I was in a horrible mood a few days ago. Everything was difficult and I just felt sortof sad. I'm not sure why and I just couldn't come up with any way to alleviate the crummy feelings.
So, I went looking around online for a deskmate. I used to have an alien that would say aloud everything I typed into it's box. This provided many hours of silly amusement. I tried finding it years later, only to find that it just didn't exist anymore. At the very least, it was well hidden.
I also used to have a program that each time clicked on, would make a sheep appear (up to about a dozen, I think). The little animated sheep would wander around the computer screen, doing silly things, eating, sleeping, getting abducted by aliens, etc. That program is still around. I'm toying with the idea of downloading it.
I did end up finding in my hunt, a program that would make a cat appear on my desktop. It does a lot of cute things too, and I can even play games with it, if I so choose. CUTE!!
He chases butterflies, eats kitty food, sleeps in his little cubby, puts paw prints on your screen, and generally behaves in a cute manner. That cheered me up a bit.
But here's the thing that REALLY cheered me up. This one can't be downloaded onto your desktop which is really a shame. The website saves your preferences though and so you can go back to it whenever you want. It asks you a few questions about your "ideal guy" and lets you pick what he looks like. You can even attach your own beau's face to his head creating a bobble-head effect.
Then he floats in his ManQuarium and gives you lovely compliments.
When he first spoke up, Ben's head snapped around and he said in complete shock, "What is THAT?!"
"That's my manquarium. He compliments me. Hee hee!"
It WAS very silly, but it was MY kind of silly and it cheered me up almost instantly. An artistic man giving me compliments from my own personal aquarium and he even looks like the love of my life.
An example of what my virtual man tells me as I'm working on my computer. Most are cheesy and some are really funny :
"My ManQuarium is meaningless without you!"
"There's room in this ManQuarium for one more... care to join me?"
"You're more beautiful than a Picasso. Less creepy too." (HA! HA!)
"Does my ManQuarium exist when no one's around to see it. Do I exist without you?"
"I know, guys are supposed to be into cars and stuff, but I'm just into you."
"Before I met you, I just felt so... trapped!"
"Goddess I wrote you a haiku: My ManQuarium, Full of my Goddess' charm, And lots of weird fish"
"Goddess I could just swim here, talking to you for hours."
"My wetsuit is at the dry cleaners... what does that mean?!?"
Ben is completely creeped out by the ManQuarium, but if anything, it just makes it funnier to me. I'm sure I'll get tired of him eventually, but how can you get tired of a captive audience telling you how awesome and beautiful you are?
So now I have a virtual kitty to play with and pet... a virtual man to compliment me tirelessly... what more could I want? How about a virtual child that does everything I tell them to without whining, crying, or throwing up on me? That's the ticket!