Originally Posted by captainkf
It is a beautiful bird found not only on the $5.00 dollar bill but also in the wild.
It's been a while since I've actually seen a bill, but from what I remember, our money is boring green with pictures of dead guys on it. You crazy Canadians......
I'll go next. I have had "experience" handles all the way back since we had 28.8kbps dial up. No, that doesn't mean it WENT 28.8 kbps....it just means we paid for it like it did. This was probably 7 or 8 years ago....a ice age ago in computer technology.
Many people mistakenly think it stems from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. I LOVE Jimi Hendrix, but that is not actually where the name comes from. Instead, it comes from a way of looking at life. Life is nothing more than a series of individual experiences strung together to create on big experience. Both positives and negatives in life come together to form this journey, this experience if you will, that is life. Our interactions with others also change their individual events in life and their ultimate "experience," possibly for the better, possibly for the worse. The numbers that follow my name really are meaningless. '03 happens to be the year that I graduated, but as various accounts have gotten spammed to death, stolen, etc, I've used other words and numbers. My yahoo handle uses 3006 at the end only because I really like the .30-06 caliber
The one common trait is that the names always include "experience" because everything is just that, an experience.
It probably sounds like I need to step back from the hooka at this point, but it makes perfect sense to me. If nothing else, it's the name I've used forever and people can identify as being me so there's no need to change it.
My CB handle is "The Rabid Hamster." This stems from my trip two years ago where we went out west in my truck. A trucker who was behind us and also happened to be into the offroading scene hollered up from behind us saying, "Silver Toyota...long way from home, eh? What is that thing? Some kind of rabid hamster?" He couldn't believe that we were going cross country in it. Heck...even the guys that changed my oil in Moses Lake, Washington thought that the thing HAD to have been trailered there. I told them that if it had been trailered, there really would be no reason for me to pay someone else to change my oil.
I'm sure I'm not the only one with that handle, but it kind of fits and it's stuck with me.