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1) A circular black and white gingham miniskirt (and matching net petticoat)
2) A toy raccoon.
3) A small embroidery frame
4) A ten-sided die, with the numbers in Chinese
5) A pair of small hand-weights.
6) A Saint Francis de Sales medallion.

No, I don't know how this happens. My desk does this. It also currently holds a dvd set of the 1966 BBC series of The Three Musketeers, a folder, lots of pens and pencils, my lectern, a couple of books I need to return to other people; a pair of scissors, a wooden ferret (carved out of sycamore, and beautiful), a mug of water, several notebooks and my kindle (as well as the keyboard and monitor). But these are more normal.
So, what's on your desk?

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birdsedge
Feb. 4th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Apart from the usual desky things (laptop, printer, pen-pots, notebooks, stapler, paperwork in progress etc.) 1) A tube of aloe vera gel. 2) A bowl containing two prawn wontons and 2 sprong rolls (both gone cold) 3) 1 current Radio Times, 1 old one. 4) 3 old journals from 1994 (recently found in a reshuffle). 5) An empty bone-china mug (blue and white) 6) My kindle. 7) A CD of new photos of Vin Garbutt. 8) My lucky plastic pirate lady (bought for me by Jaine Fenn one Milford outing). 9) A copy of Treason's Shore by Sherwood Smith. 10) A catalogue of useless overpriced and tasteless *god-whattery otherwise known as a Betterwear catalogue.

* god-whattery is stuff you look at and murmur 'God, what's that?'
la_marquise_de_
Feb. 5th, 2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, the Betterware catalogues!I haven't see one of those in a while. Full of exactly god-whattery (with a side-order of 'who-on-earth-wants-one-of-those?').
birdsedge
Feb. 5th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
There's someone in the area keeps shoving Betterwear books through my letterbox and normally they are cheesy and expensive, but benign. This one had a load of religious godwhattery in it (Holy family solar statue, anybody?) and maudlin memorials that are truly retch-worthy. Example: A cream ceramic base decorated with gold curlicues and a space for a picture of your dear departed loved one. On top is a snowglobe sphere eclosing a scroll which reads 'Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never.' Or how about a graveside LED light with Jesus and Virgin Mary sticker-inserts? And all this amongst the humane cat detrerrant, the wheely-bin decorative stickers, the plastic welly-boot tray and the coal paint to make your imitation coal look just like new. Yes, really! Betterwear has truly lost the plot.
la_marquise_de_
Feb. 5th, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
Headdesk.

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