I've got a lot to catch up on. Ann Clemmons, Blog Author Extraordinaire at A Nice Place in the Sun, has tagged me and awarded me. I have been remiss in acknowledging and in thanking her and in posting about it. Perhaps, given the choice, she would rescind it all. Alas, as anyone who has blogged about something and then deleted it knows: once it's public, it never goes away.
The first is taking a screen shot of my desktop. I will preempt your comments about the lack of excitement on my desktop by saying I had to do a complete system install about six weeks ago because some nasty venom-spitting virus screwed me up. So not a whole heck of a lot has been loaded back on because...I'm lazy. Without further ado, my desktop:
Now, I'm supposed to tag some folks -- five, in fact -- but this is the problem with tags with me. I always feel I am imposing on kind people who may be excited or horrified at having to do this. So, once again, I break the chain letter spirit of a meme and let it die a horrid death with me. But, hey, if you're reading this and want to do it, do so! Instructions are here:
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:
 Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
 Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).
 If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.
For MAC users: Press [ Apple] [ Ctrl ] [ Shift ] and [ 3 ]
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 have participated:
Francine of La Place de Cherie Chez Francine Bloggishi Unchained Melody LadyJava’s Lounge Mariuca Revellian Dot ComDesktop iRonnie Rebecca Jon Rolando Speedcat Brown Baron Tish Mike Money Online NoDirectOn Max Elena’s Photos Comedy Plus MeAndMyDrum The Random Forest TwistedSister A Nice Place in the Sun Whee! All the Way Home
BLOGGING THAT HITS THE MARK
That busy Blog Author Ann Clemmons of A Nice Place in the Sun also gave me this:
Isn't that one of the coolest awards happening these days? I read a bunch of wonderful bloggers every day. Some I read for their humor. Some I read for their insight. Some I read to make myself feel really, really old. My all-time favorite blogger of late is Bubandpie. I adore her. She's brilliant. She makes me laugh. She educates me. She makes me cry. I wish my children had a mother like her.
THE EGEL NEST BLOG AWARD
Works For Mom of What Works for Us gave me this nifty award:
This was started by SAHD Bob Egel of The Egel's Nest, who passed it out for blog excellence (or egg-cellence).
I really only read the most excellent blogs, so I'd have to give it to everyone in my Bloglines. Since that would just be kind of silly, I'm going to give it to Josie Two Shoes at Picking Up Pieces, a blog I've come to enjoy immensely. She's thoughtful about her life and her posts and she's the only one I know who could bring up phone sex and religion and make the two co-exist. (It could have been worse, you know, she could have been talking about phone sex with a priest.)
Now, go on, do something exciting: check out some of the links in here. Go on. Now. What, are you still here?