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Vikinfan
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04/14/2010 11:38PM
I was just wondering why some people chose the screen names they did when joining this site.

Some are pretty obvious, I mean Vikinfan is pretty self explanatory and Kanoes....Kanoes....Wisconsin public education I guess explains that one but how did the rest of you pick your names?

Oh yeah sign up for the spring wing night May 1st if you can!

Take care
 
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PortageKeeper
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04/14/2010 11:53PM
Funny!
I lead volunteers on portage clearing trips each spring.
No space between portage and keeper because I grew up close to Wisconsin. :)
 
rogerson
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04/15/2010 12:03AM
It was my generic screen name in case I didn't like the site. Had to sign up to see the user comments on the maps or something like that. Now I'm just too lazy to change it. It seems I like this site. :-)
 
520eek
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04/15/2010 12:59AM
area code and my initials
 
ozarkpaddler
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04/15/2010 01:28AM
Where I live and where I do most of my paddling. TW
 
Appolion
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04/15/2010 02:28AM
Apollyon is the Greek name for Abaddon, the spiritual being named as the destroyer in Christian apocalyptic theology.

I liked the way Appolion looked though :P

(Left Behind series anyone?)
 
dicecupmaker
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04/15/2010 02:58AM
I used to make muffler belts years ago......no, wait that was in a prior life when I drank. Now I help people keep their beverages cool.......with class.
 
amhacker22@hotmail.com
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04/15/2010 04:02AM
I wasn't really paying attention when I filled in the username field. I had no idea what kind of a commitment I was making.
 
canoe212
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04/15/2010 04:20AM
Just the word canoe and my house number. I didn't intend to post this much or I would have thought about it more. I don't really mind my name, even if it is pretty generic. I do wish I had capitalized it though.
 
bapabear
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04/15/2010 04:29AM
First grandchild gifted me with the "bapa" and coaching cohorts went by the second part. There was no real reference to Bear Bryant it was more that I growled a lot. :)
 
1stSatInMay
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04/15/2010 04:39AM
The day of the greatest 2 min. in sports
 
04/15/2010 04:52AM
My husband, Spartan1, and I are both graduates of MSU. We met on the Spartan student trip to the Rose Bowl in 1965-66 on a Greyhound bus en route to Pasadena. It was just the first thing that came to mind for me. We bleed green, especially during football season.
 
Unas10
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04/15/2010 04:59AM
Tenth child of Una.
 
jb in the wild
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04/15/2010 05:46AM
My drill instructor started calling me JohnBoy (last name is Walton), that got shortened to JB and in the wild is where I feel the most comfortable. Although some that have known me for a long time, say that when I was younger and drinking heavy, it was more like JB is in the wild (mood). Of course I don't remember much of those days and if it wasn't for the flashbacks I wouldn't remember the 70s and 80s at all.
 
rookie in 03
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04/15/2010 06:02AM
first trip to Gods country
 
gbusk
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04/15/2010 06:10AM
Mine is just a fusion of my first and last name. I wish I had thought of something a bit more clever. I have been tempted to change it, but likely never will.
 
SunCatcher
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04/15/2010 06:13AM
SunCatcher,
Song I played in band in high school 35 years ago. Always liked it, wanted to have a ranch called the SunCatcher Ranch, or some such dream like that, so when got on this site just went with SunCatcher.
Plus seems I am always "chasing the Sun" so to speek. Love the site and all who enter here. Blessing to you all (Paul's my other name ha ha)
SunCatcher
 
billconner
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04/15/2010 06:31AM
Oh my. Is it that obtuse?
 
04/15/2010 06:47AM
German speaking folks understand mine immediately. A Benutzername is a username or screen name.

The funny part is: I don't speak German!
 
dedgrass
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04/15/2010 07:15AM
I play bluegrass banjo in a Grateful Dead band. Has nothing fo do with my lack of landscaping skills!
 
Humdinger
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04/15/2010 07:16AM
When I worked in a machine shop, we had phrases that really didn't mean much other than a running joke or commentary about the situation... "that's a real humdinger" which could convey sarcasm or if you we're impressed with something or a statement on the latest engineering creation.
I have worst shop phrases that were unique, but we have mixed company here.
 
thlipsis29
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04/15/2010 07:23AM
Thlipsis was one of the coolest sounding words I had to memorize in my New Testament Greek classes in seminary. Unfortunately it means distress, affliction or tribulation. 29 is my birthday (August 29).
 
Jiimaan
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04/15/2010 07:37AM
Jiimaan is an Ojibwa word for Canoe.
 
04/15/2010 07:38AM
While I have many interests and loves in my life, and I will readily admit to being called a lot of names -"Boppa" is the one that brings a smile quickest, from little voices.
Boppa
 
Basspro69
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04/15/2010 07:43AM
I believe theres an old post that explains everyones screen name, but for me its my friends use to call me basspro when we would fish together, and june 9 is my wifes birthday so I combined the two Basspro69.
 
solotrek
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04/15/2010 08:00AM

I love to canoe either tandem or solo but "trekking" solo is an experience like none other.
 
topcat
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04/15/2010 08:04AM
Nickname my 10th grade history teacher gave me, after the cartoon character. My initials are TC and that was what topcat was called by his friends.
 
