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aadams73
06-08-2009, 11:19 PM
For those of us too ashamed to show photographs of our working environment, how about just 'fessing up to what's lurking on your desk. Be brave, we won't judge you...to your face. :D

On my L-shaped desk I have:

MacBook
Widescreen HP monitor
Two phones: cell phone and landline
Two stacks of CDs (music, games, software)
A birthday card(from last October *gulp*)
Two watches
One pair of dangly silver earrings
One dress ring
One engagement ring in its box
Ancient love letters from the guy who gave me said engagement ring
More recent love letter from someone else
Hate mail (just kidding)
Shopping list
Two quarters
A photograph of my sister and me
3 tubes of lip gloss
A 2-inch tall glass owl from my parents.
A pen holder filled with about 20 pens. One of them works periodically;never the same pen twice. This is some universal law.
Tissues
A bottle of water
20 or so books
A bag of dog treats
Two dog toys
A dead hard drive
A USB drive
Post-Its and notecards. Lots of them.
Digital camera manual. Utterly useless when I need it.
One pair of ballet shoes in the box waiting for me to sew ribbons on.

Yes, I actually have room for a keyboard and mouse. :D

Ken
06-08-2009, 11:31 PM
... a spinning penholder with a whole bunch of different compartments, containing paper clips, pens, markers, pencils, scissors, paint brushes, thumbtacks, and other assorted odds and ends.

JoNightshade
06-08-2009, 11:33 PM
I posted a pic of my work desk in the other thread, but since I'm currently camped out on the dining room table having fun...

Bag of tortilla chips
Roll of paper towels
Chindi, by Jack McDevitt
A Shirley Temple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Temple_cocktail)
Candle
Lighter
Box of frosted mini wheats (oddly the cereal with the highest iron & folic acid content)
Purple & blue pens
White binder: My really sad attempt at making a "house book" with all of our important info/addresses.
And of course the Fujitsu laptop.

spamwarrior
06-08-2009, 11:33 PM
1. Writer's Market
2. 2 Bibles
3. 4 cups filled with pens
4. scratch paper
5. 5 notebooks for different things
6. Jars of rocks
7. One binder
8. One of those 5 subject notebooks
9. 8 folders for all my different blogs, and a couple of empty ones too
10. College information
11. Bank information
12. One plastic bag of colorful paperclips
13. One plastic jar of colorful paperclips
14. box of mentoes
15. 2 staplers
16. 2 jars of shells
17. Random pens littered all over the desk because my cups are filled
18. One lamp.
19. one candle
20. tiny bottle of lotion
21. Tub of cream
22. Letters and correspondence from friends.
23. One bottle of bubble solution
24. One book
25. Piggy bank
26. Cds
27. Thermometer
28. Container of earrings
29. address labels
30. check book
31. Reference book
32. White out
33. Small box filled with little turtle figurines
34. Music
35. scissors
36. Origami
37. Pencil sharpener
38. Eraser
39. Little compact mirror
40. Bobby pins for cleaning out my ears
41. Random necklaces
42. stickers

Perks
06-08-2009, 11:37 PM
I've posted a picture of my desk, but just now there is the addition of a small gin and orange juice.

Don't ask.

It's that kind of day.

But don't cry for me either. It's not that kind of gin and juice.

Wayne K
06-08-2009, 11:37 PM
A computer, the mind altering substance du jour, and a coffee cup full of pens.

scarletpeaches
06-08-2009, 11:38 PM
I use my coffee table so at the moment:

My laptop
Hairbrush
Copy of Napoleon Hill's Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
Mobile phone

Cybernaught
06-08-2009, 11:45 PM
My monitor
Mouse and pad
Jack Skellington cup
Robert Englund signed Nightmare on Elm Street lunchbox.
The Art of Fiction, On Writing, and Writer's Market neatly stacked in the corner.
Green spiral bound notebook
Empty WaWa coffee cup
Numerous rejection letters
Some CDs; The Hazards of Love, Lonesome Crowded West.
CD-ROMs; World of Warcraft, The Sims II, Battlefield 2.
Gel pens.
A pirate skull change bank.

spamwarrior
06-08-2009, 11:46 PM
I feel kind of bad that i have so much stuff on my desk now.

But when I move to college, I will get a NEW desk! That can be messy! Yay!

