The Horse's Deskie challenge!

@TheHorse (63456)
Pleasant Hill, California
June 10, 2017 2:49pm CST
A year or two ago--I can't remember if it was on MyLot or "the site that will not be named"--someone came up with the idea of the "shelfie." Instead of being self-absorbed, and sharing pictures of ourselves trying to look like we're having a better time than you are, we shared pictures of our bookshelves. You can tell a lot about a person by what's on their bookshelves: what kinds of books they read, how organized they are, whether they prefer CDs or records, how often they dust, and so on. The other day, I decided to take a "deskie." It's my view of the world from my desk, as I sit here MyLotting (and doing other things as well). Actually, this is what I see if if look slightly to my left. If I look slightly to my right, I see lush trees in Summer, and Mount Diablo (where I do a lot of my hiking) in the distance the Winter. What can you tell about me from this "deskie"? Do you have a deskie that would tell us something about you and your world?
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@LadyDuck (151556)
• Switzerland
11 Jun 17
It was on the site that cannot be named and I even remember who started the "shelfie", he was Johnny Dodd. Here is a photo of my desktop, on the right the working place of my husband, on the left my computer, my scanner and printers.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
It looks very organized. Do you sometimes work at the same time? That would be fun.
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@LadyDuck (151556)
• Switzerland
11 Jun 17
@TheHorse Most of the time we work at the same time. Right now he is working at his computer near me.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
@LadyDuck Tell him hello. Do you discuss your respective "projects" as you work away?
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun 17
I don't have a desk, honestly. I use the dining room table.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Jun 17
What is your view like from there?
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun 17
@TheHorse - I can look out the window and see the laundromat across the street.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 Oh, I wanna see!
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• United States
11 Jun 17
this looks like a fun challenge so I'll have to get up a picture of my work space soon
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Jun 17
It's fun to have a visual image of where others do their MyLotting. I assume that some do it "on the go." But I don't.
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• United States
12 Jun 17
@TheHorse I have a desktop where I do all my important stuff especially myLotting
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
10 Jun 17
I wish I could make it big enough to read the titles but did I see one or two Little Golden Books on that shelf with the smaller, thinner books? I recognize that style of painting on the right, I think. It makes me think of the impressionists, I like that style. Your shelfie tells me you are interested in a LOT of things both cerebral and athletic, artistic and practical. In short, you are a well rounded and interesting person even if you are messy (clothes on the couch).
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
10 Jun 17
@TheHorse I really like Kellerman's Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis combination. It's always a treat when a new book in the series comes out! Did you read his book Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children? It was interesting but didn't answer a lot of my questions. I actually ordered it from Amazon and I never buy books (although I borrow quite a lot of them from the library).
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Jun 17
@dragon54u I haven't read that one! I like Alex Delaware, but my main men are Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
10 Jun 17
@TheHorse Thanks, I looked up those characters and the books sound like something I would enjoy. Thanks in advance for the new and different worlds!
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jun 17
my deskie needs dusted and cleaned pretty bad! lol. Maybe I might share that later once I do so.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
Everything in my house needs dusting! I just vacuumed, but there's more to be done. Fine "sawdust" everywhere here from speaker work. I hope you'll attach a picture once you're done.
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jun 17
@TheHorse lol, I gotta start first!
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
@Jessicalynnt A dusty picture would make me feel at home.
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@Corbin5 (102611)
• United States
10 Jun 17
Well, those trophies are impressive. Also, you are relaxed about where your clothing happens to be placed. And your love for stereo speakers is apparent. Your vintage albums do get some use, and those books are well-loved ones. My husband has a "deskie," I do not. He has books, those old albums, trophies, framed photos and awards in his home office. My "deskie" would say, "This area belongs to a minimalist." Too much of anything makes me very nervous. I read books voraciously, but donate all when done.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Jun 17
I reread some, like my Hillermans and Twain short stories.
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@andriaperry (48349)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I go to the library now.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
@andriaperry Sounds good. Have you read any Tony Hillerman murder mysteries?
