Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Other Desk

Might as well do the same for the desk here at work, though this one has a LOT more stuff, so I'll just give a list. It's also not quite as sentimental and more a travelogue of places I've been.

4" Homer Simpson
3" Punisher
2 x 2" Statues of Liberty
2" Big Ben
2" Eiffel Tower
hand carved Weeping Buddha
ceramic Fat Buddha (Hotei)
Day of the Day band (the holiday, not the movie)
The Mach 6 Happy Meal toy
2" Koln Cathedral (if you look really close, you can see me being mugged at the side door)
2" Strasbourg Cathedral (no mugging, but if you look on the roof you can see me gasping for breath after climbing a couple hundred stairs to be closer to God)
A Series of Unfortunate Events Magic 8 Ball
World Horror Convention foam skull
Hot Springs, Arkansas, snow globe
Niagara Falls snow globe
StoryBook Land, NJ, snow globe
Florida snow globe (golden glitter instead of snow)
Carlsbad Caverns snow globe
Old Orchard Beach, Maine, ship in a bottle
Nantucket ship in a bottle
Newport, RI, litte carved wooden ship captain
Atlantic City, NJ, carved shell
Lincoln's birthplace log cabin bank
World's Greatest Dad trophy
Iona College paperweight (my annual "award" for meritorious service)
Nassau, Bahamas, carved wooden stingray
photos of Curious George and The Snowman holding my daughter when she was a baby (and when I worked at Borders and had to dress up as cartoon characters to pay the rent)
photo of my son when was really little
35mm frames from Escape from New York in lucite holder
autographed photo of Patrick McGoohan

Oh, might as well keep going! On the wall we have:

Escape from New York poster signed by Adrienne Barbeau
2006 Faculty Speaker of the Year plaque
Bhagavad Gita calendar
DinosaurLand (Winchester, VA) pennant
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance mirror
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band pressed tin reproduction of album cover
Angel vs Devil original painting by world famous graphic artist Bill Lebeda
assorted drawings by my kids and my office mate's kids before they got too old to draw stuff

And on the shelves we have (besides books):

Dad (not picture, the real deal)
Chinese stone lantern (see previous entry)
ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award
plaid shirt zombie figure
autographed photo of Scott Reiniger
a lithograph of Iona College (another annual "award")
autographed photo of Ron Glass
photo of my son when he was really little
pen and ink drawing by Bill Lebeda (gift for being in his wedding party)
lithograph of Newport, RI, from the John Templeton Foundation
Hare Krishna zombie figure
rainbow-colored apatosaurus bank
Saints and Sinners napkin and $10 bill props from The Punisher movie
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon figure
The Question figure
the Jupiter 2
Robot from Lost in Space
M48 Patton tank
piece of lava from Craters of the Moon, Idaho
carved stone polar bear
wooden apatosaurus and Tyrannosaurus
carved stone stegosaurus
carved and lacquered wooden slug
masked Mexican wrestler figure
jar of sea shells
RCMP bank

Whew! That's a lot of stuff! No wonder I like sitting here, working, and just looking around!


Blogger RJ Sevin said...

These posts would be so much sexier with PIX!!!

3:35 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

I finally obtained a cell phone in 2005. It does not have a camera on it. I do not own a digital camera either. I am a Luddite.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...

As a completionist, I can't help but notice that you have plaid shirt and Hare Krishna, but are lacking the Flyboy figure. Try tracking that one down, and a nice little company called Amok Time has just released a Bub figure. And in the coming months, Dr. Tongue will be forever enshrined in plastic.

Also, guess what my desk has on it. A box with Vincent Van Gough on the sides. And within? A bottle filled with a tasty fluid, reserved for one Doctor K-Paff.

11:46 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

I'm hit and miss with figures. Some are given to me as gifts, and some are impulse purchases.

But that is an awesome bottle, set for awesome adventures!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...

Well I am a king of gift giving and impulse buying, so the second I see one, it'll be yours. Same goes for the bottle.

12:02 AM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Aww, you're just too cute! You need a nickname like "My Little Blonde Wolverine"!

"Check His Pulse and Make Sure He's not Dead-Guy" doesn't quite capture it. Well, it captures part of it, but not the nice, gift-giving part!!

12:05 AM  

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