Glimpses Of My Messy World by Bryan G. Nance
I know, I know - all of you are concerned with your Early Action status, and I'm just sending pictures of my office. It's counter-programming.
I know, I know – all of you are concerned with your Early Action status, and I’m just sending pictures of my office. Matt and Ben are doing a far better job than I could of keeping the masses in the know about the EA process. So consider my blog, for now, to be a bit of counter-programming.
Behold in Awesome Wonderment the pace from which I execute MIT Admissions Policy. Granted, it’s “less than immaculate” – but hey, it’s home away from home.
Allow me to give you the grand tour. Picture 1 gives you a great head-on shot of my desk. It’s the place that I store my most important papers:
If you look at picture 2, you can clearly see my filing system. It’s a simple concept. If it’s important, it’s on my desk. Out of respect for my ingenious storage system, my colleagues will only leave material for me on my chair. I tell you what, after some papers with loose staples I’ve learned to look before I sit:
Finally, in picture 3 you can see the place that I store my prized office possessions:
- Top of bookcase: coffee mugs
- 1st shelf: oversized binders
- 2nd shelf: decorations, cds, and gifts from students
- 3rd & 4th shelf: Favorite books including: Savage Inequalities, EgoTrip’s Big Book of Racism, EgoTrip’s Rap Lists, Lakota Woman, A Primer for Organizational Behavior, Technology & the Dream: Reflections of the Black Experience at MIT, & Pedagogy of the Oppressed
- Bottom shelf: junk that was left by the last occupant of this office.
I guess some things never change. As a kid my mom used to yell at me to clean my room. Now it’s my co-workers yelling at me to clean my office. However, to my credit, there are no strange smells in my office. I can’t say the same about my room as a kid.
Have a great weekend! Do get some sleep and have some fun!