Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nicknames

I've never really had a nickname. I don't know why. Nothing ever stuck I guess. I have on the other hand doled out my share of nicknames to other people. My friends Q and DLDC can attest to that. Not to mention Big Dirty, Cake, Miracle Whip, Lil' Magnum, and my daughter T-Bibby although more recently it's been changed to just Bibby. I've also got several names for people that walk around my office. I don't use them publicly but they scroll through my head every time I see them. There's Forehead, Boob Job, Buttons, Greasy, Teeth, Sashay, Bug Eyes, and E.D. (Eating Disorder not to be confused with Erectile Dysfunction whom I just call Dysfunction).

As my buddy Dutch can attest to, you can't just give yourself a nickname. It won't stick. Which is why even though I answered my phone for a solid year as Big Texas, almost no one would call me that. When Q tried to steal the name I was willing to change to Tejas Grande in tribute to my Spanish heritage, but that didn't work out any better.

So I guess I'll always be called Dagromm. My dreams of one day having a cool handle, y'know like "the Fonze", are faded.

23 comments:

Q said...

As a side note DLDC's new nickname is 'Hop Scotch'. So from now on he should be referred to formally as D 'Hop Scotch' LDC.

Judging from this post it seems that I am, as far as nicknames anyways, the Deion Sanders of our little group...

Dagromm said...

Hell yeah you are!!! You're known for your speed.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I kinda think our blog names are sticking.

And as for nicknames, I kind of consider what you call me as my "real" name a nickname. The longer version of my name was always used until I got to college, then you guys shortened it up.

Dagromm said...

Dagromm is my real name. I disagree with you though about your name. We called you Guy because we couldn't remember your real name. Not because it was short for Gyuss. Like, "How's it goin' guy?"

cyberman said...

I disagree, Dagromm. Have you forgotten all those years that I called you Ass Hole? And that nickname caught on like wild-fire in college.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I remember Dagromm's girlfriend always calling him Tiny.

Was that a nickname?

Q said...

Gyuss, Dagromm told me they called you 'BJ Reacharound' in college. How exactly did you get that nickname?

Q said...

Just in college CyberD. I think that nickname caught on County wide.

fringes said...

Where does one get one of these nicknames? I, for one, am glad that Forehead is already taken.

fringes said...

But I will take BJ Reacharound if Gyuss is done with it.

Q said...

Gyuss, I am asking you now for the only thing I have ever asked you for in my entire life. Please give up that nickname.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

If I gave up that nickname, I'd have to re-decorate. All my t-shirts and license plates accordingly

mist1 said...

I've always wanted a cool nickname. My dad is the only one to ever give me nicknames. He still calls me Juevos Revueltos (scrambled eggs).

Chillax said...

For the first year of your life you were known as Krypto. I think we stopped confusing you with the dog shortly after you started walking upright and stopped peeing on the carpet.

cyberman said...

chillax, that there is some damn good blogmenting! Keep that shit coming. I'll be refering to Dags as Krypto now for the next three weeks!

heather said...

krypto dag, i love it! lol
while i'm sure there are a few nicknames floating around for me out there, none are used to my face. other than brat and cl have called me bs (big sis among other things) since we were kids.

Dagromm said...

fringes - I guarantee you that Forehead is a term of endearment. I love a big forehead on a woman.

Q - Good call on BJ Reacharound. i'm glad I shared that with you.

Mist - That's a great nickname and I think your dad is just bragging.

Chillax - I never considered that a nickname so much as a case of mistaken identity.

Heather - Nicknames are great. Embrace them.

LIT said...

Why does it say "Mr. Right" on your left side in the picture? Have you put the boxers on backwards?

Dagromm said...

Because it's on the readers' right. I'm conscious of others needs like that.

Churlita said...

In junior high my nickname was Tara tiny tits, so I'm really happy NOT to have a nickname now.

Dagromm said...

Churlita - I would've changed it to Triple T or High Plains Drifter. I'm not sure why, but it just seems right.

heather said...

so... have you guys figured out what you're gonna call fringes yet or are you still in the middle of your pissing contest? just wondering. if this isn't settled soon i'm gonna start calling her isow (innocent starter of wars) which totaly SUCKS as a nickname so get your act together boys and figure it out!
;-)

Dagromm said...

I think Q and I settled on Scooter although she will always be Fringes to me, which I happen to think is a very good name.