He Found It

In my last post I talked about how picky I am with the background images I choose for my computer because my husband teases me about them if they’re fangirl related. You think I’d be used to the teasing by now- when I was an early teen, my favorite band was Def Leppard. My mother and brother thought it was great fun to sing the hit song “Love Bites” in an Elmer Fudd voice outside my bedroom door, in the background when I was talking on the telephone, when they dropped me off at friend’s houses… It got old real fast.

when you make wuv, do you wook in the miwer..
when you make wuv, do you wook in the miwer..


This past weekend I hooked my laptop up to the flatscreen tv so that my husband and I could watch The Crucible. Unbeknownst to us, our son was downloading an update to one of his games, slowing down the internet connection so that it kept buffering every two minutes.

do you think we might have overreacted?
do you think we might have overreacted?


He only had 20 minutes left to go, so my husband was switching it back to regular tv while we waited…and my computer desktop image showed up right there in his face. He jumped like he’d seen something really offensive and then whined, “ah, now he’s there too?!”



I told him that he could put an actress on his computer screen so that we’d be even. better yet, he could start a blog about her and I could help him! My mind went blank on actresses to suggest though. Jennifer Lawrence would be fun but he’s already got one clown to deal with, he doesn’t need two.



He suggested Sandra Bullock, who he despises. umm. you’re supposed to pick someone you like. 

Bollocks for Bullock
Bollocks for Bullock

He’s Worth It

I finally did it. I now have a picture of Richard Armitage as my laptop background image. Most of you are probably thinking, “WTF? I have Richard’s picture on every device I own. and I even add him to my friend’s devices when they’re not looking”. What can I say? I’m a late bloomer.

that's for putting your smirking mug on my phone!
that’s for putting your smirking mug on my phone!


I don’t buy a lot of movie merchandise or display it much. Having Pop! Thorin on my mantle is so out of the ordinary for me, it makes me laugh each time that I see it! So I’ve resisted the (very strong) urge to have Richard as my background image for quite awhile. My husband occasionally uses my computer and teases me for whatever is on it. That’s not exactly true, he doesn’t use my computer he fixes it. I’ve always been jinxed when it comes to electronics, computers especially. If something is going to go wrong with any of the countless media devices in our household, odds are that it will be mine.

me every.single.day.
me every.single.day.


Normally I have nature images as my background but recently I’ve had a pic of Jamie Fraser in period costume. It’s a compromise of sorts since there’s a nice bit of natural Scotland in there as well. I can get by with a picture like this with little to no teasing because it’s of a fictional character. The fact that it’s not historically accurate though has been bothering me.

no Tree Farms in 18th century Scotland, afaik
no Timber Farms in 18th century Scotland, afaik


I do have a picture of Richard on my keychain (that my kids tease me about), as well as a Crucible poster on my wall….in the laundry room. But the background image on a device that I use every day is a little different. I need to feel connected to it. When I ran across this image of Richard a few weeks ago, I found myself going back to it again and again. It comforts me for some reason, makes me feel good, lighter somehow. And that’s a feeling I’ll endure teasing to keep.



* my computer suddenly turned off for no discernible reason while writing this post…