March 12th, 2004


What's in a nickname?

I've been reading everyone's "If you know me as" memes with great interest... and not a little twinge of envy. You see, I've never been one of those people that collects nicknames from everyone they know. I'm just Kelly. Even to my family. In middle school my then-best friend and I tried to give each other nicknames, but they never stuck. Probably because you can't just "give" someone a nickname. It has to be organic. Which was probably part of the reason for this exchange a few years ago:

Me: Why don't you give me a pet name?
Then-boyfriend: Like what? "Bitch"?

Part of the reason I picked "kellinator" as my LJ username was because my old roommates dubbed me that and I was so pleased to have finally been given a nickname. Then again, it's still pretty obvious what my real name is. I mean, the first three times I met elizabethf I had to keep asking her "Wandergirl, what's your real name again?" and the first time jonnyx and I hung out in person, I actually asked him ahead of time what he wanted me to call him.

So... yeah. Um. Oh darn, this is going to be one of those entries that just peters out with no real point or conclusion...

Well, scarcrest does call me Snarkums.
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Proof that my bark is worse than my bite

Wednesday night 10dimensions, alison_says, and I were going to raise some hell in Little Five Points while eaterofgodz was at a show. Woo-hoo, paint the town red, all that. You can't say that we don't talk a good game.

However, it turned out something like this:

Picture it. Sicily Wednesday, 11 pm. 10dimensions, alison_says, and kellinator are all slumped around a patio table at the Brewhouse. alison_says is drinking Diet Coke. kellinator is drinking water. 10dimensions has not yet noticed her margarita is on the table. alison_says is bitching at the waiter (but with Southern charm so it's not really as bad as it sounds).

alison_says: What do you mean you don't have dessert?
10dimensions (looking at margarita in surprise): How did that get here?
kellinator: The waiter brought it. You didn't see him?
10dimensions: No. Was that while we were talking about--?
alison_says: Yeah.
10dimensions: Oops.
kellinator: I'm sorry, guys. I feel like a party pooper, but I'm about to fall out here.
10dimensions: If I had a pillow I'd go to sleep right here.
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