It’s been a while since I participated in a blog meme, but I do like the one that I’ve seen circulating on a number of LiveJournals: Type your first name into Google, click on the “Images” tab, and then “Google Search.” Choose an image from the first page of results.
For the name I generally go by, I got a couple of intriguing choices from a site with pictures of Angkor Thom in Cambodia. Because the site explicitly notes a copyright on the photos, I won’t reproduce them here in my journal, so here is my favorite.
“Thom” is actually from my middle name, “Thomas.” For my real first name, which I only use on official forms, the Google image search offered me a bizarre selection of images, many of burping wild deer (apparently my first name is the Dutch word for either the sound of these burps or the act of burping!), and one of Jaguar’s triple carb system, but the scariest result of all was a photo of Celine Dion. Yikes!
And a search for my last name, in a cool coincidence, returns as its third image a photo of a Maine Coon cat who is not my own Alex yet looks remarkably like him.