A question for writers that has been circulating the blogosphere recently is “what’s on your desk?” Since I’m in Connecticut I will have to answer by memory.
My iMac desktop computer (the half egg shell model with the monitor on a Pixar type neck, that was so cool until the new model and now it’s passé).
Mouse on a UCLA mouse pad.
External Hard Drive (back up EVERYTHING, people).
Froggy Gremlin childhood toy.
Bob Hope in Dodger uniform bobblehead. (which makes as much sense as Odalis Perez in a Dodger uniform.)
Cup o’ pens.
Fathers Day cards.
A Gary Larson FAR SIDE card showing the BEWITCHED writing staff brainstorming in the fourth season. Brilliant notions like: “What if Endora casts a spell on Darren?”
Allstate accident report I was supposed to fill out in 2003.
Plastic Bob’s Big Boy (I’m a Bob’s Big Boy fanatic and can never figure out why that checkered jumpsuit look didn’t catch on.)
Five old drafts of my musical, with practically every page dog eared.
XM radio program guide.
A hard bound copy of GREAT PRETENDERS: MY STRANGE LOVE AFFAIR WITH ‘50’s POP MUSIC by Karen Schoemer. (Fun reading. I recommend it.)
My SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2006 swimsuit model desk calendar. I can’t wait for another Michelle Alves week.
A spec pilot from my rabbi.
A spindle of CD’s that includes albums from Frank Zappa and Joanie Sommers.
Dodger Stadium and Pauley Pavilion replica paperweights.
Lucite encased picture of me with AfterMASH writing staff (that includes Larry Gelbart).
Vintage typewriter from 1890 with the carriage return arm on the right side. Still easier to write on than using FINAL DRAFT.
93/KHJ Boss Radio mike flag.
Box of brads and paper clips.
My bobblehead collection which includes Harry Caray, Speedy Alka-Seltzer, and Jesus Christ.
Emmy consideration Linda Eder interviews horse lovers ANIMAL PLANET DVD.
And -- Oh God – I think there’s still a sandwich.