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« Topic Start: August 28, 2009, 12:08:42 pm »

Over in the word disassociation thread, I mentioned I was running out of things on my desk to provide inspiration for my entries in the thread.  Shadow said she thought a thread on desk items would be scary, but I thought it would be sort of fun.

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What oddball things do you have on (or around) your desk/computer area/etc.?  Permanent items and things that are just sort of drifting through are equally fair game here.

I've got a "build your own Stonehenge" kit (still in its shrinkwrap), and a foam airplane (maybe 6" long) with rubber bands attached to be used to launch it (though I've never done so).  Also, a company ID badge for "Saint Dogbert", whose job title is "Patron Saint of Technology".  And a fortune from a fortune cookie that says, "Buy many dream boxes."
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« Reply #1: August 28, 2009, 12:12:58 pm »

Over in the word disassociation thread, I mentioned I was running out of things on my desk to provide inspiration for my entries in the thread.  Shadow said she thought a thread on desk items would be scary, but I thought it would be sort of fun.

So.

What oddball things do you have on (or around) your desk/computer area/etc.?  Permanent items and things that are just sort of drifting through are equally fair game here.

How much space we got here? Cheesy

I've got usual stuff - D&D books, misc papers, video game disks and manuals.  A hairbrush.  Nailpolish.  A candleholder with no candle, the Baby's Operating Manual, a stuffed flying pig and a frog.  A single 12" granny square, connected to nothing.  Embroidery floss made partially up into a garden for my husband's model railroad.  Beads.  perfume.  Thread.  A couple of legos I confiscated from swuggy so he wouldn't hurt himself.  Measuring tape.  A partially-knitted sweater sleeve.  Cough drops.  a baseball.  An old page-a-day calendar, from at least a year ago.  an old thing of crackers that I'd throw out but is out of reach.  A bag of colored pencils.  misc yarn on the floor around my desk.  misc knitting patterns FOR said yarn.

and chocolate in a drawer next to my computer for .. emergencies. Cheesy
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« Reply #2: August 28, 2009, 01:41:19 pm »

Over in the word disassociation thread, I mentioned I was running out of things on my desk to provide inspiration for my entries in the thread.  Shadow said she thought a thread on desk items would be scary, but I thought it would be sort of fun.

So.

What oddball things do you have on (or around) your desk/computer area/etc.?  Permanent items and things that are just sort of drifting through are equally fair game here.


A Native American raven fetish sits atop my pc, 5 notepads & 1 pen, a handful of rocks with sparkly inclusions that I found in a river in North Georgia, a picture of my big-eared Maine Coon cat when he was a bat-eared kitten, an ornate oil lamp (Corinthian 550 BC), a Chinese cookie tin (decorated with chrysanthemums) that contains matchbooks, a multi-level file box full of things I don't remember putting there, bear spray, and a bag of cat treats.  Also a phone and a desk lamp.
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« Reply #3: August 28, 2009, 04:42:19 pm »

What oddball things do you have on (or around) your desk/computer area/etc.?  Permanent items and things that are just sort of drifting through are equally fair game here.

I don't "decorate", so everything odd on my desk is there because it was a level spot to set said thing until I could find time to put it away.  I'm at work right now (work desk=very boring), but off the top of my head my home desk currently has the following weirdness:

  • Spinning stuff, including a box 'o roving and a niddy-noddy
  • Beads from a bead swap box I unpacked yesterday
  • A weather box spell--sort of a sunny-day diorama that I open in hopes of improved weather (I keep it closed most of the time)
  • Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab vials (never know when I might need to get stinky)

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« Reply #4: August 28, 2009, 05:02:42 pm »



My desk is very small.  it has a fold-out and a pull-out that I can't put anything on except a keyboard and mouse because anything else would get swept off when I tucked it in to stand up.  On the small part of the top not taken up by my monitor I have a nail file, a speaker, a deck of tarot cards, and a tube of moisturizer.  On top of the monitor I have a dragon-head snuffer and some hair ties.  On the windowsill beside the desk I have (usually) an orange or a grey cat, and three cats worth of unattached fur.

Geez, the top of the microwave is more exciting than my desk.

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« Reply #5: August 28, 2009, 05:05:41 pm »



Computer stuff and papers. Oh, and a little statue of "Computa" I got for Christmas one year.
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« Reply #6: August 28, 2009, 07:27:12 pm »


A Lord of the Rings action figure, a Harry Potter figure, a crocheted Tiny Grim Reaper, a crotched Tiny Cthulhu, and a stuffed Spock bear.


