Help Me Choose My Avatar or How NOT To Choose An Avatar

ARROWS IN MY HEAD
ARROWS IN MY HEAD

Time For a Change

 

I'm asking for your help here. Here's how it started. I wrote the article, What is a Metrosexual and How Not to Be One, and some fellow writers gave me some friendly jabs about my avatar, saying that I, yours truly, looked like a metrosexual. Well I laughed and laughed. "Ha, ha," I said. But there was a little seed planted deep in the mysterious recesses of my mind. It was a demon seed. The evil seed grew and I began to question my choice in avatars. Do other people think I'm a metrosexual? Do they think my avatar looks...well...queer? As in strange? See it up there? It is a little dandyish.

I'm pretty comfortable in my skin these days and I got over it. But then something strange happened. I listed several of my articles on Stumbleupon, and their computers pick which picture from the article it will display next to the article title on their site. Normally, it is always the first picture in the article, and so it was for me. Except for one. Next to my article about metrosexuals, guess which picture their computer chose to illustrate the article? Go ahead, guess? Yea! It chose MY picture! The picture of ME! Oh, man! When the computers start sticking it to you it's time to do something about it.

So here I am. I want you to help me choose my avatar. To make it interesting, I agree to use whichever avatar you select for at least one week. I've included some that would be painfully embarrassing, some that are funny, some that are gross, and some that are OK. The question is, do you want to help me or do you want to stick it to me? The polls will remain open until 6.00 PM, central time, Tuesday, October 14th, at which time I will change my avatar and leave it on until at least 6.00 PM, October 21st (voting is over). I have used some avatars from hubpages for inspiration, not considering what the authors write or post, political affiliations, or anything else. Let's get started. You already have two choices: Stay with the ORIGINAL or use the one with the ARROWS IN MY HEAD.

Patti Inglish, MS & Michele Engholm

THE FIRE DOG / c. firedog
THE FIRE DOG / c. firedog

Vibrant Colors

 

We might as well start here since Patty Inglish is the first woman I see every morning. Her avatar, I mean. It's eye-catching and usually in the number 1 spot. It makes you wonder about this person standing before a world globe. Evil nemeses of Bond? Nuclear physicist? Whatever she is, her avatar looks athoritative. Not to be outdone on the color wheel is Michele Engholm. I really like this picture and the color. These two ladies even have very similar names. Coincidence?

Graphically, mine is similar with bright colors, plus it gets that animal avatar thing going, which lots of people use. I've owned two Dalmatians in my life, so that's working for me too. It's an eye-catcher but does it alienate people who don't like dogs? Where's the fire? We'll call this one THE FIRE DOG.

pgrundy

BABY FACE / c. grimmemennesker.dk
BABY FACE / c. grimmemennesker.dk

Use a Childhood Picture

That's what pgrundy does and if it's good for her it's good for me. A childhood picture invokes a sense of personal history, and a sense of human provenance. It also invokes a sense of nostalgia in the viewer as they recall their own childhood and the path their life has taken. A childhood photograph is like a time capsule, evoking a simpler way of life and a reminder of the human march forever onward.

This is my baby picture. It was taken by the good doctors at the mayo clinic. I lived there the first few years of my life but I was never really sure why. I don't recall very much about those early years, truthfully. I do remember that I got to play in a great big bubble every day. It was clear I would be famous. Everyday the photographers came and took pictures of me, "So the rest of the world can see this amazing child," they said. And then there was my friend, Mr. Ripley. He used to say to everyone who would listen, "I can't believe it. I can't believe it." The ladies in their starched white uniforms - so many ladies - coo-cooed over me as they fed me my spaceman food in a bag, all the while calling me "their little sputnik." Ah....good times. On the poll, look for BABY FACE.

barranca & Marian Swift

STONE BRIDGE
STONE BRIDGE

The Great Outdoors

Many people choose a scene from nature. This invokes a sense of travel and adventure, or perhaps peace and tranquility. Barranca has a nice colorful picture of the outdoors that looks like a place I'd like to visit, while Marian Swift's invokes a mysterious island that we can only spy on from behind the trees. Does she live there, I wonder?

This is a watercolor I did of a place I've never seen, but I'd bet there are many similar scenes in Europe - England, France, Scotland - and my homeland, Ireland. It's amateurish, but I was new to landscapes and so I like it never-the-less. I will visit Ireland some day. Let's call this one STONE BRIDGE.

B.T. Evilpants

THREE HEADED SQUIRREL / Jazelmaarzowezen
THREE HEADED SQUIRREL / Jazelmaarzowezen

Strange Critters

Ok. B.T. Evilpants. What can I say? He's a jackalope. He looks like a rabbit with antlers, but he's running for president, runs his own multi-million dollar company, and fights with bears. This shot can appeal both to animal lovers and hunters. It's uniqueness unmistakably identifies the writer, and that is very important. "Oh, yea, it's the jackalope guy." Instantly readers know who the writer is and what style of writing they're likely to find once they get there. There are no other avatars like this one on the site. At least, not until now...maybe. It's up to you.

Another little known and misunderstood animal is the Stooges Squirrel. That's Moe, Larry, and Curly from left to right. They are inseparable and like to eat a variety of soups, roasted turkeys, and anything that stretches. As for habitat, they can often be found working as painters, plumbers, and waiters at fancy parties. Occaisionally, they also masquerade as doctors. An ideal place to find them is near any office of the law firm of "Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe. Their favorite hobby is investigating haunted houses. Call this one THREE HEADED SQUIRREL.

Shadesbreath & Spryte

CARTOON CHRIS
CARTOON CHRIS

Simple Drawings

Simple black and white drawings can be very effective. Cases in point: Shadesbreath and Spryte. Their avatars say a lot more about these excellent writers than first meets the eye. Once you get to know them and read a few of their great hubs, you start to realize just how much the avatars say about them, not only their personalities, but their writing styles as well.

Here's the one I came up with for me. It appeals to me in some unidentifiable way. Does it say more about me than meets the eye? Does it match my style? I don't know. I mean, it does to me, but does it to anyone else. You tell me by either voting for it or not. Let's say it's named CARTOON CHRIS.

Princessa & mistyhorizon2003

HUNKA HUNKA BURNIN LOVE
HUNKA HUNKA BURNIN LOVE

Cheesecake

 

Some people use a picture that shows the charms of their sex. Maybe it's wearing something sexy or lying languidly on a sofa. Meet princessa and mistyhorizon2003. I don't know how ladies feel about it but it sure gets the guys attention, and that's what it's about. Yes? Lure 'em in and then deliver the knockout punch.

Hey, if gals can do it why not a guy. I don't really have any like theirs (thank god) but I do have this shot from A Streetcar Named Desire. That's me taking Blanche Dubois into the boudoir. She always HAS depended on the kindness of strangers. This is the chance for all you haters out there to stick it to me. This would be embarrassing, but a deal is a deal. Call it HUNKA-HUNKA-BURNIN-LOVE.

Rhym O'Reison & Kika Rose

MR. MAGOO / grimmemennesker.dk
MR. MAGOO / grimmemennesker.dk

A Snapshot

Many people choose a snapshot, sometimes candid, sometimes posed. This let's the reader see the real person behind the hubs. It puts the writer on a personal level with their readers. "Rhym O'Reison and Kika Rose employ this method. It says to the reader, "we are the same, you and I. Now get your butt in here and read with me. Come on, it'll be fun!" They are fun, and these avatars work very well for them.

Here is my snapshot. As you can see, I recovered perfectly from my early days at the Mayo Clinic. This snapshot of me says, "Hey, baby. What's shakin'? Whatta ya' say we hit the town, you and I? I'll show you the time of your life." I'd hate for you to choose this one. It seems so...egotistical. I'm known as a ladies man and I try not to show off in front of the fellas. Can I help it that women are drawn to my magnetic charms? Call this one MR. MAGOO.

Anna Marie Bowman & Bard of Ely

FINGERS IN DOOR
FINGERS IN DOOR

Portrait Art

Anna Marie Bowman and Bard of Ely go with the painting/drawing avatar. They are artistic representations of the writers themselves. These can utilize any artistic style from realism to impressionism. The area of fine art avatars is wide open for conveying a variety of moods and feelings. You might have the serious writer look or the look of a whimsical character. And you can tailor your painting/drawing to fit your personality or writing style.

This started as a photo of me playing the guitar and singing, and then drawn in pencil when I was teaching myself to draw a long time ago. Then I manipulated it in a graphics program. Rather than singing, It looks more like I'm getting my fingers slammed in a car door, but, c'est la vie. I hope that it creates a sense of drama while raising the interest of the potential reader. In any case, it's all me. This one is FINGERS IN DOOR

Countrywomen, Shinujohn, Weblog, Shalini

BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WOMAN
BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WOMAN

Beautiful Indian Girls

 

There are several beautiful Indian Girl avatars being used here at hubpages. I had no idea that all the women in India were this good looking. Well, either that or just the pretty ones all got together and decided they were all going to write for hubpages. Or maybe they all decided to sign up independently of each other and hubpages is famous in India as an ideal forum for Indian issues and all things Indian. I am so thankful they chose this site to publish their work. Just looking at their pictures makes me feel all goofy in love. Any one of these gals can charm my snake anytime, by Krishna.

So why can't I be a beautiful Indian woman? No reason. That's the beauty of the Internet. Nobody has to know I'm a guy hiding back here. I mean, if it brings in readers, then that's a good thing, right? You can be anyone you want to be, with a new personality, a new life, a new attitude. You can achieve things you previously considered impossible. Never mind that this person and their intricate history you have created only exists in your head. The important thing is can you get everyone else to believe it? Before you know it you'll believe it yourself, and your new persona will fit you like a well-worn pair of fleece-lined gloves. Equally unimportant is the fact that I would actually be a man behind the sari. Remember, you can be anyone! Only you'll know and I'll know, but don't tell anybody, and if you do, I'll deny, deny, deny. My red dot is bigger than yours. This one's BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WOMAN.

And the Last Two Are...

BUTT ON A BENCH
BUTT ON A BENCH
STRETCH FACE / grimmemennesker.dk
STRETCH FACE / grimmemennesker.dk

Crack & Creepy

Ok. I have nothing to say about this one and there aren't any similar to compare it to. It speaks for itself. It speaks loudly. This is another opportunity for anyone out there to make me suffer. Obviously, it's not me...or is it? That's the beauty of the Internet, see. I could be this guy who's trying to pass himself off as some two-bit actor. Nobody knows for sure. If you want this one, vote for BUTT ON A BENCH.

And finally, yikes! This one creeps me out. I literally have a tough time looking at it. That could be bad for getting people to my hubs, but on the other hand, people aren't likely to forget it. Plus it could attract the morbidly curious in droves, like slowing down to look at a car wreck. Vote for this one under the name STRETCH FACE.

PLEASE take a minute to vote. Remember the polls close at 6:00 PM, Oct. 14th (voting is over). The avatar receiving the most votes will be used until 6:00 PM, Oct. 21st. Thank you for your help!

The Avatar Poll

Which image do you think I should use for my avatar?

  • ORIGINAL. Stay with the one you have.
  • ARROWS IN MY HEAD. It's a definite improvement.
  • THE FIRE DOG
  • BABY FACE
  • STONE BRIDGE
  • THREE HEADED SQUIRREL
  • CARTOON CHRIS
  • HUNKA HUNKA BURNIN LOVE
  • MR. MAGOO
  • FINGERS IN DOOR
  • BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WOMEN
  • BUTT ON A BENCH
  • STRETCH FACE
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summer10 7 years ago from my happy place :)

Hiya Christoph, I'm thinking you should stick with your original avatar. I've grown accustom to the suave, debonair cowboy who gallantly tips his hat to the ladies... JMHO :)


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I see that I am the first to vote, and apparently the first to read.

I love your avatar the way it is.

Trish1048 and I both agree that you have that Gene Autry aspect about you, and we love it, because it reminds us of her father, and that may be the single reason you want to change it!

But seriously, you are a gentleman in every way, a talented writer and gracious person, and your current avatar expresses you beautifully. I would sorely miss the tip of the hat.

IMHO.


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

HaHa! I was the second, Summer10 beat me to it. I'm glad she and I agree.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I do love the horrific "baby face" picture I have to admit. Can't see many sexy Indian Women called Christoph though! I like the Avatar you have, assuming it is really you as it makes you look very sexy :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Summer10: Thanks so much for the vote of confidence and all your kind words. Your HO means a lot to me. Thanks!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Hmm, I do like the one you have, but the stretch face one is really interesting. decisions decisions.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Sally: Thank you. You always know what to say. I really wasn't looking for people to tell me not to worry about my old one - I'm not - but I really am thinking about changing it. You're starting to get me to rethink it though. Wanted to also let you know that I was going to put yours in here (I even stole it and put it in my folder). I think it fits you very well, and I can just picture you sitting at that desk and writing. It shows class and elegance, which is definitely you. Problem is, I have nothing comparable to match up against it.

Thanks again for everything. I not only tip my hat to you, but I bow low to your charm and grace.

Hi Misty! Glad you don't mind me using yours. I was just getting ready to start letting people know I used theirs so they could tell me to remove them if they want. Yea, If i went with the Indian one I'd have to change my name to something like Shabengali Tigress! And yes, that is me. if it's not, I sure got a lot of pictures of that guy. Thanks for the vote!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Gwendymom! Thanks for stopping by. Speaking of avatars, you changed yours again. I don't like STRETCHFACE. It scares me. But seriously, I can hardly look at it. Can't decide, huh? Well I guess you'll just have to keep coming back until you do. Thanks for your comment which is appreciated.


