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Simon
03-18-2004, 07:08 PM
Ok, I can why some people have the forum screen names, they do, for instance SIMES = Simon, but some of you guys n' gals have crazy names...

So how did you come up with your forum names?

WillBrink
03-18-2004, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by SIMES
Ok, I can why some people have the forum screen names, they do, for instance SIMES = Simon, but some of you guys n' gals have crazy names...

So how did you come up with your forum names?

It's the one my folks stuck me with :rolleyes:

Guess I could have used "guruDude" or "White man who looks like Yoda"

WillBrink
03-18-2004, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by SIMES
Ok, I can why some people have the forum screen names, they do, for instance SIMES = Simon, but some of you guys n' gals have crazy names...

So how did you come up with your forum names?

It's the one my folks stuck me with :rolleyes:

Guess I could have used "guruDude" or "White man who looks like Yoda"

ray2nite
03-19-2004, 12:16 AM
Ray is a common name. I have to sign onto a lot of different sites. I don't want to be ray101 on one site, ray1034 on another site, ray3002 on another site, and so on.

Boxer
03-19-2004, 02:41 AM
I use the nick name Boxer on a few other sites.

So that's why I chose the name here but when I first used it all the names I tried on a forum had been taken so I typed in Boxer in frustration and hey presto that name wasn't taken.

I don't box any more but I still get a LOT of e-mails with questions about boxing training which I always take the time to answer

:cool:

KJL
03-19-2004, 01:09 PM
KL - my initials, how exciting. Besides, it is easy to remember.

crane guy
03-19-2004, 03:18 PM
Well you can pretty much guess this one, but I run a small crane business in and around NYC. Great job but this winter is killing us!!!

Kai
03-19-2004, 03:26 PM
My forum name is my "real" name as strange as it may seem! In geneva there is only one other kai. And no, I am not asian. I remember that guy who was looking for someone called kai and I told him I was him and he didn't believe me at first, because he was looking for an asian guy thinking that kai was asian for some reason, and since I'm very tall my picture didn't fit with his expectations <g>.

erp7e
03-29-2004, 05:47 AM
This seemingly meaningless bundle of random characters is actually the user ID/email prefix that UVA has stuck me with. Essentially it's my initials (erp) and then I had to chose a number (I was born on Sept. 7, 1977, at 7:30 am, weighing 7 lbs and 7 oz), and a letter (my first name starts with E) that were easy to remember. So it's been my signin name at school for 3 years now and I started using it as my user name for a whole bunch of websites, etc.

So there.

mully
04-19-2004, 01:55 PM
Mully. Short for Mulholland, which is my surname. Someone on one of the usenet UK newsgroups christened me Mully. Lyle McDonald asked me in mfw who Mully was, and I told him that sometimes the English like to abbreviate the names of their sporting heroes (Gazza = Paul Gascoigne, Becks = David Beckham, etc), so it was a kind of hero worship. :) I've always used my real name in my internet ramblings.

Stephen

torelli
04-20-2004, 02:08 AM
A couple of years back my roomate and I needed to transfer a file from my computer to his and we were going to use AIM. But I didn't have it (still don't use it). So I needed to download it and had to come up with a screen name quickly.

I used to race moutain and road bicycles and my road bike is a Torelli (brand name). I used it and it has stuck with me for a bunch of other stuff.:D

sstewart81
04-23-2004, 04:07 PM
Nothing too exciting here, I just chose my first initial and last name. sstewart is usually taken for most usernames, so I just added the number 81 (no particular reason why). I use this for most sites so I don't have to remember a bunch of different screen names.

pizzaman
04-29-2004, 09:16 PM
I love to eat pizza. I could eat it every meal of the day.

