1.10.2013

Desk Toys


I'd like to introduce to you the people (things) that get me through my day (work). When I am not on a shoot or conducting a focus group, I am at my desk. Which is the majority of the time. But I was not made for desk life. Desk life is a draining and dreary world. My bum hurts from sitting in a comfy office chair, and my head hurts from staring at a big beautiful computer screen, and my stomach hurts from free Chick-fil-A lunches. It's a tough life I lead. So to encourage productivity and protect my sanity, I've collected a few items found in boxes full of random products scattered through out our office. It's nowhere near Michael Scott's collection of desk toys, but while they are small, they are strongly distracting and highly effective. Here we have the wanna-be Bucky Balls, the knock-off of Silly Putty, and last but never least, one of those head tickler things, which people seem to really love or really hate. Here's to you trusty desk toys. You give my life meaning.       ...Too far?      Yeah, too far.         But seriously, I love you desk toys. Don't ever forget it.

Do you have desk toys? I'm on the hunt to grow this little collection.

34 comments:

  1. oh hell yes, that knock off silly putty looks amazing. I need some of that on my desk asap.

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  2. i have zero desk toys, but i would kill for some of that silly putty!

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  3. I've heard of the head tickler being called an "Orgasmatron". Possibly not a PC term for the office!

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  4. Ok I'm a huge lover of silly putty. I get so ADD at work teaching so I try to sometimes bring this along to fiddle with while I'm talking. Weird...I know. Newest follower!

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  5. Oh how I love desk toys! Embarrassingly enough, my favorites are the colored gel pens and the cute notebooks. I particularly like freshly sharpened pencils and lots of post-its. And most importantly...is the basket of mini chocolates that I can delve into at anytime! I should probably get desk toys like yours.

    I did get to try out a head tickler this week. I am a lover not a hater. My toddler loved running from person to person and tickling their head. But he didn't want his tickled, so he's a hater.

    Kate

    http://seriouslykateblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I do not have desk toys but now I really want some! :) Perhaps at least a stress ball! Silly putty would be fun though!

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  7. I totally have to have desk toys. I am at my desk most of the day too and would go stark raving mad without something to play with. I am a pen and sharpie fanatic. I also have this silly little Christmas tree that I leave in my office all year and decorate for any holiday I see fit.

    I found you via the Aloha Friday Blog Hop and am looking forward to reading more. Have a great weekend!

    http://southerngrrrlz.blogspot.com

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  8. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop at:
    http://www.whatjeanlikes.com

    OMG i have way TOO many desk toys!! LoL
    it looks like a mini toy store when you come to my desk! LoL
    But it is ok! people love to play with them when they stop by to talk to me

    New follower via Email :-)

    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com
    http://www.infinitelifefitness.com

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  9. Hi Rebecca! I like all your desk toys! Following you back from the blog hop. Have a great weekend:)

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  10. If I had desk toys as a teacher I either wouldn't spend much time teaching OR they would be stolen by my students and they probably wouldn't be concentrating very much then. I'm visiting from the Aloha hop. Great to meet you!

    Rosie
    craftbotic.com

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  11. thanks for stopping by my blog- glad to meet you!

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  12. I have one of those, it is called 'the head trip.' My 4 year old calls it a spider. Ha ha!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  13. I want one of those head massagers!!

    Sabrina
    http://thelittleowlshop.blogspot.com

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  14. My boyfriend has about 2,000 of those bucky balls. He's like obsessed. And now they're all out of business and he can't get them.

    Nice blog!

    www.notyouraveragecrazy.com

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  15. hi rebecca! i don't have any desk toys, but after reading this post i'm thinking that i need to start a collection to help get me thru the day :)

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  16. Hey Rebecca with an R! Oh my gosh, I am still laughing at your white elephant gift exchange! Brilliant!!! I must remember this for next year. I wonder if my friends will be so crafty? New follower, giving you a follow back from the blog hop... Love the Michael Scott reference, btw. I have no desk toys. Zero. Ziltch, Nada. How boring is that???

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  17. What a fantastic idea! I get so bored sitting behind a desk! Have a great wknd!

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  18. Hi

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, check out my blog for the details

    http://lifeascaitemorgan.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Great blog! Im a new follower, I look foreword to reading more posts

    I am a self-taught makeup artist and upcoming YouTuber, I have a beauty blog featuring product reviews, looks I have created and how to, picture tutorials and so on. Would love for you to check out my blog and even follow if you like!

    xxx
    Sanna

    www.lookamillion.blogspot.com
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  20. lovely items! Nice blog :)

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
    http://fantasyfashioned.blogspot.de/

    xx ♥

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  21. hahaha I loved reading this! I don't really use a desk anymore, but I am quite sure that if I had to I would get something like this, otherwise my nerves would kill me. x

    Fashion Landscape

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  22. Ahahaa so cute! Although those head things are the bane of my life. I DETEST THEM! Once my friends held me down and used it on me, my eyes were rolling into the back of my head and I couldn't stop screaming! I don't get how people can enjoy it!

    Entertaining post, following you :)

    Hope you have a look here :)
    http://annettibus.blogspot.ie/

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  23. That head "massager" totally tickles me and brings chills down my spine! But I agree with you -- desk toys help the day go faster :)
    <3, Mel
    beautytribune.com

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    1. Btw, I found ya through the blog hop and I'm following you now!

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  24. i have the tickler !!:)
    maybe you would like to follow each other?
    xoxo

    www.mychoicebysorana.blogspot.ro

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  25. OH MY GOSH!!!!! Can I just say that I am totally falling in love with you, Rebecca with an R?! You are such a doll. I've spent the last 15 mins reading through your posts. I loved the chocolate chip cookie one and this one and your about me page and your explanation for your blog name....and on and on... You are a great writer and the fact that you are such a hoot is just a bonus! Thank you SO VERY MUCH for stopping by my blog, "She Calls Me Mama Leisha," and for following me. I appreciate the support more than I can say. Just want you to know that HECK YES, I'm returning the follow!! Best wishes and lots of love to you! XOXO--Aleisha...you know, with an A! HA HA!

    SIde note: I get called ASHLEY all the dang time, so I sort of relate about the Rebecca/Rachel thing. lol!

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  26. Love your blog ! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3

    NEW POST UP!

    www.ontomywardrobe.com

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  27. What an awesome group of desk toys! :)
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  28. i need that reddish ball!!!
    awesome blog,i invite you to mine and maybe follow each other on gfc so we can keep in touch?
    let me know!
    xo
    Mic.-
    www.mytrendyjournal.com

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  29. fun toys!! my kids buy desk toys for my husband every year for Christmas...usuually from the Dollar store..but always fun!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  30. Hey! Just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog for more details!
    lostintravelsblog.blogspot.kr

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  31. Great desk toys! :)

    What do you think about following each other? :>

    xoxo

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  32. Hey, new follower here! So excited to read your blog! :o)
    Anyway, you gotta love those head scratchers (who would hate them?!). I got one for my hubby last year as a stocking stuffer and he was so obsessed we gave them as little mini-gifts to our entire family this year.

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