Monday, November 9, 2009

Show me yours Monday!

Thanks to everyone who ponied up the goods and showed off their Office Spaces! You are terrifically awesome, all of you. Those of you who didn't, I still love you, but... HRMPH.

On to the cool kids who DID show me theirs.

Whiskey Girl wasted no time showing off her desk at work, complete with (untouched!) mini bottles of Crown and a porcelain likeness of her doggie. Awwwww!

Mala really took one on the chin and showed us the one tiny corner of her home that is not spotless and meticulously organized -- her desk! What a good sport, huh? This is why she is my non-sexual soul mate.

Elliott really went out on a limb and showed us the little storage corner that he calls home, but what I can't get over is that he actually has a fully-stocked wine fridge. I mean, I had to put my wine rack in a closet because displaying an empty rack just depressed me. Wine does not stick around my place long enough to be decorative, clearly.

Stuart teased me unmercifully and SAID he'd post a pic, then didn't. I'm linking to him anyway just because I freaking like him, ok? He makes me laugh.


Another cool chick chimed in! Calicobebop showed her new office and made reference to a kitty hanging from a tree limb poster, which makes her unbelievably awesome in my eyes! Check her out.

And now MtnMama is in on the action. WOOOT!!! And wow, what a nice work space it is! So spacious and organized, and I love the artwork. Oh, and while you're over there visiting, let's take a moment to wish her good luck on her job interviews this week, shall we?

Let's hear it for the girls! Heidi Renee has added her neat little laptop cove. Adorable and orderly, as I suspected! Oh, and how cool is it that she has both (allegedly) fake handcuffs and Taco Bell shwag on display? Pretty freakin' cool, that's how cool. Also, I wish I had a bed in my office. Just sayin'.

Ok, so since I already showed you my desk at work, I thought I'd show you were I do my blogging at home. I have a little desk, but I never sit at it and compute. I use it to collect crap, mostly, and as a place to keep my bills organized.

That's my adorable niece and some of those cheesy Willowtree figurines that my mother-in-law keeps giving me. I feel like I should display them to be nice, but... well. Anywhooooo. Before you get too impressed with my tidy little desk, check out what lives next to it 24/7:

Yes, a plastic bag of photos that I have yet to organize, nor will I ever organize. A filing box for my bills, which also contains a copy of my unfinished attempt at a novel, just to rub it in every time I glance down there or do my filing. And a box for greeting cards that contains exactly two greeting cards. Yet I can't seem to bring myself to throw it out, because that would be wasteful.

Truth be told, I do most of my home blogging and ALL of my computing either on the couch or here, in "my husband's" chair:

So there you have it! If anyone else still wants to play, let me know & I'll add ya!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was pretty good, and busy. On Saturday we had plans to get up and out by 9:45 to keep an appointment I had in Manchester, then we were going to go out to lunch after. D had requested his favorite eatery, Chili's (don't make fun!), and was suitably excited. So when I got up and told everyone to get ready to go, silly me... I thought they would!

I took a shower and got ready, came downstairs at 9:30 to find D playing Wii in his underwear, M covered in something sticky and wearing a sagging diaper and an unbuttoned, too-small onesie, and Jim with bed head and flannel pants, eating cereal. Oh, and the place was so trashed with toys and filth that I actually stepped on a motherfucking CHICKEN WING as I walked through the living room. Yes, you read that right, there was a chicken wing on the floor. FML! My mood went south in a hurry.

I went into Hurricane Beverly mode, which is another way of saying I turned into a drill sergeant. In the end, everyone was clean(ish), dressed, and in the car by 10:05, so I was only 10 minutes late to the appt. The rest of the day was very nice, and yes, I picked up the house.

On Sunday we had a cub scout outing which involved going to a local cat rescue and taking a nature walk. It was okay; it was a beautiful day so I'm glad we got outside and took a nice walk, but the cats grossed me out. Don't get me wrong, I like a good cat -- I had the world's greatest orange cat for 12 years and I still miss him -- but 43 semi-feral cats in an indoor/outdoor enclosure, all with various health problems that made them un-adoptable... well, yuck. The smell... don't get me started on the smell. Jim made me laugh when he came out of the cat house (heh) wrinkling his nose and said, "Reminds me of your grandmother." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! It's funny 'cause it's true. God rest her soul.

When we got home I cleaned the house in earnest and did countless loads of laundry, because my life is splendid and glamorous. Also because I hate stepping on chicken pieces. I mean seriously, wtf?!

On a related note, I forgot how much I love Pine Sol. Yeah, don't be hatin' on my glam lifestyle. ;) Last night was much more pleasant; the house was tidy and clean, everything in its place again. Happy sigh.

Ok, that's about all I've got for now. Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you're all in good health and good spirits.


Organic Meatbag said...

I would show you mine but I live and work in a dumpster...I am subletting it from Oscar The Grouch...

onebadmamajama said...

I'll take a pic of mine today and post it. Not quite as bad as Elliot's (at least he has wine!) but cramped enough, I guess.

I'm still stuck on the whole chicken wing fiasco. Bless your heart! :)

Elliott said...

