OT: What? the clean-shaven outnumber the bearded? "Yer Ugly Mug," etc.
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 4, 2003, 15:42|
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Andreas Johansson wrote:
> For some reason, the YUM claims that I'm 20 years old, despite correctly
> displaying my birht date as 17th Januar 1982. It's making a similarmistake
> with Christophe's age, and I think everyone who's already've had their '03
> birthday. Is this fixable?
What will be curious about this is seeing whether your age changes on the
YUM site once you've passed your birthday. I'm 49, and I'd like to stay
that way. :) Got my ugly mug up there, finally (what an ordeal with my
computer!), though it's a picture of me taken when I was 41. It's my
favorite picture, and the way I want to be remembered (hence the corny
"feathering" all around it). What different walks of life y'all are from!!
I noticed a strong interest expressed in science fiction; I guess that's not
surprising. As for expectations, I must say that Christophe Grandsire looks
as I imagined him to; and I do wish And Rosta would put a photo up. The
photo that someone posted of him was a close match of the picture I had of
him in my head. Surprises: Jeff Henning and his family in cowboy gear (what
a hoot!). Stone Gordonssen's dramatic photo. Vote for the conlanger who
looks the least like one's stereotype of an inventor of imaginary languages,
and he'd win it! <G> Notables: Rik Roots with the monkey, Byron Walker's
"most modest" picture--the landscape takes precedence. Bnathyuw: loved the
weird green metal submarine machine thingy in the background and the
dramatic lighting. Sylvia Sotomayor's most relaxed picture. It's a good
thing she pointed out which one of the four she was! (I knew; I met her!)
Someone else remarked several days ago that the women were mostly
dark-haired. I made a list of the number of men who were bearded (at least
in the pictures that were available). The clean-shaven men slightly
outnumber the bearded men. This has about as much meaning as the
dark-haired women, but there it is. David Paul Himes looks like Gandalf
with glasses. Great picture!
Yes, this is focussing on your faces... but remember I've got quite a number
of your surveys. So I'm interested in what you all look like.
This is a wonderful project, Peter... just fix the age glitch (especially
the one that turns me 50 on August 3)... and be proud that you've provided
us a way to see each other. This will undoubtedly promote even greater
camaraderie and politesse on the List. H.S.Teoh, who keeps claiming that he
looks perfectly normal, and not insane and maggelitous, should put his photo
up. I'd also like to see Padraic Brown and Andrew Smith. See if someone
can coax Matt Pearson and David Bell to put up profiles. And as an honorary
conlanger (or funlanger, or philolanger), Andrew Nowicki ought to set
something up there as well. <G>
Back to work...
Eskkoat ol ai sendran, rohsan nuehra celyil takrem bomai nakuo.
"My shadow follows me, putting strange, new roses into the world."