Thursday, 28 April 2011

Shoot for the Moon

Things I discovered while cleaning my office...

In 2008 I joined the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 'Send your Name to the Moon' project and apparently, via microchip, off my name went...

I don't have a hole punch. What self respecting office doesn't have a hole punch?

Amongst the many notes of awesome story ideas/titles, I have a note saying - Coffee pg. 30 - huh! I suspect it's part shopping list (I'm so scatty I forget what I have to buy even if it's only one item) and what page I was up to reading/editing/something.

That I have a file with first drafts of short stories in and some of them may be saveable (the story about a field of hats and some Hells Angels maybe not so much). And that, there are no stories hanging from my Jingle Bell Line--possibly because the jingle bells were buried beneath awesome writing advice I'd printed from the internet.

Four new trays was never going to be enough.

I should figure out what the heck to do with all my old novels because I have paper everywhere. If only they weren't all saved to floppy disks and defunct computers. In theory, I should maybe bin them. What!!! OMG! Freak, freak, freak. Okay, won't do that then. I tried to persuade mum to type them up but she was having none of it. You just can't get the staff these days.

Dust makes me sneeze.

13 comments:

Indigo said...

I'm bad with piling paper work. I'll come across a nugget and put it aside and months later forget why exactly I thought I should save it. Suffering from a case of inspiration with too little too late to remember. (Hugs)Indigo

Milo James Fowler said...

Work "saved to floppy disks and defunct computers" -- holy crap, doesn't that stink? I feel your pain.

Aaron Polson said...

But did you find the body?

Cleaning the office is always an adventure.

Cate Gardner said...

Indigo, my paperwork is now pretending to be in order, but really, it's just an ordered mess.

Milo, it does stink and if I don't sort out this mass of paper soon, it's going to start stinking too (I hate that musty/dusty smell).

Aaron, several.

Danielle Ferries said...

Filing

Danielle Ferries said...

...makes me shudder

Katey said...

Gotta love the discoveries you make, huh? I just did the same thing when I moved all my crap and... man. I've only been in this office for two years and it's insane!

Ian said...

For most of my working life I was a stationery liberator. Okay, thief... I keep finding hole punches, single and double hole ones. I don't use them. Please, take one...

Hmm, WV is "greagrac". Sounds like something that hides behind the door.

Cate Gardner said...

Ditto, Danielle

Half my room is still buried in crap, I couldn't be bothered finishing. I NEED MORE SHELVES.

They make single hole punches. I never knew that.

Michael Stone said...

My office is paperless, and very boring compared to yours. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

I have similar revelations when I clean out my desk : )

Cate Gardner said...

How do you achieve a paperless office, Mike?

I'm sure your revelations are far more fun, Natalie :D

K.C. Shaw said...

I dug into a box of old desk stuff recently looking for something (which I didn't find) and kept discovering scribbled notes to myself and semi-coherent cartoons I'd drawn on the backs of other things. I put it all back where I found it. I figure by now it's sort of a time capsule of my life. :)