Friday, June 26, 2009

I wanna be an Avatar...

Some mornings I wake up and look in the mirror... I see a few wrinkles, the same old eyes, the hair that I would cut weekly if I could be assured that it would grow back quickly (remember that cut 'n style Barbie thing? - that's what I want my own to be like)... I have debated the merits of colored contacts because as much as I love my brown eyes - change is fun right?

I like myself - I really do. If I weren't me I'd want to hang out with me... If I weren't me to the tune of being a guy not me I would SO want to date myself. See, I'm self obsessed even - so this isn't a lack of self esteem thing, it would just be SO CONVENIENT!

If I were a HUGE game player (which I am not... really) I would know all that stuff about creating a cool avatar - according to makeuseof.com it is very important to have a "stylish avatar"

Well the fact is... I kind of wish I were an avatar... want a tan? click here. New clothes? bing! what? weight issues - begone! Want your eyes to be a different shape? there are 59 to choose from! and eye color? okay - let's see... brown, green, blue, hazel... okay - they have 24 to choose from, maybe they're not so concerned with reality.

Did I just say Reality? of COURSE they're not concerned with reality! Because in reality I can't just try on 80 hair styles in 24 colors to see what I want to look like today. Of course, if I could... I probably would. True story - I'm just like that! I would tell you how many hair colors I experimented with in the HS days... but my kids sometimes read this :)



in just SECONDS, I could be ANY of those people... maybe...

F.Y.I. - in the amount of time I wasted trying to find a site where I could create an avatar (free was crucial) and actually be able to keep it to post... I could have gotten ready for a grand ball... of course, I couldn't have grown my hair out and changed my eye color...

with nods of acknowledgement to planetcreation.co.uk - even though I couldn't save my pouty looking girl with the 3-D glasses, zwinky.com - even though they don't like Macs, a bunch of others that didn't seem to work... sorry, for now you're stuck with Audrey :)

9 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you come by again! I would love it if I could change my appearance just like that.

Kristina P. said...

You would be a sexy avatar!

Alicia said...

oh to be an avatar...life would just be so easy!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I keep waiting to hear about your new job. Details please.

val of the south said...

I once signed up for a yahoo thing just so I could create an avatar...she was so darn cute too - I may have to go see if she still exists!

just the five of us said...

We were talking after master's class the other night, and we all discussed how we would change ourselves. One wants botox to fill in wrinkles, another wants veins done, and I want a lift and reduction. Magic wand, or genie where art thou?

Firefly said...

Hey T - interesting nerd note... did you know that Avatar comes from the sankrit word avatāraḥ. It is a Hindu word that means "the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape". Sorry just flying my freak flag on your blog. But I wonder if whoever made computer avatars knew this....?

Sher said...

I really need to read blogs more often but I'm having a hard time getting to it. Congrats on your new job -- what will you be doing?

If you were an avatar we might need you to introduce yourself every time we met because you'd have so much fun trying out different yous. That would be weird.

Sorry about Haven's stitches and I can understand the whole upset afterwards thing. Way to pull it together for Haven though.

I haven't totally caught up but I do enjoy reading your blog.

April said...

Would you be taller? I still love Audrey...she's classy! And you have an assignment from my blog...so quit with your new addiction and do it! :)