I can't save files to desktop in OS 10.8.2

is there some reason I can't seem to use the finder to select the desktop to save files to? 

So, after a couple of hours on the phone with tech support, turns out somehow the desktop folder was being treated as a document type and terminal was the default program to open it.  Never figured out why that could have happened, but had to create a new desktop folder and move all the items from the old desktop into it.  So for the time being the problem is gone.

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