I enjoy the choices of avatars and occasionally wonder about "the back story" on some of the less obvious ones. I fully admit, JAMZMOM's dynamic avatar really inspired me here. I suspect there are some good stories out there about your avatars...share? Back in the day, my nickname was once "Attila the Hunnette," given to me by a curmudgeonly Navy chaplain. Would have been fun to find an animated avatar that fit. In my elder years, however, I have sedately chosen the Ann Hand "Fair Winds and Following Seas" pin given to me by family upon retirement from active duty. Shopping note for the ladies: If you aren't familiar with Ann Hand, http://www.annhand.com/, she is a well-known jewelry designer in Washington, DC. Known for her patriotic and military designs. There are pins for many of the services, and also a USNA crest pin. Almost a uniform item for civilian power women in DC. Also patriotic cufflinks, etc. for men. OK, that's my venture into off-topicity today.