Oh, yes, @RumAndChupacabras!
Please start here so we can find out exactly where that chosen moniker comes from!
I know that I am not the only one interested, just one brash enough to ask.
Great story!!Back when I was living in the U.S. for a while, I was working as Sales & Marketing Manager for a great hotel in Flagstaff. When visitors from New York came to see me during one summer season, they wanted to see some 'real cowboys' so one evening I took them and some staff members out to the 'Cowboy Bar'. T'was a night they happened to be having a country swing dance contest. They had to hold me back. I so love to dance and dance I did. At the end, I was presented with a diploma that had some hilarious script and my name 'Movin Maggie'. I loved it. It fits me well. An added note about one my eastern visitors, a very lively and very pretty young woman with that great NY sense of humour. One of the more popular 'cowboys' came over and asked her to dance. With a bit of hesitation she looked at me and I nodded to the affirmative (because I knew him to be a great dancer) so she accepted. He was well known for his bronco riding, as well as his constant tobacco chewing. He also had spent the day at the annual rodeo had not dusted anything off. Away they went. At the end of the dance, he escorted her back to our table - like a perfect gentleman. After a couple of sips of wine she looked up and said "Geez…..somebody really ought to run that guy through the car-wash………."with his mouth open!" I know this is long, but how I appreciate the memory and hilarity of that evening. Thanks for the indulgence.
Thanks. I certainly hope we do get to meet on the road again some day. I recall those few moments we were able to share in Santiago with great pleasure.And now your photo makes it more obvious that that's Durham in the USA and not Durham in England...well, we knew that already from the sidebar but it's a great pic, DP!
See you on the road again, perhaps?
Simply the Latin name (real name James) on my first compostella in 2008. The others have Jacobum but I signed on to the forum prior to my second Camino...I'm in crisis! Jacobus vs Jacobum, forus vs forum????Forum names always fascinate me and make me wonder about the person behind the name.
"FranksWildYears" is intriguing. Are you a young man who is taking time out from studying to have a wild time? Or have you given up the corporate world to bum around Europe? Are you an old man who has retired and is only now having a wild time? If your name is Jeff, why is your forum name Frank?
Sagalout: No need to wonder - this from the Telegraph:
More and more old people are becoming problem drinkers, according to the Scottish psychiatrist Dr Peter Rice. He wants us to take this phenomenon seriously.
Unfortunately, he has come up with such a glorious name for these boozy pensioners - "Saga louts" - that it is almost impossible to keep a straight face. Saga louts congregate in gangs, sometimes disguised as "wine clubs". The men, in particular, adopt a dress code as inflexible as those of their grandchildren: blazer with gold buttons, cravat, pocket handkerchief folded just so. And they have their own lingo: "What's your poison?", "Don't mind if I do", etc.
But they present no threat to public safety - unless, that is, you find yourself trapped in one of their gatherings, in which case you face the very real danger of being bored to death by a golfing anecdote."
RuralVic: Are you a rural vicar? A member of the Old Vic - or similar in a rural area?
Falcon269: Why 269? Falcon is a great name - were you born in Feb '69?
Redkite: Oooh... this one fires the imagination! Its a magnificent bird of prey but it always makes me think of those wonderful, spiritual, Indian mantras.
Omar504: Exotic - Omar Sharif, Omar Khayyam .. could be a radio station!
MeramidLilli: Just has to be a gentle, kind soul behind that name!
Crackmrmac: Crack Mr Mac?? Why? His name is Brian. What does the name mean?
Aussieredhat: What fun! An Aussie in a red hat!
(Mine is really boring - no mystery there. My name is Silvia. Most people call me Sil or Silly and my husband calls me Sil or Silly, or doll or Silly-doll. Seemed obvious for an email address.)
Over the years I've got used to people misusing my name. My initials are HELL but my name only has one L. I get a bit peeved when people call me Helen and point out that my face hasn't launched any ships - the Nordic goddess Hel with her face half young / half old is probably a better reflection of me these days.No, a HELL of an engineer!!
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