getting a picture in my mind of a f ellow mylotter

@Hatley (164485)
Garden Grove, California
June 25, 2012 11:29am CST
Hi all my friends here.I read several discussions from this young male mylotter and in my mind I could see what I imagined he looked like based on how he wrote his discussions and responses. I got to wondering, am I alone in this or do any others get actual pictures in their mind of how certain mylotters may look? your take fellow mylotters.One mylotter always makes me think a bit of Dennis the menace lol lol lol.This discussion is only for fun and not to put anyone down at all ever. not a serious discussion but one to hopefully make some smile.
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Hi Hatley, I know what you mean. Alot of us do not have our pictures up on myLot. So one can only imagine what the other person looks like. I hope you have been well. I have been away from MyLot for awhile. I really should get back into it. Hugs
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi MaryLynn you have been away a while. I was off line myself when my computer did a melt down and took the monitor with it, my son rebuilt it from scratch then got me a new to me used led monitor so now am' back in business and mylotting trying to catch up. also m y imagining what mylotters look like so far has me batting zero,. hard to really tell from words how someone looks.
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• United States
25 Jun 12
So true Hatley. But, one can usually place a kind heart and face from words. You definitely have a kind face and heart. Glad to hear your son was able to get you back online. Hugs
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
thanks so much for your kind words they mean a lot to me really.I am so glad to be back and it feels so good. lol,.
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@Jennib1 (62)
• South Africa
25 Jun 12
I guess I am also too new here to start thinking of how my fellow mylotters might look like, as I am still so busy concentrating on posting correctly so as not to offend anyone as well as not to break any rules. It does remind me though, when I used to work as a receptionist for a company. I used to form pictures in my mind of how someone looked like just by the sound of their voice, and then when I eventually met them they never looked liked as what I had imagined.
@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Jennib welcome to MyLot. I hope you have fun here with the rest of us.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi gardengerty and jennib welcome to mylot hope you enjoy being here and relax, you will do fine, just don't stress it or sweat it at all., remember like the book most things we stress about are little things, not worth stressing over. Yes the few times I have formed a mental picture of a mylotter then seen their photo I was completely wrong. lol lol One mylotter from /england when Isaw his picture I almost drooled and Iamn an elderly lady. He was extremely handsome not at all as I had picture him from his posts.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
25 Jun 12
It's fun, especially when the person finally posts a picture and we can see if we were right or wrong or even close. For instance, a certain nice someone I know who lives in a retirement home looks in my mind like Irene Ryan. Not as she was in the Beverly Hillbillies but without the silly getup and makeup. Here's her photo: http://content9.flixster.com/photo/11/23/65/11236579_gal.jpg I often take a cue from the screen name. One of my friends I think of as a knight riding a horse, another as a sweet willowy waif with herding her cows and goats. Sometimes when I finally go to someone's profile page and see a picture they are nothing like I thought but it's always a nice surprise.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi dragon wow does she look different than she appeared in Beverly Hillbillies. for how I really look check me out on my Facebook account. I am the one with the quad cane and white hair wearing the loud sweater, same one I am wearing now. I havel long white hair. I do not look much like Irene Ryan but she a ctually did look rather pretty too. I am a lot tubbier too.lol.one whom I get a large charge out of as his discussions are so open and candid reminds'me ofan older Dennis the Menace. lol. I looked at his profile picture and he is really a cute young man.yes I often check profiles and I am rarely right but its fun to imagine.
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
25 Jun 12
Now ,I wonder how you and other mylotters picture me in your mind?
