Congratulations to Cherie, our September Member of the Month!
A round of applause for Cherie, who is a kind, supportive member of our guild. Whether it's through friendly board posts or helpful Neomails, she makes a difference in the guild. Read below to find out a bit more about our M.O.T.M.!! Congratulations, Cherie, on being chosen as our September Member of the Month, and thank you for all you do!
1. What is the meaning behind your username?
My daughter was walking me through the sign up. I hadn't ever needed a username for an online site before and couldn't think of one. Just like in the movies when the person looks around and uses a written word for inspiration, my daughter's JumpStart Supersolver game was laying on the computer desk. Had I known I would be here this long, I would never have chosen such an arrogant sounding name.
2. How did you come to Neopia?
My daughter was 10 and actively playing. She asked me to sign a slip so she could use more of the features. I signed it. It didn't take long before she was talking about her girl friends in different states and Canada. I made an account to meet her friends and check out the site.
3. Do you have a favorite pet?
Yes, Bad or Badkitty_228. I enjoy customizing my 2 legged pet though.
4. What are your Neopian goals?
I just reached a training goal with Bad ~ 3,000 HSD. Now I'm working on 15K a day in interest.
5. Do you have a favorite collection or item?
I have a collection of clown related items inspired by Ray Orbinson's song In Dreams. My favorite items are my animal balloons, the kind of balloon animals clowns make, as they were gifts from 2 very special friends.
6. Do you have a favorite story of something that's happened to you in Neopia?
My favorite story is how Bad came to be and why he's my favorite pet. 12 years ago while pound surfing with 2 pets on my account, I spotted an rare checkered wocky. Of course I wouldn't want such an ugly thing but I was SURE my 11 year old daughter would. Quickly I logged onto her account and abandoned her poorly named homely red pteri to make space. After all, who would want one of those??? When I tried to adopt the wocky, it was gone . . . and so was her pteri!!
I told her what I had done. She was VERY upset. She loved that homely red pteri. I tried really hard to get it back. When Heather saw all that I went through with the pteri's scamming new owner, she forgave me. As payback, Heather logged onto my account and created a pet. She told me I had been very bad, I to take care of this pet forever and ever and never forget what I had done. That's why Badkitty_228, despite his underline and poor capitalization, is my favorite pet.
7. What's your favorite Neopian holiday or event?
It's a tie between Christmas and Halloween. Love the customizations, NC events, Advent Calendar and I liked Trick or Treating around Neopia.
8. Do you have a favorite avatar?
Nope, not really into avatars.