Friday, June 15, 2007


Nanette is wondering what your cubicle looks like. I am looking for something to post. It’s kismet…or something.

I don’t really have a “cubicle”. I have a half wall. And a large glass window behind me. And another desk in front of me. But I do have a desk. And a heck of a lot of stuff on it.

Here’s the view directly in front of me. If you recognize that website you’ll realize I am looking for plane tickets for my September vacation. Which I am really looking forward to…really, really looking forward to. A lot. And that would be a tiny little hedgehog on top of my monitor. A souvenir from the home of Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. It had a beautiful garden but I didn’t have the time to go inside. The hand shaped thing on the left is my cell phone holder. It used to light up when my phone would ring but I think the battery may be dead. The line of type on the bottom of the monitor is from “Howl” and the stickers around the monitor are…let’s see…well there’s a Batman, Hello Kitty, my nephew, a “Support our Troops, Remember our Veterans” and a fortune cookie fortune that says “Sell your ideas—they are totally acceptable.” It’s not exactly encouraging but it’s better than nothing. Oh and the tiny round sticker at the top just says “No.” I didn’t put there, but I don’t know who did.

Ah, the view to the left…lollipops, Batman, photos of my nephews, a brush for cleaning my keyboard, postcards I have yet to mail, glasses…what else is over there? My page a day calendar, currently on March 2. A small stack of comics, including Hellboy and Buffy, my most recent purchase from, (a nicely lettered little thing from here) and my shopping list (blueberries, tomatoes, soy milk, soy creamer, pita bread), and my glasses.

To the right we have Hellboy, of course, and John Hodgman watching over me, the terribly exciting hard drive and telephone and…more Hellboy…some art, an ornament made by my oldest nephew and office info.

And to the right and behind me, the wall…calendar (a Christmas from the BFF), more Hellboy, some cupcakes, Alan Rickman, Eddie Izzard, Mr. Toast, Shakespeare, Sky Ape, a tiny picture of Doctor Who. Nothing but entertainment here.

That’s it. Well, that’s not true, I have a big credenza behind me but it’s kind of a mess at the moment, covered with books, magazines, a paper cutter, action figures a 12” Spike doll, a hamster that dances to “I’m too Sexy” and a lamp with a leopard print shade.

Oh and my plants! You can see my plants in those pictures of my desk. I have three. They are named Monstro, Killer and Teeny. I am trying to grow them into some sort of screen so no one can see me. It seems to be working pretty well.


Felicia said...

It looks like you have a very fun space! Mine is pretty much devoid of personal stuff other than some pictures of my kid if only because we have customers that come and sit in front of mer, and my "personal expression" would not be professional...whatever....omg I'm 12..I just said whatever...

Anonymous said...

i will analyze this material and get back to you with a complete psychological profile.

i'm not able to have much personal stuff up either but i do have a pic of me and the husband, my deceased cat, an "everbody loves hamsters" card and an "anatomy of an ambitous hamster card" pinned up. i bet clients love that one.

Jodi said...

I don't know if I've ever done this, but I'm leaving the same comment I left for Nanette:

*Sigh* Sometimes I wish I had a traditional "office" type job where I could have my own computer and phone among my hamster decorations. I'd listen to music quietly all day and not have to interact much with people.

I guess though it's kind of like how I wanted braces, glasses, and crutches when I was a kid. I have a "desk space," which is quite small and boring (some folks at work share this!!!) The photo is actually kind of old and there aren't even hamster photos and toys in place! I basically plop my stuff there as I run around to do my job. People leave me notes and things "to do" there too. I keep my purse and tote-bag-of-the-day on the chair, so I can't even sit there.

Nanette said...

Cute space! I especially love the plants! I need to add some to my space for sure.