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi choybel well I get an image of a petite woman with dark hair'and dark eyes and a nice smile so am not sure if I am close or not.most'likely I am just guessing lol lol
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
I guess I have my nick to blame for that. I am male.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
see I goofed after all should have checked your profile.I am oftem mistaken for a man because of my user name which is just my last name I use it to honor my deceased husband whom I loved so much.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
25 Jun 12
I usually have a picture in my head of who I'm responding to and I have been quite surprised at times when I've found pictures of myLotters on other sites. I try to remind myself that my picture of them is probably just the opposite of what they are like, but it doesn't work.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi peavy I am the same way and like you I tell myself the picture I have in my miond of so and so probably is totally 'wrong. but I have to admit I had a pretty good idea of how one mylptter looked when I saw his avatar photo and' I was pretty near right on too.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Good for you! I have never been right!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi peavey well that was my o nly right one. lol lol
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@echoforever (5192)
• United States
25 Jun 12
I haven't been around enough I guess to have this. The one about Dennis the Menace made me giggle. Sometimes I also have a hard time with pictures in my mind... I think it has a name but I don't know it. What I usually have in my mind are either sounds or words! So this might not ever happen to me in the same way it does for you.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi echoforever don't put yourself down as I just have a wicked imagination is all. And too I imainge 99 percent of all the peop;le I think lot a certain way would be just the opposite too. funny I have equated sounds at times too with'oeople i know, and the one sound I felt discribed my father was a sort of hiss. He was a bitter, unhappy man who trusted nobody and I often wondered if he trusted himself. he was angry so much of the time so that is where the hiss sound came in,.
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• United States
25 Jun 12
Your description of your dad reminds me of mine. You must have a vivid imagination is all, mine, only for certain things can I get such vivid descriptions! Keep and use that imagination for great things!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi echo I write fiction not published but I still have fun
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• United States
25 Jun 12
I also do that sometimes! But though I've never had the chance to verify my vision, I usually think to myself, "I'm probably way wrong!" lol I tend to envision people as looking a little bit like their avatars, like that would be the colors of the clothes that they wear or if their avatar is of something hip then they're young and if their avatar is of something traditional then I think that they're older. I'm curious, what do I look like to you?
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi allyof therain I think I have envisioned you as slim, a bit tall but sort of mysterious looking,as though you have a romantic streak in you.and of course I could be completely wrong too., lol just a guess and just for fun anyway.its funny when I was working in the library I had envisioned my managers husband as short and maybe a bit bald but when he came to pick her up oh myG he was tall dark and handsome for sure. one of the other pages whispered oh myg hes gorgeous wow.And he really was too. she was actually a rather pretty woman too.
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• United States
26 Jun 12
Oh, well I am slim and a bit on the tall side. I don't know if I look mysterious! lol I'm going to start asking random friends of mine if I look mysterious, lol. That's a really funny story! It usually happens the opposite way for me... I picture someone tall dark and handsome and wind up seeing a short bald guy. Or a tall guy with a big curly beard.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
or the person I imagined as a patron of the library I had neve r seen before was good looking turned out to be short,bald and with a high pitched almost falsetto voice.Iknow my mouth flew open seeing the real person behind the name. ;
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• Indonesia
25 Jun 12
Sometimes i do imagine when Im reading comments of some posting. Its like Im in a meeting discussing many deadline when Im login to mylot. There where some people that always give good reasonable comment, I dont know how they look like in real but I have their picture of my imagination.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi mrs.whitfield wow in the meeting and you log in. hope nobody minds. Yes I also get some pictures in my mind and always wonder if I even come a little close,.lol,. probably way off the mark but still it is fun to imagine and think about. I picture you as taller then m e,course everyone is taller than m e at five two, but you have dark brown hair and a quick smile.how far o ff am I? lol lol
@AmbiePam (50100)
• United States
25 Jun 12
I've seen GardenGerty. In my head you look like an older version of her.
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• Indonesia
25 Jun 12
I always wonder how @mysdianait looks like O_O in my picture she has charming personal :D
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@AmbiePam (50100)
• United States
25 Jun 12
I'm thinking black, shoulder length hair. Thin, about 5'6. I'm probably way off.
