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My colleague, Ashley Grashaw, familiar to regular readers of this blog, isn't here today. She's in sunny California, lying on the beach, drinking milkshakes with Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag (separately, of course).

So, in her absence, I'll use her half of our office to introduce Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You. The author of the book, Sam Gosling, is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas. If he visits someone's house, apartment, or cluttered desk (see above), Gosling is able to piece together a profile of that person. It's pretty impressive.

Take a minute and look around. What is on the walls? What is on your desk? And what do you think all of that stuff says about who you are? And if you have any questions for Gosling, you can leave those here too.

And if you want to play profiler, look at the image above. Tell me, what is Ashley like? When she gets back to town, we'll have her tell you if you're right or wrong.