Monday, December 18, 2006

On My Desk




Why can't I get any work done! I sit down at my computer with very good intentions but am not producing ANYTHING. Why? WHY?
The answer came while looking for a paper clip: It's because my desk is a mess. Full of distractions!! How can I open/begin/continue my pirate story when I'm surrounded by all of this junk?!
I'm going to share, then clean. Here it is -- The Things On My Desk:


  1. empty Tim Hortons coffee cup (medium double/double with a Holiday Spice flavour shot. Mmmm)
  2. empty Diet Pepsi glass
  3. bottle of weight reduction vitamins (not working, btw)
  4. empty water bottle
  5. latest edition of romANTICS to be sent then filed
  6. my son's Learn To Skate registration form
  7. both sons Social Insurance Number registration forms (dated April 28/06 and still not sent!!)
  8. four bills to pay
  9. box of birthday cards not yet repacked and put away from last Friday
  10. empty tube of Vaseline Intensive Care - Problem Skin Threrapy for chapped, dry hands
  11. stack of my kid's game CD's
  12. iPod that needs recharging
  13. card from Heather that needs replying too (sitting here since October)
  14. brown satin bra (took it off last month while writing 'cause the underwire was bothering me and haven't put it away)
  15. 8 recipe cards with scribbled notes - quotes, reminders, story ideas, email address, etc...
  16. latest bank statement
  17. pile of US stamps - fell out of envelope
  18. a crumpled napkin containing my breakfast orange peels
  19. latest bank statement reminding me how poor I am
  20. the gold chain I've been looking for since September
  21. my cat

What's on YOUR desk?

6 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

That was hilarious. I've gotta do this on my blog. 8-)

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks, TL.
Sadly - I could have went on for another 10 items, but was too embarrassed!! btw - my desk is pretty small...

Amy Ruttan said...

I don't have a desk. I have a L shaped couch and I have commandeered the corner. So I sit and work with intermittent breaks to play with the babies. So in my corner I have a pair of my son's pants to sew, a water glass (plastic) balancing on the back against the wall, 3 remote controls, Robert McKee's story, my letter from Harlequin, the complete bartenders guide, Nelly Furtado's cd Loose, Solitudes Natural Sleep Solution (hasn't worked yet), a binder full of story ideas, a spiral notebook full of same, 3 pens, my digital camera, a pink glowey ball thing my son tried to eat, Next assignment of IoCL, my dues form, Gwen Stefanis LAMB cd, flyers and the phone.

I guess I don't sit at a desk (besides fact I don't have one) because I am stuck (or will be) stuck at a desk 8 hrs a day 5 days a week in a stuffy office starting in January. I used to have a bra too, but I had company this weekend. ;)

Wylie Kinson said...

Girlfriend - you need a desk!
It's not too late to ask Santa!!
I got mine at Cdn Tire for 89 bucks last year. It's a corner model with a hudge, so it takes a lot of junk (please refer to list) and uses very little space.

'Course, I'm getting me a mahogany number when I'm published-for-real :)

Wylie Kinson said...

Yeah, that should read HUTCH, not hudge...

Amy Ruttan said...

I thought hudge might have been slang for hutch! ;)