The new avatar

wg_bent Posted By wg_bent, Oct 11, 2006 at 11:27 PM

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  1. wg_bent

    wg_bent
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    Worked great as a picture and a great post, so hats off to Spike...doesn't quite translate into an avatar. I'm SOOOOOOOO bummed
     
  2. Roospike

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    :down: .........It dindnt look good sized down ? or the forum wouldn't take it because it was too large ?
     
  3. wg_bent

    wg_bent
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    Interesting...It showed up on my other computer. But you really couldn't tell what it was.

    edit..it was too big...I'll size it down with picasa
     
  4. Roospike

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    I finally found the right size. down to 16% ..........Here ya go brother. Make sure you delete the old Avatar before up loading the new one.
     

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  5. wg_bent

    wg_bent
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    What do you guys see for my Avatar now? Look o.k.?
     
  6. suematteva

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    looks the same
     
  7. wg_bent

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    Yeah, seems blurry or something. I uploaded the original and Spikes smaller version, both do seem the same.
    I think I'll keep it for a while.
     
  8. suematteva

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    It does seem blurry,

    maybe just a blow up of elm bark!!!

    Was thinking of you 2 weekends ago, I was cutting on a log pile and there were 4 logs of elm 10-14 inch diameter and 8 ft long...made me smile..
     
  9. Roospike

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    I up loaded the small one i posted and this is what it looks like. Does it look blurry to anyone ?
     
  10. hardwood715

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    no looks fine and mixed colors, normal, warrens is all one copper type color
     
  11. BrotherBart

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    "Honey. Does this avitar make my butt look big?"
     
  12. Roospike

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    No dear , but could you please change it , i dont think it brings out the color in your eyes. ;-) ha.

    Where did ole' ELMer go anyway .........?..........
     
  13. Harley

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    Looks good now.... the only thing it needs is a big 'ole elm looming in the background
     
  14. wg_bent

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    Hey!!!! That's my avatar...o.k. Spike gets the credit!!!!!! I like that one much better very clear.
     
  15. wg_bent

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    No honey...it's your huge A$$ that makes it look big!! (PC?)
     
  16. BikeMedic2709

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    Warren,

    Curiosity has gotten the best of me. In your signature line you have "Slainte Mhath." Can you enlighten me?
     
  17. Roospike

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    Alright Warren , Now that you seen the avatar working ............I'll go back to mine. ;-P
     
  18. wg_bent

    wg_bent
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    Slainte Mhath means literally "Good Health" - slainte translates
    vaguely as health, "mhath" is the feminine form of "math" (pron.
    "maa"). In Scots Gaelic, we aspirate to make an adjective feminine.
    Thus the name "Mairi" (Marie) is given extra feminine emphasis by
    aspiration - "Mhairi" (pron. "Varry").

    It is a gaelic word, Irish, gaelic
    (scottish), and welsh are all related languages.

    Pronounce "slainte mhath" "Slanzh'va", and utter it
    when someone buys you a drink!

    To all you wood burners...I do hope for all of you...Good health...Slainte Mhath!!!!!!!!!

    I'm an old fan of the band Marillion and the lead singer Fish. Some very impressive musical work.

    The lyrics:


    A hand held over a candle in angst fuelled bravado
    A carbon trail scores a moist stretched palm
    Trapped in the indecision of another fine menu
    And you sit there and ask me to tell you the story so far
    This is the story so far

    Shuffling your memories dealing your doodles in margins
    You scrawl out your poems across a beermat or two
    And when you declare the point of grave creation
    They turn round and you to tell them the story so far
    This is the story so far

    And you listen with a tear in you eye
    To their hopes and betrayals and your only reply
    Is slinte mhath

    Princes in exile raising the standard drambuie
    Parading their anecdotes tired from old campaigns
    Holding their own last orders commanding attention
    We sit here and listen to all of the story so far
    This is the story so far

    Take it away
    Take it away
    Take it away
    Take me away
    Take me away
    Take me away
    Take me away
    Take me away

    From the dream on the barbed wire at flanders and bilston glen
    From a clydeside that rusts from the tears of its broken men
    From the realisation that all weve been left behind
    Is to stand like our fathers before us in the firing line

    Waiting on the whistle to blow
    We stand here waiting on the whistle to blow
    They promised us miracles, and the whistle still blows
    Broken promises but the whistle still blows
    Waiting on the wistle to blow
    We stand here waiting on the wistle to blow
     
  19. Roospike

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    Damn Warren ........... Are you going to share that case of beer or are you going to drink it all by your self ? %-P
     
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