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But where will my ceramic phrenology head go?

I’ve got to figure out how to make room for a new computer in my house. A computer to watch movies on. A computer with a big, flat screen that will stream Netflix like a champ.

I’m pretty sure that this is where it* is going to go:

The space, as they say, has potential, but it’s suffering from closet overspill. Before I can put away that orange skirt and all the shoes on the floor, I need to go through my closet and fill a bag with donations for the Salvation Army. I can get the other shoes off the desk once I sell them on eBay. There is no place to put that blue quilt, so for the moment it’s been awarded its own swivel chair. And the computer monitor that hasn’t been used since 2008? I write notes to myself on that. In dust.

It’s not exactly a borderline hoarder situation, but it’s ugly, and the space is not exactly ready to welcome a new inhabitant.

We’ve been an all-laptop family for several years now. It’s nice to be able to work or watch cartoons or while away the hours playing “Who deleted that e-mail?” in whatever room suits you at any given time, but we bought this place because it had a sunny extra bedroom we could all use as an office, and what’s happened to it? Well, I clear the floor and roll out my yoga mat in there five days a week. I use the office closet because my husband claimed the master closet for his very own. (He has more polo shirts, jeans, sport coats, AND sunglasses than I do, so it only seemed fair.) It has a bunch of bookshelves in it, which is quaint now that I read almost everything on an e-reader. So the office has become a dead zone.

What I want this to be is a nice place to hang out, and having a big ol’ working computer in here could open up a lot of possibilities, some of which may possibly involve teaching the dog to blog, but most of which involve not having to crowd around a laptop to stream movies.

Will a couch fit in there? A mini-fridge? A popcorn-dedicated microwave?

Give me a couple of days and let me see what I can do.

*This post is sponsored by Dell because they want you to know about their new Inspiron All-in-One 2320 and they’ve asked me to help give one away. This giveaway will run until Friday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. EDT and is open to all U.S. residents. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. Each reader has four (4!) chances to win by  leaving a separate comment on each of my Dell posts. Plus there are other Dell posts by other bloggers participating in this campaign (you can find those posts at the Family Tech topics page), and you could possibly win over there, too! The chosen winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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