Movin’ on up!
Hmmm… where to begin? Where to begin? Well… I was recently promoted at work from Lab Specialist to Associate Course Director. Besides getting a sweet pay bump I was also given a desk. I have a phone, with my own extension! I’ll soon have a name plate, and business cards! What once felt like the beginning of the end of a relationship, now feels like love rekindled. I work closely with a team full of energetic, fun, and incredibly genuine people. Did I mention they gave me a desk? I did. Well good. Let’s talk about said desk, cause that’s what this post is really about anyway.
Working in Gray
What could be more exciting to an artist than a blank canvas? Oh the possibilities! Getting a desk was one of the things I was most looking forward to, which is incredibly ironic because I have NO IDEA what to do with it. I come to work everyday and stare at my desk before I sit down and then again before I leave. I make rounds around the office to see what others have done. I try and take note of the cool and geeky ways people have represented themselves. I admire the photos, the calendars, posters, and drawings. Then I walk back to my lonely lifeless desk.
Decorate My Desk
“You have a phone, a monitor, shelves, a file cabinet, a chair….what could you possibly be missing?” Personality! That’s what it’s missing! With that being said, I’m opening it up to you, dear internet. What kind of things should I have at my desk? It would obviously have to be suitable for work but I’m taking submissions and suggestions!
Just to set some ground rules, here’s what kind of stuff I’m looking for:
- Hilarious photo memes worthy of representation
- Amazing Photoshop creations
- Awesome illustrations
- Photos: I’m willing to accept photos of people but ONLY if they are accompanied with an awesome story. i.e. “This is a picture of the time I climbed Mount Everest.” OR “This is a picture from our World of Warcraft wedding.” The better the story behind the shot the more likely I’ll pick it. This is partially for my own entertainment but mostly so I can explain why I have pictures of random people at my desk.
- Game industry swag from conferences, conventions or companies.
How To Submit
If your submission is a link, please feel free to leave it in the comments below. If you’d like to send swag (or unlinkable shiz) email me at SickNdehed@AMatchMadeInHalo.com for a ‘mail to’ address. I’ll be picking as much stuff as I can fill my desk with and will provide photo updates via twitter.
Can’t wait to see how much better you guys are at decorating my desk.
8/14/12 Update: Shortly after posting this I was moved to a much smaller desk in another building.