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idlehunters
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Since I changed my photo I have had several comments that Hunters is not idle by looking at all those deer on the wall. I decided it would be great to know if ya'll had a story behind your name. I will share mine.

We have owned and operated a landscaping business for many years. It is called "HUNTERS OUTDOOR SERVICES, INC.".... and yes, "HUNTERS" was chosen because my husband IS such an avid hunter. When I was DX with CC the business had to be put on hold so I could put all my attention on dealing with this. Therefor the business became "idle"...thus "idlehunters" We closed the business for good this year. More important things in life now.

tell us your story!!!

jennie

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Sundanceh
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Joined: Jun 2009

But in the interest of all of the new folks, I will mention it again:

SUNDANCE:
Sundance was my first dog (he really was a person in fur). He was a Golden Retriever. We had him 13 years before Cancer took him from us. He was the light of our lives - a companion and person in the truest sense of the word - I could swear he was just about to "talk" to us. What he could not say verbally, he said with his emotions and his beautiful expressions - they said a mouthful.

Before I was first diagnosed, Sundance used to lay his down on my colon, not just anywhere but a certain spot. I had read where dogs can detect cancer, but at that time did not think much of it. After the diagnosis was confirmed, it made me think though. He supported me as much as he could during my recovery and having him here with me was so comforting and having someone to talk to just made the days seem easier.

When we thought we were clear from Cancer, Sundance began lying his head down on my liver regularly. Kim and I used to joke and say "Sundance, does your papa have Cancer again?" Amazingly, it was liver cancer and Sundance had found it before the doctors.

He was an amazing spirit and apparently pretty darn smart too! When I found the board, I was at a different place than most people who come here. I came here "after the fact." I had already been through so many treatments and surgeries that everyone was about to undergo, and I felt an immediate connection and kinship to the people's stories that I was reading. It was overwhelming and I knew immediately, this was the place that I needed to be. I wanted to try and help people on their journey and let them know what I experienced and that after 5 years at that time, that they could do this too.

So, because of how Sundance "helped me" during my Cancer journey, I HONORED him by taking his name and began to help others - as he had so diligently helped me. That's a true story!

The other day, I jokingly referred to myself as "Dr. Sundance." Another tribute to him as he was smarter than my own doctors in finding cancer not ONCE but TWICE.

Sundance was a LEGEND to me - and if I can even begin to hold up to his high standards, then I'll be doing good.

Forever in my heart and mind, I love you, Sundance. R.I.P. May 12, 1995 - October 8, 2008

His pics are available in my Expressions page - and also our new golden "Harley" is out there too.

Nice post, Jennie - take care, Darlin' :)

"Dr.Sundance"
-Craig

Jaylo969
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Joined: Jan 2010

In 2001 I was driving down a busy boulevard and saw a little kitty in the middle of the street.Someone had put her out to fend for herself. I pulled over and opened my car door and she jumped in. My intent was to take her to the humane society as I already had 2 male cats. I called them and they said they do not take strays! Well duh! So I called the city pound and they told me they could only take her if I paid them because I live outside the city limits. I explained that I had taken her off the street in THEIR city but they wanted money.

Long & short of it after a few days of trying to find her a home I realized she already had a home...my house! She had fleas from head to foot, terrible ear mites and big old wide, swishing hips ( thus the name JayLo ).

Like Sundance, JayLo has been my help, my joy, and my big old warm bedbuddy. She is maintaining at 17 lbs. and I worry that she doesn't get enough exercise ...but, she cannot go outside because she is prone to street walking.

I took the name JayLo simply because I knew that I could remember it to sign on.

-Pat aka Jaylo969

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kristasplace
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Joined: Oct 2007

Your story really touched me. I'm having trouble writing this through tears. I don't know why i haven't heard you tell the story before, but man, it got me! I know there is a schnauzer that is famous for detecting peoples cancer, and i know first hand how sensitive our animals are to our plights.

When i went in for my first surgery, my pekapoo, Oscar, knew something was going on. I would catch him giving me these long, pitiful stares, as if he felt sorry for me. When i was admitted for the resection, we had to have Oscar stay with a friend who always watched him for us in the past. This time, Oscar was so upset, he peed and threw up all over my friend's house! It was so bad, he had to send him back home. I know it was because Oscar was confused, and knew something was going on that he was being taken away from. When i came back home, Oscar continued to look at me in this same manner for many months through out my treatments.

