Hahahaha! You have the most fun desk toys ever! I just have books piled all over mine, and a few pens and bills. I usually have to move everything around to make room for my laptop. I want more fun toys!!
(Oh, I have one of those squeeze balls too, mines in the shape of the earth.) I just realized. I’m the most boring person ever. *sigh*
I’ll take one of each please!
On my desk, i have a gris gris bag made for me by a voodoo woman in New Orleans. I have a worry stone that says Peace, but it’s almost worn off! I have jacks, which just frustrate the hell outta me, but my fave toy is a little purple, stuffed fly, and when I get stuck and frustrated, I throw him on the desk or floor and he shouts “Hey is my fly open?” Never fails to make me smile. And if someone dares intrude w/out blood or fire, i give it a toss toward the door and he shouts “buzz off”! heheh
But after reading this blog, I’m feeling the need for more interactive toys! Hmm these should be deductible yes?
My favorite (of course) is my 18 inch tall talking replica of Captain Jack Sparrow. He mumbles sweet nothings to me when I’m stuck for dialogue. “Can you sail under the command of a pirate?” Darn right I can!
And when I need a little magic to sprinkle over my keyboard, there’s the magic wand sent to me by fellow Squawker Liz Bevarly.
I have a little fellow whose head is a magnetic paper clip holder sent to me by author Sandy Schwab that I play with endlessly.
And yes, I have a lovely little tiara sent by someone named Connie Brockway. And yes, sometimes I too forget to take it off before going to the door to greet the mailman.
I have shelves right above my desk at school so of course I’ve got a lot of stuff to keep me entertained spread along them. I like to rotate, so right now I’ve got my trio of action figures (Jane Austen, Anne Bonney, and Shakespeare), a Figment (as in figment of your imagination) figurine from Epcot, a tiny keychain bear with a “Mind the Gap” t-shirt on it from London, a funky looking handmade figurine I picked up in Estonia, a Lilo & Stitch picture holder with pics of my sister & I on it, and (my personal favorite) a catapult pencil sharpener from Warwick Castle.
Yeah, I collect lots of random junk but I love it
Ok, first, I just have to say YES! WOO HOO! HOT DAMN! I love Susan Mallery (just finished one of her books yesterday) and can’t wait to chat with her next week!
Second, Christina, I’m suffering from a severe case of desk toy envy here. What wonderful toys! Gosh, what woman wouldn’t love to have a walking penis? (snort)
I used to have lots of cool desk toys but when I left my career behind I gave them good homes with those who were still stuck in corporate oblivion. On my desk these days (and the shelf above the desk) I have photos of some of my favorite two and four legged friends/family plus a few select goodies. I have a squeeze heart from a local wellness center, a squeeze doc’s bag from a local health center (are you sensing a theme here?), a dammit doll made by a friend, a mini neck and shoulder massager and, front and center, an “Eloisa’s Army” button and a much loved and often squeezed Squawk Radio chicken.
I have Winnie The Pooh coffee cup/tin set that holds all my pens, a Candice Hern coffee cup to also hold pens. Photos of my kids. Little figures of Winnie The Pooh and Tigger. A pen with a fuzzy head, it works really well for swishing it under your chin while being bored. I have various hats and/or masks I will put on if I’m REALLY bored. So if it’s April and I answer the door with my santa hat, think nothing of it, I’m bored.
As for things to talk to..I have my new friend Leo (a Beta fish). He is too cute and will actually do a fish wiggle thing when I talk to him. I stop talking and he goes into this sleep mode. And just for the record, all the sites I’ve read said Beta’s are smart fish and enjoy it when people talk to them. However, he does not talk back.
And like the ladies above me, I’m in major toy envy mode here. I want some brains to play with hahaha.
word ver. is building 29...that must be where my brain is located.
Cute blog Christina!!
My favorite desk toys are my two Cat-in-the-Hat figures. One collapses when you press the bottom and the other is a bobble head. When I get too wound up over problems with a story I set the bobble head to bouncing, which always makes me smile, and I remember that I started doing this because it was fun.
