Friday, September 28, 2007

Tagged by the Queen of Coffee!

So there I was, minding my own business just innocently blogging away when - BAM! - without warning I get hit upside the blog with a tag from across the ocean by Sanni of Coffe2Go. D'oh! I never saw that one coming!

The meme that she tagged me with, "My Desktop Free View", was started by iRonnie at I Set No Corner with the idea that
"Most people spend a considerable amount of time in customizing or in finding a desktop wallpaper that suits their taste. Sadly, our computers often remains… personal. Why don’t we brag to the world our good-find wallpapers and let them have a peek to our personality via our desktops?

On the other hand, aren’t you curious on how does your favorite bloggers’ desktop look like? Don’t you want to find out how organized, or disorganized :D, they are?"

Interesting concept for a meme - I like it! Actually, I had seen the same meme over at Asara's Mental Meanderings and thought about picking it up from her (she didn't tag anyone in particular being the gracious blog-hostess that she is!) as it looked like fun but first I had to figure out how to do a print-screen on my trusty Dell laptop. With some instructions from Asara, I was able to figure it out and good thing, too what with that tag from Sanni coming out of the blue like that! I think Sanni really enjoys tagging people, she's so good at it! And how can you say no when she's just so darned cute??

So, without further ado - here you have it - the desktop on my laptop ...

Look familiar? Yep, being the proud mama that I am, l like to keep some of Amanda's artwork on my laptop so I decided that the vinegar-fry-eating-Pegausus-with-rainbow from my Wordless Wednesday a few weeks ago was perfect! Actually, this one looks a bit different as Amanda made some revisions to it. As a matter of fact, if you really like this one - it's available on t-shirts and a few other items at Artistic Intoxication, Amanda's on-line CafePress store! Sorry, couldn't resist the shameless plug!

Meanwhile, back at the meme, there are some desktops that I am most curious about so I'm going to tag a few people with this one myself! The instructions on how to do this follow below and it's really not hard, especially if you get technical guidance from an expert! I tag the following folks:

Ed of The Pisstakers
Morgen of It's a Blog Eat Blog World, etc.
Jamie of Duward Discussion
Sarge Charlie of Sarge Charlie
Mimi of Mimi Writes

Once you've picked up the "tag" gauntlet and posted a picture of your own desktop, don't forget to add your link to the bottom of the list! I added Asara to my list because I saw the meme at her blog first and I'm sure Sanni wouldn't mind in the least! Now, go ... read the directions and let's see what you've got!

My Desktop Free View Instruction:

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.
You can do a screen capture by:
[1] Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
[2] Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).
[3] If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.
C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.
D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

List of those who participated in the tag:

maiylah’s snippets
My Memoirs
Coffee 2 go
Are We There Yet??


  1. WOO-HOO! I so hoped to see another cool picture made by Amanda =)

    Thanks for playing, Linda. Excellent choices to tag, b.t.w.

    "darned cute" Sanni

  2. Ooooer missus, that's very technical!

    Love your desktop picture - Amanda scores again! :)

  3. oh my, sarge will spend the next six hours on this! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee

  4. I give up, way to old and stupid...

  5. How lucky to have Amanda's classy artwork as your Desktop!

  6. Now this is just scary.

  7. ok you didn't tag me, but I think I'll do it idea..

    IF I can figure out how to get a pic of my desktop on my blog......

    printscreen won't do me any good, I don't have a scanner....

  8. Sanni got me too! I think she gave me the hard version though.


    Our desktops are windows to our personalities, aren't they?

  9. Anonymous10:51 PM EDT

    Beautiful! :)

    I LOVE unicorns.

  10. thanks for doing the tag. you may want to check out others who also gave a Free View of their desktop.

    have a great day!

  11. Anonymous3:27 PM EDT

    Hi Linda

    as you know I am not much into meme tagging and all that link train jazz, but the Desktop Free View is quite a novel and interesting idea. This is my effort,

    cheers for inviting me



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