OT - if GW had avatars?

digit(ID/WA)March 29, 2008

If GW had avatars - what would be yours?

(To save some download time I just took this down to 197 x 234.)


Edgar Bergen: What I'm trying to explain, Mortimer, is that Willie the Giant didn't actually exist.

Mortimer Snerd: No?

Edgar Bergen: No. He's a metaphysical phenomenon of your subconscious mind, a phantasmagoria of your mental faculties.

Mortimer Snerd: Yeah?

Edgar Bergen: In other words, just a figment of your imagination.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would never be able to choose just one!
I'd have:
a monkey
a marmoset
a mouse
anything small and cute
one of those cartoon images with a cool Louise Brooks haircut
a tiny bug on a leaf
any of those adorable photos of tiny frogs inside a leaf or flower or a mushroom
oh, maybe a photo I found once online of a fifties-type barbie doll with dark hair and a red gingham dress
or maybe....

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 7:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
emagineer(z5 CO)

I'd want a music avatar....gotta have music. Yeah, I know, can't do it. Sure wouldn't use my face, so probably a pic of my dogs, cats or latest mess I'm making in the back yard.

Current mess is a new garden shed, finished siding it this weekend with old wood shingles from the house. Now I'm working on building an arbor for the front and a sitting area beside it using tree branches, etc. A funky shed, looking great. Planting 4 types of grapes (their in the garage right now and are 2' high) to grow over the arbors, so am on a roll with getting things done.

My creativity is working, but the brain is dull. Can't compete with you digit.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 9:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

J, there's a cute story out there today about a guy who snuck (I like that word) a marmoset onto a flight from Miami to New York. The little critter was under his hat.

So much for airline security protecting the lives of passengers otherwise subject to the dangers of wild animals on an airplane!!

Emagineer, since you wouldn't use your own picture and the picture in my mind is someone who brings happiness to her pets - I've found a picture of someone like that.

She is Patricia Simonet and she lives not far from me. Patricia worked with Washoe, the chimpanzee that learned American Sign Language, as a psychology graduate student. She also studied "culture in golden hamsters, self-recognition in elephants, reconciliation in chimps, dog laughter, dog rules during play, and most recently, reducing stress in shelter dogs by broadcasting a recording of dog laughter." Didn't see a copyright notice on the page:

Finally, I had this posted for David a year or so ago. Don't know why then but this approach could sure be of help to him with the deer on his property. May be able to bring 'em back, in the pot:

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 2:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Sorry, that marmoset event was last Summer and the flight was from Fort Lauderdale not Miami.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 2:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
stevation(z5a Utah)

Here's my avatar on a community forum in my city.

That's my other passion -- fishing. But gardening seems to have taken over in recent years!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 4:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hey Steve, that's one of those fiberglass reproduction, right? "Life-like in Every Detail!"

It's a good looking trout - and the light is superb.

I've always wanted to have a pond in the garden. Now I'm hearing about people who have tilapia in greenhouses over the Summer & keep them in the basement thru the Winter.


    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 6:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think mine would be a black Percheron, or maybe a good old fashioned mustang (the real thing, the horse). It's amazing how smart and talented they are. My other choice would have to be an Amazon Warrior (sorry guys, long story and way too many movies). Come on, an avatar is supposed to be from your imagination, have some fun.

Steve - love yours, its fun!!


Here is a link that might be useful: Percheron Horse Assoc

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 12:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Azura(z5 CO)

Here is my avatar. Very scary, huh? :)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 12:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaliranchr(z5 EC CO)

My standard avatar is the boss. He's most effective at keeping the squirrels away from the veggies.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 9:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Billie, you are just going to have to buy a Percheron and pose as an Amazon . . . I see on the Percheron Horse Association link that, "All logos, trademarks, and pictures are property of their respective owner and/or company, and may not be used . . ." Really, you have no choice.

Azura, your cat loves you! That image of a pretty girl doesn't look too scary unless it was she who stepped on the alien frog beside the path . . .

Is that cavalier little guy a King Charles, Jali? Looks like he can take on more responsibility.

I'm wondering about Skybird . . . I wouldn't want to have to use this image again for her. (And she'd better not try that picture of Azura's cat with a gun to its head. ;o)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 11:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaliranchr(z5 EC CO)

Naw, he's a Tibetan Spaniel, Steve, a Tibbie, or as a friend says, Buddhist Birddog. :) They describe the breed as happy and willful. Slight understatement on both. :)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 3:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

Here I am, Digit! IÂve been trying since immediately after you started this thread to post this! Still donÂt know why I havenÂt been able to transfer it into Picasa until now to post it here, but it finally worked!

Alright! ItÂs not technically an avatarÂas I understand the definitionÂbut itÂs ME!


    Bookmark   April 1, 2008 at 7:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Skybird = Redbaron, works for me and I won't question your shooting skills.


    Bookmark   April 2, 2008 at 9:41AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
sweet potatoes froze, will they come back?
I planted sweet potato slips last year, late. I am...
Great Backyard Bird Count - 2015
Great Backyard Bird Count - Cornell Hi all, It’s...
Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado
Any Denver metro area nurseries selling seed potatoes?
I am hoping to grow potatoes this year, first time...
Slice of Pi for Your Birthdate ت
My birthday is the 88,173 digit of pi! ت Do you want...
How much light for seedlings...
I've started plants indoors as always. I have my seedlings...
Sponsored Products
Quik Shade Canopies Expedition EX81 12 ft. x 12 ft. Green Instant Canopy 157396
Home Depot
Mac Motion Oslo Putty Top Grain Leather Swivel Recliner with Ottoman
Beyond Stores
Design Toscano Lioness on the Prowl Statue - DB383079
$165.95 | Hayneedle
Align 2 Piece Upholstered Armchair and Ottoman Set in Charcoal
$489.00 | LexMod
Tristen Conch Shell with Marble Base - MULTI COLORS
$3,200.00 | Horchow
Gold Wire Zinnia
$24.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™