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serenity blaze
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0 posted 04-02-2008 06:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"the what's on your desk game!"

This was started by Poet Devine, way back in the old days. ( )

So tell me, whatcha got on your desk? Hmmm?

I'll take inventory first.

A printer. On top of the printer is a lovely wooden box (thanks Shar!) filled with coca cola caps. On top of the box is a white dove statue. (nod, in memory of 'Becca) and I have more coke reward thingies next to a notepad. A red Bic ballpoint pen, and locks of my hair from my last hair cutting rampage. (Don't ask, it's a "witch" thang...)

The new DSL manual (our old modem was fried along with a transformer during the storms this past weekend) and a battery recharger with dead batteries in it. (They are not gonna recharge either--they are...dead.) A flashlight, a pack of cigarettes, an ashtray, some old floppy disk-thingies that I don't know what to do with, a glass container with little mushrooms on it which contains even more coca cola caps. Two speakers, a roll of tape, oh--there's another lighter too. My monitor, my mouse, and a very awesome mousepad that is a little rug (thanks PdV!) and a child's size pair of ruby slippers.

Oh. And a hairbrush. OH. And an envelope with somebody's phone number on it. (Remind me to call it to see who answers.)

So...what's on your desk?

Hmmm. I just realized I have no beverage. Most unusual for me.

But..shrug. I no longer know what is usual for me.

So, do tell, what's goin' on behind the glass? Tell me whatcha got! *tap*tap*tap*



(I just checked and the batteries in the flashlight are dead too.) Remind me to...


Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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1 posted 04-02-2008 06:50 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Hey this could be fun!

Ok, I'm talking about my desk at my office... let me tell you what I see...

1. Laptop that I'm typing on
2. Speakers for my music
3. Telephone - yes, someone has to take calls!
4. Printer for all those confidential memos!
5. Notebook and a collection of my favorite pens!
6. My In/Out tray
7. My little set of Angel cards, which I read and change each day (inspiration and it makes me nice for the whole day!)
8. Henry... my little stuffed gecko from Bangkok - sitting on my speakers
9. My little clock - to remind me when to go home!
10. Glasses to read the screen - can't see otherwise! damnit!
11. My cell phone.. always on silent though
12. A beautiful porceline container from San Francisco - not that I've been there - it was a gift - I keep my very important paperclips in it!
13. My Whiteboard - various notes - oh and I have a Varca List - (varca means cow in Italian) ...you don't want to get on my Varca List!!
14. My therapy couch and two chairs - I have lots of counselling to do with my staff!!  
15. My very healthy looking Yucca plant...
16. A very funky looking wooden Lion stand - guess you have to see that to believe it!
17. Last but not least... my barfridge stocked with bubbles... but it is only open from 5pm week days!!  ok, well sometimes it opens at 4pm!! depending on my stress levels!!

That's me... that's my desk! Love for you to visit anytime   I'll have the bubbles ready just for you!

love
RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

serenity blaze
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2 posted 04-02-2008 06:56 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*jaw drops*

You have a therapy chair? Are you a shrink?

Maybe I should come visit you!  

I'd like to see that gecko, too! (I've got a dead lizard framed over my bed.)

and Thanks Roniece!
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3 posted 04-03-2008 09:51 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Office work area:

Lots of personal photos pinned to the movable walls, plus lots of instructional sheets to tell me where people are at, what day it is by a scenic calendar, a pair of headphones hanging on a wall, a friend's "proof" of the front page of his newly published book, "Impending Wisdom" by Dr. Dennis Woodall, and my name tag that I rarely wear because I know who I am.

Oak laminate desk: Sony CD/radio/clock; monitor to engage electronically with others, keyboard; phone on a stand which stores books beneat it; East of Eden, almost finished, steno pad, speakers; Kleenex, red plastic cup filled with yesterday's water; coffee cup with lukewarm coffee, paper holder, stapler, a desk calendar [in case I can't look up to the scenic calendar] name plate, two candy dishes for guests, a green round paperweight, two filing systems with my monthly projects; calculator, mouse, mouse pad, pen, correction tape, post it note, yellow highlight, staple remover, and scotch tape.

