Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: My Desk


Mary asked us to show 'a bit of red' this week.

I noticed there are bits of red on my desk.

Happy Ruby Tuesday. Check out more HERE

55 comments:

Mahala said...

Oooo I love your lamp and your pretty, shiny desk! I'm pretty much in awe of everything I've seen of your house :)

Ralph said...

The scissors handle is red...and some of the icons on the desktop. You followed the informal 'less red' rule to the max!

Raven said...

It's so tidy. You can't even SEE my desk. I try. I try over and over and once it a while it becomes visible but then gremlins come - the once who are supposed to clean things UP while you are sleeping... and they add clutter. It's not me. Honest... I love that lamp... and a cordless mouse. Cool.

Akelamalu said...

Wow your desk is so tidy!

Bond said...

Nice use of a little red...I missed this week...

Shelly said...

I have clean desk envy... ;)

Roger said...

Is that a spanking ruler on your desk? ;D Good Ruby T yo ya!

Grandma Faith said...

Clean desks rule! I don't mind if someone uses mine, but they better not leave their mess behind. Take care.

Mrs. C said...

Does your ruler say "Sample" on it? You wouldn't steal a 20 cent ruler would ya??

Well, for what it's worth out here in Missouri we use wooden SPOONS and not them-thar newfangled rulers. Nor yet are we so sophisticated that we use paddles.

OK, only half kidding. You should see our public schools. ;] bleh.

Daryl said...

Neat ... how do you work in such a clutterless area?

LOL

:-Daryl

Knight said...

Dianne, AOL just told me that if you have an itch under your cast you should try itching the same spot on the other leg to trick your brain. I doubt it will work but I thought of you.

Tammy said...

Your desk is so neat! Mine is always chaos. :o(

~Just Me~ said...

I'm like Tammy, your desk is so neat. Mine looks like something blew up on it. But now that I look around I do have quite a few red things on it!

Deborah Godin said...

I really like your ruby scissors - there's no place to cut like home...(sorry, I have no pun control)

tt said...

Well,well,well,,,,,,,,guess who has the same lamp on her deck???
Naturally...another reason to love ya....as if I needed another reason!
:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Very cute bit of Red, Dianne....!

Thanks for your comment....Guess What? It was my Computer Wizard who screwed up my Computer so Horribly, it took the whole day to get it back to where it was when I called him.....! LOL--But not really!

holly said...

you want me to believe this is *your* desk and not the display desk at HomesRUs. right. people are as tidy as this. SUUUURE. whatever.

i think there are at least two dead people under stacks of paper on *my* desk. that's a workin' desk. yours? just for show. okay maybe you brought the ruler.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

sometimes less is more.

Rambling Woods said...

That is a very neat desk...

Askew To You said...

Your desk is much tidier than mine. :D I like your bits of red.

Kimmie said...

Oh goodness! I forgot and did a "ton" of red! Yikes!

Dianne, you are unbelievable...you show the two areas of your house that I would be ashamed to post! Your bath and your desk! LOL! Well, actually my bath is just newly decorated, but my desk....Eeeek! No way. ;-) I love your take on a "bit of red"!

Happy Ruby Tuesday Sweetie!
Hugs,
Kimmie

Pagan Sphinx said...

Really. You must live alone! I wish I had a two bedroom apartment and lived alone sometimes!

Hey, I just submitted my first entry to Ruby Tuesday. I can't believe how fun and easy it was! I've been meaning to join in and today, because of your inspiration, I just did it!

dot said...

Nice red handled scissors but the nicest thing is how neat and clean the desk looks!

Ron said...

Ok...I have only one thing to say...

It's so nice to see, that I'm not the only one who doesn't have a LAPTOP!!!!

(or do you?)

*I LOVE that rubber band on the left!

Dianne said...

mahala - thank you!!
the lamp is from the $$ store and the desk is really a conference table. I got it for less than $100 when I first started my business - the office next door was going out of business. the legs are duct taped now LOL

ralph - every once in awhile I follow direction lol

raven - I am a bit of a neat freak but the basement is a mess, just the desk is clear :)

akelamalu - thanks!!

bond - thanks :)

shelly - I swear! the rest of the room is a disaster!! I was half way thru cleaning files and closets when I hurt my leg so there is chaos everywhere

roger - never a ruler! I use a paddle!!

etteY said...

i love the LAMP! it's sooo cute! ^_~.

me ann my camera said...

If I left scissors on my desk I would need them to be red so I would have a better chance of finding them when I was looking for them under anything and everything.- (books, notebooks, cd's and old snapshots mainly, admid coffee mugs.)
ann

Dianne said...

grandma faith - I can't function in clutter :)

mrs c - I just made a naughty comment to roger about paddles before I read yours :)
the ruler says 'sampling' - the name of the first department I worked in. the ruler is 35 years old, I'm sentimental about some stuff.

daryl - always been neat. I'm big on making piles and hiding them in corners and closets.

knight - I wonder if I could scratch the same spot on someone else!? ;)

tammy - I bet you just think it's chaos :)

just me - it's neat enough for you to notice the red so I bet you're OK :)

deborah - I love puns :)

tt - we have such classy taste!

oldoldlady of the hills - my Wizard does the same thing to me!! Must be a requirement lol
Every time he adds something he breaks something

holly holly holly - bitterness is soooooooooo not your style
I swear it is my working desk. I have a touch of the OCD. All my CDs are organized by genre and then artist - I'll take a picture.

Columbo said...

I like the shot, a little bit of red you captured. Have a great Ruby Tuesday, thanks for commenting on my posting, my son really appreciated it.

