A question for writers that has been circulating the blogosphere recently is “what’s on your desk?” It's the same question I answered a couple of years ago but a few items have changed, so what the hell?
My iMac desktop computer .
Mouse on a UCLA mouse pad.
Froggy Gremlin childhood toy.
Bob Hope in Dodger uniform bobblehead. (next to Koufax he was my favorite Dodger.)
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.
Box of Ralphs market Oyster Crackers. There are some things it's okay to buy the generic brand.
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.
Lucite encased Real Don Steele KHJ business card.
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 2010 swimsuit model desk calendar. This week it's this picture of Julie Henderson!
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 (pictured), Speedy Alka-Seltzer, and Jesus Christ.
WHO IS HARRY NILSSON? documentary DVD. Run out and get this. It's fucking amazing!
And -- Oh God – I think there’s still a sandwich.