Thursday, January 08, 2009

Thunder Dome

Two teams enter one team leaves... A view from the cheap seats at the Ford Center. The OKC Thunder pulled off a rare win against the New York Knicks.

What's in a Name?

I was thinking the other night while trying to go to sleep about all the nicknames we have for each other at work. It's interesting how one person can start a naming trend, how it takes hold and how it spreads. My nickname at work, David Bryan has slowly over time turned in to DB for short. While it's true that David is part of my name, Bryan is not. The origination of my nickname came from Cristina, one of the other bartenders. We opened the restaurant together and she had a hard time remembering my name and for a time she thought it was Bryan. Once she could finally remember David she continued to add Bryan to it. Suddenly everyone starts to call me David Bryan until it's been narrowed down to DB. Amazingly we have new servers that think my name is David Bryan or that simply refer to me as DB. What's worse is that I answer to both David Bryan or DB while working.

Here's some other nicknames for past and present employees:

Cookie Monster
The Sprite
The Guy
Dora the Explorer
Pale Face
Chocolate Face
Felicia Bryan
White Tuna
Herp (my all time favorite)
Charlie Brown
Wagon Burner

Anyone out there have some interesting nickname stories?

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Years Resolution?

Maybe not a resolution but a philosophy courtesy of the Dixie Chicks:

I'm not ready to make nice
I'm not ready to back down
I'm still mad as hell and
I don't have time to go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
'Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is you think I should