Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nicknames

Here we are at Mama Kat's writers workshop again this week! I chose to do this one....

When out to lunch with co-workers, you bump into a close friend who refers to you by a nickname. Because of its unusualness, the nickname catches the interest of one of your co-workers who asks for the story behind it. Start your story with, "This may come as a surprise, but ... " and end it with, "And that's how I got the nickname (fill in the blank)."


I once again have to change it up a bit.. Do you hate me for doing that, Mama Kat? I sure hope not. See the thing is, anyone who has given me a nickname, was during childhood and usually they were not nice, and I don't really consider them close friends--I may or may not have a voodoo doll of them. (kidding) I know, I'm just blabbing on..now to the good stuff!

There were two nicknames I got when I was younger, that you could ask around and someone would be able to tell you these. Kids can be mean!
President. This one seems nice, right? Well, you may want to know what I was the President of.. They shortened it to be able to say it in front of teachers without getting in trouble. I was named the President of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
Hoover. This one came during softball. I played t-ball as a child for one year and then stopped. When I was 11 I got this bright idea to play again. Hence where I got the nickname, Hoover. When you hear the word hoover you may think of a vacuum. I thought I was given the nickname because I could suck them balls up!! However, it was just because I sucked.

What were some of your nicknames as a child?

22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

ha! i love hoover!

my nicknames are "red", "auntie bette", "beth" (by only 1 person), "baby ruth" (by only 2 people, 1 still alive), "elishabai" (sounds like the chinese version of my name), & "e-bugg"...oh, & my hubby has just started calling me "Bettes"...My name is Elizabeth so I get a ton of nicks.

Weeksie50 said...

Aw, those names were not very nice..but I am glad they didn't scar you for life..

I really didn't ever have a nick name..

New Girl on Post said...

Ok...those nicknames were not nice, but I love your sense of humor! I really wish I lived closer to you because I think you'd be a blast to hang out with it.

I'm trying to remember nicknames I had as a child....

My family called me Mel, short for Melissa

My brother called me Teeta, his version of Melissa. Don't ask.

And a ton of my friends called me by my maiden name growing up, even though I'm married they still do it and it's funny now to hear it.

Katie said...

love the new look to your blog!

and I used to be a member of the itty bitty titty committee. I had to buy my boobs! :)

Kristina P. said...

I love your new header! My family nickname is Tina. I hate it. It sounds like a whiny cheerleader. Some of my family can get away with it, and if they call me by my full name it's weird, but overall, it bugs me.

Inspired Kara said...

Oh lord. I was the proud owner of "bubble butt" now if that isn't traumatizing I don't know what is

Employee No. 3699 said...

Hoover! Snort. That's pretty funny...sorry.

Liz said...

Dude... those were some mean names. Once, in the fifth grade when we were studying the Elizabethan period, one boy started calling me Elizbian. That was kind of hurtful. :) But hilarious now, now it would make me laugh out loud.

Becky said...

Poor Pres. zi would have turned around an punched them in the nose. I never had a nickname but like you I was called names :-p

PorkStar said...

One of the nicknames I had when I was a pup was Mumra, becase I was quite skinny and feisty.

Savvy Mode SG said...

hmm...Tweety when i was young b/c I had big wavy hair and skinny little legs.... : (

Cant Hardly Wait said...

Haha! Hoover! I love your blog btw.

There was this gross kid on my school bus who would pull the velcro hairs off my bag and put them on me. He then would tell everyone I had pubes all over me. So he called me pube girl. It was AWESOME.

La Pixie said...

mine was given to me by my uncles. its "moose" because I was a head taller than my cousins. I hate it.

the end.

Mrs.D said...

Hoover, that's dubious!

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Gwen said...

OMG ~ too funny but hopefully you're not emotionally traumatized. I was a member of the IBTC also. Sister's unite!!! :)

Being Brazen said...

Kids really can be mean....I was very skinny in junior high school and always got called things like "Twiggy", "stick insect" and "matchstick girl"

Rachel said...

my nickname was "Matilda" from my parents..."Rochelle" from my brother and mean kids at school "Miss Piggy". Irony is my hubby was called "Gonzo" so I guess to muppets hooked up and got married and it wasn't Kermit who got Miss Piggy!

La Pixie said...

I tagged you on my blog

manic mariah said...

The new blog look is cool.
Name Shname...

Here is my new blog
http://manicmariah.blogspot.com

Oh, ps, this is insane mama

Mama's Losin' It said...

Actually I love it when people change the prompts up a bit. The whole point is to inspire people to write SOMETHING...so if that's where it leads you then so be it.

People were so MEAN to you with those nicknames. :) You must have a good sense of humor to put up with that crap.

Shea said...

I was Sheabird, sheabie and sheabay... Now I am Sheabo because my husband is Jimbo. I love nicknames.