Mouse pad? Mouse pad?? Oh, you mean those things we needed in the days before optical mice!
Whew, what nostalgia!
Ah, just giving you a hard time. I actually have a ball mouse at work!
My boss is just too stingy to get us mouse pads, so I have none.
At home, I have an optical mouse and a laptop, so my "mouse pad" is technically my laptop, since that's what I use the mouse on!
The last mouse pad I ever got was from UCB (UC Berkeley) when I graduated. We had a "commencement", so they didn't give out diplomas at the time. But they wanted to go through the motions, so they gave us something wrapped up in ribbon that looked like it. That something ended up being a mouse pad with Sather Tower on it!
Wonder what happened to that thing...