Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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It wouldn't be Friday without...

The Friday Five

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
I currently have no occupation. I suppose "student" would work, since that is what I am, and what I will be for the next 5 years, or so.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
I'd want to do something with theatre or film. Act, direct, stage manage...I don't really care. I just love it.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
Mommy's an accountant, and my father is an office furniture installer. Other than knowing that I don't want to be either of these, it had no effect on my career.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
Not yet.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
I'd say the easiest would be "wife of a superstar". I'm not saying housewives have easy jobs, but if they can hire someone to do their work for them, I'd say it's pretty lax.
The hardest would have to be engineer or some kind of physicist person. My mind does not work that way, and I would be lost.

And as a special bonus...
Friday Five (The Geek Edition)

1. What kind of computer do you use? What operating system? If you've made a conscious choice to use a particular OS, what prompted the decision? And are you rabidly loyal to a particular OS -- if so, why?
My room computer uses Windows 98, and the other computer is Windows XP. I didn't really have a choice over either, though PCs were a must since most of the school uses them, and I'm not overly proficient with Macs. I would like to get a Mac laptop though.

2. What software do you use the most often? What do you use it/them for? What software do you covet? Why?
Well, I practically live on Internet Explorer and I definitely covet Outlook Express. I love email and keeping Outlook Express open all the time allows it to check for new messages every 5 minutes. Necessary, non?

3. What freeware or shareware products do you use? What products have you purchased after using for a short period of time? Have you ever sold someone else on a particular freeware or shareware product? What happened?
I download everything I need. I don't believe in paying for it, so if I can't get it for free, I don't use it at all.

4. Have you ever used pirated software? Describe the circumstance in which you obtained and decided to use the pirated software? Would you do it again? Why or why not?
When it comes to software, I feel there is no reason to pay for something when you can get it for free. ;)

5. What icons do you have on your desktop? In your system tray? On your taskbar? Or, if you're using OSX, on your dock? Why do you have these particular icons and programs where they are?
Well, XP doesn't have much of a task bar, but in the little openy-closey thing it has WinAmp, AIM, and MSN Messenger.
On my computer's task bar, I have IE, WinAmp, AIM, Outlook Express, and the ever popular, "show desktop" icon.
As far as Desktops...
XP: My Documents folder, My Computer, My Network Places, Recycling Bin, IE, Easy CD Creator, Norton SystemWorks, Quicken 2001, Windows Media Player, AIM, WinAmp, Quicktime Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mine: My Computer, My Documents, IE, Network Neighborhood, Recycling Bin, My Briefcase, My Music, Shortcut to Zip Drive, Shortcut to Stories, Crap That I Shouldn't Delete folder, Vintage New York screensaver, Soliraire, Create CD, Quicktime Player, WinAmp, C Drive on New Computer, Shared Pictures, Norton Internet Security, AIM, WimMX, The Weather Channel desktop icon, Download Accelerator, LimeWire

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