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#272205 - 01/21/09 04:30 PM Avatars...
Nyjah Offline
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Registered: 07/14/07
Posts: 610
I was just wondering where you guys have gotten/found your avatars...I'm trying to pick a new one and I just can't seem to find the right one.


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#272206 - 01/21/09 04:42 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Nyjah]
Trucker51 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
Mine is a photo that a friend of mine took when I was 21 in 1978. He was a professional photographer. In 1991 my friend had a bad fall, then had to have brain surgery, and since then has been in a closed group home that does not allow non-family visitors. His photo is my way of remembering Jim.

Your avatar can be anything that you want it to be, as long as it isn't offensive. You should most likely stay away from a current photo too, just for anonymity reasons. I liked that kid with the hair that you had one time, but you are free to have any avatar within reason and decent taste.

Art is good too!!!

Mark

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#272213 - 01/21/09 05:48 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Nyjah]
pufferfish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nyjah
I was just wondering where you guys have gotten/found your avatars...I'm trying to pick a new one and I just can't seem to find the right one.


I like the first one you ever put up.



Allen

pufferfish




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#272215 - 01/21/09 06:48 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: pufferfish]
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My avatar is a picture of my eye. But I found some cool avatars and uploaded here if you'd like:



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Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded by
All this pavement"

~ John Mayer



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#272233 - 01/21/09 08:30 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: user2007]
LN3(SS) Offline
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Registered: 06/20/08
Posts: 486
Loc: MD
Nyjah,

You can change your avatar at anytime. Let it speak to something you find significant.

Mine speaks to the tremendous loss of my dolphins.

Brian

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"When we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead, or alive, we will all come home together." LTG Hal Moore, Jr., USA (Ret.)

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#272239 - 01/21/09 08:58 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: user2007]
pufferfish Offline
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McCormick,

What fun! Thank you.

Allen

pufferfish whistle


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#272240 - 01/21/09 09:18 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: pufferfish]
Hauser Offline
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Loc: United States
Hi again Nyj..........how you been?

I chose my first avatar and I'm sticking with it until the endtimes. I figure that the lurkers and the members find comfort with familiarity, so I give it to them. Never changing, always there, just me, at 5 or 6 years old.........


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#272248 - 01/21/09 11:54 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Hauser]
Nyjah Offline
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Hah...are those the bumpersticks from FB? 'Cause they're hilarious.

I dunno what to do with mine. I'm not happy with it...but I dunno what it should be.


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#272255 - 01/22/09 02:04 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: Nyjah]
pufferfish Offline
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How about this one?



Allen

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#272273 - 01/22/09 08:42 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: pufferfish]
Hauser Offline
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sweet


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#272302 - 01/22/09 06:36 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Hauser]
Nyjah Offline
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Heh. I'm making some new ones I'm prolly gonna post up later.


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#272491 - 01/24/09 07:34 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Hauser]
Roofus Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 233
Loc: Utah
there are lots out there to choose from. Mine is one of the 8 auspicious symbols from Buddhism. It has particular meaning to me, so that's why i have it...there are tons of sites out there though
allen


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#272574 - 01/25/09 12:21 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Hauser]
MittensxonxKit Offline


Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 16
Loc: in a ditch on Highland and Fr...
It's me and my boyfriend my bf is on the left, I'm on the right.

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#272615 - 01/25/09 05:50 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: MittensxonxKit]
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Mine is me at a couple months shy of 12yo.

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List of things ain't nobody got time for:

1. That


If I could meet myself as a boy...

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#272791 - 01/26/09 10:42 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: FormerTexan]
SuperTramp7981 Offline
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Posts: 99
Loc: Massachusetts
mine is my favorite actor, kinda lame but ya smile

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None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.

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#272798 - 01/26/09 11:04 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: SuperTramp7981]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
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Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
My son and I are in this plane when the photo was taken.grin

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#272919 - 01/27/09 06:06 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Geeders]
MrEdd Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 317
Loc: Texas
Mine is cut out from a wedding picture.




I was a 68 pound high school sophomore.



Edited by MrEdd (01/27/09 06:09 PM)
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#272920 - 01/27/09 06:14 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: MrEdd]
wes-b Offline
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Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 438
Loc: Western, Canada

mine speaks to me in being an expression of the harmony within the whole from time immemorial unto the end of eternity. The seal of Soloman if you like, with the Alpha at the top and the Omega at the bottom...

A reminder for me to stay connected to my source and stay in harmony with all.

Love to each of my brothers and sisters out there..

Wes

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Happy to be a recovering survivor. :-)

Continuing to meet more of my fellows as I "Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny".