Rest of the room: Metal cabinet for storage of LCD's; two book cases with primary colored expandable folders that carry reports and "stuff"; a very healthy green ivy on a little cherrywood "telephone table" that use to be in my house, with a mauve seat cover; two mauve-cloth matching wicker chairs, also cherrywood; cherrywood coat rack holding a lightweight windbreaker [blue]; black/beige/gray rectangular area rug; small room fan sitting on floor; one hard drive sitting on floor and one small heater, also on floor, along with one trash can, and a chair mat.

Miscellaneous pretties decorating book cases, including a Galileo thermometer, a wine glass that has etched on it "Poet" from my eldest granddaughter; a snow globe with an angel in it from my stepdaughter; four small assorted vases [just in case I get posies], another larger clear glass paperweight; a slate picture of New Orleans on a stand that we picked up in Louisiana in 1999; a Thesaurus of Quotations; a New Explorer Thesaurus; a brown faux marble bowl with rasied style carving depicting a unicorn, two 18 x 24" watercolor paintings of roses and lilies that a friend reproduced from a very small magazine photo back in 1984...also in mauves and greens...

my purse which sits on one of the chairs closest to me, with all sundry items [check book, wallet, camera, keys, phone, etc.] in one of those Buxton bags you see advertised on TV [and man, are they great!]

and that's about it. I'm very "at home" at work.
Susan Caldwell
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4 posted 04-03-2008 12:48 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

My desk at home:

My monitor, two speakers, a modem, a lamp, a phone with answering machine and a small bill holder.  

At work:

The usual computer hardware, pictures of my family, cards that I have received from coworkers, a note that says "Te Amor" from a friend, an email from same friend, various Jaguar football stuff, and loads of contracts and paperwork.  

It's in the desk that's most interesting....

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

serenity blaze
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5 posted 04-03-2008 12:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OMG...

y'wanna do the whole room?

I don't even know what's in here!

I'm pretty sure of what ain't though.

Sighing.

I'm gonna have to do this a wall a time then...

Upper left corner is a pen and ink rendering of a skull that my son did. Below that are pictures of my kids as babies. (Sailor suits! glee!) There is an iron cross in there, an ornament from PdV, Cards from all of YOU good people! Some photos by Jan, and prayer beads that I made for me.

The Serenity Prayer. (That's new--my friend gave it to me for Easter and it came wiht a pair of chocolate praying hands. I ate 'em. I hope I'm not going to hell for that.)

French doors...to...ew...out there.

A High Boy Dresser Drawer with another wooden box filled with wooden doodads that I intend to glue on the mirror which is behind the tv next the dresser. Candlesticks and candles, and books books books, A fairy statue, a candy jar full of change, a small wooden box full of "jones" (That means there ain't nuttin' in it and there hasn't been for a long time.)

Above that is my Salvadore Dali Tarot Calendar (Thanks Kacy!) Above THAT is a dear departed friend's tambourine. There are two pictures on either side of the mirror, and above THAT is my surround sound (not hooked up) and...

A SUN! The TV is on a microwave cart until I can afford a cabinet, but I figure by that time I'll need a new tv anyway. My dvd thingie, some dvds, and then there's the little bitty window that I call my "gun turret"--it looks out on my front door. Below that is a freestanding bookshelf, for paperbacks--tiki drink glasses that hold my paint brushes and other paraphenila, and omg..there's my socks! OH. I forgot about my stash of vitamins, herbs and supplements. That's wedged inbetween the dresser and the tv/microwave stand. There's a sea shell bird cage with a bronze bird suspended in it. (It was a wedding gift from a former bf. Sheesh.)

And directly over my head? FISH.

and tibetan bells. oh..and a dragonfly.

It's all on a mobile.

OH. And there's windchimes hanging from seashell birdcage thingie too, and a plant in that, and there's a white scarf draped over my little window, which has two pieces of stained glass art hanging in it.

And there's pretty much rocks and crystals everywhere.

OH.

And a cow skull.

and dayum...a professional make up kit that I've never opened.

(Um, I don't go anywhere and I don't have to look at me!)

There's a couple of canes hanging on a partially opened drawer too. One of them is an actual walking cane, the other is this bamboo job that those guys put paper flowers on in those walking clubs...

OH. And above the window is a ceramic plate--the chinese horoscope.

There's prolly more.

*chuckle*

I'll be your stuff is neater.

