Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What's in a username?

I have been "officially" tagged for the first time. It was Tiffany at Stuck in the Sticks. As I was retrieving the link from her place, I realized that I don't know her name- she is "stuck in the sticks" to me... sorry- Tiffany, I know it now! That got me thinking... there's another little odd aspect of this blogosphere- names.

You have the name of your blog, the name you use when you comment (username, huh?), and then you may have a different actual name.

Here, I think I've made all of these good friends. I look forward to their comments about my personal life. I go visit them daily to read about their ins and outs. When it comes down to it, though, some of them I know only by their alias.

I was talking to my mom the other day about the evil Japanese Beetles, and mentioned that "a friend" online and I were talking about how she deals with them. "She", as I kept referring to her, is Bad Momma, that's all I know. How weird would my mom thought I was if I said "Bad Momma and I were talking and..."

In terms of 'real life' friends... Can you imagine the phone calls? Hello, can I speak to 'The Mom' or 'Mrs.4444'?

Just a little observation...

By the way, I am Tena, call me Tena. It's my 'real-life' name, short for Athena- my username is Tenakim- my middle name is Kim- no hidden meaning there- just that this Tena got to it first. Which is totally another thing that freaks me out. Another 'TENA' and she comments here! All of my life I have never run into another 'TENA'- small world, huh?

Enough of my ramble... on with the memme, or is it meme?

What is your favorite quotable line from a Movie? Damn, this is a hard one- I love all the quick witted, inappropriate lines from Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin and the Judd Apatow like... here are just a few that I love (of the cleaner ones)
"Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever."

[explaining the conception to their newborn baby] …and then your Mommy said, "Just do it already!" which was very confusing to Daddy, so I took the most literal translation'

[her producers were gently explaining how she should get back into shape after the pregnancy] "Oh, no, we're not asking you to lose weight. That would be illegal. We just want you to be healthy, by eating less. So go home, weigh yourself on a scale, write than down. Then subtract 20 from that number. And weigh that. Yeah."

On the flip side, One True Thing, gets me every time...[explaining to her career oriented daughter how she has remained 'content' with her mediocre, stay at home mom life]...

"It's so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you're missing, or what it is that you're imagining you're missing"

Who is the most famous person you have spoken to? Lenny Kravitz when I used to work in radio.

How many bags/boxes of Potato Chips are consumed at your place in a month? One, maybe, that would be by the husband and kids- I'm not a chip eater.

Who is your all time favorite Cartoon Character? Pebbles Flintstone, nuff said.

What foreign food Dish do you prepare from scratch and Serve? We do everything Italian from scratch.

What is your favorite section of the Supermarket? Coffee aisle, with the fresh bean grinder, it smells really yummy!

What was your high school teams mascot and what were the school's colors? Falcons- Blue and Gold

Anyone else who wants it- it's there for the taking- I don't want to piss off anyone to feel obligated to do it. I hear that's how some may feel about being tagged. I love it! Tag away!

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Tiffany said...

Tiffany here. LOL I only know your name because it's at the bottom of all your posts. Don't feel bad, I had to look-up names on blogs too. LOL

C said...

I know what you mean about user names...I think about that sometimes. I'm not that original, frankly, so 'Christy' it is. Besides, according to some, I wasn't smart enough to choose not to publish my name on my blog, so whatev--it's all me.

Tena said...

I know, I have never ran into another Tena as well. It is even funnier because my sister's name is Kim, put our two names together and we have you!!!

Do people say it wrong a lot to you? I admit I use to not like it, but now that I am older I love that makes me different, not that I need a name to have that happen, lol!
Have a good day TENA!!!

The Mom said...

Sometimes I forget you're TenaKim and when I get comments from Tena, I still click on the username to see which one. I'm slow, I know. I'm Jen, or Jen-The Mom but mostly The Mom now because all my life I was always Jen [enter first initial of last name] and that was so annoying. too many jens to keep track of.

Anyhoo...LOVE Apatow his wife who's always in them too, we just saw knocked up again on HBO while we were away. Showing the ever present crowning shot still shocks me a little.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOl...that's kind of why I changed my "name" to include my name when I left a get to know ya'll better

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

I alway get Tena & Tenakim mixed up too LOL

Love Love Love the the Jude Apatow movies too. I get his witty sick sense of humor and love it.

Bad Momma said...

Hey Tena,
You can call me B. I have a separate work-related blog and am now suffering from multiple-personality disorder. If I am not referred to by B, Momma, or Bad Momma, I get confused and may slip into another persona.

I have the same problem. When I start to talk about one of my blog friends, I usually don't use names and just the term "friend". It is sometimes difficult to explain "Blog Friends" to a non-blogger. Using blog names makes it sound like we're in a gang. Come to think of it, Bad Momma, started as my "street" name. Try telling your poor mom that you are a "Gang Banger"! Make sure you have a camera ready to take a photo of her expression for Wordless Wednesday!:p

Mrs4444 said...

Just lurking....left my comment on the Anthill!

Sue said...

OMG Knocked Up:
"I'd tap that ass..I'd tear that ass UP. But you're old as f%ck."

I swear, I literally cry laughing at that scene.