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Yoinn
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0 posted 08-10-2009 03:40 PM       View Profile for Yoinn   Email Yoinn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Yoinn's Home Page   View IP for Yoinn

I just thought it might be fun if everyone took a look whats on their desks and wrote it down for us.

Heres mine.

Electric Bill
ash tray with smoked cigar
picture of mom and dad
picture of me and my girlfriend Francie
bag of pipe tobacco
bottle of Drakkar Noir
my pipe
couple of golf tees
2 cd's Tom' Waits - Orphans
and   Madeleine Peyroux - Half the perfect world
2 books - Slave Species of god by Michael Tellinger
and   Global conspiracy by David Icke
ummm lets see

some Blank DVD's
cell phone
cigar humidour
coffe cup from the movie "office space"
my ipod and ear phones
a remote that doesn't go to anything
assorted pens and pencils
a little stuffed monkey
empty bowl...
thats pretty much it

Yoin
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1 posted 08-12-2009 06:47 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

What a fun idea! I see you have lots going on on your desk! lol

Here's my inventory as of this very moment.

Two speakers
Cordless phone
Cordless Mouse
Mouse Pad
Keyboard
Monitor
Computer
Printer
Microphone
Stapler
Bowl of watermelon pieces
Cute little alarm clock
Basket of CDs on top of Computer
Candles
Lipstick
Perfume
Mirror
Guardian Angel medallion
Blessed Mary medallion
Basket of pens, scissors etc.
Letter
2 Bills
Cup of hot tea (well it was hot when I started writing this list! lol)
Sticky notes
2 Floppy disks
Photo of loved one
Cinnamon
Stevia
spoon
Magnifying Glass

NOTE ~ I have a BIG desk in my home office!


crosscountry83
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2 posted 08-12-2009 10:09 PM       View Profile for crosscountry83   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for crosscountry83

Stevia is good! If I were to list everything on my desk it would talk a long time... Nothing else to do at the moment, so I guess I will...

printer
paper
postcards
tupperware
huckleberry finn
a name display
pen cap
zip drive
peices of metal brain teasers
a cell phone
cinnomin hearts
ribbon
a fake plant
a paper holder
school ID
lots of pencils
eraser refills
pen
another pen
stuffed monkey
with a safari hat
speakers
two stuffed frogs
a moniter
key board
house phone
desk light
candle
sd card adapters
two school IDs from older years
mouse and mouse pad
pencil holder with lots of desk supplies
money
tape holder
another fake plant
a different stuffed monkey
physical form
school schedule

Rileigh
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3 posted 08-13-2009 01:07 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Rileigh, you just reminded me! I have a desk lamp as well on my desk..
Oh, and a cable box! Right now I have a rose-scented candle burning and all the lights turned off in my office. It is so calming. I love the night. Problem is ~ I love the morning as well so I'm not one to sleep a graat deal!
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4 posted 08-13-2009 03:31 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Ack!  A mess!

Okay --

Telephone
Burt's Bee's Beeswax hand creme
Rhyming Dictionary
CD
Thank you Card
pens .. lots of pens ... everywhere!
Novel, I am reading
Dictionary
Old family pictures
a really cool small leather blank notebook my friend got me to jot my poetic ideas in
my eye glasses case .. where are my glasses???
a dog comb
Mary Oliver's New Selected Poems
a note book full of my poetic drafts
a Time magazine
a writing project I have yet to start
a bankers lamp
and one cat!
Earth Angel
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5 posted 08-15-2009 12:47 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I think that what one has on their desk ~ and in their purse! ~ tells a story about the person! I enjoyed the little 'stories' of Yoinn, CC, and Alison!

Hugs all!
Linda Lou
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6 posted 08-15-2009 09:36 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I agree with you, Linda.  I usually don't carry a purse - but lately I have been.  It has a cell phone, a small notebook, a few business cards (a photographer, a wooden sign maker and my next hair appointment), dog treats, extra memory for my camera, a camera lens, my wallet, pens (I am addicted to pens and steal them all the ding-danged time), and usually my IPOD.  No makeup or hairbrushes for me.  I am a self-proclaimed slob!

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7 posted 08-21-2009 05:35 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Alison, it's good getting to know you better by what's on your desk ~ and in your purse. I'm rather embarassed to tell you all that's in my suitcase, I mean, "purse"!

Here goes! Go grab yourself a cup of coffee!

