Google's New Personalized Homepage Themes Add Joy to My Life

I am a voracious user of Google's Personalized Homepage.
All my reading, all my fun bits, all my organization is centered around this handy application.  Say what you want about Google Reader, it's the Personal Homepage that floats my boat.

This morning, when the day looked bleak, a new, innocuous link on the Personal Page caught my eye. What.... NEW! Select Themes. I had to... select... a... theme.  There aren't too many available right now: Classic (ho-hum), Beach, Bus Stop, City Scape, Sweet Dreams, Tea House and Seasonal Scape.

I went for the Tea House on a whim.  I was asked to input what time zone I was in, in order to customize the theme to the movement of the sun. Curious, I thought, but what the heck.

Imagine my delight, there was a wee fox, and his activities corresponded with the time of the day. At one point he was eating a picnic lunch in an orchard, then he was rowing across the lake in the afternoon.  Now he's doing his laundry in the lake.

I agree - it sounds a little cutesy and perhaps a little too over-produced, but damn, that wee fox has made my day.
Nicely done Google!!

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