Rob Gives You A Tour Of His New Office
Last week we gave you a photo slide show of my new office; this week I am able to provide a little commentary along the way with some updated pictures. My office is huge, and I know it; it was one of the things I insisted on from the beginning because I am going to be spending a lot of time in this room sweating over bills and thinking of new ways to burn Arnie without the marks showing up for authorities to see.
This is the view of my desk area when you walk into the office.
And this is what it looks like from behind (keep in mind that off to the right is a second
Behind my desk, mainly out-of-sight, is my personal fridge, stocked with orange juice, V8 and protein drinks for the mornings during the show. The rest of the fridge has ginger ale in it for after the show when I start drinking cognac iced tea.
Much of the office’s theme is alcohol; there are two bars, stocked with stemware and a range of spirits including rare old scotches, Ketel One vodka and Centenario Tequila. I even brought a near 20-year-old present from Arnie; a solid granite wine bottle rack.
This is the shelf that sits directly to my left as I sit at my desk and it has two of my favorite pictures of my wife and me; one from a trip to Napa and one from our wedding.
On the other side of the desk shelves house special gifts and books that mean something to me.
The top shelf includes patriotic gifts from listeners; on the left is a flag flown over Iraq in honor of the Rob, Arnie and Dawn show. The middle hat is from a listener who works everyday in the Pentagon and on the far right is a soldier who painted RAD on an Iraqi missile launcher his patrol seized in 2003.
The middle shelf houses copies of my favorite books of all-time including 3 great books on the greatest American ever, George Washington. Also, there is a copy of the Bible, the Road to Serfdom (a preview of where America is headed), Ayn Rand’s greatest novels, and Sun Tzu’s the Art of War.
On the bottom shelf is my prized, framed copy of the greatest issue of the New Yorker Magazine ever.
Looking across from my desk at sofa #1 you also see Shep & Nellie’s bed for when my dogs visit.
And speaking of Shep and Nellie, one of my favorite pictures of them sits framed next to the sofa; here they both sit, staring longingly at meat being grilled for them at Dogwoods resort.
Above my door hang three dopey “industry awards” I was personally given in 1998 when I was programming KDOT in Reno; usually these awards are given to the stations, but because I personally played such a big role in breaking out Creed and Matchbox 20, they personalized my copies. Whoopty-do.
To the right of my desk is sofa #2. Behind the sofa is a decorative table housing candles, a 9/11 book given as a gift by a listener and a pewter statue of my hero Bugs Bunny, also given to me by a listener. The hat he’s wearing was signed by Vijay Sighn and 20 other Professional golfers.
Above is my framed, hand signed Atlas Shrugged artwork.
Behind my desk is my newest piece of art and it’s one of my favorites; it’s a four square pictorial of my dog Shep at Dogwoods resort; the pictures were all taken by our personal dog whisperer, Theresa, and show Shep in various stages of “being Shep.”
In a couple of weeks I will be done decorating and will be able to show you more of my