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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:10 PM
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How did you pick your username?
The one I have just came to me. But I'm at a loss to what it should be after this.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:12 PM
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1. How about one that describes you?
I got it... you could change your name to bushwentbyebye!

:rofl:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:13 PM
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3. LOL!
I love it!

:rofl:
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:12 PM
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2. how 'bout Obama_on_the_job?
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:14 PM
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4. I'd like something that kinda rolls off the tongue for a change.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:15 PM
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7. I know nothing rolls off the tongue like...
flan.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:14 PM
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5. It's what my Mommy always used to call me
:)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:22 PM
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11. That would make sense.
I always thought you were probably born that year. :)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:15 PM
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6. It's what I've been using for a while elsewhere on the internets.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:15 PM by ghostsofgiants
I originally came up with it by just picking two words that I really like aesthetically.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:16 PM
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8. All the usernames I use have something to do with things I've created in the past.
Mostly characters.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:23 PM
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13. Yeah I can understand that
or people who use literary characters.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:33 PM
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18. It's best if you find something that's definitely YOU.
In this case, not only is it a character I created, but it was my attempt at making kind of an anti-Mary-Sue character in my stories. Someone who was s'posed to represent me, but who wasn't going to be the most awesomest talented prettiest character there.

... okay, well, maybe the prettiest. :P
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:17 PM
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9. Phillip K Dick "Flow My Tears the Policeman Said"
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:17 PM by Taverner
I am Jerry Taverner

Hear me roar

Honestly, there's a certain complexity to that character that I've never seen in Western Lit.

He's an asshole, but he's the main character.

He's suffered a tragic twist of the universe, yet he turns out alright.

Yet, what draws us in deeper past this, is the introduction to two more characters.

And these characters lead this book, but only in reference to Jerry Taverner. He never leaves the "stage" of this book.

Pure genius that Phillip K Dick

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:23 PM
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12. Flow My Tears is the only PKD book I was unable to finish.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:24 PM by MrCoffee
I've started it a couple of dozen times, and somewhere around page 40 it just fizzles.


But, you get bonus points for using a PKD character. I thought you were a bar owner!
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:41 PM
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24. Nah I wish
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:42 PM by Taverner
Or rather - I don't wish!

No that book is my favorite - but its not an ordinary novel by any means

Try reading it as several books in one

There's Jerry Taverner's story

There's the cop's sister's story

Then there's the cop's story

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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:26 PM
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14. So that's where you got it.
With all your beer posts I thought it might be for the love of suds.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:05 PM
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35. Well I do love the suds
But it came from PKD

A genius, trapped in the modern world...
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 08:26 AM
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112. I was wondering if that was what it was based on.
I really like Phillip K. Dick.


:hi:
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:18 PM
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10. character I read in a book a while back and
it is nice and generic, though people often mistake me for a male person.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:26 PM
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15. Yeah I certainly would make the same mistake.
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justabob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #15
17. yes, very understandable
I don't mind about the mistake when it happens and it adds an additional level of anonymity really, which is usually a good thing. :)
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:28 PM
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16. Well, I always wanted "Q" but it was taken... (dreary story to follow)
I tried 'tadpole of hypnotoad' as it sounded cool, but too late I realized there was more room for insult than creativity as everyone would just call me "Tadpole".

"Q" was taken, but given the concept of "Dj Vu", I went for "Deja Q". Which is not only a cool pun on DU's "Q" but the name of a Trek TNG story featuring Q that's one of his better ones. Or even the typo, "Deva Q".

Plus, Q's personality fits mine and I wasn't going to choose "Doctor Who 6", though that thought crossed my mind...
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:37 PM
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20. I knew there was already someone named Q here.
But I haven't seen them around in a long time, although I don't get to a lot of forums here. Yours is very unique. I like it.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:53 PM
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28. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee, thanks!!
:D

(I knew of "Q" here as well, but the "Deja" part is a pun of many levels, which adds to the ubiquity of it's uniquity... :D )
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:35 PM
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19. In May of 2004 John Kerry was being slammed by the Swiftboat Liars.
I'm happy with Obama being President, but there are still so many things that need to be changed and until then..

