There’s something about the promise of a new calendar year that gets Bossy in the mood to clear the many files from her computer’s desktop. There’s also something about staying up too late drinking red wine that forces Bossy to ditch her previous idea for Ten-Word Tuesday and come up with a post that doesn’t require Bossy to be firing with all four cylinders. Five cylinders? Firing on cylinders? Anyway.
Bossy understands this habit of keeping too many files on a desktop annoys some people, and Bossy’s husband we’re looking at you. But Bossy finds her desktop is the best place to store her post ideas because it’s impossible to ignore these files when they stare at you all day. And when Bossy says it’s impossible to ignore these files, she means she ignores them for years on end. Shall we begin?
The above picture represents the post Bossy didn’t write about Swedish interiors and how Bossy covets them. Bossy thinks it may be the light random-width floors. That and perhaps the simple pairing of furniture, the black and white framed photography, the modern dining chairs, the cheap trestle table, the white sofa, the vase of flowers, the reading lamp, the votives, the antique hall table, the visible electrical cords, the hanging plant, and the sheepskin throw blankets. And the X-looking thingie on the wall.
Next we have this:
He’s Jimmy Wales, one of the co-founders of Wikipedia, and his photo represents the post Bossy didn’t write about the new donate button on all of the Wikipedia pages, along with a personal appeal from Jimmy Wales, who helpfully suggests the donation amount of $250 but is also nice enough to include a $35 button for Bossy to ignore.
Next up is this:
It’s one of Google’s holiday logos, and represents the post Bossy didn’t write about how Google was mocking Bossy with its island imagery when Bossy herself was caught in the middle of a snowstorm.
Speaking of cars, next we have this:
It is a 1977 Honda Civic, and it represents the post Bossy didn’t write about her first car. And while on the subject of Honda Civics built slightly after dinosaurs roamed the earth, aging Bossy adores how the above photo of the Honda appears to be taken a few years before the invention of photography.
Next up we have… oh never mind. Bossy has exhausted herself with all of this material she didn’t write. Bossy can sum up all of her ideas, kept in files scattered across her computer desktop, in this way: Sure seemed like a darn good idea at the time.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about some of the files you avoid on your computer’s desktop?
And be sure to check back later today for the most avoided file comments on the web.
If you missed the last Ten-Word challenge, click here to read about the interesting neighbors Bossy’s council has had over the years, described in ten words, of course.
And thanks to everyone who entered Bossy’s coffee giveaway. Bossy will send the five winners emails. Thanks, as always, for playing along.
Kris saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm
Seeing how we did with our 2009 budget. Not good.
BOSSY saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Bossy’s ignoring the file containing a book idea. Ho hum.
BOSSY saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Bossy’s ignoring the file filled with new Bossy shirt logos.
BOSSY saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Bossy’s ignoring the file containing a new business idea. Shoot.
BOSSY saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Bossy ignores the photo file. How should she store them?
BOSSY saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Bossy ignores the file containing a new website idea. Darn.
Suzanne saysDecember 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm
I ignore the Do Today! file. I mean really.. Today?
BH saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:12 pm
The To-Do List?
BossysMom saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm
first I had to rush to see if I had a desktop…well ya, I do, and almost all the stuff that’s on there has been left by Bossy Jr.
and then I saw that BH had posted something just before me and I was thinking ya, I can shorten my name to BM. So now I’m going back to desktop to make a “get a life” file.
Catherine McP saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm
When your desktops organized, you can get crackin on SHIRTS!
Mimi saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Microsoft Money….do not want to balance the ol’ checkbook anytime soon….
Kathryn A saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm
The nice, neat, also alliterative, downloaded daily docket life planner.
Kathryn A saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm
And, especially, the first line which reads “What’s For Dinner?”
jp saysDecember 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm
What does one put in ‘New Folder’ icon on desktop?
WebSavyMom saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm
–>Random folder which holds all the files I can’t delete yet.
The Subtle Rudder saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Many files demand many folders: I use my Mac wrong.
Messy desktop, creative mind. Or so I always tell myself.
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm
I’m in your husband’s camp. Just one folder containing sub-folders.
The Domestic Goddess saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm
The sewing project files that I download and ignore repeatedly.
Miss Spoken saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Miss Spoken ignores the novella outline and To Do 2008
Jamie saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm
Jamie ignores the “debt” spreadsheet. (And the debt itself.) Ahem.
carson saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm
Big fat folder containing 28 folders of fotos to file.
Reeb saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Folders? What folders? How do I make this ten words…
Reeb saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm
I’ll never have Swedish interiors: packrat married to a packrat.
Reeb saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Gleaming Swedish photo taken in summer: pitch dark there midwinter.
Reeb saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:55 pm
sorry! so off-topic. loved Swedish photo more than official assignment.
rockle saysDecember 22, 2009 at 2:55 pm
Those scary “anti-spyware files — leave those for my husband.
hollygee saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm
‘Desktopstuff’: the folder where I hide everything before discarding/filing.
