January 29, 2009

Deskscape.

Deskscape

22 comments:

chuck b. said...

Do you hold a coffee cup in each hand, sipping alternately from each one?

traditionalguy said...

Does anybody see my glasses around here, said the Professor. Just when age approaches our required reading documents are downsized in print and faxed even smaller. But I still cannot believe you could be that disorganized and still turn out so much work. You probably messed up your desk to get our sympathy.

Ann Althouse said...

That's a close up on one corner of chaos. But most people remark on how clean my office is.... because it's all relative. Lawprof offices tend to be a shocking mess.

Johnny B. D. said...

Memo to Traditionalguy: she BLOGS a lot, but she does not turn out a lot of work. Quite the contrary!

Ron said...

Yeah, it's relatively chaos-free that desk...my desk, however...

Michael H said...

That desk needs a good cigar in a crystal ash tray. Smoke curling above the glasses and envelopes. And a crystal glass partly filled with scotch or bourbon.

Triangle Man said...

My question is also, "should it do so?"

traditionalguy said...

Yeah, I never understood who started calling Legal Papers BRIEFS. I suppose it predated computers. A perfect error free typist could only go so many pages per hour, before she gave out of gas. Now the whole world can be printed again and again from memory in the RAM. The big drawback is remembering to read it all again to be sure the computer has no left over words from yesterday's drafts. Talk about embarassment.

Pogo said...

There are quite alot of self-appointed hall monitors on this blog.

Althouse, do you have your hall pass?

dbp said...

One pair of glasses for each paper coffee cup. Do you wait until you have 6 cups before disposing of them? That is admirable efficiency.

Ann Althouse said...

I haven't put on any of those glasses in many weeks. The cups are a little more recent.

Pogo said...

You're going on report, Althouse.

I am writing down your name as we speak.

Rue the day, you will.



Signed, The Intertubes Ministry of Hall Monitors.

blake said...

I thought you were going to refer to the BumpDesk on the previous thread!

Original George said...

"Theater Accident"

Penn, 47

#9

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh, are those your high-end D&G Sunglasses?

After enlarging the photo, they look like the same pair I saw thrown on a table at the Filene's Basement liquidation sale.

Love,

Ann Althouse said...

The brand of the sunglasses has not been guessed.

Tom said...

Other close up observations...ramen noodle crumbs? consistently colored lipstick stains on the coffee cups...a stray, non-Althouse hair?

Ann Althouse said...

"ramen noodle crumbs?"

LOL. I see what you're looking at. Those are some delicious rubber band fragments.

Triangle Man said...

Brand of sunglasses. Dior?

Ann Althouse said...

The brand of the sunglasses has not been guessed.

dualdiagnosis said...

What is the story on the coffee cups? Why so many? Is that evidence of four separate cups in one day or two cups of coffee using an extra for insulation?

One cup used per day, then five (seven) thrown out on garbage day?

Why paper? Are these all purchased? Can't you just use a mug?

How much coffee do you drink?

Ann Althouse said...

Coffee confession: I use one cup a day, usually a total of 2 coffees from the faculty library machine. I tend to leave the empty cups on the desk, mainly because they have some leftover liquid, so I don't want to throw them in my office waste basket. I'm meaning to take them out of the room and drain them, then throw them out, but I let things go. I don't use extra cups for insulation. I just occasionally stack them up in preparation for the big draining and tossing task.