words about words

I’ve been in my current office at Xbox for over four years. It is the messiests, nastiest office on campus. My filth has kept me from having to share an office for a very long time. That time has now come to an end. On Monday, my awesome Editorial Assistant BaldSnail will be moving in. So Friday, me, BaldSnail and dammy spent a good three hours cleaning up. We filled two jumbo garbage cans, and I had three boxes of stuff in the hall of stuff to give away, and two boxes of stuff to take home. Here are some of the interesting things we unearthed:
  • Beta discs from the very beginning of Xbox Live: Unreal Championship, Whacked, and the Live dash update disc.
  • About 6 dollars in change.
  • A petrified Frito. BaldSnail told dammy he’d give her 20 bucks to eat it, but she called his bluff and asked to see the money and he backed down.
  • A CD insert of Hot Fuss signed by all four members of The Killers.
  • My long-lost LipFusion lipgloss in a limited edition color.
  • A cool foam stress ball in the shape of the moon from Corbis.
  • A Rat Pack CD Major Nelson loaned me three years ago.
  • A tiny bottle of Grand Marnier I got for my birthday in 2003.
  • An Edgar Degas calendar from 2004.
  • Il Postino on VHS.
  • The original Godfather on DVD that was missing from my boxed set. The movie I replaced last week.
  • Xbox mousepads from 2001.
  • Mardi Gras beads.
  • A paper fan Major Nelson brought me from TGS 2005.

The office was filled with dust, but I didn’t not find any animal or insect life. Poor BaldSnail probably deserves hazard pay for having to not only work with me, but also shack up with me. Send him your condolences.


10 thoughts on “The end of an era and an archeological dig

  1. John says:

    I’d eat the Frito for the Xbox mousepad.  

  2. Eric says:

    Words can’t express what it looked like.  It was simply… terrifying.

  3. Luigi says:

    Wow, Il postino is an awesome movie, but best of all I’m sure those 6 bucks will come in handy

  4. Randy says:

    ZOMG, that is where that big cloud and all that fog was coming from?  I thought there was an accident from the quarry up the road… *g*
    In all honesty, it’s t3h suck on the double-up, no matter how good the person.  I’ve roomed with some great people on campus in offices and I’m in a remarkable cube farm at the moment, but either way I’d gladly donate a kidney and 3 pints of blood to be in a single office again.

  5. Kiki says:

    I don’t think it looks that bad…..  It actually kind of reminds me of home.. 🙂

  6. Patrick says:

    Sometimes cleaning house is like taking a trip down memory lane.

  7. MthdDirector says:

    That’s unfair.  There’s hardly room for another desk, no?  I had the same problem – I occupied 2 cubicles and then they hired a consultant…for a freakin’ year!  He left a few days ago so now I’m aggressively reclaiming my space…hmm where did I put that moldy fruit?

  8. Debbie says:

    My boss will go through the same cleaning experience next Friday. I think I will put on some mask. :-0

  9. kmillard92 says:

    Me too…an Xbox mousepad sounds like the ultimate computer accessory.

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