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Jun 20, 2017 4:46 PM

Hi...little light hearted thought...some of you guys are so creative with your screen names...and still others I'm sure have a story, or are nicknames...I don't want anyone to think my Broken Blossoms is a downer type thing. Here's the story. My mother who was my best friend , my whole world ( I was her caregiver for over 20 yrs) she was the best human being that ever lived I think...anyways she was big into Hollywood history, movies and such ( she was born and raised in Hollywood) she would record all the really old movies, but when she came across one titled Broken Blossoms she had to look in to it...it was one of those lost in the vault ones, literally they found it in the bottom of a cardboard box they were getting ready to throw out... My mom and I always loved the title because the way we thought about it, and I still do to this day ( hence my screen name) is of the hundreds and hundreds of tiny wild flower Blossoms that carpet the ground in the woods where we lived. When I was a kid it was such a miracle to me that if I laid right down with my head on the soft fragrant grass and watched those Blossoms... when someone walked on them....crushed them with total careless disregard, ...you could watch them start to rise and stretch to the sun almost immediately...they were broken no more...bright and beautiful as if the troubles of the world couldn't "break" them couldn't hurt them, couldn't change them into ugly little dead Blossoms. This is how I want to be with the vicious, virulent vampire of a disease that seems not just intent on breaking me, crushing me, it feels as though it's sucking the life right out of me. But each day I get up and out of bed...I am trying to emulate those tiny Blossoms...reaching for the sun. ... what's some of your screen name stories??? And p.s. please forgive the length of my posts...I guess I'll just get known as the lady that can't shut up! Thanks for reading this. Little Miss Blossom๐ŸŒธ

Jun 20, 2017 11:27 PM

Back before the car wreck. I read the book of Revelation in the bible. I read all the things about the one who "overcomes" in the bible. So I prayed to be an "overcomer"

Well you pray for patients, you just don't get it. You are put into situations were you have to learn it.

(i learned that after I prayed to be an overcomer)

So I feel all I'm going through and new problems on top of new problems is me learning to overcome.

Jun 21, 2017 1:16 AM

That sure is s terrific attitude you have...can't say that for myself most of the time thanks for the explanation

Jun 21, 2017 8:13 PM

Hi, my screen name is because my name is missy and I used to (before pain) ride a little fifty (fiddy) dirt bike. So one day the guys decided to call me middy fiddy :)

Jun 21, 2017 8:32 PM

How cool...I've ridden a few dirt bikes in my time believe it or not...I realized all my cars have been stick...but no one ever taught me to drive a stick...those cool little dirt bikes did๐Ÿ˜

Jun 23, 2017 11:11 AM

My screen name relates to my Xbox screen name, I always remember watching war movies when I was young and being fascinated by the how stupid we are as a species to waste so much money fighting each other when most of the problems are likely within ourselves haha. I doubt anyone is healthy hahaha.

Anyway most war movies they use 'Roger that' as radio code for received agree, when you watch the news and the military are making commands over radio they show them saying it before cutting the actual interesting stuff they were going to relay.

My grandpa was in World War II but in the pacific region, mostly australia as a warrant officer in the raaf photographic division, then weapons research in woomera rocket range, as top secret photographic and other secret stuff. He was on Laha island with the yanks when they found the japs were heading to Australia, he was lucky to survive as the first plane he was quicker off to seat a higher ranking officer who made the order direct (that plane was shut down, I guess he died), when they got back to Australia (leaving behind many Americans on the island who died by the japs) he got to Darwin, Australia and took out all the photographic supplies, equipment and photo records from one of the big plane repair sheds and storehouses and hid in them in the bush and another higher ranking officer told him to put it all back, the jap's kept heading to Australia and guess where they precision bombed....all the big f*#king buildings, ships, planes and infrastructure cause that's all they could hit with the tech of the day. So someone else obviously got into a lot of trouble for that decision, defense force recorded this in an interview with my grandpa, interesting read:

I used to say to my Pa, "roger that" when he'd ask me to do something like help him weed and tidy his garden.

So I decided to call myself Rogerthatjoe on Xbox live games, everyone remembers me, a lot of overseas guys used to like playing Xbox with me too though they all got confused when I said my names not joe is Jess like Jesus without the U hahaha.

Jun 23, 2017 2:39 PM

Well MysticMum as my childrens school friends think Im magic little do they know ๐Ÿ˜‰I actually am a pagan and follow a mystical path and Im a mother to a brood of 6 thats it lol xx

Jun 23, 2017 11:43 PM

Thank you for sharing your story of your name with us ๐Ÿ˜Š so awesome. Hey I talk a lot too. Latly I call myself the rammberler. (( Sorry if I misspelled)) anyways.i like to dress western when able . So I named myself that ๐Ÿ˜

Jun 23, 2017 11:57 PM

Cool even the rambler sounds like a cool western screen name! I looked for a little smiley with a cowboy hat on... don't have one...dang...The Rambler sounds like hey pilgrim don't mess with me or I'll ramble at you with the speed and accuracy if a six shooter๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ in looking I found this guy...what's he doing? I don't know๐Ÿ’ƒdo I want to know? Ha

Jun 24, 2017 5:46 AM

Hi, my screen name is Diamond cause in spite of pain an Good or bad day I still shine bright like a Diamond..Thank you for sharing your story๐Ÿ˜„

Jun 24, 2017 6:27 AM

I'm AnimalLover2 because I love animals so much.

