So what made you choose you screen name?

Old Mar 29th, 2003, 11:35 AM
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I read the forum everyday but don't have much to contribute--yet. I love all the good information given here and I hope to travel more in the coming years. But for now, I just hang around, quiet as a little mouse!
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Old Jul 7th, 2003, 05:23 PM
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I've been a nut for France my whole life--went to school there for a bit, lived there a bit, taught French and adore French music, French food and la joie de vivre. So I added France to my name--and have actually thought of making it official--started using it on the Italian boards and just carried it over here. I love this board and am delighted by something new here each day.

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Old Jul 7th, 2003, 09:49 PM
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Let me think. Oh yeah, I like mai tais.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 03:16 AM
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The first time we were stationed in the UK I fell in love with the Yorkshire area. One of my favorite places is a spot that has huge natural rock formations, called Brimham Rocks. It's a popular attraction for rock climbers, hikers, and families wanting a nice day out, usually with a picnic.

When we rotated back to the UK this time, we were fortunate in finding a nice house in a neat little village, only a few miles away from Brimham Rocks. We take our little boy out there as often as we can, and he scampers around on the smallest rocks.

Yorkshire is so beautiful. I'll really miss this place when we leave next year.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 04:07 AM
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It's a reference to my heritage from my Pennsylvania Dutch mother, and it's the nickname my husband with a very Irish name occasionally calls me.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 04:26 AM
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There's a great old song by the Allman Brothers called "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed."

Neither name is anywhere close to my own, but I wanted my screen name to have a connection with classic rock.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 04:59 AM
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 06:53 AM
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My screen name is nothing but my initials. Boring, boring, boring. I thought I'd have to type in my whole name everytime I said anything (and you know I always need to get my two cents in) and my whole name is a mouthful. My e-mail address is my cat's name since she was sitting right next to me when I chose it, but I thought that would have been way too goofy for a screen name. Oh well, should have gone with my first thought--my cat's a cutie.
 
Old Jul 8th, 2003, 10:10 AM
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Like others here, my screen name was the name my father gave me when I was little. If he was in a particularly affectionate mood, he'd call me Shanna and tousle my hair. Since he's died my family has taken to calling me Shanna. I'm glad of it - makes a connection. I've always called my sister "Toot" - Dad's name for her - regardless of her age. She's just now getting comfortable with it. This is an interesting thread. Aren't we humans a funny bunch?
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 10:38 AM
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This is going to be a long-winded explanation ...

There's a line from a scene in the movie St. Elmo's Fire where Andrew McCarthey and Emilio Esteves are doing their laundry in a self-serve laundromat that is connected to a full-service laundry, and as they are packing up their laundry to leave, they look longingly over to the other side of the establishment and say, "Someday, baby, Fluff and Fold" meaning that someday, when they are rich, they can pay somebody to launder their clothes.

My husband and I always say this quote when we see something outrageously expensive or are pining away for something really cushy, often related to travel.

I hope I get there someday!
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 11:45 AM
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I post as luna_azul on another BB, so i shortened it to luna for Fodor's registration. I used to post as ja here.
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 02:44 PM
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I grew up in Macau, East Asia (I am American!) and I happen to be female - one not offended by the term "chick"!! I also love Macau.........
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Old Jul 8th, 2003, 03:26 PM
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All of those lovely little bubbles made me do it!
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Old Jul 11th, 2003, 09:57 PM
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I just love squid prepared in every way...and I am a chef.
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Old Jul 31st, 2003, 09:57 AM
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Even after 250+ postings, I couldn't resist responding to this one.

Anyone remember the movie "Young Frankenstein"?

When I was 18, my 16 yr old brother misquoted the movie ("Abbynormal" in the movie) and gave me the nick. It has stuck and now my husband and sons use it when I'm in my "Abby" moods! I love my nickname, but my brother sure didn't expect that. For a 40 yr old who hates to act her age, it's appropriate.
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Old Jul 31st, 2003, 06:24 PM
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"Jason" from "Jason and the Golden Fleece" which happened to be what my son was reading.

but Jason was taken, so I tried to add an "8". My finger got stuck and three "8"s came out instead of one.

Now, if only I can remember from which myth I took my password...
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Old Jul 31st, 2003, 07:11 PM
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Kismet=Destiny.. I strongly believe that if something is going to happens it will happens not matter where you are.

Chimera= my mom used to sing this old song quite often...
Life is a Chimera, a dream and nothing more....

Chimera is a figment of our imagination, something that cant exists but in our dream...
I just put the 2 names together.. and here I am : Kismetchimera...
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Old Aug 1st, 2003, 03:45 PM
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Kismet
How does the song go?
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Old Aug 1st, 2003, 07:09 PM
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Calamari,
unfortunately I dont remenber the words..I will ask my sister if she remenber the song the next time that I talk with her, she lives in France. Anyway is an old Italian song..( La vita e una Chimera, un sogno e nulla piu)...
maybe somebody remenber it...
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Old Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:49 AM
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Life is a Chimera. A dream and nothing more....I will ask my husband or MIL if they know it. Sounds beautiful. Thanks again.
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