Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Desktop - Revealing, Sort Of

My friend Francis at Caught in the Stream tagged me with a Meme. It's called What's the Personality of Your Computer? At first I thought, like Francis did, that my desktop doesn't say very much about the real me.

But when I took some time to think about it:

When I bought my laptop I sorted through the Windows options and found 'stream'. I love to look at it but it's not the desktop I really love. It's the screen saver of a gently running stream. The water rolls over the rocks. A leaf floats by on its way downstream. It's very calming.

First fact gleaned from my desktop - I desire and need calm in my life.

I've never attempted to customize my desktop with a personal photo. I'm not sure I know how. I used to say that I knew just enough about my computer to be dangerous. I'd say that's still true. In order to do this meme, I asked Francis to tell me how to get a screen shot. He was kind enough to send directions.

Second fact gleaned from my desktop - I only learn new technology when I'm pushed. Then I'm always so surprised at how easy the task was and I wonder why I avoided it in the first place.

I chose this desktop because I love water. I love to be near and around water, preferably a mountain river or lake. I love to sit on the edge, close my eyes and listen to the water rushing over the rocks or lapping against the shore.

Third fact gleaned from my desktop - Before I die I want to live in the mountains near a lake or a river. I want to walk out my backdoor, down a winding path to dip my fingers in the water and meditate to its song.

Looking at my icons, it's clear that I need to do some housecleaning. I don't use half of the shortcuts.

Fourth fact gleaned from my desktop - I tend to put things off lately and let the little things pile up. Got to change that.

Thanks Francis for giving me the opportunity to contemplate the ways my personality is exhibited through my computer. I don't know if anyone else will find this interesting but it was a fun exercises in self-discovery.

To pass on the fun, here are a few bloggers that I'd love to know what their desktop reveals about their personality. As always, my friends, no pressure to participate. Have fun and Happy Halloween!

Chrissy Jo at Rainbows and Butterflies.

Mr. Grudge, owner of what else?...Mr. Grudge.

And...JD at The Uneasy Supplicant.


ChrissyJo said...

Cool pic. I have done this one on my Rainbows and Butterflies blog. Here's the link if you want to see mine.
Thanks for tagging me tho!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Chrissy Jo,

I'll go look at it now. Sorry, I didn't realize you'd already participated in this one.


The Uneasy Supplicant said...

Hi Lisa.
I've added a new page tab on my site entitled "My DeskTop", just for you.
I've never participated in a meme so this is what I came up with. Hope this what you want as a response in your meme.

franscud said...

Wow Lisa, you put my meager little post to shame. Excellent job and I enjoy the insights. That is a great image too!

People in the Sun said...

That was interesting. I don't know about Mac, but on the PC all you have to do is right click on a personal picture and click "Set as background."

I've been tagged with that but haven't done it yet. Mine is probably very boring (3 icons on top, a picture of the moon from my cellphone as a background), but that must say something about me (like you, I need calm, but unlike you, I don't think I'd like to live on the moon before I die).

Lisa McGlaun said...


That's great. Wow, I don't know how to do add a new tab to my blog..I'm impressed..:)

Thanks for participating.

Best Wishes,

Lisa McGlaun said...


It's always fun when you tag me with a meme. I enjoyed it.I loved the picture of your pugs. My son is so fascinated with pugs. I know as soon as he is out on his own he will get one..:)

Best Wishes,

Lisa McGlaun said...


I laughed when you said you don't want to live on the moon. My husband often talks about how great he thinks it would be to live on the moon and he swears that if it's ever possible, he's


Mr. Grudge said...

Hi Lisa,
I am so flattered that you've tagged me with a meme. This is the first time I've been tagged, so I want to do a good job. I'll have it published in about a day. Today is Halloween, so I am with my wife and kiddies. Have a great Halloween, enjoy, and thanks for the tag. I won't let you down, lol.

~Mike (Mr. Grudge)

NeoAuteur said...

Your desktop looks fantastic! I need to get that screen saver.

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Nice pic on your desktop, but looking at my desktop I can only conclude one thing: I"M A BIG FAT SLOB!

Every where you look on my desktop there are icons strewn across the place, folders filled with junk, junk I don't need and never use.... but still, they hang around my desktop for ages and just goes to show that I'm not only a slob, but a lazy one to boot!

There, I hope your satisfied.... I'm now completely depressed over what my desktop reveals about me!


Lisa McGlaun said...

Try not to be depressed. I've discovered that I'm sort of a slob too. You are not alone. There are millions of us out there languishing or sometimes thriving amonst our clutter..:)

Thanks for the comment. So nice to have you leave your thoughts.


Bob Johnson said...

Great post Lisa, I have always had my own pics as desktop, I'm so into myself,lol, I would really love to live on the Moon as well, too cool.

Lisa McGlaun said...


Do you think people will really ever live on the moon or other planets?

It's fun to dream about.

Best wishes,