PBJ was kind enough in another thread to tell us how he got his handle. One member thought it stood for peanut butter and jelly (I thought so too). Now of course we know we have a Pinball Wizard among us! What about the rest of you? It would be fun to know where all those weird handles come from? Kudzu? Bob Catt? We're waiting. Let's hear from everyone. Spareribs
ok, here's the story...
During my first week or two at college I became friends with another transfer student on the cross-country team. He was a sophomore and I was a junior and both of us were in-eligible to race because of transfer rules. He ran his freshman year at Arkansas and due to injuries decided to transfer back to his hometown and run for his old highschool coach who had become the x-country and track coach at the local college.
When my friend was at Arkansas he got to know a tennis player by the name of Chip Hooper. One day during a workout he told me that I looked like Chip Hooper. Many people heard him make the comment and before you knew it I was "Chip". It was really a stupid joke because Chip Hooper is an African-American and I'm a fair-skinned, reddish haired guy with a British and French heritage.
Well it stuck. One common variant of Chip was Chipster, thus the handle.
In case anyone is curious, my friend is Steve Delano. He was a multiple KS highschool state champion in x-country and track and at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, Steve was the NAIA National X-Country champ in '82 and '83. He also won a few Nat'l NAIA track titles. His list of running accomplishments was far, far longer than mine.
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A roommate I had used to call me martacious or sometimes she would say "oh martacious one." She used to like to but the "acious" on anybody's name!
When it came time to start creating usernames, Marty became martacious thanks to her!
Even though with my age and a few extra pounds I've become a slow runner, the SLO (San Luis Obispo) ....is a where we're planning to retire in a few years.....actually on the coast in Cambria.
Sorry, kinda boring too. My name is Dave Rounsevelle, thus;
drounsevelle. Boring but original. Not many Rounsevelle's around but my mother told me that there are a few on the East Coast. I was born and raised in Oregon, but live in Utah now.
Our family story is long and kinda interesting; our name was originally Webster and the story goes that some got beheaded long ago and the family changed its name. Now where they got that long alphbit soup from...