Friday, June 05, 2009

an hour in stats

number of minutes spent clearing (and cleaning!) my desk: 55

number of black bags full of recyclable paper produced: 1

number of omg it's lost for ever items found: 4 (including new MAC make-up lost for approx. 3 weeks - yay!)

number of small, hairless cats I could 're-hair' with cleaned up cat fur: approx. 1.3

number of as yet unopened bills: stack 7cm high

number of Urgent Overdue OMFG How Could I Have Forgotten To Do That??! items: see pile on laptop keyboard

number of things still To Do Before I'm Completely Happy with Desk: 3

number of times I need to re-learn the lesson that if you just buckle down and Get It Done you feel much better: 10 gazillion million 

number of comments I'm expecting about how sad it is that I don't have a Mac: at least 1, from Julochka (but get this, I'm ok with my ole PC. Gasp!)

May I present .... BEFORE ... 

... aaaaaaaaand .... AFTER!

Now lets see how long it stays this way!

10 comments:

julochka said...

i will 'fess up that i was (before i got to the last bit) already formulating something about how much prettier it would look with a mac, but now i can't really say that, can i? (like how i slipped it in anyway?)

it is slightly frightening how well you know me....

but my best and favorite part was having enough hair to re-hair 1.3 small hairless cats. that's right up there on the laugh meter with heidikins' waxing mishap.

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

I have cat hair issues on my desk, too! Maybe we should start some Fur Philanthropy type organization like "locks of love" for those ugly (and probably completely misunderstood) cats with no fur.

I'll let you get on that one. Add it to the pile on your laptop keyboard...

Nice work!

rxBambi said...

I've been planning on cleaning my office for about a month now. I actually have a trash bag in there, it's got some trash in it, but not much. Cant get motivated...

I don't have a cat, but I have 2 dogs that like to shed so I could definitely make at least one other dog from the hair under the desk.

wv: flethro - the throw cover you can make from shedded dog and cat hair.

The Fragrant Muse said...

Wow, your "before" desk looks like mine in an "after" shot.

Maybe it's just me, but a tidy desk always makes me suspect...

WV: pedanes: A Danish walking club.

Amanda said...

Way to go! It looks great. And, when finding things you lost, isn't it like you are getting that present all over again?

I might start losing things onpurpose now just to find them again for the sheer joy of it all!

ps, I love my pc too.

Kristin said...

What are the three things that you must do before you are completely happy with your desk? (If I may ask)

Seaside Girl said...

Yes like Kirstin I am dying to know. And who needs a Mac (she says with only the slightest touch of envy)?
Muse - I like the WV definition

clairedulalune said...

Haha! funny! Your desk looks great both ways I think! I was at a car boot sale recently and their was a mac PC for sale for £30.00, which need a "techinal hand." (I'm sure!) I nearly bought it just to put on my desk for show.

recipes for the life said...

Great job!And your 'before' desk is waaaaaaaay to clean than my kitchen right now..grin!And I am making absolutely no efforts to clean it :)!!Its weekend!

♥ Chaitra

McGillicutty said...

I wish I could do that to mine.. most of the crap belongs to hubster and he will want it three months from now so I can't get rid.
I want a desk with nothing..nada..zip but a laptop.
OK here's a confession; I have a lumbering old desktop...I feel the whole blogosphere simultaneously inhaling sharply!!! and Julochka has fainted!!! Sorry 'bout that.