Thursday, August 28, 2008
Background: When doing profiles of folks, I tend to ask random questions.
"What's your dog's name?"
"What time do you wake up in the morning?"
"Where did you get that shirt from?"
I ask lots and lots of often meaningless questions. The first reply I get is usually some variation of, "Why do you want to know that?"
There's a story behind most things, right? My fellow reporters know this to be true. Answers to some questions just have that funny way of giving us insight about an individual that we wouldn't otherwise have access too. To prove my point, O reader, I want you to post a comment telling us how you created your screen name.
Everyone, except Talia. And if you have her screen name you know why.
My best friend in high school was the first to start calling me D-Sands. It stuck. Then one week, the Celtics drafted Paul Pierce, whose number was 34. Dsands34. The other part of 34, of course, was that I am a huge Dave Matthews Band fan, and they had this cult classic called #34. Look it up.
So you know that I like DMB, am a basketball fan, and that my friends give me nicknames that have staying power.
What's your's all about? continue...