Monday, October 17, 2005

Playing with Google Images

CMHL has an interesting post today involving Google Images and I thought I'd join in the fun. You search Google Images for the name of your hometown, the town where you now live, your name, your grandmother's name, your favorite food, favorite smell (why? I don't know) and your favorite song and then post the images. So here goes:

My hometown is Highland Park, IL. It's rather boring and all I got in my search were pictures of other people's houses, a bunch of cars and a mugshot of a deadbeat dad. But then I found this picture. I know, we all hate Tom Cruise these days because he dissed on poor Brooke Shields for using drugs to deal with post-partum depression. Bad Tom. But I really liked this movie and most of it was filmed in Highland Park. I couldn't find a picture of the Risky Business house on Linden Street so I used this instead. At the time, it was really cool to see my hometown on the big screen.

Not surprisingly, there are lots of pictures of Chicago on the web. I tried to find a picture that wasn't the typical skyline and that was personal to me in some way but I couldn't find anything that was royalty-free or didn't have some other problem. So, fuck it, you all know what Chicago looks like. Moving on.

So I searched using "Jessica" and I couldn't believe I found this one. I mean, I'm Jessica! I'm delectable! And I am trouble! And I look exactly like Angie Dickinson! Ok, maybe not so much.

I then had a really hard time with the grandma search one. I couldn't decide which grandma to search and then I got sidetracked looking at some genealogy sites and then I did a search using Big D's grandma. Her name is Leone. I got a bunch of pictures of lions. If you knew her, you'd know that the lion thing kinda fits her personality.

My favorite food (if you can call it that) is cookie dough. Seriously. Left to my own devices on a particularly bad PMS day with some yummy cookie dough? Don't expect me to share. Lucky for me, it's more socially acceptable (and only slightly healthier) to eat cookie dough in ice cream. So here's my new favorite.

My favorite smell was the easiest. I love, love, love the smell of lilacs so I picked the first picture that came up in my search. Isn't that pretty? That is one thing about my hometown that was nice - there are lots and lots of lilac bushes so it smelled like heaven in the late spring.

And finally, I tried to pick a favorite song to search but I just couldn't do it. I don't have one favorite song or even one favorite singer, band or type of music. It's just too hard (whine, whine).

So, finally I'm done. It was kinda interesting but way too time consuming because I tried to find pictures with some interest. Most of the stuff you get on Google Images is rather boring. I was kind of surprised although I'm not sure what I expected. There's lots of interesting stuff on the Internet but there's also lots of boring crap. Ummm, I suppose that includes this post, doesn't it?


Melody said...

I really liked this...I think I may give it a try...thanks for giving me something to keep me busy on a boring evening at home.

cmhl said...

ahhhhh, I LOVED risky business.. tom cruise, before he became batshit crazy. hahaha.

landismom said...

Ooh, I love the smell of lilacs, too. When I lived in California, that was one flower that I missed every spring. Spring just isn't spring to me, without the smell of lilacs.