office art


Posted by Michael, January 25th, 2011

Wow, Rebecca is getting two posts out of me in two days!  This calls for another trip to Disney in our future!  But really, Rebecca is a bit stressed over some graduate courses, so I figured I’d chip in around here if I had some time.

Before I get into this next post, let me tell you a small bit about myself.  When I was 12 or 13 years old, I locked myself in my room for a solid 3-4 years learning how to code and interact with databases.

Seriously, ask my parents, they used to think I was depressed all the time.  Meanwhile I was just trying to retire before 40, I swear.

Flash forward to when I was 16 or 17 and I was running a successful music community as a hobby — one because I loved music and two I loved developing code.  We slapped a few advertisements on said community and before I even knew it, the thing turned into a business.  Oh and I’m still determined to retire by 40.  Maybe.  We’ll see.  At least a vacation home would be nice.

And to sum it all up, I once had my palms read while vacationing in Lake George, New York.  The nice lady said I’d have a career in music.  I walked out of there thinking, “music?  I can’t sing for the life of me.”  But only now does that all make sense.

Due to all the development I do, I required a decent office when we bought our house.  I needed something that could hold my computers and various monitors.  But I never wanted it to be that office — random computer parts here and there, wires everywhere and generally one big mess.  It had to really portray what we do and what we’re passionate about, while also being completely functional.  Since our mantra is always think outside the box and do your own thing, here are a collection of WANTS to hang around the office.

Apple’s ‘Think Different‘ campaign really means a great deal to me.  And what better way to portray that than Lucy and Desi?

I would LOVE to frame this and have it displayed in the office.  It’s an autographed Jason Mraz LP.  It’s currently selling for $299 on eBay; I so want to pull the trigger on it but it’s a tad much.  (hey wife!  Valentine’s Day is coming up!  Hint hint, wink wink!).  I’ve been a huge Mraz fan for a few years now, and most recently, I’ve been really trying to live by a snippet of his lyrics:  “Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way.  And everything will be fine.”

This thing gives me chills just looking at it.  eBay is at it again.  These are the handwritten lyrics to Lovin Spoonful’s Daydream and signed by the entire group.  But for 400 beans?  Not sure if I’ll pull that trigger on this one either.

And finally, maybe some pop canvas print art from  At roughly $60/each, these aren’t all that bad.  From top to bottom it goes:  Run DMC, John Lennon and Kanye West.  All pioneer artists who continually think outside of the box and are generally non-conformists.

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10 Responses to “office art”

  1. Robin says:

    Mike, you have a great singing voice… There is a classic dance song with an unmentionable name you do very well.

    Also, I don’t remember going to a palm reader in LG… was I too busy with the life-size Frankenstein at the arcade?

    • Michael says:

      More than likely! The place was right next door to the Frankenstein, too! It was right around my Tom’s Diner obsession… so good chance it was LG with you and Crappy!

  2. ALittleBite says:

    I’m officially in love with your house… do you have a floorplan in the blog? I can’t seem to find, sorry if it’s already there somewhere!

  3. Love the apple art =) and the canvas too! Good stuff!

  4. I love the Apple art (and want to make some for our Art Room). The canvases from are cool, too!

    Haha, I just realized that’s pretty much what Jenn said. Great minds obviously think alike 😛

  5. Lindz says:

    Nice job on the post hubby! I think Rebecca will be proud 🙂

  6. candace says:

    It sounds like you and my Hubs would get along well with your techie talents 🙂

  7. Ashley says:

    I have the Lucy & Desi Think Different poster in my office as well! You just can’t beat the classics.

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