Yep, that was one of the fun names I was called as a kid, as well as Dodds Kidney Pill, I was born a Dodds and then my Mum got re-married and we were adopted by my new Dad and then we had the last name of Fox. So that is why I have 2 Dads, well 3 if you count my Father-in-law. So when you see past posts and I have 2 Dad's pictured that is why. I was also called Dog (going off the Dodds name, I guess they sounded alike – whatevah!) so it was fun to go from a Dog to a Fox – in name anyway..ha!
Anyway nicknames can be fun, I love being called "Di" that to me means friendship and comfort. My husband had a nickname of Gibber growing up (that did not stick), and Eric gets Gibby at school from the football guys, as well as old school friends that have since graduated. I am the worst cause I have called Eric, Monkey Face, since he was little, I only use it with him, I dont think I have ever said it in front of anyone. After we saw the movie Lonesome Dove, I started calling Jeff "Gus" cause he started using the word "poke" – if ya know what I mean!!!
There are also nicknames of things, like for instance there is something that I call Stevie and the Twins…you will just have to think of what I am talking about. Kentucky Fried Chicken, turned into KFC and then they started really calling it that. How about MickeyD's. Target is Tarjay, the "F" word has somehow translated into friggin, frickin', flippin' or I have heard it like freakin', and you know what they mean, at least that is what my old brain is thinking…I mean heck they even have a commercial on TV now and the guy says Freakin' Good Sandwich or something like that, so my head hears a swear word. It is amazing what ya see on tv these days, I mean they used to not be able to show people drinking beer even in a beer ad, maybe that is still true, but gosh they sure show lots more "stuff" on tv then they used to. And we pay oodles of moolah to have cable and some days there is NOTHING on worth watching….hey how did I get on this topic…..reign it in Di….
Some nicknames, ya wanna be careful of ya know. I remember babysitting the cutest little girl years ago and her nickname was Frog….now that one ya hope people stopped calling her by the time she was 20! Do you Raymond take Frog, I mean Rachel to be your lawful wedded wife!!! Ha! But they stick…look at my girlfriend Terry (hey Cowgirl) her son's name is Wayne but when he was little he did not crawl, he scooted, so they called him Scooter, we STILL call him that, and he is almost 20!
So that is what I did, after I colored it, I took my black pencil crayon (in the states they are just called black pencil) in Canada we add crayon to the end.
So many people have said to me over the years, "that is not a crayon" but old habits die hard…see that nickname stuck! Oh and when I met my friend and fellow Demonstrator Debbie Sutton for the first time (hey sweetie) and her with her beautiful Canadian accent, and she said pencil crayon, I think I had tears in my eyes….she understood!!
Stamp Set: Today's Forecast, Window Dressing (which is a Level 3 Hostess set from SU!)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Muirfield Designer Series paper
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir, Blush Blossom, Going Gray, Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
Misc: Scallop punch, Vanilla Taffeta, Black Watercolor Pencil Crayon
Now it looks like my smiley has a double chin, but actually I stamped him on the Very Vanilla first and I did not get a good impression, so then I stamped on a separate piece of paper, and colored him, cut him out and then
dimensionaled dimensionalized popped him up on the top, so that is why the double chin is there, plus the camera angle didn't help, I was trying not to have it have that yellow tint I sometimes get… It is not as obvious in real life.
So anyway, I hope you have enjoyed Today's Forecast on Nicknames…what's yours?
Thanks for stopping in!