Enjoyed reading all of these. I liked Skate's especially. Got me thinking along the lines of other nicknames people go by. I explained my forum name earlier. Here are the other names that will turn my head when they are called out. Feel free to call me any of them. And anything else you want for that matter.
Originally it started in pee-wee football. We had our last names masking taped on our helmets. Part of mine fell off. What was left was flem. I don't think the coach or anyone on the team for that matter ever figured out that my last name wasn't Flem.
Not that it mattered, as by the time I reched high school I was Flem to everyone (based on the last name, not the football nick name). Natural fit I suppose.
Went by that name on east coast festie tour for a while. As for why, ask me on JC7. I'll buy ya a beer and tell ya about it.
The song by Alison Krauss called "The Lucky One", was written about me. Of course I don't think she knows it.
The explanation is in the lyrics. Anyhow, when I got into online gaming back in 04, Lucky was a natural fit for my username. While I don't game online much these days, I'm still a part of an online community that gathers for an annual 'Outing' every year. It's next weekend actually. Anyhow, to that set of friends, and to quite a few around the NOVA area, I'm Lucky.
Hope I didn't bore you all,