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January 31st, 2010


11:54 am - A couple things


The icon is a new one, or at least I do not recall having used it yet. Some company (not ACME) was making those for the 'Year of the Ox' and it seemed to fit. I cannot afford the actual item, but I can make a nice little icon from a picture of it. I might as well use it before the 'Year of the Ox' is over.

I would also like to point out that while I have an entry on WikiFur and the place has no policy against editing or even creating one's own entry, I do not edit it at all. It seems a bit too much of "tooting one's own horn(s)" - or maybe I'm a just a bit 'old school' about some things.


Current Mood: [mood icon] calm
Current Music: Wash Jones - Squirrel Nut Zippers

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August 27th, 2008


06:42 pm - Phillumeny icon


Phillumeny is a fancy name for collecting match related things, if you haven't worked that out. Unlike with the bottle caps, the generic matchbook icon is easy. It's exactly that, a generic matchbook.

Adding to my matchbook collection is a bit harder than adding the bottle caps. Metal crown caps are still used and not just on beer bottles, where they're still the main cap. Nowadays, not every bank or business has a bowl or jar of matchbooks on a counter as a means of advertising. Matches aren't just for lighting cigarettes, but it seems that as fewer places allow smoking (and I prefer that as getting that tobacco smoke smell out of my fur is quite a chore), fewer places advertise with matchbooks. Or at least they don't have them in plain sight.

This one was a happy find as it works so well for the icon.


Current Mood: [mood icon] pleased

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August 19th, 2008


12:10 pm - Happy National Aviation Day


Since the writing in the icon is too small to read, her name is Amoolia. I don't know just what sort of aircraft that is.


Current Mood: [mood icon] cheerful

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August 18th, 2008


06:58 pm - This icon was inevitable


You just knew that an ACME bottle cap had to appear eventually, right? Well, here it is.


Current Mood: [mood icon] okay

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05:35 pm - Generic bottle cap icon


Back in March I was wondering about a bottle cap icon. Now I have one, and it's not anything I thought of then, nor is it the suggestion I got.

It's a piece of candy. I had forgotten about Bottle Caps candy until a few weeks ago when I saw some. I bought a box (the oversized kind you find in movie theaters) just to get this image. Now, here it is. The candy caps are smaller than the real things.


Current Mood: [mood icon] pleased
Current Music: (Goodbye Broadway) Hello Montreal - Waring's Pennsylvanians

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June 24th, 2008


08:54 pm - New icon


I'm no artist, or at least not much of one. But I do have an art icon now, thanks to Brainerd, Minnesota's promotion featuring Babe, the legendary ox that did the real work for that Bunyan guy. The logo used by www.theoxtrot.com was too good to pass up. It needed some work since I am not blue. It's a pretty crude modification, but it will do.

I like the name oxtrot, but I hadn't heard of it before. Then, I'm not much of a dancer either.


Current Mood: [mood icon] almost creative

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March 22nd, 2008


01:35 pm - Bottle cap icon?


I was looking around and realized I never put anything in the interests section of this journal, so I added a few things. Nothing fantastic, just that the space is no longer empty. Then I realized there are 300 icon spaces and I use only 14 of them so far. Adding one or two for hobbies won't cause trouble. Deciding on them is another matter.

One hobby or mild interest of mine is collecting bottle caps. I am not all that serious about it. I haven't been looking for any special cap, not gotten involved with trading. Just that if I happen across a crown cap, I save it. Sometimes it's something someone saved, and occasionally I'll see one left as litter, but mostly the caps are off of things I've tried. Some things I only try once, and not just for the cap!

What all this adds up to is that I think I ought to have an icon that is a picture of a bottle cap. But which one? I'd rather it be of something I'd be willing to drink, and not just to get the cap. Something I wouldn't mind trying again. There are few possibilities. It could be from water or soda, thus non-alcoholic. Or it could be a plain color cap which would be rather generic, or it be plainly from some beer.

And those have more choices: Which one? Which color? And again which one? I think I'd like something with some pattern or image, but not much text. That seems to leave out the water and sodas. Acme Ale caps might seem obvious, and don't get me wrong, Acme ales are good. I drink them occasionally when I feel like a change of pace. I just prefer porters.

Of course all the icons I have so far are bovine (most are pictures of me, after all) and maybe I should stay with that. Yet the only bovine bottle caps I know about are for Schlitz. I've never tried that, so I don't have that cap. Evidently there are a couple different colors. I only know of one fellow who says he likes Schlitz, which isn't exactly encouraging. Just how is it?

I am not being very decisive. Perhaps you can help:


Poll #1212 Bottle cap icon
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What should I use for a bottle cap icon?

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Go with something obviously non-alcoholic.
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Use an ACME Ale cap. - You're the face of ACME.
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Try a Schlitz. - You'll get another cap. Maybe even the one to use.
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Go with a simple solid color.
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Something with a pattern and no text.
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Make up something.
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I have an idea, see my comment about it.
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December 23rd, 2007


03:30 pm - Slow day


It's a nice slow Sunday afternoon. A time when boredom can easily set in. And this icon shows boredom well, doesn't it? Fortunately I am not really bored. I am just showing off another icon.


Current Mood: [mood icon] pleased

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December 20th, 2007


09:35 pm - Sleep icon


Still tired. But at least now I can get some sleep, and even have the icon to show it.


Current Mood: [mood icon] sleepy
Current Music: Anvil Chorus

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06:19 pm - Tired icon


Actually, I am a bit tired. And now I have an icon that shows it. No, I have two icons that show it. This is one of them.


Current Mood: [mood icon] tired
Current Music: Auntie Maggies Remedy - George Formby

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December 18th, 2007


07:51 pm - Happy icon!


Yay! Happy fun icon!


Current Mood: [mood icon] cheerful

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06:22 pm - More iconage!


Just a quick break from things to show off another new icon. This is for sad/disappointed. Fortunately I don't actually feel sad or disappointed at all.


Current Mood: [mood icon] working

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06:13 pm - And another icon


This is the one that was puzzling. I'm told it's supposed to be "quizzical curious" though I don't recall posing with that expression. Anyway, it's another new icon. This completes the set from one person. There will be more.


Current Mood: [mood icon] calm

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December 16th, 2007


01:40 pm - Another icon


This one is clearly for bewilderment or puzzlement. Right now I'm just a bit puzzled what the third icon indicates. You'd think I'd know, wouldn't you?


Current Mood: bewildered

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December 15th, 2007


12:40 pm - New icon(s)


When I was at Midwest FurFest this year, I saw about getting some more icons. Today some of them arrived. I'm using the "Anger" icon right now just to show it off. I'm actually in a pretty good mood, really.


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November 11th, 2007


09:05 am - Wide open spaces...


That last post reminded me, even with a free IJ account I have 100 icon slots. And right now I have a whole four icons, leaving 96 slots open.

My next big set of deliveries will be at Midwest FurFest next weekend. When I'm not delivering things or otherwise occupied I should see about having a few more icons made. I'm a bit new to all this so does anyone have any suggestions for what I ought to get?

Thank you.


Current Mood: [mood icon] curious

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09:00 am - A new icon.


At RCFM 5 (2007) Brim kindly gave me a nice bovine plush toy. That's it in this new icon. Thanks Brim!


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