Sunday, December 6, 2009

Celebrating 50!!

This is my 50th post on this blog!!  I'm not sure why it feels significant to me here, when it didn't on any of my other blogs, but it does.  Maybe it's that my coming graduation is making me sentimental.  I don't know, but Happy 50th post to me!

My first post appeared here on September 29th.  I started this blog with the intention of having a real, honest to goodness, personal blog that belonged to me.  No payed entries, no adds, just my words.  I've succeeded at that so far, something I'm fairly proud of.  I intend to keep up that dedication to writing for myself.

So, since this is my 50th entry, I wanted to do something a little different.  I talk a lot about school, but then school is the most significant thing in my life other than my husband and my family, so that makes sense.  For this entry, I want to lighten things up and in the interest of doing that, I'm going to start a little meme -- I am absolutely not the first person to do this, so I don't get credit for thinking it up beyond that I wasn't tagged, nor have I seen this recently.  If you have a blog, I invite you to participate in celebration of my 50th post, but you certainly don't have to!  There will be no tags, just an open invitation to play along!

I'm going to post a picture of my netbook's desktop and talk a bit about it.  I'd be interested to see what's on YOUR desktop in return!  If you don't know how, there're several ways to make a snapshot of your desktop, but the easiest way is to press the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard, open Paint or Photoshop/Gimp, and Ctrl + V to paste the snapshot to your photo editor!  Voila, picture taken.

Okay, here's mine (click the image to see it larger): [IMAGE REMOVED]

The desktop resolution of my netbook is only 1024x600 and it runs Windows XP!  I absolutely love my netbook -- it's a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v, in red!!  I'd show you my desktop computer's desktop, but it's still down as I wait for Alienware to return my video card.

The Christmas wallpaper is a product of my optimism this year, which is unusual for me, but not completely unheard of.  I'm feeling very festive, which you may or may not have noticed by the snow falling from the top of your browser windows as you view this blog.

The programs represented on my netbook are fairly self explanatory, with the possible exception of Q10 and tweetdeck.  Q10 is a word processor that takes up the whole desktop and blocks out any unwanted distractions.  It's a great little program, and can be set to make typewriter sounds as you type, very novel!  Tweetdeck is my twittering program.  It's both awesome and infuriating all at once, which has more to do with Twitter's low API rate, and less to do with tweetdeck.

Oh, then there's my draft of Remembering Tomorrow.  I have it saved all over the place because I'm totally paranoid about losing it.  I plan to get back to it as soon as finals are over and I have a weekend to veg and recuperate!

So, now it's your turn, what's on your desktop?!

Cheers to 50, here's to 50 more!