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How Did You Choose Your User Name? How Did You Choose Your User Name?

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Unread 03-11-2004, 04:21 AM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

Hi there

I chose my user name as Bryher bacause it's my favorite island. It's one of the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall, UK.
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Unread 03-11-2004, 04:36 AM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

It does sound like a place out of the Mists of Avalon!
Unread 03-11-2004, 07:11 AM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

My user name, Shashi, came from a nickname given to me 27 years ago when I was just 14 by my little 2-year-old foster brother. Everyone in the family called me "Sissy", but he couldn't say "Sissy". It came out "Shashi" instead. After awhile, the rest of my family started calling me Shashi too, and it stuck.

To this day, so many years later, my family still call me Shashi. I haven't seen my little foster brother in years as he was placed in an adoptive family when he was 4 and he'd be grown up by now. But I think of him everytime I hear the name "Shashi." (I even have vanity plates on my car with the name "Shashi".)
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Unread 03-11-2004, 02:12 PM
my name

means 'wanderer" in the old Comanche language and that's how I feel!!
Unread 03-11-2004, 07:02 PM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

Here goes,

I'm Annie and, as one of my two jobs, I train K9's. Woof Woof!


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Unread 03-12-2004, 08:05 AM
I LOVE this thread!

I'd wondered about many user names also. Its nice to see that the user names I really was curious about already posted their answer. I'd thought of other names, but they were taken. Now I couldn't remember them anyway

I picked Pokie (pronounced with a veeeerrry long o by the way) because when I had my first car, a 1970 Chevy Impala that could "seat about 20", I went to a KMart-like store called TwoGuys. Back in the 70's where I lived, you didn't have to worry about car theft. It was summer, so it probably was at least 90 degrees with at least 90% humidity, so I left my windows down and doors unlocked. I was in college then and my car, lovingly named the Banana Boat, got less than 8 miles/gallon without the airconditioner on! When I was through shopping, a little dirty plastic pony less than 2 inches high had "jumped" into my car! I loved him at first sight and called him Pokie. Pokie followed me from car to car for many years and always had a place of honor on my dashboard. Then, sad to say, over 20 years later, Pokie disappeared somehow. I guess he just leapt into another car. I still miss him (am I weird or what???) What else for a user name but my trusted friend for many years!!!
Unread 03-12-2004, 08:31 AM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

Ahhhh...A blast from the past- Two Guys! I lived in upstate NY and we had one on the corner of Nott Terrace and Eastern Avenue. The most fun thing to do was to go in the back to the "arcade" (my kids would laugh and say "THAT is not an arcade!" and play on the little bowling alleys!

Your Pokie must have been named after Gumby's sidekick, no?
Unread 03-12-2004, 06:23 PM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

Just before I finally quit smoking I read a book about the "easy way" to quit, and in it was this story-like example of people who continue to smoke in spite of the health effects being like a guy who jumps off a 100 storey building and says, as he's passing the 50th floor, "so far, so good". It not only cracked me up, it was also a good message about the denial we live in when we're addicted to cigs, or any other life threatening behavior. I had just thought about it when I was thinking, so far so good about getting through the first little while post op. Kind of a mixed bag, that one I guess.
Unread 03-13-2004, 01:41 AM
How Did You Choose Your User Name?

Well as many of you realise, I'm from Australia so I thought why not. I was almost going to choose Broncochick, as the Bronco's are my fav. football team. Isn't it great that we have all been brought together through a very personal experience but we can talk about ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You really are true sister's. I've told you more than I've told my own sisters. Love Kay.

Unread 03-13-2004, 05:32 AM
Hi CrazyCol!

Yes, Pokie is named after Gumby's sidekick, although "my" Pokie was more 3-dimensional than the original! I'd forgotten about the "arcade" at Two Guys. My fav Two Guys memory was this: my sister and her friend across the street walked down to Two Guys. Her friend decided to shoplift a "maxiskirt" (no not a pack of maxipads for you younger ladies!) and wore her maxiskirt home. The skirt literally fell apart on the mile walk home. My sister told Mom what happened and she said "divine retribution". Couldn't have anything to do with the quality of goods sold could it??? Needless to say my Mom didn't encourage any more outings for my sister with her friend across the street!

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