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

I guess I'm with Gwen on this one. :)

BTW, Gwen, why did you remove your lovely face? I want it back!


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

@misty...you are right.  The current avatar is very sexy.  And that's another reason for keeping it, to be an example to young men who want to get their points across to both men and women, without looking like idiots.  This current avatar is appealing to women and an example to men who would like to be. 

On the other hand, maybe Christoph is feeling he needs a change.  But why mess with something that's working?


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Christoph, looks like you have a long night ahead of you.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Misha: Thanks for stopping by and being indicisive. I actually followed you around some yesterday as you went to all the political hubs and supported the opposite. It was very funny


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

LOL yeah, it was some fun yesterday :) I got bored with it by today, though :(


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

SALLY: I really had no idea y'all looked at it like that. Those are very nice things you are saying. If it's working...well, that means a lot. i don't think I'll have too much of a busy night. It's just a bit of a "just published" rush, but being busy would be cool too. A tip of the hat to you!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Misha: I can see how you would. Plus, a lot of the people probably had no idea what you were doing unless they followed you around like I did. I really was laughing out loud!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Sorry Christoph for using your hub as a chat zone, but I was wanting to tell Misha something.

Misha, thanks for saying my face is pretty, that's very sweet, but I think the picture of the iris is pretty also and kind of sexy if you think about it like a picture by Georgia O'Keefe. She is one of my favorites.

Christoph, I have decided that I like your original too. Reminds me like the other girls of a respectful and sexy man. I think it wworks for you and mirrors your personality.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Gwendymom: You are perfecty welcome to use my place as a chat site. i immediately noticed your avatar also, but didn't want to show a preference. I missed the one of you though, but now that you bring up Georgia O'keefe...well that's another story.

Thanks for your kindness. Some mean bastards better get here soon before I float away, my head full of lightness. I thank you.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Well I think you should listen to the general consensus of opinion Christoph, stick with the sexy avatar you are using now as us girls love it, not sure about the guys though ! :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yea, Misty, time will tell, but I'll have to use the winner at least for a week, as guaranteed. Then I can go back to it or to whichever one. Thanks for that. You ladies are making me all full of myself. I like it, don't get me wrong. Who wouldn't?


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

I voted for you to stay all cowboy too...what can I say?

By the way, I nearly missed this hub because somebody had once written a hub with a similar title and I thought it was the same one. However, I was stalking misty (geeesh...between all of us...it seems we stalk each other a lot) and I saw her duck in here so I had to look too. I'm glad I did :) This was a huuuugely fabulously funny hub!!

Thank you for flattering me with the use of my avatar. :) I feel immortalized somehow!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Well, I can thpeak for the guyth here, and I think Chrith'th prethent avatar is thexy ath hell, and I'd be jutht mortified if he changeth it. Theriouthly.

:P

I voted for the baby because you deserve to ride that one for a week for even asking what people think.  Your avatar suits you perfectly, don't change it.  But you should have to use the baby as punishment for questioning your first instinct on something like this, particularly given how well it has served you.  Baby penance for you!


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Em Writes 7 years ago from Upstate NY

I got to the hideous baby face and felt a strong desire to scroll to the bottom and cast my vote. I did, however, resist the urge and read the rest of what is great frickin' hub. I like your original avatar as much as the rest of the ladies here, but think this was a really fun idea. I look forward to seeing the results on 10/21. :)


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Not to belabor a point...we ladies love your appeal, for all the reasons in this string of comments, but men can learn a lesson from you as well.

Young men are looking at what you are doing here on HP and maybe they think of you as an anachronism of sorts, or an alien, but they also admire the attention you receive. Like I say, you are a model. Young men could do well by following.

And really, really, I AM DONE!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: i'm glad you were stalking misty. i'm a big stalker too. i want to see what the smart people are saying. it's great that you saw it, but i would have let you know to come and look at it since you are in it. That you also thought it was funny is icing on the ego cake! You were immoralized long before i wrote this!

Shadesbreath: It has been a long time since i laughed that hard! As for that first guy in your comment, that's my fan base you're making fun of there! Glad you saw it and thanks for the vote on the original, but if i must be punished with Babyface, then I will accept it. Stretch face might give him a run for his money though. Thanks for the huge laugh!

Em writes: Hey, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. And such nice things you have to say. We haven't met. i'm Chris. Looking forward to getting to know you better and reading your stuff. Thanks!

My pal Sally: I don't know about all the Young men and stuff. I don't get that much traffic. I've run out of ways to thank you, so...Thank you. And what do you mean you're done! Oh no you're not! Get back here! I love the feel of your voice.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Damn it, I just realized I can't vote again. I think shades makes a valid point about you having to use another avatar for questioning the use of the one you currently have, or maybe I'm just trying to scrape some of the icing off of that ego cake.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Gwendy: Consider it scraped! Yea, he makes a good point. Fortunately, people will vote BEFORE they see the remark, so it will be too late! Ha, ha!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

lol, that's just wrong!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

gwendy: Actually, it's doing well (or is that bad) so it may come out on top. it doesn't need any help anyway.


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Earth Angel 7 years ago

Hey Handsome!!

Really, your existing avatar is great!! Or how about a morf version of your real face and your chosen avatar!! That's what I did!! And it only took 40 hours in PhotoShop!! (Plus it's the cover of my latest book release!)

GREAT Hub!! Thanks for sharing!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Earth Angel; Thanks for stopping by and calling me handsome! Don't get me started on photoshop! Some of the stuff here i already had, but I forgot everything I knew. You wouldn't believe how long the little bit i did for this took! Good luck with the book and thanks for stopping by!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

chris, a little push wouldn't hurt.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Easy - oh so easy - for YOU to say! It might hurt me very much indeed.


Anitha1978 7 years ago

For what it's worth i think you stay with your current avatar, Coupled with that smart salute and boyish grin, You come across as a fine looking cowboy... :=)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Swooooon!!!!


pgrundy 7 years ago

Wow, I was so taken by the Cartoon Chris that I didn't even notice I could vote for your current avatar until after I voted for the Cartoon. Then I felt bad, like, oh, now he'll think I think he looks like a big pansy, which isn't it at all--but you know how it is with theater people. I mean if you don't want to have to keep telling people that just because you are in the theater and like to dress up like old movie stars that doesn't mean you are...um, metrosexual...then I guess you might want to change yout avatar. Not like there's anything wrong with that! No! I LOVE the theater, and I love people who love the theater. So of course I believe you that you are totally not what you are afraid people might think you are...Not like it matters at all!

OMG, I have diarrhea of the mouth! Help! I can't stop! Seriously, I like your current avatar Chris, Metrosexual or not, I'm used to that being you.

But if pressed to pick an alternate, I like the cartoon for its postmodernish wit and all like that.

BTW, the reason I changed my own avatar was because the most recent photo I had of me was of me in my PJs with the dog and I was afraid potential clients would see that and think, God, what a slob, so I just slapped up the kid photo until I could get a photo done of myself that makes ME look like a metrosexual! LOL! (As you can see, haven't gotten around to it yet. Still. Whatever.)

Great hub!


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

Chris, I've actually been kind of jealous of your avatar. If I were to put up my real picture, people would beg for me to bring back the jackalope! I don't really see the metrosexual thing, either. Oh, and thanks for mentioning me. I'm honored!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Hey Christoph...do you want my opinion? No, ok goodbye....

o.k. - I voted Cartoon Chris. I love that pic. I think it will work for you just as well as your current avatar once you start speaking from it. lol

However, I really like your current avatar very much but voted the other because you said you were looking for a change.

My next vote would be STONE BRIDGE because it belongs to you. Very nice.

I just recently changed my avatar and was going to change it again because my older sister said....with a wrinkled up nosel...YOU LIKE THAT PICTURE OF YOU. GAD YOU LOOK SO WASHED OUT. Then I seriously was going to change it but it's beginning to grow on me now. I'm sticking with my original plan of changing it once a year in September.

Good luck with your new avatar pick. ~Dottie~


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

LOL Gwen, now I know what your avatar reminded me of the moment I saw it! Georgia O'Keefe! :D Yep, I was definitely trying to figure out what was what over there ;)

Still, I am partial to women faces, especially such a pretty one as yours :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Anitha: Thanks so much for the vote and the really nice things you had to say. You have a way with the boys!

Misty: Why are you swooning? Was it something I said? I hope so! At least, I THINK it's good to make a gal swoon.

Pam: Thanks so much. Did you drink too much coffee today? Seriously, very funny (my brain feels like that sometimes). Actually, I think it's interesting you liked the cartoon chris one. Just between you and me, it's the one I'm kind of rooting for. I like the way it looks. I was going to erase the background so you wouldn't see that square around my head, but I decided that I liked the square very much and if it was slicker, it wouldn't be different. Just another photoshopped head put on something else, like everybody does.

Thanks for letting me use your avatar. I needed an excuse to put the picture of the baby kid under, but i really did mean what I said about it. (Now, after reading you new cat hub, boy, that's not the image in invokes!)

As always, your visit and comments are always appreciated!


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

My goodness.

You lot have WAAAAY too much time on your hands :-)

(Unless they're all in love with you Christoph, and want to earn a special place in your heart.) ROFLMAO.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

B.T. Thanks for stopping by. I'm just now getting around to telling people I'm using their avatars in case they don't wan't me to and so haven't gotten to you either. Thanks for saying that, and it was my pleasure. You really can't do a hub about avatars and leave out the jackalope. Then I had to go find a picture to put up there with it! Thanks!

Dottie: Of course I want your opinion. You're the second person to hit on the cartoon one. I was typing a response about it when we passed each other in the ether (see above). I like that one too, but I don't know which I'll use now, after the week, I mean! And thanks for mentioning the stone bridge. I havn't painted for a while. I had some other good ones, but I sold them on Ebay and don't have copies, though I must somewhere.

Yea, Misha. Georgia O'Keefe (nudge, nudge, wink wink).


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Eric: Read 'em and weep, Mr. Graudins, read 'em and weep. It's OK to be jealous. Everyone likes you too. Sure they do.

Seriously, I thought this was just going to be a quick, easy one, but it went crazy. Way to much time spent on this one (but I spend too much time on all of them.)


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Yes, i think you have a winner here-- because everyone agonizes over their own image. I like your original, becaue of all of the aforementioned reasons. Also, the first celebrity ( and perhaps the last) I was ever attracted to was Roy Rogers.

If you were to change i would vote for the the three- headed ground squirrel-- which looks like a a three-headed version of the "pocket mouse" pet of mine in my last hub.

 I'm voting squirrel-- though I really do favor  the original.

(Please delete the butt option.) :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Rochele: Thanks for having a read and commenting. I think you're the first vote for the squirrel. I think the butt will delete itself. Thanks!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

misha, awww, your making me blush.


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

Well, I think you should stick with the one you got!!  Your charm shows through in the avatar. And I agree with whoever said you looked like Brent Spiner, or however you spell his name...  Thanks, by the way, for including me in your examples and evaluations!!  I am touched!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Anna: Thanks for stopping by and your A-OK. Glad you approve and it's OK if I use your avatar. thanks!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Ok, chris, I may have to do a poll too. I can't decide either. I have changed it three times this week. BTW, this last one is a Gerogia O'keefe.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

gwendy: I think this one's nice too. I commented on it being Georgia O'Keefe earlier. I guess Misha had you blinded temporarily.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Cartoon chris, or be the one and only as you are!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Thanks Just_Rodney, for stopping by and your vote.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Sorry Christoph, will you ever forgive me?


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

I have also read your earlier comments in another hub about (No Indian actresses allowed). India makes more films than the rest of the world put together hence obvioulsy movies have a lot of influence on an average Indian Psyche.

All the insinuation that most of these avatar's are men or Indians lie who or what they are is personally hurting. In India there are many people who had bad experiences when social networking sites like orkut/facebook started some people started morphing girl's photos. Once a girl's reputation is hurt it's a very complex situation for the whole family. You have to travel and live in India to understand what I am talking about.

At the same time everyone wants to be able to participate and discuss on the web. I guess most of the people when there are gaps in their understanding than try to put in their own perspective to complete the picture.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

I'm trying desperately to sabbotage your vote, just so you know.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Countrywomen: I can appreciate what you say. You are taking my earlier remark on another hub out of context, but I did not say "no indian women allowed". I specifically said "actresses". If you are an actress then you deserve my apology though it was not meant towards you.

Similarly, I do not accuse anyone on hubpages of using someone's picture who is not themselves, but merely point out that the beauty of the four ladies (yourself included) is remarkable. Then I discuss what if I were to use a picture of an attractive indian woman as my avatar. There may be inferences as to my intentions, sure, but I leave it to others to make assumptions and their own decisions.

If this in some way effects all women in India because of the culture and how women are treated there, I'm not sure what I have to do with that. If that is you in the picture, I apologise. If it is not, I also apologise. I don't really care who someone pretends to be. I would just be a little disappointed, but that's my problem. The bottom line is it's just supposed to be a joke. If it's not funny, well thats my problem too. I hope you have a nice evening, really.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shadesbreath and Gwendy: Yes, I am already aware of your diabolical plan and have already responded to your thread. That's the second time you made me laugh hysterically today. You know, two weeks is a long time in the life of a hub. Think you can keep it up?

Gwendy: Sigh. What can I say?


