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buzz99
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Just curious about peoples' sign in names and what the letters and/or numbers mean. Buzz is actually my husband's nickname and we only use his legal name when necessary. The 99 was added when we used Buzz for a sign-in on another website and Buzz was already taken. Karen

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RushFan
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This is a fun thread.
I love music. In particular, I really like RUSH and have seen them live several times.

Those who are familiar with the band know that prior to and during the show fans will create somewhat clever signs to hold up in hopes of getting free drum sticks from Neil Peart (or the stage crew) Most have something to do with "wood" (drumsticks)in the wording.

Five months post treatments, my wife and I saw them here in Houston (Woodlands) and I told her I had an idea for a sign...

"Wood is Good, Cisplatin Sucks!" It would have been interesting to see if anyone knew the meaning.

I didn't make the sign, Linda said I should have.

Best to all,
Chuck.

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Skiffin16
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Funny you should mention would and a chemo drug or chemical....

One of the chemo drugs that I was administered (along with Cisplatin, Carboplatin and 5FU), was Taxotere.

Taxotere is a derivitive to another drug that is from the YEW Tree. I have heard at least two origins, one the European Yew Tree and needles from it, and the bark from the Central American Yew Tree.

Mine must have been from the European, as I was a constantly peein.....during the infusion.

Best,
John

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Greg53
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My actual name is Fred, but I wanted something easy to remember and I see Greg53 all the time since it is tattooed on my wife's behind.............ok,ok, I'm un-original also, it's my name and age at diagnosis. Easy to remember and I joined post-treatment so I blame my unoriginality on chemo-brain.

Greg

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adventurebob
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Will the Mrs. change the tatoo when you turn 54 then?

Bob

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Skiffin16
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LOL, Greg, you knew I had to respond....

When I was in the USMC, I knew a guy that would win bets all of the time for free drinks. He would bet someone that he had their name tatooed on his butt. His exact wording was key though, "I bet you a beer that I have your name tatooed on my azz".

They'd usually bet him for a beer...sure enough, he'd lower his drawers enough to expose his tattoo....YOUR NAME would be glowing back at them....

Best,
John

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luv4lacrosse
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Did Patrick ever work for Safway Scaffold? We have an office in Flushin and one on Kennilworth NJ??

I run the operation here in St.louis.I put Patrick on a prayer chain with my Ironworkers, Carpenters, Laborers and Boilermaker Locals.

I hope you are doing OK. Good to see you on the site. We all care about you.

Best!!!

Mike

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mswijiknyc
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I didn't catch all the contractors he worked for, I know the last one was Peterson/Goedeke (sp??) out of St. Louis. Do know of quite a few timbermen that have worked for Safeway, one currently I think.

I'm still around :) I lurk a bit, all I can offer is cheerleading abilities and a little of experience based wisdom (not much at that!)

Doing alright - still think he's going to walk thru my front door and b!tch about work. But I'm making it. One foot in front of the other.

Thanks Mike,
April

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luv4lacrosse
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Yes I am very famillar with Peterson / Goedecke. I have been in the scaffold business 23 years and we are a close knot family. You and Patrick are on a few prayer chains originating through the various BA's I have relationships with.

I think about you often as I am 46, not much older than Patrick and was rooting him on each and every day until he passed.

I am glad to hear you are doing alright, or as well as the circumstances allow.

IF YOU EVER NEED TO VENT, PM ME.

BEST!!

Mike

fsdman
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My company is FSD Financial Sevices and I am a man-fsdman.
Bob

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forme
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Hi all,
There have been a few that I really wondered about. Thanks for explaining them to me.
When I was joining, I thought that this site would be such a great place "for me" to belong. Past and present experiences with cancer and the wealth of info you all have. So, I said "for me", that's a good name, of course it got pushed together and became "forme"...

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ratface
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I spent most of my life working what we called 1st or 3rd shift (4-12 midnight or midnight to 8:00am) Consequently I was home in the day time with my daughter as an infant and toddler. As she got into the toddler years I would often be in another room or floor of the house doing chores and needed a quick way to determine that she was OK. Many times if I called her by name she sometimes wouldn't answer. I discovered that if I yelled out "Ratface" she would start laughing and I immediately knew she was fine. Kind of an early monitoring system. When the computer age erupted it just carried over as a unique identifier.

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Skiffin16
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Very cool, yours has been aonther on the top of my list for awhile trying to figure out, LOL..... I had visions of Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...LOL.

I like your story much better..

Best,
John

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ratface
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Funny John, you may just be right. It reminds me that I watched hours of teenage Mutatant turtles and "Splinter" with my now soon to be college graduate son. Thats exactly where I must have pulled it from. I've never put the two together until now. Errie what cancer can reveal to you.

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luv2cut1
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All of you have certainly made this thread interesting and fun! I hope other people pipe in with what their forum names mean.

Myka

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honeybelle22
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I always wondered about your name..because you seem so nice and supportive. And "ratface" is a bit hmmm scarey. But, it shows how families do and says things amongst themselves that is so personal and well really cute. Now I picture you on a turtle thanks to the other fla guy. LOL Rose

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JUDYV5
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first name last inital 5-number in my family

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Hondo
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I have been called Hondo for 40 years now, not too many people know me by me real name

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adventurebob
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Hey Hondo,

Is that a reference to John Wayne?