Jun 24, 2017 3:24 PM

I call myself cinders49 because I feel like Cinderella only the good part never happens and 49 as it's my age

Jun 24, 2017 9:33 PM

Thank you all for responding...it's just a light subject but I thought it might help getting to know people and it does,i think, everyone has such interesting stories,or funny,or practical...it's great thanks again

Jun 25, 2017 6:58 AM


Jun 29, 2017 2:23 AM

Zebra is what people with Ehlers Danlos are often called, and bravado is for my kinda attitude. I didn't want to use my normal username since I started a YouTube channel before I got reall bad and want to go back to it when I am not all over the place with pain and medication. I want to speak freely without worrying how venting here might reflect on me there

Jun 29, 2017 3:17 AM

Well if not Obvious mines due to fact that since i was a kid i admired Marilyn Monroe... When i was younger i was snooping n my parents bedroom they had drawers under there bed, my dad put his Playboys and i happen to find one with marilyn later id find two more with her. But i remember to this day looking at her how gorg i thought she was just a ANGEL a Goddess.... And since i have loved her.. It looks like she vomited in my house and bathroom as she inspires me a lit her attitude everything .. Do i believe she committed sucide ABSOLUTLEY NOT i believe she was killed because she knew too much !!! Just my opinion. I feel bad as over past few years i have learned what truth is i use to be obsessed wit playboy i collected them read them i did lol even tho people like yea right i did... But i recently found out that any girls that wanted to be a centerfold were made to sleep with hugh. If not no go peace!!! If you lived in his house you were expected any time to have sex with him at his call.. And much more i wept i felt so bad knowing MARILYN ONLY WANTED TO EXPRESS HER CRAFT HER GIFTS TO WORLD AND WAS WRONGED MANY TIME OVER... It really up sets me... People who call her a whore well i suppose every one back was a whore as SEX was just fluid she was only following the times and her heart who she felt to be now shes reveared shes held high i am glad she was amazing and she helps me to remember im good the way i am who i am nithings wrong with me an i am not fat im mearly fluffy cuz back then she was in now shed be consider plus size uts mind blowing in many aspects.. So thats me my attitude Mizz Monroe .... ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Jun 29, 2017 10:51 AM

Everyone around me has always seemed to know who they are or what they're doing. Then there's me. Always feeling odd or out of place. Awkward really. Yet unlike the ungly duckling I never grew into anything. The only time I ever really felt as if I belonged was when I went away for schooling. There, because of the worst sunburn ever, I became Strawberry. Yet life went back to being uncomfortable when I graduated and returned home. I felt and even today still feel lost. A contributing factor to my pain for sure. So now I'm Strayberrie, the lost berry.

Jun 29, 2017 11:58 AM

ScaryAnn is our (my other half and my) Geocaching name. My other half calls me Scary and my middle name is Ann.

Jun 29, 2017 1:34 PM

ScaryAnn, I love geocaching!!! It's one of the few things that make me happy!

Jun 30, 2017 5:27 PM

Strayberrie, We love it also, but we have wiped out our area. LOL 1752 finds for us! I wish I could still hike like I used to though. We both miss the 2+ miles of hiking we did almost every time we went out, now we're lucky to do .1 mile. :(

Jun 30, 2017 10:06 PM

Holy crap! Now I feel like a newbie with our measly 265 finds! I know the feeling of not being able to go as far as once before. I am grateful for how far I can make it now. ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’š

Jul 01, 2017 12:21 AM

My screen name is because I love Christmas! I love the reason for the season! Christ is a very important part of my life! I also love the number 7.

Jul 01, 2017 1:27 AM

My screen name is my nickname. My siblings and cousins decided when we were younger (I'm the oldest sibling and cousin on my mum's side) that my name was too long....Sarah-Jane....plus my brother (he's 8 years younger than me) couldn't pronounce my name properly, when he tried to the Sarah part sounded similar to Sezzy so between them they shortened it to Sezzy

Jul 03, 2017 12:06 PM

Because I am African, living in Uganda, East Africa.

Middle name Viola.

Mom loved African violets growing up. Ironically they grew well in California. Can't seem to keep alive here at the edge of the equator. Either it's too hot, or I am doing it wrong.

Jul 04, 2017 11:54 AM

I am tamtoad because my first name Tamara and I love toads & frogs. It's a love I began as a very young child as my friends were afraid of them but not me. I thought they were cute. I kept them as pets short time.

Jul 04, 2017 11:55 AM

I would hold them because I wanted to show my friends you just did not get warts from frogs/toads.

Jul 04, 2017 11:46 PM

I picked pain Warrior because of the obvious and also because I feel anyone fighting chronic disabling pain must be a brace and courageous fighter.

Jul 06, 2017 11:36 PM

That is such a sweet & inspirational story. Thank U 4 sharing it.

Jul 07, 2017 3:23 PM

Dznymagic because I love Disney. Had a career with Disney I loved for 20 years. Retired for medical reasons. Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I miss it. I miss who I was.

Jul 08, 2017 10:48 AM

I turned 50 this year 2017.
40 I was too busy with family illness. 30 I had babies. 20 I the on the on the move girl.
50...i have time to think. very bless with my family and a good job. But I have this illness that has been knocking me on my butt more often than usual. I keep getting up. I'm starting to have those all day in bed or u will pay for it if u don't listen to ur body and rest. I'm looking for tricks to help ease pain on those days. I do take meds. But sometimes they are not enough. Plus it's nice to know ur not alone in this struggle.
Thanks to all.

Jul 08, 2017 6:01 PM

Flappy's my hubby's nickname, and he's always called me his lady. We've been married since '81.

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