This little fella, which to me looks like a rabbit holding a gun, is a bit of graffiti on one of the pillars holding up the approach to the Bay Bridge. T and I were out on photo safari one day, and I saw it and asked if he could take a picture of it because it amused me. I even think I thought at the time that it would make a good LJ icon. Anyway, he took the photo, I made it an icon, and it's been fairly heavy in my rotation ever since. It has a number of purposes, but mostly I use it for mild irritations, and posts about videogames that I have no other icon for.
This picture of someone celebrating the solstice at Stonehenge was in an SFGate.com year in pictures wrap-up a couple of years ago. I liked the exuberance of the image and thought it fit perfectly in the little icon space. It's probably my most-used "squee" icon. I also tend to use it for birthday and congratulations posts and comments.
I was randomly trawling icon communities one day and came across this one. The road sign is for California's Highway 1, a coastal road that runs almost the length of the state and one of our iconic images. I think it's a beautiful image. I tend to use it for posts about the state, nature, or both.
This is a gift icon that showed up on my doorstep one day. The perfect illustration of my username required me to use it as my default icon for well over a year. It's retired from active duty for now, but once it's been on the bench for awhile I'm sure I'll start using it again, for "about me" type posts and random comments.
Another gift icon, of Tori basking in the sun. I have enough other cat icons that this one isn't usually used for posts about cats; it's more of a generally happiness and contentment icon.
Ah, the OTP. Paine and Nooj are characters in the game Final Fantasy X-2, and to say that I ship them would be an understatement. This was my first try at making an image manip, and, thanks to an awesome clean-up job by mneme_forgets, it made a pretty good icon. It's actually not my "default" P/N icon (that's the manip I made later, from the official game art), but it's pretty heavy in the rotation.
Hiro! One of the main characters in "Heroes", my latest new show, he is one of my favorites. The image of Hiro and the dinosaur proved difficult to resist. Although I've only had it for a couple of weeks, I expect I will also use it for general irritation, thanks to the adorable little "rar!" in the corner.
Also, this gives me an excuse to link to the entire icon set, which is possibly the cutest thing ever. I had to restrain myself from downloading the whole thing. I also recommend this Star Wars collection, same artist, same icon maker. The only reason I haven't pillaged these is that I can't pick!
Want to play along? Leave a comment, and I'll pick seven of your icons for you to explain to me!