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love2travel

How/why Did You Choose Your Member Name?

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actually its very original...do you know its "orgins"?

Is it pronounced the way its spelled?

Have you EVER met anyone ELSE with your name...inquiring minds want to know...LOL! :D

Actually, I have had several people ask me if I was trying a take off on Karen & Caring.

Like Peter said, the G is my last name. Someone who knows me would figure out who I am. Not very anonymous.

Wish I had thought of Cougie! I love Mt Lions!


 

 

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Hi, Cougie,

She pronounces it KAren. The 'g' is the first letter of her last name.

My screen name is the reverse. It is the first letter of my given name, followed by my surname. This form is common in computer systems, and that is my background.

I only know of 3 other registered members here whose names follow the convention that I used. Remarkably, I have met two of them in person. Go figure.

Everytime I see your name, I think of a fellow I used to work with who shares your surname but was named Tom. His parents were big Twain fans. :D


Gluten free 6/10/11

Negative blood test for celiac 7/7/11

History, genetics, and response to diet point to celiac anyway.

Sy

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Actually, I have had several people ask me if I was trying a take off on Karen & Caring.

Like Peter said, the G is my last name. Someone who knows me would figure out who I am. Not very anonymous.

Wish I had thought of Cougie! I love Mt Lions!

Yeah I was wondering if it was a take off on Kar-ing myself...I'm not around computer people that much...so I didn't catch that...but it seems so obvious now!!! :blink::lol: I did figure peters out right away... ;) ..especialy since he signs...Peter! LOL

Cougie is my nick name...my husband introduces me as cougie...cougar...or "The Cougar"...LOL! Its real funny when he does that in the grocery store! or to my 21 yr. old sons friends..now they sometimes joke about it too! He said he was tired of my name...and started calling me rediculous stuff like Mildred..Gertrude...Milfners....just to make fun! My girlfriend started calling me Milfners too...!!! Then on one of my more moody days...he said YOUR a COUGAR!!! He tells people its not because I chase young men...LOL..(even though he's 9 months younger than me..and teases me about it all the time)...its because shes always ready to pounce and rip your arm off...LOL!!! Better watch out...shes a cougar!!!

That and I love rare steak..the bloodier the better...iron deficiency you know!!! lol

:D:D:D The funny thing is I can so realate and feel like a cougar at times. when I mess up on something..Its ..."silly cougar",...or"Bad cougar"!!! LOL :rolleyes:

You have to remember...we've been married a Loooooooong time...and have known each other even longer('76)!!! :P


Cougie23

Diagnosed 8/3/11

Celiacs/casein sensitive/lactose intolerent

Favorite quotes-

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said,

But I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!!!"-anonyamous

"you can lead a donkey to the river...but if you want him to drink...

you have to throw him in" -(21 yr.old son)

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So you can see from my pic I'm a guitar player. Though I'm not playing it in the pic, my favorite guitar to play is my Gibson Les Paul (2003 Standard, slim 60's neck, Cherry Burst finish, for the fellow guitar players who want to geek out with me. B) )

Goof was my nickname in school. It started when I wore a Disney Goofy hat to "Crazy hat day" as a freshman in marching band. The instructor didn't know my name yet, so he started calling me Goof. It stuck, and whenever I would walk into a party after that, I would be greeted by "Gooooooooof" Ah, the good old days...

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Goof, I used to have a 1968 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty. I traded it away for a Gibson acoustic many years ago. I play a Guild CE100D jazzbox now. (Well, actually I have 14 guitars not counting the ones for sale, but most are acoustic.)

And something just occurred to me - running a music store as I do, I have to be careful about washing my hands after playing any of the guitars on the wall in case some customer eats a sandwich and then plays one of my guitars.


gluten-free since June, 2011

It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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Love2travel is pretty self explanatory but others are not so obvious. This has piqued my curiosity for ages. Do some of you mind sharing what made you choose your member name and what it means? :P

My funny nerdy fiancee is always wearing goofy t-shirts and watching the worst filmed movies he can find just to laugh at them. Somehow the worse they are the funier they are. So I picked something he would roll his eyes at everytime I metion what the "celiac ninja" did today. hehe :) We are computer graphic artists (aka Media Arts and Animation freelance artists) so nerd is our middle name.

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My funny nerdy fiancee is always wearing goofy t-shirts and watching the worst filmed movies he can find just to laugh at them. Somehow the worse they are the funier they are. So I picked something he would roll his eyes at everytime I metion what the "celiac ninja" did today. hehe :) We are computer graphic artists (aka Media Arts and Animation freelance artists) so nerd is our middle name.

That's too funny!

We will be expecting a great avatar, given your credentials! :P


 

 

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My sister and I would stay up until the wee hours of the morning making baked goods and watching old movies. Some were pretty cheesy about the way they went about far east and indian accents. So at about 3 AM we just slap happy. Just one of the words that stuck. mom mie dah not really mom mida


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My sister and I would stay up until the wee hours of the morning making baked goods and watching old movies. Some were pretty cheesy about the way they went about far east and indian accents. So at about 3 AM we just slap happy. Just one of the words that stuck. mom mie dah not really mom mida

This sort of reminded me...

My cousin and I use to make up funny words when we were kids. Rimbobadoobee and cliberdipple were a couple of my faves. Terapoothamite set her laughing so hard that she fell backwards out of her chair. :lol:


Gluten free 6/10/11

Negative blood test for celiac 7/7/11

History, genetics, and response to diet point to celiac anyway.

