Thursday, June 07, 2012

I'm Feeling Inspired Already

At work, one of my coworkers has been given the duty of periodically changing the screen savers on all the computers.  The bosses like it to be something inspirational and generally containing some reference to a Bible verse.  Since I see the screen saver for all of about 60 seconds out of an entire day given that I am in constant use of the billing and patient records software I don't really care what it says. 

A few days ago, however, I did make note of the fact that my computer still had the screen saver from Valentine's Day.  I razzed the Director of Screen Savers for her inattention to updating my terminal, not because I cared but because it's my duty to rib her for such things...especially when she complains about some of her duties that she finds ridiculous.  I think her response may have been an obscene gesture as she told me to do it myself. (So much for the Scripture references flashing on our screens inspiring us to good behavior.)  Undaunted, I retorted, "Great!  Hugh Jackman it is!"  She reminded me the screen saver had to be "inspirational."  I let her know Hugh inspires me in all sorts of ways.  She thought she was challenging me by saying if I could find a picture of him with a Bible verse it might count.  Silly girl!

Now, I don't know the first thing about Photoshopping anything but I can superimpose some basic text on top of a picture.  A thirty second image search on the interwebz gave me a suitable picture.  (Ok fiiiiiiine, so I spent at least 20 minutes looking at several pictures to make really sure I had the best one possible.)  Then I added the text.  The next day I had my new screen saver.  Made me want to genuflect before my computer.


15 comments:

Uncle Skip, said...

"Inspired" must be the word of the day?

Craig said...

(*rolling eyes*)

Daryl Edelstein said...

there's text in that shot? Really? Oh wait .. so there is .. .I must have been distracted .. is it warm in here?

haphazardlife said...

Stop this nonsense! It's quite unseemly for me to be drooling on my keyboard at this hour of the day.

Bijoux said...

Good one, Lime. Did I ever tell you that my son's tap teacher starred with Hugh on Broadway in 'Boy From Oz?' I heard Hugh was quite nice to the young man, who was probably about 14 at the time.

Suldog said...

Anything can be a holy encounter if approached in the correct way.

(I don't know for sure if that's true, but it sure sounds good for spur of the moment, eh?)

Logophile said...

Amen, sister Lime.
Makes me want to go to the Lord right right.
Hallelujah.

silly rabbit said...

Ha! clever you!

Dave said...

Hmmm, who's a clever girl then? :-) - Dave

~Tim said...

That's brilliant.

coopernicus said...

never heard it called "genuflect" before....

Mona said...

Hmmm. Hugh namasteing! Not bad!

Hilary said...

You've found religion. :)

Chickadee said...

Clever. Very clever. ;)

Rob said...

So is THAT why there were sounds of "Oh, God, Oh God, OH MY F'ING GODDDDD!!" coming from the ladies' room a few minutes after you went in there with your laptop? I'm just sayin'... ;-D