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@bunnybon7 (37404)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Jun 12
im thinking an older blonde bookish looking lady. pretty straight laced. way she talks on here
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
I do too Ms. Hatley, its like if you have been talking to the person over and over again you are beginning to have a mental picture of that person, just like when i am reading a book..
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi jazel_juan I do that too when readin a long novel,. I guess after reading discussions over an over you cannot help but picture the person a bit in my your mind.Of course when you see users who put their picture as an avatar you get a better picture of how they look lol ;ol
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
i do agree, like you Ms.Hatley i am picturing you right now, getting comfy infront of the pc, mylotting the night away
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi jazel__juan yep I have my glass of water on one side of me and am in my pink nightie and comfy as can be with air conditoner going as its hot out side, this afternoon and early evening. loll
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Yes I do and every time I am wrong. For example you Hatley. When we first started communicating I envisioned you as someone who was around 60, but when you told me your real age, I was like, wowyou type younger than you are... Now, I wonder what you think of me????
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
25 Jun 12
You got that right , I also thought he was younger because of his being smart and he knows typing well. I would not guess an elder can type a lot like that and be smart like that. He can express himself well in writing. It's a gift you got , hatley :)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Oh thing I have learned, stringer, is I never assume one is male or female until I know for sure. Hatley is a female.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hik carm and stringer my picture is with Lori olsen on my facebook account Iam the white haired one with the loud sweater which i am again wearing today and i am the one with the quad cane.sadly I now have to user a walker because of a bad fall, subsequent injury to my right knee. my user name throws people as its my married'last name.I used that in tribute to my husband whose been gone for a long time now.I also have stru k out so often with my mind pictures of mylotters too. stringer I am an unpublished writer who would love to be published.I just love to write fiction .carm I think of you as a published writer which will happen one of these days.just looking forward a bit.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
25 Jun 12
You probably is the only one in Mylot for having this exceptional talent, obviously you possess highly unusual sensory organ located inside your head to be able to gather into a picture of a fellow mylotter merely base on his writing, posting and discussion, not many people in the real world or Mylot world possess such type of imagination. Cool and a thump up for you!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi lampar oh but I am more often wrong than right so my gift if it is a gift is not very accurate. its just for fun as I would never say anything mean to hurt anyone.I do have a vivid imagination though.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
26 Jun 12
Hmmmmm.....Wonder if lampar looks like his avatar.(?)
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
26 Jun 12
Possibly more like one of his emotica.(?)
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
26 Jun 12
:-)... You made me smile, Hatley. You could have been my GrandMa. And oh, how would I love that. I actually never got grandparents' love. Grandpa never loved anything but his books. And Grandma, she was too busy to love anyone. You sure make perfect Grandma... Picturizing a fellow myLotter.. I was gonna say, I do not do it. But I remembered, that I've been doin' this all the time. I've set an approximate facial & physical structure of almost all my friends on myLot. There're a few who've updated their pics, but many, like me, prefer not to... LOL... It comes from within, its an impulse totally uncontrollable. Take care dear....
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
27 Jun 12
Wow Hatley... How did you know it? Yes, I'm all that... Please elaborate my dear, how did you know it? It is kind of Sherlock Holmes thing that you've done with great accuracy. I've not been physically ill, I have emotional stress... In fact, I wake up sweating at times fearing that I'm the one with twisted mind; as they call it.. I really can't be as good as you're. But I can say that you're way too energitic, despite of your age. Sweet and kind to all. A good Mom and a better GrandMa. You love to laugh and never hurt anyone...
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 12
just lost t en lines of comment grrrrr cop yi remembered your discussions or responses where you felt unwell due to emotional stress.I as a diabetic have to use something tgo stop stress for me as it shoots up my blood sugar. I imagine a huge plastic bubble around me thats stress proof and stress cannnot bother me. this does work thinking about wrong impressions mybest friend emailed ne that Mike David mysons friend had helped robbie myson move into a new apartment.I was upset and emailed my son he told me no he had not found one yet a nd all that mike was doing was helping him move some stuff out of storage into the place he is liviong now. then he surmised how one wrong assumption could escalate first Robbie moved into a new apt, the Ro bbie went to France to get an apt, then 'Robbie moved to the French riveara where he married a french girl then on to Robbie was already Marred to finally robbie is a bigamist all f rom the first wrong assumption.He had me really laughing at the steps he showed. lol lol lol.