Now I NEED one of those squeezy brains so when my husband asks why I’m not working (ie, why my fingers aren’t moving on the keyboard… sigh) I can tell him I’m playing with my brain. <g>
Wow, a Jack Sparrow and a Jane Austen dolly? I want them!! Hey, wouldn’t they make an interesting couple!
-not being a word smithy, I work in a studio/basement, so I am surrounded by, paint, canvas, paper, fabric and yarn. I love sewing gadgets, so I have oodles of pincusions, tape measures and coffee cans full of pencils and brushes. I’m a doodler so lots of scraps of stuff around…
Also have an inspiration pin board with lots of pictures of landscapes, scraps of cloth and lots of other crap tacked on!
-Love my beanie baby foxy, he stays by my desk, always!! (He sometimes gets a new set of clothes!!) Good blog, Christina!
I have a little plastic replica of the Fractured Fairy Tales fairy from “Bullwinkle,” poised with her wand pointed down at my ‘puter. There’s also my little Matchbox Jaguar (the only Jag I’ll ever own), my desktop Kali (Hindu goddess of creation and destruction--something I do a lot of when I write), a slappable Patrick the Starfish I smack around whenever I get a bad review and who says things like, “Huh huh--tickles” in response to make me feel better, and Mr. Right When You Need Him who, when you give him a squeeze, says things like, “Have you lost weight?” and “Why don’t I take you shoe shopping?”
And, it goes without saying, I also have a tiny zen garden with minuscule rake and stones for moving around in contemplative patterns among the sand. And, Terri, I still have my magic wand on my desk, too, along with my own tiara (mine’s made of tinsel). Lastly, I have this metal heart filled with chimes that, when you shake it, makes this beautiful sound that soothes me.
I do envy you your penis, though, Xtina.
Oh, I’m obviously missing the boat and the fun. My wonderful old oak desk did not fit in my writing room in our new house (the room is tiny) so I’m using a daughter’s ugly fold-up computer table. There’s hardly room for the comp stuff. I notice I have a toothpick and an emery board next to the keyboard---do they count? However, on a shelf next to the desk is my “God-rock,” a 5"X5" gray rock with a white cross through it that I contemplate and a music box card of Mary Engelbreit’s Queen Mother that I play when I’m bored. On the bulletin board is a big picture of Ioan Gruffudd...now he would make a nice desk toy!
LOL @ Maggie! I like your taste. Ioan would indeed make a fine desk toy.
I think I’ve found the source of my lack of creativity. I have lots of kids’ stuff around my desk, but the onlly thing I play with is my stapler. I do have a stool that the dog sits on next to me so I talk to her.
I’m most envious of the Jack Sparrow and Jane Austen dolls.
Liz, good to see you! Does this mean your finger is feeling better?
Your chime heart sounds wonderful. My computer room opens onto my long front porch (which I adore) that has about four sets of wind chimes of different octaves. Since I’m on a hill I get frequent breezes and wonderfully soothing musical chimes day and night.
OT: Carolyn, I finally caught up with my post reading and saw your comment about the black eyed peas. I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for letting me know!
You guys have great desk toys! I have “Frank the Fish” who has sat on my desk for 8 years. I have a bendable person that I twist and be mean to. I have a pewter flamingo that stares at me.
A wooden round “TUIT” that someone gave me when I said I would do that “when I can get around to it”.
Liz, I love my little sand Zen garden. Moving the sand around with that little rake really de-stresses me. And I collect rocks, so I have lots of rocks on my desk that I love to hold while I’m thinking.
(I am jealous of the walking penis.)
I work at a college so the students who come to my office play with my toys more than I do, but I’ve got:
one of those things that you swirl to create a tornado in a jar,
a stress reliever thingy that makes great cracking sounds so that I can pretend I’m wringing someone’s neck
a toy that you snap the pieces together to creat different shapes
and my favorite is actually a sales gimmick from a carpet company, but it’s a block that you keep opening up in different directions to get different pictures. It’s been played with so many times that I’ve had to retape the sides.
