have a conversation other than self-promotion? if only for my own sanity.
(this from the girl who got a dog so that she wouldn't look so crazy for talking to herself.)
is that your sim? or some such game-y thing of which i am sadly lacking knowledge?
I have to confess I didn't create this avatar. I do have an avatar in Second Life which I could use but it might scare people!
i make better faces, i guarantee it. my face is double jointed.
So Maddie, a current Hubscore of 93 as a Hub Author!
I think I'll have a browse through your hubs and try and find the secret to your success.
So far I haven't made it to 90.
Just wait until I bust out the double jointed faces...
I'll scare everyone away... I'll be the lowest rated hubber around in no time.
I totally agree that
1) there's way too much self promotion in the forums. People who start arguments and have a link to one of thier hubs in every response are a bit over the top. Not point'n fingers or anything.
2) Spuds avatar is a little creepy. I'm not completely sure what gender it is but I am strangely attracted to it
3) Maddie is the life of the party and has a rubber face.
I have a metal face and can only make one expression, but i think it's pleasant.
Ah, gender is fluid anyway...
*Braces herself for conservative backlash...*
Something I learned in Texas: "You can take the girl outta Berkeley, but you can't take the Berkeley out of the girl..."
Now that I'm back in Berkeley, beware.
(quietly deletes response with 972,328 hub links)
(slowly walks away whistling)
you're coming up in the world as well, darkside...
i've been MIA a few days... how's things, everybody?
Everything is great. I'm very happy with one of my Starbucks hubs which seems to have gotten noticed by Google quite sudden-like. I really want to learn how to cook, and the new Mac OS X looks rather awesome.
Oooh ooh ooh, COOKING. One of my very favorite things ever. This year, for my b-day, my sister and I are going to cook all day and throw an 8-course dinner party.
Oh good, an expert!
I must learn the basic concepts of cooking. I don't think it's about recipes. I think its more about learning things like how to "fry" something or how to "brown" something. I think, for example, once you learn the basic composition of a "dough" then making anything from bread to cookies to cake becomes a simple matter of which unique ingredients to use.
Yeah, it's a programmer's approach to the art, but it should work. I can already make toast, so I'm halfway there, right?
Hey, Maddie, I love the face.
I live near Egremont, Cumbria, UK where we have an annual 'Gurning competition'. Now, gurning is literally pulling faces. You would be sure to win.
Maddie's star shines even brighter at 95.
I'm still yet to make it into the 90's
no stars for me. it's all about the moon. i have the phases inked round my left ankle, just above my thorns.
Note to self: need a funny face? Eat a fresh plum off the tree out back.
How about a lime? Now THAT would be funny. We had neighbors once with a whole side of their house covered with a small lemon grove.
So I planted a single rebellious lime tree right at the property line because I'm like that. The tree must have been at least somewhat activist because it produced TONS of limes compared to the lazy lemon trees. Late at night in the still air you could almost hear it muttering "yeah! yeah! take THAT you miserable excuses for citrus trees!"
Or maybe it was that really expensive plant food.
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