"madinmaryland" stays.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:40 PM
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21. Yes unlike mine your name is timeless.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:41 PM
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22. my name is a nickname
given to me by some fellow (and now ex) loungers that I'm fond of..its short for turtlezoot
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:43 PM
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25. I liked your other one too.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:43 PM
Response to Reply #25
26. thanks
but I needed to get rid of it for personal reasons..
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:41 PM
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23. There were, and are, very few Hawai'i posters here
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:41 PM by KamaAina
(unless You-Know-Who is lurking...), so I claimed the name (which means "local person" as opposed to malihini, visitor or foreigner), though I had been here less than a year before delurking right after Nineleveninelevenineleven.

edit: punctuation
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:52 PM
Response to Reply #23
27. I was trying to think of something from Iowa
but corn cob and pig pen just don't flow with me for some reason. :P
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:55 PM
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29. I'm a proud member of the E Street nation, and live in Albuquerque (Abq)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:57 PM
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30. I like Albuquerque. Very nice place.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:03 PM
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34. Gotta agree; 60 degrees ,and bright sunshine today(& I was in Chicago for the -18 night last week)
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:57 PM
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31. I'm Italian, and Amerigo Vespucci was the first famous Italian that came to mind
:toast:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:09 PM
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38. Yes I remember buying a book about him in elementary school.
We donated it to the school library.

:toast:
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:58 PM
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32. It reflected my life situation, and still does to an extent.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:58 PM by Lady Effingbroke
Plus, I like it!
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #32
40. Yes it does have a certain ring to it.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:02 PM
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33. Mine is who I am and what love doing.....a PI
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:07 PM
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37. You're a real PI?
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #33
42. Consider yourself fortunate to have a job you love.
Not a lot of people can say that.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:00 AM
Response to Reply #42
92. I dont have any clients right now and am working in a pizza joint to survive
but I still have my professional license
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:11 PM
Response to Reply #92
95. I hear ya.
Success doesn't come easy for many of us, myself included.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:06 PM
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36. Beloved family dog
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:16 PM by Auggie
And do I miss him

Winebrat does not correctly describe me. To be a true Winebrat in Wine Country you should be a second or third generation winemaker, a Boomer or of Generation X, who delights in bucking trends and demystifying wine. Since I am not a winemaker I can't really call myself that. Winesnob is a very accurate description, but I will never admit to being one publicly.

Oops...
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:13 PM
Response to Reply #36
44. Yes it's hard to lose a pet.
Duchess or Tippy or Max doesn't quite work for me though.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:09 PM
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39. University of Dundee chose mine for me...
Plus the Unix naming convention.

First email address mwooldri@dundee.ac.uk (sadly, no more)

Dundee may be gone but mwooldri lives on.

Mark.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:10 PM
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41. I don't want to embarrass myself
or feel small so I'll not say.

;)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:11 PM
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43. .....
:rofl:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:15 PM
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45. Mommy gave it to me when she met me.
It's actually not on my birth certificate, but it's created from what is on my certificate of live birth. First name Joseph, middle name starts with B. Last name starts with Com.

My dad's name is also Joseph, so where I grew up, I'd have been called Junior, Bubba, or worst of all, Little Joe (Bonanza was big then), so my mother, having vision and intelligence, came up with Joby. And I thank her. :)
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:17 PM
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46. It's what my Dad used to call me--50 some years ago. It's my birthplace
combined with my initials.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:21 PM
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47. Mine is an old nickname...
I actually didn't even think about the significance of 'tatas' until kind DU'ers pointed it out (which is strange because it actually started with some guy who could never remember my first name {it is admittedly a doozy} calling me 'that chick with the Irish name and the nice tatas')
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PaddyBlueEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:36 PM
Response to Reply #47
67. How the hell can
anyone not remember your first name after hearing it once? I can see forgetting a common name....But not yours..
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:37 PM
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68. That's fraternity boys for ya...
better than the guy who kept calling my sorority house and asking to talk to 'Camaro' and then bitching at me for having my sisters tell him I didn't exist when actually he just had the name WAY wrong :P
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PaddyBlueEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #68
70. Here we go with the Fraternity boys
again.. :rofl: You should have been dating Marines :patriot:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #47
72. Yes leave it to another DUer to know the significance of tatas.
But other than that I thought you might like McDonald's or something.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:25 PM
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48. I quote Office Space all the time
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:25 PM
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49. I quote Office Space all the time
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Drunken Girlfriend Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:34 PM
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50. My user name
I co-write for a site called Drunkenstepfather,and derived my name
from that.

Plus,I am single,and suck at life.

