Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thursday Thirteen: On My Desk

Here are few things on my desk:

1. A little stuffed bear that says "Hollins University."

2. A notebook containing an interview. It's a very good interview, too.

3. A wrist brace because I have trouble with both my wrists, from typing and computer mouse use, I guess.

4. A copy of The Fincastle Herald.

5. My water glass. I drink at least one pitcher of water a day.

6. My calendar. I actually have two; one on the wall and another that I print off each week from Outlook.

7. A calculator because sometimes I have to figure out percentages.

8. The computer (duh).

9. A pair of binoculars (for looking at deer, fox, birds, and whoever is driving down the road).

10. A pair of scissors for cutting out articles I want to keep.

11. A printer that I use only for envelopes (HP Deskjet 812C. It is very old.)

12. Twenty-two ink pens.

13. These books: Shorter Oxford Dictionary, The Chicago Manual of Style, Roget's Thesaurus, Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, National Writer's Union Freelance Writer's Guide, Random House Dictionary, American Heritage Dictionary, Peterson Field Guild, Mammals, Peterson Field Guide, Eastern Trees, National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States, and The Book of Dreams.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here. This is my 88th one.


  1. 22 ink pens... that one made me laugh. happy thursday!

  2. Sounds very functional...and cozy somehow too.

  3. Neat list. I like the 22 ink pens, I have just one, it's hard to find.

    Tabbikat's Thoughts

  4. Very interesting. :) Especially the binoculars. Fox? We used to see a lot of deer from our old townhouse. It was beautiful.

    Happy TT!

  5. Ah, I'm not the oly one with desk binoculars! Mine, however, are on the floor beside my desk. Otherwise the cats would knock them off when they clear a space to lounge.

    I wonder if any city folks keep binoculars on—or near—their desks.

  6. Oh dear, the desk. I would have to have Thursday three thousand twenty nine to cover the stuff on my desk!!! I love that Field guides are right there with the Writer's guides. We love those things!

  7. gotta love the Shorter Oxford Dictionary, and I either have the 22 pens or none:)

  8. I could never describe my desk with 13 things. It's way too cluttered for that. But I liked the mental image that reading about these 13 things brought to mind. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My desk is kinda cluttered too, so i don't think 13 things would cover it either. I do have a betta fishy on it though, which i love! Things are so much better with animals.

  10. You're more organized than me. I can hardly see what's on my desk and buried.

  11. makes me smile that you have a bear on your desk - yea!

  12. Good for you, drinking a pitcher of water a day. I'm trying to drink more water myself. Happy TT!

  13. Great Idea for a TT! Twenty two ink pens???

  14. I have a wrist brace too, but at the moment it's on my arm/hand instead of my desk.

  15. The twenty-two ink pens made me laugh, too. I never seem to have ANY because they are always mysteriously disappearing. But with 22, I'd be sure to have something to write with!

  16. I also have a pair of binoculars. It's too beautiful around here not to.


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