Wednesday, March 14, 2012

back buddies

Let's talk about great ideas. Eli Whitney had one. Kristy Thomas had one. Benjamin Franklin had several.

We did not have one. 

When we moved in over 3 and a half years ago, we set up two desks in our office. Since we were both students, we knew we'd be spending a lot of time at our desks. Naturally, we put them back to back. 

Y's desk was directly across the room from mine, facing the opposite wall. I can't show it to you because he clearly doesn't spend as much time on Pinterest as I do, and doesn't care whether his area is blogworthy. Boys. 

For three and a half years, we spent hours sitting back to back. I had a lovely view of my wall, while Y had a lovely view of my face and whatever medical condition he was currently studying. 

And then one day, Y made me a card that changed everything.

And that's when I had my idea- my idea that could rival the cotton gin, bifocals,  or the Baby-Sitters' Club. If I had thought of it, oh, four years ago.

"We should push our desks together."

"But we only have a few more months here."

I'm convincing, and we did it anyway. It's amazing. We realized we had wasted 3 and a half years not looking at each other, not having Ike underneath us licking both of our feet at the same time, and not watching porn because we were worried the other one could see it. 

Just kidding about the porn.

Y was playing a computer game when I started taking pictures, and I demanded he turn it off. Because that's the kind of wife I am. This is the kind of husband he is:


  1. You're a regular ol' genius. ;) If we had two desks we'd totally put them together. But we don't even have one. We watch all of our porn from the couch. :)

  2. Brilliant! I've been wanting to do this - having recently pinned a lovely example - and your lovely looking setup is making me want to do it even more. Two downsides: I have 2 big monitors for my work computer, so I could hardly see over them - and if I could see over them, my desk time rarely coincides with a hubby being home, so it wouldn't be nearly so cozy...

  3. I lol'd at work over Y's screen.

    Love the desks together, by the way!

  4. I love this! We only have one desk and it's a pain in the arse since J has a desktop and it eat up most of the surface space. I rarely use it and the only time it's clean is when J wants to play on his computer.

  5. what a great idea! At least you did it before running out of time completely!
    Now he can enjoy your pretty space, too!

    1. I know, I hope he learns something from how perfectly my boxes and framed pictures are aligned.

  6. i thought we'd end up spending tons of office time together but it turns out christian says he is oodles more productive studying at school. if i want to get in quality staring time i have to go to him.

  7. DJ, I love the thought of you and your man sitting at these desks - you writing your blog posts and him writing some dense medical jargon. so cute!