FullGo
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04/15/2010 08:11AM
FullGo -- i.e to go all out, to go fast and go hard. That pretty much describes my personality when it comes to recreational activities --football, triathlons, marathons, and the BWCA.
 
Kevlar
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04/15/2010 08:16AM
I wanted a name that reflected canoeing and something specific about me, and I really do appreciate my kevlar canoes...and it wasn't already taken, as several other names were.
 
nojobro
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04/15/2010 08:21AM
No, Jo, and Bro are the first parts of my name, my husband's name, and our first daughter's name. Way back when we first got an email address, he made up that as our email, and I've adopted it as my online screen name. The other daughter gets left out. That's what you get for being born late to the party. ;-)
 
hiawatha
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04/15/2010 08:30AM
My wife believes that my canoeing skills are equivalent to the Walt Disney character, and I live in the Hiawatha Valley.
 
HowardSprague
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04/15/2010 08:40AM
I think it was 1999-2001 or some time around there. New job, first time on the internet. Didn't know much about it, but stumbled upon the CCBB and after lurking for awhile wanted to chime in. Had to create an identity and an email address I could use and had heard that on the internet, you don't want to divulge your real info...spur of the moment, I thought of a TV show I liked and decided to use a lesser-recognized character that would maybe seem like a real name..so rather than Barney Fife or Sheriff Andy Taylor or Opie, I went with Howard Sprague. No real reasoning behind it, but after awhile my friends on the CCBB knew me by that and it seemed too late to change to a different, better name. When I came here, there were many of the same people I know on the CCBB so I kept the same one. Not very interesting, eh? (Now, if I'd come here and there were already anothe HowardSprague, that might have been interesting and confusing at the same time.)
 
04/15/2010 08:43AM
I love to raft, kayak and canoe Whitewater. But, I live in MN now so my interests have turned north to the BWCA and beyond.
 
Piker
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04/15/2010 08:46AM
No idea really.....is there a way to change the name? I dont like the one I picked.
 
inthewoods
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04/15/2010 08:53AM
when i was a kid whenever anyone would call or stop by wondering were i was my parents would always say inthewoods somewere good luck finding him
 
BWPaddler
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04/15/2010 08:54AM
I joined this site in 2004 under my "real" name, but didn't post much and mainly used the maps as quick references. When I decided to dive back into the forums in earnest in 2010, I created a new user with a real screen name, which is really self-explanatory.

"BW Paddler" is the first and last name associated with my "anonymous" (paddling_home) email address - used when I don't care to advertise my unique last name to the whole internet. The phrase "Paddling Home" comes from a Michael Monroe song of the same name that was sung by me (at the top of my lungs, for bedtime stories, on road trips...) for about a year after I first got his Antler, Bear, Kazoo album.
 
DeterminedOrange
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04/15/2010 09:04AM
Determined Orange is the color of this canoe I made.

 
Patches the Canoe
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04/15/2010 09:24AM
My philosphy is that canoes, tents, tools, guns, camping equipment, etc are meant to be used/used up and I sometimes make odd and off-hand comments.

I tend to abuse my canoes in and out of use, which sometimes leads to various puncture wounds and road rash injuries, i.e. sailing a canoe down the gunflint, stacking up in rapids, etc. I've gotten handy with fiberglass and resin; plus it facilitates my need to buy a new canoe every 5 to 10 years.

I would have used the HOE (a nickname given to me by a close friend)... "hard on equipment", but I didn't want people to get the wrong idea.


 
04/15/2010 09:29AM
Not sure where my name GSP came from. Guess I had it most of my life, got to let the dog out.
 
04/15/2010 09:30AM
It's just what some people call me - a nickname based on my name.
 
Merlin
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04/15/2010 09:34AM
I paddle a Merlin II
 
Jackfish
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04/15/2010 09:42AM
One of my paddling buddies lives in another town and we'd call each other at work all the time to discuss our trips. His secretary would always ask the nosy question, "May I tell him who's calling?"

So... to be creative, I came up with several fictitious names that sounded legit, but were related to our Quetico trips.

The name "Jackfish" is what many First Nation folks call the Northern Pike. Jack Fish could, theoretically, be a man's name, so that's one of the pseudo names I used when I called him. It stuck.
 
TwoByGreenCanoe
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04/15/2010 09:52AM
I normally trip with my best friend or with my dog so it's 2 in a green Souris River canoe.
I guess I will always have to own green canoes now.
 
04/15/2010 10:51AM
 
wahoojim1
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04/15/2010 10:56AM
Cleveland Indians fan. Chief Wahoo still remains their mascot. The Chief's big smile has gotten me through a lost of tough seasons; the 1990's are the exception.
 
BWPaddler
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04/15/2010 10:58AM
Hilarious Jackfish! Stealth and secrecy... love it.

quote TwoByGreenCanoe: "I normally trip with my best friend or with my dog so it's 2 in a green Souris River canoe.
I guess I will always have to own green canoes now."


TwoBy - OT, but I am soooooooo jealous! I really wanted the green SR, but got my LeTigre from an outfitter. They don't typically spend the extra on color for their rental fleets. Now, if I win the lottery, I'll get a green one AND a red one!
 
wetcanoedog
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04/15/2010 11:06AM
the name refers to my big wet dog taking up floor space in the canoe.
 
