The OTR In Pictures

Regrettably, we weren't able to get too many fun pictures of our literary adventures up on this blog throughout the course of the past year. I admit, we were possibly just a bit too out of our minds to properly keep a pictorial journal. We all know that looking at pictures is a lot more fun than reading words.

I have a few nice ambient shots of the office that I occasionally snap in the early morning, before the crew rushes in to make our humble office claustrophobic. I thought I'd share a couple with you in hopes that you'll actually feel as if you were there with us through the good and the bad of this past semester.

Here's the office in its entirety. It can sometimes feel like we're helpless animals trapped in cages in the great kennel of Thomas Hunter, but it's home. Sometimes it's just a tad much too home for some of us and, as a result, we often recommend that no one actually sit on our couches. Legend has it that they were brought in by previous administrations while trash sailing, and back then they were considerably cleaner than they are now.

We keep a somewhat recent catalog of issues on our bookshelf, which is actually filled with a few interesting finds should you be bothered to actually look. Pictured all the way to the right is Amphigory Also, an incredible picture book collecting works by the macabre artist Edward Gorey.

Here's what our calendar looks like by the end of the month. There is a surprising number of Steves in our office, so don't be alarmed by the large number of birthdays. As the Media Board Chair here at Hunter, it's endearing to see such an active publication visually represented as so. Not pictured is the legendary "Lost Count," a piece of paper that tallies the number of times someone wanders down our end of the hallway confused and misplaced.

Here's the Velociraptor puzzle that was given to me for my birthday by Zoraida, the editor-in-chief. I spent precious minutes in confusion as I assembled it with Dave, a dear friend of mine. We eventually finished it and someone had taped it up to the computer monitor without my knowing. Observant readers will notice Facebook's second appearance in this blog post. Productivity is way up.

This is a wonderful art piece that I like to call "The Reality of the Olivetree Review." It sits proudly atop our bookshelf, perhaps as wonderful commentary upon the writers whose work is featured on each magnificent page of the books within.