Can’t function without my toys.
Wow Liz, I am actually surprised at the desktop Kali. But I kinda like her as well. Use to be one of my online nicknames haha.
I’m going to New Orleans this upcoming weekend, might have to find me a hopping penis (saw them last time and thought about buying it, but then put it down...instead I got a mask).
At work I have Justice League of America bobble-head pencil toppers stuck to the top of my monitor. (Some snake looking charachter, Martian Man-hunter, Batman, Wonder Woman, Super Man, Flash, and an ape looking-guy) I wanted Batman and Wonder Woman but ended up with all the others before I got them out of a quarter vending machine.
At home...I have a beloved Squawk Radio stress chicken and a magnetic board with magnetic letters and words to play with.
I too have penis envy (its just too funny) and the tiara stories are cracking me up!
And for some reason, I first read this blog title as THE CHRISTINA DODD GUIDE TO SEX TOYS. Then when I scrolled down further...well...need I say more?
No hoping penis, but I have a windup godzilla, a windup squirrel and a windup chicken. Get ‘em all hoping and the same time and it’s a little scary.
I have a bobble head of Aragorn. I love to make a statement, thunk his head and watch how readily he agrees with me.
A few beanie babies grace the office shelf - kitties & horses. I have an eight ball shaped like a skull with a red pirate scarf on his head and the eyepatch is what you lift to see the answer to question floating in an eyesocket. Very cool Pirates of the Caribbean.
I have stress squeezies - a smiley face, the world, a socker ball and a volkeswagon.
My favorite decoration is my five foot cardboard cut out of Aragorn with his sword held in front of him ready for battle.
May latest and most fun thing to torture the cats with is my “screaming monkey”. He has rubber arms that allow you to slingshot him across the room. While he’s flying through the air, he screams.
Everyone should have one! - http://www.superflymonkey.com
Well, my desks are quite bare . .. not neat, just no toys. They have, of course, various books strewn among the stacks of work. But I guess my computer amounts to my toy. I check in on squawkradio . . . wander to Eloisa’s BB . . .visit author sites . . . blow up chuzzles on yahoo games.
I’d like a walking penis, but I’d get fired at work and I don’t think I want to explain it to my 6 yr old and 3 yr old daughters at home . . . I’ll have to set my penis envy aside for now.
I love desk toys! When I worked in cubicle-land, I had a 6 gallon fishtank squeezed in between the two computer monitors. That way no one knew for sure if I was studying what was on my screen or watching the fish. I had a million squeezy things and little puzzles too.
Now I work from home, in an office custom-built for me, and it is wonderful. On the wall in front of me, I have many photographs of family and friends, three shelves with little elephant statues of various sorts, most of which were given to me by my best friend, and a carved stone - it’s a winged heart that says “believe” that my dad gave me.
On my desk, I keep candles for setting a more creative, peaceful mood. I have a gorgeous ceramic bowl full of paper clips - the clipiola ones that are round are fun to play with. It also holds a small wood massager toy that you roll between your palms or on your feet, and a 4” diameter wooden sphere hand-turned out of apple wood. There is something so wonderful about wooden toys, and the silky soft sphere of wood is fun to hold and roll around.
My current favourite desk toy is a pair of artists figures. You’ve seen them - the jointed wooden people artists use as models for the human body. I have two about 5” tall. And poseable. Much fun.
Your walking penis reminded me of a song my husband discovered while looking up music for our MP3 player. How does “Detachable Penis” sound to you?! If you have time to do a search for it, the lyrics are great!
My verification is increase86 ...hmmm…
I’m new to Susan Mallery, but I loved Sizzling. It totally exceeded my expectations.
I don’t have a lot of toys on my desk. I have fluffy pens that light up though. I have about 11 of those - all Disney. I used to have more toys on my old desk, but I’m still trying to impress people here, I guess.
