- Vernon Howard
June 7th, 2010
------ Simply mucking about in boats…
Simply mucking about in boats…
Lately, I’ve noticed a trend in my arguing. Sure… I still maintain that we never landed on the moon and Twizzlers beat the crap out of Red Vines… but that’s not what I mean. I mean to say that I have noticed the way I’ve been arguing. And I’m gonna tell ya, it kinda scares me. I found a device that isn’t a slam dunk to actually win the argument, but instead to avoid it.( Collapse )
Robin thought the space was great.
Of course, she had previously spent the last 6 month sitting on moldy concrete chanting to herself, so her standards for comfort are rather easily met.
Your space right now has no walls. Basically, it's a big tent with furniture inside a warehouse.
It will be hot in the summer. So hot , that you will want to wet your shirt to keep cool.
There is no A/C.
It will be cold in the winter. So cold, you'll want to wear a sweater on your head to keep warm.
There is a heater, but it's so expensive to run we just leave it off, and put sweaters on our heads.
There is no kitchen sink, no stove, and no washer/dryer.
There is a fridge. And shelf space. Lot's of shelf space.
And a bathroom. With a shower! There are also 17 ft. ceilings, 220 V outlets, and enough room to build a 12 x 12 ft projection screen. Also, neighbors who don't care if you're ripping 2x4's to make a 12 x 12 ft projection screen at 12:30 a.m.
You will be sharing the space with two cool guys, me and Ryan. I'm a mutual fund programmer by day, photographer, artist, and obsessive cool hunter by night. Ryan's a photographer, designer, and skilled draftsmen. He designed the mezzanine we're planning to build soon.
The mezzanine is part of the "Maslow project", our ongoing effort to provide the material comforts the space currently lacks. First, the mezzanine, then two bedrooms (one on top, one on the bottom). Then hot/cold running water to the kitchen. Then washer/dryer. A/C.
The later stages of the Maslow project involve disco floors and gardens growing on the walls and light fixtures. We're right next door to the Hackerdojo, and walking distance from downtown Mountain View, the Caltrain station, and the public library.
The 85/237/101 freeways are all very close. The space is 15 minutes from San Jose Airport, 30 minutes from San Francisco Airport, 45 minutes from San Francisco.
We get free Google wifi, which is fast enough to download Youtube videos/porn. Whatever lifts your luggage. Utilities run about $80/month per person.
Rent is month to month, due on the first of the month (first month will be pro-rated depending on when you move in). I ask for first/last months rent for security deposit, so move-in would be $1800. (If you can't swing the security deposit, talk to me, and we can work something out.)
So, are you an artist/photographer/scientist type? Do you have a hardy constitution? A flush bank account and an irrational desire to put up dry wall? Give me a call. 650 773 6419.