He was such a wonderful dog. I had to put him to sleep last month because his kidneys were kaput, and i miss him so much.

I'm so glad you're honoring Sundance.

Hugs,
Krista

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robinvan
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Joined: May 2007

Mine is pretty obvious when you see my signature. Not too creative.
I'm Rob "semi-colon" in Vancouver.
British Columbia that is, not Vancouver, Washington

Be well... Rob; in Vancouver

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Lovekitties
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Joined: Jan 2010

I love kitties. I have had one or two at a time most of my adult life.

While cats can be independent at times, I have had wonderful sucess with getting them to come when called by their name.

Since I have been sick one of the two I have now is always close by...guess they take turns making sure I am ok.

They are my 'live-in' family and I don't think I could do without them.

I love kitties!

Marie

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WinneyPooh
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Joined: Jul 2009

This is my childhood name, it was shorten to Pooh later so when i came down with the POOH CANCER, I figured it fit.
thats my story
Penny

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dianetavegia
Posts: 1953
Joined: Mar 2009

Actually, when we got our first computer, I signed up for some kids sites for Nick and could never remember what cutesy name I'd used and where so I changed over to my real name and use it everywhere. Hubby uses his name (not James but Jim) and Nick uses his real name. Our two grown sons use their real names.

lcarper2
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Joined: Dec 2009

well L is for Louann and my last name is carper how boring is that really I am so chemo brained couldn't remember anything else...

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RickMurtagh
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Joined: Feb 2010

considering what you are going through we will cut you some slack. Seems some people, like Diane and myself just use our names. Simple enough even a chemo brained dolt like me can remember it most days.

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Kerry S
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Damn, and all this time I thought these people must have had strange parents.

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Patteee
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well,

My real name is Patty- I used to hate my name- on top of it my last name is Smith. I really hated my name. But I was also protective of it, correcting those who spelled it with an "i" and not wanting to be Pat. I thought when I got married I could finally be happy with my name- only I married a Carlson, and I was 28 and well established in a career, so I ended up going hyphened anyway. When I divorced? It was my golden opportunity to change and morph into a name that was ME. But the reality then at age 42, Patty Smith was who I was and would always be. There is a lot of pride and joy there- my parents gave me this name, it has a history, it connects me to my people. I love my name :)

And Patteee? It is the way it sounds, long on the E.

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Crow71
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Great thread Jen. I love these stories. Hope to read lots more. I have to admit. I've been wonderin' about Jaylo.

This is pasted from my "About Me" page.

Explanation of the name Crow71:
1971 is the year I was born.
Back in the Fall I read about a kind of meditation where you picture an animal attacking and destroying the cancer in your body. That sounded cool. I set up a little meditation spot in the field above my house and set about trying to picture the most ferocious animal I could think of. Unfortunately I'm totally ADD and could not block out the noisy cawing of the family of crows that hangs out around my house. "I'll picture a big, bad Tiger." "Caw! Caw! Caw!" "Okay. How about an elephant stomping the crap out of the tumors." "Caw! Caw! Caw!" "Okay. Maybe a pack of wolves" "Caw! Caw! Caw!" "Well then maybe a bunch of ants, cuz they're sure doing a number on my legs!!!" "Caw! Caw! Caw!" "Screw it!!!" After having a really great conversation with a friend of mine, I came to the realization that I don't choose the animal. The animal chooses me. It was very troubling though, because of all the great lore and mythology that surounds the crow, the animal is often seen as a bad omen. It brings the death message. The other day Kim reminded me that one of the fundamental differences between normal cells and cancers cells is that cancer cells do not die on there own. We have to kill them with chemo and/or radiation; or starve them to death; or cut them out. The other night a new thought came to me. The crows are not bringing the death message to me. The crows are bringing the death message to my cancer. That's the way I see it. So I have a new found love and appreciation for crows.

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robinvan
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Too Cool! I think crows would do a great job. Pecking at those nasty little critters 'til they are all gone! Crows are intellegent, playful, and fiercely protectivve of family. You could do no better!

Caw! Caw! Rob; in Vancouver

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eric38
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Joined: May 2009

Mine is as basic as it gets. My name is Eric when I came on this site after being diagnosed I was 38. No creativity here. In fact, I may be slightly retarded. I should change my name to Special E. Im not toopid - I`m peshial.

