Even though iGoogle themes have been out for months, I really started warming up to mine today. When Google first unveiled these options I opted for the “Grass” theme. A nice, default choice, this theme shows a grassy field with a sky that changes throughout the day to mimic the day’s cycle.
A few days ago I decided to change to the “Summer Ocean” theme and I couldn’t be happier. How could I be? If my favorite place on Earth is the beach, why not be reminded of it every time I log into Google?
The theme cycles through 12 nautical images, with a new one appearing every 30 minutes. I know it’s only a simple, colorful addition to the top of my Google page, but every time I look at it I smile and imagine myself laying out on a tropical island far, far away from winter drear.
But then again, it was 75 on this beautiful March day, and tomorrow they’re calling for 82 in the Richmond area. I believe that’s what we call the perfect beach temperature. I should tan outside tomorrow, and close my eyes and let the beautiful pictures from the theme transported me to a beachy state of mind, without having to fork over the gas money.
Sigh. I want to go there.