• Australia
26 Jun 12
I try to confuse people. Even my pic is that of my startlingly handsome younger brother. I do hope the Irony button is working today. Lash
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi grandpa__lash,. the irony button is doing just great, I think you look sort of handsome there in your avatar, the hat gives you a certain panache.oh I loved to use that word just once,lol lol I don't think its your younger brother either but cou ld be wrong of course. My real picture is on myface book account I am sitting beside Lori of mylot I am the one with the white hair and quad cane. lol some here keep thinking iam a guy so they will be surprised to see I am an older lady. I say older,no since in making thins worse with old he he,. I am 85 though.my user name hatley is reallyh my married last name. I have been widowed for some time.,
• Australia
26 Jun 12
I am 5'6" and roly poly as I age. My younger brother, the Gods bless his greedy little soul, is a 6'0" beanpole, former pilot, and gay into the bargain, and looks like an escapee from a 1940s British war film. I, on the other hand, really like the ladies. This is not his picture on my profile . Lash
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi grandpa lash I knew it, itws mot your brother. I too am sort of rolyp oly mores so I am sure than you. I am a diab etic so am trying to l ose more weight.Ifound out I had low thyroid so am on thyroid med and its helping me to to lose a little weight. I am a shorty like the song 5ft 2 and i have dark blue green eyes and long white hair,.i got another praising comment but addressed you are a nice smart intgelligent old man. okay last time I looked I am still a female. a mrs. hatleyl lol lol
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
26 Jun 12
Haha! Dennis the Menace! Well, I do that a lot too, now that you ask me.. I think I do that to everyone! I'm now imagining you with a black framed glasses, with bangs cut straight, and in pony tail... how far am I? haha.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
h i lore nope long white hair, blue rimmed glasses I did wear bangs but let all my hair grow long so you are partly right and I am 'a shorty only five two, Yes I pictured Denis in reading the discussion about the boy who got the horrid hair cut and how upset he was, He is older than he sounds as he starts college in July and was worried he would look gross, unlike Dennis this boy is 21 with dark hair. I was touched at how worried he was and at the barber who actually cut him while cutting his hair.I told him He should have refused to pay seeing he was not given the cut he wanted and the barber also wounded his head.You are a guy? medium tall 'with dark hair and eyes am I even close lol probably not. lol I would wear my hair ina pony tail but that takes two good arms and my left arm lost a lot of movement when I fell a few years aog and fractured it so badly I had to have a shoulder joint replacement.in spite of a lot of therapy I did not get back a lot of use so I cannot lift my left arm up to help make a pony tail of I would do that.so you came closer than you thought.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Haha, i usually imagine people after reading discussions as well, but sometimes I can imagine without any idea... well, I'm actually a girl! and I have long black hair and dark eyes.. so that was almost right.. and i wear black framed glasses. I'm sorry you can't make a ponytail any more... it must be very hot during the summer!!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 12
hi lore I had an idea I was wrong as you do not sound like a g uy. my apologies. yes I am wondering if there's some sort of a clip I could use one handed to get my hair up off my neck. I am going to have to check to see if I can find something easy to use.Usually I do check peoples profiles to be sure of which gender as sometimes it does matter in a response to a discussion. I may have to get a hair cut if it gets hotter. today its really warm,.I just turned on the air conditioner as its hot in here and o ur room faces the west.