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@andriaperry (48349)
• United States
11 Jun 17
Well since I am in my home office, where the desk is, its minimal as I look over the the desk I see the thread mill, I used to use it daily then I got Harley and I walk him just about daily now so I have not used it, Tony has a couple times since chemo. Yes this room could use a good cleaning. Here is one bookshelf not much has changed since this photo, the other side also have a bookshelf and it has a few more book, teaching me things books.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
I like the warm color of the room! It looks comfortable.
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@andriaperry (48349)
• United States
11 Jun 17
@TheHorse Thanks, it is.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
@andriaperry I feel "calm" in my house as well. I like books, speakers and records. And wood wood wood.
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• United States
10 Jun 17
hmm, what can i tell? that'cher relatively a neat person with a love 'f music, yer athletic (jest look't those trophies!) 'n somehow a 'beige' person. i'd not 'xpected the latter, lol. i've shared my 'deskie' prior'n that 'other place' 'n the view aint changed thankfully 's such looks out 'nto my sanctuary. perhaps i could take one lookin' towards the dinin' room? that which's been takin' o'er with the quiltin' I've been 'ttemptin' to do? nah, that'd be cruel, lol.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
Well, pass it along. I want to see it!
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• United States
11 Jun 17
@TheHorse lol, noperz, that'd be a spoiler alert 'fter folks finished faintin'.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
@crazyhorseladycx I have a hardy disposition. Only getting my blood drawn makes me faint.
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@HazySue (20768)
• United States
15 Jun 17
To me it looks like you are a person who likes his sports, music and books. As for you clothes, what's going on? It loos like some folded and ready to put away clothes and some already worn clothes. It looks like my husbands pile. My deskie is filled with books, some for pleasure, some for research, some for information about crafts and recipes. They are kind of mixed together even though I try to organize them.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jun 17
They are all of the above. My "teaching pants" I wear only for "formal" occasions. I wash them once in awhile. Like yours, my stuff is kind of all mixed together, in spite of my occasional efforts to "organize."
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@HazySue (20768)
• United States
17 Jun 17
@TheHorse Messy people have creative minds.
@just4him (112734)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun 17
You have some balance - your speakers give the room balance. You have some clutter - the clothes lying on the couch or bed, not sure which, and some disorganization with the bookshelf. Your books and albums aren't standing up, but are leaning against each other. No uniformity there. You even have books on top of books. I would say you're a pretty well rounded person - not perfect, just you.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Jun 17
Heh. I remind people that perfect is for God only.
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@just4him (112734)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun 17
@TheHorse True.
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@Happy2BeMe (74679)
• Canada
11 Jun 17
There are lots of trophies for baseball so you obviously are good at it. It also shows the you have a love for music aND reading and that you are carefree and somewhat organized.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
City League softball was a big part of life for many years. Now, I'm on two teams, but I don't care that much if I miss a game or two. Do you have a good deskie?
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@Happy2BeMe (74679)
• Canada
11 Jun 17
@TheHorse no i don't. Mine just just piled here and there and everywhere.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jun 17
The difference between my 'shelfie' now and one before the Purge of 2014 would be monstress. Had so many books and CDs. Now I have very few. So what would that tell about me?
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 17
That you're smarter than I am about getting rid of stuff you don't need? I should do a purge now that my semester is over.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 17
@TheHorse ......Smarter? Don't think so. Just had bed bugs and freaked out.
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@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
12 Jun 17
You're pretty neat and tidy except for those clothes lying around... But I understand, I am constantly picking up after my husband who would just do the same when he gets home.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Jun 17
When I'm done with work or a gig, my "dress-up" clothes get tossed off.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25347)
• United States
12 Jun 17
That you probably have a splendid collection of record albums, you enjoy reading, have a collection of speakers ( that I knew already) you lack the energy to put your clothes away properly , you or someone you are close to plays sports and you like earth tones.
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