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the reason you chose the picture you did to represent you

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    we picked this picture because it represents something we built in 2005 and have had no problems with it since...a nice together project

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But . . . what the heck is it?  It's ok, I don't really need to know.

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        mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i guess it is time for a new picture:)...it is a computer with a clear side so you can see the inside

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    lol do you want to come back and write something mtsi1098?

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ok you caught me...can't get away with anything.

  3. anime_nanet profile image60
    anime_nanetposted 7 years ago

    I talk about anime hence an anime pic.

    The girl is to atract viewers.

    Yes, it works.

  4. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    aha mtsi1098 ... wink

    Now I'll answer. I was drunk. Ish.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      was it frog nog?

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Black Vodka.

        Funny you are smile

  5. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I chose mine because it is me, and it is halfway decent.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good picture...

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You sure do look pretty in that pic Davina, I have been trying to work out for a while.... are you standing up or laying down with your back to the pillow? It looks like you are taking a pic of yourself laying down (I have no strange pervy reason for knowing, just curious!)

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        beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        boy can you face the camera what are you looking back? hehe


        I like this avatar could be funny and bright striking color and and oh anyway no one is curious how do i really look  hehe

  6. euro-pen profile image75
    euro-penposted 7 years ago

    Good question.

    Simple answer: my first hub was on the Semmering railway (a mountain railway built around 1850 generally considered as the first real mountain railway of the world).

    Carl Ritter von Ghega was the chief engineer of this project and he was featured on an Austrian banknote for decades.

    Since I had no clue what picture I should take for my profile I just went with the picture of Ghega from the old banknote (which was of course replaced by the Euro years ago).

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Elegant image.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      interesting...

  7. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Same with Davina - I chose mine, cos its moi.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      another good picture - what are you standing in front of?

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    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    I also chose mine because it's ... erm, wait .. If I say it's me then others will know we have come to take over your world ...  never mind ...

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      James Agbogunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      UFO?

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    goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago

    I love trees, the depth of there roots and the branches that cover you, and  I like the symbolism of trees.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      it is nice when the trees change leaf color during the seasons but bad when they block a satellite tv feed to the house:)

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    college-economistposted 7 years ago

    I like to give my 2 cents in conversations. My picture is a 2 cent coin. I think it fits perfectly. That is my 2 cents.

    1. goodfriendiam profile image60
      goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like it...lol

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's excellent-- especially from an economist.

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    Luciendaskyposted 7 years ago

    easiest picture to find on my computer

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      Luciendaskyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the real question is: is it of me?

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    mcbeanposted 7 years ago

    Put your nameinto an image search......

    What have we here?

    A cat in a hat? Sweet!

    1. goodfriendiam profile image60
      goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cat in the hat was one of my favorites growing up...so cute

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      do you like the Luciendasky hat (inline with the cat in hat)?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    My picture is an actual picture of me when I got my new glasses. I thought it made me look intellingent as well as a bit sexy lol

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i use one of my dolls as my avatar. i will change it soon - i change avatars frequently just to stay fresh wink

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    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    My daughter picked this one, she says it best describes my personality...whatever that meant.smile

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    dc2004posted 7 years ago

    For some reason I thought a picture of myself was just to much information, a picture of my house seemed to be just right.  Probably overthought it.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Pretty house, and the house is a metaphor for the self where you dwell.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I like penguins and oysters. Plus I have too much blubber that is moving as I chuckle.

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    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    My body fell off.

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you did at that. LOL At least you can write but you've no mouth to eat oysters or speak. hehe let alone the thing most important for love making; lips.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are lucky... most people's brains fall out.

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    Connie Smithposted 7 years ago

    I am not photogenic and it is one of the halfway decent few out of the hundreds of embarrassing ones out there.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      if i photographed this well, i would not need a computer picture

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    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I'm usually behind the camera, my husband stole it from me, so this is one of the few pictures of me.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      picture came out good

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    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I chose mine because it's (I think) a pretty picture, and it's of Earth (who doesn't like the Earth?  smile) but it has the whole ocean, sunlight, clouds, element in it too.  The strange thing (for me) is that I hate the color, light blue in just about any shade.  hmm.    On the one hand, it's not male or female.  On the other, the picture is kind of feminine one (I think).  Just a good combination of elements (although at this point I'm sick of it and ready to dump it soon  smile  ).

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You have overthought this. i like it, It's kinda mysterious.

