Stealing from Gail (sort of)

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I tend to read other people’s blogs in chunks.  Recently, I saw this one on Gail Carriger’s blog and thought I’d totally like to steal borrow copy er, do something similar here on atfmb…  yeah…

How I work

Location: Aurora, Colorado, which is on the eastern side of Denver.

Current gig: Marketing guy for a local wholesaler by day, fiction writer/podcaster by night.

Current mobile device: iPhone 4s.

Current computer: 14 inch MacBook Pro.

One word that best describes how you work: Relentlessly.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
Apps: Angry Birds Star Wars, Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Flixter, Star Wars FX, Cleartune.
Software: Scrivener, TextEdit, iTunes, Adobe Creative Suite, Janetter, Amadeus Pro, Levelator, WireTap Studio, Firefox, WordPress.
Tools: Comfy chair, TARDIS USB Hub, BluRay player, lap desk, small spiral notebook, JetStream UniBall pens, reusable water cut with lid (to keep cats out), comfy chair.

What’s your workspace like?  Um.  Spread out?  A little ADD?

There’s the comfy chair:

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Comfy chair comes with: laptop, laptop desk, bright lamp, remote controls, foot rest, blanket, cat, table and water cup.  When I spend time in the office, Shadow the Cat gets cranky and will sit at the top of the stairs making noise.  Lots of noise.  When this happens, I switch to the comfy chair and he quiets right down.  Maybe there are ghosts down there…

And the super secret lair of the Functional Nerds:

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iMac in that last shot, also microphone and headphones.  iMac is on a raised platform with keyboard underneath.  I’m not a fan of wireless keyboards and mice since I tend to go through a lot of batteries using them, so this keyboard is still wired.

Also, fun stuff like toys, guitars, posters:

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(These are used primarily to distract Anealio during video chats)

Not to mention – whiteboard:

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And, of course, book shelves:

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What’s your best time-saving trick?  I can’t think of one, which is sad.

What’s your favorite to-do list manager?  That aforementioned spiral bound notebook.

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without?  DVR.

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?  Making sweet tea.

What are you currently reading? Lightspeed: Year One

What do you listen to while you work?  Random music or podcasts.

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?  Introvert.  I work not to be.

What’s your sleep routine like?  Push my limits until the weekend, then sleep late.

Fill in the blank: I’d love to see ______ answer these same questions.  Chuck Wendig.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?  Learn to play the harmonica.