Any office worker will tell you that their desk is their home away from home. Like the job, or hate it, you’re stuck within your little walls for a great deal of your life. People adapt to this in many ways, from decoration to simply ignoring it altogether.
As one who spends forty plus hours of each week in a cubicle, I wanted to share my little world with the world. So I decided to take some photos of my desk.
First, this is my computer – wide-screen and generally awesome, though of late it’s running like a slow old man and I vaguely want to shove it off a cliff. Starting up in the morning takes approximately ten minutes.
On the shelf above it, you’ll see some of the toys I brought to keep me company. In addition to Dunnys, I have a mini Transformer and a mini GI Joe heroine. The race number on the wall is from this years Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile race, which I ran, and the photo beside the monitor is of my wedding party.
Also on the wall is a green flower, which was given to me by my lovely boss, who is on a two-week vacation and whom I won’t see until I return from my own vacation.
Next to my desk, keeping me happy, is a framed photo of Eric and myself (taken with Bob’s iphone before last November’s Hot Chocolate 5k.) Also, there’s a ceramic balloon from our Valentines Day trip to Las Vegas, a Rose Tyler (from “Doctor Who”) action figure, and a flower pot that once contained a living plant. Now, however, it contains pens, hairties, and gum. All of which are essentials.
(Oh and – underneath Rose are my wedding and engagement ring. Because I can NOT type with them on.)
Please note: I did not include pictures of my other two walls. One of which contains only a phone list, and the other has a crapton of papers scattered around – as well as a ridiculous 201o kitten calendar. My cubemates look forward to the turning of the calendar page each month.
Fellow bloggers – share your workspaces! (Bob, Dan, Morgan, Liz… I’m calling on YOU.)