The issue with the wine is that while we drink a bottle or two from time to time, I had a wine membership for about a year, plus would order a case at a time (because I got a discount), plus a friend's hobby makes him Nevada's second-largest wine broker. As a hobby. So yes, there are always about 40 bottles to choose from.

But at least I've never stepped on a chicken wing in there.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Can I do this later in the week? Or does it have to be today?

Mala said...

Wait, what exactly do you mean by "non-sexual soul mate"? What? I am not good enough for you!?!


We need to head over to Elliott's to help him out with his wine issue.

The chicken wing made me giggle.

And I totally know that feeling when you're ready to go and everyone else...isn't. ARGH!!!!!!!

Elliott said...

The last time we moved, we only managed to knock out eight bottles for the six of us that weren't driving. This time, we don't have the luxury of many friends to help us out, but since a cross-country move is imminent, I may need to pare down again.

And I brought my camera into the office today, prepare to be equally disappointed with my official 'paid to be here' work space.

Bev said...

OM - LOL! No, no. The "Which Muppet are you" post was weeks ago! Get wit' the program, bro!

OBMJ - Yay! Can't wait to see yours. Yes, a chicken wing. I'm scarred for life!

Elliott - 40 bottles to choose from?! FORTY? Eek. They'd be gone in a month at my house. Not kidding.

Don't hate on my messy house! Keeping up with my kids is a full-time job, and I have one of those too. Such as it is.

Jenks - Take your time. It's your world, we just live here. HEE! J/k, there's no deadline. Bring it anytime.

Mala - Oh OKAY, fine. We can do it. But only if I can take pics for our bloggy buddies, k?

And yes, you have it way worse than I do with your chronically-late hubby. I agree.

Elliott - I hereby volunteer to help you move, as long as I don't have to drive.

Heidi Renée said...

I'm going to get around to it, swearsies!

Harmony said...

"because I hate stepping on chicken pieces" ~ Made me choke on it!

I also can't stand being ready and finding that everyone else looked like they had a food fight.

Frank Irwin said...

I'll bet those poor kittehs would have loved to find a chicken wing on their floor.

calicobebop said...

Ok, ok ok... I finally posted mine! Picture sucks - but it was taken with my phone. Best I can do! :)

Bev said...

Heidi R - I'm gonna hold you to that, missy! :)

Harmony - Thanks! Ugh, it's tough being a mom, huh? Eesh.

Frank - Oh, those kitties lack for nothing, trust me. They live in a heated palace! Besides, aren't chicken bones bad for animals. Oh, wait....

Calico - THANKS! I added you. Love your new office.

MtnMama said...

Okay, kids; don't let my interview preparation get in the way of blog participation! (yes - I have 2 interviews this week! YAY!) I've posted my pic.

Your glamorous life sounds strangely familiar... although I think I prefer the scent of lemon-y cleaners. There is definitely a peaceful feeling in restoring order from chaos. And I only have the one kid, and no man about - leaving his stuff for me to pick up because that's MY job - any more, anyway. Whew! I feel better already.

Heidi Renée said...

Here's mine!

Did anyone ever 'fess up about how the chicken got left on the floor?

Elliott said...

Chicken falls on the floor all the time. It's an imperfect world.

Bev said...

MtnMama - Love it! And yes, bloggy fun should always come before work or potential work. That motto is why I am so wealthy and successful. Oh, wait... shit. Never mind.

Heidi - Thanks! And Elliott's right, sometimes chicken on the floor just happens. The official story I got was that the 2 yr. old went to the fridge and got it out himself, unbeknownst to my ever-attentive husband. Then, as 2 yr. olds do, he lost interest in the chicken and voila! Floor wings.

Elliott - It's an imperfect world, but that was kind of a perfect comment. You rule. :)

MtnMama said...

Floor Wings! THAT's what I can bring to the Bronco party tonight! Thanks!

Cary said...

Oh shit, I misunderstood the request. Sorry about the cock photo. Please delete. Thanks.

There's an old saying: Step on a wing, break your mama's thing. Have you called her to see if her thing is ok?

Kari said...

Bev, not only have I shown my space (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), I have also professed the girl crush I have on you.

I feel so liberated.

Frank Irwin said...


onebadmamajama said...

Here's mine:

Elliott said...

I'll still post the office-office this week, but I have to be careful when I'm snapping pictures, the boss might think I'm working on an OSHA unsafe workplace claim.

...which I'm not...I think.

Bev said...

MtnMama - Yes, they are perfect for any occasion! Enjoy.

Cary - Oh, cruuuuud. Hey, Mala, Samsmama, MtnMama, et al... could you go ahead and delete that email I forwarded you yesterday? That'd be greeeeeat. Thanks!

All set, C.

Kari - BLUSHING! Aw, thanks lady! The girl crush goes both ways. I have a thing for sassy Southern Belles who like hair metal, and you're the coolest of the crew! Thanks!!

Frank - yours is disturbing, yet I LOVE it. Just what I've come to expect from you. :)

OBMJ - Yay!! Thank you!!

Elliott - Sure, sure... Well, since you've got the camera out, surely one little claim wouldn't hurt anyone? I can't wait to see the rat maze we've all heard so much about!

Organic Meatbag said...

These are all great, Bev, but when do we get to the REAL "Show me yours/I'll show you mine"? Hahahahaha.... j/k

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