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Re: Playa Names

Postby Sail Man » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:05 am

jkisha wrote:I don't think I'd want to be named by some random stranger. (But that might also depend if I liked the name he came up with or not.)


Well, ok then, Squire.







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Re: Playa Names

Postby graidawg » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:44 am

trilobyte wrote:No to being given a playa name this year or in years past. I got the name from a homicidal fossil that nearly did me in on some glacier 13 years ago. Fortunately he wasn't successful (and has since changed his ways, he now hangs out on my desk), and when prompted for a username on some online thing shortly after I changed the i to a y in an failed attempt to seem clever. When I moved from New York to California it became a nickname offline among my new friends, and has since just become the name I go by.


I was actually thinking abou this at work today, by coincedence trilo is S.H.A.R.P. Savvy,handsome and really pleasant.
not that its really a playa name as we arent on the palya
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"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
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Re: to hell with debutantes.

Postby Eric » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:28 pm

H.G.Crosby wrote:OMFG....

a woman who drives a trike and lives in a super cool artist community in the desert....

*Sproing*!


I didn't even realize where Triken lived until I saw this post. My parents used to take us to Jerome almost every year when I was a kid in the 70's (back when you could still get into some of the perilous old houses hanging over the hills if you where a danger loving 10 year old and it hadn't become a "destination" art place). I still remember when they turned the old schoolhouse into artists studios.

Loved that town.
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Re: Playa Names

Postby ohmu » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:32 pm

My neighbour called me "ohmu", because my tent sort of looked like one, the way I had painted it. I wasn't planning on ever going by it, but I needed something to use for the ePlaya, so maybe it'll stick.

Now I want to build an art car that moves using hundreds of tiny legs instead of wheels...
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Re: Playa Names

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:07 pm

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Re: Playa Names

Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:15 pm

delle wrote:"Kickstand" or "Zipper"

Random people would yell these names at me outta nowhere as I wended my way thru the city.

Both apparently were often down when they should have been up.



I like them both tho.


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Re: Playa Names

Postby Savannah » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:55 pm

I like "Zipper" better of the two options. It's fast, active, could be naughty, doesn't have to be. :)
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Patsh » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:09 pm

Savannah wrote:I like "Zipper" better of the two options. It's fast, active, could be naughty, doesn't have to be. :)


I like it better, too. It sounds smoother than 'Kickstand', and besides, another of our sisters has a wonderful cat named Zipper! :D
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Re: Playa Names

Postby graidawg » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:13 pm

did I mention melanjiejames is "tiger tits"
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"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Savannah » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:21 pm

*seethes with jealousy*
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Re: Playa Names

Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:22 pm

"power cat"?
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Hoolie » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:40 pm

Triken wrote:
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Triken, from the fact that I ride a trike...

That picture is all kinds of awesome.
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Patsh » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:56 pm

Thanks, Hoolie...

That trike is all kinds of Awesome to ride!! :D
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Re: Playa Names

Postby delle » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:13 am

Triken wrote:
Savannah wrote:I like "Zipper" better of the two options. It's fast, active, could be naughty, doesn't have to be. :)


I like it better, too. It sounds smoother than 'Kickstand', and besides, another of our sisters has a wonderful cat named Zipper! :D



I HATE that cat. He's loud and neurotic and intrusive and never fucking shuts up.


Oh. Wait...... :shock:

Nevermind.

"Zipper" it is.



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Re: Playa Names

Postby Patsh » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:18 am

Seems we're getting an extended monsoon season...
It'll be dry a few days and suddenly rain again with thunderstorms.
There was snow on the peaks (by Flagstaff) the other day!
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Re: Playa Names

Postby tamarakay » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:40 am

Felony named me BooBoo cause of cutting my finger and i was so busy looking up at things I kept tripping and falling over the furniture. I can't even blame it on the booze, I did it all stone cold sober lol
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Re: Playa Names

Postby bradtem » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:52 am

In my simple system, everybody is either playa boy or playa girl. Makes it so much easier to remember people's playa names.