Unfortunately, it does not fit in well with my recent increased attention to proper nutrition. But, I still sneak one in every now and then.

erp7e
04-30-2004, 09:36 PM
Pizzaman--I'm with you. My favorite junk food, along with wings. Cheat meal is Friday dinner...

dgill888
04-30-2004, 11:48 PM
Nothing exciting with my name. It's just my AIM name. My first name is Dan (thus the d), and gill's the last name. And 8 was always my favorite number and soccer number (yes, soccer, not football :) ). I had to go with 888 because apparently there are a TON of other dan gills in this world and dgill8 and dgill88 were taken.

Also, pizzaman, I'm with you there. Pizza and burgers were my secret weapons in bulking up:) I just got lucky in that I didn't get too fat even though I ate one or the other (or sometimes both) every day in college. Actually, I just cheated and had a whole large one for lunch on wednesday :p

Sandman
06-24-2004, 03:33 AM
'Sandman the man made of Sand'... Well, my first name is Sandro so go figure.

The story goes like this ... in my total lack of originality I used to use my first name for all my multiplayer network/internet PC gaming, till one day some dude said... 'HEY SANDMAN! ... dude that sounds like a superhero name' I found the comment appealing (it actually made my day) so I've been using it ever since. I have a many variations ranging from 'Captain Sandman' for war games to 'Sandman The Blackmidth' for role playing games ;) .

BTW, Erp ... do you happen to be Evan Rouleau Peck?

- S

erp7e
06-24-2004, 10:42 PM
Sand:

Yes I am. That's random. And scary. Do you work for John Ashcroft?

Sandman
06-24-2004, 11:23 PM
Nope... the CIA.

erp7e
06-24-2004, 11:48 PM
Or...you made a trip to the UVa website. Stalker!:D

Sandman
06-25-2004, 12:01 AM
Well... the story goes like this.... (here we go again...):

When I joined the forum and saw your comments and feedback on exercises, routines, etc., I thought you were some sort of coach or something of the sort. So I searched in Google for 'erp7e' to see if you had a webpage with articles ala Charles Polliquin. I ended up with one result:

http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/mulsoc/mentoring.cfm

Your name is right there.

Well, thats it... lame huh?

- Sandro

erp7e
06-25-2004, 12:56 AM
Someday when I am world-famous;) , you can say you knew me way back when. (insert here: delusions of grandeur).

Sandman
06-25-2004, 01:34 AM
:D ... well, maybe one day we'll see you on ER the show!

Hardgainer69
07-19-2004, 05:24 PM
I picked mine because thats the category I fall into with my body type and all. Plus I have eaten everything in sight and lifted my ass off to see no real gains. How disappointing!!

erp7e
07-21-2004, 02:19 AM
Keep reading on the forum and we will get you to laugh at that hardgainer moniker, Bart.

Sand: ER is the fakest show on TV. The real emergency department, or hospital for that matter, is nothing like that, nor do doctors and medical personel normally act in such an amphetamine-intoxication-like state, even in dire emergencies.

Believe it or not, Scrubs is not only a better show but it is more realistic. Except for the "lesson I learned today" part of the show...that's BS thrown in to make middle America feel warm and fuzzy. You don't try to learn any lessons at the end of the day...you put your heart into what you do and the people you are working with and treating all day...and at the end of the day, you detach yourself from what you've seen and dealt with so you don't get depressed and do yourself in. :D

Sandman
07-21-2004, 02:44 AM
Cool Erp.. but I don't watch ER ;) ... watching that kind of stuff makes me queezy.

- Sand

erp7e
07-21-2004, 11:50 PM
Queezy...heh...how about a 35-pound scrotem getting sawed off? Decapitation? Arm torn off in a motorcycle accident? Chicken bone perforating the colon into the prostate? A pressure ulcer that reveals bone? Pieces of mummy hand coming off when I shake a patient's hand? Prolapsed uterus hanging down to a patient's knees? Want me to keep going? This is after only one year in the hospital. :D

Sandman
07-22-2004, 01:19 AM
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

erp7e
07-23-2004, 03:32 PM
Health care not for you, huh?

Sandman
07-24-2004, 07:29 AM
Let's say you would not want me as your doctor :p .

