Thursday, 17 April 2008

Desktop Meme

Many months ago I was tagged by teeni to give a glimpse of the 'real' me by taking a snapshot of my onscreen 'desktop'. I never did get around to posting about it. Now that I've been tagged again with the same project by MaggieMay I feel guilty that I never completed it the first time around!

So I've decided to do a double desktop challenge.

The first desktop on the left is a snapshot of my PC desktop taken in September when I had every intention of trying to do something interesting. I didn't think my desktop looked at all fascinating which is probably why the post petered out and died. As you can see I don't change it from whatever MS Windows and added software pacakges supply. However, what you can't see is that whenever I am away from my keyboard for more than 30 minutes a photo slide show screensaver kicks in. I've thousands of photos, local scenes, gardens, plants, family snaps, pets, friends and local architecture. It's lovely not knowing what pictures will be metamorphosing on to the screen when I return to my desk.

The second photo is my whole desktop with all its junk, notebooks etc so you can see what an untidy disorganised worker I am. It may look untidy and disorganised but I never lose anything. It's just that I have a vertical filing system.

Now I don't have time to pop around many folk to ask them to take part - so I'll just a list a few people I would love to know a bit more about. I hope they'll join in if they have the time

  1. Mark Wadsworth
  2. Richard Madeley
  3. Flowerpot
  4. Mopsa of Ramblings

and anyone else who feels they would like to have a go at this meme then please consider yourself as 'tagged'..

If you do the desktop meme please leave me a comment so I know to pop over to view. I would be interested in the double desktop view - I am particularly nosey, you see.


Mark Wadsworth said...

I'll have to borrow the wife's digital camera first.

I also have a 'geological' filing system for letters and so on - the oldest layers are at the bottom etc.

Flowerpot said...

our camera is on the blink at the moment - or rather, getting them onto technology is, so I'll have to pass on this one but thanks for thinking of me!

Maggie May said...

That was very interesting to see & we got a double one! Lovely!

teeni said...

Oh, what a good way to expand on the "desktop" meme! You are so clever! I love the cat notebook and if it makes you feel any better, your computer screen desktop is WAY less cluttered than mine! ;)

Mopsa said...

Ah - you already know what's on MY desktop - a full size high resolution image of Mopsa - of which a relatively pathetic reduced example is used as my picture on the right here. And I'm far too embarrassed about the state of my desk to show anyone!

Almost American said...

"Vertical filing system" - why yes, I use that too!

Mark Wadsworth said...


lady thinker said...

I know Mark - and that geological layer doesn't look at all Jurassic. Thanks for taking part.

John M Ward said...

I am pleased that the invitation was open to all, not only those specifically mentioned -- so I've done mine, which is unusual. It is HERE.

I don't have a cat notebook, but the mouse mat has lots of tabby kittens printed on it, of which one can just be seen in the second picture.

merry weather said...

Another teasing glimpse of the real you... It looks very nice and organised, just as I expected :).

lady thinker said...

John M Ward - it was certainly good of you to join in. thank you

Merryw - well it wouldn't look at all tidy today - it has a toweringly terrifying tottering pile of bills, letters, news articles and bridge lessons I must get sorted - soon!