Chilly
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04/15/2010 11:08AM
Chilly a fictional super hero in Lakeside that most folks know well. Mr. Windchill on the other hand is real, unknown, and has very few special powers...
 
tremolo
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04/15/2010 11:12AM
I used to be karenmb, but it was unpronounceable and bland. So, I invited other bwca.commers to help me come up with a new one that sounds good and has some meaning. Hence: Tremolo--the sound that loons make when anxious, which probably fits my personality too. Then, I discovered there is a lake Tremolo near Insula and plan to paddle or bushwhack there this May.
 
Journeyman
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04/15/2010 11:24AM
It's a name with more than one meaning for me.
After serving a state indentured apprenticeship in the skilled trades they give you the title of "journeyman" of that trade, which I proudly carry. But, somehow the title seemed just as fitting for a person that treks out into the wilderness for a week at a time.
 
dadof6
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04/15/2010 11:25AM
Yes, I have 6 kids. We finally figured out what was causing it.

The name actually came from a joke...a guy was referring to his wife as "mom of 5" and she didn't like it so she called him "dad of 3" and it stopped. People started calling me "dad of 3" and my wife said, no he really is "dad of 6".
 
Jeriatric
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04/15/2010 11:25AM
One of the secretaries in my office, before I retired, liked to give certain people nicknames. Actually, she gave me two names but I lean toward the name reflecting concern for my advancing age rather than the other name, "Jerbear."
 
ottoparts
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04/15/2010 11:27AM
In the movie Repo Man (one of my favorite movies back in college), the character played by Emilio Estevez is named Otto. When he introduces himself to the other repo men, one guy say's "Otto? You mean like otto parts?" I know it's dumb, but it made me laugh!
 
BigZig
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04/15/2010 11:34AM
A play on my last name and a nickname given by my peers growing up.
 
Rapid Runner
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04/15/2010 11:38AM
fast = moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid

runner = base runner, ball carrier.


I was the leading base stealer for my high school team and in football I was a running back,wide reciever, and kick returner.

seen rapid as a definition of fast and since I like white water rafting, and you see plenty of rapids in the BW I made Rapid Runner
 
LINDENKNIGHT1
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04/15/2010 11:43AM
Linden is the little spot where I live in the Ozarks, ergo I am a Lindenite....or in this case a Linden Knight.
 
04/15/2010 12:00PM
Parnells Place is the name of my restaurant. My father had for 15 years, raced stock cars also and his nickname was Parnelly after the famous racer Parnelly Jones. My name is Tim and my wife and I bought it in 1989.
 
moosedrool
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04/15/2010 12:03PM
wanted an up northy sounding name while still sounding approachable:-)
 
I-Hawk
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04/15/2010 12:03PM
I went to the University of Iowa.
 
oneportage
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04/15/2010 12:03PM
I like to portage and I do them in one trip. my name is todd.
 
yeti
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04/15/2010 12:10PM
I like to lurk about the woods and mountains just staying out of the cameras viewfinder.
 
Old Hoosier
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04/15/2010 12:17PM
Guess it came from my reluctant acknowledgement that I am finally getting old at 60 and since I grew up in Indiana, it was a simple merge.

Even though I have lived the great majority of my life in Texas or Tennessee, we tend to "identify" with our childhood homes.

Most disturbing is that someone might be prone think I went to Indiana University (God forbid!) when in fact I am a Purdue grad.
 
MOgirl
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04/15/2010 12:57PM
Pretty simple here I'm from Missouri and I'm a girl! That's it!

~Kristy
 
moose plums
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04/15/2010 01:03PM
Hmmmm. Not sure how I came up with it, it was a product of my personality.
Moose Plums could represent different things to different individuals. Why does everyone assume it's the gems pictured below?
 
Billy pool guy
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04/15/2010 01:23PM
When I started teaching, the school that hired me already had 5 staff members named Bill. Bill the Dean, Bill The principal, Bill the science guy, Bill the janitor, and Bill the trainer. I was hired to teach swimming and manage the pool, and I was the youngest guy on staff so Billy pool guy.
 
Winemaker
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04/15/2010 01:33PM


Uh, well, I am one.


see www.oakhillwines.com



humm?
 
shr2807
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04/15/2010 01:38PM
Mine really sucks, and when I put originally signed in, I didn't realize it was going to be visible on the screen.

I was assigned that as my user name when I enrolled in college, and seems like I just stuck with it for my email and other logons so I didn't get them all confused.
 
fishfry
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04/15/2010 02:05PM
Everyone that eats my fried fish say its the best fish they have ever ate. My fish has even changed the minds of people that don't like fish. The name was give to me by my niece who hated fish, now the only fish she will eat is mine. Have you ever seen anyone woof down bullhead thinking its walleye. Fishfry anyone.
 
YaMarVa
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04/15/2010 02:08PM
'Ya mar' is a Phish song.

And the 'va' comes from the eastern 'delmarva' region. A fun place to be in the summer, especially if Phish is out touring.
 
GrampaMike
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04/15/2010 02:10PM
Moosedrool.....I wanted to use your name when I signed up in reference to one of my favorite beers.