Dianne said...

queen size funny - I agree, thanks!

rambling - I never thought neat would draw so many comments! ;)

askew - thanks! I didn't realize how much red there was til I looked

kimmie - thanks!! I'm just very neat, my mind needs the quiet.
bet your new bathroom looks amazing, it's fun to redecorate.

pagan - the office is mine and I have my side of the house. we share the kitchen which I'm always cleaning!!

dot - thanks!! I enjoy neat

ron - you're so cool, I love my giant rubber bands lol
I do have a laptop but I prefer to work in my office at the desk top. laptop annoys me a bit.

ettey - thanks!! it's called a 'banker's lamp' - the real ones are expensive but the phonies are just as good. Target had them in all kinds of colors.

me ann - you're funny!! I have containers for everything lol

Dianne said...

columbo - you're welcome!!
your son is a lovely young man :)

Mojo said...

This is way too neat to be an actual working desk. It's a model isn't it?

ellen b. said...

Great shot Dianne! I do believe I spy some red! have a great week...

napaboaniya said...

I spotted the red handles of the scissors :) Interesting shot for Ruby Tuesday!

Farmer*swife said...

1) the lamp rocks! I sware they use it in cool commercials, and other stuff that makes you want what they have because they have the "cool green lamp."

2) the desk space is awesome. Did you visit me via portal and take a pic of my computer desk with keyboard and flat screen? (I wouldn't be aware cuz' I'm now portable with my LT Macxine -- though, I do visit the office and PC to print.)

3. .....craptastic! Forgot my third thought. Oh, Happy Tuesday PM/Wednesday AM and happy-safe showering????

Bless U'r sweet heart....all that, and still bloggin'. You go Gal!

Gattina said...

You stole my cissors, lol I have the same !

Faye Pekas said...

Its a pretty bit of red too..

Your comment on my blog made me laugh out loud
"the branches look to be reaching for the sky - to embrace it or smack it in the face"

The instant change from embracing to smacking is so funny. LOL

Ilanadavita said...

I often forget the "bit" of red. Isn't tere red in lots of places?

Carletta said...

Red on top of your desk and on your desktop!

BABYLONEZOO said...

bon ruby tuesday

Michael Manning said...

A Cool Desk for a Cool Girl! You reminded me of the couple who got married that I saw beforehand at the restaurant "Ruby Tuesday" from many blogs ago. Red is a happy color!!!! lol, Diane!:)

Felisol said...

Hi, Dianne,
Your red sparks sure lighten up your desk.
I also like your green writing table lamp and the atmosphere of tidiness around you.
Seems you might be left handed?
Guess you get a lot of things done being this organized.
Good for you.
From Felisol

the walking man said...

Wait! Where's the ashtray and the coffee rings?

Linda said...

You also took the Teach's suggestion for "a little bit" of red. Your desk is so neat.

Dianne said...

mojo - trust me, ain't nuttin' about my desk, me, or my life even remotely model like ;)

ellen - hope you have a great week too. the little bits of red are fun, I might do more RT's that way.

napaboaniya - thanks. It's funny how ordinary things become interesting through the camera.

farmers wife - "craptastic" - another fave word!!
I live the lamp, wish I had the real version, mine is the plastic/faux brass but it's just as pretty.

gattina - the Staples down the road has barrels of scissors and they all have red handles. odd. do they have Staples where you are?

faye - thanks :)
I couldn't decide if the tree was happy to be bare or was made at Mother Nature. LOL

ilanadavita - I enjoyed the bit of red version, I'm going to do it again.

carletta - I noticed this morn that the phone on the other side of the desl has little red lights ;)

babylonezoo - happy RT! your entry this week was fabulous!!

michael - thanks!! I do like my desk, just wish I could move it to a better basement lol

felisol - I am almost crazy organized lol
I'm right handed but hurt my hand months ago and since then I've discovered how much I can do with the left.

mark - LOL!!
don't worry, they're right there out of camera range. didn't want to ruin my squeaky clean image.

linda - thanks. It was a great suggestion and I'm going to do it again.

the teach said...

Dianne, great shot! How come your desk is so neat? Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

CG said...

Please come round and tidy my desk!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Ooh, I just ADORE that cute, little green lamp!

What does the ruler say?

Dianne said...

mary - cause I'm just a little nuts, well NO a lot nuts. I can't function in mess. I'm so glad you suggested 'a bit of red' - it has caused me to notice more subtle reds and that's fun.

cg - I would love to. I'm actually quite good at it. For a spell I was doing some personal assistant type freelance work as my 3rd job (lol at the US economy) but it was becoming more work than worth it for the money.

RLL - my imitation banker's lamp. The real ones are so expensive. I love this one too :)
the ruler says 'Sampling' - the dept. I worked in for my very first real office job!! It is 35 years old. Sampling used to be the way lists of who to call for market research surveys was done. Literally by hand with giant reverse directories. I would have census maps and stat abstracts and demo maps and I'd need to sit for hours and draw out samples of who to interview.
i'm a sentimental fool ;)

Denise said...

That's a lovely neat desk, I wish I had your tidy genes :))))

Dianne said...

denise - I do believe my tidy genes are mixed in with my crazy OCD genes!!

Digital Polaroids said...

Hahahha! I'm always changing the look of my desktop, GREAT COLOR!

Dianne said...

digital - gotta change stuff around!

Patti said...

Nice "bits of red" here, Dianne. My entry for this week's RT didn't really follow the rules.
The rebel in me came out. Haha

I'm seeing a purple cast under here. Must read post....

Patti said...

We have the same banker's lamp, but it's not on the desk right now.