I'm starting this thread because I have gotten PMs from people asking about my handle and avatar. I'm sure this comes up alot.
Ok, I'll start.
I chose olllllo
because I have a '03 Rubicon Wrangler and have had other Jeeps. The 'o's represent the headlights and the 'l's represent the grill. olllllo is never available on the jeep boards, so I nabbed it. I think that there is a certain diy aspect to Jeeping (and classic cars in general) that has a commonality with Home brewing.
When I upgraded my membership I was able to customize my title, so I added tires to my Jeep -o-.
As for my avatar, I started with a mounting plate schematic, because that's all I had at work that met the size requirement and I didn't have time to edit/find a suitable one.
My current avatar is a tiki that I carved out of a palm tree.
EDIT: AVATAR GRAVEYARD IS HERE: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/avatar-parking-lot-graveyard-24478/
Learned how to do it by lurking on other forums. It guards the deep end of the pool above our waterfall. I have three other palm logs to work on, but I'm waiting for the heat to break.
I was considering naming my brewery Tiki Head, because while I was in the carving stages, I placed my brew pot on the Tiki's head so that I could siphon into the primary. I'm really more into the desert (where I live) than I am a tikiphile. I associate tikis with tropical drinks and not beer. In short, I'm not loving the name, but I may name a beer after it.
Anyway, the idea here is to Explain your handle / De construct your avatar.
Also to keep things rolling you can call out someone to explain themselves.
What does this mean?http://www.homebrewtalk.com/avatars/david_42-2113.gif?dateline=1152948054
Who is Sluggo?
Do you own a dogwash?