So I figure if someone is going to date me,the best he will
get is a "DrunkenGirlfriend".lol

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blockhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:31 PM
Response to Reply #50
66. welcome to DU
eh! ;-)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:38 PM
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51. No one ever reads it but here it goes... A while ago I went to dinner
with my best friend and her family (she is a DUer too). While we were eating one of her kids asked me something and I replied with an unintentional Spoonerism,"Well that would make MrsGrumpy very Harpy..." From there I decided that MrsGrumpy would be a better user name than MrsHarpy and a username was born-although people tended to think I was a 70-something grandma, or that my wonderful husband was somehow not.

there it is for whatever reason.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:40 PM
Response to Reply #51
52. I read it!
:) :hi: :hug:


Good story! :)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #52
54. Hey!
:hug: :loveya:

I have always been able to count on you.

How are you?
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #51
57. Yes your handle is way better than MrsHarpy.
I always thought you might be a little grumpy before your morning coffee.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:55 PM
Response to Reply #51
62. Mrs. Harpy would have been amusing


but neither really describe you.... :hi:



How is Texas with the shrub returned? At least he's not the Pres. anymore...
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:44 AM
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77. i remember you telling that before...
now, as i was reading your post (and i admit i'm a bit spaced tonight) this is what i, at first, read as a complete sentence: "While we were eating one of her kids" and i thought: wow--you must have been grumpy--or hungry!

lol!
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:47 PM
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53. I wanted the rest of DU to know there was at least one yellow dog Democrat
left in Texas.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #53
59. Yeah somehow I think there may be more than one.
Sorry to hear you get to keep * in his golden years.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:19 PM
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55. A series of quick thoughts
I had just seen a rerun of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
My cousin is an attorney in Savannah who knew all those (real) people in The Book
Reminded me of the "fly guy" in the diner/jury, which recalled the joke about the lonely
man who goes to find a pet...
and all those future shoes to drop in the ongoing Booosh admin
Still misspelled but
CA Peggy always spells it right and I'll take that :hi:
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:22 PM
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56. Mine's pretty self-explanatory...I'm a granny, and I'm liberal
:-)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:40 PM
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58. Yeah mine is too.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:43 PM
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60. Got it from a quote:
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:43 PM by Revolutionary_Acts04
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:45 PM
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61. ...
Through The Darkness Of Future Past
The Magician Longs To See
One Chance Out Between Two Worlds:
Fire, Walk With Me
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:58 PM
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63. My politics + what I like to do.
Kind of boring, really.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:59 PM
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64. But it must do something for you to choose it.
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:28 AM
Response to Reply #64
84. Well, they're two pretty defining features of who I am.
Just not very poetic or witty. ;)
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:08 PM
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65. I just made a list of all possible user names and selected the one I liked best
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaac
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaae
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaf

and so on
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:10 PM
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69. I use my initials
m is first letter of first name
v is first letter of middle name
d is first letter of last name

I have no reason to change it. :hi:
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:15 PM
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71. Mine's not that interesting.
My old one was my initials and one of my seven favorite numbers.

My new one is my initials and where I live.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:39 AM
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74. now i get the prb
:think:
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:15 AM
Response to Reply #74
86. And the lightbulb goes on!
:P
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 12:06 AM
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107. Wait! I'm getting a message!


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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 07:34 PM
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118. Ha! Excellent!
I had to look at IMDB to figure that one out, but I get it now! Most excellent! :rofl:
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:20 AM
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73. I used the "Commodores" technique
I opened the dictionary, closed my eyes and put my finger down. Whatever it landed on was my username. It was easy.
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Sheets of Easter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:42 AM
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75. My old name was a Mudhoney song. My new one is a song by a band called Oneida,
which is a 15-minute number consisting of the same note and lyric repeated over and over.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:43 AM
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76. My old name was chosen in anger (2004) name anmesty
I was SO pissed that azzhole Bush "won" and I use that term loosely.

Anyhow, this time, I've been using Eurobabe for email address, and decided it was cool enough for DU.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:01 AM
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78. My last username (the one I just changed from, I should say...)
was the god of the moon in the Hobbit/LOTR series.