*sigh*

rhymegirl
06-09-2009, 12:25 AM
Hmm. Currently on my desk? Okay.

My laptop computer and mouse.

A cannister which holds my pens and markers.

A water bottle.

Two Avon books.

A TV remote control.

A dictionary.

Some scattered papers.

A pen.

Some dental floss. (oh that's where that went!)

And a beautiful blue vase filled with freshly picked flowers.

BardSkye
06-09-2009, 01:07 AM
Hmm... let's see...

15 spools of thread, various colours
Monitor
Speakers
Dictionary
Ashtray
Cigarettes
Lighter
Pen
A Pair of scissors
A stitch-ripper
Pincushion
Can of tobacco, with tubes and roller
A post-it note pad
Digital recorder
Box of malted milk Whoppers
2 zippers
Headphones
Two hair clips and a half-dozen hair elastics
An address book
Digital camera
Measuring tape
A cup of tea.

My keyboard's on my lap and the mouse and mousepad are on the couch beside me, along with the dresses I'm making and a book.

Button
06-09-2009, 01:23 AM
My desk varies from day to day.

Today's collection:

A copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales
Set of Webster's dictionary, thesaurus, grammar medical and other books
Light up Star Trek toys found in cereal boxes
An old miner's measuring scale box, missing the weights inside
Stethoscope
A metal cup, with a hole in it, and a knife inside that
A clock that I altered to run backwards
LED lights, various other parts (for building a robot and other projects)
A DVD copy of Hallmark's Alice in Wonderland, which my brother got for me
Some press passes from when I was writing for various businesses

And of course, the notebooks in which I write books and ideas, game notes, of which includes murder plots, alchemy and astrology and the connection between the symbols, the proper chemistry combination to build a rocket, the Ogham alphabet, and notes for a website I'm about to build.

And of course, various pens and books on writing. My desk is big, holds many things.

Izz
06-09-2009, 01:34 AM
My scanner
Atop the scanner, 3 printed short stories and the current novel outline, plus some scrap paper, my cellphone, a pen and my keys.
A Sue Grafton omnibus
Hole punch
Blue stress ball with a smiley face on it that i like to squeeze when i'm thinking
4GB memory stick
DVD holder with about 50 DVDs in it, most of them blank
Stapler
Coaster
Keyboard
Mouse on mouse-pad
My laptop, which is plugged into my monitor, which is technically on the shelf in front of me, rather than the desk, as is my external harddrive and printer and pencil sharpener and stick-it notepad
On top of my laptop is my wallet and my headphones, plus the charger for my mouse
Empty breakfast bowl (it had cornflakes and yogurt in it just a few minutes ago)
Calculator
Charger for my digital camera battery
Couple more pens

Susie
06-09-2009, 01:43 AM
Printer
computer
mousepad
mouse
telephone
papers
labelmaker
watch
yellow postits
toners
tapes
pens

scarletpeaches
06-09-2009, 01:45 AM
You seem to have forgotten the most important tool for a writer, Susie...;)

bettielee
06-09-2009, 04:45 AM
chocolate?

I too have posted a picture, but I am obsessed with desks.

computer
mousepad
mouse
two fairy statues
one little castle
one little dragon
one bottle of lilac perfume
two butterfly shaped hair thingies on the desk cuz they are pretty, and butterflies
two gaudy childrens play/costume rings with giant fake stones: one pink, one purple, and yes, I admit to putting them on sometimes
one small pink/purple tiara that I never put on because it doesn't fit. Also, I am more of a diamond girl
one very small knick-knacky box
one cup with 3 fountain pens, scizzors, one refillable pencil
one 4 x 5 card reading: Bringer, dark dragon, small black dragon with silver wings

Vincent
06-09-2009, 04:52 AM
I don't have a desk right now, I have a large square pouffe beside my bed which I call the lamington. On it I have;

My Laptop
My router
TV remote
TV guide
Lip balm
Notebook
Three wallets
Pack of post-its
Index cards
Two lolly tins holding game markers
Many pens
Many coins
Stapler
A harmonica
A deck of playing cards
A tape measure
CDs
One precarious stack of boxes, folders, print outs and magazines

Rachel
06-09-2009, 04:58 AM
In the other thread I posted a picture of the desk in our office. But my bedroom desk currently holds the following:


Anne Perry's Execution Dock.

a clock

a lamp

two bottles of nail polish

my laptop

Quite clean now, actually. You caught me on a good day. :D

Susie
06-09-2009, 06:48 AM
You seem to have forgotten the most important tool for a writer, Susie...;)


chocolate?

