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Old 01-13-2008, 10:27 AM
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I'm slightly curious about the names and pictures we choose to use for TOTV. Some of us have a straight forward simple use of our first name and many have a "handle" we go by. Some of us put our real pictures out there others put avatars out there.

What draws you to use or not use your real name & pictures?

What motivates you to change your picture from time to time?

If you use a "handle" what is the story, the soul, the essence, roots, spirit, simplicity, mystery behind the name you choose.

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:17 AM
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I'm slightly curious about the names and pictures we choose to use for TOTV. Some of us have a straight forward simple use of our first name and many have a "handle" we go by. Some of us put our real pictures out there others put avatars out there.

What draws you to use or not use your real name & pictures?

What motivates you to change your picture from time to time?

If you use a "handle" what is the story, the soul, the essence, roots, spirit, simplicity, mystery behind the name you choose.

Barbi
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:09 PM
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PIC: The pic is my daughter and me shortly after she moved in with me (the adoption was finalized 4 years later due to some major court battles). Changing a pic takes effort, so you guys are stuck with this for awhile.

NAME: When she'd been with me about 3 months, she was playing with the snow globes in the dining room while I was cleaning the bathroom. I told her to put the snow globe down. She came running in and asked how I knew. I told her I now had "mommy eyes in the back of my head." Later, when I sat down, she started parting my hair in the back. This continued halfway down my back. All of a sudden, with eyes as huge as I'd ever seen, she said, "You don't have eyes in the back of your head .... you're a WITCH" Took me about 3 months to get her to come near me after that.

Well, when I had to come up with an online name, she looked at me like I was nuts as I struggled to come up with something that fit me. "Duh, Mom, redwitch." And I've been RW ever since. (Yes, the hair is red and I think she now pronounces the W with a B.)
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:37 PM
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Simple. The picture is me enjoying one of my passions in life. That was taken in front of one of many a favorite winery in Sonoma CA. Life is to short to drink cheap wine. ;D My ID is also part of a favorite passtime l2ridehd is short hand for "love to ride Harley Davidsons".
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Avista is the name of the street on which I lived in Tampa. The picture is real.
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My picture is of my Missouri Fox Trotter, Rusty I plan to get a new pic this summer of my two horses..
The pic of me was taken this past summer..The Villages Florida

My name of course is my real name..The Villages Florida
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brightspot: That is what my children and grandchildren are in my life. The Villages Florida



01: When I chose this nic years ago someone already had taken it on the site I was on so I had to add the numbers behind it to get it.



My pic: I was in a flamboyant mood at the time. The Villages Florida It will change often-sometimes you'll see the real me and others times you won't.

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Well, mine's pretty easy. Kathie is my real name and that's me in the picture a few years ago (acting shy, of course :redface but its how I still feel today:

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Glamorous, charismatic, fun-loving

and... ummmm.. let's see what other adjectives did the thesaurus mention...

oh yes, a lot younger and skinnier.....

Oh Well, I can dream, can't I!!!

Ok, Barbi, now explain your picture please. Thanks, Kathie
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OK Barbi! I've been waiting for this. You have to tell us about yours too! By the way great Topic to put out there, I love it!!!!

Mine is so easy its boring! its me, (just a few short years ago) LOL! Time goes so fast I just cant remember how long ago it actually was! (And if you believe that one, well you know the rest)

Thats my real name and Im wondering if its really a good thing to be so darn honest! Live and learn.

It was taken in Hawaii and the bird I fell in love with in a pet shop. They tried to convince me to buy as much as I wanted that birdie, wouldnt hear of it. They basically stuff them in a cardboard toilet paper roll and ship it to you by air. Couldnt stand the thought.

So tell us Barbie who is the gorgeous girl in the picture?????
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Name comes from my South African heritage, Ouma is Grandma in Afrikaans, and 1938 is the year I was born. So, ouma1938.

The picture is of one of my birds, a cockatiel ("rooster"tiel when its censored) named Loopy. He is a little love and gives me a wolf whistle first thing every morning. Its fun to wake up to.
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The picture is me 20 years ago and the name I stole from LAMONT CRANSTON............
da shadow do !!!! fumar
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:12 AM
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English,
If I read you right, English teacher and TV?. I know who to call on for help with my TOTV messages & typing.


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Barbi? Is that Tom Cruise's wife the model ummmmm????
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I think I owe a big thanks to all who answered. You are wonderful!! However I still see a lot of interesting names unexplained so keep the posts coming. I had so many thoughts as I read your replies I decided to capture them in one note.

Hope2B My real name is Barbara --- professional photo just a few women years back and similar to your name. I know, boring I may change my name to something with more spirit if I can figure out how do it.

RedWitch - loved your story and photo. Shows compassion and fun. I doubt your daughter uses the B.

I2ridehd You too are inspiring me to change my name to something with more passion.

Avista new years resolution to live on a street in TV by year end

English Im still guessing at yours but think I got it

Donna I love horses and your choice of picture

Brightspot I think a few guys are interested in the picture and agree grandchildren are your name.

Kathie You know Im looking for Ken and need your help. Im counting on you.

Barb1191 I want to be in that picture too.

Nonie Youre not boring and I like your name. Glad you didnt ship the bird.

Ouma1938 Learned a new name for grandma. You and Nonie need to get together for birdie fun day.

Great Fumar I bow to you.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:04 AM
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Come on handie I'm the one asking the question. Lets hear your answer first.


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Barbi? Is that Tom Cruise's wife the model ummmmm????
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