Sunday, March 09, 2008

Secret Identities

There has been some recent confusion as to the nicknames I use here for my friends and family. The reasons for the secret identities are many-fold, and would take a long time to explain. However, I will give you a few guidelines to go by so as to avoid future mishaps.

1. I don't typically use real names on my blog. I have chosen to give everyone nicknames to "protect the innocent." Not that any of us are, it just sounds nice. The only circumstances in which I use real names is if someone uses their own real name on their own blog/website.

2. The nicknames I use are usually descriptive of at least one personality trait and/or appearance. It gives you a nice mental picture of the people I'm talking about, especially if you happen to know them.

3. No, I don't call people by their blog identities in real life.

4. There has been a blog dedicated to naming each of my siblings, Chickster, and some other folks. If you missed those, they are waaaaay back in the archives. I will try to find those and post them in a permanent section on the nav bar for reference. I can't promise that will happen right away, but it'll magically appear there one day. And then you'll know I finally got around to it.

So there you have it. Mystery solved. Don't you feel better?

And by the way...I am considering changing Chickster's name. I came up with that when he was in-utero, as I didn't know what else to call him. Now that he's here and we have discovered his non-sleeping, constantly in motion, happy little self, I think he needs something more suitable. I am open to suggestions, but I don't promise to actually listen to all of them. Hey, at least I'm honest. Pin It


  1. Anonymous1:01 AM

    Chickster is a pretty rockin name. I've never had a nickname that cool. You might scar him for life by taking it away from him.

  2. Well, if Mohawk Monitor Man thinks his name is cool, Chickster just might have to keep it. Wait...did I just listen to your suggestion? What am I thinking? :)

    When you get a break you need to come see us again. We'll go eat burgers at Hugo's.

  3. Anonymous4:39 PM

    need i remind you where trump came from?