The cancer retard,
Eric

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idlehunters
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Joined: Apr 2009

I am laughing so hard I am crying....omg.... you are off the chain dude!!! Love ya

Jen

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Crow71
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Eric 38, The Chemo Addict, The Situation, Special E, The Cancer Retard - No matter the name, you are very peshial.

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greybeard64
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lol

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Kerry S
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Roger,
Go look at this web site. www.cancerstrategies.info

Fight for my love
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Joined: Jun 2009

When I came here,my husband just got diagnosed and this was right after a month I arrived the U.S.Life was funny,we had been knowing each other for 5 years before we got married,and we were just so happy that I finally finished my school and we were doing perfectly fine in China.But suddenly my husband lost his position in Asica-pacific,and he had to move back to the U.S to look for a job,and he had to leave me behind because I didn't have an immigation visia.I just felt that we were on the top of mountain,but over night,we fell down to the foot of the mountain.Luckly,my husband found a job very quickly after he lost his job.To me,it wasn't fun,because it took 16 months for me to wait for the immigaration visa.Finally I got my visa,and my husband picked me up,I just got over jetleg,then my husband got diagnosed.I felt we fell down from the top of the mountain again.I cried for a couple of weeks,then I told myself,"this is not something I will accept in my life",I need to get over this and fight hard to win my life back.We have been through a lot,but "we both fight for my love",I believe we will get through this soon and our life will be back to normal.So if you love someone,fight for him or her,fight for your love!

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P_I_T_A
Posts: 133
Joined: Oct 2009

CRC is one big
P_ain
I_n
T_he
A_ss!!!

-DJ

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JR
Posts: 140
Joined: May 2009

First name and middle name, John Richard --------. Also some coworkers used to call me JR after the old night time soap opera "Dallas" I hope that I am not as big of an A-hole that he was.

John

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ADKer
Posts: 150
Joined: Aug 2008

I have lived in the foothills my entire life. I am an Adirondacker.

coloCan
Posts: 1956
Joined: Oct 2009

couldn't think of anything when I found this site a month after surgery as I was still in so much pain, agony,fear and loneliness, with no one but girlfriend so I needed something simple to remember (which now seems so stupid) so I wrote coloCan as thats what brought me here in the first place. i'd post my face or being but do not know how to do so . Having your face or something personal as avatar gives it a human touch but I don't know how. Have pictures in Windows Mediaplayer from my digital camera in my laptop but thats about it. Hope no one got flooded from super heavy rains and wind we just had in NY.......steve

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Paula G.
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I got on this site before my husband JR. I just used my name and last initial. I was in so much shock and needed info and support that I really wasn't thinking. Best to all of you and you are all great. Paula

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Aud
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nothing creative here, either. Just the first part of my name, "Aud." A couple of friends and my boyfriend call me that. And "Audrey" was not available.
Aud(rey)

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luv3jay
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Joined: May 2009

I love this thread! My three children are named Jordan, Jaime and Joshua. And I love my three j's. Hence *luv3jay*

Sheri

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Buzzard
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I was 19 at the time....back in 1974 or 75, whatever. I lived with my parents at the time. A very ugly woman moved in across the street from California. She was 32, I was still 19, she was 32, and ugly, but I was 19. She had an issue with a front porch light one evening so I went over and changed it for her. I came back home 7 months later. She was 32, I was 19. The guys at the local restaurant told me that if I would go out with her then I would go out with anything so "Buzzard" was born. Remember, she was 32, I was 19...............

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Patteee
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here's to you Mrs. Robinson....hey hey hey

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idlehunters
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Buzzard...... thanks so much for sharing that..... I am so enjoying this thread...and PATTEEE.....you rock!!!! Great comeback!!!

jen

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idlehunters
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sticking key????

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idlehunters
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uhhhh huh

AnneCan
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Very clever, Patteee!

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tootsie1
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Joined: Feb 2008

My daughter gave me the nickname "Toots," and I used to use that. I kept running into other people having that nick, so I eventually switched to tootsie!

*hugs*
Gail

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MoSoLe09
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Joined: Sep 2009

used first 2 initials of our 3 children:
Molly, Sophie and Leonardo.
Not very creative but gave me something to remember...

