And Yahoo Begot....

Monday, December 04, 2006

Have you ever wondered how people pick their screen names? I know I have.

Some are easy. Like One Tall Momma ... She's a mom and six feet tall! But what about all of the others? OTM is the only name I can readily see the reasoning behind it.

And My Screen name? What on earth is a Bluepaintred? A food? A TV Show? A sex toy? Seriously.. Was I on Crack when I picked it? Come on, I know you've wondered. Well the truth is...I never inhaled.

About four years ago I was introduced to Yahoo Chat by my BFF Kiss. They were Hella amusing. The fights we would start, the caps lock screaming, the swears, the death threats...ahh good times. The first ID I tried was Weirdangle69. But it was taken. So I tired roughly thirty thousand other ID's that were all more outlandish then the last. All taken.

At my wits end, I looked around the computer desk, searching for inspiration. At this time, Rainbow Man was most enthralled with Spiderman. He had a white dresser and I was in the middle of painting it like so :



What do you suppose I saw sitting on my computer table? Bluepaintred was born.


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13 Comments:

Blogger Fantastagirl said...

I'm in the Blogger Witness Protection Program - Mr. Incredible chose my new name. Fantastagirl...cause I'm so fantastic...or something like that.

I always wondered about the bluepaintred...thanks for sharing.

9:31 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aha! it all makes sense now.

i think my screen name meaning is pretty obvious :D

10:02 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just telling Spouse Guy that I had no idea why you were called Bluepaintred. Now we know!

Like FG, I had to go into the BWPP (Blogger Witness Protection Program) and I was trying to come up with something anonymous and snarky. I came up with Prima Blogarina, (that was even my login for the old beta version), but as I was setting up the new blog, Margaritaville came on the radio and I put two and two together and came up with Blogarita and Blogaritaville at the same time.

I got the idea for "Time spent blogging is time well wasted" from Brad Paisley's album called "Time Well Wasted".

10:30 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Big Daddy is what all my Hoes in the trailer park call me...LOL!! No It's something I came up with. Then just now I googled it and I found some other guy in Texas using that name. Fucker!

And Gonzo is along story. In fact that gives me an idea for a future post.

You don't have to call me BigDaddy if it's too weird.

10:37 PM, December 04, 2006  
Blogger Miss Ann Thrope said...

Ah Ha! I wondered but I didn't want to ask because what if you were still taking LSD and I gave you a flashback? I'd hate to be responsible for an uncontrollable session of Fraggle Rock watching.

My first screen name was my name, duh. But someone kept referring to me as a name I picked up as a screen name and kept for a very long time.

Since then, i've taken on several SNs based on the title of my blogs/websites.

I'm planning on sticking with this one.

12:07 AM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Ah, the mystery is solved!

3:04 AM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Catch said...

You know the name fits you now though....I guess we grow into these names. Catchme99 was for a time I was online in the chatrooms. I tried to think of a catchy name.....ala catchme....99 is for the year I first came on line.....I met so many people and they all called me Catch..so when I started my blog instead of using my real name I went with Catch. Now it just fits!

7:28 AM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I did always wonder...thanks for telling us all! Oh, and we won't find out about SlowMo and the Marfan Syndrome for 8 - 10 weeks!! Can you believe that crap??

7:45 AM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I am just an Ole Dawg named Ole Blue.

Typing with paws is difficult

1:30 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Lori said...

Mine is to easy Lori in Florida, my name is in the middle of Florida.

8:12 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Jade said...

that is fantastic! i loved hearing that story.

My first screen name ever was satin. I used to get called satan all of the time, i got hate mail constantly, and hence, jade was born. started out azjade, then was just jade. my blog was born after the screen name.

10:22 PM, January 15, 2007  
Blogger Vicious said...

Well thank you for clearning that up!! :D I feel better knowing now.

5:14 PM, September 26, 2007  
Blogger Angry said...

Well what do know...
I come here almost daily... your site is a 'must visit' for me.
I've always wondered about your screen name, I even state that I don't know what it means on your link on my blog, and so I am glad to finally know.
(I know... it's taken me ages to notice this explanation link).
My name, Angry Buttons, is less a description of me and more a reference to one of my phobias. It’s funny because everyone in the blogosphere just assumed that my first name was Angry and that’s how I’m now addressed by many people. But as my therapy continues, I am getting closer to having the strength to reveal just what these phobias are.

2:43 AM, December 02, 2007  

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