I moved into a new, larger office at work last week and I’m completely worn out by the upheaval. I even recruited coworkers to help me because I just couldn’t face the task alone. Although the new digs are exciting to me (probably a sign I need to get out more), the downside was realizing what a vast amount of totally worthless stuff I’ve accumulated in the past six years. I found packets of malt vinegar, an anti-smoking poster of Fabio from 1993, Spongebob Squarepants Valentine’s Day stickers, and a tiny bar of soap that I vaguely remember using to wash my hands once upon a time. I then apparently decided it should live forever in my desk. And who has two thumbs and decided she needs a gigantic, dusty faux ficus in the corner of her office? That’s right – this girl! One thing’s for sure; nobody could ever enter my office and wonder whose it is, because nobody else is cool enough to have a novelty golden snitch lamp set up next to a Masterpiece Theatre-style armchair. So feel free to stop in next time you’re in the area – you’ll be glad you did.
– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY #41 (Sept 9-23, 2013)