Workspace Context

For everyone congratulating me today on the tidiness of my workspace, I present to you the uncropped desk:

I hope that puts to rest any accusations of personal desktop organization. Thank you for your time.

26 Comments on “Workspace Context”

  1. That’s more like it. Now I don’t feel so bad about all the piles of school papers spread out on my dining room table.

  2. *peals of laughter*

    Now I don’t feel so bad about my desk or my dining room table (which is really more of a worktable for bead/jewelry-making stuff).

  3. But they’re organized, neat stacks of books, right? At least you have more room for your keyboard, unlike me. I’m always moving stuff around for the keyboard to fit. Where do you put all of those books once you’re done?

  4. You can’t possibly have time to read all the books you get sent. Are you allowed to donate them to a local library? If so that one must have a rocking SF collection…

  5. um, if you ever feel like you’re drowning in books, and you need to unload some, feel free to send them to me. i’ll be happy to take them off your hands.

  6. Heh…that reminds me of a friend’s Facebook post from this morning:

    “I put up a new profile photo this morning. My computer room is a mess. Rather than actually cleaning up the mess, instead I mostly photoshopped it out of the picture. What does this say about me?”

  7. I deliberately bought a desk that is just big enough for my keyboard/mouse/monitor/speakers. Now all the dross is in piles on the floor. Not the desired result.

  8. Master of Assassins Thufir Hawat has instructed me to chide you for sitting with your back to the door.

    (Apparently he’s also a master of Feng Shui)

    Hail the Duke!

  9. Can I intern at your house next summer? I’ll sleep in the backyard and work for vanilla lattes and scones. I’ll sort through all the books and stack them using the Dewey Decimal System. I imagine most will fall in the 800s, and classified by author. You need an bookwormingly cool intern dear boy~

  10. I was going to ask if that was a headcrab on your Hugo (fnar) in shocked tones, vibrant with horror at the lack of respect you were showing the rocket. But the phrase “Hedley the Hugo-Herniated Headcrab” will not get out of my head until I type it, so I’m going to just stop now.

  11. Oh gosh, I don’t feel so bad about the one book sitting on my desk top now. I see more shelves in your future, and an Aeron chair, and maybe some pretty gingham curtains.

  12. What kind of chair do you all use? I am shopping for a proper ergonomic chair for my home office and am looking for suggestions. Hopefuly ones that are somewhat less than $1,000.

  13. A former co-worker of mine lost a computer under the piles of crap on his desk. He found it when he had to move to a new cube. About eighty bajillion tons of paper was moved and there, sitting quietly, was a Mac Performa (or some other make. One of the flat models). I’d love to end this story with the note that it had been on and been used all this time without him knowing where it was, but alas, that was not the case. Still, an entertaining bit of cubicle archaeology.

  14. Can’t think at an empty desk – there is no supporting collection of ideas at your fingertips
    Can’t find things on an empty desk – lose so much time & lose so many thoughts getting up to hunt
    Congratulations on finding your own way

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