Inside the Room That is Nate’s Brain

Here are some pictures of Nate’s room:

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Nate’s room is wall-to-wall obsession. He has, near his bed, Simpsons documents that he’s made of episode information and photos created on Microsoft Paint. Across from his pillow is a wall of toilet information, pictures, model numbers, locations, etc. Perpendicular to that is another wall of Johnny Test episodes.

The ceiling has huge panoramic pieces of original drawings of shopping centers (see last post). The floor is semi-covered with toilet photo books, all along the lines of “The Bathrooms of Arby’s in New York.” These editions show off the places Nate has actually visited and digitized into immortality. There’s also an unfurled Torah-length list of each Simpsons season, and every episode of that season.

It’s his room, he can do what he wants in there. We’ve never put restrictions on his “decorating.” Like all kids, Nate needs his private space and he gets it. And while his walls aren’t plastered with whatever “normal” kids have – Lady Gaga, X-Men, Justin Bieber, I don’t know – it’s his taste. There’s just so much of it!

But he feels safe in there and the streaming banners that he’s made up detailing his favorite things give him an architectural security blanket, so we let him have it that way, no questions asked. We always tell people, “If you want to know Nate, you’ve got to see his room.”

And he even cleans up the floor willingly when it’s time to vacuum!


About Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz is Mayor of Cooperstown, the “Birthplace of Baseball” and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. His latest book, Split Season:1981 - Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015), received national attention, with coverage appearing in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sporting News and NPR’s Only a Game, among others. Katz appeared on ESPN’s Olbermann and The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap and MLB Network’s MLB Now, with Brian Kenny. Split Season: 1981 was a finalist for the 2016 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year.
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