Also Known As?

A while ago I went to my 20 year High School Reunion. Interesting, but eh. I had the same in common with most of them that I did at school, which was not an awful lot, except for one friend who I talk to all the time anyway so I didn’t need some kind of organised reunion to talk to her, I could have just had her over for dinner.

Recently I was contacted by my cousin, who said she had a student teacher who I used to know at another school – we moved from the country back to the city as I went into year 10 of high school so I went to more than 1 high school. Apparently I was one of the ‘listed as missing’ people for that school’s reunion later this year, and her student upon finding out the link, asked for my email address. After having some curious thoughts on how my name came up in a conversation (have I a new stalker?), I agreed and had a rather hillarious catch up email session with an old friend from school. So I have RSVP’d and agreed to go to the school reunion. After all, it’s not till October, and that’s heaps of time to lose 20kg, get a great haircut and new wardrobe, land that dream job and win lotto.

Several of the old school friends are on Facebook. I don’t do Facebook. I do not want my employer to know what I get up to after work, or my mum for that matter, and I’m sure I’d stuff the privacy settings so that would happen. The suggestion is to sign up under a pseudonym. One of the other guys from school has a rather amusing pseudonym for the same reason (who I spent all of Year 7 lusting over, but after several emails with the old school friend who found me, that’s not uncommon, there were at least 4 or 5 boys I said that about – “Oooh, him! I used to want to pash him so badly!”. Heh. I must have been one frustrated young thing because I pashed exactly none of them, but I’m fine with that because some people are just late bloomers, ok! And it was clearly a lucky escape, for school friend’s response to one admission was “What? You wanted to pash him? He would have eaten you!” Which means that either I was a tasty looking little schoolgirl, or that guy was really hungry, I’m not sure which.) Obviously, I need a facebook account so I can go and look at the pages of all those boys who I desperately wanted to kiss, and look at how fat and ugly they are now in some kind of odd validation. (Not really – I’m just curious to see the pages of people I was friends with way back when.)

Unfortunately, everything I think of either gives NOT the image I was hoping for (witty, funny, smart, etc) but something else – Farty McFartypants probably sounds a bit… well, smelly. The only other ones I’ve thought of sounded decidedly smutty. Like a porn star name. (ooh, interesting idea – use your ‘porn star name’ – the name of your first pet and the first street you lived on – I’d be Minty Bambara if I picked that.

Any suggestions? Minty Bambara’s the only one I have right now – and I just thought of it 5 seconds ago so it probably sucks too.

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7 Responses to “Also Known As?”

  1. WT Says:

    Facebook is a croc of crap, don’t waste your time.

  2. travelling but not in love Says:

    I have no idea of what pseudonym you could use – but let me have it when you do!

    And WT needs to get a smile in (his?) life. Facebook is hilarious.

  3. Jennifer Says:

    I hate Facebook. There is no one from my old life I would like to contact or I would have already done it. Minty Bambara is the best porn star name I’ve heard.

  4. Frank Says:

    Personally I’d go with Mad Jack McMad, but that might come across as a tad bit…mad.

  5. Sashimi Says:

    But you know what…u might want to let ur high school crowd discover you on facebook once in a while too and that aint too easily done with a pseudonym…
    ..just my 2 cents…

  6. EGE Says:

    I like Minty Bambara! I was into Facebook for a while, and got in touch with a lot of old friends, but I’m kind of over it now. Got sick of hearing what everyone was going to have for supper. You could peek around with a pseudonym and then if you decide to stay, sign up with your real name.

  7. 12ontheinside Says:

    WT: Agree, and agree – but that seems to be over ruled by the idea of looking at photos of all the boys I never pashed before.
    TBNIL: I’ll get back to you on that for sure.
    Jann: Thanks, I will take that as a huge compliment, which won’t surprise you in the slightest.
    Jack: If there was a femal alternative, I would consider it.
    Sashimi: Nah, I don’t wanna get discovered!
    EGE: I doubt the real name will ever get out there. Surprisingly, I am not very easily findable on the net. I’d like to keep it that way.

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