I too have posted a picture, but I am obsessed with desks.

computer
mousepad
mouse
two fairy statues
one little castle
one little dragon
one bottle of lilac perfume
two butterfly shaped hair thingies on the desk cuz they are pretty, and butterflies
two gaudy childrens play/costume rings with giant fake stones: one pink, one purple, and yes, I admit to putting them on sometimes
one small pink/purple tiara that I never put on because it doesn't fit. Also, I am more of a diamond girl
one very small knick-knacky box
one cup with 3 fountain pens, scizzors, one refillable pencil
one 4 x 5 card reading: Bringer, dark dragon, small black dragon with silver wings

Yeah, peaches & bettie, I would have it on my desk, but somehow my mouth gets to it too fast for it to be on my desk for any length of time. :D

thethinker42
06-09-2009, 06:50 AM
Lamp
Laptop
Water bottle
Clipboard
"With The Band" manuscript waiting to be edited
Notebook
Modem
Headphones
Cat
A cell phone I don't know how to use
My wallet

Izz
06-09-2009, 06:52 AM
Yeah, peaches & bettie, I would have it on my desk, but somehow my mouth gets to it too fast for it to be on my desk for any length of time. :Dyou have a chocolate keyboard? :wants:

Mr Flibble
06-09-2009, 12:46 PM
Hmm

Pc
Monitor with one of Shweta's poem's taped to the side.
File thing that's supposed to keep everything tidy. Is overflowing with bits of paper.
Large pile of hubby's accounts
large tree's worth pile of various scraps of notes ( mostly written at work) that obscure actual desk.
Five notepads in various states of distress
Two magazines with articles relevant to book idea
Bills
Empty rizzla packs - 6
a full rizzla pack ( I'm sure it's in there somewhere!)
Lighter
Full baccy pouch
Empty baccy pouch
ashtray
two of my daughter's bracelets that need mending
A care bear ( I have no idea how that turned up)
Staples - but no stapler, unless it's buried under the paper
Pen holder with no pens in it. It has a candle in there though?
Book of stamps
Instructions for Super Mario on the Wii (??)
Cuddly tiger wearing necklace
A snowman made out of masking tape ( WTF?? )
Memory stick
Three pens that don't work
There may be a pen that does work. Somewhere.
Two pencils that the dog has chewed past usefulness
Blue tac in shape of rhino horn ( don't ask) that's gone fluffy
One of those little plastic tag things for plants
Some sea shells
Four blank DVD's
Two full DVD's with nothing written on so they could be anything - Thanks for that Old man, here have them back on your desk!
Some catkins
USB massager ( iz cool - my son got it for my birthday.)
Wind up torch
Dust


I cleared the rest of the crap off on Saturday. Yeah, I am Mrs Organised.

Priene
06-09-2009, 12:52 PM
My feet.

KTC
06-09-2009, 01:22 PM
my laptop.

calley
06-09-2009, 02:16 PM
Laptop, dying fern, sweet potatoes, four slices of bread, rice bowl with chopsticks on top, five coasters with one cup of water. Vaseline.

...My desk might just qualify as the opening lines to an esoteric novel. Or something really smutty.

Rachel
06-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Sweet potatoes!

aadams73
06-09-2009, 04:21 PM
Sweet potatoes!

Yum! I'm coming right over.

My desk still has all the same stuff plus a half-full coffee cup and a teaspoon.

jennontheisland
06-09-2009, 05:38 PM
my laptop.
this.

omg I don't know how some of you can think with all that stuff cluttered aroound you.

next to the desk is one spiral notebook and one pen that works (because the ones that don't hit the bin the minute they stop being useful)

Mr Flibble
06-09-2009, 05:50 PM
this.

omg I don't know how some of you can think with all that stuff cluttered aroound you.



If things are too neat I get nervous - and the urge to throw a handful of papers in the air :D

Wayne K
06-09-2009, 05:53 PM
A stack of boxes which are going to the beach house. And a pen.

jennontheisland
06-09-2009, 05:55 PM
If things are too neat I get nervous - and the urge to throw a handful of papers in the air :D
If things are too messy I get twitchy and the compulsive urge to tidy.


