Monday, June 8, 2009

Day 158

30 posts in thirty days.

30 random facts about me.

Fun Fact #8: I give every female I know and love a nickname.

Every one.

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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DopeAlicious said...

it probably sounds corny to ALWAYS agree with what you say, but once again we just happen to be on the same page! My nicknames are mainly based on astrological signs (i'm fascinated by it), their role in my life or just something that stands out about them so I totally get it

concerning the main point of ur blog:

you spoke about being anal and about allowing others to see who 'you' are. Up until today, I thought that I was ready to show who i am. At the age of 30, I thought I was finally comfortable with 'me' - my flaws, my greatness, my insecurities, my passions...but even since then I have been constantly reminded that not everyone is ready to accept who 'i' am. people look at me or have known me in a certain capacity and want to dictate who i SHOULD be. i feel that i often have to hide certain parts of myself in order to fit into all these different molds. my challenge will be to deal with that...

i am elated that i have the privilege of having a nickname, and such a lovely one at that; and that as time goes on, i/we will be invited in.

that is all.

She Hate Me said...

I had this conversation with Big Sis (Dioracat)today.

I'm pretty confident about who I am as a person. That being said, I would never try to force myself onto someone else. My brand of wit and humor is dry, sarcastic, and often times, brash. But that's who I am. And I like who I am. I don't expect anyone else to like who I am, so when it does happen, it's a pleasant surprise.

The reason I don't really let anyone in is because I don't think the world is ready. My mind goes places sometimes that even *I* am scared of, and I sometimes (in my head) respond to things in a way that might not be appropriate.

But that's for another post. LOL

NaturallyAlise said...

I give nicknames too... but by the way I am loving this series... I think I may do something like this, may be very therapeutic...


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