Whats the meaing of your user name?

Old 04-16-2010, 07:58 AM
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Whats the meaing of your user name?

We havent done one of these in awhile. I really like them.

I wanted to start another because I found out by accident yesterday that Aysha means "Alive and Well."
Who knew? I didnt until yesterday. I changed it last year from chiynita to Aysha because chiynita was a name given to me during my addiciton. I felt like my life was at a turning point and needed to dispose of all things drug related. People, places and things.
How cool is that I picked one with that meaning. There are no such thing as coincidences in my book.

So what does yours mean?
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:06 AM
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:12 AM
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I was thinking about how dumb mine was. My mind was so foggy with a day or two sober, .... all I could think of (to try to remember ! )was the name of my old cat that didn't mind sleeping on the tennis courts while we hit balls.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:24 AM
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It refers to the verse in the NT book of Mathew, when Christ says, "That which you do unto the least of these, my brethren, you do unto me." It's a reminder to treat others well and also a reminder that I am,indeed, one of 'the least of these'.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:27 AM
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I drink a lot through boredom, I'm trying to stay sober but the empty boredom feeling has always been too much for me, hence the username.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:37 AM
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Rlester is short for Richard Lester, which can be shortened to "Dick Less" which is kind of how I felt with all the anxiety around finally facing my addiction and registering here.

Even in times of desperation, I somehow manage to keep my sense of humour.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:40 AM
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I have two cats and am constantly coming up with random nicknames for them. Because of the fat pouch most cats have, I call mine fuzzy fat sacks sometimes. For whatever reason, it's the only thing I could think of when I signed up.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:41 AM
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Quite simply I was stuck for a name when I was registering and Everybody Loves Raymond was on TV so I just stuck down the name of the character on screen at that time. On reflection, I'd probably have come up with something more deep and meaningful if I hadn't just come off a bender.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:50 AM
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:52 AM
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I saw a flaming yellow vehicle with the license plate "BumbleB" that I thought was cool so changed the bumble to humble for recovery reasons (although I admittedly still have lots to learn about being humble).

Progress not perfection...

Great thread Aysha, thanks. I often wondered the same thing.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:52 AM
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means, I'm old for still using the same one from college
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:06 AM
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:10 AM
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A dear friend of mine who passed away used this I'm proud to carry on the torch!!
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:58 AM
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ex smack junkie.. really not creative. My user name on a few other forums used to be 'smackmesober'.. then I got sober, so.. it made sense when I signed up!
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:59 AM
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:36 AM
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I guess I missed my Sadie Lou the old hound dawg when I signed up. I relate to animals, especially dogs and their sweet hearts....I feel that I am a bit like them....and the love in their hearts. I feel I am overly sensitive and that has had a lot to do with my use of alcohol to quell anxiety from oversensitivity. And so honor of my Sadie Lou and in hopes that I can live my heart and learn ways to do it in a sober manner.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:17 AM
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Houndheart you sound a lot like me (except I'm a cat person).

My name is not that original. I was trying to come up with something anonymous that I hadn't used anywhere else. I love love love drinking coke, but didn't want to be "cokegirl" on a recovery site, so I went with colagirl instead.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:53 AM
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Mine is pretty self explanatory, BUT I just wanted to say I LOVE this thread. Its been very interesting reading how everyone came up with their names and what some of them mean. Thanks Aysha!!
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:48 PM
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Intention is not something I do but is something that I connect to (God)

It is taken from the Power of Intention spiritual teachings by Dr Wayne Dyer

YouTube - Dr Wayne Dyer - The Power of Intention

Interesting thread, thanks Aysha.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:55 PM
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Kmber is short for me Kimberly and 2010 is the year of getting sober. Plus Kmber was a nickname a good friend had for prior to my drinking period.
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