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

I don't care how long the hub lasts, I just feel to the very bottom of everything that matters in the universe you need to spend a week as that ugly ass Bean baby. (Seriously, the face on that baby just screams Bean to me.. probably is).

Plus, you have no idea how fun it is to just try to F- with you.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

I volunteer my assistance in keeping it up Shade...err...the forum topic that is.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Yes do. He must pay the baby penance. In fact, I think it's your turn to respond so we keep the all caps message fresh.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Et tu, Spryte? Fine. Have your fun. You will forget about the whole thing as other important matters occupy your thoughts. Still, it was funny Shades and I appreciate the attention.


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

That hub when I read about a week ago and your comments in it I felt bad hence mentioned that also. There are certain things which we are taught not to say in public (like calling an African American person as N... but I was shocked in a movie the African American man openly calling the other African American man with the N.. word). What I am trying to say is when we are part of some background or group we don't feel so bad about such jokes but when others mention than it may seem hurting.  I know you don't mean to be mean. 

No hard feelings and good night.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*Gives Shade a grin*

In the words of the immortal Bugs, I have only one thing to say to Christoph's remark about my attention span...

"He don't know me very well...do he?"


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Gamewarden 7 years ago from Not Set

I'm really glad i saw the forum first. Christoph must pay for his chutzpah! Of course, I'd like to know where he found my baby picture on the internet.


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Nacho Dog 7 years ago from Chihuahua, Mexico

Oh, si, si!! The bambino esta muy guapo!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Nacho Dog better get his chihauha ass to the correct forum and fight the good fight or I may be forced to write a clumsy blind mammoth into the HP scene.


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Nacho Dog 7 years ago from Chihuahua, Mexico

Oh nooooo senor! Por favor! No esssssteeenkt elephants I beg of you! Tambien, es chihuahua, no chihauha. WTF is a chihauha anyway and how do you announce that hmmmm? chee haw ha? C'mon man, give a leetle dog a break would ya? I'm only here cuz I heard Christoph gives good leg.


Ananta65 7 years ago

Ok dude, I’ve voted. It’s about time you got rid of this slick avatar, you know that. I mean, look at you. Just how artificial do you want to be? *lol*

Just find yourself some David Beckham clothing, have the glamour shot taken and it’s all you. THE one and only MetroHubber *lol*


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

He charges for leg and he is the most desperate of canine manipulators. Do not support him or his evil cause. VOTE BABY!!!!!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Sorry Shadesbreath. It’s like Metroguy here says: I had already voted (the cartoon if anyone’s interested) before I read your valid comment.

But hey, if we can’t punish him by voting for the baby, we’ll just have to do it verbally, right? The narcissist gets way too much female attention as it is, wouldn’t you agree?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Aha! I see me! ^_^ *beams with her over-inflated ego*

I like your avatar. Every time I see it, it makes me giggle. It reminds me of my dad when he gets all silly on me, talking about being a ladies' man and stuff. Just in case that makes you feel old, my dad is my best friend in the whole world. We're two peas in a pod. We're birds of a feather. We're Simon and Garfunkle. ... What? We like singing Cecilia! :-P

I would miss the debonair cowboy who tips his hat to me, but if you feel you need a change, then go for it! I personally enjoy candid/posed pictures of the actual hubbers, but that's just my preference. I like seeing the man/woman behind the wonderful works of Hub literature. It makes me feel like I could really get to know them outside the interwebz.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Your original picture is best. When I first started writing here I used a teddy bear I drew, but I am not a teddy bear and decided to start using my own picture. If you ever get tired of your original picture you could get a digital camera and take several shots of yourself a few times a week, thus giving you some opportunities to update it. I think your original avatar is best.


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trish1048 7 years ago

Hi Christoph,

As nice as your picture is, I can imagine you being that man carrying his woman off for some burnin love and can even picture you doing that :)

You definitely have that Hollywood leading man appeal. So, my vote is for you either just the way you are, or that hunka hunka burnin love is running a close second for me.


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Bard of Ely 7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

I just voted and found my choice was the majority choice!

Thanks for using my avatar as an illustration!


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Hi, I like the one you have just now, but if you feel the urge to change I wouldn't mind you joining the HUNKA-HUNKA-BURNIN-LOVE club :)


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Hi Christoph,

I love your original avatar. Don't change it (unless you have to masquerade as a baby for the week, of course!) I look at it, and imagine you with a voice that's somewhere between Cary Grant, and Joey off Neighbours! It's cool.


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Pam Roberson 7 years ago from Virginia

Great hub! I may be new, but I'm quickly realizing that you are the Hub Master. :) My vote is for the original picture which doesn't look meterosexual at all. In fact, I think your current avatar reflects approachability, humor, warmness, and, yes, manliness. Hey, maybe you already knew that but it was such a good idea for a hub that you had to write about it. ;)


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Christoph! So sorry but I saw the forum first. Baby for a week or nothing as far as I'm concerned. Then after the week is over go back to the original please (after voting for the baby you'll do me that favor I'm sure) Seriously the original is unique, gentlemanly... which unfortunately is not as common as it should be

Your hub is an absolute hoot I just love it regards Zsuzsy


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rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

I was just in the Hubbers Hangout, and Shadesbreath told me you were talkin' smack about my mother! You seem like a nice enough guy, but I had to vote for babyface, on general principle. So sorry. I do hope we can still be friends.


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Mark Knowles 7 years ago

Got to be the baby - LOL


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NYLady 7 years ago from White Plains, NY

I think your original avatar goes with your writing style. That's an important consideration! We smile when we see the avatar, then laugh when we read the hub. I voted for the original and loved the hub. BTW: I mention you in my hub about pet videos. Have fun with this!


Ananta65 7 years ago

O, come on, NYLady you can't be serious! The more I read and the more I think about it, Chris is like Shadesbreath says, like a baby crying for a bit of attention. But hey, by all means, pamper and spoil him to the bone. ;)


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

anata, He is getting alot of attention isn't he? Bad Christoph!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

(Picks herself up from swoon, mops brow, frantically fans face with hanky, changes knickers, clears throat). Wow, what a lot of comments since I swooned away. Still sounds like your original is winning the most support, not sure I would swoon over the baby, but think it could be funny for a week.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Beautiful Hub. I like your original avatar and it reminds me of John Ritter as well - the time he sang one of his father's songs on Austin City Limits or a similar show.  Aftrer that, I like Cartoon Chris and Firedog.

And I DO Like to stand in shadows observing...until the time is right to strike.


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Bonnie Ramsey 7 years ago from United States

I don't think you can improve on your current avatar. Daddy always told me "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".


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Ryan Hupfer 7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

The arrows are pretty sweet and you can never go wrong with a butt crack, but I sure do like your original. :)


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Marian Swift 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

Many thanks for the mention!

I've gotta vote for the original.  But the baby does have a certain ... something ...


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

I still love you Chris, Hope you forgive me.


Ananta65 7 years ago

Sure you can improve on the avatar *lol*


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

LOL! Ananta...absolutely brilliant!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Just couldn't resist ;)


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Anata, you are one sexy Biotch!


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anime_nanet 7 years ago from Portugal

I voted for the baby Face... NOT!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Put a cowboy hat on the baby and you got everything.


Ananta65 7 years ago

You don't think I look a little metro like this, Gwendymom? *roflmao*


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

Chris, you have inspired me to change my avatar, too. I know you like the one I have, and so do I, but I had an idea...let me know what you think...


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

maybe a bit metro anata, but that's ok.


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Marian Swift 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

Ananta ...

Now that's just plain evil.  You do us proud!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Yeah, I guess I can always start worrying when I get Stumbled upon ;)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: I guess I shouldn't be surprised. When this is over, I'll be "hunting wabbits."

Gamewarden: You wish to know where I found a particular picture? I might tell you...if you weren't part of the enemy camp.

Nacho Dog: Have you been spayed or nuetered? It can be arranged. Your whole pack needs it.

Kika: Thanks so much for your comments. It was my pleasure to use your picture. Also thanks for the comments and leaving it up to me ultimately. Thanks!

Sweetiepie: Thanks for the comments and the vote of confidence. I don't know about the snapshot in my case. I'm looking for something that doesn't need to be changed for a long, long time. Thanks!

Hi Trish! Thanks for stopping by and voting for the original, which is better than the ugly baby! As for the HUNK picture, you are the first to mention it thankfully. If Shadesbreath had really wanted to stick it to me, he could have gone after that one. I would have been mortified. So thank you. I knew I could count on you! Thank You!

Bard of Ely: Thanks for stopping by and your vote, which if I understand correctly, was for the original. Nice to see you here. Thanks!

Princessa, thanks for stopping by and your vote. The hunk one? Really? I appreciate it. It makes me feel good that you would want that picture. Always nice to see you in these parts.

Amanda: Thanks for the visit. Strange you would say I talked like a combo of Cary Grant and Joey, because I do. That's a little strange. Thanks!

Pam Roberson: Hi! I havn't met you before. Thanks for coming by and all the kind things you had to say. I'll make it a point to check out your hubs. Nice to meet you and thanks!

Zsuzsy: Ok...thanks for your comments and poo on you too, for following the haters. So what you saw the forum first? Well, thanks anyway. I appreciate it...or something! You were pretty nice about it and that's nice.

rmr: You bought that crap about talkin' smack about you mother? I don't think so. You don't strike me as a dolt, but rather an intellegent fellow (if perhaps a bit schitzo). Well, thanks for coming by...I guess.

Mark Knowles: I would expect nothing more from you. Isn't your name Mark Cruel Knowles?

NYLady: Nice to meet you. Thanks for your kind words and I'll definitely check out that hub and your other stuff. Thanks.

ILL GET TO EVERYBODY, BUT I GOTTA RUN. THANKS!


Ananta65 7 years ago

I'd rather call it premature than evil, Marian. This avatar will become vacant soon and I just thought I'd reserve it :)


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

I decided last night I wanted to draw me a new avatar. I got the body drawn and everything, now I just have to paint it. lol I drew my D&D character for lack of something better. xD We'll see how it turns out!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Just make sure your character wears a hat, Kika ;)


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

I love Ananta's new avatar. It kinda reminds me of someone, but I can't think who?!?! (Very sexy BTW)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Changes knickers again, this time for Ananta. My God, this Avatar really works :)


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

That's not entirely up to me. Amile (pronounced AM-ill-ee) doesn't wear a hat when we play D&D. :-P But I did give her a sweet hair-do! I'm so excited to paint her, but I'll have to do it later when I have the time. Like, Friday. Or Saturday. Probably Saturday. xD


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Eric Graudins 7 years ago from Australia

Crikey, this thread has more legs than a conga line

@Christoph - you asked if I was jealous. Heck yeah!

And can someone PLEASE put paper down for Misty :-0


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Phew, thanks Eric, that's much better :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Hilarious and well done, Ananta!

Someone should put all the Presidential candidates' faces in the avatar as well, including Evilpants.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

The baby face is catching up... GO BABY GO!


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terenceyap07 7 years ago from Singapore

Okey dokey; done my civic duty here.

*smiles*


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trish1048 7 years ago

Hi Christoph,

Well, I couldn't let you have all this fun by yourself, so I changed my avatar and updated my profile. I will definitely need to update the photo, but it's the best one I could find for now.

As far as the votes for you, why change perfection? If it truly comes down to a choice, I'm standing my ground and would like you the way you are, or that hunka hunka burnin love :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Oh Geez! I just lost 30 minutes of responses. Crap. I'll start over.

Ananta: Say, do think your getting a little mean here. Wouldn't want to get on your bad side. I was going to tell you the story of little Jimmy O'Day. Little Jimmy was a kid in my 3rd grade class. I didn't really know Jimmy. One day, Jimmy spit in my hair to make the girls laugh and think I was gross. I never forgot Jimmy. Never. So just a few years ago, I decided to find little Jimmy O'Day. I searched high and low without any luck, but I never gave up. After about 6 months, I located Jimmy in a new town. I went to see him. He did not remember me. Well, he will never forget me now. That's all I can say. But you have nothing to worry about. I've reformed and no longer hold grudges. No sir. I am reformed. They tell me here at ... the place where I live... that I'm doing better and I might get to go home soon. I say I WAS going to tell you the story, but now you have changed your avatar and that is FRIGGIN HILARIOUS! I laughed my butt off! Wherever did you find that horrible face to put on my avatar? Oh man! You win this round.

Gwendy, Misty, Spryte: All three of you original voted honestly - and I appreciate that - but now you seem to have switched camps. Let me tell you the story of Benedict Arnold. Did you know that ole Ben was actually a war hero. He was! He was famous and admired and looked up to by just about everybody. Then he got pissed off (not without good reason) but made the mistake of giving information to the enemy in the heat of anger. And now, well, you know the rest. He is reviled. He would have gone down with the greatest, and today we would be saying his name along with Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and on and on. If only he hadn't made that one unwise choice. Maybe he thought it would be funny!

Patty Inglish: Thanks for stopping by Patty and your compliments regarding the hub. I have always liked your avatar and it was my pleasure to use it here, so thanks for the permission. Good Vote, too!

Bonnie: It's a pleasure to see you. I appreciate you stopping in and the comment

Ryan: Nice to see you here. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Marian Swift: Thanks for your honest vote and taking the time to give me your opinion.

Anime-nanet: Nice to see you. Thanks for thinking for yourself and voting with your heart, unlike some people I know. It's appreciated!