  22. William F. Torpey profile image81
    William F. Torpeyposted 7 years ago

    Nobody cares what I look like, so I used this picture of the Bing Crosby U.S. Postage Stamp because I'm hoping it will inspire some young people to become acquainted with the greatest singer/actor/personality ever in the field of entertainment.

  23. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 7 years ago

    I have the picture I do because my daughter took it and somehow, regardless of her age (5), she is always able to make me look...well...not so chubby, shall we say smile  For some reason she is able to get a good shot and it always surprises me.  I have to show her everytime where the button is, but she just waves me off and takes a picture.  Nothing really meaningful, just me!

    1. Connie Smith profile image91
      Connie Smithposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a prodigy to me!  Does she travel?  I could use her services smile

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        megs78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile  I'm pretty sure she's going places, just not sure where yet!!!  haha.

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      megs78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      mistake, my daughter was 6 in June!  yikes, gotta get it together over here smile

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    mommyfreelancerposted 7 years ago

    This is my 3rd avatar, the other was one of me with Sir Paul McCartney in Liverpool (okay, a statue of him!).

    Last July I made it to the top25 providers of oDesk and they gave me a badge and that's my picture now. oDesk was my gateway to freelancing world and online earnings, so I'll hang on to this picture for awhile. smile

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good story...congrats

  25. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    The only decent photo of me I could find at the time. smile

    1. Eric Graudins profile image59
      Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Geez, I'd hate to see the others! lol

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oooooh so unkind! And that is with the makeup and all. Jeez.. smile smile
        That statement has left me psychologically damaged! I am now on the floor in the fetal position, but when I have had the therapy I will reply again. smile

        1. Eric Graudins profile image59
          Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry to Hurt your feelings Earnest.
          To make amends, could you send me a huge enlargement of your avatar, at least one metre wide.

          I'll put it in the most prominent position in my home - in the  loungeroom on the mantlepiece.

          It will be marvellous for scaring the kids and keeping them away from the fire.
          Hope you recover soon, Eric G.

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            OK that's the last straw Eric!!!!!
            I will have the law against hunting Tasmanians repealed. I don't care that i will need to suck up to politicians, this is urgent! smile

  26. Eric Graudins profile image59
    Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago

    Do some research about where I live, and that will explain my avatar smile

    Here's the true story (source: http://www.austinscaravans.com.au/twotas/):
    Early Tasmanian folklore has it that in 1842, Tasmania's then King, King Wilbert the (1st) from Burnie, and his wife Isabella, gave birth to a baby. Sadly this child was born with two heads, hence he was named Prince William-Herbert- one name for each head.

    Of all the tragedies, poor Isabella survived the birth, but died months afterwards from the shock and complications.

    In 1864 Prince William-Herbert was crowned as the 3rd King of Tasmania with the royal title King Wilbert II.

    King Wilbert II lived until his late 30's and in that time married and fathered 5 children, all of whom were born with two heads. With two heads came two brains, which meant Tasmanians doubled their I.Q. and became "Twice as Smart".

    Through the years it became less and less socially acceptable to sport two heads and a decision was made to start removing one. This is the reason many Tasmanians sport a scar on their shoulder.

    As Tasmanians travel the fair land of Australia and even the world, many people stop them and say, "show me your scar", and many are happy to oblige, being very proud of their heritage.

    There has been a significant advantage to having one head removed in that we Tasmanians have had a choice as to which one would be removed and the result is a State of Australia with significantly more attractive and well presented personages of the majority of our residents. Many of our neighboring State's residents are not so fortunate and regrettably have to sport such an array of nature's disappointments.

    The legacy of the two brains still lives on and the people of Tasmania are acknowledged almost world wide as being very bright, hence the slogan:


    "Two Headed Tasmanians - Twice as Smart"

    or the more familiar phrase in other lands
    "Two Heads Are Better Than One"

    lol lol

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Victorians used to hunt Tasmanians for the second head. Stupid laws have been introduced in Tasmania to stop this sport.

  27. Lori L. Shemek profile image60
    Lori L. Shemekposted 7 years ago

    I chose this picture because it's of me and it shows me in a natural state not posed etc.. smile

    The whole pic doesn't show but I was in Jordan near Jerash..great trip!  Behind me is a panoramic view of Amman, Jordan.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    It's literally my photo ID.  I hate photos being taken of myself, and I figured this was OK for all intents and purposes...a little unsmiling and severe-ish whatever, but at least people can put a face to what I'm writing.

