Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spying on VE

They say you can learn a lot about a person just by looking at their desk. Ever wonder where VE comes up with all this nonesense? What's his office look like? Many have asked, all have been ignored...until now.

These pictures are large so if you click on them you can see a lot more detail.

This first one is for those of you that were curious about my post cards. I ran out of room for them but here are the ones that are up (all places I have been to)...

Here is VE's desk where he creates all his nonsensical posts. Yes, that is a 28 inch TV for a monitor. I've said it all along...size DOES matter.

VE also picks up currency and other ridiculous do-dads he is given over the years.

VE proudly maps where he has been on his world map using pins. VE has been many places around the world but finds it depressing how still the map looks so sparse with pins while the world looks so big...

Now...having spied a portion of my office man-cave, what conclusions have you derived?

40 comments:

Jaime said...

Size does matter... But not with computer monitors.

Quirkyloon said...

Ack! You're a clean freak!

Whoda thunk it!

That room was WAY too clean!

AND....not sign of the gnomes!

I like that fuzzy white ball with black glasses.

What is that?

I want one.

Will you be giving it away in a blog giveaway? Perhaps you could give it to the commenter who consistently stays in FOURTH place on your blogroll.

Just a suggestion. hee hee

Me-Me King said...

Yep, size does matter, especially when it come to a giant Hershey's Kiss. Yummy!

Nice postcard collection - I have one too.

Beth said...

Conclusion? You are very well-traveled. You are also a pack rat – but an extremely neat & organized one.
And I spied the ball with the word “Canada” which made me smile!

Megan said...

"He's a very clean man, isn't he?"

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Well Ed...I now have you're full name and address. Not to mention that you think that Gumby rides Pokey.

VE said...

jaime - I say size does matter with the monitor...as with all display TVs too

quirkyloon - I'm not a clean freak, I'm just a regular freak. You just happened to catch it when there isn't a pile of papers on the desk (because I threw them to the ground for the pic). The white guy with glasses is Dogbert (from Dilbert). He is most definitely NOT for giveaway. Nice try though...

me-me king - I see you spied my oversized Hersheys kiss! I know...be jealous. Did you see my executive slinky in its special box under the Canada ball? I know...be jealous.

beth - That Canada ball came from Toronto too! Yep, been there three times.

megan - Don't judge me... ;)

perpetual - Ha! Good observations. I was going to remove that but seeing as how I don't work, there's no employer who cares about my blog now anyway.

Bonnie the Boss said...

I want your job, whatever it is so I can travel as much as you do! You are also very organized!

tony said...

You Are Tidy.I am shamed & must now spend the rest of the weekend cleaning Up!

lime said...

it's remarkably organized and orderly. my work desk is orderly but my home desk is an perpetual avalanche waiting to happen.

Janna said...

Thoughts:

1. Stop being so neat, or I'm going to have to come over there and rough the place up.

2. I love Dogbert!!!

3. On the map picture, there's a row of currency with faces on it... the fourth guy over looks like Grady from Sanford & Son.

4. You've never been to Michigan??

5. My favorite postcard is the one in the far left side, three up from the bottom. All that blue and green! Where is it?

6. OMG, I can't believe I've actually been somewhere you haven't! (Other than Michigan, that is). I've been to Norway and Sweden, and I don't see any VE pins there....

7. There is a giant Hershey kiss on the top shelf below the postcards. I wonder how long it's been there and if it's still edible.

8. Speaking of things being ED-ible, I found your first and last name.... according to Perp-Choc, your address is there somewhere too, but I don't see it. What a pity. It would make the stalking go so much easier.

Nessa said...

Yeah, look look mighty neat to me, too. Did you clean just before the pictures?

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Mrsupole said...

So am I the only one impressed with the "Grill Award". You know how I love my smoker, although with my shoulder surgery this summer I never got to use it. The only bad thing with me not using it, hubby has now discovered it and is laying claim to it. He now says it is "his" smoker. That is just not right on so many levels. That smoker was my territory for many years and he thinks he is taking it over. But the good news is that he still hasn't totally figured out how to use it properly. Next spring and summer it will be mine again. So congrats on getting that award from your kids. Although I think you need a smoker too. "Once you have smoked there is no going gas."

Oh and I see you have never made it to Panama. You really need to go there someday just to see the canal and how the locks work.

Plus you are just too clean. Ugh, how can you find anything in all that cleanliness. Just toss everything in a big box and then dump or toss it around the room and there you go. The recipe for a great office. You will then be able to find whatever you want.

Unorganized clutter is the ticket.

God bless.

Elizabeth said...

I don't see a pin in Australia. It surprizes me you haven't been there yet.

Uncivil said...

Jeesh Mr E.W.
You are a well traveled indivdual. My world map would look mighty blank compared to yours but at least I got you beat on the computer monitor!!!
32" Samsung baby!!!!!!
EEEEEWWWWWWWW?????

