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Old 17 Sep 2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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The Things on Your Desk

OK I don't usually start these things, but I thought this one was fun. Plus it will keep us distracted from all the requests for gmail invite requests

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. Small Japanese sauce plate that I use for a coaster
2. Hoover the purple hippo
3. Stack of Photoshop tutorials
4. A bunch of different Pontikis
5. A roll of undeveloped 35mm film

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1. Brain-Building - Marilyn vos Savant
2. Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars - Greg Cox
3. Betty and Veronica Double Digest (does that count as a book?)
4. Adobe Photoshop Focus Guide

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. Bangles - Greatest Hits
2. Suzanne Ciani - Piannissimo III
3. Mozart for Morning Mediation - Phillips CDs

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. A wad of balled-up string - who put that there?
2. Shea butter lip balm that's getting kinda old but I still use (ew!)

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. A large Samurai Jack action figure (fun gift from a friend)
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Old 17 Sep 2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: The Things on Your Desk

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. An Iomega Zip-drive, from the stoneage
2. An alarmclock with green numbers
3. A stack of memory modules
4. A discount voucher for the sauna
5. My school library card

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1. PHP4
2. Bah.. I cleared my desk from books recently, that's the only one I can find
3. N/A
4. N/A

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. John Herberman - Forest Piano, 'Sounds of Nature' CD
2. Self-burnt CD with various relaxing musics
3. Belkin - Hi-speed USB 2.0 Driver ? Does that count too?

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. Several empty foodcontainers, the first one I notice is a McDonalds donut tray thingy. It's been disposed off now.
2. A used tissue, containing a small amount of mucus, which I just found behind my monitor. No idea what it was doing there... Disposed off as well. This thread is good for personal hygiene!

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. My dual set of MX-700 mice... kinda sad, but I don't keep much of my fun stuff on/around my desk.


Nice thread idea, Lisa!

Corrected a stoopid spelling mistake

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Old 17 Sep 2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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Re: The Things on Your Desk

This is my desk at work -- I'll make a note of the questions and bring the answers to my home desk either tomorrow or Mon.

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. Gatorade bottle that I use to go to the water cooler and get water.
2. Calculator
3. Picture of my friends' daughter
4. AAA Map
5. Round paperclip holder with magnetic thing -- you turn the thing upside down so the paperclips are there ready to be dispensed.

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
(They're near my desk)
1. Subfiles in RPG IV: Rules, Examples, Techniques, and Other Cool Stuff -- Kevin Vandever
2. Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV? A Sorcerer's Guide to System Access and More -- IBM Redbooks
3. Jim Sloan's CL Tips & Techniques
4. Introduction to AS/400 Operations -- Heidi Rothenbuehler & Patrice Gapen

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
None -- But I like the Bangles -- good choice, Lisa.
Our receptionist has 862 CDs -- I can get some names from her if you want.

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. (Actually on the wall) -- An advertisement for Consort hair spray with Mike Ditka as the celebrity sponsor -- my boss gave it to me after I continually kept talking about "Chicago," "da Bears," and "Mike Ditka" using the same voice as the "Bill Swersky Fans" from the Saturday Night Live skit.
2. M & M dispenser.

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. This computer which allows me to access EMD.

I agree with kander -- incredibly nice thread, Lisa!
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Old 17 Sep 2004, 11:12 PM   #4
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Ew - kander - glad you threw out that tissue. Blech.
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Old 18 Sep 2004, 03:45 AM   #5
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Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. A donkey with basket sacks hanging on the sides that acts as a pencil holder.
2. My scientific calculator since my high school days
3. A hello kitty tin trash.
4. A Singapore Marriott Hotel mousepad.
5. A gel wrist pad rest.

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1. Cambridge International dictionary from my HS.
2. Three to Score by Janet Evanovich.
3. Government/Business white pages.
4. Weekend by Christopher Pike.

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. A burned cd of ebooks..
2. The Late Isabel album (a local goth band).
3. A stack of blank cds.

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. Scattered food pellets spat out by my hamsters *mental note: i have to vacuum*
2. A lazy sleepy hamster hiding beneath the donkey.

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. A happy bunny pin stuck to my monitor and says "have a great day you worthless turd"
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Old 18 Sep 2004, 04:16 AM   #6
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Here we go: (I concur about this being a cool idea Lisa!):

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. Blank CD's, that are rarely ever used.
2. A Box of 24(1 missing) 3.5" Double-Side High Density Diskettes (that may never get used!)
3. A pair of black-framed sunglasses with red lenses.
4. Photographs that I still need to mail to Nolatari from the summer (remind myself to do that... )
5. Two coasters to keep beverages on while I am the pc!

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1.Webster's II New Riverside Dictionary
2. ANWB Phrasebook: Dutch for travellers...(Nolatari brought me from The Netherlands)
3. My Computer Book that I write all my useful information in!!
4. My computer manuals that came with the pc, and all the other booklets, the ISP one, the printer one, the webcam one, and so on....

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. All my Installation CD's, including the new Service Pack 2 one that I haven't yet installed...
2. Disney Pixar's Read-Along Collection (Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2).
3. Dire Straits: On Every Street

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. My daughter's Eyedrops from her Eye Infection a few weeks ago, I haven't bothered putting it in the medicine cabinet yet (getting up from computer to do so now....)
2. Hair attachments my daughters have randomly left here for some reason.

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk: (Well, besides the PC itself, the webcam, and mic....)
1. The photographs of my family.

