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Shooting From The Hip
Observations From The Outside
I Am Me 
7th-Apr-2008 08:14 am
My username is ______ because ______.
My username is Oericthegn because that is who I am in the SCA. "Oeric" is my name (Anglo-Saxon in origin) and "thegn" is my title (also Anglo-Saxon -- it is more-or-less the equivelant of "baron"). During the time of the Anglo-Saxons, the ruler's name and title were sort of smashed together to create a whole new name.

My name is _____ because ______.
I will not give out my first name for security reasons. Also, I don't like it. Actually, I don't like any of my name. My parents named me after my great-grandfather. I grew up always feeling that I had a borrowed name -- not one bit of it was original or my own. As I child I would constantly use different names for myself -- usually ones that I had heard on TV. By the time I got to college, I played around with my name ('cause I was pretty much stuck with it) and came up with something that I could live with. It is that name that I use at work. However, most of the people here call me "E" -- and I think that is the coolest of all.

My journal is titled ____ because ______.
My journal is titled "Shooting From The Hip" because that's exactly what I'm doing from day to day. I don't have the answers to life, the universe, or anything. I'm just trying to live life the best that way that I can.

My journal is subtitled ___ because ____.
My journal is subtitled "Observations from the Outiside" because of a realization I achieved from statement made to be my good friend and brother, Alonzio. I always felt like an outsider, no matter where I was or who I was. (There's too much back story for me to include it in such a little question.) It was Alonzio who just point blank said, "I don't know how to tell you this, but you are an outsider. You think and you question." One might say that I had achieved some enlightenment at that moment. All my life I had been struggling with the fact that I felt like an outsider, that I wanted to feel included. Instead I should have been doing the reverse. Embracing the fact that I am an outsider suddenly helped things make sense. It was the statement that set me on the path that I'm currently following. Thank you, brother.

My friends page is called ____ because ______.
My friends page doesn't have a title. I don't know why, I just didn't create one for this version of my journal.

My default userpic is ____ because ______.
My default user pic is of my SCA device (a gold scorpion) because once again, that is who I am.
7th-Apr-2008 02:16 pm (UTC) - Brother
You are Welcome Brother and I want to also say that your are a friend I cherish and gladly look at as a friend and brother. Your words and actions help me on many occasions. it is your thoughts and questioning that helps me... and I am sure many others
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