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#274796 - 02/11/09 10:21 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: Nyjah]
Sans Logos Offline
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Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
someone asked me in a pm the other day about mine; i don't know why i didn't think to post about it before now, i guess maybe i thought it was obvious.

my response:

the cross is the cosmic symbol par excellence, representing the union of the divine [vertical] and the secular [horizontal] realms. the soft pastel colors signify the inclusive pluralism of diversity inherent in the nature of all things seen and unseen, the one in the many, and the many in the one.

now you know. wink

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#274798 - 02/11/09 11:11 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: Sans Logos]
joelRT Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 1357
Loc: Québec, Canada
When I first found MS my avatar depicted a long and climbing country road at the end of which was a rising sun.

It was so very representative of how I was feeling at that time in my recovery. I could see in my minds eye how very much more work I still had to do (hence the long road) in order to reach my goal of leaving the darkness behind and to break out into the sunshine. A sunshine that I was blessed to always be able to see off in the distance.

Yet it seemed that the more I walked on that clearly defined road, the longer and steeper it got - oh, I could still see the sunshine, but somehow I was never getting any closer to it no matter how many steps I took.

And then, suddenly, I reached a mile marker by the side of the road that I had not seen until I was right on top of it. There was a note tacked to that marker post and it was just sort of flapping in the breeze. As I got closer, I was surprised to see that the note was addressed to me. It said:

Welcome Joël, to the club of men. You have assuredly shown courage and determination in reaching your goal but most importantly, what has brought you to this juncture is that you humbled yourself before strangers placing your trust in their innate goodness, you opened your heart, revealed your soul and admited that you needed help to become well and whole.You've been embraced, you are loved, you are respected by men who have been able to see into the real you and to like you for what they see. Through your brothers in recovery and in large part due to them, you've become the man your mother said you could never be.

That's when my avatar changed to what it is now, a man-boy on top of the world, jumping with all the vigour in his youthfull heart in spite of his old and weary bones. A new day is rising - I can finally feel the warmth of that sun I chased after for so long.

Of course Utopia is not a reality and I will now have to begin the long descent from the top of the world and for the very first time take my rightfull place amongst the living in the valley below. There is work to be accomplished there for the common good of all - I'm ready to get my hands dirty...............

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My Story 2
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#275030 - 02/12/09 11:15 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Sans Logos]
pufferfish Offline
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Loc: USA
Thus is me at age 7 in cub scout shirt.

Allen

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#275031 - 02/12/09 11:17 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: pufferfish]
EGL Offline
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I just like Monet. smile

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#275064 - 02/13/09 12:48 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: joelRT]
Barkabus Offline
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Here I is at age 6. This was my passport photo.

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#275213 - 02/14/09 09:16 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: EGL]
mike5 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Cleveland, OH
My avatar is a hornet. It reminds me that the feelings of anger/fear/anxiety that I had/have are not inappropriate or wrong. They are like the instinctive response of a hornet who's nest has been disturbed. I am not the thing disturbing the nest that needs to be driven off. I am the nest that needs to be protected and nurtured. My feelings are part of that process. I don't need to react by destroying my own nest! But if someone comes around and messes with my nest/safety, lookout because I'm not a little boy anymore - now I've got the strength to keep my self and family safe and protected.

This image occurred to me when I read about a solution that someone had to the problem of a hornet's nest near the backdoor on the day he was planning a big gathering at his house. Instead of destroying the nest (and likely getting stung in the process), he put up a sheet of clear plastic. The hornets could see what was going on as people walked by, but they weren't bothered because they "knew" the people on the other side were not threatening them. So instead of punishing the hornets for reacting appropriately to a threat, he respected their response and removed the threat. That was a new and powerful perspective for me :-)

Mike


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#275239 - 02/14/09 02:12 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: joelRT]
pufferfish Offline
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Loc: USA
My avatar is a picture of me taken in 2nd grade by my cub scout den mother, who also was a photographer. I think I was 7 years old.

Allen

pufferfish whistle


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#275766 - 02/18/09 05:26 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: pufferfish]
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Hey Guys,

After 9 months here I have chosen to change my avatar and my mode of transportation. No longer will I roam the desert on my trusty camel. But now I will soar my way to happy destiny thur the great blue skies. I live not far from Edwards Air Force base.
The starting point for the stealth fighter and bomber. And western landing site for the shuttle.
As we grow we always need to update things in our lives.

Mike

_________________________
To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

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#275771 - 02/18/09 07:57 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: michael banks]
joelRT Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 1357
Loc: Québec, Canada
.



Edited by joelRT (03/15/09 02:32 AM)
Edit Reason: leaving
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My Story 2
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#275772 - 02/18/09 07:59 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: Nyjah]
Sans Logos Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
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Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
i open up my the active topics link and what do i read for the first post of the day! what a great way to begin! thanks mike!

ron

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#275773 - 02/18/09 08:02 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: joelRT]
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Joel,

Yea who needs missles when you have geese.
You canadians are lucky that old george is gone or he would have bomb half of canada for putting that jet in the Hudson.