  29. Organic Thoughts profile image60
    Organic Thoughtsposted 7 years ago

    I chose mine as it reminds me of an extremely relaxed family evening. It was mother's day and I had a great time!

    I love to be behind the camera... so its one of the few that has me enjoying the spotlight smile)

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you look really relaxed...sounds like a good time

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    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    The one I'm currently using is one of my great-grandmother in the early 1900's--I just love it...she took much better pics than I do! smile

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the picture has held up well...i wish i had more of my roots

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I guess that I had better explain mine...

    I started off on hubpages with a picture of my face, but started feeling a little insecure about it for some reason... so rather than create an alter-ego.... I thought that I would tease people with a picture of the back of my head. At least then they can see a part of me, and the rest they can guess...

    I actually have a soft spot for the photo too. It was taken in a natural state (I didnt know it was being taken) whilst I was looking at the New York skyline from the top of the Rockefeller (sic.) building last year.... you can see the empire state building at the back. The light is fantastic too, taken at the the start of dusk..... I have very fond memories of my first trip to New York.

  32. monicapeterson001 profile image60
    monicapeterson001posted 7 years ago

    When I was browsing for hubbers, I was really intrigued with Eric Graudins' photo so when he explained it here, it was even more intrigued.

    Well anyway, I chose this photo of mine because I have more of a listening ear than a knowing heart or mind. I tend to listen or read more than write a hub. When I did, a lot of people have been reacting way fast, and negatively. So it took me several months before I could get on my knees and probably write another one.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Monica,

      I guess that you make be talking about your outsourcing hub? You are able to set your account so that messages do not show until before approval...

      Never give up writing because a few people get shitty!

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      clever...

  33. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Because it is me, without being allll of me. I took it while driving (oops) on my favorite road that runs along the beach.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      now that is talent, you are able to get a centered picture of yourself while driving...

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    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    This is now my third avatar.  I've always been a huge Transformers fan.  I might go back to my Simpson's avatar I've created. I just get tired of looking at the same avatar everyday I guess. Does any one but me like my new avatar?

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      even so the transformers movies were both good...i think i liked the first one better

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      just you i think ha ha

  35. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Because its me. smile

  36. AsherKade profile image77
    AsherKadeposted 7 years ago

    I'm always stressed. I see a lot of carnage in my life, and this is my reaction to it.

    1. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But doesn't it make you feel negative every time you see it?

      1. AsherKade profile image77
        AsherKadeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        no, it makes me laugh....you have to understand, sweetie, I am kind numb to some things and just find the weirdest things funny....

        1. Colebabie profile image61
          Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sure, I guess I understand. Because the main reason I like my pic is because of how it makes me feel every time I see it smile

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hopefully HP does not stress you out

  37. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Behind this mask, another mask.

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      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yap yap yap. And hopefully another underneath that one ... tongue

      *goes to find VooDoo's marbles*

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I wish you luck on your quest. smile

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          frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    this is a great thread.....we can get to know each other through it

    I LOVE TO SWIM  someone..... must check who it was sent me this picture on my return to hub pages last week...... i have moved house and live near a swimming pool now for the first time in 11 years since i moved to Ireland......

    i am also tired all the time just started back to work etc and i love an image of the moon so this suits me for now...... will change it again soon when i wake up a bit

  39. trish1048 profile image79
    trish1048posted 7 years ago

    I love the ocean and seagulls.  Nothing mysterious about it smile

  40. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image62
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago

    My avatar is meant to symbolize divine love.. the vibrancy of colours and spectrum in the image brightens my day smile

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      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's me pure and not so simple!

      1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image62
        I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ok...

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      divine love wow

  41. Jess Killmenow profile image60
    Jess Killmenowposted 7 years ago

    I made him out of clay.

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    CabinGirlposted 7 years ago

    Mine is also me smile

    1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image62
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Soo hawt!! big_smile

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I need a better bra though smile

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          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            or a better bra...in ! big_smile

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            CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lol indeedy, enjoy yer weekend all smile

        2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image62
          I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think natural is nice! smile

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    dennisemattposted 7 years ago

    Its a picture of me, so I used it. Now I am afraid if I change it, I will get smacked...   smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You know damn rightly you will get smacked smile

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        dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I remember the last time!! You will see, soon I will get an even better picture! maybe, if I ever get around to it.

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That one is deff just perfect, most days I log on just to look at ya and think why am I stuck with that silly cow Cabin Girl and not the lovely Dennisematt smile

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            dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            HAHAHA!! No you don't! But thank you.

 
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