August 10, 2008

Musings from a cluttered desk...

My desk is a reflection of me. Really, it is. This is not something I'm proud of.
It's just that this damn computer is so darn distracting! When I look at my desk, I don't see the trail of clutter I leave all over. I just see the rest of the world at my fingertips. Everything I need to know or whatever feelings I want to jot down is on that lit-up screen on my desk. I eat at my desk, I drink at my desk. I put whatever is mine and is found anywhere else onto my desk, as does the rest of my family. I do a LOT of knitting at my computer desk, and since I'm not good at dealing with clutter and almost every knitting pattern I would ever need or want is at my disposal...without even having to print it out.
Currently, my desk is covered with assorted knitting needles, Post-it notes, a copy of 'The Omnivore's Dilemma,' craft paint from the last time I attempted to make my nails purdy, nail polish, an old cell phone that hasn't been used in years, various cds, my camera, eyedrops, 5YO's gold purse, a stapler, a box of tissue, some new YUMMY yarn, and I could go on and on. That's not even the entire top layer!
I guess my point is that I don't really see how I get anything done in life, given the state of my favorite place in the house. If I love it here so much, why don't I take care of it? I've even gone so far as to take pictures of my desk with the intentions of posting them online. Maybe some public accountability would do me some good.
Probably not.
Everytime I sit down with the intentions of cleaning my desk, I get sucked in by the pretty lights and colors on my computer monitor. Things pop into my head that I've always wanted to know. It could be checking on a home remedy for a sore throat, looking for a good list of sight words to start 5YO off with, or even needing to know how cinnamon is made! (Which I actually know now! See?) I may not be a tidier person, but I'm a little smarter ever time I get drawn in by the pretty colors of the world wide web.
Besides, the mess will still be there tomorrow, right? I will try to clean it then, just as long as it doesn't interfere with feeding my Neopet or looking at knitting patterns or Googling whatever curiousity might pop into my head at the moment.
I don't like to lie, therefore I won't make any promises!


Jessie said...

Buy a laptop. That way if the room you're in is dirty, you can just move to a cleaner one! Works every time.

Coma Girl said...

If you're willing to buy me a plane ticket, I will come and organize your desk! I love organizing - I know it's a sickness!