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Old 07-19-2008, 03:27 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Around 20mpg - more on the highway. It's just a little 6 cyl until your foot gets heavy. HA
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:28 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Great thread, thanks Nate!
MediaHound was a moniker adorned upon myself by a good friend of mine when we were teenagers.
I think it was because I had the biggest music collection at the time out of all of our other friends.
Being into music, having a green thumb, my love of aquariums, and being a collector of many other different things it makes perfect sense x 10... and my online interests that involve "publishing" and "eyeballs" (media in that sense of the word) (such as this website), it goes very hand in hand with.
So, the name fits me in several regards. It wraps up a lot of things that I have interests in and is versatile to be appropriate for just about all of them!
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Mine was the result of frustration. I was trying to sign up for a yahoo e-mial accountmany years ago, and simple things like banana234826 were already take, so I tried the name of a fruit that nobody should have known of, Pitanga, and that was taken, too, so I added diego for "San Diego" and finally found something that nobody had used already.
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Saltydad, I don't think I've ever known anyone or knowingly posted to a message board with anyone from Maryland. That just seemed too odd not to mention!
LOL. There are a few of us around. I have family in LA and Long Beach, BTW.
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after reading some of these I'm boring. In the 90's I was back packing around europe and then New Zealand. I decided to learn Italian (not in Italy, I waited until I was in New Zealand).

Jump ahead 5 or 6 years and I fell in love, firstly with my lady Sandra (love at first sight does work) and then with the town she lived in - Dicky Beach. Dicky Beach is as close to paradise as I'll ever get so with my dysfunctional Italian it became Paradisi.
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Hey, Jarred. I like the Tally-man tag line. It's funnier than Site Admin
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Kenzie is from McKenzie. My middle name. POM is Port of Mobile.

Have a great weekend.
In australia the POM bit would automatically be thought of as English - we call all people from england (not scotland or wales or ireland) POMs - prisoners of mother england (I think an "E" got lost over the years)
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Even if you're not a math geek, you can easily understand Hamiltonian Operator !!

Suppose you are measuring the work performed by an operator, using Sir William Hamilton's measurement system. If the operator can get the same work done regardless of what order the required tasks are performed in, then the operator is Hamiltonian.

I know that

and the reason I do is I recently did a maths unit at university (I do a degree as an external student - via correspondence - just to keep my brain active)
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I liked that a lot too !
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:39 PM   #70 (permalink)
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mine is simple. I was looking for an ebay user name and everone I tried was being used. I looked out the window anddecided to just add cedar to my name...and voila. Not an exciting storey but true...
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mine is simple. I was looking for an ebay user name and everone I tried was being used. I looked out the window anddecided to just add cedar to my name...and voila. Not an exciting storey but true...
I think serendipitous names like yours are some of the best!

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Old 07-21-2008, 03:49 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Okay, I didn't think I had much to explain but had to laugh when I saw a couple of other license plates here and then saw Richard described his by-line.

Sometime around 31 or 32 years ago (yikes, I'm old!) California came out with 7 digit license plates and after a friend suggested it, I got HARVEY C. Those plates are now on their 5th vehicle. I use "harveyc" wherever I can, but it's not available in some places. I got real cranky with one company when my online account had be closed due to inactivity and they said it was impossible for me to reactivate it. They said I'd have to join with a new name. I just refused to join! I do use a different ID in a few spots where the name is surprisingly taken already, but I sure wasn't about to use a different name for a stupid reason like that! LOL

My by-line of "been nuts, gone bananas" is related to what my dad and some other farmers say about me. I'm considered an "educated" farmer around here and my dad and other farmers think I've got some odd ideas on how to do things, even though I'm more conventional than I sometimes wish I were. I removed a pear orchard from our farm in 1998 and planted chestnuts, largely because they didn't require pesticides for insect or disease control around here (I do spray weeds, though). Chestnuts are a lot of work, hand harvesting from the ground each day four about three weeks to maintain top quality. A lot of farmers, including my father, think I'm "nuts". When I started hobby growing bananas some of the farmers also heard about that and really thought I was crazy. I agreed, and said I had gone bananas!

I will say that for a while last year I thought my dad was finally coming around when he saw bananas on my California Gold. Then he said "boy, that tree should be stronger next year and produce even more." I broke the news to him and he thought I was really stupid for growing a plant like a banana that would die after fruiting. I then reminded him that corn, which he made a good living of growing for about 55 years or so, dies every year and he has to buy seed again the next year. He still shook his head!
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Not to hijack, but Jacksonville? Scuba? Surely we've met....

I'm going to be organizing a trip to New Smyrna to dive the Mindanao in August. PM me if you're interested.
Glad to see so many divers on here! Must be the combination of diving and tropics that makes us want the bananas.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:00 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Not to hijack, but Jacksonville? Scuba? Surely we've met....

I'm going to be organizing a trip to New Smyrna to dive the Mindanao in August. PM me if you're interested.


Yea! I'm interested! Sorry, I never noticed you were my neighbor! I've been the only one in this area for soooo long......I'll PM you.


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Some people have been talking about their signatures, so I'll explain mine too.

Being a teenager into gardening with a greenhouse and everything required to grow plants all year round indoors, I always used to get asked if I grew marijuana or if I would grow it for someone. I always had to explain that I pretty much just grew bananas, no weed. I told some people that I didn't grow normal hemp, but I did grow Manila help (Musa textilis), not many people get it, but I figure on here maybe some people would.
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Gabe, I had got it before you even explained it to this old guy.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:13 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Mine is the first thing that I thought of when signing up here. No special meaning, I just love bananas. I couldn't beleive it wasn't already taken!

This is a GREAT thread!
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Some people have been explaining the title under their user name. Mine is Bananaculturist. I figured that was a good natural extension of my profession, which is a horticulturist. Oh so exciting and mysterious, huh? It fits, though, as my bananas now get far more attention than any of my other plants.
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I live in southern North carolina hence snc. plus too mahy passwords etc so just try to keep things simple.
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Hey Margie, is that what you did to your husband or boyfriend who complained your bananas were getting much of your attention???

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