Now my name comes from the changes coming from inside of me, which I'm feeling like I'm changing into a rabid animal. The reason I picked the name Lucian is because he's a werewolf/lycan from the Underworld movie series (plus I just saw an Underworld commercial on tv).
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:47 AM
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91. How are we ever going to keep track of you if you keep
changing your name every few weeks? x(

:P
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:18 AM
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79. I got mine from "1984".
But I might change it to My Type, in honor of Career Pierre.
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Corey_Baker08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:23 AM
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80. I Changed 04 to 08 Even after realizing this is 09
It was first 2004 because thats when I first joined DU and really getting into politics, I wanted to change it to my name with no year at the end but apparantly it was already taken. So I decided to go with 2008 because Its the year I graduated, and the year America elected Obama!
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:15 AM
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81. Mine was inspired by my cats
When my cats give me the dirty look, I say "meow to you too." They look back at me and give me that "meow to you 3" look. Hence the name meow2u3.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:46 AM
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82. A favorite literary character
from John Kennedy Toole's Confederacy of Dunces
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:23 AM
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83. Character in a movie I like.
Night Watch / Day Watch, Russian sci-fi available in the States. Zavulon is the bad guy. I'd sooner have gone for the good guy, but "Gesser" doesn't sound like a good username.
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My Good Babushka Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:31 AM
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85. I used to have a store called "House of Kewpie"
Now I have one called "My Good Babushka"
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PRETZEL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:36 AM
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87. It's a nickname I've had since the mid 60's
got it as a young boy and it just stuck. There's still people who are long time friends of my family that don't realize that I have a real first name.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:12 PM
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96. Honestly I thought it was something related to *'s pretzel incident.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:38 AM
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88. you'll never guess....
xoxo
Mike C.
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:15 AM
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89. I was listening to a Grateful Dead tune when I went from lurker
to member and had to pick a username. Lazy River Road seemed a bit too long and a bit of a rip off.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:08 AM
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93. That does give me an idea.
Thanks.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:17 AM
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90. Well...
...it's me and my sibs' shorthand for "big dumb stupid head."

First thing that popped into my brain when I was signing up.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:22 AM
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94. My favorite youkai


Also the source for my avatar.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:54 PM
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97. All of my ancestors whose houses I could find in my travels all had appletrees in their backyards
or the houses were built on former orchards. So I'm applegrove.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:59 PM
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98. I wanted something to do with craftsmanship. Ptah kept showing up
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:59 PM
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99. A clever pun just came to me all of the sudden...
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 10:00 PM by ClusterFreak
...after a few days of trying.

Obviously...my old name was dated and simply had to go.

Not unlike the namesake himself. :P

on edit: "clever" being a subjective term of course. ;-)
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:01 PM
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100. I used to play a lot more computer games.
Bots were computer generated players, and since this was a cyber community I thought it would fit.

denbot
A.K.A. puerco-bellies
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:02 PM
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101. i really don't remember
i was at this river, and that's the last thing i remember
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:03 PM
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102. Guess.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:31 PM
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105. Because you had zogby do a poll of what your name should be?
:shrug:
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:30 PM
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103. I Love Centaurs
:D

Pretty simple, and I love etymology (the root meanings and histories of words: http://www.etymonline.com ) discovering the root Greek word for "centaur" to be "kentauros" :)

I developed the love for the form over much of my life, not realizing until recently that when I watched The Mighty Hercules cartoon as a kid, that Newton was my favorite character (that would be in the early 60s in Houston.)


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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:30 PM
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104. My last name is the same as a famous TV
Doctor, it was my nickname in the Army.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:46 PM
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106. I used my last name at first
Learned my lesson and changed it.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 12:48 AM
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108. Well it's done.
I'm happy with it. And I got a thread with over 100 posts too. Way cool.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 07:09 AM
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109. I'll let you know in a day or two.
I've got a new one in mind but I haven't checked to see if it's available ~ yet.

:hi:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 08:30 AM
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113. Yes please do!
I hope things are going well with you. :hi:
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Lady-Damai Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 07:25 AM
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110. Damai means Peace in Indonesian. I thought it sounded nice.
Edited on Fri Jan-23-09 07:25 AM by Lady-Damai
I'm a girl. So, I added Lady....


It became Lady Damai.

:-)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 08:32 AM
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114. Oh yeah I like!
I really like. :)
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 07:31 AM
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111. I was dubbed a "Beach Baby" from the time I was a little girl.
And it sorta stuck. :)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 08:40 AM
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116. It is really eye-catching.
Edited on Fri Jan-23-09 09:24 AM by Wapsie B
Every time I see your name I think of the song by The First Class:

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG8MQ8f4nF4


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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 08:34 AM
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115. I am ashamed to say
that this is what I have been told I am.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 08:43 AM
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117. Well we all have our tastes. Nothing wrong with that.
Schmidt & Milwaukee's Worst are way over my tolerance level.
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