You do silly and pointless things when you've been in the house for a full week and your eyes hurt from computer glare. So:
This is my work area. And this is extremely clean.
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-Page open to the Census data
-Pot pourri burner going on the right
-Crumpled remains of money from when I needed it from when I used to go outside... Ah, outside, I wonder what it's like these days.
-Water in a wine glass; even when not drinking wine I use the wine glasses as often as possible, because I think one should
-Many avenues for caffeine including the coffee cup, the diet coke and...ok only two types of caffeine.
-pitcher of water
-Stacks of research and books
-Microphone plugged in from this morning's interview with...someone, I forget who at this point
-Leaky mic flag
-A lot of candles, I burn them while I write and almost at no time else
-Jingle Spells CD
-Destroyed black chair, thanks to Moochka
-Purple blanket, fantastic for wrapping around myself while I work
-Long matches for lighting those candles when they get really down to the wick
-Jumble, tangle, unsalvagable pile of wires
-Lamp in corner that doesn't actually work because it broke in the move, so I stuck it together with glue and am hoping it doesn't fall apart because I looove it
-Salman Rushdie book that's friggin' brilliant but which I have not had time to finish and I hope Paul's not looking for it any time soon
-Leaky awards up top, including Webby and the podcast statuette, which really ought to be in someone else's home, probaby John's, I just ended up with it that weekend
-Our special PotterCast box made for us by a listener
-A crystal ball that someone gave me from someplace special
-Glasses, which really are being held together with clear packing tape, because I wore them to sleep, then made my bed with them still inside and then sat on said bed
-TWO backup drives. Uh huh. I learned.
-USB connector, the equivalent of a power strip for this area
-iPhone that I bought only after my other one had a malfunction and I got the other one replaced for free, so voila, sold that one on craigslist and I get a big fat discount on iPhone via that money! Woo hoo!
-Computer bought when other one finally bit the dust, after 3 years of loyal service
-Empty bowl from midafternoon snack of snowpeas.
-Can you even see the printer?
-shirt balled up in corner because who needs to do laundry ever?