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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Spring Avatar

I have had several comments about my new April/Spring Twitter avatar so I have to tell you that there is a story behind it.

First, for my pals not on Twitter that read my bloggie, here is the picture.

The story was way too long for the Twitter 140 characters and some of you haven't made it over to my replacement legal Facebook Fan Page, so I thought the bloggie was the best place for the story.

My mom used to be afraid of sunflowers. Yep, isn't that funny, I hear you all laughing. She is a bit sensitive about it now and has a hard time explaining why. Something about how tall they get and the fact they grew in her backyard and when the wind blew that got really spooky looking. She says it's also that big section in the center that looks creepy. It's kind of like faces.

The funny thing is she never really told anyone about her fear until about 5 years ago. Her mom was in the hospital in a town away from where we live and she and her two sisters were staying nearby. They went out to dinner at a Cracker Barrel and mom made the big mistake of mentioning her fear. Of course her sisters bought a giant sunflower to tease her with. She says she is over her fear but I see her shudder when she doesn't think anyone is looking. They had a bunch of really big ones by the drive thru of our drugstore last summer.

The other funny thing is my picture in the center of the sunflower. It's my picture where it looks like I'm sneezing. Well, mom gets seasonal sneezy - less from flowers more from from the yucky green pine tree pollen, but this is the month for that stuff!

So that's why the avi is a joke on mom.

Photo by Jim Simonson (rocketjim54) used under Creative Commons License


Frankie Furter said...

YOOOOOOODA... I can not believe that you told this about your mom. Butt it is kinda funny. heheehe... I'll just hope she doesn't see this post.

I am glad that you told it here beclaws I am not allowed to do the FB or Twittering thingys.

Just keep your mom away from this one.. OK???

Priscilla said...

Yupp! I can't believe you told us too! But we promise not to laugh!!

You look extra-adorable in that, especially in your sneezing face!!!!

Don't wear it around your head for too long, or mom will be afraid of you too!

Benny and Lily said...

Can't get springier than that, BOL
Benny & Lily

Bad Andy said...

It is funny ~ Yoda, you trickster! But it's also a very charming story of your mama's childhood. :)

How about daisies? ;)

Mariodacat said...

he he =- these mom's get silly ideas in their head don't they. I like dat picture of you - great idea.

Oskar said...

My mom person is thrilled because she just got a bouquet of sunflowers from a friend!

Nubbin wiggles,

The Thundering Herd said...

The hu-dad laughed thinking of how he and his sister are always equally as supportive of each other. Siblings love picking at each other, huh?