These blogs all ask for a 'Username' and our Forum has some unusual ones, like mine. I often wonder how we come up with these names and thought it would be interesting to discuss. I'll go first.
About 30 years ago we were on a family trip and stopped in a California redwood forest for a small hike. We distributed some walki-talki's and when I asked how we'd identify each other one daughter thought it would be funny to have forest names, she named me 'grey squirrel', all the others got similar forest animal names too. My name sort of stuck (my grey hair) and the nickname would pop up in conversation from then on.
To make a long story longer, many years later, we bought a new 2003 Mustang GT convertible, it was silver (grey). When that daughter saw it she exclaimed that it ought to be called 'the grey squirrel', she laughed - it happened. I bought a CA vanity license plate with 'GRY SQL' on it and put a funny license frame around it, see below. The Mustang was sold a couple years ago and the license plate is gone but it was one of those cute family jokes that lasted a long time. (I got a birthday card last year from a grandkid with a grey squirrel on it)
Ok, anybody else?
The GT plate and frame.
Edited by GrySql, 31 October 2015 - 07:14 PM.