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Offline Captain

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2004, 02:54:56 pm »
Nope, I'm not a seafarer.  Never have owned a boat.  Never was in the military, and skipped right over the rank of Captain in the fire service....kind of goes like this...

When in college, I worked as an auto technicain at an independent repair facility.  I worked with two other guys.  One was kind of a mentor figure to me, very talented, by the name of Randy.  Brian, the other, although about 15 years my senior was not the brightest bulb.  Anyhow, many of the jobs that Brain did made return visits to the shop or some never left due to his lack of talent.  Randy would have me fix them, as a lesson to Brian, and I earned the name "Captain Comeback".  ie "Captain Comeback will fix it"  Somewhere along the way, Comeback got dropped and it just became Captain at my last job in a car dealership.  

The name stuck and still fits today as in essence that is what I do for my full time employer.  

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2004, 03:12:38 pm »
I make and eat a lot of sawdust with the sawmill and shop  ;D
 
and my other one is what the grandkids call me -- Pappy -- I like what the little tike's call me best ;)

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2004, 03:29:38 pm »
Mine is the name I've had for most of my life..I say most because a funny thing happened to me and my name way back in 1972, when men were men....and had hair longer than their girlfriends... ::)

I took a copy of my birth certificate and went down to the local draft board to fill out all them papers they said I was susposed to fill out...signed my name on the bottom and got a real funny look from the clerk...she looked at me...she looked at my birth certificate...she motioned over another clerk, which got the attention of a big feller in uniform...who them came over to where I was...

The first clerk asked me if I was tryin' to be cute, or funny or what....I asked what she was talkin about as the big feller kept standin' closer and closer....she asks me why I didn't sign my legal name...Told her I had...I had signed as Gary, which was the only way I knew to sign the name I had been given from birth.....she shows me where my birth certificate was filled in as GarEy

I guess they thought I was tryin to be a draft dodger and get out on a legal technicality... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2004, 03:56:41 pm »
CRTREEDUDE - I live in Costa Rica, grow trees, and I am not a girl. Not much of a story there. I Costa Rica I am probably known as the Gringo among the campesinos. Everyone has nicknames, and I was just informed that I have to start using them because I am "one of the guys" I felt very honored. However, they would be uncomfortable calling me Gringo to my face, I am usually Don Fred.




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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2004, 05:27:39 pm »
The "mill" part is easy.  Hokie is because I graduated from Va Tech in 1991.  Football season ticket holder and loving every minute of this years unexpected season.  First year in the ACC and we go from being predicted to finish sixth to winning the whole conference outright.  The best part of it is that our arch rival, UVA, has never won the ACC outright and we do it on our first try.  I'm flying high!  Now if we can just look respectable against Auburn in the Sugar Bowl........

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2004, 05:53:55 pm »
My father tagged me with the name when I was 13 years old. He caught me doing something he did not want me to do. He was very angry! For my punishment I had to cut down all the trees along a stone wall beside a field.(about 200') Then anything large enough for firewood I had to cut to stove lenth. All of this was done with a hand saw.

On a Saturday when I was about half done my cutting, the family was thinking of going to a movie. At lunch my brother asked my father if we were all going. Dad answered,"All of us except the cutterboy". The name just stuck.

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2004, 06:10:24 pm »
 I have to pick one I can half way rember :) So I used J T which is short for James Thomas and they call me Jim . :)
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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2004, 07:00:25 pm »
Before I bought my mill I raised a lot of pigs. ;D
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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2004, 07:03:10 pm »
My last name is Smith and seeins how the name Smith came from people who had a trade such as blacksmith coppersmith tinsmith, a like to work with wood so I thought woodsmith would be good, yes I know there is a magazine called woodsmith.

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2004, 07:22:25 pm »
My name is T Edmeades so my email at one stage along the way was tedmeades@. Friends started calling me Ted, but this one fella always said 'HEY TEDDLES!'. It stuck. It's my only memory of the guy now!  :o

And these Santa and elf icons are so cool!!!   ;D

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2004, 07:37:45 pm »
  I am what I am and that is all I can be.  Because I am it can just be.  So therefore it be I am ARKANSAWYER.
 People do notice it and most can remember it even if they can not spell it.  Most just call me ARKY unless I am passing myself off as Bibbyman. ;D

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2004, 07:38:56 pm »
  it's a where I grew up thing . I was born and raised in West Virginia. I moved to Ohio when I got married , But I can look out my kitchen window and see the Ohio River and the GREAT state of West Virginia. I mostly work in WV and do alot of hunting over there .

I think it's alot better than my brother's screenname used to be .  His was"CornFed"  . As in what we feedour animals on the farm . You know like Jeff's theroy on what grits are good for . Like him I will eat my grits after the pig has been cut and wrapped .
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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2004, 08:08:45 pm »
My mom named me Charles and people call me Charlie.
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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2004, 08:39:00 pm »
Wanted something I could remember anytime, anywhere. besides without my wife I'd a never made it in life as far as I have.  In fact it was a big struggles for both of as and I wouldn't want to be without her.  Married to a real good woman for 23 years.

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2004, 08:49:12 pm »
When I joined the forum I recycled a username that I had used previously when surfing the net in search of tools or information relating to my hobby.

Had I thought about it a little more, I would probably have called myself Country_Boy in keeping with the line from the country song to the left.
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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2004, 09:00:37 pm »
my mother,  I couldn't remember another.

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2004, 09:03:31 pm »
This is a great thread!  My name really doesn't have anything to do with me at all.   ::) No interesting story.  Basically, just picked a word that I know I'll get a login and password at the very first try, cuz I got sick of everywhere I went, having to try a bunch of different names.  This was from one of my music history classes back in college that just popped into my head one day...it's from a Gregorian chant, Victimae Paschale Laudes, which basically means "all praise to the Paschal Lamb," and the "victimae" part refers to the crucifixion. It was sung at Easter time in the church in the middle ages.  We had to listen to all kinds of Gregorian chant in music history, and this one I really liked for some reason, and it always stuck in my mind.  One day, I want to compose a piece of music based on it.  So, when I was searching for a random word, that no one else would most likely use at webpages, Paschale popped into my head, and it stuck.  So, though I've never in my life been called "Paschale," it's funny that now, through the FF, I am!   ;D  It's set in stone, now that WV_Hillbilly made me a cool scrollsaw nameplate.   8)

Oh...if anyone wants to hear this particular tune, you can check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006B1OC/qid=1102913158/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-3618236-4862310?v=glance&s=classical

Scroll down and listen to track seven.

Oh...and btw...I don't sit around listening to Gregorian Chant!   ;)

Oh...and for what it's worth...it's pronounced puh-SKOlly.  ::)
Y'all can pronounce it "puh-SKOLLY"

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2004, 09:10:16 pm »
I thought that Arky had a great handle !   After giving it a little thought, I figured I might get away with VA-Sawyer. So far it has worked.  ;D

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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2004, 09:16:05 pm »
I had just finished a frame when I found this forum and needed a nick, TF sounded like a good one.
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Re: How'd Ya Git Yer Username
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2004, 09:25:18 pm »
I love the woods and the trees and the animals. Even in the serious cold of January, soft critters with big ears (&big feet!) are hopping around under the young conifer trees leaving m&m s for the dog.
It's the first thing that came to mind.
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