We’ve all carved out some space for ourselves whether it’s at home or a dingy bar somewhere and we want to see it.
Here’s your chance to show off your stuff and make us all jealous. We’re looking for you to Show Us Your Sanctum. Click here to turn us all green with envy.
I'm not going to ask you to do anything I wouldn't, so here's my own sanctum:
What was it before it was your sanctum?
(den, bedroom, space behind the couch, a blanket-fort, etc...?)
I’ve set up my sanctum in a spare bedroom. It’s only a spare bedroom because I won’t let anyone else use it. There's a kid or two asking for it.
Show us around. Tell us what you’ve got on each wall.
|Don't tell OSHA about the shelves.|
|My nerdery has boundaries. I believe the shelves are 6x6.|
I hate desks and, more specifically I hate desk chairs, so I threw mine out and got a couch and a coffee table. The coffee table holds up both my coffee and my computer.
The guitars are there to gather dust and mock my lack of free time.
|My To-Be-Reading Lamp|
Mostly windows. There’s not much of a view out the window. It looks out to the street and my neighbors are really pretty. They’re not ugly, but, you know, they're nothing special.
I don’t know what that yellow crap is in the screen. I should probably clean that.
I don’t open the closet for fear of injury.
What are you hiding from?
I don’t recommend it, but I use my sanctum for work. I write in the evenings and on weekends so I use it to hide from 3 kids and a constant stream of Cupcake Wars being waged in the living room.
I share the room with the dogs. A Beagle and a Mastiff. They can stink up the room pretty good.
|Stinking as we speak.|
No. But, there should be.
What kind of gear do you have in there? (What are you listening to, watching? You got a ham radio?)
32 inch TV
Sonos Play 5
Some old Rickenbacker amp
Fender Jazz bass
Any plans for expansion?
I’m going to most likely have to give up my sanctum. It goes against everything I believe in but I may have to share. My sons are going to need their own rooms eventually. If this happens I plan to get a purpose built sanctum in the yard by converting a shed into a climate controlled kid-free paradise.
Any prized possessions?
I wouldn't call them prized, but I think they're pretty cool.
|Bogey taught Sinatra how to be cool. Remember that.|
|A Rhino for my book Tortugas Rising. I keep Krusty set to evil.|
|The coolest thing I have on paper.|
|Can't even remember where I got this Bookcase Game.|
So, that’s where I hide from the world and the realities of parenting. Now, let’s see yours. Show Us Your Sanctum and we’ll feature it here. It'll make you more awesome than you are now.
This was written in my sanctum. You should check it out.