Anna Marie Bowman: Now everybody's changing their avatars? I'm not an avatar expert, to state the obvious, but since you ask my opinion, I like it in theory, but it needs to be brighter. It's difficult to see. But it's fine. Thanks for commenting. (I have unconfirmed reports that you may be fraternizing with the enemy.)

I'LL BE BACK....


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Truly Christoph, you need to keep your current Avatar. Yes we are all traitors (smirks at Spryte and Shadesbreath), but it is just a wind up, and your current Avatar suits you best of all. Babyface would be good for a week though, but go back to your original after that!

I truly hope Ananta has not used his own face for his new, improved, Avatar, as if so, you have probably just given him an inferiority complex !!!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*holds my hand over my heart and flings an arm melodramatically over my forehead*

Ahh...I've been wounded. Benedict Arnold?!

Alas, I must admit that I was swayed by Shadesbreath's convincing argument (even you have to admit his powers of persuasion rival that of the serpent in the Garden of Eden). But in my defense...the apple looked so darn appealing.

Besides *sulk* I missed out on all the troll fun and I wasn't about to miss out on the BabyFace plot. So...call me a traitor if you must...revile me if you must...*sniffle*...it's okay...really.

Or you can man up and just be the damned Babyface for a week :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Kika: You're going to change your avatar too. What have I done here? Well, I'm looking forward to seeing your new one. I'm sure it will be cool.

Eric: Yes, Eric. It has legs. 8 of them. Like a poisoness spider. Thanks for the comment.

Trish: You're changing your avatar too! I was going to use yours about people who use their animals, but I didn't want to use a picture of my cat and my dogs are no longer, so I had to cut the animal one. Change it if you wish, but your cat was fine.

Misty: All in fun, you know. I'm a bloke who can take a joke...sometimes.

Spryte: Spryte, spryte, spryte. "Man up?" Now THAT hurts. I'm surprised you don't see deeper. Isn't the fun for everyone in my not wanting the Babyface? What if my attitude was, "Great, I don't mind." How long do you think this would last. I'm trying to think of ways to keep it going. If I "man up" as you say, it's over. Get it?

I am having a blast. Can't remember the last time I have laughed this much in a 24 hour period. Thanks for taking part. It shows you guys really care and I don't feel I deserve all the attention I am getting. I thank you all for that. (Or is this a trick to get everyone to leave it alone since the babyface is still not winning? I'll never tell, until after.) Ha!

Let's see, am I leaving anyone out? Hmmm...no....I think that's everyone. Oh!

Shadesbreath: Thanks, man! This was the greatest idea to help me boost my ratings. And nobody's the wiser! Man, if they knew we were in cahoots together on this, boy they'd be pissed. It was doing OK on it's own, sure, but I never expected this! This is too much! You're a true friend. I owe you one.


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trish1048 7 years ago

Ok Christoph,

If you want my cat back, just say the word.  You can use my black and white kitty or the big fat gray kitty sleeping in the sink.

Your wish is my command :)


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Well, this pic is pretty old anyway. I changed my hair color and got glasses. Until I get a good pic of myself (that doesn't make me think I look fat or ugly or stupid, which will be quite the endeavor), I'll use the drawing. Now, to get HubPages to stop being emo and accept the dang picture already... Every time I go to change it, the site freezes on me and no matter how many times I hit Reload, the outcome is still the same. >.<


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Trish: No, this is a good one I think. I was just saying that I had originally intended to do a pet segment, but I didn't have a pet picture of my pet that I wanted to use. I think this avatar is good.

Kika: Actually, I figured you would change your avatar, because you have already done so a few times since you started writing here. Keep trying! It'll take the picture soon.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Trying to type around a 20 pound cat who is half across my lap and partly on my keyboard...

When Jack thinks it's time for some feline lovin' he's a true pest. Adorable...but a pest. And now my toes are going numb from lack of circulation to my extremities due to his weight.

He's not a FAT cat...he's a BIG cat. I think he's part mountain lion or something...

There! He's gone! *blows the cat fur off the keyboard*

Christoph, Christoph, Christoph....err...Christoph!! I'm sorry, I just love saying "man up" :) It's almost as good as "grow a pair" and "bite me." Automatic response. I realize we still have nearly two weeks to go yet and far be it from me to end the fun prematurely. :P


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

I resent the implication that I am a traitor!!! I stand against the evil plot against you!! Despite the fact that I find the whole thing very amusing. I see what you mean about it being hard to see...thinking on that one...I see that it's dead even on the polls...what to do???


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

oh Christoph, You know you like the attention, and thast ok cuz you deserve it. I'm sorry that I joined Shades, but Spryte is right, he's hard to resist. He lured us in, just like he did with the leather religion. It's really not our fault.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte:  MMMMMMwwwwaaahh! (That's a big kiss).

Anna: I didn't say you were a traitor. I said "there were unconfirmed reports that you may be fraternizing with the enemy." I know you have stuck by my side and that you cast your vote unfettered by peer pressure. Thank you for that.

Gwendymom: I understand. I think the whole thing is very funny. People who don't know me or who don't think good of me would not bother. It's all flattering, and your one of the top flatterers (that's Thanks!

Anna Marie Bowman is correct. The two photos in question are now tied. Good job y'all. It's anybody's ballgame now.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Awww Christroph, you made my day!!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Gwendy: I'm glad I made your day. May I make it everyday. You have made mine many times.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Hey being the conservative that I am, I read all the comments first and I must say old buddy with friends like these who needs enemies?

So I haven't voted yet , when does the pork barrel come out?

I think "stretch face" is very becoming!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Chritoph, I love being you tag buddy, and your flirt buddy! Your great and always know how to make me feel good.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

NOOOOO, Agvulpes... it's a two party race.  It's not about voting your heart or mind at this point, it's about VICTORY!  A vote for stretchy face is really a vote for him keeping his same avatar, don't you see?  Vote outloud here, say, "I like stretch face best," but cast your vote for victory: VOTE FOR BABY.

And Spryte, nice work with the "man up" remark.  As I was reading that, I was like, man, Reilly is laying it on thick, chick's can fall for that loyalty play.  But you, Sprtye, you manned up on his trickery.  Nice work.

Gwendymon, good call going back to the hawtness avatar btw.

And you, Christoph, check the percentages... it's a dead heat!  The only real question is not one of whether I am in collusion with you or not, it's a question of, are you a Huggies or Pampers man?   :P


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Thanks Shades, Blush. You another favorite flirt buddy!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Hey Shades I was trying to turn a profit here, of course I'm gonna vote baby, just keep it under your hat till I see what he offers. Then we'll know how much he cares? I just might have the controlling vote!!!!!!!! (HA HA) (but shhhhhh)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Agvulpes: Where you been? Hey, I need some help here.

Gwendymom: Me too.

Shade: George Washington reincarnated! Rallying the troops in the face of unbeatable odds. I'm impressed. Should worse come to worst, no non-biodegradable poop catchers for me. Only natural cotton will do, and Gwendy and Spryte can do the changing. That doesn't sound so bad.

Congrats on the stumbleupon thing. That's cool.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ag: Rats!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Wooohoo! A dead heat!!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Rats! thats your best offer?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: It's so nice to see you happy. And glad it is for such a worthy cause too.

Ag: Yes. Now that I know your true intentions, rats to you. Live rats, dead rats. Putrid maggot-infested rats. Rats in your soup, rats in your head, rats in your poop and rats in your bed.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*winks at Aggie*

Whatever he promises you...I can promise better. Remember that when you vote {{Babyface}}.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

hmmm, I might be able to join spryte on that offer. Surely we can come up with somehting.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

ROFL, Christoph, I can see that idea dawning on you as you sit there, muttering quietly to yourself and staring into your screen. "Hmm," you say, "Spryte and Gwendy could do the changing I suppose...."  Your vision turns inward and the monitor glares for a moment, then, clack clack on the keyboard as you type that comment in, a smirk slowly blooming on your lips.  You hit enter and then immediately begin making new accounts to vote for the baby thing yourself.

(Oh, and that Stumbleupon thing, dude, that was random - and way cool. But, it was one person. Imagine, one person got me 590 hits in a day. Sheesh. I wish I knew how to do that.)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

I reckon I'm on a good thing here. What with all of Christoph's rats. He obviously didn't see Ben, bit before he's time I suppose. We could turn the tables!

Keep talking girls I'm all ears, literally!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte and Gwendy: Well, I can't compete with you on THAT level. No fair.

Shade: I've got a bunch of mine on stumble (I put them there myself, of course) and I get a little traffic from them but nothing has "hit" big. I think I got 30 hits in one day, but that's about it.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ag: Ben? You mean that sorry sequel to the true masterpiece, Willard?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

*shivers* Eeeeeuck. Rats? Willard? Like, that really creepy movie I refuse to see because I would probably throw up? Bleh!

I think you guys need to stop picking on my buddy! Plus, that baby face was seriously uber fugly. >.< I'd rather go for the crack than that baby.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Ok, your right it's not fair, but sometimes you just gotta play dirty!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Kika: Thanks for sticking up for me, buddy! I'll never forget you for this.

gwendymom: You play dirtier than a dust bowl, you Okie, you!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

lol, Sorry. I am sure you will find a way to pay me back if you don't forgive me. You other Okie you!

Sweet dreams and goodnight, I'm hitting the sack.

But I will be back tomorrow to torment you some more.


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

I gotta hit the hay, too. I need to be up at 8:30 for work at 10! But I will say I got home about an hour ago from a few awesome rounds of laser tag, and I totally rocked all my friends! ^_^ I'm the best sniper ever. Yay me!

And Christoph: You better remember. ;) I'll hold you to that. Night everybody!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

If I had known everyone was hanging out here all night, I would have stopped in earlier! All this flirting, deceit and trickery...it's better than Days of Our Lives!!


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Hi Christoph I have been away travelling in Europe and have just come to this hub (prompted by Spryte - thanks). I will say "I've grown accustomed to your face" but if you change, Cartoon Chris retains the metro image with a touch of sauve. Next I liked Baby and Mr Magoo. Perhaps you can rotate them two hubs at a time.

But seriously if you change Cartoon Chris it should be.

BTW changing atavars is a little disconcerting when you scroll down comments and don't recognise the hubber immediately, at first and then do a double take!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Ok, Christoph I’ll let you in on a little secret. I regret that you won’t tell me that story, but even though I feel inclined not to tell you I will. Although you could have known, of course. ‘I got the face from Jimmy O’Day *lol*

If you don’t mind I’m off to put out a request on how to deal with an inferiority complex


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

I was in the forum today and without telling "who influenced me to do what" I voted for the baby - that was for two weeks of show and tell was it not? then I think that reverting to your original would be just fine!


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Hey

This is so unfair being on a different timezone means that i MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Yeah Amanda you should try bein' here. I just get goin' and they all sneak off to bed. Oh well!!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Fun? What fun?


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rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

So, you think I'm Schizo, eh? I guess I've been called worse. I prefer to go with multi-faceted, though. Either way, my vote is for the baby, but you still get a thumbs up.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Is it me, or does that baby's face remind anyone of Rowan Atkinson of 'Mr Bean' and 'Blackadder' fame? (not sure if you guys in the States will know who he is, but if you want to have an idea of what he looks like follow this link:

http://www.gamingblog.org/images/mr-bean_52.jpg


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

I think it is a photoshopped pic of Rowan Atkinson. I agree, it really does look like him.


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Hi Misty

I thought exactly the same when I saw it. Perhaps it is him?


Ananta65 7 years ago

There is no doubt, Misty. It's Mr Bean allright :)


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

I know who Mr. Bean is! He's funny! :D And you're right; the baby kind of does look like Bean. ... That's super creepy...


Ananta65 7 years ago

I look like Christoph, how's that for creepy? *lol*


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

when did the clonning start? I dissapear for a few days and ZASSS! our hubbers are being clonned... not bad though ;-)


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

That depends on how you view creepy, Ananta. :-P Christoph can pull off being himself pretty well. You, on the other hand, make the pic look silly. xD


Ananta65 7 years ago

Ok, I admit, Princessa. I was jealous of all the (female) attention Christoph is getting. Completely green with envy. So being as desperate as I am, I hijacked his avatar. By tonight I think I’ve done enough joyriding and revert back to my normal (well… as far as that’s possible) self :)


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

I hope Ananta doesn't start a trend...people pasting their faces on other people's avatars...that could get really confusing.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Anata, I think it is funny.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

great Ananta, I must admit, I prefer the "mysterious" eyes, they are sooo intimidating @_@


Ananta65 7 years ago

I'll work on a new avatar tonight, Princessa:)

O, and if there are people who'd like to have their pic pasted into Christophs avatar, just send me the picture. HubPages: The Clone Wars! May the force be with you *lol*


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Ananta - If it's a tie on this vote, then shouldn't we put Babyface onto Christoph's avatar and at least make him use THAT? :)


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

lol spryte, that's a good idea.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

How bout if we all just use his avatar with our pics in it.


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

That would be hilarious! Though I don't think I'd look that good with a cowboy hat. ;-P


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Kika, I think you would look great with a cowboy hat on, besides guys like girls who wear cowboy hats.


Ananta65 7 years ago

I'll work on that as soon as I've finished my own avatar, Spryte. Brilliant idea!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

ha ha ha ha...I had to do it...great idea, gwendy!!!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

LOL, I love it!!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Kika: Don't worry. I will always remember your loyalty and friendship. Bless you, my child. Go in peace.

