Time for a bit of lighthearted, blogging fun.
I spend a lot of time reading and writing and I do so primarily within a specific environment – my home office. The space reflects the man, to some degree.
Surveying my office space here at home, I noticed that my desk has begun, like a coral reef, to accrete various objects, oddments and curious like a layer of bric-a-brac sediment. Some objects change, others stay forever. Exclusive of papers, books, printers and a computer, here’s what my desk holds:
- 1 lamp
- 6 photographs of family and friends
- Cup of pencils and ball points
- Two modestly priced non-disposable writing pens
- One expensive, handmade, writing pen in case
- A handmade, blue ceramic, pinchpot made by my Eldest in kindergarten (it holds some krazyglue and a metal skull keychain fob)
- Two Challenge Coins from the US Army War College and Small Wars Journal
- A Doctor Octopus figurine my son is now too old to play with (I like the mechanical arms)
- A ceramic coaster made by aforementioned Boy in pre-school with his handprint
- A brass dagger letter opener (Shiny!)
- A case of CD-ROMs of a very large comic book collection (graciously sent to me by Eddie Beaver for the Boy)
- A battered WWI French Army helmet
- A candle holder with a picture of my Eldest when she was approximately three or four
- A nondescript, lidless box holding post-it notes, business cards collected from various people, phone numbers on paper scraps, paper clips, spare ear buds and headsets for iPods/iPads
- One small ceramic seal figurine (origin unknown, think it was left here years ago by my Eldest)
I am officially “tagging” the following bloggers to describe what is on their desks in the same fashion – they may, if they wish, inflict this post on a new group of victims:
J. Scott Shipman
Readers are invited to list their strangest or most beloved desk object in the comment section. Have at it!
Hmmm…it appears that some may be doubting the authenticity of some of my claims….I never bluff 😉