Crap on My Desk edition!
I love SaintSeester’s mostly-weekly feature of “crap on her desk,” and so was inspired to take some iPhone photos and do my own catalogue of the bits that can be found about my workspace.
1. Perhaps the strangest bit; a stuffed owl, a quote from Bob Dylan about heroes (I think a hero is someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom), and the card that Mr. Chili made for me before I started Yoga National Guard that sports a picture of Kai Opaka from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and says “Your PAGH is strong.” I’m STILL laughing about that…
2. Auntie gave me this print a few years ago as a Christmas gift. I love its simplicity, and the message is an important one for me (though, lately, I find myself having to be reminded to breathe in more often than I have to be reminded to breathe out…)
3. I can tell where I am in a semester by how low my supplies of paper clips and binders is running. I bought this containment unit at IKEA and I LOVE it:
4. Here’s part of why my paper-containment devices are running low. I’ve got piles and piles of student work to go through:
5. I used to work in a bank and got very, very good at using a keypad, but I never learned how to type with the numbers at the top of the keyboard. Mr. Chili bought me this USB keyboard and it’s been a godsend when entering ISBNs into my library software:
6. I found this greeting card ages ago – we could be up to about 20 years, now – at a Pier I. It’s an origami Kimino, and I love it – it feels peaceful and elegant to me:
7. I’ve written about this little guy before. He lives on my desk (and is a source of calm and reflection) but he doesn’t live on the computer – it was just easier to get a good photo with the contrast of the Mac underneath him:
8. I bought these bumper stickers a few years ago in a fit of English teacher dorkiness. I don’t have the guts to actually stick them to my car (and they’d likely confuse most people, anyway) so I got some double-stick tape and stuck them to my wall where they make me happy in a dorky English teacher way:
9. I truly believe this, and try to be ever mindful of this principle as I live my life:
10. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to express my belief in this concept, too. We really CAN’T fail, but I’ve not quite managed to manipulate the language at my disposal to adequately express the depth of the truth of this just yet:
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!