One trip to BWCA was with 3 Mike's from the same town and a Greg, so we needed to come up with a way for Greg to communicate with us w/o getting 3 responses in unison. I became GrampaMike because I had just recently welcomed my first grandchild to this earth. Also was TallMike and SAM (Smart Ass Mike).

Nojobro...that was SAM and myself you ran into on the Snake River last year.
 
emptynest56
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04/15/2010 03:24PM
MP,
Seriously, I thought your name was a part of bull moose anatomy!
Emptynest was a parenting status my wife and I were enjoying when I first logged on, and then my birthdate.
 
apendl
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04/15/2010 03:31PM
Mine is about as uncreative as you can get. first initial of my first name combined with my last name.
 
Beemer01
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04/15/2010 03:38PM
My initials are BMW - BMWs are known as Bimmers (cars) and Beemers (motorcycles).

I like my Beemer - picture taken up in Yukon Territory. I think.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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04/15/2010 03:58PM
One of my favorite occurences, especially in the B-dub....NORTHERN LIGHTS. Just added the "Tusc" to be a little creative about it with a BWCA twist.
 
MplsKcid
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04/15/2010 03:59PM
Well back when i was 16 and went by Dick short for Richard ( how i dont know it just is)one of my friends flipped it around and Kcid (the C is silent) stuck since im just a really big kid . That and im from Minneapolis .
 
Dbldppr1250
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04/15/2010 04:04PM
The Dbldppr is double dipper. I read about public employees in Missouri retiring and getting jobs in other retirement markets, so I retired from public schools at 30 years and got a fob in the private school sector 9 years ago. I now draw full retirement and also have a full time position teaching P. E. at a private school. This strategy really helped my wife and I get our kids through college years.

The 12 and 50 were my jersey numbers in high school and in college in baseball and football. Strange - my daughter also wore 12 in college softball.
 
Vikinfan
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04/15/2010 04:48PM
Fishfry I do believe you when you say you are a good cook when it comes to fish (would love to try some).


I do not believe you about the bullhead thing though (and I will never try some!) :)
 
04/15/2010 05:08PM
I've been Bad_CRC on the interwebs for years. Got e-famous 10 years or so ago, and now that nickname is always taken by someone else when I try to sign up for stuff, so I've resorted to bradcrc since brad is my first name.


a Bad_CRC is a computer term.

 
04/15/2010 05:12PM
'butthead' was my character for computer simulations/online gaming.
Flew as Major Assinious Noggin 358th Fighter Group, in a P47D, EAW online.
The nickname stuck!

butthead
 
GrampaMike
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04/15/2010 05:20PM


for moosedrool..........you beat me to your screen name!
 
gundog1
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04/15/2010 05:58PM
My first hunting buddy - Gunner.
 
uwmarchy
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04/15/2010 06:20PM
Graduated from UW-Milwaukee with an architectural degree.....so UWM and ARCHY for short
 
Arkansas Man
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04/15/2010 07:22PM
I am a man from Arkansas...

Bruce
 
beanman
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04/15/2010 08:16PM
I was skinny growing up so my babysitter called me Bean (as in bean pole) and the name stuck. I go by: Bean, Beaner, Beanman, Beano Torretta(similar to the Miami QB), and those who don't know me well just call me Brian. My dad called me Herman growing up(no idea why) and my mom always called me Skip(which made me feel real manly).
 
arctic
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04/15/2010 08:46PM
My favorite area to paddle.
 
HighPlainsDrifter
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04/15/2010 08:56PM

I couldn't think of a canoe-related name when I joined BWCA.com. So, I used the first (High Plains) and last name (Drifter) that I was using in my Hotmail account as HighPlainsDrifter.

It worked at the time. If I had to do it again, I probably would use something related to the north woods.

I liked Clint Eastwood movies....... "shave and a hot bath" was a classic scene from High Plains Drifter.
 
silverback
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04/15/2010 09:00PM
Silverback,
No, it's not cause I have a hairy white back.
Yes, because the silverback gorilla is THE King of the forest.

Truthfully it's the name of a Frisbee team from Florida that I came out of (Frisbee) retirement to play on. We almost won the 50th annual International Frisbee Tournament. I had such a good time that I adopted it as my moniker.
 
wtgmonkey
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04/15/2010 09:17PM
WTG (wind turbine generator) monkey (chosen mascot for us climbing folk that repair and maintain the big fans)
 
sterngirl
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04/15/2010 09:21PM
I'm a gal who likes to sit in the back of the canoe and steer. Been sitting there since my dad put me there when I was 10.
 
Traveler
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04/15/2010 09:30PM
I live in Arkansas and I love to travel. I have been to every state but Hawaii, pretty much all of Europe and lived in Israel for awhile. The name Traveler seems to have a long history with Arkansas...the name of a song, a boat, a minor league baseball team and who knows what else. Even my paddle is a BB Traveler.
 
Craig K
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04/15/2010 10:05PM
A friend of mine (also a member of this site) Created an account for me and my brother so we could use this site to do research and communicate for planning our trips. I've been going to the BWCA and using this screen name ever since then.
 
sloughman
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04/15/2010 10:32PM
Most my non-BWCA canoeing is in the Mississippi sloughs around Wabasha.
 
thebotanyguy
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04/15/2010 10:38PM
I know a little bit about plants.
 
