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12/02/2005 09:50:56 PM · #1
My username has evolved since 1993 but has always carried a similar tone.

First I was "LennieSmall" (Of Mice and Men)
then "Zero" (as in nothing)
then "Morphine" (as in the band of course)
then "Zeromorph" (because my girlfriend said Morphine and Zero were too negative)

and finally I am "Megatherian" which means Giant Sloth because I got sick a few years ago and haven't been able to leave my basement (where my computer is) much since. Plus giant sloth's are AWESOME!
12/02/2005 09:23:48 PM · #2
Okay, ready for this? :))

1.) Charles Mingus wrote a song called' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", as a tribute to saxophonist Lester Young, who frequently wore a porkpie hat.

2.) I once had a cat that I named "Quark" (not after the alien tv character - this was long before that - but after the subatomic particle).

3.) Quark ran away, never to be seen again. Thinking of the Mingus tune, I paraphrased, "Goodbye Quark, my cat.

4.) Then, I thought to myself, "hmmmm, porkpie, "Quark-Pi". So, I joined Quark and Pi (3.14...) and got "Quark314"

5.) So, to honor Mingus and my cat (not to mention my love of science and math), I decided to use Quark314 as a screen name a few years ago and have used it in various places since then, DPC being the most recent.

So there you have it. Pretty twisted, eh? :)) :))
11/30/2005 11:22:52 PM · #3
Caedmon's Hymn.

'meotodes meahte and his modgethanc'

It translates to 'mind-plans' in old English, and after studying Caedmon's Hymn in my English class last spring, I decided to go and register modgethanc.com and it started off as a site to keep track of all the crazy stuff we did in that class, and now is just a digital dumpspot for me...but I keep the name.
11/30/2005 11:19:25 PM · #4
When I was a child, there was a comic strip I loved called: Terry and the Pirates...the villain was a woman: Dragonlady
I thought she was really cool...hence, the name.

Message edited by author 2005-11-30 23:19:52.
11/27/2005 09:33:00 PM · #5
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11/27/2005 09:09:58 PM · #6
Allergist. Pretty easy after that...
11/27/2005 09:06:09 PM · #7
This is great! Thanks everyone for your stories! i LOVE stories!
11/27/2005 02:22:24 PM · #8
Mine was cos I changed my user name, so I was formerly...

11/27/2005 02:21:01 PM · #9
Was pretty low on energy when I was thinking of my site name.
That's the reason I guess, use it on diff. forums aswell or short "loe"

11/27/2005 02:05:08 PM · #10
Originally posted by Rikki:

Originally posted by Noggin:


yer just like a "tickle me noggin"

LOL - you're a hoot, Rikki!
11/23/2005 11:03:18 AM · #11
My nickname in college was Jose because of a corny joke I told (think USA National Anthem). 3032 was my platoon number in boot camp - Parris Island. Since both came into my life about the same time, I chose this screen name for email, im, and most other things internetty.
11/23/2005 10:43:25 AM · #12
I live in sunniee california ;o)
11/23/2005 10:09:14 AM · #13
Ombra = shadow in Italian. Photography is painting in lights and shadows.
No. I'm not Italian, but it was the name of my first sailboat and my next..
11/23/2005 09:56:01 AM · #14
Flew the F-4 Phantom II jet fighter as an E lectronic W arfare O fficer
11/23/2005 09:43:51 AM · #15
People ask if it's "miss in seattle"

well that's how it started before I met hubby lol. Then I got married moved away from seattle and it became "missin seattle"
11/22/2005 11:15:19 PM · #16
Originally posted by Noggin:


yer just like a "tickle me noggin"
11/22/2005 11:14:56 PM · #17
i got my screen name when i was 2 days old :)

and it means progress, so i love it, although i am yet to follow my name here so far!
11/22/2005 11:12:29 PM · #18
My screen name is a mystery. Even I don't get it.
11/22/2005 11:11:14 PM · #19
11/22/2005 11:04:25 PM · #20
Ummmm...It's like my name dooooood! Shaaah!
11/22/2005 09:34:06 PM · #21
or NogginBonk hehe!
11/22/2005 09:33:24 PM · #22
Originally posted by Noggin:

I just hit my head - AGAIN!!

Should be Bumpy Noggin!!
11/22/2005 09:29:00 PM · #23
Originally posted by naldslc:

Nald is a shortened version of Arnoldus my last name and SLC is for Salt Lake City. Where I'm from! ;)

Thought I'd throw this one in for ya.
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Thanks!!! HEHE!!!
11/17/2005 10:04:26 PM · #24
I just hit my head - AGAIN!!
11/17/2005 09:49:45 PM · #25
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by jsas:

I use Hawkeyeking on gaming sites for I am in the hawkeye state without looking at my profile. Do you know which one?

err, Iowa State alum?

I did live in Kansas City (well blue springs on the bush whackers side) for 5 years.
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