Susan.
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Old 18 Sep 2004, 06:18 AM   #7
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I agree with everybody else: very nice thread Lisa!

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. My cell phone
2. A box of unused tissues (got a terrible cold)
3. Chocolate (heavily addicted and saves me from getting up)
4. Nailpolish
5. Coffee cup (another addiction)

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1. Dutch/English dictionary
2. The Oxford Mini-Dictionary
3. Working with Emotional Intelligence
4. The Einstein Syndrome - bright children who talk late

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. Best of The Corrs
2. Rosa King & Upside Down
3. Joe Cocker - Greatest hits

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. A stack of yugioh cards my one of my kids put here and that keeps falling over.
2. A spiderman water shooter (put there by the same kid)

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. My family pictures (more then one actually but I just count them as one for the sake of this thread :-))

Hanneke
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Old 18 Sep 2004, 10:28 AM   #8
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Oooo I like the Corrs too, mammaduck...good bit of music there.
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Old 18 Sep 2004, 09:47 PM   #9
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Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. An apple
2. My digital camera
3. Sunglasses
4. A cup of coffee
5. Keys

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1. Land of the Living by Nicci French
2. Linux in a nutshell
3. TV guide
4. A digital photography book

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. Soul Sessions - Joss Stone
2. Songs about Jane - Maroon 5
3. 1989-1990 - U2

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. A bunch of cables
2. ?

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. My laptop
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Old 21 Sep 2004, 03:38 AM   #10
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Name Five Random Things On Your Desk

1. Empty bowl formerly filled with cereal and milk
2. Magnifying paperweight
3. Expired Albuterol inhaler
4. Black cat notepad
5. Miniature California license plate with my name

Name Four Books On Your Desk

1. Namo Web Editor 5 User Manual
2. New Art Deco Borders and Motifs from Dover Books
3. Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 and Animation Shop 3 Reference Guide
4. Strunk and White “The Elements of Style”

Name Three CDs On Your Desk

1. Comstock Nature’s Graphics
2. Microsoft FrontPage 2000
3. Self-burned CD of Casper XP 2.0 and Drive2Drive 2.0

No music CDs; lots of software CDs. Hubby said I should listen to music CDs while I’m on the computer, but I can’t hear myself think if I do that.

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk

1. A bill from our healthcare provider (they owe us money, though)
2. Some crumb of indeterminate origin, to be discarded

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk

My computer
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Old 3 Jun 2019, 07:46 PM   #11
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Re: The Things on Your Desk

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1) VHS tapes
2) A spoon
3) Records
4) Flashlight
5) A bottle of WITE OUT

Name Four Books On Your Desk:

None...

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:

None...

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:

None...

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1) Night Hawks Movie (1981)

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Old 3 Jun 2019, 09:55 PM   #12
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It's my work desk. We have a clean desk policy.

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1) Smartphone
2) Thin client + monitor, keyboard + mouse
3) Empty cup of coffee.
4) Pencil
5) Paper notebook.

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
None.

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
None.

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
None.

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
None.
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Old 4 Jun 2019, 08:26 AM   #13
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Wow Bamb0 this is one ancient thread! It was so long ago when I started this. You are silly to start this up again! Here is mine now:

I'm at home and don't work at a cubicle anymore - no money but I'm freeeeee.

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1. My Knickerbocker stuffed gnome from when I was a kid. I comb his beard sometimes!
2. Stack of heart boxes with rings and bracelets I inherited from my mom when she passed last year. I open them and look at them a lot, and can't believe she's gone.
3. My son's picture when he was little. It's in a frame that's like a book with a frog on the left side and his cutie picture on the other.
4. An abacus
5. Peony petals in a jar from the ONLY peony flower I ever grew over years. Everyone kept cutting down my starter. I open the jar sometimes and the petals still have a scent and are still a lovely pink.

Name Four Books On Your Desk:
1. A Golden Guide - Birds (my mom's)
2. My Mom's A Golden Guide - Families of Birds
3. My Mom's Wildflowers of Ohio Field Guide
4. None

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:
1. Oblivion
2. Morrowind
3. Dungeon Siege (all games)

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:
1. plastic bags of random starter seeds - I really intend to start them some day!
2. dust

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1. A frame of three dried clover flowers my child picked for me when they were little.
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Old 4 Jun 2019, 04:55 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gankaku
Wow Bamb0 this is one ancient thread! It was so long ago when I started this. You are silly to start this up again!
Thank you for your kind words my friend.... Nothing wrong with dates right??

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Old 30 Jun 2019, 09:30 PM   #15
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Old thread, fun thread. Been awhile since I visited the forum.

I am retired, so desk varies greatly. Needs to be cleaned. Good thing I don't have to list everything.

Name Five Random Things On Your Desk:
1) Glasses case
2) A ink pen
3) Router
4) Envelope from friend to remind me to write a reply
5) Blue highlighter

Name Four Books On Your Desk:

1) breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Name Three CDs On Your Desk:

1) Slackware64-current Thu Jun 21 22:58:42 UTC 2018 (need to update)
2) Mellow Touch Music CD (kids left it on the desk)
3) Stack of MT (empty) DVD/RW disk

Name Two Obnoxious Things On Your Desk:

1) Dead APC battery
2) A single screw from somewhere

Name One Favorite Thing On Your Desk:
1) Smartphone < check that... wife just put the unfinished half of my sandwich from lunch at our favorite restaurant (chicken, pineapple, bacon, lettuce, tomato) . Chow time.
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