Leslie, I read yours accidentally as a “hopeful penis”—which would be true in so many ways !*g*
I have various stuff generated by the Squawkers...and a chocolate statue of the RITA. For those of you who don’t know, the RITA is the top romance prize in the business. I’ve been nominated a bunch of times but I’ve never won (unlike the rest of the Squawkers--and Connie is about to enter the Hall of Fame, she’s won so many times!). Anyway, that aging little chocolate statue is there to remind me that there’s a reason to finish the book.
To get to The End.
So that people can read it!
Eloisa (within 40 pages of The End...)
Excuse me, Eloisa! My last count was 7 RITA nominations, 0 wins. Cry me a chocolate river, honey!
I don’t have any toys on my desk, but I’d love to see a cow screen cleaner here, since there aren’t any real cows around my home anymore. I wonder where I could get one…
I’m not sure if I’m more happy to say I don’t have a penis or that I’ve never had to say I lost my penis.
I don’t have too many toys but I think I might have to get some after reading this. I do have a picture of my daughter of course and gotta have that bowl of chocolates. Hershey Kiss Truffles (have you found those yet?!) and the Doves of course. At home I do have a little stuffed penguin and a double picture frame that has me in a pageant dress when I was 6 and my daughter in the same dress 25 years later. The resemblence is amazing.
I just moved to my new office and haven’t set everything up yet but when I do I’ll have my shot glass collection and my fossils that one of the guys brought back from Madagascar. They are so cool!
Verification word is near32 and that is so accurate but for reasons I’m not about to go into here. LOL!
My work office desk toys are mostly stuff animals and little statues.
I have 3 stuffed toy Rottweilers, a Boyd’s Bear, Baloo from Disney’s The Jungle Book and the little Taco Bell dog who says Yo Quiero Taco Bell when you squeeze his paw. My figures consist of – Foghorn Leghorn getting dragged by his tail feathers by little Henry Hawk. One of Taz scratching his head with one paw and pointing down with the other and he has a confused look on his face. This one sits on top of my monitor. One of Pepe LePew pointing his tail like a weapon. And purple dragon whose wings flap when you press a button on his belly. Also have one of those world shape squeeze/stress balls.
I don’t have any toys by my home computer since DH has taken over the desk.
I’m so jealous! I don’t have any desk toys. umm, unless you count Sheriff who is always walking or laying on my desk. I do have about 8 M&M mugs full of pens and markers. A few of my M&M phones. Lots of post it notes with reminders and a stack of cd’s I want to burn.
I, too, have a Penis On MY Desk. From Geralyn. I prefer to think of mine as strutting, not walking.
I have a monkey swinging from the overhead light . A Graceland snowball, a pump-and-jump rubber tarantula, a bunch of wax seal makers in avrious obscene images. Lts of pictures. An Onion daily calendar. The giggle bubble maker hammer that Xtina gave me. The giggling Golem that Xtina gave me.
Unsurprisingly, I also have five little Squawk radio tension chickens lined up on the bookslehf above my monitor. Each one has a name scribbled in ink across it’s chest. there’s Terri and Xtina and Eloisa and Liz and Lisa and when any of them irk me by, say, making NYT lists or getting a rave review, I snatch it from its roost and ring its neck.
Several of theyleetle heads is about to fall off.
Thanks, you all! This was a fun blog to put together.
LaurinW said...so when my husband asks why I’m not working (ie, why my fingers aren’t moving on the keyboard… sigh)
What is it with people? Writing isn’t typing. My husband waits until I stop typing to talk to me. Um, you know what? I’M THINKING!
Elizabeth Bevarly said…
I have a little plastic replica of the Fractured Fairy Tales fairy from “Bullwinkle”
Really??? Now I have desk toy envy.
I have shelves right above my desk ... a Figment (as in figment of your imagination) figurine from Epcot
That is so cool! I thought I was the only one who loved Figment. I had my picture taken with him when I was in Disneyland at Thanksgiving!
