Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Red Room

Mistress MJ is ensconced in the Red Room where she is busy addressing your postcards


(click to enlarge a little)

One of the Houseboys is by my side, licking the stamps.

What about you, bitches?

Where do you conduct your correspondence?

Do you have a desk for writing letters and paying bills? Or do you write everything from your kitchen table? Or any available flat surface? Or do you write from your "office" in the coffee shop?

Or is all your personal and business communication done online?

36 comments:

  1. I do most of my writing from your backyard. I can't believe the things I'm seeing from back there!

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  2. Wow did not state he was first and therefore,

    I AM FIRST!!

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  3. to answer... have laptop, will travel. But mostly from my office.

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  4. Guess that makes me second!

    I have an spare bedroom as an office, complete with desk and book cases. :-)

    And the requisite computer, of course.

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  5. Re3d's just not my colour, though.

    I'd much prefer purple, or perhaps electric blue.

    Something a little less trashy...

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  6. I sit down at my well worn and loved 180 year old drop front plantation secretary that has been in my family since the times when we owned people. There I dip my quill in a venomous poisoned ink well and scratch out decrees and proclamations in blood for the village peasants to observe which of course they can't as they are illiterate and are severely flogged for noncompliance. The simple joys of old fashioned correspondence.

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  7. Wow. That is a lot of red! Personally, I'd like a room of blue!! :-)

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  8. Ah, so that's where Diana Dors went to.

    I have a spare bedroom, like Ponita, for correspondence. Although, the dining room table is where the bills get sorted out.

    It seems, however, that I'm going to have to get an upgrade like Ayem8y's...

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  9. Morning Mistress! Hai Boxer and Ponita!

    I have a study where I try and do everything I can virtually. Real paper and letters give me The Fear and have to put into piles of paper to be ignored.

    Wow. The Red Room is really RED!

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  10. I'm Billy No-Mates me, so I don't write any correspondence. The postcard hasn't arrived yet.

    Oh hello Roses. You recovered now?

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  11. That's a serious red room. laptop + flat surface = communication. Of whatever sort.

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  12. I use the Horrid Yellow room. It makes sure I don't waste any time writing unnecessary things. Someday I hope to get my time in the revolting place down to five minutes.

    Then I go and relax in the Suspiciously Brown room.

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  13. I've not been allowed in the Red Room before. I worry about why the walls and ceiling are padded.

    Oh Hai Boxer, Ponita, Roses!

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  14. AWKWARD: I do most of my writing from your backyard. I can't believe the things I'm seeing from back there!

    I’ll thank you to keep it to yourself.

    BOXER: Wow did not state he was first and therefore,
    I AM FIRST!!


    Oh here we go.

    BOXER: to answer... have laptop, will travel. But mostly from my office.

    The office that your dog Coco controls?

    PONITA: Guess that makes me second!
    I have an spare bedroom as an office, complete with desk and book cases. :-)
    And the requisite computer, of course.
    Re3d's just not my colour, though.
    I'd much prefer purple, or perhaps electric blue.
    Something a little less trashy...
    How's that 3 get in there?


    Trashy?

    As Miss Dolly Parton once said, “You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.”

    AYEM8Y: I sit down at my well worn and loved 180 year old drop front plantation secretary that has been in my family since the times when we owned people. There I dip my quill in a venomous poisoned ink well and scratch out decrees and proclamations in blood for the village peasants to observe which of course they can't as they are illiterate and are severely flogged for noncompliance. The simple joys of old fashioned correspondence.

    Ahhhh, the good old days.

    Could you drop by IVD’s on your way home as he wants a personal consultation?

    MICHAEL RIVERS: Wow. That is a lot of red! Personally, I'd like a room of blue!! :-)

    Shall we send a team of houseboys over to paint and paper?

    Lovely to have you here, by the way.

    IVD: Ah, so that's where Diana Dors went to.
    I have a spare bedroom, like Ponita, for correspondence. Although, the dining room table is where the bills get sorted out.
    It seems, however, that I'm going to have to get an upgrade like Ayem8y's...


    Close but no cigar.

    Our friend MITZI is actually the Diana Dors lookalike if you look closely but what you’re looking at here is Jayne Mansfield.

    Before she lost her head, of course.


    ROSES: I have a study where I try and do everything I can virtually. Real paper and letters give me The Fear and have to put into piles of paper to be ignored.
    Wow. The Red Room is really RED!


    Are you afraid you’ll get a paper cut?

    GINRO: I'm Billy No-Mates me, so I don't write any correspondence. The postcard hasn't arrived yet.