ReformingGeek said...

OCD, Dude, OCD. I'll throw in a bit of ADD for fun.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

That was fun. More photos please! I just used your map to show my daughter where Australia is. See, that was a very educational post!

Serena said...

I never would have pegged you for a neatnik, but that's how things look to me.:)

Dee said...

Sadly I've found out that your just normal and not the weirdo I thought. Shucks! But hey anyone with a pokey and gumby toy is cool in my book!

Gladys said...

Wow you are rich what with all that foreign currency! Are you really a Nigerian Prince?

The Incredible Woody said...

Seriously - are you me? Or my long lost brother perhaps?

VE said...

bonnie - There's the trick...I don't have one!

tony - Don't be ashamed...I make the gnomes clean up...

lime - I've seen a picture of your desk...I agree...if that were to tilt over it might shift the earth's rotation axis...

janna - 1. You don't generate nearly the papers when you don't work. 2. You have good taste 3. I cracked up at that one. Too funny...I never noticed that 4. Sadly, no, I'm really weak in the Great Lake states 5. That's Trunk Bay on St. John (Virgin Islands), was there in April. 6. You got me there too...I only have the out edges of Europe to do and Scandanavia countries are still on the list, sadly. 7. I'm not tellin' 8. I think Perp Choc is merely referring that she can now get my address...I don't see it anywhere either

nessa - Not really, but I did remove my cereal bowl. Cocoa Puffs...mmmm...

mrsupole - I'm proud of my grill master award. The other award on the shelf was for a 1st place in a Duathlon (that's running, biking). No, I haven't been to Panama or Columbia. I've been to Costa Rica and Ecuador and Venezuela so I've been above and below it though.

elizabeth - And I'm the most bummed about that. When I go there I want to spend some time so I'm saving it for a good opportunity...

uncivil - 32?! Damn you...

reforminggeek - OCD? Ordinary casual dude? Thanks

perpetual chocoholic - Just supports my request for an educational grant for my blog...

serena - Sorry...I'll try to be more of a slob next time...

dee - Normal? You realize I have 65,000 crayons in one room....

gladys - I keep waiting for some country to contact me about that...

incredible woody - Awww...who gave the secret away...

nursemyra said...

Yeah I noticed no pins on Australia or New Zealand :-(

Janna said...

"8. I think Perp Choc is merely referring that she can now get my address...I don't see it anywhere either"

Oh, excellent; she's absolutely right! Thanks to the magic of the Internet, I've narrowed it down to two addresses.
Hopefully by next month you should start getting shipments in the mail.

What are stalkers supposed to send, anyway? Horse heads? Cookies? Tickets to Preakness? Dingo parts? Baskets of cheese and sausage?

I hope it's not expensive or time-consuming. I'm kind of lazy.

Maybe I'll just send a postcard from Michigan so you can put it on your board and pretend you've been there.
Would I still get my stalker merit badge for that?

VE said...

nursemyra - Makes me sad too!

janna - Ha! Good one. Dingo parts, yes! Of course you realize I cannot put up a postcard unless I've been there...

Anne said...

your desk is too neat

wanna clean mine?

Jessie said...

you are a master of disguises with the CIA!!!!

smiles,

VE said...

anne - If you don't do anything, there's no mess to accumulate!

jessie - Yes, it's true that they pay me to stay away from them...I like that kind of corporate sponsorship!

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

Huh... it looks like you can't go anywhere new. Your postcard board is all filled up!

VE said...

jeff - Guess I'll have to start a new one...

Jacki said...

I conclude that we are WAY too much alike! I collect postcards, foreign currency, keychains and other trinkets.

However, we are not alike when it comes to desk cleaning. Mine is a wreck!

And.....Gumby!

VE said...

jacki - I've noted that too. You're like the younger sister I never had. And what's wrong with Gumby, anyway? Sheesh...

Carla said...

I can't believe how neat your desk is. How do you manage that?

VE said...

carla - I don't bother with paperwork...

GC (God's Child) said...

go sailing on a yacht or something for a year so you can put lots of pins in the oceans--or you could just dip your toe in it--isn't there a saying that if you step in a river you have stepped in all rivers or something?

VE said...

gc - Boy...I hope that saying doesn't apply to stepping in dog poop too...

Anonymous said...

Wow VE! You still have some of the same nonsense on your desk from 15 years ago. WD

VE said...

anon - William! I should have known! Yeah...I didn't know what to do with it so I made a little shelf on my home desk. You know you're the first person I actually know that's commented on my blog other than bloggers?

subby said...

Conclusion(s): You're well travelled...

You're organised( or at least your desk/room/cave is )...

You'll never spend all that useless money...

My old map was marked up, not pinned and I gave away all the worthless currency long ago...