2012 Summer in Palo Alto: Part 3

by Arun

This is part 3 of this post and this post.

When I first moved to Brohaus last year, I opted to use two 2′x4′ folding tables instead of getting a real desk. A few months ago, I started thinking about replacing them with a legitimate desk. The folding tables were ugly, didn’t line up well and there was too much stuff under them (legs, folding supports, etc.). Plus, almost everyone else in the house has nice IKEA Galant desks.

One day, I decided to check craigslist for a Galant of my own. Lucky for me, I found a like new Galant being sold by a couple that was consolidating their furniture to prepare for married life. Fortunately, since I still have my SUV from Texas, I was able to drive over and pick it up right after work. The desk was missing a few screws, but I was able to pick them up at IKEA. Total cost? 75$. $45 for the desk and $30 for the spare parts from IKEA. Not bad at all for a desk that costs $275+tax new.

I still need to work on decorating my room and tidying up the desk, but my room feels much cozier and more inviting. The biggest benefit is that I can place my iMac comfortably away from my face. The 2 foot depth of the old tables was so low that I got headaches from looking at my 27″ screen.

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I might move some things off of my desk, but these will stay: a reminder of where my heart still lies.

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These days like always, we hang out every other night in someone’s room. Usually JJ and my room or Dustin’s.

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Guild Wars 2 came out recently. It seems like everyone at Brohaus is looking for an excuse to waste hours away in front of their computer screens. Not saying it’s a bad thing. Here we have some 5v5 PVP action.

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Paul does some unusual things. One of them is drinking watered down drinks. This one is highly diluted Coke. Looks like pond scum if you ask me.

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There are two things that we have done in Brohaus more frequently other than chilling and playing games: drinking bubble tea from Tea Era and eating snacks from Tapioca Express. Chuan seems to be addicted to driving down to Mountain View to fulfill cravings.

This is what I love eating at TapEx: the spicy deep fried string beans. Try them.

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