- Atop the printer is my beanie baby dragon, Scorch, purchased at the height of the beanie baby craze. Again, peer pressure at its finest.
- I use the bulletin board for posting quotes, notes of encouragement (including one from Angela in 2004, raving about my very first novel. Ahhh how we both have grown), and pictures I use as inspiration for the setting of my current wip. On top of the bulletin board is a silver dragon (I like dragons) and a miniature of Firiona Vie from my Everquest days. They gaze down upon my writing with disdain—one out of dissatisfaction with my craft, the other because I gave up EQ years ago and took up writing instead.
- To the left of my desk is the bookshelf, which my dad made when Al and I were first married and had no money or furniture. It holds office supplies, books on the craft of writing, and postal supplies for submission purposes.
- On top of the bookshelf is the ever-present Yankee candle. The scent changes periodically but it's always a foody one. Right now, it's Buttercream. Mmmmmmm.
- Next to that is the all-important Coaster. I'd like to note that it's holding a nutritious glass of orange juice. Sadly, there's no Mountain Dew in sight.
This is the view outside my window. I'm inspired largely by nature; I don't think I could write for long or very well in a roomless window with no view of the outside world. This little tree is one of the few in the neighborhood that has leaves instead of fronds. Fronds aren't real leaves, imho. They're rubbery, fan-like symbols for Hot All Year and I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.
Beyond my little tree is the neighbor's house. Close enough that I could reach out and slap it if I so desired. Not that I often do; it's not my neighbor's fault that his house is within spitting distance of mine, or that all the houses in this subdivision are crammed together so close that my dog has roughly a square meter to poop in—but I digress. Ahem.
So…that's my nerdery. It's a little bland, but I think it's quite nerdiferous in its own way.