04/15/2010 10:44PM
Computer game name I liked to use with my friends waaay back when to have multiple players you had to have a lan party. Since I didn't know the games (mostly 1st person shooters) I'd just run amok and try not to get killed.

Also, it's a character name from a book series (and writer) I like.
 
Clone
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04/15/2010 11:28PM
Iowa State Cyclone --- Clone for short.
 
bear bait
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04/16/2010 12:32AM



i like bears
 
mr.barley
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04/16/2010 12:49AM
I brew my own beer, so mr.barley works for me.
 
QueticoMike
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04/16/2010 06:45AM
Wow, how do I explain this name..........haha :-)
 
hapstap
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04/16/2010 07:48AM
Name of my bar if I ever owned one, nickname is Hap.
 
BlackMagic
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04/16/2010 07:55AM
Had to come up with something quick. My long-time dream had been to acquire a solo canoe, so when I ended up with the Bell Magic in BlackGold, I just put two and two together, hence - BlackMagic. Not to be confused with the nasty kind.
 
ChicagoJosh
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04/16/2010 08:06AM
where i live and name...nothing too exciting here. some of your's are rather creative though
 
RainGearRight
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04/16/2010 08:49AM
A buddy and I we're canoeing on the Brule in Wis. A pretty good sized downpour came through and as we were taking shelter under a over hanging pine some "better prepared" boats came by. One guy in the bow of one boat says "Looks like you forgot the rain gear eh?" My buddy, a little pissy said "Rain gear? Yeah right!" As if we did it on purpose. We always get a chuckle talking about it and always make sure we throw in the RG now.
 
danhawk
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04/16/2010 09:54AM
Hawk is how many mispronounce my last name so when I was in the military I had "hawk" on my helmet. Plus I love hawks.

That being said, I would like to change the name to DiverDan. This name was given to me in the BWCA the summer after 9th grade. I dove in with wearing the last of my dry clothes trying to grab a runaway fish on a stringer. Can the name be changed?
 
That Guy
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04/16/2010 10:11AM
That Guy.... someone has to be him.
 
labman
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04/16/2010 12:27PM
I have a chocolate Lab named Bosco and I am a man= Labman.

I think this might be the first time I posted something.....
 
danhawk
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04/16/2010 12:40PM
Welcome to the site labman!
 
04/16/2010 06:22PM
I made some bannock for a group, they thought the name funny, and so started calling me Bannock. I guess it's better than Hamburger Helper. :)
 
myceliaman
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04/16/2010 06:50PM
Love to go mushroom hunting and I think I'm pretty gd at it. My friends came up with mushroom man, which turned into myceliaman since I'm willing to go above and beyond to find the elusive mushrooms.
 
04/16/2010 10:10PM
Like your's mine is fairly obvious. Still love Brett Farve too.
 
Big Tent
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04/16/2010 11:28PM
I hate dressing on my knees.
 
willys53
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04/16/2010 11:49PM
Not much of a computer person, so when my son was setting up my E-mail account he asked what name I wanted? Couldn't think of one so I told him to make one up. Just outside the window sat my 53 Willys ranch truck, not much of an imagination!
 
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04/17/2010 04:01AM
quote Vikinfan: "Fishfry I do believe you when you say you are a good cook when it comes to fish (would love to try some).



I do not believe you about the bullhead thing though (and I will never try some!) :)"
My girl will never eat bullhead either. I let my sister think she was eating walleye until she finished then I told her.
 
mogos
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04/17/2010 08:18AM
my mother's childhood nickname for me. my older brother has perpetuated it through my life by calling me by it loudly when i was in high school -- so i would be embarrassed when my friends heard it. to his children i have became uncle mogos.
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/17/2010 10:13AM
I live in Savage, and I like to travel and explore the BWCA
 
Big Ying
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04/17/2010 12:19PM
A nickname I've had from close friends since college. Not for what you might think, not that they would know.
 
Dodger
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04/17/2010 12:51PM
Love the Los Angeles Dodgers. Also love Los Angeles.
 
Jeriatric
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04/17/2010 02:40PM
Dodger,
I am a Dodger fan too but I'll only drive in LA if I have to in order to catch a plane. I have only seen the Dodgers when they have played in SF.
 
shoreviewswede
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04/17/2010 05:32PM
I live in Shoreview, MN... and am Swedish-American, eh.
 
bigdriver
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04/17/2010 05:40PM
I drive a big truck and the numbers are nothing.
 
Den97
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04/17/2010 06:30PM
First half of my name then my badge number nothing to do with the scouts
 
Kiporby
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04/17/2010 10:43PM
I was in a rock band back in the college days called Burnt Sienna.

Kip Orby was our "manager". Totally fictional character. Dialing Kip actually dialed our phone number.

 
canoller
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04/18/2010 08:48AM
some buddies and I fitted trolling motors on the back of canoes (not the square stern type)we have 4 in our fleet.
 
motdur
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04/18/2010 10:15AM
Name spelled backwards.
 
04/18/2010 11:42AM
Koda = "friend" in the Lakota Sioux language.
 
