I acknowledge that this post may end up reading like a “Tell us a little something about yourself…” request at a work related function, but since I’m willing to go first – too bad.
I’m curious about how people chose avatars and names for profiles. Surely nerosremorse is mocking me for inappropriate levels of social transparency, but I can take it.
For all of you who are wondering, “What could I write about? I don’t possible have anything to share!” May I present a writing prompt.
“I chose to be your name here and picked your image description here because…”
Okay, so I’ll start:
“I chose to be livebait and picked the Life is Good image because…“ the morning I finally got up the nerve to create an account was the same day that Rockwalker asked me to bring in some red worms from my vermiculture compost bin. I cursed him that morning. I thought I had agreed to a simple task the previous day. Sure I’ll bring in some partially decomposed compost from my bin and a few worms??? No problem.
But alas, that morning I began scooping the worms from the 2nd layer of the bin, while balancing the Tupperware container (minus holes in the lid) and trying to keep my purse out of the compost since of course I was running late for work. In my haste I dropped the worm castings (poop) on the ground of the garage and then managed to make an even bigger mess while frantically cleaning it up so not to be late for work at the factory. Shaking my fist at the ceiling of my garage “Damn you Rockwalker!” Of course I didn’t really call him Rockwalker as I hadn’t been inducted into the S.A.S.S blog yet, but anyway…Where was I? Oh, so I buckle the worms into the front seat and make my way to school. Needless to say I had red worms on the brain while I created my profile, so here I am livebait.
Unfortunately, I just couldn’t find the right red worm image that I identified with on Google Image. When I came across the water skiing “Life is Good” Jake it made me think of sharks, which I’m irrationally petrified of. This fear provided me with tons of super human energy in the various chlorinated pools of my swim team career, and so I only found it appropriate to actually be livebait since I had sacrificed the red worms for RW’s purposes.
RW, whatever did you find out about my fine vermi-specimen?
Now it’s your turn. Don’t be shy. I’m listening.