Amy saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm
Right now I’m ignoring the lower body sculptor exercise program.
Victoria saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm
No files on desktop. Victoria hides files and feels better.
Cactus Petunia saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm
Ignoring the “today” file, where everything’s dated September 8th. (2009??)
Sissy in Texas saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm
Untitled folder holding forgotten stuff seeming so interesting when downloaded.
Smalltown Mom saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Bossy! My first car was a 1977 Honda Civic, too.!
[sorry, nothing to do with ignored files. I just had to get that out.]
Red Hamster saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm
No unused files might explain the lack of brilliant posts.
aj saysDecember 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm
cat photos, jewelry project photos, people photos, and some recipes
Sallie (FullTime-Life) saysDecember 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm
What IS a file? Husband does virtual housekeeping. Man’s work!
Sallie (FullTime-Life) saysDecember 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm
Oh, my pictures? He doesn’t touch.those. (Neither do I.)
Martie saysDecember 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm
On line dating web pics. I was cute back then!
pam saysDecember 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm
my wedding guest list, still there four years gone by.
Alissa saysDecember 22, 2009 at 7:29 pm
Ooh! A blog post about first cars. Genious idea. Thanks!
BOSSY saysDecember 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm
Blame Bossy’s hangover for this uninspiring challenge. Sorry dear busy council.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysDecember 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm
1. The desktop files I avoid like plague are called bills.
2. These desktop files are on my desk but not filed.
3. Bossy can’t decide on a husband? It’s a Christmas miracle.
4. Where miracle equals there is no husband Bossy doesn’t like.
5. For what it’s worth, I think Jimmy has husband potential.
amy saysDecember 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm
Also thinking Jimmy has potential as a husband. For me 🙂
I had a 1979 Honda Civic. My first car and how I loved her.
Katie saysDecember 22, 2009 at 10:09 pm
Of 9 icons, I use just 3: email, firefox, itunes.
sugarpie saysDecember 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm
best emails from old friends, undeletable, no time to reread.
sugarpie saysDecember 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm
Children’s short stories a friend wrote, supposed to illustrate. When?
sugarpie saysDecember 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm
New year’s resolutions for 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, oh well…
WendyP saysDecember 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm
The one called Stuff. Also, the other one called Stuff.
operagal saysDecember 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm
lets see…it would be easier to count the folders I don’t ignore than the ones I do:
requestproxy: the folder full of scripts that have to be modified so that listeners can request music on the station.
logfiles: all those log reports from the server that need to be parsed for clients.
can you tell I really need a vacation?
Little Miss Sunshine State saysDecember 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm
This is my husband’s computer. Icons are for guitar videos.
Just Juli saysDecember 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm
old version of client welcome letter that should be updated.
Yeah, that’s been a “to-do” for 2 years…..
Little Miss Sunshine State saysDecember 22, 2009 at 11:27 pm
Honky Cat would look good in the all-white room
Meg at the Members Lounge saysDecember 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm
I have a folder called “Quick Downloads”. Nothing in it.
cat saysDecember 23, 2009 at 12:18 am
I avoid the “beauty of a failed marriage” icon on my desktop. Although I suspect it is a paper my son wrote for an English Lit class, I always worry it’s a paper (for a psychology class he failed to tell me he took) about his parent’s marriage, A paper everyone in class read. And then judged us in the harsh light of 20 year old maturity.
Now that he has graduated college and moved out, I keep thinking I should delete it. But I am drawn to it and afraid… The possibilities are so much more intriguing than the reality I would likely find within.
My husband doesn’t even notice it.
Well Read Hostess saysDecember 23, 2009 at 12:34 am
Files to backup
Don’t Waste Time on Facebook
p.j. saysDecember 23, 2009 at 12:39 am
“p.j.’s side of the bed”: my e-mails courtesy of husband.
Angel saysDecember 23, 2009 at 12:48 am
Try to ignore Snood icon. Resistance is futile! Must play…
caleal saysDecember 23, 2009 at 2:14 am
Caleal’s computer is zen. Not an icon to be found.
CupcakeMurphy saysDecember 23, 2009 at 2:21 am
Don’t avoid them. Wrap them around me like blanket.
CS saysDecember 23, 2009 at 2:30 am
CS ignores the Ten word Challenge to say, CS’ first car : ’77 Honda Civic, sans brakes: flintstones car! love you, bossy.
tina de luxe saysDecember 23, 2009 at 7:22 am
Only 14 files there, the other 49 are just links.
NellyFrittata saysDecember 23, 2009 at 8:47 am
Desktop looks pristine, but do not open iPhoto …jumbled mess!
Beth saysDecember 23, 2009 at 11:18 am
Folder labeled “desktop” containing files from desktop dating to 2001.
bdaiss saysDecember 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm
Ignoring everything. Maternity Leave. It’s over too quickly.
Galiene saysDecember 24, 2009 at 1:54 am
forget the files… Galiene wants Jimmy Wales for her new husband. snooze, you loose, Bossy!