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Fun with Avatars

I recently moved to a new team at work. As part of the new team, each person has been tasked with creating a unique avatar for themselves so we can track work visually and for team camaraderie. I’m not sure why, but I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time on this.

At first, I settled on my picture from the OSU game when I dressed as Harry Dunne in the blue tuxedo from Dumb and Dumber. However, when I saw it printed, it didn’t have the pizzazz I wanted. After much more deliberation, I decided on a sweet picture of Sterling Archer. As great as the picture was (below), it still seemed lacking because it wasn’t personal.

Archer with Mustache

Last week, I finally had the epiphany I’ve been waiting for. A picture from ‘The Lion King’ holding the baby lion up, but instead of the baby lion, it would be my face (personal note…. I’ve never seen the actual movie so I don’t know the names of the characters. I think the lion is Simba and the monkey holding him up is Baboo, Mustafa or Yogi). After talking to some creative folks on the team who know photoshop, the wheels were in motion. Below are the two pictures that were submitted. The first is so bad that it’s good, and the second looks professionally done. At the end of the day, I think I have one of the best avatars on the team and couldn’t be happier! Now, the only choice is what picture do I use?


Picture 1


Picture 2

If you have a preference or have other great ideas, as always, drop a note in the box below.

Ohio State vs. Penn State in Pictures!

One of my favorite Ohio State games that I’ve had the pleasure to attend was October 30, 2010 at the University of Minnesota. If I remember correctly, the the game wasn’t particularly close and the outcome was never in doubt (after looking it up, OSU won 52-10). What made the game stand out was how much fun the Minnesota student section was having. The majority came in costume and cheered and danced and had a wonderful time despite their team getting crushed. It was exactly what the college football atmosphere is supposed to be.

IMG_9093This picture was taken about 30 minutes before kickoff in 2010

Fast forward to this year, the University of Minnesota had a noon kickoff versus the University of Nebraska. I watched part of the game on tv. Again, it looked like many fans were dressed up, including Goldy Gopher in the coolest mascot costume of the year (pictured below).


Back in June, one of my gifts to my groomsmen was that I would take them to an OSU game of their choice. Jonny-boy quickly took the Penn State game on the last Saturday before Halloween. When we were discussion our plan for the game, I told him how awesome it was in Minnesota with everyone dressed up and he was very quickly convinced that costumes were the way to go.

After more planning than I care to mention, we decided on Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas in their orange and blue tuxedos from the Dumb and Dumber movie. After a bunch of research, we found a set on Amazon and were good to go. I can honestly say this was one of the best times I’ve had at an OSU game. Below are the pictures with quick descriptions.

20131026_173733Me in my Harry Dunne outfit. I was in such a
hurry that I left my cane at home. Not smart
on my part

IMG_2112We parked and had a fellow Buckeye fan take a picture
of us posing in our costumes. We added the Buckeyes to make
sure everyone knew what team we were for

IMG_2114Our first view of Ohio Stadium. It looks absolutely
beautiful draped against the sunset. One of my favorite
places on earth

IMG_2116Since I forgot my cane, I needed a prop so we made
IOU’s all night since they’re as good as cash!

IMG_2118People were constantly asking for pictures with us

IMG_2130Our seats in the stadium. The seats were in the front row under the
press box so I’m sure we can be unintentionally seen in lots of pictures

IMG_2140After the game, we found the only other OSU fan with a costume

As I mentioned, we only saw one other fan in costume, which was a disappointment. We had a blast and hope we started a trend at Ohio State. In the end, the game turned into an afterthought because I got my wish and Ohio State won by 49 points. For anyone thinking of dressing up to next year’s Halloween game…. I’d recommend the words of Harry Dunne…. “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!”

If you have any thoughts on the costume or want to drop an idea for a costume for next year, please use the comment box below.