- Sand

P.S. For who are wondering... the avatar is 'Prince Vegeta' from Dragon Ball Z. He is the coolest of all TV characters!

erp7e
07-24-2004, 10:00 PM
I must confess that Prince V does look insanely cool. Maybe not as cool as Tyler, but still...very cool.;)

mbnsix675
12-02-2004, 12:05 AM
I got given mbnsix675 by the site and it has grown on me, has a certain ring to it!

Seriously I must of clicked through some of the set up pages on autopilot cause I can't remember a page to change my handle.

Does anyone know how to change your username or am I stuck with this name...

Dan

Simon
12-02-2004, 11:16 AM
Hmm, I'm going to get one of my tech guys to take a look at that actually because in the old days, no , you had to have those weird usernames, but I see you joined in November which means you should have been able to choose whatever name you want AND even better whatever password you want. Your username looks like one of the old style enforced ones.

martin
12-03-2004, 12:42 PM
We are still in transition with the password system Dan, excuse any confusion caused. We will soon have everything working as it should be. This particular instance doesn't normally happen as people will normally choose their own username and password immeditely after purchase on the "thank you" page.

In your case you didn't do this and used the old un/pw format sent to you in the confirmation of purchase email. Once we have everything working as it should the old un/pw won't be issued, therefore this confusion won't happen.

Hope this helps.

Hardgainer69
12-03-2004, 06:12 PM
I chose that because that is what I am, a hard gainer! I was born in 1969 also, hence my user name. Plus, who doesn't like a 69??

erp7e
12-04-2004, 09:14 PM
With all due respect, hardgainer, doesn't giving yourself that name set you up for failure to some degree?

I do like the "69" part though. Can't complain there. :D

Hardgainer69
12-05-2004, 07:54 AM
Not necessarily. I tried everything for 6 months, eating just about everything in site. No results except that I felt stronger. I took all the "right" supplements and nothing worked. Thats why I got into Will's site. To see if his methods might work. I'm 35 and I also deal with a nagging back problem that impedes my heavy workouts - legs and back days. Believe me, I am in decent shape. I'm in the military and we have to be in good shape to do the things we do. My schedule now doesnt allow for those 5-6 meals a day which doesnt help matters. I am not a pessimist but a realist. I accept things for what they are. I'll always be lean and have a little gut flab unless I get on the "juice" and I aint going that route. So, if there are any suggestions, throw them my way. Thanks erp7e.

erp7e
12-06-2004, 12:24 AM
Well, this is getting a bit off topic in the name thread, so we should probably move any further discussion to the appropriate thread.

I don't mean this in a malignant way at all, I just have a pet peeve about the term "hardgainer." It definitely has its place, but I think it's far overused by some authors. Bottom line: I (and our other fine forum mods and members) would be happy to look at your overall program and offer suggestions.

Ord Mandrell
12-06-2004, 03:18 PM
In Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo refers to a planet called Ord Mantell.
Also, in the Phantom Menace, one of the pod racer is called Ody Mandrell.

I combined the two.

I'm a bit of a Star Wars nut (I named my daughter Leah).

Simon
12-06-2004, 03:20 PM
LOL Ord

Ord Mandrell
12-06-2004, 03:25 PM
Come to think of it.

I should try and find a picture of the pod racer and use it as my Avatar.

Simon
12-06-2004, 03:28 PM
If you were a true fan you should have called her CP30 or R2D2, now there's dedication :-)

BTW
POD RACERS
http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=pod+racer&hl=en

ORD
http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&lr=&q=Ody+Mandrell&btnG=Search

Ord Mandrell
12-06-2004, 03:31 PM
OK SIMES.

You got any kids ?
If so, what did you call them ?

I had to sweat blood to get my wife to agree to Leah (although she made me change the spelling from Leia).

