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Friday, February 25, 2011

Wisconsin Death Trip

OK... so if you are reading this post because of the Title, you might be having a "Wha?" kind of moment. To be honest, since I started this blog thing a mere eleven months ago, I have had a great many of those. I had no idea whatsoever what a blog was prior to this. Even though I had used a computer at work for twenty years. I had never thought of it as a social medium, and frankly, I still don't think I will fully integrate into it as such, with the exception of use for blogging and email correspondence. Needless to say, my  blogging and internet travels have, in taking me forward on a personal journey, somehow allowed me to reconnect with my past, or at least reconnect with what vague memories I do have.

Where am I going with this? Well.... for the most part, I have to have more than one reason to write something here, and oftentimes, I have found it necessary, as I have for most of my life, to justify the reason for doing things. That being said, when I first started reading other blogs, I would pretty much bloghop, much like using a tv remote... clicking onto the next one until I found something that caught  my eye. At some point I became comfortable enough to post comments, and that lead to linking to other blogs via comments. Some drew me in because of common interest or sentiment, some were simply visually stunning, some were personally moving...  and some simply made me laugh. I also gradually became more comfortable with sharing stuff here and decided just to write and post whatever the heck I wanted. The reason for this post is somewhat of a melding of the bloghopping aspect and my personal journey on this blog.

"Wisconsin Death Trip" happens to be the name of the first album by one of my favourite bands, which I had started listening to when their second album was released ten years ago. I didn't know that there was a prior album, nor did I know anything about them. I liked their sound, and... that was all I needed to know. There have been many twists and turns on my blog journey, some of which I have written about at rather great length. Finding out about this album was one of those turns, but I didn't think I would write about it until I found a rather quirky connection that made me laugh.

Anyways.... a while back, I had some fun creating my South Park Avatar, after this introduction, and the Little Evil Mini-Me then decided to create avatars for a couple of commenters here, whose blogs I had also visited and commented on.  I had a lot of fun creating the first one, especially with the "accessorizing".

And...  the song bearing the same name as this blogpost and the aforesaid album reminded me of the avatar I created.

The second person I created an avatar for has not been active on his own blog for a while, but I did one anyways... the only trouble I had was with the colour of the clothes. I went with the blue outfit as there was no beige or khaki, which was the first impression I got. He hasn't commented here in a bit, so I doubt if he'll get to see this fabulous creation.

And, this is the avatar I had created for me:

The funny thing about this? I found out that the three of us are about the same age. 


Anonymous said...

Hey I like the avatars.
Hopefully if I hang around your blog for long enough you might create one for me!

Ralphd00d said...

I like the job ya did on T1G's! Hope you have a good weekend!

Spockgirl said...

I had a blast putting them together from what I gleaned out of the content of their blogs and comments, having rather unique personalities. Funny thing is that they both had fairly recent photos on their blogs, but I think the only thing I used was hair colour.

Creating yours might actually be even more fun to do, with a higher degree of difficulty... your blog being very specific in nature... I would have to do some serious extrapolation.

Spockgirl said...

Are you sure it's him?

Didn't quite have enough on you to try yours... yet. But you'd definitely have to have a sense of humour about it if I did. Maybe I better not.

Ralphd00d said...

Actually, I was feeling pretty sure. When I moused over the pic, it showed me a filename of T1G(etc).png so I leapt and grabbed that idea. Otherwise, I would have no clue.

Spockgirl said...

Damn... I forgot about the filename thing.