What’s on your desktop? I want to see the craziest thing you have on your desktop. No, no, no, no! Not what you have sitting on the top of your desk. I want to see what you have on your computer desktop. You know. The place were we save things because:
1) We want to be able to find it.
2) We need to remember it.
3) We know we will use it someday.
4) We have to show insert name here this.
5) All of the above and few more I can’t think of right now.
Computers are one of the tools of almost every trade. I would be hard pressed to mention someone I know that does not have a computer and that doesn’t use it for work. Wherever I go, people are always complaining about their computers. “I don’t know what’s wrong with it! It’s so slow. I can’t get it to do anything I need it to do.” I usually get roped into “having a look”. On goes the computer and almost every time this is the type of thing I see.
Often it’s even worse! I usually gasp and say something profound, like “Holy crap, that’s a mess. You should really clean up your desk top”. This is usually met with blank stares and me trying to explain that it’s possible to store these
useless valuable files elsewhere. I confess, I’m not totally innocent when it comes to storing files on my desktop. Occasionally, I have to go at it with a certain amount of ruthless abandon to clean it up.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday. My television and apparently He-Who’s mind have been taken over by the annual display of men in tights groping and tackling each other in public. This is the perfect day to clean up my desktop. So here we go…
This is Nicholas Cash on the day he was born, January 7, 2015. Could there be a cuter newborn picture? (The answer is an undeniable, “no”) Even if this was a democracy (it isn’t) and we were voting (we’re not), this one is a keeper.
This was a calendar I was using in an effort to keep track of our walking and a couple of other things I always lose track of. All you need to know is the green represents the days I walked and the purple are the days He-Who joined me. It’s a sad record of good intentions gone bad. Delete.
I’m pretty sure I sent this photo of an old safe to Amy over at The Bumble Files to use for something. I don’t need it any more. Delete.
I was a Professional Photographer for 20 years. I have negatives. Boxes and boxes of negatives. I thought I would give this a try. But, we all know, I will never give this a try. Delete.
The triple facepalm. There has to be a place I can use this one. There has to be several places I can use this. (Perhaps we should start with on the picture itself. Notice how they spell completely?) I’m keeping this one.
Groot! I am Groot! This was put together to cheer up a friend who, like me, is a fan of Groot. I’m not sure I can delete Groot.
This one served its purpose. I can get rid of it. If only I could get rid of the one that makes me cry. Sigh…
This must have been intended to go with the picture above. Still a good idea, so I will file them together.
Seriously, whoever thought of this should be rich. Everyone should have one of these. It might stay front and centre on my desktop.
Why would I save a picture of a peacock? Delete.
For some reason this piece of information fascinated me. I used it for one of my Real Estate clients so I can delete it now.
Come on! This one should be obvious. This post about my obsessive knitting and this post about the Knitting Diet made me an easy target for someone to send me this. Thanks to all of you who sent it to me. I will be keeping one copy of it.
I made Christmas cards one year using this story and some adorable cartoon bees all dressed up in winter apparel. I have no idea why it still resides on my desktop. Delete.
Speaking of having no idea, who is this and where is this? I don’t have a clue. It is a mystery. Delete.
I’m also afraid of Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Liam Neeson. I am still testing this theory.
James Cameron (far left) grew up in the Niagara Region. They throw a parade when he comes home and everyone digs out the old photos. Consider this one filed.
This is Nicholas’s big sister Ellee. Apparently she likes football. I’m not sure how that happened but she is a die hard Buffalo Bills fan. There are other family pictures. Quite a few in fact. They can all be filed.
There are some that are quite handy like these that help with measuring
And this one that I made up to figure out how to watch old VHS tapes on the system we have.
There is a list of every book Andrew Greeley wrote that I compiled when he passed away in 2013. He was an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, best-selling author and longtime Chicago newspaper columnist who was a favourite of both He-Who and myself.
This is my favourite Irish Proverb. It will be kept. At least until St. Patrick’s Day when it just might appear here again.
There are more files and even some folders but you must get on with your lives and hopefully the tidying up of your desktop. I believe you can tell a lot about a person by what they keep on their desktop. I’m not sure what mine says about me. Don’t judge me, at least until you show me yours.