** Past 'Skeleton Action Figures" and sources can be found on my flickr.com page. Credit where credit is due.
50 New Things
This year I'm going to try to do at least 50 things I've never done before (I did not come up with this idea...but they say imitation is the highest form of flattery ;-). If you have ideas, feel free to make suggestions. I'll document them on the list below, with links if possible.
36. Played craps and roulette for the first time at a casino.
35. Visited the world's largest bead store (Shipwreck Beads).
34. Drove over a floating bridge
33. Flew in a helicopter!!
32. Visited Mount St. Helen's - wanted to see this for the past 30 yrs
The image to the left used to be the icon for my "Skeleton Action Figures" group on Flickr.com. Seemed kinda whimsical, while showing a skeleton "in action"...so to speak.
Today I got a message from a guy who was offended because he thought it looked like a swastika. Really.
I thought about responding with "It's a freakin' skeleton taking a crap, you schmuck!", but opted instead to point out that mayhaps he was being a smidge overly sensitive...nevertheless, rather than be construed as anti-Semitic, I would change the icon.
It's now Lesley's ND Fighting Irish skeleton. More appropriate anyway. At least until the "are you saying all Irish are drunken dwarfs?!" emails start coming in...