I haven’t gotten around to changing my avatar yet, but my username, phoebsshmeebs, is because my name is Phoebe. People tend to call me Phoebs, and somehow, that turned into Phoebs Shmeebs. I don’t know how that even came about, really.
@cprevit Thank you! I used to use Yahoo Answers ocassionally but the people there are never helpful and can be extremely rude. A friend of mine told me about this website and said it was much more helpful than Y!A, and so far, that’s very true. :)
I was given my name by some now mostly former jellies. We had a big chat in the chat room about what my new name should be. I like it. It does actually connect in with my real name too and I can be a bit of a witch!
I too am an oldie but a goodie. Been here almost 2 years this coming March.
My username is the town I live in and todays avatar is of me and my old, beloved, Himalayan cat “Gadwicke” and our last picture together before he passed away in May of 2010.
I am the Dutchess of Kansas. Nuff said.
I choose my avatar, at the moment, of a black squirrel because we have one living on the 5 acres we bought. I gave it a title to let @Coloma (when she was a cougar—yesterday) that I am not to be trifled with!
I’m also kind of a long timer and also kind of long-winded. My user name was nom de plume I had hanging around in my head from something I won’t really go into. It’s sort of an “analogue” of my real name. One night about 4 years ago, I stumbled onto wis.dm, a similar site I was on previously, now defunct, and just registered under that name, lillycoyote, not really expecting to be on the site very long at all. Well, that wasn’t the case and I have been lillycoyote on line ever since. I might have chosen something else if I thought it would become permanent. I know people change their user names here all the time but at this point it would be as difficult for me to change my user name as it would be to change my real name.
My avatar is my own design, from when I was dabbling in graphic art a bit, and I chose this one because it is bright and colorful and easy to spot on a long thread. I like to be able to recognize myself quicly. :-) Most sites I switch my avatar around but here I use the same one 99% of the time.
I’m also not super new..just a little new. I found Fluther when searching for something on Google (can’t remember what now) and stuck around consistently after Auggie and some other kind jellies shared their experiences with a surgery I was about to undergo. Their help was invaluable, and I found them and other jellies to be oh so interesting, thought provoking and often thoughtful…and so I’ve stuck around.
My avatar doesn’t change (ever really)..though I admire @Coloma and @Dutchess_III and others who make me laugh with their avatar edits.. My avatar is from Natalie Dee. I adore her humor..maybe because we share Central Ohio roots.
I got bounced over here from a vegetarian cooking site. I am not a mother even though there’s a mom in my name, but I love to cook and I especially love spicy Indian food, hence Kardamom (the K is to make it my own, the real spice is spelled cardamom). I saw this gorgeous yellow crookneck squash at our local fair and I couldn’t resist it so I took a photo and I’ve used it ever since. I’m not one to change my avatar, it makes me nervous.
Hello ,I’m only sort of new, signed up some time ago, but getting into it a bit more now.Somebody on Y!A suggested fluther,it sounded like a good idea , so here i am !! my avatar will likely change often, because i can,I love the present one of Anubis, stunning simplicity and she reminds me of my little dog, I think they may be related…and roxanna…well.. inspired by my dogs name ..nuff said .