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Old 12-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #21
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Oh my, it's December 21 and I didn't change mine. Oh no!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #22
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You know what is common about these new avatars?

When I look at them, all I see is red. Yes, red!
All I see is RED -- Retired, Extremely Dangerous

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:07 PM   #23
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OK. I'm getting with the spirit. Here's a bigger copy of my holiday avatar so you can read the caption:
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #24
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Purrrrfect choice, Purron!
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I changed mine because of peer pressure.
I also succumbed and changed it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #26
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I never get tired of looking at mine so I'll keep it. It is a part of the goal after all. And we just recently decided to move ER up a little, as in, we're moving down this coming summer. DW will be RE and I'll be working part-time for awhile. It will get me a little closer to 59 1/2 and help compensate for the accelerated schedule. But I'll be working part-time in the land of the Mayans so not a bad trade-off. Anyway, I'll keep my avatar, for now, and maybe consider changing once the view is full-time.
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If I knew how to put a Santa hat on mine I would.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #28
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:43 AM   #29
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I could change this avatar to a speculum, but I don't think people would like this...
I came to the same conclusion about changing mine to Mr. Hankey.
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If I knew how to put a Santa hat on mine I would.
Post a full-size image and I'll see what I can do with it. Even in Photoshop a 120 pixel image is a bit small to work with.
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I also succumbed and changed it.
I am proud to see such good results from my badgering!
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I am proud to see such good results from my badgering!
If this was England I'd be calling for an increased badger cull.
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If I knew how to put a Santa hat on mine I would.
Here's one, made by our Janet H. Just right click on it and choose to save it on your computer. Then upload as an avatar. And Merry Christmas!
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Janet and W2R,

Thanks, I appreciate it. Merry Christmas to you both! (It's gotten so bad with political correctness today I hesitate to wish anyone a Merry Christmas which I think sucks.)

I was reading through the thread and when someone asked for a larger image I got caught up in that. The original I have is just 88X88 pixels but I was able to enlarge it after fooling around (guessing how to do it). But then I saw your post so I'll save this one!
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:15 PM   #37
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I came to the same conclusion about changing mine to Mr. Hankey.
That Mr. Hankey thing is pretty disgusting. I know it's supposed to be humor from 8 year olds but despite all the obnoxious SP stuff the MH thing is the worst IMO.

Now Terrance and Phillip, that's funny! Never could get enough of those 2 guys!

P: "Oh, hello Ugly Bob."
UB: "Hello Terrance, hello Phillip."
T: "My God, you're looking hideously ugly today Ugly Bob."
UB: "How come you guys say stuff like that?"
T: "Because you're God Damned ugly Bob."
UB: "I know, but..."
P: "Ugly Bob, your face looks like somebody tried to put out a forest fire with a screwdriver."
UB: "I can't help how I look. Besides, it's not what's on the outside that matters, it's what's on the inside."
T: "No it isn't."
T: "Want to see what's on the inside of me?"
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I changed mine back to a traditional stethoscope. Forget about speculae :-)
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I changed mine back to a traditional stethoscope. Forget about speculae :-)
Obgyn, I agree, I don't think a speculum would make the best avatar!

Speaking of stethoscopes, I have a little rant. It seems that whenever a physician is interviewed by the media or is photographed in a brochure, he or she is wearing a stethoscope, often a white coat too. That applies even if the physician is a researcher or administrator who never uses them. In my field (NICU) infection control requires that each patient have their own stethoscope. White coats (and ties) are proven vehicles for transmitting infection. Why do media persist with this outdated symbolism? Is the public so naive that people don't think you can be a "real doctor" unless you wear a stethoscope?
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Is the public so naive...
Naive is not the word that comes to mind...
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