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Re: Curious about Monikers
Originally Posted by lazygood4nothinbum
if you want the truth it is because my ol'man once said to me in my rebellious adolescence, "the only way you'll ever have money is if you stub your toe on a treasure chest in the sand, you lazy good for nothing bum."
That's what I assumed. Well, you proved him wrong!
Linkerbink is a nonsense word my younger (now 47 years old!) sister made up when she was about 3 or 4 years old. Our family has a lot of made-up words, and I just happen to like this one the best. She was flattered when I told her that I often use it as a screen name!
I worked in a technical call center in younger years and there were 5 other women named Connie. Since the guys teased me so much (I had a good sense of humor, blonde hair and big bazooms) they nicknamed me Crazy Connie. That was the most delicate of the names!!! (Back when there were mostly men & women jobs, you know 30 years ago!!!) It worked fine for me then and I attach Sunshine Land for Arizona which is where I live.
Not very imaginative, ay? Most of my friends use obscenities as my nick name.
"There's those thinkin' more or less, less is more, but if less is more, how you keepin' score?
It means for every point you make, your level drops. Kinda like you're startin' from the top..." "Society" - Eddie Vedder
whitestick was an old CB moniker I had referring to a type of antenna that I used at the time. It was rather long, and I had mounted it up high on my car, so when I drove down the street, that antenna was the most memorable thing that stood out about my car. Had a bit of notoriety about it in the small town in Indiana where I was at the time. Nothing more.
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Just my first name, not very interesting. But as a kid I went by Larry. As I learned more about my grandfather and namesake (who died in WWII) I wanted to honor his name a little more by not hiding behind a nickname. Probably the only quirky thing I do in conversation with strangers is when they say, "can I call you Larry", is to reply simply, "No".
Wab is short for wabmester, the dyslexic webmaster. Everybody mispelled wabmester, so I simplified the spelling for them.
And I'm neither dyslexic nor much of a webmaster. I think the last time I updated one of my own websites was in 1999. I'm starting to feel a little guilty about it, but not guilty enough to do anything about it yet....
My first encounter with the word "joss" was in a James Clavell novel, "Nobel House", I think. Clavell used it as a Chinese synonym for karma or fate. It was used there philosophically to ease the pain and shock when bad things happen unexpectedly.
I use it to remind me that life has ups and downs that we have little control over (eg: not to do "sack dances" when good things happen).... and to remember what goes around, comes around.
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