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I’ve been an avid dog watcher for years. 


That’s not to say I want a dog – I move around too much for that - but I love the outpouring of enthusiasm that comes with our canine friends.


Enthusiasm is a fantastic quality, don’t you think?  Since I am kind of a wordy I looked it up.  It derives from the Greek, entheos (enthousiasmos), meaning “having the god within.”  Religion aside, it’s still an interesting tidbit.  I guess it goes to the (d-o-g) spelled backwards thing.


The reason I’m on this dog jag is the drawing of course.  Notice the two names?  I like that part – the ambiguity.  Obviously, Toto is Dorothy’s dog and Bobby is this dog but somehow I got confused and wrote Toto first and then had to amend it.  Now I call this Toto Bobby.  By the by, I met Toto Bobby while staying in a house in Portugal that was owned by a man who looked just like Austin Powers.  But that’s another mystery…


Like Toto Bobby, I can lay claim to a number of names.  Do you have that too?  Lots of names?  Right now, I can count 5 names I am called regularly and that’s not including things like honey and darling and lots of others like miss and excuse-me and and - - - And the funny part is that I haven’t actually chosen most of these names!  Interesting.


In fact as I write this I am realizing that everyone I know has many names and that this one name-one person notion is not true at all.  No wonder it’s been hard to get a handle on my identity, much less decide what to wear.  Turns out I’ve got a whole bunch of identities and they’ve mostly been ID’d by You.  Unsettling.


Here on artslant there are chances for names also.  (And don’t be concerned, you can always adopt new ones if at first you don’t succeed.)  


User ID

When you register you get to pick a User ID.  This is your special name for most of the site.  It is your sign in name and the name that will go on your recommendations, reviews, groups, and blog.


Spotlight Name

Probably for your spotlight page, you will use your professional or business name.


Blog Name

When you open your spotlight page, you can name your blog.  The default is “my blog.”  Lots of people have just used this title but its going to get messy in the future.  Oh well.


So who was it that said a rose is a rose…?



Posted by ArtSlant Team on 3/13/07 | tags: spotlight User-ID names

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