04/18/2010 08:17PM
Boring...just my name.
 
tobiedog
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04/18/2010 08:41PM
My dog, as you might guess. I post very little but read often. I have little idea who's behind each screen name but there must be "communities" behind this "community" because some people seem to know each other. Or am I just imagining that? For the most part, when I click on profile it seems like most identities are cloaked in mystery.
 
airmorse
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04/18/2010 10:02PM
"Air" in reference to what I do. Pilot. And my last name.
 
danhawk
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04/19/2010 11:16PM
quote tobiedog: "My dog, as you might guess. I post very little but read often. I have little idea who's behind each screen name but there must be "communities" behind this "community" because some people seem to know each other. Or am I just imagining that? For the most part, when I click on profile it seems like most identities are cloaked in mystery. "

I just clicked on yours too - mystery!
 
OBX2Kayak
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04/20/2010 07:20AM
OBX = North Carolina's Outer Banks; the thin sandbar that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pamlico Sound.

2Kayak = Why I moved to the Outer Banks
 
wawasee
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04/20/2010 09:57AM
Wawasee is a lake I grew up on in Indiana. It was named after a Miami Indian chief. Wawasee means flat belly.
 
BWPaddler
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04/20/2010 10:07AM
quote OBX2Kayak: "OBX = North Carolina's Outer Banks; the thin sandbar that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pamlico Sound.


2Kayak = Why I moved to the Outer Banks"
OBX2 - I saw your connection to Outer Banks with your screen name. Love that place - my brother kiteboards there several times a year. You come all the way to MN for paddling? Wow.
 
04/20/2010 10:25AM
my first initial and last name backwards.........uh oh now everyone can figure out my real identity.....

do not read this post, as I need to keep my identity secret please
thanks in advance
 
alpine525
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04/20/2010 12:41PM
Alpine = one of my favorite BW lakes + my house numbers!
 
LetsGoFishing
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04/20/2010 12:49PM
This is the screenname I use for a fishing site. Growing up when my dad would ask what I wanted to do, I'd say, "Let's go fishing."
 
esenjay
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04/20/2010 01:25PM

esenjay
snj
S and J
Scott and Jami

Me and wife
 
ChazzTheGnome
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04/20/2010 01:25PM
What a great thread to find today! I just changed my username today. I used to be jax261, which was just an old college thing and part of the email address that I use to set up accounts on websites. I wasn’t sure if I was gonna be into this site or not, I just wanted to look at the maps and see some of the info. Well, it turns out that I do like this place and I think I will be a part of this, for a while to come anyway. So I changed up the name to be a little more personal and current. Chazz the Gnome is a combo of a few things, the trip I was on last summer found a group of us having to ‘settle’ for our 2nd choice of campsites at the end of a long hard day of travel. The occupant of the site that we were heading for then became the object of our campfire stories that night, we named him Chazz and discussed hie various shortcomings and annoying personal habits, including his very strict adherence to the leave no trace philosophy which leads him to bag his poo in the bwca. Chazz, and his spirit, have since been a guiding force in many of mine and that groups camping adventures since then. And the gnome part because I have a thing for gnomes. I have a 3-inch gnome that comes with on a lot of trips.

So it’s weird but that’s the deal with my name.
 
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04/20/2010 02:18PM
I have an old town discovery canoe - 82lbs I bought it 20 years ago when it was not so heavy. Not sure I will be able to carry it in 20 more. But I think that the royalex will last that long or longer.
 
spottedowl
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04/20/2010 04:38PM
I have sold lumber for over 20 years and there was a time in the late 80's when they stopped logging old growth forests because the spotted owl was put on the endangered species list. They live only in these ancient forests where the best trees are for making lumber. This caused the price of lumber to increase dramatically-it's a classic commidity supply and demand business. At the time people were buying alot of lumber and when the prices went way up and you are a commission salesman, you make more money. So I learned to love the spotted owl. Now, with this economy I wish I'd have never heard of the little &@#$%^! and had gotten into something else. But, as a screen name on a wilderness type of forum, it's kind of mellow in a way, so I like it.
 
canoepaddle
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04/20/2010 06:41PM
No good story to mine either. I use one.
 
Jackfish
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04/20/2010 06:50PM
quote ChazzTheGnome: "I just changed my username today."
I guess that answers THAT question. I'm keeping my name, but there were others who wondered if a name could be changed. There you have it. (And you don't even drop back to zero posts!)
 
OBX2Kayak
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04/20/2010 10:30PM
quote BWPaddler: "quote OBX2Kayak: "OBX = North Carolina's Outer Banks; the thin sandbar that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pamlico Sound.



2Kayak = Why I moved to the Outer Banks"
OBX2 - I saw your connection to Outer Banks with your screen name. Love that place - my brother kiteboards there several times a year. You come all the way to MN for paddling? Wow."


Why travel all the way to Minnesota? Here's why:

Ran into this fella last Saturday. He's a big reason why I prefer swimming in the Boundary Waters.
 
Jackfish
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08/30/2010 09:01AM
bump
 
wb4syth
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08/30/2010 09:22AM
Well since this was bumped...

Mine is pretty boring - my first and middle initial followed by my lastname.
 
Swampbuster
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08/30/2010 10:12AM
My screen name came from when I was part of an Archery forum. I am an avid bow hunter and a lot of my hunting area is good ole Northern MN Spruce and Tamarack swamps.
 
Wetlander
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08/30/2010 01:20PM
My job title is "Wetlands Specialist" and I love duck hunting.
 
