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FB photo fun

FBFriends @ 23/08/07Thanks to Friend Block I can see all of my 238 friends profile pics in one place.

Some observations (NB, I can’t count very well) I leave it to you to suggest interpretations:

8 have not provided a picture at all and so are represented by a ‘?’

3 are represented by hand-drawn caricatures of themselves and 1 has a Simpsons avatar.

There is one cartoon character (Pinky), one stuffed toy and one toy cartoon character.

There is one cat in sunglasses and one cat with the mouth of a shark. One person is a pair of Lions, possibly copulating.

4 have some other form of graphic design (I can’t think of a better description at the moment).

Four people have pictures of themselves further processed with an imaging tool.

10 people have included other people in their profile pictures mostly people with their spouses and children.

Four people have pictures of themselves as children.

One person has two heads (or perhaps two faces)

Two people have their names in the shot.

21 of those who have photographs of themselves have chosen monochrome images. Most of these are men.

Of those with simple headshots about 30 are not looking into the camera.

Around 20 have one hand up to their face in some way.

7 are wearing sunglasses.

One person has a parrot. One person has a snake.

Yes. These are my friends.

[UPDATE: Since posting, it has come to my attention that two of the monochrome folk have gone coloured *AND* both put on shades - co-incidence or conspiracy?]

10 ways I make my life more difficult than it need be

I had a “Consider the lilies of the fields” moment yesterday and was inspired to twitter : “life is easy, effortless and always exceeds my expectations :)”

On reflection, these are the ways that I habitually squeeze the ease and effortlessness out of my life.

  1. I try to please all of the people all of the time
  2. I forget to call people I care about
  3. I have never taken a driving test
  4. I allow clutter to accumulate in my living and working spaces
  5. I worry
  6. I look for what I can get out of a situation instead of what I can give
  7. I start a new thing before I’ve finished the last
  8. I always look for ways to do the least possible to get by
  9. I don’t ask for what I want
  10. I don’t even admit to myself what I want

Oh, and 11. I take the whole thing waaaaay too seriously :D

Let’s see if I can make some small improvements…