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Old 04-29-2019, 05:07 PM   #21
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Waaaaaaay back, either late 80s or early 90s, I think I was on CompuServe which if I remember correctly was sucked up by AOL. In those days everyone was worried about personal security on this new internet thingy - I would say even more paranoid than now given it wasn't really fully understood.

It just so happened that I was reading a book called "C," a biography of the head of MI6 under Churchill. The guys name was Sir Stuart Menzies. Since I needed a secure screen name I thought what better. So I became Menzies and have been on all the forums ever since - coming up on thirty years!

I figured it had something to do with a menstrual cycle.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:22 PM   #22
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:33 PM   #23
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Hawkeye for two reasons, only one related to boating. On several trips up and down the California coast I apparently saw landmarks before anyone else on my regular crew thus a nickname in my boating friend's world. Also, I'm apparently a dead ringer for Alan Alda, Hawkeye, on the MASH series.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:16 PM   #24
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I figured it had something to do with a menstrual cycle.
Nope, nothing to do with a motor bike.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:59 PM   #25
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My wife cracks me up! She likes to make up names for things she observes through life. Always has. She looked at those triangular fleshy parts in a dogs mouth and called them “giggitonis”. After 37 years it is part of our lexicon. So Giggitoni it is!
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:11 PM   #26
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That one is more than 20 years old and was given by a good friend of mine.
Lou is my nickname, and also mean "The" from where I come from... for the remaining it may be...



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Old 04-30-2019, 06:57 PM   #27
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:22 PM   #28
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LaBomba is just an abbreviation of my last name that is too long and hard to say so friends in high school many many years back labeled me with this. It became a Ricky Martin song years later.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:35 PM   #29
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LaBomba is just an abbreviation of my last name that is too long and hard to say so friends in high school many many years back labeled me with this. It became a Ricky Martin song years later.
Some years before you could have been LaBamba

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Old 04-30-2019, 10:38 PM   #30
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It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:50 PM   #31
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A forum name that I started using some time ago when I was an aircraft owner and active on several pilot forums. Of course, considering how many Alaska fliers there theoretically are, I had to add a couple of numbers on the end.

Speaking of which, I always say, that after owning a plane (or having the plane own me)...hey! Boats seem cheap by comparison!
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:50 AM   #32
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Wifey B: Yeah, your first answer sort of missed the point, because you use it as email. Glad you made it clear now because with my dirty mind I could have come up with a bazillion things those three letters stand for.

Now, ours is so beyond obvious. And it's not bed and breakfast, although we have beds and we had breakfast this morning. Since we share we had to have something to represent him and something to represent me and we put "and" in between. Of course it can get confusing. Is the first b for him or is it for me? Maybe we got screwed up and both are him or both are me? BandB a lot of different things that we're not, like theater chain, medical company, Brandy and Benedictine. Like most things there are other uses, I'm not about to mention here.

Early on when I joined trawlerforum I read it as Band-B.

after a couple of weeks of no mention of radio gear or playing a harp on the fore deck underway I saw the light.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:00 PM   #33
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Early on when I joined trawlerforum I read it as Band-B.

after a couple of weeks of no mention of radio gear or playing a harp on the fore deck underway I saw the light.
Wifey B: No harp, but do play a keyboard, an organ, on the flybridge and in the salon.
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Wifey B: But that's a dangerous approach. Look at N4061.
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1982. Son #1 is in the YMCA Indian Guides father/child program. He's five. We all need an Indian name. You know, Running Bear kind of thing. He picked White Water. I picked Night Crawler. Put it on the back of our new '84 Rinker runabout. It stuck. . .for 33 years until his younger brother sold it.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:59 PM   #37
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1982. Son #1 is in the YMCA Indian Guides father/child program. He's five. We all need an Indian name. You know, Running Bear kind of thing. He picked White Water. I picked Night Crawler. Put it on the back of our new '84 Rinker runabout. It stuck. . .for 33 years until his younger brother sold it.
Wifey B: Night Crawler? I just don't think of a worm as a good Indian Name. White water sounds powerful.
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All our friends knew not to call us on Friday evening because it was our datenight. When we bought our first "cruising" boat a 23' Wellcraft walk around Diane said let's call it Datenight. All subsiquent boats have been Datenight because every cruise feels like those Friday nights.

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All our friends knew not to call us on Friday evening because it was our datenight. When we bought our first "cruising" boat a 23' Wellcraft walk around Diane said let's call it Datenight. All subsiquent boats have been Datenight because every cruise feels like those Friday nights.

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I had a cousin who he and his wife decided when their first child was born they would make Friday their datenight. They'd get a baby sitter and out they'd go. As their two boys got older they loved it too as they'd order pizza or they'd go across to the country club and get hamburgers. But it was their night without parents as much as it was the parents' date night. Also the kids when younger were use to baby sitters and weren't as clingy as some, dealt with school and socialization better. I'd encourage any parents to keep one night a week that is theirs. You'll be glad and your kids will be glad.
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Nickname I was given from friends that knew about acting I did years ago, the number relates to a special date,

Nicknames can be a funny thing.. they can be unintentionally cruel or in my case remind me of something that makes me laugh..

A long time ago there was a movie named 1941.. starred John Belushi. The Actor Slim Pickens ( Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles and many more, often played a cowboy. In 1941 he played " Hollis Wood" .. shortened to " Hollywood " by his Japanese captors.

That movie still cracks me up.

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