Have you ever been inspired by another person to write a post? I have. Twice actually. One was about 25 adult truths and this is the other on. Earlier today, there I was minding my own business on Facebook. A friend of mine wrote a blog post about what is on his desk. You can read Mendel’s post after you read mine. He mostly describes the healthy lifestyle that he’s trying to live by, and he shows some cool pictures of what’s on his desk. I’m not going to lie, some of the items are pretty awesome!
About my desk
Everything on my desk is practical for use or visually awesome to look at. Let’s start with the basic details of the desk.
- Width: 5 feet 5 inches
- Length: 6 feet 1 inch
- Height: 2 feet 5 inches
- Shape: L Shape
It’s not actually my desk, but it has been my desk for the last 8 months. Our company is in the process of building a new office building. At that time, I’ll be building my own standing desk and writing a new post. I’ve wanted a standing desk for a while now. I made one once, but it wasn’t the best thing in the world. When I finally craft one with my bare hands, I’ll be sure to share it.
So Russ, what’s on your desk?
Let’s get to the good stuff. Everyone wants to know what I’m working with. Does he have a handy shelf to keep pens in order? How many times will he use the word useless? Well, let’s get to it.
- Candle. Gift from Employee.
- Swedish Made Penis Enlarger. Honestly Baby, that sort of thing is not my bag!
- Custom Built Vapor Cigarette Simulator.
- E-Cigarette Juice. Fruit Loops Flavor.
- Bic Lighter
- 16GB Patriot Slate USB storage device
- Black Cross Pen. For writing obviously!
- Nixon Cannon A-160 wrist watch. Normally I wear it all the time.
- JetPack Playing Cards
- E-Cigarette Charger Unit.
I light the candle in the afternoon when I’m feeling comfy. I use my E-Cigarette throughout the day along with the juice and charging unit. The USB storage device is used 99% of the day. I use it between my laptop and my desktop when apple drop isn’t working well. I use my pen all day to write things down. Yes, I use paper still. I’ll play a game of solitaire with my jetpack playing cards. I wear my watch all day unless I’m going to be programming all day. The Bic lighter is used to light coals for the hookah. Oh yeah, there are some things I forgot to mention.
The fun stuff
Optimizing your desk to match your work pace is tough to do. My buddy Jason Tucker can tell you that first hand. It’s mostly because I.T. managers have very random duties. Sometimes you host a podcast, sometimes you take apart a computer to clean it and sometimes you program an entire website and you need space for your Monster energy drinks. With that being the case, it’s hard to set a specific tone for your desk. The look of my desk changes a lot. With that being said, here are all the fun things that I use on my desk. Either as decoration or utility.
- Neewer® NW-700 Professional Studio Broadcasting & Recording Condenser Microphone Kit.
- Scarlett 2i2. Recording Interface used to convert microphone audio to computer audio.
- Sony headphones. Used during podcast recordings.
- #54 Toyota Monster Energy Nascar Diecast 1:24 scale
- #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry (Your 2015 Nascar Sprint Cup Champion) 1:24 scale
- WPEngine sweatshirt. Sent to my by the lovely Shayda.
- Pharaoh’s 22 inch Hookah
I’m going to start doing a podcast real soon. So I bought a microphone starter kit. It was more of like a starting place kit. I had to purchase the Scarlett 2i2 in order to use it during podcasts. It converts audio from the mic to your computer. I have an audio cable coming off the mic and going into the interface. Then there is a USB cable that connect to the computer. You can see me using it on the WPWaterCooler. I wear the headphones during each podcast recording or when I want to listen to loud music.
The Nascar diecast cars I’ve had for just over a year. I started a new tradition of placing the current champions car on my desk. last year was Kevin Harvick in the #4. I’m a huge Kyle Busch fan, so Of course I’m going to have one or two of his cars on my desk. I usually wear my WPEngine sweatshirt in my office. It’s cold in here and so I like to stay a little warm. I can’t thank Shayda enough for hooking me up! Last but not least, My hookah. I’m a huge fan of Hookah. At the end of the day, or during a stressful day of pushing up code, I’ll go out on my balcony and have a couple puffs.
I guess you can say that was the grand tour around my desk. That’s where the magic happens, so to say. Make sure you check out Mendel’s Post and share your links with us! Stay Classy! Here’s a photo gallery of my desk! Enjoy!
And here’s that post I mentioned earlier about my adult truths