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karguy
Posts: 1024
Joined: Apr 2009

I started working on cars when I was 10 years old helping my stepdad fix cars,and my dad liked working on cars.In the 70's I had a dodge challenger,1970 that I raced.And now I have a 1935 ford coupe that used to be a race car,that I turned into a streetrod,and I help my friends work on theirs.I rebuilt my first engine when I was 16,So everyone calls me car guy.

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TxKayaker
Posts: 177
Joined: Jun 2009

As the name suggests I kayak the lakes here in Texas. Not just the exercise that I like but I enjoy taking my two doxies out for a paddle.

cbcardb12
Posts: 85
Joined: Mar 2009

cb = CB (My hubby)
car = Carolyn (Me)
d = Duke (Christopher-Oldest Son)
b = Brandon (Youngest Son)
12 = Means nothing, just wanted to add numbers!

cbcardb = All letters keyed with left hand. Very convenient!

Carolyn

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imagineit2010
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Joined: Jan 2010

Nice thread... Well, I tried a few names first that had already been taken so I sat and wondered what I should think about every time I logged on. I am a part time inventor and have always had a vivid imagination (daydreamer). I have an ability to visualize something in my head and actually see the various workings and problems without ever seeing it on paper. In my mind I can see a finished project or product before it even begins. So naturally I can see myself without cancer. Thus, that is my "project" for 2010. I imagine myself beating cancer in 2010 and this reminds me how, each time I log in...
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world". - Albert Einstein
Chris

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NBTXGIRL
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Joined: Aug 2009

I always had a hard time finding a name that no one else had and not wanting to be (Kim88898365)so I came up with NB (New Braunfels) TX (Texas) Girl thus NBTXGIRL. Although I am here for my father, the man in the picture with me is Tom Silva, from the This Old House television show. I did a project for This Old House and this is the only picture of me downloaded on my computer. This was a great idea, knowing the meaning behind these names.

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thready
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Well I am Thready and the name does not have to do with cancer, it is just who I am. I love to sew and one Sunday morning I got up early to work on a project for a quilt class that I would be teaching in the coming weeks. Later that morning we went to church and after the open prayer a lady sitting behind whispered in my ear "you have a big old string in your hair". My boys were teenagers at the time and this of course was a major embarrassment. My husband who loves to make me feel better about who I am said it was just what Ms Thready would wear to church-So thready stuck. Ms Thready is also my alter ego she can say and do things that I would not even attempt.

I have had other nick names, Miss Fin, Raggedy Jannie, Nene, JD and DJ, but I think Thready is the one I like the most.

I actually go by Jan but my real name is Jannene, I like Jan because it is easier to spell for most people.

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sfmarie
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Though not as bad as Eric38 :) Eric, you certainly made me laugh!

I live in Palo Alto but most people have not heard of it, so I picked SF for San Francisco. And my name is Marie.

cowman
Posts: 61
Joined: Jun 2009

Well......at the risk of being kicked outta here I will spill it: I signed on originally for my husband and yes, he raises cattle, the dreaded red meat! Knowing what I know now, I probably wouldn't have used that name since it probably is an irritation to some. I won't get into the argument of whether it truly is a cause of colon cancer but I do know alot of people who eat beef regularly and are very healthy. I do plan on varying our diet much more though and I do take in everyone's suggestions for healthy foods.

Maybe we'll sell our cows and start herding chickens!

cowman's wife

AnneCan
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Joined: Oct 2009

My CSN name is my middle name (Anne) + Can for Canada (where I live). I also like "Can" for saying I "can" do it.

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impactzone
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I was born in the territory of Hawaii. I grew up surfing throughout CA and Hawaii. The impactzone is where the waves break, its where the action is. You can be safe and sit outside or you can get drilled by staying inside, but if you want the ride you have to flirt with the impactzone. It is where you plug into the energy.You also have to commit totally when it gets bigger so I like the idea that when you are really in the zone, surfing or at the hospital...its where something happens...the impact zone

Chip

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Hatshepsut
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I’m Hatshepsut.

I taught high school history for almost thirty-four years. Selecting a historical name was a natural thing for me to do. But why an Egyptian queen?

My husband and I were fortunate to travel widely for many years. We particularly enjoyed exotic and remote places with cultures vastly different from our own. From Tibet to Madagascar to Antarctica, we savored the diversity that our amazing world has to offer and, counter to the modern perception, we thoroughly enjoyed the genuine kindness extended to western travelers worldwide.

