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Old 01-28-2007, 04:18 PM   #41
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I love the image Unfortuneately in college I was a geek. As my then 90 year old Grandmother once said, in effect, "I behaved myself when it was important, now I can do as I damn please!" And she did.

Maybe now is the time to live up to my nick name.
Hint: Grandma was right!
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Re: Curious about Monikers
Old 01-28-2007, 04:18 PM   #42
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:23 PM   #43
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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!

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Old 01-28-2007, 04:27 PM   #44
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The, shall I say "older" folks probably have it figured out.

For the "yougins", the hint is.....an old song.
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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!
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:06 PM   #47
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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.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:33 PM   #48
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Not very imaginative I'm afraid. retired is what I want to be. and bop is the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

I had a brain gap on the way home the other night and thought that maybe after I finally get out of here I might change it to something about being "on the lam" or "fugitive" or some such.

PS - My Airedale is named Boru, for Brian.
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CC is my initials.

CE is for Civil Engineer.

Not very imaginative, ay? Most of my friends use obscenities as my nick name.

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Moe is for my name Maureen and Mg are my initials.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:22 PM   #51
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I'm one of those posters who changed names...but only once. I started posting here in 2002 as REWanabe. As you can see under my avatar, when my w*rk status changed, so did my name.

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Old 01-28-2007, 08:44 PM   #52
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Oh, I don't know...perhaps rememberance of Leisure Suit Larry?
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens. I'm just one of the many who love Mark Twain and are entertained and inspired by his work.
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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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My initials are jmg, a retired engineer living in Arizona -- thus sgeeeee.



I know. That makes no sense. Neither does the real story which involves two moniker morphs and an uninteresting bit of coincidence.
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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".
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As DW would rightfully say, men are so simple minded. Can't say they didn't burn a hole in my pocket but they were all fun.

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Old 01-29-2007, 03:31 AM   #59
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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....
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:22 AM   #60
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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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