Anna: Ha! Say, that hat looks good on you! And it's a definite improvement on the face that used to be there - both of them.

Sixty: "And one lone man stood for honesty, integrity, and the rights of man." Thanks for not succumbing to the mob mentality which has gripped the hub nation. You vote counts! IT'S A TIE AGAIN!

Ananta: I KNEW I recognised that face! Jimmy O'Day! And yet he breathes? I was just giving you a hard time before. I'm think you know that but wanted to make sure. SIXTY is right when he says it can get confusing. I have trouble finding where I am speaking or where it's you. Yesterday, for a brief time, two of our stories were next to each other on pg. 2 of Hot hubs: It was pretty damn funny!

Ajcor: You came, you saw, you voted...WRONGLY! Now get the hell out! Just kidding! At least you voted your way, and I can't ask any more than that. Thanks!

Amanda & Agvulpes: Too bad about the time zone. Maybe you should totally shift your schedules so you can follow this mahem. It wouldn't be too difficult.

rmr: Thanks, for the thumbs up! Sorry about the Schitzo comment. I...er...must have been thinking of someone else.

Misty: I DOES look like Mr. Bean! He's had a couple of movies here but I didn't see them. I did however watch his TV show, which aired here for awhile on PBS. 30 minutes and no talking! I thought it was brilliant, but most americans don't get stuff like that.

Ananta: Your avatar (the real one) is actually very good. I think you should keep it.

Anna: It IS confusing, but hilarious. If anyone else does it it will be a riot. I wonder when the staff is going to step in and tell everyone to stop. They're probably already talking about it.

Spryte: Spryte, Spryte, Spryte. Leave it to you to ad yet another level to the trechery and deciet. It WOULD be funny. I admire that in a woman.

Gwendymom: The others should thank you for your diligence in holding down the fort. That was a stroke of brilliance about everybody doing the face on my avatar thing. You do have an evil little mind. Your right about this too: Guy's do like a girl in a cowboy hat. Don't ask me why.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

AJCOR: Oh, and a follow up note. The deal is for a minimum of ONE week, not two, but I'm a generous guy; you never know what I'll do.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Muahahha


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

I can just see it...avatar after avatar of people in cowboy hats! LOL! Thanks for the compliment!! Maybe I will put up a real pic of me in a cowboy hat!!! ;)


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Yes Christoph, I do have an evil little mind and enjoy every minute of it!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shades: Frickin hilarious! My stomach hurts from laughing so hard these past two days.

Anna: That makes 4 hat people now.

gwendy: Yes you do and yes you are. Also I wanted to point out that your current "hawt" avatar is a different "hawt" avatar than before. Did anyone else notice THAT? Huh? Huh?


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Your Right, It was different, but now it's changed once again!


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

OMG THEY are clonning more arghhh!!!!!!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Not only does he breathe, he's contagious too!

It's hilarious, Christoph. I saw it too. I think I'm gonna keep the avatar until the votes are all counted, though ;)

May the force be with you Muahahaha


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Christoph, I like your new avatar, it's hawt!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Maybe everyone should take the avatar of whomever they want and we can call it the great avatar swap of 08


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

So, does it mean you made a decision and the race is over?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

In many, many years, the new kids will hear of the story. A few old timers will tell them about the great avatar wars in the oral traditions of the classical societies. Eventually, the story will belong to Urban Myths.

Misha: No. The contest stands. My word is my word.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Okay I'm ready for Halloween and Trick or Treat...let's go scare some kids!!


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

so Christoph your new look is now a brain with a beer and sunglasses? but I still think that baby christoph does the trick - just in time for Halloween


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Lazur 7 years ago from Netherlands

babyface still not higher than 33%?


Ananta65 7 years ago

Reminds me of the days when the Reilly's rallied up against the Rollinsons. Boy, such violence. They'd throw gumballs at each other until there was only one man left standing.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I haven't got any decent photo-editing programme so can't join in the fun, (pout). Can anyone help me please?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: Yes, Sprite, you could really scare some kids with that face.

Ajcor: That's just my look for a few hours - until Shadesbreath sees it, then I'm switching to Spryte which I'll keep forever and ever.

Lazur: On the other hand, I never looked so good as Lazur so maybe I'll use that one.

Ananta: Yes, I remember, and the last one got all the gum.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Misty...I'm at work and only have a primitive Paint system to edit with.  Hence Christoph's tilted head...or I would have done it neater.

BTW Shade...err..Christoph (damn this is getting confusing)...your brain looks like an afro. :P


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Misty: Ananta is better at it, but I could try. Give me a few minutes and I'll email you one.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Goody goody :) Thanks


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

hey, how bout me, mine looks terrible.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Spryte, I want your job, how come you can do this stuff at work and not get told off? :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Because they think it takes me 8 hours to do what I can do in 5 minutes and I haven't led them to believe otherwise? :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

What do you think of the new Avatar guys, courtesy of Ananta ??? :)


Ananta65 7 years ago

If you mail me a pic of you, I can make one for you too, Christoph *lol*


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Gosh, I wish someone would pay me on that basis, you are truly lucky Spryte :)


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

xD That's hilarious, Spryte! What do you do?

I think I'll take my own pic with a cowboy hat. ;) I don't have any photo-editing software on this piece of crap computer. *sad face*


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Yah...I am. But to be fair, I'm also good at what I do and they know that. If something needs to be done, it always gets done. I'm not a slacker :) Besides...I'm salary.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Kika, ask Ananta to do it for you, his results are brilliant :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Kika - Hmmm...good question. What do I do? *looks around the office* I guess I'm some sort of accountant at the moment. But I'm really an efficiency expert (don't laugh...it's true). Which is why I get things done faster than some people. I watch how it's done and then I find a faster, better way to do it and then bully everyone into doing it my way. They make a lot more money than they used to...so they don't ask a lot of questions.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Christoph, I have to agree, it does look like an afro. lol. You look like Dr. J back in the day.


Ananta65 7 years ago

It's already been done, Kika :) Check it out: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/8361?page=9#post89...


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Oh jeeze... I'm afraid to see it! xD

Spryte: Nice. I do that, too, but I don't get paid to do it. lol! I wish I got paid to be more efficient!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

just looking at this hub and the comments makes me laugh. Everyone looks like christoph now and it's hilarious!!! When you look at other hubs itlooks like he has been really busy! I can't take much more of this it is too funny!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Hats off for Christoph. If he goes for the baby avatar, that is :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Where is Christoph anyway, has he gone to bed???


Ananta65 7 years ago

He has a small problem, I've read somewhere, probably working on that *lol*


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Are we talking "small" problem in a certain department, as I had heard rumours?

Not sure I want to know exactly how he is working on it !!


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trish1048 7 years ago

Christoph? Where are you? Where the heck am I?? who are these people?? Who's on first?? LOL


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

xD It's a swarm of Christoph-impersonators! So glad I didn't join the bandwagon. I'd lose myself in the Hive! lmao!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Damn! I've lost track of who I am. Where was I? I was working on your avatar. I see it's not needed. As to my new avatar, it's a surreal brain (and I wasn't going to spend all day on drawing a damn brain.) I think everyone gets the idea. I'm going to take it off and change it. I've also lost track of how many people are doing this now. It's like the "March of the Pink Elephants" around here.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Nice to see you back Christoph, I feel bad now that I know you were working on my Avatar and Ananta had already done me one in the meantime. Hope you don't mind, but I thought you would have seen his post on the forum saying he was already working on it. I love the new look though :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Kika, I think the one ananta made for you looks good.

Misty: No problem. I didn't see the post cause I was working on yours, but I'm not very fast, and I did make something else.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Dude, post your old one for a minute.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

I just changed it. Ok. Hold on.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Okay...I'm back now. I actually had to do some work (can you imagine that?). What did I miss?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Christoph, it does, but it looks a little strange being in sepia with my face in full color. Cut me a bit of slack; I'm an artist! Things like that just look goofy to me! I did thank Ananta for his efforts, though.

Aha, pink elephants! *starts humming songs from Dumbo*


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Ok, got it. Thanks. Carry on. :D


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: I just posted a new avatar of me as you, but it hasn't come up yet. Now, I've changed it again at Shades request.

I can send Ananta one that's not sepia.


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

So, I've come to the conclusion that we have WAY too much time on our hands, and I am going to go waste time and paint. :D Yay paint!

I'll be back later. Ciao for now!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Yes...I saw it Christoph. You might be metro...but you are definitely not a fairy. Purple hair?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Purple hair is not very flattering on him, is it Spryte?

Okay, uploaded a filler sketch profile photo. NOW I go paint! Weee!


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Christoph Rielly 7 years ago from Deep South

Vote for the baby. Until then, I'm just going back to being myself.


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Marian Swift 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

Christoph RIElly said:

"Vote for the baby. Until then, I'm just going back to being myself."

Whomever that self might be.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time! Thanks to all of you, it's great! I have not got a thing done around my house or anything because I've been following this all day! All of you guys are so great! I love my new hub family!!!!!


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Sony G 7 years ago from West New York

I just fell in love with the baby pic... it is really funny... I would not go for the indian girl if you are looking for anonimity ... i forgot her name but she is considered one of the most beautiful women on earth, ... but when I think about it... if someone asks you if it is your photo you can always say you are her twin who got abducted by an envil genius because the universe could not take so much beauty in one country...


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Melissa G 7 years ago from Tempe, AZ

Wow. TOO funny! Between the beautifully written hub and all the hilarious comments, I can't remember the last time I laughed so much. My cheeks actually hurt from grinning at my screen for so long. :)

I would have voted for the cartoon avatar, which I think is pretty great, but unfortunately, Shadesbreath convinced me to vote for the baby face--which is pretty fetching in its own, special way.

Thanks for the laugh!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

YES!!! Babyface is in the lead!!! Okay...I'm leaving work now (another grueling day) and I'll catch you all later.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Sony G: I know the Indian gal's name but I didn't know she was internationally famous. Thanks for stopping by but you vote STUPID. Just kidding! Thanks anyway! It's a pleasure to have you here!

Melissa G: Thanks for your vote...NOT! Actually, I can understand, since Shadesbreath obviously slipped you a goofie (that's like a roofie - only it makes girls do goofy things). Still, I am apt to forgive you because of your kind words. Thanks, too, for the mention of the cartoon avatar. That may be the one that I end up with after the dust - this horrible, toxic, poisoness dust - settles. Thanks!

Woah! Babyface actually takes the lead! Whatever will I do? Should I "man up" and accept my fate? Or wuss out and cancel the whole thing?


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

We have come to expect you to be a man, even if a metrosexual, baby man.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hah!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Hey anyone seen Chris?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

:O Gasp! I know that fox! ... No, seriously. Where'd you get that?


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Have we met my dear, I'm not much good with names but I don't forget faces?

You wanna go out sometime? (hey this outfits pretty good ,thanks for a lend Chris.)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Well...it's good to be back to being me. :) Oh...and it was sorta fun having nobody notice that I stuck my real face in there for a while :P


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

I've got News for you!


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

I noticed, and it was nice to finally put a face with the hubs!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Spryte, I did notice that you had your real face in your avatar, You are beautiful. I was busy tryng to get dinner done and didn't have tie to comment before.

Agvulpes, nice Av!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Thankyou very much Gwendymom, that bloke who does my typing says I'm not very photogenic, but I reckon with a scrub and polish and a few lessons on the nicities of chatting up the ladies from Chris I'll do OK.

You do look foxy in that get up. Do YOU want to go out sometime?

Doe's anyone want to go out sometime?


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Spryte, I did notice it, too - but did not have time to post about this before. It puzzles me why you are not using your real pic - such a lovely face deserves to be seen :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Agvulpes: I have returned. Hey, I like the avatar. Very cool

Spryte: I noticed. I went to go look at your profile so I could see it bigger and see how attractive you are....and you ARE!

Gwendymom: I'm glad your using your picture, too. You look so much better as yourself. Still, it was a hilarious day. There was a time when this page looked like it was nothing but me and my clones!

Misha: Yours turned out very well!

Kika: Nice new avatar for you too.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Babyface still leads by 1 vote (I think). How much anyone want to bet Shadesbreath is off writing a hub as though it were me which he'll publish as Christoph Rielly? Anyone?


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Damn...and I thought I'd done such a good job sliding it in amongst all the other faces and would get the jump on all of you later for having not actually noticed. Thanks everyone for saying such nice things.

Misha - Just because you asked... I hate having my picture taken. There aren't many in existence...that's how MUCH I hate having my picture taken. It's not that I think I'm truly hideous or that even worse, I'm looking for reassurance that I'm not hideous, it's just that I seem to be some sort of freakish photographic chameleon. Friends have even pointed this out...pictures taken mere seconds apart look like two totally different people. So...

Well...whenever I see a picture of me, I think...which is really me? Who am I really seeing? And I've just come to the conclusion that all of them lie to one degree or another, or maybe it's just my interpretation of it and now here I've gotten all deep when I should just say thanks and be glad that you've all been very nice.

So thank you.


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TheInternetBloke 7 years ago from Australia

To all of my Hub Pages friends who are avidly taking part in this crazy hub.

I've drunk deeply from the vat of cool aid, and decided that with all the identity changing, photoshopping, doppelgangers, impostors, and general mayhem that exists in this hub this is the appropriate time and place to announce a change that I've been contemplating for a while.

Posting under my real name here is somewhat restrictive, so I'm going to be publishing my internet related hubs under this user name.

The Internet Bloke.