Connie Brockway said..."I also have five little Squawk radio tension chickens lined up on the bookslehf above my monitor. Each one has a name scribbled in ink across it’s chest. there’s Terri and Xtina and Eloisa and Liz and Lisa and when any of them irk me by, say, making NYT lists or getting a rave review, I snatch it from its roost and ring its neck.”
Ah, Connie! That’s so sweet!
And yes, Teresa’s been a RITA finalist so many times without winning, at her house they call RITA Awards night “Passover.”
I’ve been a finalist seven times, too, but ::cough:: I’ve won a RITA.
Love you, Terri!
If you loved me more, you’d stop stealing Bob Hope’s old jokes!
If I stop stealing old Bob Hope jokes, I’ll have nothing to say. ...
ohhhh. Now I understand your secret plan ...
On my monitor sits a dragon and a certain squawk chicken as well as a small plush donkey.
I got a penis pencil that I won once in a contest.
A small bat is flying from my lamp
I don’t really have desk toys. I just need something to doodle on and I’m set. I’m not at all artistic, but that doesn’t stop me from doodling.
I do have a squeezy thing in the shape of a nose - don’t ask - but I don’t know where it is right now. Somehow a lost nose isn’t as funny as a lost penis.
This is a proud day in my life. I never thought I’d be known for my penis!!!!
I also have a Squawk stress chicken sitting on my desk, but sadly its face and beak were removed (but thankfully not consumed) by the roving one-year old teether that lives in my house.
An Onion calendar, Connie, I’ll have to get one of those (along with a preambulating penis)! Somewhat off topic, but did anyone else happen to catch this article in The Onion a couple of weeks ago?
How Did I End Up On The Cover Of This Romance Novel? By Duncan Larksthrush
Very funny--here’s the link if anyone is interested.
1 Smilie who sits on my monitor and his hair is a brush for cleaning my keyboard
1 Squawk chicken who sits under my monitor and gives my that knowing look all day
1 wooden back scratch that I spank my work-study students with when they are late from partying too much the night before
Several pics of my family and a plant (sometimes I stroke the leaves - weird right!)
1 staple remover that I like to squeeze open and close over and over while contemplating payback to certain faculty members driving my crazy any particular day
1 laser pointer I play (what is it about laser pointers anyway)
And another link if you’d like a brief laugh:
How DO you make it a link?
One desk toy I wish I had...does anyone watch Navy NCIS? I love Burt - Abby’s farting hippo. I want one of those.
I have a Captain Jack Sparrow bobble head doll. I can flick his chin braids and watch him go. I love him.
I also have a pirate handpuppet. He’s got one hook for a hand, and an eyepatch, but he’s quite dashing.
I have a Ghandi doll. (Unemployed Philosophers Guild variety.) He’s supposed to remind me to be nice.
I have a miniature suit of armor (about 14 inches high)--for knights in shining armor moments.
At Halloween, I have a Fraidy Bat who sit on my desk. If you push a button, he sings “I’ll Spin You Right Round” and twirls on his tree branch.
I also keep piles of chocolate nearby.
I wish I had a walking penis. That sounds awesome!
I too have a walking penis; however, it’s attached to my DH and he resents it when I ask him to sit on my desk for too long. Not too many other toys, just a squeeze VW bug and a squeeze Metrobus. Lots and lots of photos and memorabilia from family and friends posted on my walls, including the cover of The Boston Globe when the Red Sox (finally) won the World Series, a small bag from a chocolate shop in Barcelona, poems my son wrote, ticket stubs from movies and sporting events, quotes I want to be sure to remember (e.g., “I’ve had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? Because while you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.” Buddy Hackett), and miscellaneous stuff that makes me happy to look at.
PS Do you think it means anything that my password is attack13?
Umm . . . on my desk right now,
Magnets, A weeble-wobble Mickey & Minnie set, slinky, Wheel-O, and two candy jars, one for chocolate, one for other.
My favorite desk toy is a small black cat that is covered in the softest fur. I love snuggling, petting & kissing my two cats at home so being able to pet something soft at work soothes me.
