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What does your office smell like?

zigfromsa

Mine is a mix of nuts, dirty soccer cleats, metal and burnt coffee.
Anyone else?

PS. you know you're bored when you start sniffing around your cube for peculiar smells

 
Jul 29, 08 3:53 pm
binary

coffee..... since my "office" is a coffee house......

Jul 29, 08 4:19 pm  · 
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holz.box

something rank. pizza and booty? yech

Jul 29, 08 4:25 pm  · 
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mdler

sawdust

Jul 29, 08 8:08 pm  · 
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complex

empty beer bottles

Jul 29, 08 9:54 pm  · 
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herrarchitekt

incense

Jul 29, 08 9:58 pm  · 
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induct

your mom's house

Jul 29, 08 10:24 pm  · 
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BluLiteSpcl6321

we work in a building attached to the local pizza hot spot, so needless to say it smells like pizza all day, every day. Late at night you can hear people yelling at the bar on the other side of the wall...

Jul 29, 08 10:44 pm  · 
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Xing

smell from screens

Jul 29, 08 11:15 pm  · 
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holz.box

there is/was a blah-ish firm above pyramid ale house, and it smelled awful inside.

Jul 29, 08 11:51 pm  · 
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Volatile Organic Compounds... a.k.a. 'new carpet'

Jul 30, 08 12:09 am  · 
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upside

stale beer

Jul 30, 08 12:25 am  · 
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Sean Taylor

Recently. . . a metal shop. Since the building has construction happening on the floor above and below.

Jul 30, 08 12:49 am  · 
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cayne1

The sweat of underpaid interns emptying overflowing recycling bins...and muffins.

Jul 30, 08 1:46 am  · 
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207moak

Today - Bondo and fiberglass resin. Someone is working on a boat outside the window.

...feeling woozy

hjktgmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm5

Jul 30, 08 9:33 am  · 
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treekiller

microwave popcorn

stale coffee grounds and rotting banana peels (from my compost bin)

and occasionally kimchi.



I miss the smell of diazio prints and the metallic smell of pen plotter ink

Jul 30, 08 11:09 am  · 
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Antisthenes

insect killing spray? j/k

horney females

Jul 30, 08 11:34 am  · 
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citizen

Zigfromsa

"Nuts, dirty cleats"?

Maybe time for a shower? ;-)

Jul 30, 08 11:54 am  · 
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MADianito

depends what time....

morning: coffee
lunchtime: hot cup noodles
after lunchtime: kind of stinky

after hours: mix of sweat blood and tears

Jul 30, 08 12:01 pm  · 
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zigfromsa

citizen,
We engineers don't shower, it helps to maintain our animal magnetism.

Jul 30, 08 1:14 pm  · 
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zigfromsa

I was refering to roasted peanuts, but that statement is ambiguous as well

Jul 30, 08 1:15 pm  · 
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citizen

Got it, Zig.

I've always considered that whole "personal hygiene" thing way overrated...

Jul 30, 08 1:23 pm  · 
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weem_of_crete

Today: dog poop.

Jul 30, 08 1:25 pm  · 
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holz.box

little known holz-fact:

i haven't worn deodorant since i lived in germany.

Jul 30, 08 1:26 pm  · 
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Renewable

Some days like a rotting corpse, other days like chocolate - depends which way the wind is blowing.

Jul 30, 08 5:25 pm  · 
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zigfromsa

My first job out of school I did field services work, and worked for two clients whom I would work for just because of the lovely smell at their offices.

One was a coffee roaster, the place smelled like freshly brewed coffee, it was great.

The other was a local microbrewery, the air smelled like a freshly poured beer, although the nearby beer filling equipment loaded with fresh bottles of awesome brew was a terrible distraction as well.

Jul 31, 08 11:56 am  · 
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canned tuna...

both the office manager and one of the interns eat tuna for lunch almost every day... i really hate tuna... everyday that i walk in the door my stomach turns a little bit...

Jul 31, 08 3:02 pm  · 
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holz.box

canned tuna is to fish what bologna is to meat. yech.

Jul 31, 08 3:28 pm  · 
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silverlake

Behr Wetlook Sealer No. 985

Jul 31, 08 3:36 pm  · 
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Antisthenes

it smells like Thai food because that is what is on street level below

Jul 31, 08 4:49 pm  · 
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n_

Stagnant air. Horrible.

Jul 31, 08 9:16 pm  · 
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AAKWEKS

Usually NYC smog when we open the windows, sometimes fresh rice, but sometimes our hallway smells like really good reefer!! we got hippy neighbors....

Aug 1, 08 1:38 pm  · 
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a mix of spray paint and burning plastic from the laser cutter....lovely

Aug 4, 08 3:52 pm  · 
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crave

my farts

Aug 8, 08 1:47 pm  · 
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