In fact, I'm using this name to kick off a whole new direction in what I'm doing.

A clue in in my profile for those who are interested in finding out more.

As you can see, I've gone with the hat theme to honour Christoph with my avatar.

You guys are crazy. Luvz yez all.

Eric G.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Christoph, it was a good day, and thanks.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Well thanks Chris, kinda like lookin' in a mirror ain't it?

but alas Willu has returned and will probably turn me back human, oh well!


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Yeah, it's okay. I had my painting up for a bit, but decided not to use it. Ah well. Did you get to see the drawing? It's my mom's favorite. :) One of the few things she's proud of.

I still say I want a pic of me with a cowboy hat. And I'm gonna get it. ... Soon as I find Mom's hat...


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Oh! Ag! I figured out where that fox is from! ^_^ Sometimes it pays to have been raised off old Disney movies. Robin Hood's my favorite. :D


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

This was an amusing day or two on hubpages. You guys are fun.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Kika I did like the painting even tho I only got to see it once. You look a bit sad in your new avatar, or have you just eaten a green pickle with a glass of milk that did not agree with you?

No I wasn't in Robin Hood although I could have been don't you think?

 


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Nah, old pic I have saved on my comp. I'm still determined to find Mom's cowboy hat. >D Muahahaha! Though I could just use Dad's, if worse comes to worse. It'd probably fit better anyway. My mother has a tiny friggin' head. >.<


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

I have to agree...today was an incredible amount of fun. You guys are awesome :) I don't think I've laughed so much in a long time.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Christoph's evil twin posted a rather accusatory hub; I have to say, he made some compelling arguments regarding one of Christoph's hubs. I confess to being curious as to the validity of the arguments.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*merely lifts an eyebrow*

What are you up to now Shade? Do I really want to know?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

I'm just going to do a mass thanks to everybody. It has been a hysterical two days. I have laughed until I cried. You guys are awesome and incredible! Even though I saw it first hand, it was so surreal that I have trouble believing it actually happened. All those me's! You're all great friends, and its nice that you have taken me into your circle. Now that we're all about to puke from over sentementality, I must check out this new hub. Please note up above where I state that Shades was off "probably writing a hub to publish as the fake me," or words to that effect. I love it when I'm right. I can predict what y'all are going to do, but I can't stop you.

I wrote a new hub tonight (not yet published) with not one funny thing in it. I can't laugh any more right now.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

What, Spryte? I was just off doing some reading I think I missed something.

And, Christoph, I have no idea what you are talking about, but you are right about preventing people from doing what they want. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Quite simply the funniest thing I have ever read, Shades.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Here is the link for the hub by the mysterious Christoph RIElly. It is beyond funny. You might need to read my hub on Metrosexuals to get the full effect, but it probably stands on its own.

http://hubpages.com/misc/What-is-a-Heterosexual-an...


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Yeah, definitely read the Metrosexual one first:

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/What-Is-A-Metros...

(you have no idea how close it was to being a spoof on the cat hub instead... man, there was so much material there lol)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

The metrosexual one was appropriate, since that one ultimately started this one.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Yup. :)


Ananta65 7 years ago

The is just too much to keep up with :)

However, with the baby being in the lead, I can revert back to my normals self.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: That is AWESOME, Dude! You did a lot of work today. Thanks! (even though it was against me.)


Ananta65 7 years ago

I'm not against you, silly boy! Everything I do, I do with your well being in mind. It's all for your own sake, Christoph. Trust me, I know what's good for you.

I had a lot of fun doing it ;)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I guess I too shall return to my old self now Baby Face is winning, sigh, but it has been a truly hysterical two days of laughter and fun. What a great team of friends we have all become, and isn't it wonderful that we all "bounce" off each other's sense of humours so well.

Ananta, your new Avatar looks like you are The Incredible Hulk :)


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starcatchinfo 7 years ago

Hi Cristoph, you should go in for the three headed squirrel - to show the different qualities of a man!


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Clearly this was a lot of fun. And I bet we have lots and lots of it ahead! :D


Ananta65 7 years ago

I may be incredible (who am I to assess my credibility) but I'm most certainly not a hulk :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

The last time I had THAT much fun was in IRC when the room would spontaneously break out into improvisational comedy, spoofing something like Star Trek or Sperm Whales (you don't want to know).

So I really enjoyed that wonderful break from reality. Of course the nice doctors have now upped my medication and assured me this could not possibly happen again. I hope they are wrong. :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Ananta, well maybe not a hulk, but a hunk. Yes, the Incredible Hunk, does that sound better?

Spryte, keep taking the tablets and everything will seem normal again soon :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: Nice to know I have "friends" out there that are looking out for me, regardless what it "looks" like they're doing if taken at (green) face value. Thanks.

Misty: Yes, you look much better as yourself! Thanks for being part of the raucous fun these past two days. We DO bounce off each other pretty well, don't we?

starcatchinfo: Thanks for stopping by and for the comment. Unfortunately, unless something drastic happens (mwahahahahah) it looks like it's between the ORIGINAL or BABY FACE.

Misha: Thanks for joining in on the fun!

Spryte, Spryte, Spryte: It wouldn't have been the same if you weren't part of it. You are the only person who should stick with MY avatar, cause you have such a pretty face! You're my pal, I hope.

I think if Baby Face is still ahead after 1 week (instead of two) I'll go ahead and concede. Two weeks was too long in the first place. Think anyone would mind?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

I would. I still seriously dislike Baby Face. Bleh! >.<

lol Nah, two weeks really is too long. One week should work fine.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Here is the link to Shades hub posing as me under the name Christoph Rielly. If you haven't seen it, you should.

http://hubpages.com/profile/Christoph+Rielly


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

On week is plenty.  We have to move on from this so we can become productive again.  LOL.

Thanks for linking that too. I was half tempted to republish it in a few days under my name so someone would see it. It is kinder funny. lol.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

shades- It was great, I loved it. I agree one week is plenty and we do need to become productive again. I didn't get anything accomplished these last two days. But it was worth it because it was a lot of fun.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Christoph (x3) - Of course I'm your pal and I've already forgiven you the purple scribble hairdo on my precocious little fae. I think it's gracious of you to concede the babyface after a week but does that mean you'll wear it then for two weeks? (evil grin)

As much as I adored being a cowboy for a few hours (Ananta did an incredible job witth that one), I really like the anonymity of my little spryte doodle. Otherwise, DJ Funktual would be forced to admit me into his hawtie hall of fame and it's a slippery slope from there on out.

Misty - Unfortunately the nice doctors offered me a choice between a red pill and a blue pill and I chose the former. I doubt things will ever be normal again.

Shadesbreath - Nooooo!!! Well, okay...I guess play time is over for now and it's time to get serious again. Yah...right. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yea, I think people should see it. I'll link it in the metrosexual hub too, but it doesn't get much traffic anymore so I don't think that will help a whole lot.

I'm ready to move on, too. I didn't get hardly anything done, but I will be publishing something tonight, which has not one bit of funny in it. Not even a wry aside.

Gwendy: Ditto.

Spryte: I can perfectly understand why you wanted to be put on Funkinstein's hottie hub. I made him remove my picture!!! As for the purple scribble, firstly, it was blue to match the background. Second, I am not very good at that photoshop thing, and while I can erase the background and turn it white, I can't make it transparant. So, I have to hide the white space around my head (and I was in a hurry.) If someone would tell me how to do that (believe me, I have read the directions) I could finish the Family Crest Hub I've been wanting to do. Any help? While I use GIMP (graphic image manipulation program) it's supposed to be the same as Photoshop.

P.S. If you're taking the red pills, can I have the blue ones?


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Christoph: No way!! I've put aside a few red ones for several of you. There is no way I'm facing reality alone.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Then I wont give you any of mine with Micky Mouse on them! Actually, it's more like little squares of paper....I have no idea what they're for.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Sounds like free little tickets to Disneyland or Disneyworld. You should share them with Shade, go to one of those amusement parks and see what happens. :)


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

it's the time zone thing again- it's all been going on a bit like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, only with faces not hats! - really enjoyed the craziness - but to the real issue Christoph while the masses have voted Babyface - me included - could you be persuaded to temporarily put your hat on it?


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt

that's one great article..it's really interesting :)

i liked the hunka hunka :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: Hey! That's a great idea! Go to Disneyland! Only I think you're supposed to swallow these tickets, and you somehow get taken there "Magically"!

ajcor: I'm not very good at it. Maybe Ananta will do it for me?

Meao: Hello again, Mezo. You liked "Hunka, hunka???" You're scaring me!


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sharonsarah 7 years ago

Nice hub and nice images. Especially that I love dthat sqarill image very much.


Ananta65 7 years ago

That sounds great, Mistyhorizon *making a long nose to Christoph*


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

sharonsarah: Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It is appreciated:

Ananta: What??? Huh???


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I don't care what anyone might say of my avatar. I am not the sort of a person who would hide behind and avatar. I like been original and in what's ever site my presence you would only see my original snaps.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Anamika S: I think your avatar is lovely, and it shows personality: A happy, joyful personality. I can't think of any that would be better for you than a picture of yourself! (Did you think I felt differently?)


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

Ananta65 - well it seems it's over to you - could you, would you put a hat on the Baby?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Wish I could do it for you ajcor. I can't make the background transparent.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

The end of voting is now next Tuesday, Oct. 14th. BABY FACE leads with 44% of the votes, and the ORIGINAL in 2nd with 28%.

VOTE ORIGINAL!

Heeeeeeeellllp Meeeee! I'm meeeeelllllttttiiiiiiiiiinnngg!


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

All I can say is thanks - you did try! hats off to you!!!! possibly the result is not as successful as you may have liked. I think I will now change my vote back to original - could that be construed as a bit of rigging?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

ajcor: Actually, I'm trying to make the old image slowly transform into the new one. It will progress a little every day. Glad you thought I was trying to put the hat on it. Ha! Even I could do it better than that. Thanks though!


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Thanks for your support Christoph. I can't think of anything better than my pwn picture either. But i am sort of pissed of by people who hide behind avatars of scenery and film actresses. Are they ashamed of their own self? I wonder. I like knowing who is the person communicating to me which is why i dislike such avatars. I really do not mind those who are creative with their own images like what you are trying to do.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Anamika S: I know what you mean. Now, unfortunately, it looks like I'll be stuck with BABY FACE for a week, then I can go back to the ORIGINAL. Which reminds me...

VOTE FOR THE ORIGINAL! CALL YOUR FRIENDS! GET OUT THE VOTE!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Nobody is buying it, Reilly, just shut it and take your medicine. Don't make me get my puppet back out. Nobody wants that again.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

No, indeed. Nobody wants to see your puppet, as you call it. And now I find your hub being cross dressed...uh, I mean cross promoted on Misty's hub. If people don't click on that link, they are liable to think it's me who likes wearing high heels.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Right, like you don't. Embrace yourself, bro. Be you and F- what the rest of the world thinks.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yo, Dude! I DON'T WEAR HIGH HEELS! Now the occasional silk teddy....that's different. It's so....silky.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Whatever. I just think it's sad you can't accept yourself for who you are.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Did you actually read my response above?


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Yes, I read it all, but you cling to some belief that there is an acceptible dividing line between lingerie and high heels.  I just want you to embrace all of you...  (Ok, a month from now, I type the rest of it, lol).


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Oh...you WANT me to wear high heels....for you! Well...I would, fella, but I've got bad feet and I don't think I could. But thanks for the offer and thinking of me.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

What's with the high heels. For me, Dressing gown, hair rollers and moccassins!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I truly need to see picture of you wearing a silk teddy and high heels now, and then a follow up picture of Shades embracing all of you. This would be perfect blackmail material :)


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rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

Personally, I think the high heels would look fabulous with the cowboy outfit. You really shouldn't reject the idea without giving it some thought.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

agvulpes: I don't know. Shades just decided he couldn't live if I didn't dress up in high heels. We thought we knew him, but we don't...

Misty: Since you're going to be the star of the picture, I don't know who we're going to get to take it. And I seriously don't think you'll want us "showing it around"!

rmr: I'm going to wait until Shadesbreath sees his doctor. If he is still in danger of hurting himself, I may have to.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

No problem I can take the picture, it will be you who stars in it not me :)


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Oh, thee, there you guyth go again with your athumptionth.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

No, no, Misty. You are QUITE mistaken. I'm personally gonna make you a STAR! You remember that talent agent you went to? I make him look like the Pope.

Shade: No comment.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: That's funny!


Ananta65 7 years ago

That's why I think it would suit you, Christoph :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Me? I thought it was for you!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I wouldn't fancy the Pope either Christoph, but are you trying to tell me subtly that you are weasely, unattractive, slimy and a perv who hits on women with promises of a career if they agree to indulge you??? I am now really inclined to think you may be of the type that privately dress in silk teddys and high heels as the picture is all falling into place. (Shades, quick, call the men in the white coats to take him away). :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

If you have been following this at all, you will know that it is Shades who has requested this "happening", against my violent protestations. You invited yourself to the party. I suggest you and Shades work it out and send me the photo later. Have fun you two!


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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

Well, I know that I'm echoing others when I say that your current avatar is very nice.  But assuming that you wanted a change, I've voted for the Hunka-Hunka-Burnin'-Love, as that picture just blew me away (in a strange romantic moment..

