I just spent over four hours picking the new desktop image that displays on my new Sony Vaio laptop. This just seems wrong...

I originally set out to put a Milla Jovovich image on the desktop, but after picking through the images I have, I decided that having a semi-clothed 23-year old babe on a 38-year old college instructors laptop (that will be used for Powerpoint presentations, no less) would be inappropriate. That realization just sucked.

I now had to go digging through my old image CDs, looking for something that would say "kewl", yet without the "trying to look kewl" vibe. I poured through disc after disc (finding a cache of old Playboy scans in thr process, also inappropriate but appreciated), until I finally lucked onto a disc containing some very nifty images by fellow E2 user Yurei. Now appearing on my laptop is the image he called "gods". Prophetic, no doubt.

Now that the ordeal is over, I had to stop and think why the hell I had to find an image for my notebook computer at all. I certainly don't have to impress anybody. Perhaps I still have a little shred of vanity, or perhaps it is that I have a self-image that is much younger than my physical age.

The sad thing is that I had to create user profiles so I could get the Milla images as the background. Now I can stare at those green eyes while grading papers.