Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy Endings

No, no, it's not the kind of a post you think it is.

I am talking about my last-working-day-of-the-year ritual: cleaning up my desk.

I've been guiltily eyeing a pile of papers that has occupied a corner of my desk for a year now. I have no idea why or even how that pile formed there. Must be a result of those massive geological forces they keep talking about. Resting on that pile are two boxes of thumb-tacks, I don't know why I bought them. There's also 3 CDs with no labels, a pen holder with two unsharpened pencils, adhesive labels, business cards of people who do not even set the clapper of the bell into oscillation and a piece of paper with a phone number and no name. Now all I need is a corpse and I've got a pretty decent crime scene here. (Say it really fast like Bogart and it does sound like a line from a B-noir film.)

Motivational blogger Steve Pavlina has a few tips on creating a productive workspace.

Here's to a great start to 2006.