This months putting the ‘fun’ in funeral post is brought to you by over-excitement at having a place to work!
Since moving into my new desk at the uni, I’ve been trying to make it as comfortable and inviting as possible – to encourage me to drag myself out of bed (or more often work at the museum) and onto the first of three buses to get there. Technically I can do it with one bus and a 20-30 min walk at either end but I’m often carrying heavy books etc – and even if all the buses turn up when they are supposed to (a rare occurrence) my average travel time is over an hour…
The desk comes with a computer, the desk, a screen/corral around the desk, and a book shelf. I’m trying to add all the ‘mod cons’ to keep my bum on that seat!
So far, I have some stacking paper trays (very useful for organising my notes), a whiteboard, a pin board and small top hat/rubbish bin so I don’t have to walk to the one in the corridor every time I crumple up a page in frustration (it began life as a vessel for cocktails in a local club but I…appropriated it). I also have a pen holder and most importantly a lunchbox of snacks for when I get peckish! I have been taking full advantage of the fact it’s October to create a Halloween theme too! The coaster is from the upcoming Vivid Projects ‘This Mortal Coil’ exhibition.
One thing the desk doesn’t come with is a mouse mat, which makes using the computer a tad uncomfortable, especially as I’m used to using a touchpad on my netbook which is very responsive – sticky mouse is very annoying!
I’ve been looking for the perfect mouse mat to fit my theme. Below are the best of the bunch:
And finally, what might just be the winner for me…
…because it’s too darn true!
Which do you like best dear readers?