Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sisters are weird...

While emailing with SJ about her squirrel versus car versus cement pillar accident (if you are one of our bosses, you should know that we spend very little time doing this!), we found ourselves on the topic of sisters and childhood nicknames. I know, it's a strange leap from the accident to our sisters and we're not sure how we got there either...
But the topic was raised and we both had some contributions. I used to hate when my sister mocked my middle name by calling me "Anna-Banana." We also used to call each other "Sa-sa," which came about when one or the other of us was unable to pronounce "sister." (As a kid, pancakes were called "beep-bees" in my family-- Sa-sa probably doesn't seem so strange next to that!) We also used to feminize my brother's name and call him our sister-- and we sometimes still do it to annoy him.
At varying times, I was known as "Mother" (for my apparent overprotectiveness of my high school friends) and "R.F." (short for right fullback, my position on the soccer team). Nothing as creative as what SJ brought to the table!
According to SJ, "My sister used to call me a variety of things, and one of them was "sara-licious." It sounds somewhat odd now, and I don't know why she called me that. She also used to call me 'Monkey.' And I also had the nicknames 'Pilgrim' and 'Poundcake' at varying points in my childhood. So, I think now, I'd like to go by "Monkey Poundpilgrim." It can be my native American moniker."
OK, so our sisters aren't the only weird ones...

4 comments:

stac said...

Funny, I remember you being called Pilgrim! Not only at home but also at school, unfortunately. I will also add that I had nothing to do with how or why that nickname migrated over to the school playground, but the other kids might have been able to deduce it from looking at your homemade attire. And now I'm the one who's got a spinning wheel in my living room. Maybe it's time to pass that name on.. LOL

sj said...

actually, to clarify, it came from dave h. upon seeing my sixth-grade picture. i had worn a dress with a white lace collar (that my mother BOUGHT me). poundcake also came from the cruel kids at school.

sara-licious, however, was unique to my sister.

Anonymous said...

I remember calling you sara-licious-- but not sure which one of us came up with that. How about
Sara-bara-bo-bara... ya kow the rest.....he he he

Anonymous said...

OOOHHhh..I think I came up with Saralicious..(but hey..its better than trish the dish!)

-tg