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Re: Playa Names

Postby gaminwench » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:58 am

It took 6 years for my playa name, YAY!, to evolve from my name, Jaye...
Now I'm YAY! no matter where I am...
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:39 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:The real question is what is Larry Harvey's off-playa name?


Bruno.

(you choose which one...)
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Re: Playa Names

Postby bubbavic » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:41 pm

I got mine this year. "flying squirrel"

It sprang out of the fact that I'd wander away or fall behind from the group pretty often. When I realized I'd gotten separated, I'd run at full tilt to catch up making zooming sounds with my arms outstretched in airplane fashion as I overshot them. (actually, it sounded more like "neeeeeyyyoooowwwwwmmmmmmm" if I remember right). That coupled with the fact that I wore my grey and white furry vest complete with hooded ears and tail at night probably reminded people of a flying squirrel. I have no idea what possessed me. It just seemed like the thing to do for the week and the name stuck. =)
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Zhust » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:13 pm

After 5 years being "Jason", I posted a thread and narrowed it down to "Zhust". It's pronounced like "just" only with a "zh" like in "Zsa Zsa". Then I adopted it fully for 2010 and actually started to get into it. What I found, though, was if I pronounced it correctly, people would always come back with "zu-hust" so I just say now it's spelled "Zhust" and pronounced "just". Now I get "justin" so I say, "no, just just". The long-and-the-short of it was that I liked the double-meaning of "fair" and "merely". It helps me center my mood, which then gets projected, and it gets echoed back to me. Plus, if the first thing people know is my name, it affects their opinion and behavior, and I've found it much more pleasing an experience.

I may experiment next year and let people call me whatever comes to mind and see what happens.
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Froves » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:04 pm

I got the name froves just a month before my first burn (it was a regional) does that count? ha any way I used to have a clipboard at work with some advertisement for a pill called frova. eventually it got crushed by something and i taped it back together, after a while i covered the whole thing in tape, doodled all over it, and the service guys just started calling me froves haha, i looked into it recently to make sure it wasnt some herpes pill haha its for migraines but the side effects are just ridiculous

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Re: Playa Names

Postby knowmad » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:35 am

"part of a unicycle gang." yup PDX folks! only in PDX.


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Damon as a name comes from Greek, it is the root of the word domicile; home, permanent residence. in Greek Damon was Butler, your Resident man. Domesticated.
The palindromic form Nomad is then also a double palindrome where as the Nomad is a resident less person.

I have been on the move since High school, The US Navy took me all over, and afterwards I traveled for years, living sometimes in other countries for years. I really was Damon the Nomad. then one night while some new found friends and I were out Tagging(graffiti) I pulled out a Tag Idea I'd been working on and showed them what I was about to Spray. one of the Guys Said "Hey! what's the big Idea? My Handle is Nomad! I've been spraying this for years in this town. no way!" I hadn't been Tagging for long, and had no Idea how to explain in Spanish the whole Nomad = Damon thing. and then it Hit Me!
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Re: Playa Names

Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:16 am

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Re: Playa Names

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:30 am

knowmad wrote:"part of a unicycle gang." yup PDX folks! only in PDX.


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Re: Playa Names

Postby Saguache » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:38 am

My playa name is Playa-name.

Not really, you can call me Saguache
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Re: Playa Names

Postby Zhust » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:26 pm

Must make ...

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Re: Playa Names

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:26 am

tony danza never acts in any movie that he's not named tony.

it makes things easier.

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Re: Playa Names

Postby Inko Gnito » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:37 pm

delle wrote:"Kickstand" or "Zipper" Random people would yell these names at me outta nowhere as I wended my way thru the city.

Hehe! My name is "Lights" then!
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Re: Playa Names

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:49 pm

Inko Gnito wrote:
delle wrote:"Kickstand" or "Zipper" Random people would yell these names at me outta nowhere as I wended my way thru the city.

Hehe! My name is "Lights" then!

Your brother "Camera" isn't allowed on playa anymore, but your other brother "Action" gets into enough trouble for the three of you.
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