Hell, I just did the wall I'm facing too.

I ain't looking behind me, I know all this crap is gaining on me!

*chuckle*
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6 posted 04-03-2008 12:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Myrtle yer sooooooo sensible!
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7 posted 04-03-2008 01:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hmmm.......... Let's see - I  have a credenza on my right, my computer station in front of me, and a full desk on my left..

Credenza
Pencil sharpener (electric)
Pile of paperwork (not sure what paperwork)
Stackable bins
Box of business cards
Credit card machine
Upright file holder (I have no idea what all that stuff is).
Telephone

Computer station
Water bottle
Client list
Napkin
Monitor
"Doing it now - work pile" - It looks too deep
Two mugs full of pencils & pens
Bottle of "Germ-X"

Desk
Another pile of papers
Car keys
Outgoing file box - Contains one poem co-written with one of my staff
Another container of pencils
Paper clips
Tape
Stapler
White out
Apple post-its
My wrist watch
My afternoon snack
Calculator
File folders of current work
Cell phone
Money

I forgot the file drawer credenza behind me - That's 360 degrees of "stuff"

A lamp
A pile of papers (no idea what's in there)

Does this mean I'm a "pile person?"
Yep - But I knew that about me already...

Do I have to work now?





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8 posted 04-03-2008 01:31 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

on the top of my computer desk, it's an armoire style, is a Buddha head statue thing, some candles and a bottle with sand in it from home. I have a cd player and a ton of cds...office supplies like tape and staples a stapler, a dictionary, cups with pens, three water bottles, picutres and clay artsy things my kids made for me, scratch paper, bits of paper here and there with random thoughts on them, a bracelet I thought I lost...cool...and the printer and all that stuff is down at the bottom.
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9 posted 04-03-2008 01:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oh man...ya'll made me look. I found a red brassiere, my carved wooden elephant, and a butterfly snowglobe (all this was on top of my dresser)....

and btw? I called that number I found on my desk. Somebody named Bob answered.

I didn't know him. Weird.

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10 posted 04-03-2008 01:58 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

If I sit at my home desk this is the wall I am facing:

A Maxine calender (which I just flipped to April), a white shelf with a decorative bowl, a hurricane lamp and a picture of the USS Canpus on it, then below the shelf is a picture of my daughter and granddaughter that Duncan took for me, to the left of the calender is a frame landscape that Duncan also  took and that is the wall.     I am not a collector nor keep what I don't use..what you see is what you get..some think that is completely boring. I like neat and tidy. It's what I can control...



"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~
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11 posted 04-03-2008 02:00 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Karen? I like your stuff better.  

and why is it always a Bob???

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~
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12 posted 04-03-2008 02:27 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Because "Bobs" are generally pretty cool characters...



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I like that name
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14 posted 04-03-2008 02:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

serenity I promise just to do my "desk" tonight...and I promise not to go around the room. Unless you really want to know...
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15 posted 04-03-2008 03:31 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I really wanna know.

Y'want me to call Bob and see if he wants to play too?

(Ya'll know I'd do it...)

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SURE!
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oh yeah...do it
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what's on my desk?

sorry, that will have to wait - I'm working on a different novel right now... one that's a tad more exciting that the inventory of JUNK on my desk... well... at least I think there's a desk here somewhere.

oh - and you know there's a mountain dew on my desk... the rest is just transient slips of time-wasting material.
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19 posted 04-03-2008 05:36 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

okkkkk... well after reading whats on all of your desks, my desk is positively BORING!!!  Maybe "Bob" can fix it for me ... you know spice up my look or something!!  LOL

I love this game - thanks Karen, you're the best and I tried to take a pic of my gecko for you but couldn't quite figure out how to transfer the pic on my phone to the screen... I know, I know, I'm not that technically inclined!! but hey, the thought was definitely there!   

RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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20 posted 04-03-2008 05:44 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Just when I thought that this was a rather sleepy evening on Open and that maybe the best thing to do was going to get some sleep (the beauty sleep ), I came upon this true fun thread! Thank you dear Karen! This was great to read and I had an outburst of laughter when I read that you ate the chocolate praying hands, hoping that you wouldn't go to hell for this!!! Gosh, you are one of a kind.
I could never go into such detail as all of you do, because of lack of knowledge of all the names of things ... but to a certain extent I might give it a try:

office:
*besides all the computer equipment
*phone and cellphone and direct line to the big boss
*several pictures of my two grandsons (yes, they are gorgeous!)
*my best pens hidden in a metal box with a *cat design (there is always someone who distractedly carries MY pens away ...)
*crystal pen container (for the ordinary pens and pencils)
*a crystal fish (gift of my daughter when I changed office to make me feel at ease)
*bloc-notes and post-it
*a rather disquieting pile of "urgent" things that need attention
*abundance of calendars on the desk, on the walls
*one of those "snow producing" photo containing things when you shake them (ya see ...!) with my cat on one side and on the other side my daughter's cat (one of her three)
*yes I love cats, I have also a big carton clock on the wall behind me with sweet cat designs instead of the hours in numbers ... (gift of a very sensitive colleague, who knows what I like)
*the star on my desk is a spectacular plant of azaleas which makes everyone who comes in explode in ahhhh and ohhhhh (birthday gift - last february, still blooming like crazy)
*behind the computer I have an enormous Kenzia which provides for the green touch

home:
*my own antique desk would not support the computer etc., but nonetheless it has reached a high risk phase of crashing (skinny legs!! )under the weight of the enormous piles of paper (when will I finally find the time to range them?)
* there are on it also a dozen crystal objects I love very much, mostly animals, but there is also a blue Madonna
* picture of my Mother (yes in a crystal frame!)which I press to my heart every morning
*a romantic lamp

my daughter's desk (where I am right now - she lives in Belgium):
*computer equipment plus
*a pile of CD's
*my daughter's diaries of the past years (yes I peeked in once, but was so shocked at one point when she described me in a certain way that I didn't make a second attempt!)
*a mousepad with my winning haiku from "poetry.com" hehehe - it says:
"Life flows placidly
we have the choice to be free
to cry or to laugh"


Yes better laugh!! There are more "things" on other "things" ... too many "things" actually ... sometimes I dream of a white room with only very few things in it where the atmosphere is zen and feng shui ... oui!

Enjoyed your company!
Love and joy.
Margherita
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21 posted 04-03-2008 05:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

If Bob will ever answer his phone, I'll ask him if it's one of those camera phone thingies, maybe he can help you out too.



OY--technology!

I have never actually seen one of those "blackberry" thingies--never had an Ipod in my ears, and when I kept hearing "more bars across America", I thought it was because the population of New Orleans had been dispersed, and thus there would be cocktail lounges popping up like mushrooms across the nation.



Hugs, lady. If I ever get new batteries, I'll take a picture of my lizard for you too. (I do believe mine was the inspiration for a poem by one of our resident poets--Michael Anderson--I'll look for that too.)

Hey...I gotta brag on somethin'!!!

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22 posted 04-03-2008 05:59 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Wow.

(And why do I wanna call you Maggie May?)

I'm kind of laughing at myself too...cause with all my "stuff"--now I want a "crystal fish".

That's just downright inspirational.

And tsk...I have to go make Hamburger Helper. I'm having fun, too! *pout*

If I seem giddy, I'm just glad to be here today.

(and I really must find out what is in this tea!)

zinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng!

*chuckle*

Love ya Margherita!

(a crystal fish...) hmmm...

that should be poetry, doncha think?
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23 posted 04-03-2008 06:10 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

"hello Bob, are you there"?... I think you might have a problem... you know when you answered that call from a crazy woman who demanded to know who you were??  well, it was my friend Karen, you know the one with the great smile and laughter that can be heard down under...?  yes, that's the one, so, she's not that crazy afterall, as she thinks she might be able to remember the time she met you... yes, in fact, she is sure of it now...she told me it was at a Technology Fair, where she was demonstrating the latest in IPODs and the like.... what's that Bob? you remember her too?  she wasn't the one demonstrating she was the one looking on in awe and wondering how the hell music could come thru those tiny wires into your head??? ah yes... ok, you might be right on that one BOB!!  but still, she knows how to make you laugh doesn't she!!       

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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24 posted 04-03-2008 06:31 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

grin...the first time I used a cell phone I actually handed it back to the guy and asked him to dial the number for me!

That's gotta be "Bob"!

(And Bob? Y'happen to know what's in this tea?)

yowsers!
 
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