Divainthewild
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08/30/2010 01:49PM
Diva cuz I am. In the Wild, cuz I usually am. Unless, I have to be a Diva but that's pretty wild anyway.

 
08/30/2010 02:14PM
I was eating a corndog when I first signed onto this sight, and it made me laugh. So Corndog it is.
 
2K10
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08/30/2010 02:16PM
Due to some health set-backs last summer we weren't able to do anything fun, so we were determined to make this our "epic 2K10" year of making up for lost time. So far so good....4 day ski trip to Lutsen to see Gear Daddies, motorcycle trips, dirt bike ridin', "epic" adventure in the Quetico, lots of golfin'...and still more fun stuff to come before the end of the year! Does it mean I have to change to "2K11" next year?? Nah, I like the sound of 2K10 better and it's definitely been a year to remember :-)
 
1945FordGpw
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08/30/2010 02:50PM
I restored a 1945 Ford built WW2 jeep and that is where the name comes from.
 
08/30/2010 02:55PM
well, it seems that I am muddy. With my outdoor activities (rock hunting,mushroom hunting, animal hunting, artifact hunting, fishing, etc...)I am usually muddy.

I wanted mudman, but someone else has it.


(usually not capatilized because there is only one true Muddy....Muddy Waters, of course!)

 
J-Stroke
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08/30/2010 03:07PM
My canoe trips have usually involved bringing younger, less experienced kids/groups on trail. In these settings I typically end up with less-strong paddlers in the bow of the canoe I am in, and predominantly use the j-stroke to keep the canoe on a straight course. I seldom use the power stroke alone - Hence the name :>)
 
Snipit
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08/30/2010 06:34PM
My wife would kill me if it got out. I sometimes send packages to our house addressed to "snipit" or "snipit inc.", just to get a "rise" out of her. Only 2 people know what it means, and I know she won't tell.
 
CabSauv
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08/30/2010 07:56PM
Winemaker was taken. I happened to be making a batch of Cabernet Sauvingnon at the time I was joining so went with that. However, if Winemaker precedes me to the afterlife I'd like to be willed the name. :)
 
Jackfish
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08/30/2010 08:30PM
quote Snipit: "My wife would kill me if it got out. I sometimes send packages to our house addressed to "snipit" or "snipit inc.", just to get a "rise" out of her. Only 2 people know what it means, and I know she won't tell."
Oh I think there are a few more people now that can read between the lines.
 
Snipit
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08/31/2010 07:13AM
Good luck!
 
gutmon
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08/31/2010 07:47AM
I play washtub bass (or "gutbucket") in the Brainerd area group "Old, Fat, and Gray". Given to me by our lead singer/songwriter/harmonica player based on some dub licks I was playing.
 
08/31/2010 08:06AM
I own a casual bar restaurant "Parnells Place" in WI. going on 22 years.
 
08/31/2010 10:09AM
Ripple is the name of my sailboat. I have always loved the dichotomy of the power and gentleness of water and wind that you experience while sailing- just barely making a ripple in water can take you around the world.

Ripple is also a tribute to the memory of the fun silly moments Grateful Dead concerts had in my life. My favorite Grateful Dead song "Ripple" captures the ying and yang of fleeting thought and our lives- yet the existence of a greater power is acknowledged- "ripple in still water, where there is no pebble tossed"

Live Ripple
 
Georgiaboy
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09/02/2010 04:52AM
Mine's pretty easy. I live in North Georgia (Ellijay). I considered Tarheel since I was born in NC but I have lived most of my life in GA.
I also am a big, big University of Georgia football fan (and alumni) and I will take a bet with anyone that plays us in football. My Georgia peanut brittle for what ever you make that is good (no Lutefisk Minnesota fans). Found out Spartan 2 makes wonderful fruitcakes after the Dawgs took care of the Spartans two years ago in a bowl game.
 
ozarkpaddler
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09/02/2010 09:54AM
Hey Parnell, where is your restaurant? Will have to stop in next trip North.

Mine's easy, I live on a little farm in the Ozarks and been paddling canoes for over 30 years. TW
 
marc bates
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09/02/2010 04:37PM
Because I was a dumbass when I signed up and didn't know any better. First forum I ever joined. Yes, this is my name. Nickname is Masterbates, but I figured if I changed it now, no one would know who the hell I was.
 
1BigPaddle
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09/03/2010 03:27AM
1bigpaddle, My Girlfriend always said I have ... :) or its because I'm tall and I order my paddles long.
 
perseidwatcher
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09/03/2010 12:07PM
I am always in the BW for the week surrounding August 11 - 12. Those are the peak nights for the Perseied meteor shower. We went up there for the show in 1991 and it was so nice we just do it every year.
 
Bog
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09/03/2010 01:15PM
I like the phrase Blaze Of Glory. So bog it is. Although I hate bogs in real life.


 
Red Beard
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09/03/2010 01:50PM
I have dirty blonde hair. When I grow my beard out, the hair is more red than blonde. Sooo..there you go.

 
eagle93
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09/04/2010 09:06AM
Eagle patrol, BSA wood badge course in 1993

It was there that I met the guy that introduced me to the BW. Forever grateful.
 
Gunflinter
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09/04/2010 09:22PM
Photobucket
 
kanoes
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09/04/2010 10:51PM
quote Vikinfan: "I was just wondering why some people chose the screen names they did when joining this site.

Some are pretty obvious, I mean Vikinfan is pretty self explanatory and Kanoes....Kanoes....Wisconsin public education I guess explains that one but how did the rest of you pick your names?


Oh yeah sign up for the spring wing night May 1st if you can!

Take care"


just to be clear...it wasnt because of the wisconsin public education system.

its because ive lived in minnesota for over 30 years now. cause, i seen the change in me, and i aint kidding. :)
 
nonamesleft47
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09/04/2010 11:42PM
I got hacked and had to change all of my e-mail ect user names. Got frustrated in coming up with something that wasn't taken and typed nonamesleft. The 47 has been in my usernames since my first real job when I was user #47 on the DOS based system. Just kept it around.
 
IMAcamper
 
09/05/2010 02:27PM
I went to Ima Lake for the first time 5 years ago and loved it. It's one of my favorite lakes so far. And, also thought it would be a good play on words: I'm a camper.
 
jfoxmedic
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09/06/2010 07:26AM
Just like it says. jfox, and I'm a paramedic. Just wish there were Paramedic jobs in the BW. Oh well, only 10 more years and the kids are out of the house and I can change it to jfox tree counter or somehting.
 
MeatHunter
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09/06/2010 10:17AM
Well, it's because I hunt. I hunt for meat, never for horn or trophy. Want a trophy? Join a bowling league LOL. The time spent afield with friends and family worth more than anything one could possibly hang on a wall. A animal harvested is a bonus.

In today's world of growth hormones and antibiotic ridden meat and poultry, I prefer to know where our table fare comes from and how it's handled.

There, I will get of my rant LOL
 
DuluthPack
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09/07/2010 02:26PM
Well I guess my name is 128 years in the making!
 
09/07/2010 08:10PM
my first name is neight hence n8 and my last name ends in ville..n8ville
 
Boatin
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09/08/2010 04:31PM
Boatin was a nickname given to me about 25 years ago because I love boats (owned 15 since 1984). Nickname variations include Floatin, boatissimo and boatin B.

Bob
 
Bill Tea
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09/11/2010 10:43AM
Just a nickname I was given back in the late 60's when I was out of school and wandering around the country. Has nothing to do with what I was smoking at the time...
 
bottomtothetap
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10/24/2010 03:55PM
I work for a well drilling company where my area of expertise is improving, for more practical use, the natural quality of the water found in the wells that we drill. This involves working with the water from the hole in the ground through its point of use at a faucet--from the "bottom to the tap".
 
Jeriatric
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10/24/2010 07:55PM
quote ripple: "Ripple is the name of my sailboat. I have always loved the dichotomy of the power and gentleness of water and wind that you experience while sailing- just barely making a ripple in water can take you around the world.


Ripple is also a tribute to the memory of the fun silly moments Grateful Dead concerts had in my life. My favorite Grateful Dead song "Ripple" captures the ying and yang of fleeting thought and our lives- yet the existence of a greater power is acknowledged- "ripple in still water, where there is no pebble tossed"

Live Ripple "

I must admit that Ripple Wine is what comes to mind whenever I see the word. It was big in my day but, because of its low price, had a reputation as a drink for alcoholics and the destitute. You can hear references to it in reruns of "Sanford and Son."
I'll try to tear my mind away from those memories when I see one of your posts.
 
1BigPaddle
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10/24/2010 08:10PM
1BigPaddle
Well she said It was the biggest one she had ever seen that I had one big paddle... Really I use long paddles and the ones I use are 66 inches.. :)
 
Basspro69
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07/16/2011 01:19PM
Bump
 
07/16/2011 03:33PM
Well, I'm about 2 years behind but since this popped back up, I used to build race car engines. At one time I had a tips/tricks website, had to come up with something, bhp is "brake horsepower", so Maxxbhp. Yeh, that's pretty weak, but after 15 years it's easy to remember
 
jonoester
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07/16/2011 07:33PM
quote Chilly: "Chilly a fictional super hero in Lakeside that most folks know well. Mr. Windchill on the other hand is real, unknown, and has very few special powers..."


Oh I thought you were Brad Childress aka Chilly :-)
 
bruceye
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07/16/2011 07:51PM
Love to fish Walleyes. Ierace is my last name (pronounced iris)
Kind of a cheesy play on words I know but I guess I,m stuck.
 
bruceye
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07/16/2011 07:55PM
Are'nt we all just waiting on pins and needles to here from "Canoealingus" ???

Bwaaaahaaaahaaahaahaa
 
chesapeakes
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07/16/2011 08:15PM
Named after my best friends and canoeing partners Duke and Jade . Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.
 
sleepnpad
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07/16/2011 08:18PM
Sleepnbag's screen name came because he wanted more information on what type of sleeping bags people use and if a certain brand was good.

Mine, Sleepnpad, came because I wanted to reply to one of his posts but I didn't want him to know it was me. I ended up telling him what I was going to do before I posted anything. We got a chuckle out of it so I kept the name.

...we never thought we'd end up meeting you all in person and have to introduce ourselves as "Sleepnbag" and "Sleepnpad"!!
 
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