Monday Photo Shoot #2: Your computer is a doorway to the entire world (at least the online parts of it). Show off your computer and its surrounding environment. Describe any interesting details.
I spent extra bucks at Dell upgrading the sound system for this computer. I think that big box up above is called a sub-woofer. All four speakers plug into it, whatever it is. Cliff and I do have our "juke box" going a lot. I'm listening to music as I type now.
On that top shelf in the left section is a box of floppy disks that I may as well get rid of. Next to it is a spray bottle of guitar wax that I probably haven't used in a year. There's a cup with about a dozen assorted pens in it holding up a journal-type book my nephew's son made me, and three copies of my book of poems, Poems That Rhyme. Behind the cup is a flashlight, just in case I need to go outside after dark and check on a pet.
In the middle section is Mandy's Ivomec (monthly wormer), a pottery vase I bought in Colorado with a tired Indian on a tired horse painted on it, my week-long pill holder (multi-vitamin, an aspirin, and glucosamine for each day), a mechanical cat that meows when you push a button on it (sent to me by my weird online friend, Nachtkommen), and a webcam I hardly ever use. Behind that is a kokopeli tile, also from Colorado.
In the right-hand section of the top part is a souvenir from Mount Vernon, a model of a round barn George Washington built that has been rebuilt there to see. Behind that is a 55-year-old can of Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder I got cheap on Ebay, because it's like my grandma used. It's full, and a whiff of that powder gives me good memories of Grandma, ready to go to Church. Shoved to the right of that speaker are some greeting cards that are special to me, like one in an envelope that reads, "To the best thing that ever happened to me" and another in an envelope that says, "To my brown-eyed delight".
OK, down to the real goodies... my eighteen-inch flat-screen monitor. I LOVE IT! There's my cable-modem to the right of it, and then my Canon printer, a real cheapie... but it does what I need. That sheet of paper laying on it needs to be put with my lyrics; it's the words to "The Old Country Church". Oh, that little thing in front of the monitor is what I put my digital card in, to get the pictures to my computer. My son set that up for me, since I couldn't figure out at first how to access my pictures!
To the left of the desk, that dark thing with the tissues on top is my CD storage. Lousy place for it, but it's the best I could do.
At the request of my husband, here's a picture of HIS view of my desk: