welcome to Dr. Odd's Cribs - Be sure to click on
the pictures for the full size photo.
- 2 bedrooms
are entering Chateau Koetter. It is a two bedroom, two bath
estate located in the upscale/transitional Warehouse district
nieghborhood in Chicago. Shellie (the wife) and I am Sam, purchased
this abode in May of 2004.
front "great room" is where we spend most of our time.
The fact that there is a kitchen, couch and a TV in one room
means that we have no choice but to spend a lot of time here.
(notice bed sheet drapes in the background. We had just moved
in and hadn't done much decorating yet)
is my fireplace at Christmas time. It's never been used other
than the candles we have in there. Real fire is too dirty for
us and who has the space to keep firewood in Chicago?
this? That's a table.
Shellie is out of town, I invite the guys over and we sit here
to drink beverages, chew tobacco, eat food, and play Texas Hold'em
until one or more of us cannot stay awake any longer. Here is
a full 3.5 feet over is an island.
stands around this during parties b/c it 1) is in the kitchen--the
place where everyone hangs out during parties. 2) is circular
in nature--which allows us to face and talk with each other.
And 3) works great as a place to rest drinks while playing with
a breathalizer. In case you haven't invested in a breathalizer,
stop reading this now and go purchase one. They are great party
toys. The record is .28%, but that was immediately after a shot
of booze which isn't really playing the game fairly now is it.
Let's saunter over to the south wing; which contains the bathrooms,
bedrooms, lavish flower garden balcony, and a long hallway..
Yes, that's right, a hallway.
bedroom/office. This is where we surf that www thing. And where
everything goes that we can't find a place for anywhere else
in the house.
2nd bathroom. Also rarely is used. At a Christmas party, a guy
had 3 martinis in 40 minutes (thinking that anything in those
dainty little glasses couldn't REALLY pack that much of a buzz)
and passed out on the floor of this bathroom for about an hour.
That's certainly the longest amount of time anyone has ever
spent in here.
hall. This passageway is used to traverse the compound. One
must use it to get to the master sleeping quarters. It could
use some spice, we know.
Bedroom. Where our sleeping hours are spent. We both like sleep
and sometimes get voilently angry when our alarm clocks wake
us up in the morning for work. Shellie's alarm clock is one
of those that wakes you up to birds chirping, the beach, rainforest,
wierd whale noises, etc. A far more civilized way than a BEEP,
BEEP, BEEPing noise that shocks you out of your skin in the
morning. But that's how we roll. Me watching TV and reading
There have been attempts to kick me completely out of this space,
but I won't have any of it.
For bathing, grooming and haircuts. Yes, I cut my own hair right
on the floor in here.
balcony. This area is the place to be if one wants to grill
meat, view flowers, pick herbs, view the city skyline and/or
the back delivery entrance of a flower wholesaler.
finally, my sweet ride.
lock the doors to this car because it will turn the alarm on...
and I have no way to turn the alarm off again. This car has
not been locked for many many months now, but luckily it (and
anything in it) isn't worth stealing.
it. You've seen my crib. See you next time.