~ pen
~ paper
~ wallet (with not enough money in it! lol)
~ Credit card folder
~ my business cards
~ comb
~ 3 lipsticks
~ lip gloss
~ compact
~ "Anais, Anais" ~ small bottle French perfume
~ small packet of tissues
~ eye drops
~ peppermints
~ address book
~ X-strength Advil for occasional headache
~ medication
~ 'scrunchy' for ponytail
~ toothbrush
~ small tube of toothpaste
~ Dental floss
~ bandaids
~ small tube of first aid cream (Polysporin)
~ lighter (for emergencies)
~ small pocket knife
~ Nail clippers
~ Nail file
~ small bottle of handcream
~ Hand disinfectant ~ Purelle
~ and last but not least, a cot to lie down on when I get tired from carrying all that schtuff around with me! lol

Loveya, Lasky Girl

Linda
P.S. I used to be a Girl Guide! ~ "Always be prepared"

sweetthing21
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8 posted 09-21-2009 08:04 PM       View Profile for sweetthing21   Email sweetthing21   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetthing21

As I look around on my desk I see that I don't have much but what is sitting here makes me happy. my life is simply simple and I love it that way.
I have my lap top
paper and pen I can't go anywehere with out it. even though I can just use my lap top to write.
a pic of family friends and loved ones to keep me close to home.
unsent letters to write to my love from afar
a sketch book with pencils
and my Ipod with music that fills my soul
N|D|N|C|Lost-Poet
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9 posted 09-23-2009 01:13 AM       View Profile for N|D|N|C|Lost-Poet   Email N|D|N|C|Lost-Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for N|D|N|C|Lost-Poet

A big jug of coca cola
And my laptop and my mouse


....


Yes.
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10 posted 09-23-2009 10:50 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

From right to left...a stack of envelopes and notepads--weighed down by a can of aquanet. There's fingernail polish remover next to that, and hand lotion. Some jovan musk oil, and another notepad, and then there's a piece of a broken bracelet--a butterfly. (I've been meaning to do something with that.)

Did I mention the hair brush? Well there is one. And a brand new pair of earrings (from Claire's! *glee*) um, an ashtray, a very cool mousepad (beloved gift from PdV) and a lighter. OH.

There's a computer screen--right here--tap tap--Now? To the leffffffffffft...I have a lighter, some windex, a copy of the Declaration of Independence and ew...a toothpick. Next to that is a bottle of Arpege..mmmm...and next to that, on top of a stack of CD's is some Oil of Olay Vitalizing Cream. (Not to be confused with RE-vitalizing cream...

A ceramic thingie made by my son, which, for some strange reason, holds only paint brushes but no pens, with a single brass leaf hanging down out of that.

And a bottle of Melatonin.

OH.

And the telephone.

OH. And two speakers...(John Lennon's playing)

and I think that's it!
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11 posted 09-23-2009 02:16 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

OK... I'll give this a go.

My computer (obviously)
The phone
Computer speakers
An oil bottle from the 50's that I found (it provided inspiration for something I was writing).
The Mousepad
My girlfriend's cell phone
My Beatles cap (which I just took off)
Pencil Sharpener
A couple of books I am doing research with for work
Various writing impliments
A file/box system with various things in it
A guitar tuner
My left elbow, as I type this with my right index finger

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE

Klassy Lassy
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12 posted 03-12-2010 04:09 AM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

I have three desks and a sewing table in this room!  This one is my computer desk...

computer paraphernalia:  CPU,keyboard, mouse, two modems, monitor, speakers, broadband modem, a disconnected phone jack

Inside shelf:
CD's, floppy disks, 3 address books, phone book, ink cartridge, a ledger

phone
glass star paperweight from an AVON President's Club luncheon in '89
a note from Farmers Insurance with a prospective customer's phone number
lined note pad
list of skin care regimens
calendar from Australia
high intensity gooseneck lamp

Gifts from family members:
a ceramic figurine of two bluebirds and flowers on a lamp post, (one of the bird's has a broken wing)
a 12" lighthouse candle my daughter gave me for Christmas two years ago
a stuffed monkey hanging on the corner of the top shelf
a whimsical, highly glazed, pink candy dish in the shape of a mushroom house with a yellow butterfly on the lid
a fabric mat woven by one of my daughters when she was in grade school
a tattered "TAZ" mousepad from two of my grandkids  
a coffee mug with a message to "Wake UP"--inside are pens, ruler, a nickel, and a grosgrain ribbon

Other than the Avon things and the lamp, nearly everything visible on my desk is a gift, including the computer, which was sent to me from a poet in TN!

Essorant
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13 posted 03-13-2010 12:13 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

My Laptop and its mouse are here
Some audiobooks are sitting near
Ovid and Chaucer for the ear,
A glass of water (never beer)
A pencil too, is this a bore?
The desk's too small for any more!


  
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14 posted 03-13-2010 10:37 AM       View Profile for JenniferMaxwell   Email JenniferMaxwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JenniferMaxwell

Like Essorantís desk, my work desk is too small to hold all that I need for my moonlighting job that gave me a Dell, with internet connection, and an HP all in one fax, copy, scan printer. Iíve added extensions, given it wings, file cabinets and basket lined side tables to hold all the necessary workaday things. The desk is actually a light oak table dragged home out of pity and need from the Goodwill store. A black tag mark down, covered with grim scratches and dings; other shoppers had deemed it unlovable. Not me. As I hand rubbed the wax that smoothed out the surface and gave it a sheen, in the grain I could see faces of newly weds dining by candlelight at their honeymoon table. A layer of sticky at one end, told a story from a time later when candles were extinguished for safety reasons, as the couple made room at their table for a sweet cherub in bib and booster seat.  Whatís on my desk? - The glow of past, present and dreams.

