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what’s on your desk?

you know all those times you find tenk standing in the street doing nothing and he won’t answer his im’s?

this is why–

maggie's clock disassembled.

it’s usually what’s between me and the keyboard.

what’s on your desk?

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  1. Christine McAllister Pearse Christine McAllister Pearse January 1, 2012

    Paper, books, stationary (yes, for writing real, handwritten letters in cursive script *gasp*), stamps (postage and rubber), ink pads, bottles of ink, odds and ends my little people have left and my laptop.

  2. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer January 1, 2012

    A bit of chocolate, a half glass of wine, my phone, a small adorable fuzzy Scottish Yak sent to me from abroad by a good friend ;) a leather blank book for writing in, a rubik’s cube, a squishy earth (for hand strength) and two speakers. 

  3. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna January 1, 2012

    I don’t actually have a desk at the moment. I have a laptop and a sofa XD

  4. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg January 1, 2012

    — a bottle of Perrier Lime

    — a half-empty bottle of Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

    — an empty wineglass

    — a pair of 3D glasses

    — a paper robot

    — a crocheted Angry Birds pig I made for throwing across the room

    — a promotional card for Veronique Chevalier’s “Polka Haunt Us” project (death polka research)

    — my wristwatch

    — my mobile phone

    — a stack of books

    — a small journal

    — a mechanical pencil

    — a quilted coaster

    — a corkscrew

    — a small dish of shelled walnuts

  5. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin January 1, 2012

    errrr…… everything? It’s my grandmother’s old desk in beautiful old wood with brass handles, and of course there is my keyboard and monitor on one corner, with my computer use glasses, many, many usb sticks, and old tape of Ken Dodd songs, two bookmarks showing the Periodic Table (new version, not the one i remember…). Then there is the most untidy desk-tidy in the world, with an eco-systyem of it’s own, a Tagalog phrasebook, various iPods, music players and a hand-held wifi detector, old receipts, assorted chocolates, computer manuals and software current to my pc, a notebook (paper), a pile of papers which might be important or need dealing with, some blank cds and dvds, a belt pouch tool kit, a torch that needs mending and a mug of coffee. This is only a quick glance list, the full one would need several volumes, and we haven’t even started on the drawer contents yet……  Basically, if needed, everything is within easy reach..

    Oh! yes, the Salvation Army double cd of Christmas music!

  6. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse January 1, 2012

    *looks at what’s in the Clockwinder’s mug*

    You know I think that might start to explain some of your problems…

    • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon January 1, 2012

      Its some sort of… coffee monster?

      Whatever it is, its alive! Its aliiiive!

    • Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain January 1, 2012

      I suspect whatever is in that mug involves the worlds “industrial” and possibly “solvant.”

      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk January 1, 2012

        it’s better now, see? now to find something i can turn into a pendulum.


        Maggie's Clock 2

        • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg January 1, 2012

          That is a thing of beauty, Tenk.

  7. Stormy Stillwater Stormy Stillwater January 1, 2012

    A bottle of wine, some mints in a tin shaped like a ouiji board.. some tarot cards.. a bar of goat milk soap.. a sewing kit. sheers, a pair of pliers, aspirin… a used pad of distressing ink.. and a coffee cup.

  8. Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey January 1, 2012

    My phone, some bills, and a squeezy stress ball shaped like a carrot.

  9. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska January 1, 2012

    A desktop computer, various books and papers, several different small games with easy to teach rules. But the big ticket item is what started out as a origami crane on top of my monitor, but has had items attached to it by my students until it has turned into a large one-eyed monster with wings and tendrils and all manner of parts…

      • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska January 25, 2012

        Alas, I never recorded its likeness. Things one takes for granted in their classrooms…

  10. Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra January 1, 2012

    My computer, speakers, keyboard, and trackball.

    A couple of expansion cards. (a graphics card and a sound card)

    A couple of hard disks, several CDs and DVDs.

    Four AA batteries. and the camera they are used in.

    A partially dissassembled radio.

    A couple eggs of burlington. (I could not find an orb of thessula so these were pressed into service)

    Several candles.

    My comp tool kit.

    Several memory cards.

    A rubber ball.

    Some doodling paper and mechanical pencils.

    My weather station display. 

    A large red humanoid frog. (A Slaadi that DeVy got me at a con in Pitt.)

    A small roll of Cat5.

    A can of 3-in-1 oil. (good for noisy fans)

    A small soldering gun.


    This is not my office desk, it’s in the workshop and is used mostly for various home and comp-related projects. 

    I was banished here for having left a disemboweled computer strewn about the dining room once too often. :-P

  11. Arconus Arkright Arconus Arkright January 2, 2012

    A variety of fascinating mechanical devices, pliers and screwdrivers of various types, an unabridged set of Feynman’s Lectures on Physics, an invitation to lunch at the White House, several large checks awaiting deposit, assorted journalism and design awards.

    Or perhaps just tons of junk…

    (Yes, that’s a 14-year-old Mac PowerBook… yes, it works… yes, it’s running System 9… no, it’s not how I access SL.)

  12. Kristos Sonnerstein Kristos Sonnerstein January 2, 2012

    If only my desk were so beautifully old fashioned as your’s. I’ve got a corner thing that gives me plenty of space and almost plenty of shelves, but blastedly modern. Aside from my desktop and laptop computers and tray with desk ammenities such as pens, I’ve got a hermit crab in a little tank by my side, various figures and a stuffed tiger with huge eyes, one shelf box set up as a twisted wonderland with warped chessboard floor and walls and mushroom statues abounding and a fox skull with doll eyes set in it. Up top much more mushroom figures and on the other side a sofa for my dolls along with an end table with a doll sized lamp and floor lamp proper sized for them as well. Currently Scald is sitting up there in his christmas sweater next to a skeleton still lazing about since halloween. I’ve also got a metal rose and peacock feather along with japanese prayer beads in a pipe and flange that serves as a vase for it, various blank doll heads I work on and drawers full of related supplies such as files, chisels, eyeshadow, inks, brushes, etc. And erm.. My Little Ponies..

  13. Maddox Sinclaire Maddox Sinclaire January 2, 2012

    On my old desk at the apt, I had my computer, two fans to keep it from overheating and my cup o pen… plus various junk. Now that we’ve moved, my desk is a corner nook with my laptop, a cooling pad that I got for Xmas, and my mom’s paints and painting books. And as soon as I can afford a frame, my pirate character’s pic will be up above it on the wall. lol..

    As soon as we get a place where I can get a bigger desk, I will have more junk on it.*chuckles* Promise. ^^

  14. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon January 25, 2012

    I have on my desk, in no particular order:

    Three computers, Kenwood TM-D710, Kenwood TM-271, Midland 248SL, Yaesu FT-950, radiation detector, lots of unicorns, fluffy deer, iPad, Kindle, nice cup of tea, misc computer mice, Kent paddle key, blue laser pointer, small hand mirror, various speakers, PS3, charging dock for a PSVita (no PSVita until the 22nd Feb though), calculator, neon screwdriver, USB memory stick, hairbands, small pyramid shaped fluorite crystal, RSGB members pin, 3G router, comemorative space shuttle coin with a few atoms of space shuttle inside, more unicorns, various battery chargers, two alarm clocks, book: Steampunk POE.

    Hmm… had a pen here earlier… *wanders off looking for pen* 

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