"I’ve had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? Because while you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.” Buddy Hackett
Chele, NCIS is my favorite show....and yes, I love Burt the Hippo. (Mark Harmon isn’t bad either)
I wanna squawk chicken for my desk!!!!!
Not much here on my desk.
Some Mardi Gras beads, a Beanie baby flamingo, and a large black cat draped over the keyboard.
I had my Zen sand garden up here too, until Spooky started scratching in it.
My finger is much improved, PJ, thanks. Still can’t write with a pen or pencil, but I can type if I’m careful. I just have to remember not to try digging around in drawers or closets, because I hurt it again yesterday looking for clean towels in the linen closet. Oog.
Okay, Haven, I have to ask why you’re surprised by the Kali. She’s major fire power, and I need all the help I can get there.
Oh, hel-LO, Terri and Eloisa. I only have two Rita noms and no wins. You can BOTH cry ME a !@#$ing river.
I got my fairy at Universal Studios Theme Park, Xtina, in the part that’s dedicated to cartoons. I love her.
This is so much fun, reading about everyone’s toys. I feel like I should be making a shopping list.
All I can say is that it’s a good thing you haven’t answered the door with a walking penis on your head. LOL, I never knew one existed. I mean I’ve known a few walking penises.....
I only have my plastic SR chicken and I’ve forbidden anyone else to touch it. I also keep my Turkish evil eye handy. I can’t keep much else since I have to share the desk. (pouty lips)
You may not have a RITA, Liz, but by goodness, you’ve got a Wii!!! (Just how many “i’s” are in that anyway?)
Blast the conspiracy that won’t let me post! Grr…
OK, two hula dancers from Hawaii (one an overweight ukulele player, the other a gecko with a surf board) a frog under a tree playing a guitar (Puerto Rico), a magna doodle, nesting dolls, hinged Winne the Pooh box, In n Out ‘tenna topper shake cup, and my Laura Ingalls Wilder snow globe from Walnut Grove, MN… Complete with covered wagon!
I want the strutting penis, but I think HR would freak…
“I too have a walking penis; however, it’s attached to my DH and he resents it when I ask him to sit on my desk for too long”
That’s why you need one that you can wind up.
And there is a way to get him to stay on your desk as long as you want ...
Eloisa, 40 pages!!! EEK. You can do it! Christina! You are almost to the end of book 2 of the new series? YEAH.
Um, Teresa, I tried to look for hints of what’s next for you .. . but nada. What’s next?
On the computer on this desk (I have three - two offices and one at home), is a little thing my friend sent me when I every work day was like being thrown to the alligators: “First, never turn your back on a hungry alligator. Second, throwing raw chicken at a hungry alligator is a good diversionary tactic. Third, in the even that you are actually grabbed by an alligator, pummel it on the nose until it lets go.” I am regularly thankful I have outlasted the work alligators, but I still keep that reminder for the occassional hellish day.
I’d rather keep a wind up penis though
Lynn-who thinks that the RITAs should just rotate among the Squawkers
Xtina - your post had me giggling so hard my colleagues wanted to know what the joke was
Like PJ, I also have a severe case of toy envy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any toys on my desk...I did in my old job in the UK, although they weren’t necessarily toys. My colleagues used to bring me back surprise presents from medical conferences - I have the Mardi Gras beads from New Orleans (I didn’t ask what she did for them), my mouse mat with a inserted picture of my colleagues and two people dressed as fruit (it was a diabetes conference), my various squishy objects (in the shapes of - well, I have yet to work most of them out) for my tendonitis (plus it gave people who came to see me something to play with , my Chinese good luck charm. OK, now I want my toys!
PS Can I just add - O.M.G. Susan Mallery...YAH! I’ve only read 3 of her books (*ducks*) but the first - The Seductive One - had me hooked. There was something about reading about the grapes and wine (and I don’t even drink
PPS My ‘word for the day’ is married23 - SIGH! I’d love too if he’d deign to make an appearance
let’s see....I have 2 elephants, 1 witch, two snowmen, 1 pink flamingo and a picture of Maxine that says, ‘Never ask a lady her age. And don’t ask me either’, a Dory (from the movie Finding Nemo), and postcards of Orlando Bloom as Legolas and one of Orlando and Johnny Depp from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ here in my work cubicle. Oh yea, I have work stuff also...somewhere.