Thanks for the pic links.

alwaysimprove
02-07-2005, 10:04 PM
My username basically comes from a moto one of my hockey coaches had. He wanted us to improve everytime we stepped onto the ice and I now try to apply that to everything in life.

erp7e
02-10-2005, 01:34 AM
Hey alwaysimprove,

One of my favorite quotes comes from Dave Tate: "When you become satisfied, you become obsolete."

malmohuset
02-10-2005, 02:18 PM
malmohus is the name of a museum in Southern Sweden - and literally translated it means malmo house. I went there once and really liked the place - and it has the added bonus of never being taken - so I have it for almost everything - work, hotmail, ISP, AOL, Yahoo etc etc... no I'm not swedish though! I used to have a swedish girlfriend for 6 years - just thinking about that breaks my heart! :(

paintedladie
02-11-2005, 07:52 PM
Hi I use the name paintedladie as my forum name & e-mail because i have a very pretty tattoo that goes from the top of my left shoulder all the way down my side to my knee & im an artist that paints pin-ups so its kinda discriptive ;)

Optimus
03-20-2005, 07:37 AM
Optimus... hmmm.
Well. First thought is the leader of the "good" transformers. (BTW< there is supposed to be a new Transformers movie coming out with lots of cool CGI.) But mainly it's a mind over matter thing with me, to be my 'optimum', there-fore Optimus.

erp7e
03-20-2005, 11:34 PM
Optimus Prime was the best transformer to have...the trailer folded out into the base, that was awesome. Yes I am an '80's child.

skinnynomore
04-01-2005, 09:46 PM
My screen name is my goal. At 169 lbs. I have a long ways to go and at 50 y/o it might be a little difficult, but I am in better shape then a year ago so I am not complaining!

yanktank
04-04-2005, 12:35 PM
I correspond via email with a guy in New Zealand whom I have never met face-to-face. He called me yanktank one time and I thought he was making fun of my sex life. Yanktank is actually a slang term they use down there for Americans. For some strange reason my twisted personality liked it so I adopted it. Plus, I don't want anyone to know my real name is Don Pette... so pretend you didn't read this.

Simon
04-04-2005, 12:43 PM
Lol :-)

rbtrout
06-28-2005, 06:02 PM
I'm a fly fisherman - and that basically for trout. rbtrout stands for rainbow trout. You can frequently catch me in the Eastern Sierras of CA and NV fishing (what else?). If I had my 'druthers', it would all be fly fishing. Biggest salt water fish on a flyrod - 4' sand shark at about 30 pounds; biggest fresh water fish on a flyrod - 39" 18# pike; and my personal favorite - 6 pound, 28" rainbow trout in 2 feet of water.

gypsym
09-03-2005, 10:44 AM
My buddies tagged me with Gypsy years ago I guess because Im such a nomad. Wanted to use it here but it was taken so I put the m on the end for muskle. Thats my story and I'm stickin to it.

eristr
09-07-2005, 04:43 AM
eristr...I HAVE NO IDEA WHY!!!
I just put letters together and came up with this.
BTW, I love Optimus Primal. Transformers were the best, then came Beasties...i still watch that show.(whenever i have time.)

anyway, thats how i came up with the name.
eristr.

TreeSlayer
01-08-2006, 12:25 AM
Well, I drag race as a hobby. Getting consistently good reaction times is known as "slaying the tree". ;)

rbtrout
01-08-2006, 02:18 AM
Drag race? Right on. What kind of car?

Simon
01-08-2006, 09:37 AM
Drag race? Right on. What kind of car?

I had you down as a lumberjack :-)

TreeSlayer
01-08-2006, 09:33 PM
The car is a '73 Pontiac Ventura. 421 CID, Turbo 400, 4:56 gear on Phoenix 15 x 32W's. Runs 6.40's, 1/8 mile, 1.38 second 60 foot. Yeah, everybody goes for the lumberjack. Kinda easy to slay those trees! ;)

rbtrout
01-09-2006, 02:10 AM
Way cool! Front end up and everything (heavy grunting). I'm a Ford man, but any car that can lift the front end is too cool. I've got a friend and we're thinking about starting on a '66 Fairlane. If we can't get the front end up, we'll start over again.
Cool pic, thanks for sharing!