    I only just sent it YESTERDAY!

    ELLIE: That's a serious red room. laptop + flat surface = communication. Of whatever sort.

    Have you tried smoke signals as an alternative means of communication?

    KAPI: I use the Horrid Yellow room. It makes sure I don't waste any time writing unnecessary things. Someday I hope to get my time in the revolting place down to five minutes.
    Then I go and relax in the Suspiciously Brown room.


    You’ve given us ideas for more renovations.

    XL: I've not been allowed in the Red Room before. I worry about why the walls and ceiling are padded.

    As Mistress MJ’s Official Pillow Fluffer, there’s no reason for you to go in there as she must stay alert to write.

    Besides, the padding is quite comfy.

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  15. It's a strange red room, kind of office with a wannabe library and vitrine, but I wonder about the letters / papers on the desk in the foreground.
    My appartement is built around my desk, I spent my life at desks. This here is a wooden one of normal size with drawers to the left and right, built sometimes in the 1960s as a "Gesellenstück", given as a loan by a friend. I own a very large (non rectangular) desk, but it is dismantled, packed and stored, could not put it into this room.
    Everything is written on this desk, korrigiert, lektoriert, bills letters - everything marches over this desk.

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  16. It's seasonal.

    Autumn/winter: coffee table by the fire.

    Spring/summer: coffee table by the empty hearth.

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  17. MAGO: May I put my feet up on your desk and enjoy a beverage with you?

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  18. LEAH: May I offer you a coffee?

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  19. In England we have self adhesive stamps.
    But house boys are more fun.

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  20. MAGO: Yes, you are welcome!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.

    KAZ: In England we have self adhesive stamps.
    But house boys are more fun.


    Sealed with houseboy spittle, just for you.

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  21. I sit on the couch in the living room with a a4 pad on my knee and a black (sometimes green) ink pen in my hand. I'm such a slattern. However, christmas/birthday cards are written on the kitchen table, just in case glitter get onto my soft furnishing and always with a nice cup of tea at hand.

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  22. Wait...stamps come with their own glue?

    And to think, all this time I've been putting them on emails with...whatever sticky substances I could make.

    Wait...you don't have to put stamps on emails?

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  23. Well, Kap'tain, as long as it cums from the heart ...

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  24. MITZI: I sit on the couch in the living room with a a4 pad on my knee and a black (sometimes green) ink pen in my hand. I'm such a slattern. However, christmas/birthday cards are written on the kitchen table, just in case glitter get onto my soft furnishing and always with a nice cup of tea at hand.

    I’m sure your “soft furnishings” are a glow with glitter.

    KAPI: Wait...stamps come with their own glue?
    And to think, all this time I've been putting them on emails with...whatever sticky substances I could make.
    Wait...you don't have to put stamps on emails?


    See Mago’s comment, below.

    Forgive me. You and a few others were accidentally left off the ‘Questions That Keep Us Awake’ post.

    MAGO: Well, Kap'tain, as long as it cums from the heart ...

    Would you like to borrow Kapi’s dicktionary?

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  25. **sticks out tongue - pulls a moony - exits**

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  26. HARDHOUSE: **sticks out tongue - pulls a moony - exits**

    Oh for the love of …

    Follow that arse !!!

    Is it any coincidence that both you AND Mr. Frobisher have made a comeback?

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  27. BITCHES: Mistress MJ is on her way out to mail the rest of the UK postcards. Since you’re under threat of a postal strike, I’ve done your cards first before the Americans or Damien in NZ.

    Let me know if they make it to you before the strike deadline!

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  28. Forgive me. You and a few others were accidentally left off the ‘Questions That Keep Us Awake’ post.

    Now I'll be awake all night wondering what it was.

    Good to see Hardarse back again.

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  29. I conduct my correspondence in bed, on the back of a houseboy, in lavender ink.


    And if the silly boy moves he's likely to get pricked.

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  30. Sometimes the kitchen table. Sometimes the coffee table while I sit on the floor in my undies.

    I do have a desk, but I rarely use it.

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  31. No - sorry Kap'tain, no insult intented - but I'd prefer to read in your book of love instead.

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  32. BITCHES: Mistress MJ left a comment here last night for the last few of you but it appears it didn’t take.

    So instead of doing it all over again, we shall just thank you for your patronage.

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  33. Where's my friggin' shout out!!!!????

    I demand it!!!

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  34. I think I need a map of the Infomaniac Manor... I'm lost... I can see a bar... and something a bit fluffy...
    Sx

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