At home I have a little statue of a wizard, an Irish beanie baby and the Welsh dragon beanie baby sitting on the top of my computer desk along with several lighthouse things I got from Yankee Candle.
Somehow these things just don’t compare to a walking penis though.
I also have pictures of my boys for inspiration....they are what keep me going at times!
Love the desk toys!! I have to have stuff I can touch and rub. I’m not sure how I’d feel about a walking penis, under those circumstances!
Right now I have blown glass fish on my desk. They’re smooth and cool and oddly appealing. Under my desk I have Nikki, my five pound poodle, who loves to be a desk toy and a distraction!
I’m looking forward to posting next week… I have two days so let’s party!
You mean my plastic SR chicken is for relieving tension? I never knew! To think how calm I could have been!
Maybe a walking penis would do the trick…
Do we get to ask queations about Susan Mallery’s next Marcelli book? Please, please, please say yes!?
You can ask Susan Mallery anything. One thing I’ve learned tho—you never know what’s going to pop out of her when she answers.
I have SUCH an intro planned for her!
You guys really have me laughing. I have tons of stuff on my desk but none as fun as a moving penis although I do have a stuffed weiner mobile
Two words: Pez Collection. I’ve collected pez dispensers for AGES, and they’re all lined up on the desk hutch. People see them and laugh at my juvenile tastes, but I know deep down they’re really jealous that I have the original C3PO and Chewbacca.
I don’t have a wind-up penis (or sorts), but I DO have a set of limoge penis salt and pepper shakers, and also a really huge penis cookie cutter.
Alas, niether of these are on my desk.
My desk has no balls.
“This is a proud day in my life. I never thought I’d be known for my penis!!!! “
You make me wet myself laughing.
Doh! I completely forgot about my newest toy!!! It was given to me by my best (male) friend for Christmas. Every year, we have to stay under $20 and find the most creative gift possible. I gave him a snowglobe of Darth Vader building the Death Star out of snow. He gave me the bestest thing ever:
OK.....I so want to know where you found a snowglobe of Darth Vader building the Death Star out of snow. That would be the ultimate cool desk toy (sorry Xtina but a walking penis doesn’t cut it next to a snowglobe, although I want to kidnap the cow
Alas, I have no walking penis or even stress balls. I do have a shrine to Sean Bean (3 different action figures from LOTR). Almost as good.
In addition to Sean, I have Captain Norrington and a bobble head of the Coach for the local Junior Hockey team (don’t ask - I have a hockey problem).
I keep a collection of goblins and a squiq (Warhammer miniatures) for visual interest. For real fun, I get out the sticky rat and the sticky eyeballs. Great fun to throw at your coworkers!
I have true toy envy for “Mr Right”. Where can I get me one of those?
I want a weinermobile!
And on behalf of all the Squawkers, I want to say how relieved we are that Liz didn’t strain the finger she uses to express her opinion.
I hope you consult your team of attorneys before you let Xtina introduce you next week.
As I sit here at my boring desk, I just wanted to say thanks for letting us know when someone is blogging the next week! If it’s a new-to-some-of-us author, it gives us a chance to read one of her books before she blogs.
And thanks for the great new authors I’ve found through this site - I’ve been reading all of Anne Stuart’s books since she blogged.
A wonderful blog today!
I just typed “THE END” today and have been sitting here with the “what next?” syndrome...it’s nearly as bad as seeking the “4-page an hour” syndrome. **I want to know how 10 pages is possible! ACK!**
Anyway...toys! I’m known for them. Me and my aunt went on a great cow hunt in NYC one year in search of the laughing/jumping cow. We bought 10. The entire planet would share the joy with us.
