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Offline MATTANDALEX

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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2004, 09:39:03 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2004, 09:43:04 PM »
I love that site! Go the Cheat! ;B

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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2004, 09:45:12 PM »
I've never heard the name, outside of the Bible. I did know where it came from though.

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2004, 03:30:53 AM »
Just because I'm too lazy to retype it, I'll copy and paste from an old post. ;)

It all started way back when I first got Net access in November of 1996. I opened an account with AOL (yes, you can all either laugh or radiate sympathy in my general direction, depending on your disposition), and needed a username. I knew I wanted something more unique than just my name or initials, and didn't have lots of random numbers after it, but all of my childhood nicknames were... well... decidedly less-than-flattering. (The only two that weren't horrible were "The Brain", which I feared would set up an incorrect first impression, and "The Walking Computer", which would have been amusing, but was too long.)

Finally I somehow hit upon "Jelsie". J from my middle name Julia, and "Elsie" from my first name, as well as a friend whose middle name was Elizabeth and sometimes liked to go by that nickname. Well, "Jelsie" was taken. And so was "Jelcie" and "Jaycie" and so on, until I finally hit upon "Jeysie". It wasn't taken, it sounded kinda neat, and it meant absolutely nothing. Perfect!  And since I'm a creature of habit (not to mention desiring to keep a consistent online "persona") I've just used the nick for every online thing I've done that needed a username... and it's never been taken so far.

I've been using the same "post signing off" method for all this time now as well, for similarly boring yet quirky reasons.

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2004, 03:37:09 AM »
Awww . . . geez. There's already been a username thread? Well, I feel stupid ;].

And I would never of guessed that you got Jeysie from Elizabeth (even I've never gotten that far ;P). The only nickname I have using my middle name is Lizzy-Annie, which sounds like a Southern christening gone very, very wrong ;B

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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2004, 10:46:57 AM »
I've never heard the name, outside of the Bible. I did know where it came from though.

I didn't recognize where it came from... darn name transcripts :P

I do have other usernames for other places, but giving them here would be kinda missing the whole point of having them ;)
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2004, 06:45:41 PM »
Well, when I signed up in Yahoo, I needed a username...came up with Koko, named after the siamese cat from "The Cat Who..." books by Lilian Jackson Braun.  Eventually, we ended up getting a siamese whom we named Koko...and with my name being abbreviated to Cat...it all fits!  Whoo hoo!

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2004, 05:49:10 AM »
Don't forget Rhett!  Can't forget that one Colin!

And Alex, you're not kidding when you say that you've had the name Drunken Chinchilla forever!  Before I disappeared about April 2003, I seem to remember a guy on the forums named Drunken Chinchilla...and when I reappeared in February(ish), you were a_c_saunders...(sad how I remember this, isn't it?)

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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2004, 08:53:36 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2004, 02:43:45 PM »
Oh yeah, Cat calls me Rhett, and I call her Scarlett. We started our own little version of Gone With the Wind when we found out that we are both from the southern parts of America.
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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2004, 03:45:06 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2004, 06:00:40 PM »
I just have it cold... o wait there is another explanation for my name... it's in that thread somewhere too ; ) ...lol, i post it again if i have finished reading all new posts ; )
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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2004, 03:22:02 AM »
My first game was King's Quest 6 in 1995, i played it on my Cousin's Computer.

I loved that game so much that i had to have a Computer.

I played many Sierra games after that and other non Sierra games, but KQ was my all time favourite top on the list.

In 1999 when i got Internet, my first Username was Daventry.

So till today no matter what game i play, KQ is my all time favourite. Especially KQ6

So my Username is: Daventry.

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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2004, 11:14:56 AM »
How did you get the name Kimmie ??? :P, i mean we all know but i want a detailed explanation ;D :P
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« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2004, 01:42:18 PM »
lol, i post it again if i have finished reading all new posts ; )
You must have a lot of new posts to read, if it takes  you, being a resourcefinder and such, that long. ;)
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« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2004, 06:14:16 AM »
i still haven't finished reading all new posts cuz my time is limited here (although you might not have noticed it ; )
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« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2004, 07:07:01 AM »
B'rrr still posts more than me, and he doesn't have the time to  post.  :(

Oh well, I'll just try to beat his score, at Hexxawand.  :suffer:

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« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2004, 09:07:55 AM »
i mean if i had the time i would post about 3 times as much as i do now  :-\

...btw good luck, hope you'll succeed ; )
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« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2004, 10:19:46 AM »
wow, and I thought I had no life :P


well, I dont wish I had more time to post, but more time to work :(
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« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2004, 03:06:37 PM »
i still haven't finished reading all new posts cuz my time is limited here (although you might not have noticed it ; )
If your time is limited, you need to prioritize. Like what I did today, I had to check manual payments, an automatic (global) payment (but I still have to check every payment individually), and check and approve entries into the bookkeeping program. The manual stuff had the most priority, so I did that first, and then I did the last option and left the global payment just lying there. 8)
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