I’ve moved offices, changed positions and killed at least three computers. But the wallpaper always stays the same. I like consistency. And I feel a special kinship to this wallpaper, in its psychedelic, World Cup, pink glory.
Nothing makes me happier than opening a document off of my happy, pink, World Cup 2006 desktop. Well, except for not working. That makes me happier.
But if I have to work, it should be from my Pretty Pink Fútbol Fanatic Wallpaper of Glory.
One look at it and I am transported back to the summer of 2006, when a television was within view from the confines of my desk and World Cup matches were always on. Oh, 2006, how magical you were. I introduced the World Cup to my officemates. By the time the tournament progressed to the Round of 16, they were obsessed. We made a pool. We gathered around the television for highlights. We adopted a baby unicorn and named it Sir Zinedine Zidane.
If you don’t already think I’m insane, please let me spell it out for you: I have an emotional attachment to my desktop wallpaper.
Yesterday, friends, was A Very Big Deal.
I changed my wallpaper.
I think we can all agree: therapists around the world would applaud such a monumental change in my simple, simple life.
It is time to embrace the newest fad, boys and girls. It’s 2010.
And pink is so over.