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What Is In Your Desk At Work?

- 7 tampons
- 12 paperclips, one of which is shaped like a treble clef
- expensive MyChelle face spritzer for morale boosts
- pocket mirror for checking teeth before meetings
- box of tea tree oil toothpicks
- ancient flashdrive that I think holds like 500 mb or something hilarious
- half-used package of straight-up Tums
- business card of my Norton rep
- used napkins
- a rubber band
- perhaps 12 half-used pads of post-it notes of varying sizes
- a box of mints
- a VGA cable
- "The Music History Classroom," an edited volume about music history pedagogy
- cable for iPad
- scissors
- almost-used-up jar of deodorant
- VGA cable for iPad
- post office receipt
- weird old jar of pills (mostly Alleve)
- a single bandaid
- expensive cold-sore medicine

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  • edited January 2016
    - Coffee cup
    - Nerf Gun
    - Book on Bayesian Statistics
    - Broken headphones
    - 2 paper clips
    - Raynor Doll
  • - Gum
    - Google ID badge
    - Bunch of random notes
    - Pen
    - Ghiradelli square
    - More gum
    - Bunch of sharpies
    - Green tea bag
    - USB id verification dongle thing
    - Notepad
    - Drawing of a shrimp
    - E-cig cartridges (as a joke)
    - Tiny bottle of gin
    - A check for $20
    - Saline solution
    - Sunglasses
    - Benefits folder
    - Box of Flax Plus Nature's Path Organic Oatmeal
    - Omega 3d fish oil pills
    - Migraine medication
    - Glo necklace
    - Boxes of outdated business cards
    - B Vitamins
    - Macbook pro charger
    - A book called "Javascript Patterns"
    - A book called "Javascript: The Good Parts"
    - Random t-shirt
    - Ping pong paddle
    - 3 used condoms (JK JK)
  • My desk has no drawers.
  • I haven't had a desk... maybe ever, because I've never had a desk for my "real jobs" and didn't really have one before that either.
  • To be accurate, these objects aren't in my desk, they are in these drawers that live under my desk (my desk has no drawers, it's the kind you can crank up and down).

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  • edited January 2016
    Same here
  • - big pile of PDFs
    - 5 books
    - 4 kinds of tape
    - 3 thimbles
    - 2 tubes of glitter
    - 2 hard drives
    - external monitor
    - cutting mat
    - shitty lamp
    - jar of thumbtacks
    - jar of jellybeans (do not confuse with tacks)
    - basket full of ribbons
    - compass
    - tape measure
    - archival gloves
    - wire
    - post-its
    - post-it tabs
    - Valley of Fire commemorative mug, filled with pens
    - plastic fork
    - paintbrushes
    - two glass paperweights (tests for art thing)
    - two acrylic trophies (more tests)
    - half-eaten bag of almonds
    - water bottle
    - spring seed catalog
    - fake flowers
    - a tiny shell
    - anti-static spray

    *to be fair, my job is "MFA Student"
    **no drawers, all piles
  • - two "decorative" coffee mugs, Kaladi Brothers coffee & a homemade "I Love Dad" ceramic. Full of pens and markers and one tropical drink umbrella.
    - map of office conference rooms (why can't I ever learn them by memory?)
    - coffee cup #1 (standard mug)
    - coffee cup #2 (travel mug)
    - picture of kid in homemade frame
    - composition book, Graph Ruled. 1/2 full of notes and shoved full of papers
    - misc. cardboard beer coasters from local breweries
    - Timbers beer coaster made with recycled turf from the field
    - two plastic Hawaiian leis
    - $3.51 in cash (three dollar coins, two quarters and a penny)
    - lucky 1976 quarter (not incl. in above cash total)
    - stupid Lenovo ThinkPad dock that doesn't work very well
    - stupid Lenovo ThinkPad 440 that I got instead of the MacBook I requested
    - double-monitor mount with a couple of ViewSonics
    - VOIP phone and headset
    - Living Social voucher I bought a year ago and never used, but won't take off my desk until I use for the Paid Value at least
    - 15 technical books, 2 of which are ever opened
    - composition book, College Ruled. Tattered, covered in patchwork of sticky notes. Full of notes already transferred to Evernote
    - two other small notepads full of notes that will never be read or used
    - printed documentation for SQL-Hive comparability
    - printed guide for Snowmed CT medical taxonomy
    - playing cards (to demonstrate how map-reduce works)
    - yoga mat, sweatpants
    - drawer full of notes and printed data models from previous jobs that will never be read or used
    - a stash of plastic forks
    - a hoodie because some of our conference rooms double as walk-in refrigerators
    - a couple chunks of quartz
    - a healthy sprinkling of yellow and red post-it notes over the top of everything
  • sweatpants! cool.
  • ha ha a healthy sprinkling of post-its!

    Also I have now been at my job for a year and a half and I still can't find the two rooms where we have faculty meetings. It's so embarrassing. The music building is really labyrinthine and to get to these two rooms you go down several sets of stairs into this echoing metal hallway, that has all these branches, and I get lost every time. Then I felt so much better last week because I found someone who's been here longer than I have, and he was also wandering around going "is this the way to 36?" and I was like "I don't know" and then we stood in the hallway pretending to talk until somebody else came by and then we just followed them
  • pretending to talk!
    "watermelon watermelon watermelon..."
  • ha ha ha. I guess we were just actually talking
  • Do you ever have weird dreams about it? Sounds like a prime candidate.
  • I have so many weird dreams about my job! I have probably dreamed about this
  • toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, back-up deodorant, and golf ball that was a gift from PSU financial management association. (new office, not much stuff)
  • Lotion, a timer, perfume, sewing kit, tweezers, floss, greeting cards, stamps, many different sticky pads, magnetic name tag, glasses spray & wipe, salt, hand sanitizer, a homemade placemat and napkin.
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