Juju
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15 posted 04-07-2010 01:14 AM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

On my desk

Unfinished tasks
Dried out pens
Text books I won't use

JUJU

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

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16 posted 04-07-2010 07:39 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Let's see how times havae changed:

My computer (again, obviously)
The set list for a fill in gig I am doing with my former band
Papers for a writing project I am doing
My cell phone
Kid's papers from school that they feel needed to be on my desk for some reason.
Candy left over from that big furry guy.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE

Bec
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17 posted 05-06-2010 08:00 PM       View Profile for Bec   Email Bec   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bec

I think it would be easier to tell you what isn't on my desk... the kitchen sink!

Okay...
Filing trays, overflowing with paperwork
A digital photo frame
A regular photo frame
A telephone
A candle
A watering can (for the orchid that used to be on my desk, but didn't like my office, so has been retired to my fairy-godmother's place for a little TLC)
Some envelopes for posting
A model Subaru WRX
A desk caddy full of pens that don't work
A filing rack overflowing with files
A desk calendar - Gary Larsen style cartoons
A blanket I've been meaning to post to the States for months
A coffee mug
Assorted CDs
A diary
A calculator
A cellphone
A satnav (trying to find where the heck my meeting is this morning!)
Paperclips in the shape of people
A blue goldstone (Bought it at a market for $2. It looks like a little piece of the night sky. I love it)
A little jar with loose change to go in my moneybox at home
A rediculous number of magazines that I really should get around to recycling
A bead necklace I made for my niece
A scale ruler
A report I'm supposed to be collating for submission
A scattering of highlighter pens
Post-it note pads of varying sizes
Light bulbs (don't ask, I don't know either!)
My laptop and mouse
A box of Sippah milk flavouring straws
A box of Nerada Ice peach flavoured tea sachets
A copy of The Princess Bride by S Morgenstern (I didn't realise it was a real book!)
A copy of The further Adventures of a London Call Girl: What Belle Did Next
An address book
Two USB flash drives

And I have to tidy it up today, the cleaners are coming! Argh!!

Bec

"I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell"~ Matchbox 20

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18 posted 05-07-2010 09:49 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

a bunch of wires.
a digital camera in a ziploc baggie.
an indoor/outdoor temperature readout.
some empty shell casings.
headphones.
a portable 250 gig hard drive.
a dog eared copy of the Tao de Ching.
a recent Tom Waits CD, "Glitter and Doom."
monitor, keyboard, mouse and PC tower.
a wicked little blade.
two pens with dark room safe lights built in.
a piece of petrified wood.
the latest Track of The Wolf catalog.
a calculater.
a Horizon Herbs catalog.
this month's copy of Dillon's Blue Press.
a box of tissues.
Aronson's "Jesus and Lao Tzu."

a small rack of CDs:
Coltrane's "My Favorite Things."
Coe's "Live at Billy Bob's."
a CD of Tull's original masters.
Dylan's "John Wesley Hardng."
Billie Holiday's "Billie's Blues."
Eric Clapton's "Unplugged."
Bromberg's "Out of the Blues."
Buckwheat Zydeco's "Five Card Stud."
the Outlaws "Wanted."
Mott The Hoople's "London to Memphis."
Knopfler and Harris "All the Road Runnings."
Levon Helm's "Dirt Farmer."
Waylon & Willie's "Clean Shirt."
Procul Harum's "Shine on Brigthly."
The Band's "Music From Big Pink."
Tom Waits' "Closing Time."
Dar William's "the beauty of the rain."
John Prine's "In Spite of Ourselves."
Joan Armatrading's "Volume 21."
Emmylou Harris' "Heartaches and Highways."
The Complete Works of Janis Joplin.
Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus."

a tape measure.
a 17 grain powder scoop.
a nail clipper.
a "B5" shading pencil.
three USB thumdrives.
a copy of T.S.Elliot's "The Eternity of Autumn."

some dust.
TNTarzan
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19 posted 05-14-2010 07:43 AM       View Profile for TNTarzan   Email TNTarzan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TNTarzan

Mattress
Sheets
Pillows
Comforter
Laptop
Cell Phone
Y'all are so lucky; I wish I had a desk.
Vulpine
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20 posted 06-20-2010 09:06 PM       View Profile for Vulpine   Email Vulpine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Vulpine

okay here it goes

my glasses case
2 camaras
2 speakers
my journal
pop cans
ALOT of pens and pencils
computer games
ash tray(my parents cause i'm only 13)
cables
bubble wrap
folders
more note books
USB
clock
comic book
gift card
magazines
rubber cement
printer
post its
cds

I am simply me and not what you want me to be.

i_am_patch!
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21 posted 06-24-2010 05:54 PM       View Profile for i_am_patch!   Email i_am_patch!   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for i_am_patch!

-PC OS:Windows XP / Dell
Monitor and CPU, mouse, keyboard
-Company thermal tumbler with black coffee
-Test paper for US 101 course (scored 49/50)
-Notebook (green, about 12 pages left)
-Black pen
-tissue
-name tent
-mobile phone
-avaya phone
-loose powder
-Nivea Lip care (in velvet rose)
-my fave purple coat
**
that's it!

can you be my friend in  facebook: mamhiebear@yahoo.com
cheers!

 
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