*fans brow*)

I know it's not your favourite choice, and you've indicated that it might be a touch embarassing for you if that one came out as the winner, but from the looks of it I don't think it will, so you're ok!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Moon Daisy: Thanks for coming by and voting, and for your comment. Unfortunately, HUNKA is not in the running any longer. You should have voted for ORIGINAL, since that is now the only one that can beat BABY FACE. There's no way you could have known that, I guess. So...thanks anyway, and I'm flattered at your most kind words!


Ananta65 7 years ago

Moi?!? I'm way to mature for such a pic!


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

Gee Whiz, and thanks so much for your photographic offering Ananta65 - but just in case (& I don't know how to tell you this) you hadn't noticed it is quite the wrong hat on the wrong babe! 


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: Have you been making too many day trips to Amsterdam again?

ajcor: Thanks for pointing that out. It's the trips to Amsterdam and the "visitor's centers"l


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

Those trips to Amsterdam will do it every time!  it

really is all in the perspective!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yes. I wish I had some "perspective" right now!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Okay Christoph, I concede defeat, I guess the heels are not your thing after all, but the vision was fun while it lasted :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Well, glad you enjoy me in your visions, regardless of how I am dressed there. HA! You just dress me up any ol' way you want.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Don't tempt me (evil grin spreads across face) :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Why, whatever's in your imaginative, sneaky mind?


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Well, I will give that some more thought, but as a tempter, what about handcuffs, a leather basque, a few chains and a whip :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Since it's only in your mind, you don't need my permission!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I suppose this means I can let my imagination run riot then :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Absolutely!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*pats myself on the back for showing so much self-restraint and wanders back out*


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hey. I saw what you wrote on the hangout. I didn't know you cared for me in that way.


pylos26 7 years ago

i have cast my vote for your recommended choice shadesbreath...cus that pretty baby looks like my ex old lady...just kidding bout ex old lady...pylos26


Ananta65 7 years ago

Hats on babes, that’s a completely different topic, Ajcor. I guess that would make a very popular hub too. If the hub I have in mind would pass the HubPages criteria, that is.

How can a person make too many trips to Amsterdam, Cristoph? I mean, look at him: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JCLr2H8Oz1M. He turned out allright, didn’t he?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Pylos. Hmmm. Pylos. Hmmm. Not a hubber. Hmmm. Addresses Shades by name...hmmm. I detect something Shades-Shadey going on around here. Getting people to vote from the outside world, eh?

You're right. You can't. I take it back. I liked going there when I was in your neck of the woods. (Link doesn't work. Says problem with link ID or something.)


Ananta65 7 years ago

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JCLr2H8Oz1M

Without the period, then it should work :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: Nah, he looks fine to me.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Not long to go now Christoph, the baby image is nigh!!!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yes. Many anxiously await the final hour!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

What time is 'D' day anyway :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Tomorrow at 6:00 PM, USA central time. Right now, and about when you posted the comment above, it was 7:30 PM.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Oh, Golly, what time is that my time, as I am approx 8 hours ahead of you (time now 02.25am here) ?


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

By my reckoning that makes you about 6 hours behind me, so the result should be about 12.00pm my time :) Can't wait!!!!


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

Christoph - looking at your atavar one really does need some perspective - or something - maybe even something in a big glass! cheers


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Misty: I think you're 6 hours ahead (at least St. Peter Port is). So that means at Midnight tonight is the time it will change for you.

ajcor: It is only in the process of changing now. It will change completely tomorrow at 6:00, if I am still losing.


Ananta65 7 years ago

If? mwuahahaha


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

It's looking grim, I'll admit.


Ananta65 7 years ago

You have my sympathy, Chris. I did my best... (A)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

I'll say.



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Princessa 7 years ago from France

oh no.... it's happening, poor Christoph... It won't last long will it?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yes, Ananta, the clock continues it's torturous progression, its "tick...tick...tick" permeating my very core and rattling my resolve and my normally complacent nature. It grows in volumn like a physical thing - a living, breathing, touchable thing - and reverbiates inside my scull not with a subtle, soft ticking but a gong-like, teeth-shattering bong warning mankind of my inevitable insanity.

Princessa: Can't you do something, Princessa? Can't you have your French friends visit and vote? There is less than 5 and 1/2 hours to go. Thanks for coming by anyway, and your emotional support, which I draw on to help me steel against this blasphemy. You are a true friend, and I will always remember you. Adieu.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Oh mon pauvre ami... si je pourrait te aider...J'essayerai but I have to warn you, it is dinner time in here. They are all enjoying their champagne and truffles :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Will make sure I am up at Midnight here to see the full change :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

tick*tick*tick*tick*....


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Princessa: That is all I can ask of you, and that is too much, for I fear I test our friendship to its very limits. Only you have come to my aid in my final hours. For that, you will always remain in my thoughts. Bénissez-vous, mon bonbon.

Misty: Yes. I wouldn't want you to miss your moment of glory or my shame. So put the champagne on ice.

Spryte: You taunt, but I know you (and Misty) voted properly BEFORE you fell into the evil clutches of Shadesbreath. Enjoy your victory, but BEWARE the AVENGER!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Christoph, you are transforming before my eyes. lol. not long now. I'll kind of miss the original, but it will be worth a laugh anyway.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Gwendy: Well, if it isn't one of my favorite turncoats! Anything for a laugh, eh? A mere 3 and 1/2 hours and you'll be a one woman giggle factory! Have fun.

VOTE FOR ORIGINAL!!!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Sticks champagne in ice bucket, invites Shades, Spryte and the rest of the gang round for a drink, taps fingers impatiently and watches the clock :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

The Iceman Cometh!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

...it's always exciting when a new baby arrives. :)


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

So sorry mon cher ami, I could not manage to get anyone away from the table to come and vote. I cannot see what is going to happen to you, I must go now is after midnight here. Be strong, my thoughts will be with you...

(Spryte, misty, Shades and gwendy: have a good laugh, cheers!! :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Only a matter of about 10 more minutes to wait by my reckoning :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

More 'disappointing' when it looks like this one is going to Spryte LOL


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Four minutes...

Three minutes...

We'll just have to keep our lunch down for a week, misty. :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*taps my foot waiting*...


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Gulp, I'll try if you will :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Babyface wins with 26 out of 65 votes! Yay!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

This is a bit like waiting for midnight on New Years Eve. Do you think we should all link arms and sing Auld Lang Syne once the change happens?


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

That might not be a bad idea...but first we'll have to put lil' Christoph to bed since it'll be way past his bedtime.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Shouldn't we put a bag over his head first in case he scares the dog? LOL


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

And the winner is....BABY FACE! Thanks to all who participated in this sublime silliness. Now we ALL have to look at it for a week. (I'll see about making it smaller so more of it fits in the space allowed. It's just not the same without seeing the body too.)

It was all a lot of fun and I know that you all must really care to give me such shit for a week. Does this mean I can't eat solid foods now? Whoops! I think I need a change. Who's first?


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Shhhh he's lurking around, the picture just changed.  (I was thinking a pillow case)

He snuck in 14 seconds before me... :) I think Shade volunteered to do your first change.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Shade should get that honour I agree :)


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Of course we care you 'coochey coochey coo' little soldier :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

No, not shadesbreath. It says in my contract.

coochey coochey coo little soldier? This might be more fun than I thought!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

I'll be publishing an article for the next few. Catch ya later!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Tickles Christoph under chin then slaps a dummy in his mouth. (could be worse, imagine if he wanted breast feeding) !!!!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*looks down sadly*

He'd starve...

*shudder* Anyway...can you imagine breastfeeding a baby that has a 5 o'clock shadow...eeewwww


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Iccckkk, good point, and it would itch too. Perhaps we get a nursing dog or cat to adopt him!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hey, surprised I didn't think of that. Baby hungry. No cats or dogs, they're high in cholesterol. You'll just have to deal with the stubble. Don't worry Spryte, I don't need very much!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Magilla Gorilla has a sister...I took the liberty of calling her. I think the two of you can work it out.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Dang it, I went out to eat dinner and missed the countdown! Spryte, call that gorilla. Christoph, I have done my time with dirty diapers, I am out on parole and have no plans on going back, so I won't be changing no diapers. choochy coo.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

That's what Y'all think.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Isn't it time you were tucked up in bed with a bedtime story and a musical mobile twirling gently above your head? Looking at your new Avatar I am guessing the story would have to be 'Beauty and the Beast', the storyteller being 'Beauty' :)


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

I know a wetnurse. You're not allergic to dander, are you? She does diapers, too.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Misty: Yes, it is. You must be tired too, since it's almost 4:00 AM where you are. Maybe you should climb in next to me and have a little nap (he, he).

BT: Dander? She sounds hirsute. I don't really go for that. I like my wetnurses shaved, and I like my nurses wet.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*looks down at my legs*

Ooh...thanks for the reminder. I was supposed to be taking a bath and removing the Wookie that seems to have attached itself to my legs. I'll catch you all tomorrow.

:P


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: Good night.


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Hah, nice baby avatar Christoph. LOL

Oh, and if you're counting on me for the first change, well, I hope you like flaming diapter rash because you're going to be sitting in it for awhile. :)

If these women actually end up deciding to breast feed you though, I'm going to kill myself.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

They already have, in spite of what they say in public. Been nice knowin' ya'!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

/BANG


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Christoph sorry I haven't been around to help. (cough cough).

I did the best I could . really !!!.

Did Shadesbreath really shoot himself? Tune in tomorrow for the next thrilling installment of "The Transformation of Baby Christoph" or "Did Baby Reilly Really Breast Feed?"


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

LOL, Christoph would be lucky if he could find my breasts as they are not that noticeable!

Christoph, I would have snuggled up with you last night, but the thought of waking up to that face was just too scary. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ag: To answer your questions, No and Yes.

Misty: PUH_LEESE! I'm just a baby!


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Christoph, you should be ashamed of yourself! I for one did not breastfeed him, nor I have I changed his diapy. He will have to find someone else to nurse from. Maybe one of the other girls did, I don't know, and don't want to know.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ok. Enough about breastfeeding. What an adult and a baby do in private is nobody else's business. Plus, I never feed and tell. Thanks for last night, Gwendy!


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

OMG how long is it going to take for you to grow back to your usual handsome self? This is too scary!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Princessa: Unfortunately, it will be an entire week, till next tuesday at 6:00 PM USA Central time. Thanks for your continued emotional support and comfort during this trying time.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

your welcome, I mean Hey! Stop that!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Geeez! OK! I don't get to have any fun!


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ajcor 7 years ago from NSW. Australia

Christoph: a little question that only maybe you can answer. How do babies shave? and I am so pleased that the mists finally cleared and the new U has emerged, birth can be so trying - so even if you do look a tad u.... - oh I mean different it is probably worth it particularly with so many nurses - wet and otherwise - wanting to help you come to grips with your new living skills!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

ajcor: How do babies shave? Very carefully! Our skin is so sensitive, you know. Don't feel self-concious about saying I'm ugly. I'll grow out of it. In fact, I'll grow out of it in 6 days, 1 hour, 36 minutes, and 13 seconds, but who's counting?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Dang it, I missed the voting finale! >.< Stupid book shopping and reading occupying the better part of the past... oh crap, um... Well, since Sunday afternoon! lol

I need to get my nose out of the books more often. xD


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hello, Kika.


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEoh, it's just you, Christoph. :-P Gosh, that pic is so nasty...

Howdy! ^_^ Wanna hear something really really cool?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Sure. Cool me!


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

lol. I made $52 last night in tips! And I had a $22 tip! ^_______^ Yay me!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Go Kika Rose, I don't know if I should ask but what the heck, where all friends aren't we. Tips for doing what?

That's some big smile!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hey, that's great Kika. You go! Now let's see.....that's 10

Hey, that's great! Let's see....that's 10% to me...that comes out to.....

Ag: Wouldn't you like to know.


Ananta65 7 years ago

Now why is it I see a Monty Python like hub: “The quest for misty breasts”?


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rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

I'm glad to see you are taking your lumps, like a big boy. Your pic kinda reminds me of Babyface Finster, of Bugs Bunny fame. I love that guy!

rmr (the "m" is for schizo)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: I'll leave that one for Misty to comment on. I think you're walking on eggshells.

rmr: That's TWO lumps (bink, bink) Ah, Babyface Finster. A great character actor! Thanks for the comment.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Better get the sniffer dogs out for that one Ananta :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Sniffer dogs? You mean, like, any male human?


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Quite possibly Christoph, although it might still need a map to find them. My Husband says I am the only woman he knows with two backs!!!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Misty: Say! My wife is reading a novel titled, "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." Ever hear of it?


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Sounds vaguely familiar, but not sure why. I will ask my Mum if she knows about it :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

No work on whether my wife is enjoying it or not.


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

lol Misty, my mom had the same problem until she had two kids. She was Miss Peas on a Breadboard since high school. xD I'm so glad I don't take after her!

Oh, and Ag: I deliver pizzas. The high school had a swim meet, and the guy at the door gave me a $10 while the guy who signed the credit slip at the end of the night gave me $12. Thus, I got a $22 tip. I wonder how I'll do tonight? ^_^


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Kika Rose's Pizzas. Sounds good! OK, I'll have 2 medium Ozzie Pizza's with extra pineapple!

And an extra $5.00 tip if you can get em here in 15 mins, I'm starving!

What's the exchange rate these days?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

... Ozzie Pizzas? What the hell is that? o_O And what do you mean, exchange rate? For money? Pfft, like I know, I'm just a lowly pizza delivery girl/sales clerk at Gap. :-P I don't need to know the exchange rate between US dollars and whatever currency Aussies use.

