Saturday, September 3, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2

It doesn't really look that great for me to use up my one freebie on Day 2 of the challenge, does it?  However, if you had my day at work yesterday, you would have to.  I have a new level of respect for the people who work in auto assembly plants.  The heat and humidity alone was challenging enough.  Then you add in the constant moderately loud hum of all of the equipment, the repetitive motion, and you get something that's rather physically taxing.

Yesterday's post (which has now become this morning's post) was supposed to be about nicknames.  This is one of the topics in the challenge that I have issues with, largely because there's no elaboration given.  Am I supposed to write about my own nicknames, nicknames of other people, or try to get philosophical about the concept of nicknames.  No matter how you slice it, it's impossible for it to be a very entertaining or revealing post.

See, I got kind of screwed when it comes to nicknames.  With a full name like Bryan James Sebeck, you end up with something dirty no matter what combination of initials you choose.  My parents apparently didn't see this as an issue since they called me BJ throughout my childhood.  More recently, people have taken to calling me Seabass, a reference to some movie that I've never seen and have no clue what it is.

I suppose that, in the end, there actually is a moral to this short story.  Expecting and future parents, do not give your kids names that lend themselves exceptionally easily to sexual nicknames.  If you do it, you will make their lives much less enjoyable.

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