My Workspace

Seems like my blogging mojo is here, so I am just going to go with it.

I don’t have a fancy job. I am a supervisor at a major bookstore chain. Managers & Supervisors have workspaces, not offices. I am fortunate that a lot of my duties require access to an office and since I spend most of my time there (when I’m not on the sales floor), I have personalized it a little:We had an event a few years ago that was sponsored by O magazine. This was a promotional poster of the issue out at the time. While I am an Oprah fan, the main reason that I have it up is because she has on the funkiest brown suede pants with beige contrast stitching. I love those pants and need to see them daily. Also pasted on the poster are a picture of Prince, Jada Pinkett-Smith along with her band Wicked Wisdom and Roosevelt Franklin, my favorite Sesame Street character.

My mini shrine to my celebrity crush: Jesse L. Martin. I love him because he seems just like a regular dude. And being able to sing doesn’t hurt. I keep the shrine at work because keeping it at home and out of public view is a little stalkerish. Also taped up there is a small bio of Malcolm X from an old page-a-day calendar and a list of the top ten HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) including my alma mater: Florida A & M University.

Promotional posters of Erykah Badu & Amy Winehouse, because I just couldn’t stand to see them thrown out.

Old promo poster of Maxwell (pre-haircut). Attached to the bottom is a While You Were Out Message that a co-worker put up once while I was on vacation. It says that Maxwell came by from the Kingdom of the Attractive and that he was sorry he missed me.

So these are the people that I hang out with every day.

4 thoughts on “My Workspace

  1. Kool Moe E says:

    The first time i saw the Jesse Martin shrine I felt the distance increase between us. I thought to myself (out loud probably) ” Toni, isn’t that guy gay?! I don’t recall your response but I do know you started swatting at me and whining in a high pitch girly voice. This second time around its not so bad and the ‘Terrordome’ track of choice makes you a bit more human. lolur job is awesome, ur plugged in to all the stuff you dig, ur surrounded by interesting people who have the ability to THINK. ur luckier than most. Giv’thanks! Good work.

  2. What happened to the Jonas Brothers poster? 🙂I didn’t realize this, but when we interview someone in your office, they think that it is our office and that we are Jesse stalkers.I love the brown suede pants, too. They rock!

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