

    Makes me wish I lived in the Cleve. ONLY A LITTLE.

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  10. @mon - i have a door to the left of my lonely window that gets my to my deck : ) i'm not totally trapped. ha

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  11. Sounds like everything else makes up for the window...Love the brick walls!

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  12. I could never live that way. I would get clostrophobic and start hyperventilating.

    Did I spell either of those words correctly?

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  13. uhm. I seriously love your apartment.

    LLLLLOVE

    i am coming to visit again next Spring, fyi! Lake Erie and I won't get along in the winter.. but when it's warm again.. I am soooooooooo there.

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  14. Your window makes me sad. But your joke definitely made me happy!

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  15. I have the same problem - the only window in my room goes to the hallway - so I only get fake light. I have a great few of downtown and the river - but some sunlight wouldn't kill me. I'm beginning to turn emo.

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  16. oh wow... it does sound super nice... but i don't know if i could deal with just the one window! my bedroom has FOUR - nearly more space taken up by windows than by walls. my dining room is windows on 2 sides, and my living room has a double glass door out to my balcony.

    i.. uh.. enjoy sunlight.

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  17. Wow, that's one sad little window. Though, don't you need a sliding glass door or something to get out to the deck? Or do you just run through the bricks?

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  18. I too love corny jokes.

    that one though, was very pane-ful.

    sorry...you know I had to!

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  19. You are hysterical, corny jokes and all! :-P

    If it makes you feel any better my LARGE window in my bedroom looks into a courtyard and gets absolutely no sun. Its eternally midnight in my apartment.

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  20. I like your corny joke.

    And my old place had windows, but none of them were able to catch much light through the trees. Now I'm in my new place, and I have a huge picture window and the bedroom gets tons of sun. I keep going back to check to see if I left the light on.

    And hey, if you're only going to have one window, I think that's a super one to have.

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  21. A window into your kitchen sounds fantastic. You can just reach thru for food.

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  22. Looks like a window that would be on the set of a Children's Programming show. Like Sesame Street, Pinwheel, or Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

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  23. I think I could put up with a tiny window for exposed brick and 16-foot ceilings!

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  24. Oh my gosh, you only have ONE window? exposed brick is lovely but a cave? I love your ode though, adorable.

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  25. I shook my head and laughed when I read about "the pane".

    I still love you though and would kill for an exposed brick 16ft ceilinged apartment here in Chicago!

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  26. that is so weird that there is only one window, haha. but i love your joke :)

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  27. I laughed at the joke.

    Corny, yet effective.

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  28. If it makes you feel better, I have a gazillion windows, but no light because the house is shaded by trees.

    Does that ease your pane? ;)

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  29. I used to have an apartment with only two windows - even though they were bigger, they looked right onto the alley.

    After almost three years, we fled - I needed the light!

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  30. hahaha poor window.
    but that is hilarious.
    clearly the architects were like, dude, you know what would be really funny? IF WE ONLY THIS PLACE ONE LITTLE WINDOW!

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  31. I'm confused by the window facing the hallway. Is the hallway an outdoor hallway??

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  32. maybe your window is sad because she is wearing a mini blind- give your window some flair!

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  33. Birck oven pizza is my favorite. You guys probably make some good ones in there.

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  34. How punny!

    I loved this entire post.

    That's all.

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  35. your one window and my gazillion windows need to find a happy medium. i feel like i have waaaay too many sometimes. lots of blinds to open and close each day, lots of windows to make sure are closed if it's going to rain, etc.

    ps- i love those brick walls!

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  36. Too funny! I bet your window loves you back.

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  37. Aww, little window! I love the pane joke (hopefully that won't happen) and your apartment sounds cool, minus the whole natural light thing. When I was looking at apartments, I found a lot of them only had a few windows. It's weird.

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