Dude, we could keep each other entertained for days!

rhymegirl
06-09-2009, 06:36 PM
My Laptop
My router
TV remote
TV guide
Lip balm
Notebook
Three wallets
Pack of post-its
Index cards
Two lolly tins holding game markers
Many pens
Many coins
Stapler
A harmonica
A deck of playing cards
A tape measure
CDs
One precarious stack of boxes, folders, print outs and magazines

Why do you need three wallets?

Kathy, the curious writer

Button
06-09-2009, 07:46 PM
If things are too neat I get nervous - and the urge to throw a handful of papers in the air :D

I'm in this corner.

I'll clean my desk off inbetween projects because I need the room to build or put books on it. So the desk is only clean for like .000010th of a second, ever.

The Cajun boyfriend's the same way. He's got two, one for projects which is constantly cluttered, and then his computer desk, which usually has papers and bills and things all over.

spamwarrior
06-09-2009, 07:49 PM
I need to clean my desk!

*gnashes teeth*

quickWit
06-09-2009, 07:58 PM
omg I don't know how some of you can think with all that stuff cluttered aroound you.

Yes, Jenn, we get it. We all know you're Canadian. You doon't need to type you're accent.

:)

jennontheisland
06-09-2009, 08:06 PM
Yes, Jenn, we get it. We all know you're Canadian. You doon't need to type you're accent.

:)
Pointing out typos... never gets old.

quickWit
06-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Pointing out typos... never gets old.

:roll:

I'm such a looser!

scarletpeaches
06-09-2009, 08:13 PM
quickWit should probably start his own flounce thread.

quickWit
06-09-2009, 08:20 PM
quickWit should probably start his own flounce thread.

I did once, but it was in the poetry forum and no one saw it.

aadams73
06-09-2009, 08:23 PM
I did once, but it was in the poetry forum and no one saw it.

Before my lovely thread turns into a toilet-fest, what is on YOUR desk? :D

scarletpeaches
06-09-2009, 08:23 PM
A toilet.

aadams73
06-09-2009, 08:25 PM
A toilet.

Wow, they really DO make flats small over there...

spamwarrior
06-09-2009, 08:29 PM
Wow... so do you go do the bathroom on your desk? =O

quickWit
06-09-2009, 08:30 PM
Before my lovely thread turns into a toilet-fest, what is on YOUR desk? :D

At the moment, being that I'm at the office...

Pictures of my wife and kids
Phone
Laptop
Coffee mug (extry large)
Ipod
Maps
Spreadsheets
Database tables
Programming books
Pads
Several programs in various stages of completion

Hu. Zzah.


ETA: I forgotted my U of M M&M jar. (Empty, of course) :D

stormie
06-09-2009, 08:33 PM
A box of Ferrero dark chocolates.

brainstorm77
06-09-2009, 08:33 PM
MMmmmm what's on my desk? A computer of course, my cell phone and some parts of a WIP I printed out to edit.:)

spamwarrior
06-09-2009, 08:40 PM
A box of Ferrero dark chocolates.

May I have some?

JoNightshade
06-09-2009, 11:08 PM
If things are too neat I get nervous - and the urge to throw a handful of papers in the air :D


If things are too messy I get twitchy and the compulsive urge to tidy.

I alternate between these two extremes. :)

Vincent
06-10-2009, 09:45 AM
Why do you need three wallets?

Kathy, the curious writer

For my three identities?

rhymegirl
06-10-2009, 04:48 PM
At the moment, being that I'm at the office...
Pictures of my wife and kids

So that would be a picture of a female bunny rabbit and some little bunnies, right?


Never missing an opportunity to bust up quicky. :)

DragonHeart
06-10-2009, 06:53 PM
I've got...

computer monitor
modem and router
my 3-in-1 printer (don't have anywhere else to put it right now)
camera
some random computer games
random papers of varying degrees of importance
notebook
pen
pony-tail holder I've been too lazy to move
a bottle of green works all purpose cleaner
my Nintendo DS
empty glass which recently had iced tea in it
a gaming magazine

Most of that will be cleaned up sooner or later...probably later.