In my office at work I have several shelves filled with small toys. However the most entertaining one is the one dangling from the ceiling. It looks suspiciously like Donkey from Shrek, except it has wings. Push a button and the creature flaps and flies around in circles. One day my boss came in the office and looked at it. “What’s that?” he asked.
With a straight face I replied, “That’s my flying ass.”
After he left I couldn’t stop giggling for an hour.
I just realized I need more toys. I have a stuffed Odie on my desk and a little green frog. Two mugs of pens. A scented candle in a tin and a couple photos. I want that cow though lol
I’m majorly jealous! I don’t even have a desk anymore! The kids and hubby have taken over the big computer and I use the laptop. Usually while sitting on my bed, Boy do I miss my nice chair!
When I did have a desk I had the usual junk, paper, pens, sticky notes, 2 Beanie Baby bears that a dear friend sent me and the nameplate that one of boys made me in shop class. That’s about all I can remember. I just know it was usually full of stuff but no good toys like you all have.
I’m looking forward to Susan Mallery coming. I really enjoy her books!
Oh and I wanted to share my good news from our Bookstore!!!
After a staff meeting Monday where we went over the sales totals for the different genres and did some brainstorming, they agreed that my romance section had done so well it deserved a better and bigger area in the store. It has now been placed in the main aisle of the store and takes up all but one small bookcase in that section. Major upgrade in location, display and space. Now I can order more of my favorites and expand it even more! I’m so happy that all our hard work has paid off so well! Wish you could all come and see it!
All the stuff you guys have, I’m really in need of desk toys. I actually have little room for anything. It’s just too crammed with junk.
LaurinW, your named just popped out at me. Is Laurin your first or last name? It’s an unusual spelling if it’s your first. Laurin is actually MY last name and is french. Tell me about it…
Christina, I also have a walking penis in my house. Well 3 to be exact, but they tend to stay zipped up!
Great to know Susan Mallery will be visiting Squawk. I’ve really enjoyed her books and am looking forward to reading the one that comes after IRRESISTABLE.
I don’t have any desk toys, I do have in my collection about 18 of Christina’s books though, I could be trouble and say who’s Susan Mallery? don’t have any of her
My desk is L shaped. The lengths of both sides added together equals 12 feet …12 FEET! But I have NO toys on it! Not a single one! I FEEL so Deprived! Perhaps that’s my problem, eh? Would Letter Writing come easier to me if I had something fun to play with while I struggle past the Dear Son, I …I …ay, ay, ay can’t think of a single thing to write about.
I’m gonna go to Stay-Pulls or Office Nik-Nax or wherever it is you Writers get your writing supplies. And I’m gonna tell them I need a brain and a penis just like Christina Dodd’s .
Hmm, My verification word was service11.
“OK.....I so want to know where you found a snowglobe of Darth Vader building the Death Star out of snow.”
Sorry to be so late in responding, Orannia!...all of a sudden, my two-month unemployment record has caught up with me, and everyone in town wants me to work for them, and I’ve been receiving fax after email after phone call. “So...that’s nice.” *
How do I tell all these people that I’m OK with being unemployed, that I simply want to finish my novel, that I wish they would all leave me alone because although I absolutely adore them personally, I’m having trouble with my ending? Any clues, Squawkers? I’d love to hear you weigh in.
Orannia, I got the Darth snowglobe at Target (of all places). It was part of their holiday collection. If you have a huuuge Target with a huuuge seasonal clearance department, that’s where you’ll most likely find it, at this point. When I bought my friend’s, it was 10 days before Christmas, and there were only two left--one that had perfect packaging and whose globe itself was all scratched up (as if it had been drug on the floor prior to shelving) and one whose packing was completely mangled, but the item itself was unharmed. What was a good shopper to do? That’s right, I sat there in the seasonal toy aisle, among stares and whispers, as I painstakingly switched globes with packaging. I am a bad person.
* Gold star if you get the reference.
Christina, I was wondering where did find that lovely cow?
Minna, three years ago at a gift shop in Boise ID. It was a clearance item ... not much help, huh?
All right! My verification is LIKE69. Who told???