Friday, July 28, 2006

2Peas Friday Blogger Challenge

Sofia asked:

What were you like in high school? How have you changed? How are you still the same?

Well, I think I am pretty much the same. My big love in school was Art. I LOVED Art class ... I think all the hobbies / crafts I do now are a reflection of that passion.
A charcoal drawing I did when I was about 13 or 14

My interest in computers started then too ... but back in the 70's, our school had one computer - no monitor, and it filled an entire room off the Physics Lab. The exam for the "computer" course I took was comprised of creating a fistfull of punch cards ... one hole out of place and the computer would spit it back out. If you programmed the cards right, a Snoopy calendar appeared slowly on the dot matrix printer, created with all 1's and 0's. And if you could master that, you passed!
What a long way I have come since then; now I am the computer specialist for the city's cardiac sciences program, not to mention most of my free time is spent either building websites, on the net or building / troubleshooting systems for family and friends. So I guess I have always been a geek, but had lots of friends in school and was Captain of the cheerleaders and Social Convenor on student council (yeah, I got to book the bands at dances!) - not really a typical "Revenge of the Nerds" geek. In fact, just yesterday a co-worker told me "you don't look like a computer geek" ... a response I get quite frequently and take as a compliment!

4 people wrote stuff:

dragonfly said...

I also wrote a program using punch cards. Heaven forbid if the cards got out-of-order. Yikes! My how the computer has grown!

Kara said...

Great drawing!

Sofia said...

Your drawing is so awesome! WOW!

LOL about the punch cards. Computers have come a loooong way since then.

BonnieRose said...

dear maureen..... love your drawing.. wow!
e ribbon click here,

is there a way you can go to a dollarama there in wpg and score some of these for me???
I would pay you in cad dollars.. I have a cad chk acct... and you could send them to my moms house.. or drop off to my moms house.??
What do you think??
see link here...

If you could get me 2-3 packs of ea color.. I would be forever grateful!
Let me know if you can do this.. and I will then send you my moms addr there in wpg.. where u cud drop off in her mailbox or mail to her.. she lives near Osborne Village.

these are a great value...!!!!

love bonnierose.. let me know!

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