Egads! A meme! Get it off! GET IT OFF!

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I was prepared today for another soul-wrenching expose about myself, but ExMi over at “A Bad Mommy’s Blog” hit me with a meme and this one actually looks fun, so I’m gonna go that route rather than sit on the psychiatry couch this morning. If you haven’t checked out “A Bad Mommy’s Blog,” you really should. It’s pretty great.

Anyway, here’s my meme:

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I KNOW it’s a picture, but that’s the point. Here’s the meme rules:

1. Go to your pictures file.
2. Go to the 4th file.
3. Go to the 4th picture.
4. Post it and tell the story.
5. Tag 4 more people.

You might be wondering, “God, THAT’s your fourth picture? Don’t you have like, a family or something?”

Yes, I do, but the way my pictures are organized, what I have just in my “Pictures” file are sort of random leftovers that I have either neglected to file in a sub-file, or neglected to delete altogether.

This picture is the inside of the computer I am currently using. It’s my home computer and I’ve had it for going on five years now. And everyone knows that one computer year is like four dog years or something. So, in the technology realm, this thing is practically geriatric. I took this picture when I had a bad CPU fan and I wasn’t sure whether it needed some weird kind or just a regular one since the one that was in it was branded with the motherboard’s manufacturer (Gigabyte).

Anyway, despite the age of my system, it still kicks butt. In my all-knowing wisdom, when I bought it, I told the shop to put together a computer for me that I can upgrade the hell out of so I don’t have to buy a new one in a couple of years. I also had them put the fastest chip on the market in it, which was a Pentium 4 2.6Ghz with Hyperthreading. Yeah, only a few of you will get what that means, but it’s unimportant.

In the last five years, I’ve made the following upgrades:

  • Installed 2G worth of memory (RAM)
  • Upgraded my 16Mb video card to a 256Mb video card
  • Replaced numerous fans, including the one over the processor that the white arrow is pointing to.
  • Added a new, larger hard drive
  • Added a new DVD burner
  • Added a wireless card
  • and I think that’s it

So yeah, I’m pretty proud of the old girl. She still plays any video game I can stick on it; she plays HD video off the Internet with nary a stutter, and other than sounding like she’s a jet engine taking off from a battlecruiser thanks to all the noisy fans I have in there, she’ll probably keep me going for another couple of years.

There you have it. And now…I’m so sorry, but there are rules:

The following people have been tagged and will be notified appropriately:

Birdpress (cuz she needs to share more of herself with her readers)

Pantsfreesia (cuz I’m hoping we’ll get something from one of her recent DragonCon outings)

That’s What She Blogged (cuz she’s a sucker for these kinds of things and usually has some really great pics)

Talkin’ Trash with Trisha (cuz her life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get!)

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4 thoughts on “Egads! A meme! Get it off! GET IT OFF!

    birdpress said:
    November 12, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I always thought the inside of computers had little factories with tiny little men and women running around in there. Now you’ve gone and ruined my little fantasy.

    Cool meme; I will do this one. In my pictures I have folders inside of folders inside of folders though. How do I go about this? Keep going to the fourth of everything until I come to a pic?

    RE: Oh well…”Cheaper” computers have the little men inside. Mine is more expensive and therefore it has a motherboard and stuff.
    I also had the photo dilemma, but I luckily had enough uncategorized photos in my top level “My Pictures” folder to select from. Sorry.

    Fourth & Fourth Meme « Talkin’ Trash with Trisha said:
    November 13, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    […] His meme was very telling. I do hope you check it out!  Meanwhile, I must follow the rules (and y’all know how much I love […]

    ExMi said:
    November 14, 2008 at 6:02 am

    see, when you come up with a picture like this, you cheat and choose one you want to show off.

    lol, just kidding. i actually learnt something reading this post.

    not sure what, but i feel i did….

    RE: No way man! That would violate the spirit of the meme (not that I wouldn’t mind violating a few memes!)

    betme said:
    November 14, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I too learned a great deal from your post! I learned I am computer retarded. (and not politically correct with my terminology)

    RE: Well, even I, who lives with them on a daily basis, must research everything prior to cracking the case open. But it really is pretty much “pop one out and pop another in” if you get the right parts. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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