Wednesday, December 1, 2010

(Laser) Beam Me Up

My kidlet recently got her school photos taken.

I finally got the pictures back.  I thought they looked pretty damn good.

That is, until Viola said..."What the hell, you horrid mom you. How could you not let her get the lasers?"

"There weren't any lasers to pick from"

It's true, there weren't any lasers to pick from.  Instead there were some other equally awful ones...which I'm sure will be remembered as awesome in 20 years.

I can still remember being 8 or 9 and begging for the laser beam background.  My mom always said no, she said that for the extra $4 it was ridiculous.  So,  I never got them.... I always did the whole 'well, when I have my own kids, I'll let them get the laser beams, and I'll let them eat all their Halloween candy in one day too' spiel.

Now I have my own kids.  and I've realized that I am my mother. 

She asked for this background....

and I just couldn't do it.  The thought of those skyscrapers leaning in over her head made my skin crawl.  I thought I was being generous, letting her get one that was supposedly a meadow, because I really wanted the grey or blue background.

But now I think maybe, just maybe, I should have let her get the skyscrapers.  I mean...the skyscrapers of today are probably the laser beams of yesteryear.

you can check out this sexy beast here.
All this guy is missing is a Plenty of Fish profile.

and if you live in're in luck.  They still have the laser beam background available!

so...did you get the laser beams? 


  1. That dude is pure hotness. I cannot avoid his stare. Dare I say his eyes are like the laser beams in the background?


    I didn't have the laser beams. I was in Catholic school and then military school until I was in the 7th grade, and by then the backgrounds were the standard grey.

    Oh, well.

  2. only one word comes to mind when I see him....SMOLDERING!

  3. We didn’t even get the choice. Then again, when I was that age, they were still using pinhole cameras (more or less). Lucky to get any background at all.
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

  4. I didn't get the choice either...Port Alberni ain't got nuthin' fancy like dat der. mmhmm Jus' plain ol' blue.

  5. Now I understand what you were telling me at supper about the laser beams. I have many school pictures with the laser beam background. The lasers and the big frame glasses I wore really enhanced my sexy looks! hahahahah

  6. google brought me here