When PGirl and I lived in Florida, our friends were spread out around Broward and Palm Beach County. Occassionally someone would move and I'd have to write down new directions to their house or apartment. I wasn't into Mapquest, so I'd usually jot down my notes onto a sheet of paper or a notepad. Many things I needed to remember made it onto small pieces of paper.
One day, I found a post-it note with two names written on it:
For the life of me, I did not recognize who these people were. I racked my brain and could not recall their faces. When P-Girl came home, I asked if she knew who they were. She looked at me like I was crazy and asked me why I wanted to know. I showed her the piece of paper.
She frowned, shook her add and said, "These are driving directions to Susan's house." In my haste I had scribbled the directions down without proper spacing.
Lefton Crest = Left on Crest
Ron Highridge = R on Highridge or Right on Highridge.
I felt like a total ass.
A few months later I found a rough draft of our wedding invitation list that PGirl had written. One name was unfamiliar to me.
Sounded British to me. Again, I was misreading the note. PGirl had a German friend named Uwe Nickel. For some reason, Uwe looked like Clive to me.
I've since put the names in a notebook to use as characters some day.
And while I'm at it, I've heard of many variations of figuring out your pornstar and drag queen names. My favorite is:
Middle Name + Name of first street you lived on = Porn Name.
If this is the case then my porn name is Anthony Bonaparte.
Bonaparte was the street I lived on in Long Island. If I used the street I grew up on, my name would be Anthony Arbor.
I like them both.