Monday, June 8, 2009
30 posts in thirty days.
30 random facts about me.
Fun Fact #8: I give every female I know and love a nickname.
No one has the same nickname. I make them unique and just for them. That's my thing. I was talking to one half of the Mighty O's Angels, DopeAlicious and she said that she thought I had a whole gaggle of women to choose from because of all the nicknames. I had to chuckle.
So, Angel D, this post is for you.
I give women nicknames, not because I don't want to remember their real names, but because it's a term of endearment from me. I have my Sissy (who is my real sister), my Big Sis, The Addiction, Princess Mary, Cinnamon Sugar, The Leo, The Gemini, Wonder Twin, Mighty O's Angels, Jessica Simpson, The Prototype, The Admiral, The Captain, Boss Lady, etc....
I think the reason why I do so is because I'm pretty anal. I am, I can admit that. I'm anal about how I place people into my life, and how much of me that I give. I write this blog, I'm always writing something on Twitter, I'm putting out a book that may or may not be based on my life, and so it seems like I'm putting it all out there, and.... I'm not. There's a lot about me that even people close to me don't know. I show people where I live at, but I never invite them in. (Figure out what I mean by that...)
There are different levels of admiration that I have for these women. Some, I've never met, not even once. Others, I've been around my whole life. Yet, I give each of the women in my life the same opportunity to get to know me and my quirks. And one of my quirks is that you get a nickname around the 4th or 5th time of me talking to you. Some (Princess Mary, The Gemini, Jessica Simpson) will only let me call them that name. Others (The Captain, Cinnamon Sugar, Wonder Twin) have actually adopted that as their nickname. I guess women have their quirks too.
Anyway, the mystery of the nicknames have been solved. If you're a woman, and you've been around me for a certain period of time, you have a nickname. If you don't know it yet, just ask.
I'll be happy to let you in on why I call you what I call you.
There it is, Fun Fact #8: I give every female I know and love a nickname.
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