There are moments in travel (and life, too!) that sear themselves into one’s memory--a sight, a taste, a flirtation, a sound. Remember Bogart and Bergman and that inspired line of dialogue from Casablanca: “We’ll always have Paris.”

In my case, my unforgettable “Paris” moment came at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt-- a monument associated with the reigns of dozens of pharaohs including the against-the-odds feminist pharaoh known in history as Hatshepsut.

In terms of sheer size, Karnak is an extraordinary temple. It is the world’s largest ancient religious site. The columns at the entrance to the temple, for example, are enormous--134 skyward-reaching columns arranged in 16 rows. Artistically, Karnak is a treasure as well, covered with graceful carvings and hieroglyphics. One can only imagine what the temple must have looked like when it was painted with a pallet of fresh,vibrant, and mostly-primary colors many many years ago.

The trip in question was many years ago. Travel to Egypt was still pretty basic (Our 1976 guidebook advises to hire a donkey or a carriage to visit the Karnak site! We traveled to Karnak by horse-drawn carriage.) and political tensions in the region had caused many tourists to cancel their trips. As a result, we had unfettered access to many sites, particularly since we were traveling alone and had total control over the times of our visits to museums and monuments.

On one particular day, I was standing absolutely and utterly alone just inside the entrance to Karnak. (My husband had wandered off to study the hieroglyphics.) I remember it being early afternoon, intensely quiet and stifling hot. As I stood there, my mind raced to consider the people in history who must have stood where I stood---Napoleon’s scientists, Howard Carter and pharaohs like Hatshepsut. To this day, I remember the absolute stillness of that moment and the awe I felt as I stood dwarfed by the weight of history.

Thus it was that Hatshepsut became my screen name and my muse.

Hatshepsut (wannabe)

P.S. Thank you for this thread. I’ve enjoyed writing about Hatshepsut and my reasons for choosing her name. Also, for those of you who have nightmares about your high school history teachers, I assure you that there will not be a test on this material.

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Sundanceh
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I have not had a chance to tell you this yet, but I found an article on King Tut on MSN or CNN and I clicked on a couple of links and saw your avatar of Hatshepsut. I then began reading the story about the Egyptian queen and I put it together that this is who you were and I recognized the avatar immediately.

What a fascinating story and she surely did go up against the grain with politics and being a female ruler.

Wow - L, I always knew there was something special, something educated about you - I could tell in your writing and the way you articulate yourself - and still do.

I was going to tell you about learining the legend of Hatshepsut just the other day, but this post beat me to it. Oh well, can't win 'em all. I found it a fascinating read.

It was cool reading about your experiences in Egypt - I'm sure you were one good history teacher. Congrats!

-Craig

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Shayenne
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That was sooo interesting L, I always wondered about the Hatsheput nick, I love it!

I couldn't think of anything to use for screen name, then one day I just thought about putting a couple of my kids names together. I have 4 kids, and my 2 younger daughters names are Shana and Cheyenne, so I put their names together to get Shayenne, and it's stuck with me ever since. But it's ok to call me Donna :)

Hugsss!
~Donna

AnneCan
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Joined: Oct 2009

Hatsheput,

Thanks for sharing your story! I found it very interesting + informative. Your posts are always good to read, + I bet you were one heck of a history teacher! Lucky students!

dirtyshirt
Posts: 10
Joined: Feb 2010

I've been using this nick as my online personna for years. The story behind it is this:

I am a high school Math teacher, and a co-author of a textbook of which I am quite proud. We were using my text book when the principal decided he wanted it changed (he was a PE major; his problem with the book was that it didn't look like the one he used in HS, but I don't want to bore y'all with 'Math Wars' tales). So, he started putting pressure on me, and eventually fired me as the Chairman of his Math Dept. Well within his rights, there; no complaints. But when I asked him what his reasons were, he chickened out and said, "Well, your shirt is dirty!" It wasn't. True story. I've been dirtyshirt ever since. Even opened up my own small business with the name "Dirtyshirt Productions".

This is my first post on the CSN website. I haven't even told my background yet. I liked this thread, however, so I'm posting.

Thanks for a great thread, Jennie!

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Shayenne
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Welcome dirtyshirt! I love the story, you made me laugh! Will be looking forward to hearing more about you :)

Hugsss!
~Donna

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