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« Reply #7: August 28, 2009, 08:56:16 pm »


Rocks.  Lots of them.  A huge and very flashy piece of polished labradorite, a gorgeous piece of polished quartz, some geode pieces, some spheres (selenite, amethyst, lepidolite, agate), a couple of quartz points.

A tealight holder with a sunburst in the front (that the light shines through) with a battery-powered candle. 

A small goddess figurine.

Clock and paperweight from organizations I used to work for.

Family photo.

Candy dish full of chocolate.  Grin

HUUUUUUGE pile of stuff I need to read.
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« Reply #8: August 28, 2009, 09:21:46 pm »


Hmm... the strangest things I have on my desk is a small flask of Chinese booze and a "Pee Pee" boy that is supposed to let you know when your water is the proper temperature for tea that the oldest brought home with her from her trip. I also have a Chinese dragon she got me, some chocolate raisins, candles, seashells, Game Mastery Item cards from Paizo Publishing (damn cool things for keeping track of your characters loot in DnD!), gum, a fuse tester, camera, exercise journal, and bills... both paid and unpaid.

That's the first layer of crap!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9: August 28, 2009, 11:12:37 pm »


I've got a "build your own Stonehenge" kit (still in its shrinkwrap), and a foam airplane (maybe 6" long) with rubber bands attached to be used to launch it (though I've never done so).  Also, a company ID badge for "Saint Dogbert", whose job title is "Patron Saint of Technology".  And a fortune from a fortune cookie that says, "Buy many dream boxes."

I also have a build your own Stonehenge kit from Barnes N Nobles, 5 quill pens, a plastic bowl filled with wax that I poured out of a candle, several wands, a Harry Potter electronic game, and some lab glasses that came from a kid chemistry set. And chocolate.
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« Reply #10: August 29, 2009, 01:19:18 am »

What oddball things do you have on (or around) your desk/computer area/etc.?  Permanent items and things that are just sort of drifting through are equally fair game here.

I've got a bean-bag snake, a wee small glow-in-the-dark rubber snake, a plush Al Elric (from the anime series Full Metal Alchemist - I <3 Al), a statue of Medusa from the Toscano catalog, a drawer full of embroidery supplies, a book of erotic fantasy art that is not erotic enough for me & is probably going up on amazon.com soon, a box of Natural Low Fat Dog Treats, some sidewalk chalk... a backscratcher from the Hong Kong airport, a soft nylon cruelty-free dog muzzle (anyone who says that dogs love the PediPaws pet manicure system are lying, but it does prevent cutting your dog's nails too short, nicking the quick and ragged shredded edges - and any dog muzzle that promises to be easy to put on your dog is also lying) - and the offending PediPaws thingy itself. 
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« Reply #11: August 29, 2009, 07:23:13 am »

Geez, the top of the microwave is more exciting than my desk.

OK.  So what's on top of your microwave, then?  Grin  (Mine:  Teapot, two mugs, notepad/pens, corkscrew.)
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« Reply #12: August 29, 2009, 07:23:35 am »

I also have a build your own Stonehenge kit from Barnes N Nobles,

I cannot tell you how amused I am that I'm not the only one.  (Although I think mine came from ThinkGeek.)
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« Reply #13: August 29, 2009, 11:07:30 am »


A computer monitor for my desktop that I never turn on, my two routers, my TB external hard drive, a banker's lamp, two blank journals, the journal I'm currently writing in, a shopping list, a list of things I need to do today or PERISH, a roll of painter's tape, a copy of Flip Dictionary, a stack of papers with random notes on them pertaining to my writing and/or schoolwork, a glass herb bottle with ground sage in it, my old sketchbook, two wallets, tape, a tin full of safety pins, a make-up compact, random assorted wires and such, an empty jar glass with the remnants of orange juice in it (from this morning, I swear Cheesy), enough pens to start an apocalypse, and a glass plate with a frosted dragon carving on the bottom.  Oh, and my laptop that keeps asking me if I want to restart. If I wanted to restart, Hal, I'd restart, wouldn't I?


I'm losing my touch; usually I'd have 10x the items I listed, and more random too.
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« Reply #14: August 29, 2009, 11:08:41 am »

enough pens to start an apocalypse

*blinks*

*blinkyblinks*

exactly how many pens DOES it take to start an apocalypse, anyway?  and what would it look like?  Ink-covered?
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