Tuesday, February 17, 2004

How I became AlphaWoman

This is a great idea! 

A long long time ago, when I first met Joe we were watching Discovery channel together and it was an episode about queen bees or spiders or some such creepy animal.

The female kills the male after mating.  They were referring to the female as the alpha-female. Joe began calling me AlphaFemale.

Several months later, I quit my too pressure filled job and find another with the company I am with now.  For some reason I have a knack coming up with nicknames for people.  The person I replaced I began to call St. Serino (because all the customers were telling me what a wonderful guy he was, how he could move mountains etc.)  I was nick naming everyone (most the time behind their back, I was new you know). They decided I needed a nickname.

My immediate boss knows Joe, and we were together and Joe referred to me as Alphafemale....my boss got it wrong, and began referring to me as Alphawoman, and my other coworker woman, Alphawoman #2.  He calls us 1 and 2, "Where is Number 1?" or "Where are my Alpha's?"

Anyway, its funny and I like it.  So I choose it for one of my various screen names.

 

12 comments:

yakima127 said...

Cool! I like this story! Jae

sunflowerkat321 said...

Great story! I'm having such a good time hearing where all these names have come from. Thanks for sharing. I'll link you up!
Kat

deabvt said...

That`s Terrific!!! Good job,A L P H A !!!!!!!!
Vince

marigolds2 said...

i love your name, been jealous of it since i first saw it. thanks for sharing your story. i've been backreading your entries, since i haven't been over here for a while. some good stories.

redhdka said...

I love your screenname it is very cool!

karensull12 said...

I love it--alphawoman!!!

krobbie67 said...

A preying mantis (sp?) eats the male after mating. Maybe that's the critter y'all were watching. Cute story. Thanks for sharing. :-) ---Robbie

dymphna103 said...

hey that is neat. I like that. john

ondinemonet said...

I love reading about how my fellow journalers have come up with their screen names. They are so creative and fun. I like your name very much and now I know how it came to be. :) Be well, always, Carly :)

quroboros said...

This is really funny! I love knowing the origins behind screen names, nicknames, etc. Yrs ago, I got labeled the "Lizard Queen" which is such a ridiculous story and has nothing to do with lizards! Thanks for visiting my journal. ~Holly

musenla said...

It's a good name, I like it. But since Joe is still alive and breathing, I suppose you're not really an alpha in the animal sense of the word, right (to Joe's big relief, I'm sure)? lol

freeepeace said...

Very cool! Your ENTIRE screen name has its story. I love it! [and I love your s/n]