Wednesday, February 29, 2012


A neutrino walks into a bar and asks, "Hey, how much for a drink?"

The bartender responds, "For you?  No charge!"


Sorry, it's been a multiple-personalitied day and I'm feeling a little scattered. 

Maybe it's because my name isn't really Abby, and the whole having-two-names is starting to take a toll.

I started blogging way back in the olden days when practically no one used their actual real life name on their blog.  I remember some now retired blog friends with names like "RainBird", "Blue Skelton", "Interstellar Lass", and "Allan the Felon", who I think actually was named Allan.  I'm pretty sure he was also a felon.

Most of my current and regular visitors know that my name is not Abby.  For those for whom this is news, I hope it doesn't negatively affect your AbbyNormal experience.

I mention this because, recently, I've gotten a few e-mails from blog visitors, and when I've replied, it's caused some confusion.  I realized that I've gotten very few e-mails from blog visitors over the years, but for some reason, February 2012 has seen a bumper crop. 

I don't have plans to change the blog's name, as I named it such out of being abnormal and proudly so.  I just don't want to be purposely deceptive.


And while I'm at it, Meego would like everyone to know that his name is not Meego.  However, China will only respond to "China".  Chaco is rather indifferent about "Chaco", Wolfgang actually likes "Wolfgang",  Magnum is happy with any attention he's given. 

Why is your blog named what it is?  If you use an online pseudonym, why did you choose it? 


Shawnte said...

Hmmm interesting study.

I don't doubt the credibility of the study one bit, as I do feel that most of us do have multiple personalities. This can be a good thing and a bad thing I suppose :s. As artists, I think we may be more prone to having multiple personalities due to our creativity alone. And that's not necessarily a bad thing either xD.

Interesting, I thought your name was Abby! lol. Don't worry, my name isn't really Shawnte either :S. Heheheheh!

terri said...

I remember the feeling of shock I felt when I learned that your name was not, in fact, Abby. Every once in a while, I still remind myself that it's not really Abby. But you've become Abby to those of us who have read you over the years. It's cute and it suits you, so you're stuck with it! ;-)

My name isn't really TerriTerri. My parents weren't like those ones that name their kids Phillip Phillips or Thomas Thomas. (Why DO people do that?)

Uh, yeah. So I've not really hidden my identity so much. I've been careful not to blatantly spell out important details of my identity, but I don't think I'm really well hidden out here on the internet.

TerriTerri came to be, as I recall, that I couldn't think of a clever blog name and somehow I became amused with TerriTerri Quite Contrary. I dropped the "Quite Contrary" but TerriTerri stuck. Although, I just realized that when I use my Google account to comment, it just comes up Terri. SIGH! Oh well.

Abby said...

**Notice how she does not answer the question** And you're not Shawnte?? omigosh, I don't know what to believe anymore!

I agree with you. Artists can be moody. Combine artist + female, and who knows what you'll face at any given moment!?

Abby said...

You're still TerriTerri to me, not matter what your GoogleGoogle account says!

I think you were one of the first bloggers I knew that used her actual name. So gutsy!

ShadowRun300 said...

I kinda guessed Abby wasn't your name, but I wasn't sure about your family.... :)
It took me a LONG time to come up with my name. I wanted it to depict me well, flow, and keep me somewhat anonymous in case some coworkers decided to google me. In case you didn't know, Shadow is for my motorcycle, Run - is 'cause I like to, 300 because I used to be a pretty good bowler.
Very fun topic! :) Can't wait to see what others have to say!

Judy said...

I'm pretty sure you know my name, haha. I have never made any bones to be something different. I can barely keep up with just being Judy! I never chose s pseudonym simply because I figured if anyone wanted to find out who I was, they could. Whether it be easy or hard, they could find me. And really, I can barely remember my real name most days, much less keep up with a second name!

Abby said...

I like your thought process! No room for "cupcake"?

Abby said...

Yes real-name Judy! You're another of the bold and beautifuls.

ShadowRun300 said...

My love for cupcakes actually came after this. ShadowRunsFor Cupcakes??? lol I'll have to keep thinking!

agg79 said...

I love the back story as to how you came up with the various names.

I guess I am mildly schizophrenic on my blog names. Like you, I started out back in the stone ages with a pseudo name to maintain some form of anonymity. I picked my blog title as My Two Cents because, to me, that is about what it is worth. My blog handle of Agg79 is a throwback from my college days (Aggie class of 1979). Sometimes, my profile shows up as Aluminut - this comes from my trailer travels. I set up my profile years ago with the idea to remain slightly under the radar, but anyone with a keyboard and two brain cells can pretty much figure out the real story. Confusing, isn't it?