First and most importantly, the top shelf is the regular home of Snoop Dogg when he is not out adventuring.
He likes to stay on top of things and see what is happening all around him.
Also up on the shelf is Mr. Wonderful and some pictures.
Mr. Wonderful was given to me by my mother and says things like:
You know honey, why don't you just relax and let me make dinner tonight?
Here, you take the remote. As long as I'm with you, I don't care what we watch.
I seem to be lost. I think I'll pull over and ask directions.
The pictures include a pic of my ferrets that I used to have, Koti and Pogo.
Below this shelf is my stuffed spider.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have arachnaphobia, and am therefore fascinated by that which freaks me out the most. So I am terrified of and yet fascinated by spiders.
To the left of the spider are a few items. We've got a photo of my brother, a flamingo egg, and some cube people.
On the right is a pic of Mom and my bro and I, and a red hippo given me by my mother.
The bottom shelf consists of an Onion book and a sunflower box that my mother made for me.
If you aren't familiar with the Onion, you can check out their website. They do "spoof" news stories. My favorite is "God Answers Prayers of Paralyzed Boy: 'No,' says God." This book was loaned to me by the same co-worker that moved away and left behind Snoop.
The Sunflower box was made by my mother, and I use it to hold my class supplies for when we do classes on the road.
There's my little pewter manatee, which is a reminder of the day last year when we went kayaking out at Manatee State Park and had a close encounter with a manatee.
The manatee spent probably twenty minutes with us, even laying on it's back under our kayak and licking or gnawing on our kayak, occasionally snorting water on us. It was a great experience! Unfortunately we didn't bring our camera that day, as it was our first day kayaking and we feared we would get our cameras wet. So my only reminder (other than my memories) is this little figurine.
In the center of the shelf is a bin of supplies, and on top is a toy car. This car was given to me by a security guard at my last place of business.
The guard was always teasing me about my old car, and I would joke with him that if I ever flipped over in a ditch, I would be one of those people that would survive off of the stuff in my back seat and on the floors. So once on a trip to Disney he "bought me a new car".
Last but not least, there is the thank you from a client, Squidward from Spongebob Pez dispenser...
...a puzzle box...
...and a gooey and sticky heart that you can throw at the wall or window.
So that's another scary glimpse into my mind and world. Dare you return for more?