Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #24

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13 Things On, Under or Near My Desk At Work



  1. Cat #1 - Nelson. This usually happens in the morning: he'll wait for me to finish my cereal so that he can lick the bowl. When he is done, it's nap time!

  2. Cat #2 - Admiral. He's just taking a nap on my desk. Probably taking advantage of the rare occasion that there is a clean spot. Earlier, I had three cats, but Wingdat left. Working in an office with pets is the greatest!

  3. Dog #1 - Yep, that's right. I also have dogs under my desk. Retro, a golden retriever, usually sleeps on the vent under my desk. I'm glad, because I don't like the cold air blowing on me.

  4. Dog #2 - I'm not kidding. I have yet a fourth animal on, under, or near my desk. This dog, Bryce, hides under my desk. I only know he's there when he growls at an approaching cat. NOTE: To answer the question: Is it hard to work with animals on or under your desk? The answer is NO. I love it. It's sometimes hard to move my chair for fear of rolling over a dog. The cats are easily tossed if they get in the way!

  5. Small wooden carving of the Buddha. No, not the fat, happy Chinese guy that people call Buddha. An actual Buddhist Buddha that my husband brought back to me from Singapore a few years ago.

  6. Two Robots. A side-effect of the company I work for. Without giving away too much of my actual identity, I help sell robot kits to kids. I have a couple on my desk. One I decorated around Christmas to look like Rudolph.

  7. iPod #1 - My new video iPod. I bring it to work every day so that I can update my podcasts, download videos and TV shows, and charge. I love my video iPod. I don't think I could live without it now.

  8. iPod #2 - My old U2 iPod. It is broken and sad. Literally! When it started to break down, it showed an icon of a sick iPod. I'm trying to sell it for parts. $50 bucks and it's yours!

  9. Turd - I don't know what else to call it. It's a piece off of a sculpture a friend was making. It looks like an abstract, polished turd pile.

  10. Rattle - It's a square, ceramic, American-Indian rattle that is supposed to ward off evil spirits.

  11. Extra CPU - This computer is devoted to running a security camera for the front reception area. We can see real-time video of the front door over the network. Unfortunately, our programmer named this program "Gay Cam."

  12. Goddess KALI magnet - This is an Indian (India) magnet titled Goddess KALI trampling on her husband, Lord Shiva. She has several heads, arms and legs. Her husband seems to be enjoying it.

  13. Mannequin. He's still there. You can read more about him in my post, "Behind the Behind."


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14 comments:

Trish said...

Love the rattle and magnet. I've gotta get more interesting stuff for my desk. I've got a bobble-head Einstein and more goofy stuff at home, but people raid my work desk at night so I can't bring cool stuff in. :(

Happy TT!
Mine are up.

The Shrone said...

Usually my kitties are swarming around the desk, too, but where are they? Have they planted a trap on the stairs since the tuna is late in being dispensed? My TT is up!

Just Expressing Myself said...

You've set the scene well; I can see it in my mind's eye.
My TT is up.
Have a marvelous holiday weekend.
Frances

lilfeathers2000 said...

Gosh is there room for you?

Christine said...

When the kids are all asleep and the house is peacefull, I sit down to do a little Bedtime Blogging, and MY cat comes out of hiding and sits with me awhile. The dog would probably lay at my feet. The 'lil kitty likes to play with my computer than me.
Have a great Thursday!
Thanks for visiting mine!

MysteriousLady said...

Wow, you have alot around your desk. I better not ever get into what I have around mine, since the den is the "dump all" room.

Happy TT

Karen said...

I always have 2 dogs under my desk... ugh... I guess I should be happy they love me.

Spawn of Satan said...

wow, crowded!

I just have a few guinea pigs floppin' around my desk

BecK said...

Great list!
I work from home and right at this moment I have 2 wiener dogs and a cat under me! I must roll over tails about a billion times a day and yet there they are!

I love having the critters around!
Oh and that 'Behind' post...very funny!

mines up too!

Candy Minx said...

You must work from home! I love the sounds of your pets. I love golden retreivers the best dog in the world!

My desk is a right mess. I've been away all summer and the boyfriend has left everything everywhere, it's hilarious. It's going to take me days to tidy it up. Of distinction on my desk...? A Santeria candle with powers to make money and bring lots of health and luck and friends.

Here is my TT...

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2006/08/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation.html

Jenny Ryan said...

Wow-it doesn't seem like there'd be any room for you at your desk with all your furry friends there. :)

Chelle Y. said...

Are you sure there is a computer there too? Haha!

colleen said...

My sister's husband's name is Nelson and my father always called him the Admiral! There is an Admiral Nelson from some movie or book.

Kali rocks!

something blue said...

It's funny, but when I first read your list, for some reason I had pictured everything under your desk. It was a very silly vision. Obviously some of those decorative pieces would be ON your desk! (I think I may need some sleep. Or at least my very own rattle.)