Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What is in a name?

This (like my other 3 posts) will be relatively short... But I realized that I have a weird screenname. DragynAlly?! What the...
Ok like other words you learned as a child it should be broken down phonetically.

Drag-in (or more simply Dragon) and Al-lee.  Dragon Ally. So why would someone who's name is anything but Ally and definately not Dragon choose such a screenname? Well that too requires a little breakdown.

Dragons are symbols usually of strength. I was once told they were symbols of inner strength and this stuck with me. As a kid I was often picked on and felt emotionally and socially weak. I adopted the symbol of dragons to hopefully bring some of that strength to myself and my persona. It helped.

Now as an "adult" (I refuse to believe in adulthood btw ;) I am not as easily hurt by the stupidity of others. But I keep the Dragon with me.

The Ally is actually the easier part to explain. My name IS Ally. But before you get all mad at me and say I lied to on twitter and facebook and you thought my name was Dana, my middle name is Allyn. Drop the N and you have Ally..... And that's what's in a name. ;-)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Never Have I Ever....

Have you ever played "never have I ever"? It's usually a fun drinking game where one person says "never have I ever..." and if you've ever done the deed in question you drink. Well I started thinking a I realized at the age of 25 there are a lot of this I have never done that most 25 year olds have. I figured for the sake of getting it off of my mind I would just put it on blast so....

Never Have I Ever:
Had a significant other (Nope never had a boyfriend EVER!)
Been on a real date
Owned my own place
Gotten a tattoo
Gone to a club or bar alone
Gone to the movies alone
Had a 9 to 5 job

I'm sure there's more and I'll post them soon enough. But these are the ones that get to me.

But in all fairness there are things that I HAVE done that most 25 year old may not have.

I HAVE:
Been to London
Been to Paris
Been to the Dominican Republic
Gotten my nose peirced
Been to Disney World 3x
Graduated College
Started grad school
Planned a trip to Germany

Needless to say it's a charmed life... I just wish I did more!