What do you guys use, anyway?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hello. Yada, yada, yada.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Hiya Babyface you learned your first word >)

Boy Kika, all I wanted was a Pizza!

Settled on Fish and Chips.

Kika in case anyone asks, in OZ we use Dollars, you know the same as you guys! Now your probably more informed than 100 million other Americans xD.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Coochy Coochy Coo Christoph, just wanted to give you a morning tickle.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ag: Would those be Australian dollars?

Gwendymommie: Time for my morning feeding!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

No Chris we just call em Dollars as in $.!

Hey Chris have you grown any teeth yet?. Ouch!


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

*falls over laughing* I am so not changing your diaper, Christoph. :-P

Ag: Really? I didn't know that. Well, I'm sorry I couldn't get you a pizza. It's like, a 15 hour flight to Oz, and I really don't think the pizza woulda stayed hot and fresh. It would probably have gone cold and soggy and moldy and ew. :-P Besides, plane tickets cost a lot of money, and for a $5 tip, I wasn't about to jump on the offer. Nice try, though. Don't you guys have Domino's?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ag: Are you getting smart with me? You said you had dollars "just like you." That means, you are now saying, that you use American dollars just like we do. So yours have a picture of George Washington on them, I never knew that.

Ok Kika. Um........can I change yours?


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Chris, I missed that comment this morning, and the feeding, you'll have to try again tomorrow I guess.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Oh...forget it. When a girl says no, it means no.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

what if I am just playing hard to get?


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Then I will be officially creeped out and in need of some serious teenager interaction to get my mind out of the gutter. :-P

Chris: I don't wear diapers. o_O I'm young, but not THAT young.


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Kika, you can always pretend you do, don't you? Just to make a baby happy ;)


PervPolice 7 years ago

Aha! Just as I thought. We've been a-hearin' about some perv behavior going on in here and I see it's true. And just what do you all have to say fer yerselves?


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

This sould be a single arab :D


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Gwendy: Oh, that's different.

Kika: Get with the program. Anyway, the diapers come off on tuesday.

Misha: Thanks. Exactly!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

PervPolice: Bout time you showed up.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

What are you trying to say christoph?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

About what? Geez, I can't follow anybody tonight. Anyway, I'm not on hubnuggets, and none of them look like Shades' either.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

On the "gwendy, oh that's different. "


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Well, if you're just playing hard to get, then I won't give up.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Well, if you're just playing hard to get, then I won't give up.


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Christoph, you know I love flirting with you. It is a little hard to flirt with that ugly baby though. I will be glad when you go back to normal.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

I agree...there's just something kinda icky about flirting with an ugly baby. I can't wait to have mah cowboy back. :)

And it's in the comments, Chris...I thought you had figured it out earlier since you realized the significance of the forum's title.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Well, beggin' your pardon, ma'am, but your cowboy can't wait to get back. I reckon he's crossin' the Rio Grande right about now.

No I saw that before I even saw your message about it, hence my "Spryte will go around making sniff sniff jokes. But I thought Gwendy was saying either my or Shades article was in hubnuggets. But she said that on my other hub, and I accidentally left the reply here. It gets confusing, all these conversations with the same people but different subjects on different hubs....we're...like....multi-tasking.


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Starscream14 7 years ago

Why don't you try to put your face on that baby head, so all of us will be happy :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Starscream: If I put my face on it, it would be even more hideous. Oh, where were all you naysayers when I needed your votes? Well, it will be over tomorrow (tuesday) at 6:00 PM central time, USA. Yay! Thanks for stopping by!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Nah...if one of your hubs was in the hub nuggets I would have been jumping up and down (after I cast my vote for it of course) and saying something like, "Your hub is a hubnugget!!!"  Then we'd both hug each other and break open a bottle of Mad Dog...probably invite everyone else to join us in a drink and....well stuff like that. 

I'm not really sure how a hub becomes a nugget anyway.  I figure it might be like a hot dog and I really don't want to know. 

Damn...I'm having a tough time with this product thingie.  There has to be some moment in my life where it played a significant part...but maybe not.  I've never been a big consumer.  I mean...I can think of things I'm absolutely nuts about, but...whether or not it appeals to others...I dunno.

*gets a sudden idea*

Oooh...


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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Spryte, where is my mad dog? I have been chosen twice. (sigh) maybe I'll get chosen again and then we can celebrate.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Oddly enough, I was on it once when I first started writing here (Truffle article) but I was never aware of it. just came across the old page the other day. Strange thing was, I was ahead in the votes. Guess people kept voting after it was too late or something. And you don't have to go to all the trouble of getting Mad Dog for little ol' me. A couple of cans of sterno will do just fine.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Ha!! :) Both of you... :)

I wonder if I've ever been a nugget?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Lessee. You've been a tasty nugget, but I don't know about a hubnubbet.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

So hard to flirt with something that looks like afterbirth, (sorry Christoph), your original avatar was far more sexy, although I am guessing your wife might prefer you to stick with the less than sexy one for obvious reasons :)


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*nods* You have a point there Misty. All that charm and sensuality...his poor wife...I wouldn't blame her a bit if she kept him in huggies for a long time.

:)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Fortunately, I am the one who makes such decisions. Diaper boy must go! My wife knows I'm true blue. How are ya tonight! Just got home, myself.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Well I just ate some pizza and a slice of lemon meringue pie. I watched Big Bang Theory...that show with Sheldon...and then in a moment of sheer stupidity allowed my husband to try to extract a splinter of something from the bottom of my foot. He never got it out...but I have a crater the size of Tycho in the bottom of my foot...and I'm feeling really good because I've taken a vicodin before I give him a second attempt. :)

How are you?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Wishing I had some vicodin. Other than that, pretty good. It seems to me there is some trick to removing a splinter but I can't think of what it is. Maybe the secret is to take some vicodin. In that case, keep up the good work!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

LOL! Thank you. I'm hoping my foot will just reject the intruder naturally.

Well, divine inspiration is not coming to me in regard to this weeks' hubmob...so I may as well tackle one of the others that are sitting in stasis on my applications bar...the sooner I finish them, the sooner I can close them. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ok, here are the splinter tricks. You gonna like:

1: Soak the area with vegetable oil for a few minutes. This should help the splinter ease out.

2: If the splinter is resisting, soak with water and then dry. Dab on some white glue and gently press on a bit of gauze. When it's dry, peel it off. The splinter should come with it.

3. Can't see the splinter? Apply a drop of iodine. It will stain the splinter so you can see it.

Courtesy of Reader's Digest.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Dangit...I wish I had some iodine. I think the splinter is in too deep for the glue and gauze trick...plus I don't think it's a wood splinter. It could be glass or metal. And well...the vegetable oil sounds like fun...

Heheh! Sorry :) I know you are being all kind and helpful...but instead I feel like being goofy. Are you good at taking out splinters?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

I have a medical degree from Goofball University in Home Surgery.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Let me guess...Laughter is the Best (and only) Medicine?


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pcdriverupdate 7 years ago from VA

haha, well i like the baby face too. :D


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: Hell no. I'm talking about real home surgery. Cut that sucker out, whatever it is. Maybe it's a microchip planted by aliens during your abduction!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

pcdriverupdate: Glad you like it, but it will be gone soon. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Drop in again sometime.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*gulp*

You think so? Damn...you would have thought they would have been a bit more subtle than that. I mean...this hurts when I walk on it. Obviously I was abducted by idiot aliens...

Anyway...I wrote a hub about a product while I was not writing a hub about a product. How it happened...I'm not sure. I probably won't post it til tomorrow because I have to proof-read it and find a bunch of stuff to dress it up properly. Can't have a naked hub running around in here... And vicodin is not conducive to clear thought.


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Chris and Spryte. i just got home from work like, less than an hour ago. I was singing in my car for a good half hour, which is why I haven't been about until now. :-P

If the splinter is deep, and it isn't wood, try taking a pair of scissors, opening them up, and scraping the thing along where you think the deepest end of the splinter is. This works for me about 90% of the time. The other 10% I get my dad to do something about it, but I can never remember what he does... Some Slovak thing, probably. Ah, the joys of ethnicity.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Well, I've given up on the splinter for tonight. Maybe by tomorrow morning it will have worked it's way out where I can grab it. If not, I have a pin and tweezers at the ready and I'll dig it out if I have to...although I'd would be happier if it would just cooperate.

I can't tell which way it's facing. All I can see is a small gray dot (which is what leads me to believe it might be metal).

Nothing wrong with ethnicity...I'm about as mixed as you can get: Ukranian/Mongolian/Polish and French/American Indian/English. How's that for a mutt?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Kika: Hello again.

Spryte: It'll probably work itself out. Wow. You wrote a product hub? I've got an idea, but I'm really going to try to do it by all the SEO rules and see what happens.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Can I ask a really silly question? I read the hubmob request for this week and saw nothing about SEO rules. WTF is that? I mean I know about what SEO is...I googled it as suggested, but the key words I got seemed misleading and explained why I could look up salt water taffy and end up on a site that promoted oral sex and chipmunks. They aren't really suggesting that you use key words just to lure people to your site even though that's not what it's about...or are they?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

No, no. There isn't anything different. I just mean I'm going to try to incorporate all that stuff this time (since it's a hub I really don't want to write anyway) to see if I can produce a money maker. It's just something I'm doing for myself. (and I don't mean rules, per se, just the stuff you're supposed to do to increase traffic.) Just relax, you'll screw up your buzz!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

And no to your second question too. Putting false keywords just to draw people to your hub is a serious no no, so I doubt what you were reading was suggesting that.


Ananta65 7 years ago

You guys just can't be left alone, can you? SEO, oral sex (bye bye ads, Christoph) and chipmunks. Tsk.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

LOL! Okay...no worries. I've just been watching you and Shade stray to the dark side for the past couple of days and was wondering if I'd missed something important.

Perhaps I'm just over-complicating a really simple idea. Key words are supposed to be words that a googler would use frequently when trying to find information that your hub would naturally bring them to...right? If that's the case...then I do that already just on hubs that nobody is really interested in googling (which is fine by me since that's not my purpose for writing). But seriously...when I did that google key word search...it came up with all sorts of really bizarre suggestions and I was hoping that wasn't what it really thought I should use.

Buzz not even threatened. I just get...umm...really uninhibited under the influence of certain medications and things like that. :) You don't want to be near me when I've been shot up with epinephrine. Even the doctor finally told me to shut up.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ananta: Hi. What happened to my ads???!!!!This hasn't been naughty, has it??? Am I supposed to be notified or something? Geez.

Spryte: Well, like I said, it's just an experiment. I do it on the other site, but I've learned more and so am trying more.

WHERE ARE MY ADS????


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Oops...was it because I said chipmunks?

Okies...I'll wait and see what you've done when you've done it here. :)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

Just got home myself so I didn't take em!

Mate I only see google ads!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

They came back. maybe it was just a glitch. Or maybe that happens whenever Ananta goes to a site, you know, the ads just disappear.

Ag: They were gone for a minute. I didn't think we had been nasty. I mean, a lot of talk about changeing diapers and breast feeding for infants.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

*waves to Aggie*


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Now that I have you both together, I was just watching a documentary on PBS about the parrots of Australia, and they were showing Budgies, and I thought of you guys. Spryte, did you ever have a Budgie AND a cat at the same time? I want a Budgie, and it looks like I'll be keeping the cat because he's changed his ways and I'm starting to like him.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Now that I have you both together, I was just watching a documentary on PBS about the parrots of Australia, and they were showing Budgies, and I thought of you guys. Spryte, did you ever have a Budgie AND a cat at the same time? I want a Budgie, and it looks like I'll be keeping the cat because he's changed his ways and I'm starting to like him.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Once I had a pair of budgies that I was watching for a couple of friends...and two cats. When my friends returned home...I gave them a cage with one budgie and an IOU one budgie.

I never realized a cat could snatch a budgie in mid flight about 6 feet off the ground....now I know better.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Oh. Doesn't sound like I'll be getting a Budgie then.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

I have a friend who has two cats and a cockatiel though...but the bird only comes out for a little while and is always supervised. It's only a problem if you allow your bird free reign of the house like my family did. If you had a separate room for him...you could manage a cat and a budgie.


Ananta65 7 years ago

*wicked evil grin*


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Giving them free reign sounds like half the fun though. Mashed potato diving and hiding money and what not.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Yeah :) That is the best reason to have a bird... You could get a BIG bird. I knew a person who had a macaw...and it would sit in the living room window and whenever it saw a neighborhood cat it would say "Here kitty, kitty" and then laugh maniacally. No cat ever bothered him.

You might need to make a lot more mashed potatoes though.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

I'll have to ponder the subject. I'm fading fast, so I'm going to call it a evening. Thanks for keeping me company with your usual wit (and lovable abuse!). Night.


Ananta65 7 years ago

I always found Elmo funnier than Big Bird, but what do I know?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Not sure how you get to Sesame Street from a conversation about Parrots, but now that you mention it, Big Bird was never funny, and Elmo is funnier, but Grover is funniest of all!


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Kika Rose 7 years ago from Minnesota

*starts humming the Sesame Street theme song...*

Every time I think of Sesame Street, I remember Snuffy. And then I remember Fraggle Rock. And then I remember Labyrinth. And then I think about David Bowie's hair. And then I go put on my David Bowie t-shirt and grin all day long. ^_^

I have a strange thought process... >.> But I love me anyway!


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