Mike

_________________________
To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

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#275780 - 02/18/09 08:33 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: michael banks]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 1901
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Oh great! Just what we need. Another Blame Canada thread!

Insulin, Standard time, Superman, Lorne Greene, Dan Ackroyd, Hosers, Michael J. Fox, zippers, Steve Nash, snow blowers, skidoos.

Good day and Bonne journee! grin

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#275809 - 02/18/09 11:31 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: Geeders]
wes-b Offline
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Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 438
Loc: Western, Canada

Celine Dion, Alan Thicke... oops, they are in the group with the Geese :-\

Jim Carey, Howie Mandel, Shania Twain, Nickleback.

Hugs, Wes

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Happy to be a recovering survivor. :-)

Continuing to meet more of my fellows as I "Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny".

My Story, 1st pass

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#275810 - 02/18/09 11:31 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: Geeders]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2435
Loc: TEXAS
Hey, Joel & Geeders.

I'm too dumb in this computer age, to be able to figure out just how to take a picture of me and get onto this site. So i have a better idea. And it will not be Canada bashing.
If y'all have a picture of a Moose head (dead or alive) and you can figure out how to get it under my name. I'll forever be indebted to my Canadian friends. And i will personally apologise for my post under now ex presidents last message that when i return to Texas that i would be looking for certain state license plated cars, plus Canadian ones for road rage, in my redneck pickup truck. ha ha
Any help Canada??

Heal well my brothers/friends.

Pete (Irishmoose)

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Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
____________________________________________________________
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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#275815 - 02/18/09 11:44 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: petercorbett]
joelRT Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 1357
Loc: Québec, Canada
.



Edited by joelRT (03/15/09 02:31 AM)
Edit Reason: leaving
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My Story 2
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#275838 - 02/18/09 02:21 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: joelRT]
Juni Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 502
Loc: Florida, WPB
Mine is a picture of me when I was in first grade, about the time I was abused.

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Today I'm O.K.
One day at a time I make the journey.

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#275964 - 02/19/09 01:18 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: michael banks]
WalkingSouth Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16264
Originally Posted By: michael banks
Hey Guys,

After 9 months here I have chosen to change my avatar and my mode of transportation. No longer will I roam the desert on my trusty camel. But now I will soar my way to happy destiny thur the great blue skies. I live not far from Edwards Air Force base.
The starting point for the stealth fighter and bomber. And western landing site for the shuttle.
As we grow we always need to update things in our lives.

Mike

I like it, Mike! smile

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

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#275968 - 02/19/09 05:22 AM Re: Avatars... [Re: petercorbett]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 1901
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Morning Pete:

Were those Meeses I sent you any good?

Got about 4 inches of snow yesterday. cry Ugh!

Jim

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#276056 - 02/19/09 03:29 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Geeders]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2435
Loc: TEXAS
Hi Geeders,
I've screwed up pretty good so far. I have to try and dig them out from my deleted (by mistake) file. Joel has sent me a Moose too, and i've screwed that up too. But Joel tried another way and so far i got my Moose in my desktop. But brother Joel is a bit low right now, and he needs some cheering up. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Ha ha.

Maybe you ought to come to Texas when the tundra is frozen up in Canada.

Heal well brother Geeders.

Pete (Irishmoose)

_________________________
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
____________________________________________________________
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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#276071 - 02/19/09 04:16 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: petercorbett]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 1901
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Pete:

I've resent the meeses to you. Good luck. I like the rainbow moose of those two meeses best.

cheers.
Jim

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My name is Jim
WoR Mysthaven 2008, Level 2 WoR Alta 2009, Kirkridge 2010, 2011, Oprah 200 men

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#276226 - 02/20/09 01:50 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: Hauser]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2435
Loc: TEXAS
Hi, everyone.

Well i just got my avatar, courtesy of one of my Canadian brothers and confidant. It's of a live Moose (luckily before hunting season) and before Geeders goes looking for one. ha ha

This is a picture of me, when i was about 10 years old. How can you tell the difference between an Irish Moose, and Canadian/American one???

SIMPLE.. i've got green antlers or rack. Now y'all know.

Heal well my brothers/friends.

Pete (Irishmoose)



Edited by petercorbett (02/21/09 10:22 AM)
Edit Reason: wording
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Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
____________________________________________________________
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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#276228 - 02/20/09 01:59 PM Re: Avatars... [Re: petercorbett]
lars3229 Offline
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Loc: Iowa
I like it Pete. smile

Mine reflects my feelings right now. I wanted something other than my own face to look at every time I come in here.


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You may trod me
in the very dirt
But still,
like dust,
I'll rise.

-Maya Angelou

"I quite often remember to forget these sorts of things."
-Winnie the Pooh, The Tigger Movie

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