Does your avatar have a story?

Rocket J Squirrel
Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
In another forum I'm in, someone asked the members to explain their avatars. There are many more interesting avatars there than there are here, but maybe some of yours have stories.
Here's mine:
In our previous home, the squirrels outnumbered the birds at the feeder. We finally gave up and threw shelled peanuts to the squirrels. This one developed the habit of coming to the back door to beg for nuts. Or sometimes to the shelf outside the kitchen window where we had a flowerpot.
Where we live now, it's a bit too wild to feed the local fauna. Airborne predators would turn our backyard into a buffet.
Got a story to share?

Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.

Comments

  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    The only thing that's missing from my avatar is my glasses.  Otherwise, it's not a bad representation of me.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • MHSwizzleStick
    MHSwizzleStick Member ✭✭✭✭
    Just my cat Freddy expressing his interest in a bird outside...
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Just my dog Rocky who loves chasing the squirrels!  He is 12 3/4 and is going downhill fast. We might not have long to go.  2020 is not a good year.  Just Had a death in family and my in-laws are 93 and not well either.
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    My avatar is the logo for my computer business Greg the Geek.
    Quicken Subscription HBRP - Windows 10
  • fun1000000
    fun1000000 Member ✭✭✭
    This isn’t my avatar, but would be appropriate for Rocket J Squirrel to use for his collection.
  • Quicken Hugh
    Quicken Hugh Alumni ✭✭✭✭
    @NotACPA - I always thought your avatar was wearing glasses.  B)
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I continue to wonder where the top of @NotACPA 's head is.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited October 2020
    @NotACPA - I always thought your avatar was wearing glasses.  B)
    Nope, those are supposed to be my eyes.  Which, in reality, are blue.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    I continue to wonder where the top of @NotACPA 's head is.

    As we get older, our hair starts to thin.  (In reality, this was the best graphic that I could find for my beard .... which is a VanDyke).
    A goatee is the chin only,  so a VanDyke is a goatee with a mustache.  My beard does NOT go up my jawline ... but what can one do about graphics?
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Except ... isn't that a WOMAN'S robe???
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm still hoping to learn about @UKR 's gnome and @Chris_QPW 's inverted flag...
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • rmacbeth
    rmacbeth Windows Beta, Mac Beta Beta
    I have had different avatar's over the years, but this is the one I use now, mostly since I have been retired, since 2008, at least being paid. I always thought that when you retire you will have time to just relax. Well, so far that hasn't happened, I work just as much or more, but the pay is out of this world  B)
    Rich
    A User of Quicken since DOS days, Retired from IBM as Sr Systems Management, was one of the leading Internet Security people in the world and retired from the Military
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2020

    The story about my avatar is that occasionally I shoot off my mouth before the brain can clamp it shut. As a result, I end up in hot water, up to my neck ...
    As the old saying goes, "Put brain in gear before opening mouth!"
    I try to remember that, but I'm not always successful! :blush:
    The original image was taken from a newspaper report I saw many years ago, where a garden gnome was surprised by flash flooding after a heavy rain storm. I added the speech bubble and I've used it as my avatar ever since.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    BK said:
    Story about my Avatar: ...
    One really has to look at the larger version of BK's avatar picture, to fully appreciate it ...
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  • BK
    BK Member ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @UKR .  And my name is Brad.
    - Q Win Deluxe user since 2010, US Subs R32.12
    - I don't use Sync, Cloud, Mobile & Web, Bill Pay/Mgr
    - Techie, Win10 Pro x64 21H1 and Win11 Beta
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    My inverted flag store is pretty boring.  When I created ImportQIF/QuicknPerlWiz.com I needed an icon for it.  I decided that a US flag would be nice, but I'm terrible at making such things so grabbed an image off the Internet, but I didn't want to just "steal it", so I "inverted" the colors.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • BK
    BK Member ✭✭✭✭
    And I thought that was @Chris_QPW 's way of saying that Quicken distressed him - without flipping the flag upside down.
    - Q Win Deluxe user since 2010, US Subs R32.12
    - I don't use Sync, Cloud, Mobile & Web, Bill Pay/Mgr
    - Techie, Win10 Pro x64 21H1 and Win11 Beta
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