Something I'm getting used to at my new job is sitting at a desk.
In all the jobs I've had in the past, I've always been on my feet. My very first job was working as an art instructor at one of those paint-your-own-pottery stores (it was kind of the best job ever). I listened to Norah Jones all day and ran around making sure none of the kids ate paint or stuck anything up their nose. In college, I hopped back and forth between different bakeries & cafes. As nice as it would have been to make bread and cappuccinos while sitting on a couch, my shifts were always spent on the move.
Now, a good part of my day is spent behind a desk (don't get me wrong, it's a great desk). The only real downside is that I have terrible posture, so by the end of the day I come home looking like a troll - all hunched over and bent in half. J has been threatening to tape a board to my spine so that I'll learn to sit up straight. (It's a work in progress)
The upside to having a desk is getting to decorate the desk (obviously!). Right now my desk is pretty bare. The only thing it has to show for itself is a jar of pens and a few lonely paper clips. It needs some serious TLC. Naturally, I plan on magically transforming it overnight into something like this or this or this. Since this is where I'll be spending most of my time, I might as well make it pretty - agreed? Agreed.
Any suggestions? What's on your desk?