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50 Pieces of Flair! I feel so loved.

You've probably noticed that I've mentioned flair before - roughly, here-ish - so I won't go into another full explanation of what it is and where it came from and blah, blah, blah. The bad news is that currently, it is possible to display only 50 buttons. So I have hit the legal limit and will not be expanding anymore until they upgrade the system. But today, as I was rearranging my flair board to fit in another button, a realization struck me.

The flair system does allow you to grab things you like for yourself, and I'd wager that maybe 10 of my buttons came from there (i.e. from me). But the other 40-or-so came from friends and family. In some cases, I'm sure, it was just because the sentiment made the person laugh. In other cases, it's because that person was directly reminded of me. I realized that in a very strange and highly lopsided way, this little flair board is an excellent representation of what others think of when they think of me.

So let's take a poke at this thing, shall we? I can actually tell you exactly who it was that sent me each of these, but in the interest of... well, of keeping my friends, I think I'll just leave it anonymous. :-)

So everything can pretty much be bunched into 8 categories:

  1. Music
  2. 88 keys - 10 fingers, No problem
  3. Pretty Pictures
  4. Disco ball
    Black and white filigree
  5. Apple
  6. iPod Clickwheel
    It's Better/Get Over It
  7. Goofy TV/Video Game/Movie references
  8. My Patronus is a T-Rex
    Hey! Listen!
  9. Dachshunds
  10. :-) Heehee.
  11. Being crazy/irritable/random
  12. I am easily distracte... bunny
    I'm not as random as you think I salad.
  13. Coffee
  14. Addict
    Instant human - just add coffee
  15. Knitting
  16. Yarrrn

Note that all but 3 of my buttons came from just two different people (not counting me). So from this, you can deduce that: I love coffee and dogs, I'm a Mac person, I'm from or have lived in Kentucky, I'm a musician, I like Harry Potter/Wicked/Juno/Narnia, I'm married, I work too much, I'm a little abstract and I love naps (This last one is especially true). What do you think? Pretty close description?

So I challenge you, inter-web, to ponder your own personal flair board (Facebook or otherwise) and see what the buttons on your board say about you.

1 Comment

And your theme song should be "Somewhere out there". Please give your definition of flair to two old geezers.

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