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Getting Rid of the Avatar ~ Introducing The REAL Sharyn's Slant
For the past nine months, many of my hub friends have received glimpses of the real Sharyn’s Slant. Yet my HubPages profile has always been a royalty-free “avatar” that is not me. Of course, I easily explained this by saying:
“OK, OK, so that really isn't me on the slanted ladder. It really is close to what I look like EXCEPT, well: My hair is darker. My butt is a little bigger. Yup it is. She's probably got blue/green eyes, mine are dark brown. She's probably about 22 years old. I'm not. But until I get a decent photo of me to post, I'm using her and I hope she doesn't mind. She is royalty free . . .
What her and I truly have in common is the slant, a personal point of view.”
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I was honest in my profile! Yet I feel it’s time to introduce the real Sharyn’s Slant. I hope you enjoy learning more about me. I’ve tried to keep it simple only giving two answers to the questions I asked myself. You may not like what you learn. You may love what you learn. Either way, this is the real Sharyn’s Slant.
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SHARYN vs. SHARON
The proper spelling of my first name has always been Sharon. I chose Sharyn for HubPages simply to be creative.
SMITH or JONES
My last name is Smith and I’ve never liked it. But I don’t like the name Jones either. Many times when I tell someone my last name is Smith, they do not believe me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ordered pizza only to get a return phone call to verify the order is not a hoax.
TWO TYPES OF FAMILY MEMBERS
I am the eldest of three girls and have always wished I had a brother. I have two sisters who are both married. One has four boys, the other has two girls and one boy. I also have one great nephew. Since I have never had children of my own, I have always considered my seven nieces/nephews as “my kids.” They all mean the world to me (whether they realize it or not). My father recently turned 80. My mother passed away at the age of 68 on November 8, 2005. See my article Life Can Change In An Instant Part 2.
I am an animal lover and currently have two female cats named Peanut & Punkin. My dog, Buttons, lived to be almost 15 years old and was the love of my life. I’ve had other wonderful dogs and cats in my life that have either passed on to the Rainbow Bridge, or I was unfortunately separated from them due to a relationship breakup. You can find several articles I’ve written about my wonderful, four-legged family members.
TWO FAVORITE PASSIONS
~I have always had a passion for writing, expressing my thoughts on paper in my younger years, and now on the computer.
~I have a passion for helping others, doing nice things for people, especially when they lease expect it.
TWO FAVORITE JOBS I’VE HELD
~Program Manager/Event-Meeting Planner
~Home Health Aide/Caregiver for the elderly
TWO THINGS I ADVOCATE FOR
~Equal rights for same-sex couples
TWO THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY
TWO THINGS I DESPISE
~Wearing reading glasses
TWO FAVORITE MEALS
Mac & Cheese (Kraft Deluxe)
Pork, sauerkraut & old-fashioned dumplings
TWO FAVORITE BEVERAGES
~Kool Aid with Splenda
TWO FAVORITE COLORS
~For the first half of my life, I always loved orange (peach)
~That has changed more recently to yellow
TWO FAVORITE “SERIOUS” MOVIES
~When A Man Loves A Woman
TWO FAVORITE “FUN” MOVIES
~Yours, Mine & Ours (the original version with Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda)
TWO FAVORITE HOLIDAYS
~Easter (I was born on Easter Sunday)
~Fourth of July
TWO FAVORITE SEASONS
~I usually say Fall
~But as I get older, I’m beginning to think Spring
TWO THINGS I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO BUT NEVER HAVE
~Adopt or foster a child
~Be a private investigator
TWO THINGS I REGRET
~Not finishing college
~Remaining in unhealthy relationships for way too long
TWO THINGS I FEAR
~Insects that sting
TWO MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS I’VE COMPLETED
TWO PEOPLE I THINK ARE AWESOME ACTORS
~Barack Obama :)
TWO WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME
TWO BAD HABITS
~Not eating breakfast
TWO PEOPLE I STRIVE TO BE LIKE
TWO THINGS ABOUT THE WEATHER THAT THRILL ME
TWO THINGS I WISH I WAS BETTER AT
~Weeding out people in my life that aren’t good for me
TWO THINGS I WISH I COULD CHANGE ABOUT MY BODY
~My left foot
~My right foot
TWO THINGS I WISH I HAD MORE OF
Well, I hope you enjoyed learning more about Sharyn’s Slant. And maybe I even made you giggle once or twice. Try answering some of these questions about yourself. It can be very eye-opening and fun too!
This is Sharyn's Slant