The story behind your screen name?

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Re: simple is best.

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:23 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8742143483092286611#


It allllllll becomes clear now.
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Postby jkisha » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:23 am

Not a lick of creativity in choosing my screen name. First initial, last name. But I think my avatar is rather creative. :)

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Postby pinemom » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:38 am

Pinemom:

I grew up in Tahoe, as did I raise my children for most of their lives there...I was always the MOM to all my oldest daughters friends so they pinned me Pinemom, mom of the tree's and the children playing under them.


Im now trying to shorten that to JUST, PINEY, as I used to be the mom of the teens of the tree's now...Im just your friend...all the children have grown up....

Hi my name is Piney, I aint your momma clean up after yourself!
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Postby jkisha » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:45 am

maryanimal wrote:
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maryanimal wrote:I've had the nickname maryanimal for about 29 years. It was during the "mind expanding" days of my youth. My then husband, myself and a good friend were smoking a few of those "funny cigarettes" and we were all laughing out asses off over....well what we thought an idea of great proportions (I can't remember). Then all of a sudden my friend Ken just called me maryanimal...can't figure out why...more laughing ensued plus the munchies. He still calls me that to this day. I've been teased about it for years. Most people, especially men, think of it in a...umm...er...uh...comment about my sexual prowess. Far from the truth though. I've had other nickname but we won't go into that!


Funny story, sort of reminds me of how I got my playa name.

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So what is your playa name and how did you get it? Inquiering minds want to know!


It's Elderberry.

Before I explain the story, you need to know that I have always the oldest person in our camp.

So one day, out on open playa, we were just wandering around in a drunken drug induced trance looking at all the lights, taking in the sounds, etc. and then, for some reason that escapes me now, everybody started talking about pies. Then someone else asked if you could be a pie what pie would you be...and then someone else yelled out "John would be "Elderberry"" and we all just broke into hysterical laughter; and the name stuck. (I'm sure my partner would relate that story a bit differently.)

It's one of those stories that you really had to be there to appreciate; as are so many experiences on the playa. Words never seem to do them justice.

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Postby MisaBlue » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:40 am

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Postby JStep » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:37 pm

First letter of my first name, first 4 letters of my last name. My friends and gf actually call me J-Step often.
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Postby ibdave » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:36 pm

8) 8) 8) :idea:
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Postby wraith » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:08 pm

Been using it for years. Got it playing paintball of all things, because for some reason people freak out when a 6'6", 300lb dude sneaks up on them in the woods.
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Postby AntiM » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:57 am

wraith wrote:Been using it for years. Got it playing paintball of all things, because for some reason people freak out when a 6'6", 300lb dude sneaks up on them in the woods.


I was hoping fro a Stargate Atlantis reference.
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Postby wraith » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:11 am

Sorry to disappoint, but I got tagged with it five or six years before Atlantis got started. :)
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Postby Sail Man » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:50 am

I am a man who sails. :lol:
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Postby moonstonerick » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:21 pm

With all the mystery sourounding C.F.M. it got me thinking about all the names in cyber space. So why are you called what your called ? Me,my name is Rick and I used to live in moonstone ( yes a real place) the name has just stuck. How about you?
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Postby gaminwench » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:22 pm

... too many RenFaires... my playa name is not the same as my avatar, though...
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Postby JStep » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:28 pm

J is the first letter of my first name.

Step is the first four letters of my last name.

It's a common formula, but I think it sounds kewl anyway. My friends and loved ones do call me J-Step in real life so I didn't make it up.
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Postby Sham » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:34 pm

The answer to your question lies in my signature area below.
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Postby tamarakay » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:48 pm

my parents were going to name me Daphna Gay. The nurse (in a very russian accent) says no, no, no, don't do thez to thez poor little baby. tamara, tamara is very gut name. taMARa, not TAMara. like a texan saying tomorrow.
i don't have a playa name yet. waiting for it to happen on the playa
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Postby geospyder » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:16 pm

One of my obsessions is Geocaching and when I raced I drove an heavily modified MR2 Spyder – hence geospyder
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:37 pm

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:40 pm

Just call me Dick.
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Postby ibdave » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:36 pm

8) 8) 8)
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Postby shroom » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:51 pm

I've had many names on the internet. Shroom & shroomfairy have stuck with me the longest.

I love fairies and shrooms. Haven't tried shrooms yet, honest! I live in an area of woods where many mushrooms pop up after it rains, and I love to take pictures of them. I've always thought they were lovely.

I got a lot of smiles from people on the playa last year when they asked my name. 8)
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:12 pm

Marianne has been "Trish" online since the Compuserve days in the mid 90's.
Gary has been "ntek" (night shift technologist) for the same amount of time. We met online back then and married 2 years later.
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:26 am

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There's another one somewhere, I'm pretty sure...
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Postby jerroc » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:40 am

I have 2 nick names jerroc and jello got both in 1997. Jello is from my younger candykid raver days. I always brought jello for all the Etards. And the name I have now is a given dj name. just don't use jello anymore I don't dj anymore either but use the name anyway.
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Postby moonstonerick » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:56 am

fuck that's twice ......I really got to start searching for old threads.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:23 am

As in Through The Lookingglass
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:03 am

Shambala wrote:The answer to your question lies in my signature area below.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 am

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Postby Risky » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:09 am

When I signed up for this site I just wanted something I would remember - **burn**

It was BM 2008 at the BWB burn pit with Karine, LeChat, Bump and Mozy drinking whiskey and feeling frisky.
Karine's drunken slurring turned the * asterisk into Risky.

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Postby lucky.bastard » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:13 pm

i screwed my right shoulder up snowboarding and skateboarding,,, had it all wired up..., then i got in a car wreck and destroyed my right leg., had a few titanium bars installed and a few skin graphs..... went to the georgia burn and thought it would be ironic to call myself "Lefty" but on burn night when i was feeling it and met a group of cuties they thought i said "lucky" which at the time seemed more fitting.., so i rolled with it.

as far as the bastard goes:

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