Sy

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a really popular thing to say is "Live Love Laugh" or "Peace Love Happieness" junk like that,,,,,,n i used 2 B uber obssesive about twilight n so i replaced one of the words with twilight. i dont feel like making a new account but if i were to change the name it would probably b "Crapablity" a YouTube username i made out of neccestity of one not consitsing of random letters and numbers, or something haviing 2 do w/ ninjas!!!!! :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r::rolleyes:


"These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume." ~Romeo & Juilet Act II Scene IV

I do not suffer from insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.

Friendship is like peeing on yourself-everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling it brings.

Be grateful for what you have today-you never know what tomorrow will bring. . .or take away.

Don't Worry Boys. . .I'm Gluten Free!!

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When I met my husband (who is Irish American) I proudly told him my mixed bag of ethnicity (Armenian, French Canadian, German and 1/8th Irish) We both mentioned we wished to travel to Ireland sometime.

Fast forward... we married and spent our honeymoon in IRELAND. It was a magical, romantic, and moving experience. We saw where our grandparents came from and we both felt a connection with the land. It was the most amazing 17 days of my life. We have returned three more times and wish we could retire there. We love Ireland that much.

Each time, I have been asked for directions in some remote place (apparently, I LOOK like I belong there :lol:) I honestly felt sad and cried as we departed Shannon Airport the first time, feeling like I was leaving "home". I told hubby I felt like I was leaving a piece of my heart there. I thought, if there is only 1/8 of me that is Irish, it must be my heart.


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Mine is a foreign language (to me) variation on my real name. Kinda boring but not surprise. :) My oldest son (stepson) says that before I got married to his mom I was a stick in the mud, but now I'm just a stick. :lol:


Undiagnosed for 20 years since first symptoms.

March 2009 - Negative Blood work

April 24, 2009 - Gluten-free

April 29, 2009 - Notably positive response to gluten-free Diet.

May 2, 2009 Dairy Free

May 6, 2009, Soy Free

May 27, 2009 Enterolab Results: Positive Anti-gliadin IgA, tTG IgA, Casein, HLA DQ2.2, HLA DQ8

June 4, 2009 Refined sugar free (except Raw Honey, pure Maple syrup)

June 29, 2009, Dad diagnosed Celiac by GI specialist via blood work and dietary response.

July 2009, Dad's gene test: double DQ8! Thanks Dad - I'll try to get you something nice for Christmas! :)

August 8, 2009 Really Soy free this time - Thanks Blue Diamond for the soy lecithin in the almond milk! :(

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When I met my husband (who is Irish American) I proudly told him my mixed bag of ethnicity (Armenian, French Canadian, German and 1/8th Irish) We both mentioned we wished to travel to Ireland sometime.

Fast forward... we married and spent our honeymoon in IRELAND. It was a magical, romantic, and moving experience. We saw where our grandparents came from and we both felt a connection with the land. It was the most amazing 17 days of my life. We have returned three more times and wish we could retire there. We love Ireland that much.

Each time, I have been asked for directions in some remote place (apparently, I LOOK like I belong there :lol:) I honestly felt sad and cried as we departed Shannon Airport the first time, feeling like I was leaving "home". I told hubby I felt like I was leaving a piece of my heart there. I thought, if there is only 1/8 of me that is Irish, it must be my heart.

What a beautiful story! Isn't it great when you find your true home? I think a lot of people never do find it. I think a lot of people never even realize that where they live isn't "home". That's the way I was until the first time I came to the Black Hills. I knew INSTANTLY that this is where I belong. It took 18 years before I was able to actually move here, but it was worth the wait. I hope the same will hold true for you, and that once you've retired and moved to Ireland, it is even better than you expected.


gluten-free since June, 2011

It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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What a beautiful story! Isn't it great when you find your true home? I think a lot of people never do find it. I think a lot of people never even realize that where they live isn't "home". That's the way I was until the first time I came to the Black Hills. I knew INSTANTLY that this is where I belong. It took 18 years before I was able to actually move here, but it was worth the wait. I hope the same will hold true for you, and that once you've retired and moved to Ireland, it is even better than you expected.

Thanks. The Irish people are the most accomodating and hospitable and I felt an eerie connection to the land. I was at peace. Hard to explain, but it sounds like you "get it" :) (and it's a very celiac-friendly place to live!)

You never know where life will lead you and.....That's the best part!! :)


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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FarScape.

Katrala and Clavor (brother / sister) were minor characters, appearing on 1 episode in the middle of the series.

I typically dislike SciFi (I've never seen any of the Star Wars,) but I loved this show.


Positive Celiac (Blood & Biopsy) - April 2011

Peanut Allergy

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What a beautiful story! Isn't it great when you find your true home? I think a lot of people never do find it. I think a lot of people never even realize that where they live isn't "home". That's the way I was until the first time I came to the Black Hills. I knew INSTANTLY that this is where I belong. It took 18 years before I was able to actually move here, but it was worth the wait. I hope the same will hold true for you, and that once you've retired and moved to Ireland, it is even better than you expected.

I so agree! Where I live in Canada certainly is not home - I do not think of it as such. However, Croatia is where my heart is. My sense of belonging there is intense. When my husband and I talk about "home" we both mean Croatia and can hardly wait until we can make our move. :D


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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