Here I am!
i figured it out, now I'm not just exclamation marks. This is a (distorted and blurry) photo my son Sam took of me in Oaxaca. I'm sitting on a step eating a cup of pomegranate seeds I just bought from a street vender.
HI Kitty, welcome to the forum, now that we know what you look like I am giving you a special welcome
Everybody knows what I look like ....and I forgot to change my photo, so I am doing it right now
So that we may all benefit from your experience, what was the problem posting your avatar: too large a file? wrong file type? connection too slow so it was dropped? something else?