Bob

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Hondo
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Yep me and John Wayne we be Mates

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fisrpotpe
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fisrpotpe...... forced into semi retirement, put out to pasture early all cause by long term side effects from chemo, radiation and surgery's

john

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sweetblood22
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Fisrpotpe! Always wondered about yours, too!

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fisrpotpe
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after working for a company for 24 years. All the time giving. My second challenge lead them into saying you can not do your job any more. So I was pretty much fisrpotpe

3Mana
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Hey Sweetblood22, You haven't said how you got your name unless I missed it??? Come on let us know girl!

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sweetblood22
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Its up there, hun. About the third post or so. It's the English translation of my Italian last name. My great grandfather came here from Sicily. 22 is my favorite number. :)

3Mana
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Sorry Sweetblood22,
Right after I posted my question, I saw you had put where you got your name from!!!

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adventurebob
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Always wondered, never would have guessed, sorry to hear.

Bob

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sweetblood22
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Actually, another forum name I have was based on another nick name that I have. Mata Hari 22. I had gotten that nick name when I worked at McDonalds because I had an employee that was Indonesian. We were always learning new Indonesian words and expessions. One day I asked Hariandy how to say my name, Dawn, in Indonesian. He said they didn't have that word, so I told him that many people always call me sunshine or sun rise. He said sun rise is mata hari. He wrote it on a piece of paper for me. I laughed so hard because I thought he was kidding. I asked him if he knew there was a 'real' Mata Hari. He didn't. Plus I love belly dance so that name pretty much stuck with Harry. He never called me Dawn. There are a few men that call me sun rise. They all arrived at that nick name on their own not knowing about it from anywhere else. My old DM at the shoe store I worked at always called me sun rise, a man I sung with in my chorale, customers that came in daily at McDs and one who came in all the time when I worked at my step moms bakery.

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Hondo
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All this time I thought it was because you were just Sweet

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sweetblood22
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I haven't been called 'Sweet' since highschool. Some people think I am actually sweet, some don't. Lol. :)

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staceya
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I thought it was a reference to pot pies or the pope..thanks for clarifying!

rabarbar
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This is a plant, Rheum. In polish we call it "Rabarbar". Don't ask me why I chose this name. It was the first word I thought. Maybe I should visit my psychologist? ;-)

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Scambuster
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There is great survivor on the CR CSN board called Pete4_lost_at sea.

Check out this website for why he uses this name. An incredible double, no make that triple barrel, no make that...well let's just a multibarrelsed story. Anyway check out the clip and you will see why and how he used this promote early screening for BC.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/11/05/3058839.htm?site=northcoast

Scam

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luv2cut1
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Thanks, Scam!

Myka

MarineE5
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Name is fairly easy.

History, I served as a Marine along with my brother when we joined together during Vietnam. We both served in Vietnam ( volunteered ) at the same time, different bases. We made the same rank, Enlisted paygrade 5 = Sgt. We both made it home. We both have battled cancer.

Semper Fidelis

3Mana
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Hey MarineE5, Figured that's where you got your name ! Thanks to you and your brother for serving in Vietnam!!!! Glad you both made it home, but sorry you have both battled cancer. Do you think it was related to Vietnam??? Hope you're doing okay now.
Carole

MarineE5
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You're welcome. We are doing okay, thank you for asking.

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abbimom
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I thought about what I was most proud of and that is being a mom. Simple as that.
Linda

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Ron49
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Same as a few of the others, I use my real name and added my age to it.

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KristynRuth86
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First and middle name and year I was born, like the rest of you I needed something I'd remember!

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mswijiknyc
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I remember 1986 . . . now I feel old . . . lol

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KristynRuth86
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Haha! Aww!

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luv4lacrosse
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My picture and the name LUV4LACROSSE do not go hand in hand. Here I am posing with my son at his last Highschool Varsity Hockey Game and call my self LUV4LACROSSE. When I originally signed up for the post, my son was playing on a select traveling Lacrosse Team, and the day I signed on, he scored 5 goals in the game he was playing, so thus the LUV4LACROSSE.

Mike

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GraceLibby
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I didn't use my normal screen name for on-line transactions, as I thought it was a bit too negative for this forum. I'm VenomousWife on Ravelry and Flickr. It's a play on my husband's old UO character. GraceLibby is my first and middle name.

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hawk711
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This is too funny.

Mine is short for Hawkeye, which is my college mascot, Iowa. The 711 is my birthday, lucky 7-11 as I always say.

Steve

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ToBeGolden
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All Golden Retrievers have the "perfect" attitude. They will try to be happy under all circumstances. So I want to adopt that attitude and try to make the best of things.

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sweetblood22
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Topping this because it was a fun thread, we have newbies, and I am in need of levity.

Edit: giving this another bump.

AND FOR RATFACE, I don't see you on here?? Maybe I missed it.

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longtermsurvivor
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and I'm happy to say he didn't choose his name because of how he looked after HEENT surgery. That would be me instead....

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Skiffin16
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He is Splinter.....

JG

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ratface
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Sweet. It's a great idea to bump it up for the new folks here.

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Hondo
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You can Run but you cant' Hide and if you do hide it will not be for long.......

peek a boo where are you

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