@pjha1975 (214)
• India
25 Jun 12
:) U know, I've never perceived my Lot discussions that way. Actually, I am not too much on my Lot so I guess I should not say anything. But, this kind of a situation rarely happens to me... It would be fun to do this, actually - imagining how people look like by just reading their responses to various discussions... I am not sure too many people put their real pic up on my Lot.. But, it would be fun to try imagining how my Lotters look like by just reading their responses to discussions... I guess it would be difficult, actually... :)
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jun 12
hi pjha yes it would be hard to be really close as we just are going by what they have written but at times its fun to su ppose what they look like as long as we do not hurt any ones feelings by actually telling them what we think they look like. this is mean to be a fun discussion not anything serious or hurtful in anyway.i know a lot of people do not put their own pictures'on mylot for some really valid ones. One time a few years back a mylotter was attacked by man who had stalked her before when she made the error of posting her own picture. so a lot of peopel will 'not take chances with their own photos. me I am not photogenic'so will not put my own picture on here.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
26 Jun 12
You mean we've had a really bad lot here on mylot? Was this stalker subsequently removed from mylot? Or (Alice, please take note) is he still on mylot because the Guidelines don't cover his sort of behaviour (Or maybe they do? But bone idleness forbids me to check and plain stupidity prevents me from seeing an obvious answer if, indeed, an obvious answer exists)? In our local soup kitchen (UK), one of our clients is a lovely (and I mean lovely - actually, I don't think I've seen her for a while) American lady. When somebody started taking pictures for fund raising purposes, she came forward with a vehement objection, not on her own account, but on somebody else's. Apparently (somewhere else) someone she knew had been trying to escape from violence and then traced by her enemy(-ies) to the area in question through and then had suffered as a result. Bless her, she wanted to avoid a repeat performance in our neck of the woods.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
this was several years back.her father intervened, getting court order to stop the man from harassing her, but finally the father just moved the whole family to avoid the staler completely .she told her story but has fake user name and no picture on her avatar either.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
26 Jun 12
It is interesting when you think about it. There are people here that I do have images of that have never shown a picture of themselves that it makes me wonder, and then there are people in here we know what they look like even if their profile pictures, like mine, are yrs. old. It would be interesting sometime to see pictures of some of the ones we are friends with just to see how much our perceptions of them are correct.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 12
hi tina yes it is as I had built up a real picture of what lori of dumbmblonddizzy looked like and I was nervous meeting her as I thought she would be very petite and very well dressed but when I met her she was tall and chunky with strawberry blonde hair and a lovely smile and so warm hearted. I liked her realy a lot more then the phony picture I had of her.
• India
26 Jun 12
Hatley, It is really hard to imagine a person with his writings, i never imagine a person in this sort. Good to hear that you imagined one of your mylot friend using his writing style.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi vidhyaprakash yes it is hard and most of the t ime I am way off in what I imagine a person looks like.I imagined s everal here but onl y once was I close. Our writing style maybe veryt different from our personal stle too and while its fun to try,you rarely gueess the right attributes anyway.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
26 Jun 12
I've had that feeling before. Once I found out what they looked like I was really surprised and that's even happened with you hatley. You are on a group I am a member of and I've seen you post there. I'm sure you've seen me post there as well. Not sure you'd even believe it was me by my personality here.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi somecowgirl yes I have posted off and on in facebook butlove my lot more.I well have to check in face book for you as I probably sawyou and did not realize who I was looking at.so I w ill do so me checking lol
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
26 Jun 12
Yes I try to picture what some of my friends on mylot look like who don't have a photo of themselves as an avater. I probaly don't do a very good job trying to picture most people! Yes you aren't the only one who does this!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 12
hi blue65packer I am glad I am not alone i n this sort of silly but fun imaging what all my friends here may look like. I usually do strike out in my picture of them., I know Lorie who is in my photo with me is not at all like I pictured but wow her personality was so warm hearted and easy to talk too, I felt like I had known her for a long time though we had just met face toface when she stopped to see me here at Gold Crest. I am the white haired lady with the quad cane. lol She is sort of a strawberry blonde and a very'lovely person too.