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Denver, Colorado, United States
i'm 33. i live with my husband, baby daughter 2 dogs and 1 kitty. i'm a chemical engineer with an MBA and work in technical sales. i tend to bite off more than i *think* i can chew and end up with a full bulging mouth for awhile before i can finally swallow. i thrive in chaos, but strive for order.


i am the coworker that saves your ass when you have a headache

since i am a list person* and i happened to break my very cute shoe this morning, but luckily had a sewing kit and was able to fix, i thought i would share with you the other approximately 59,000 items in my "emergency" drawer.

but first, a picture of said (fixed) shoe (colors appear much more vibrant in real life!)

and now, everything i have in my office that i could possibly ever need in any situation.

- sewing kit
- halls fruit breezers (tropical chill and cool cherry flavors)
- lint roller
- tylenol sinus day
- tums smooth dissolve
- asthma inhaler
- downy wrinkly release
- deodorant
- purell hand sanitizer
- eclipse flash strips
- 6 fluorescent bendy straws
- 2 tubes of lip gloss
- eyedrops
- bandaids
- magnesium supplements
- clear nail polish
- baby powder
- dental floss
- orange peeler
- tampons
- generic ibuprofen
- nail file
- zinc lozenges
- headphones
- gap "dream" perfume
- mints
- advil
- saline solution
- vitamin K
- advil cold & sinus
- "pearberry" hand lotion
- viactiv chews
- compact mirror
- body shop lip butter
- gum
- bobby pin

and here's proof - just in case you don't believe me.

*although si doesn't react favorably to the lists i make for him, even though he would be a LOT more productive if he actually FOLLOWED THEM.


  1. cute shoes! I think I have a bottle of advil and a band-aid in one of my drawers... somewhere...

  2. Those are some very cute shoes! Always better to be prepared in my opinion.

  3. This is reason #153 why I wish I worked with you. I have: headphones. But you've inspired me! So now I've emptied out the personal part of my work bag into my brand-new Being Prepared drawer, and now I have: Vaseline Lip Therapy, Dayquil, some change, matches, headphones, one tube of really old lip gloss, two hair rubber bands, and Trident White. Yay!

  4. Jenny4:00 PM

    I am like you....I have:
    12 + music cds (plus my playlists on comcast rhapsody that keep me entertained)
    Prenatal vitamins, Midol, generic ibuprofen, Dayquil
    Sewing kit
    Burt's bees lip shimmer
    Cranberry lip balm (Body shop)
    Cherry lip balm (generic)
    Tangerinetherapy hand lotion
    first aid kit
    extra sunglasses
    nail file
    various plastic utelsils
    2 Clif bars
    washcloth, shampoo, soap & a jar opener (why these things came together, I have no idea!)
    Multiple calendars, pics of family & friends, and various maps & art on the walls.

    My office isa friendly place. ;)

  5. Oh gosh, I didn't even get to my food drawer!!

    Which consists of:
    - huge costco box of oatmeal (but i can't eat it anymore, so i should give away!)
    - box of green tea
    - can of white tea
    - box of black tea
    - box of manderine orange tea
    - can of sugar free chai tea
    - 3 thai kitchen noodle cart entrees
    - 1 thai kitchen noodle bowl
    - 1 serving of applesauce
    - 1 bax of unpopped popcorn
    - 1 box of snack size peanut packages
    - 2 pria bars
    - 1/2 bag of dried fruit
    - 1 baggie of rice crakers
    - 1 jar of (slightly stale) macademia nuts

    I also have 3 single serving packs of cottage cheese and one frozen dinner in the fridge.

    you know.. just in case i forget my lunch =)

  6. I used to be "one of those" people. Now I don't have a desk. I have a small food stash off to the right of my computer monitor, but no emergency drawer. What to do!