Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hey Jerk!

Now that i have your attention ... and since it is "J" day over at Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme, I thought that i would talk about my nick names ... and guess what, they almost all start with J.

My given name is Joanne ... the name that I go by, is of course Jo ... then there is the Beatles variation, JoJo ... and some of my friends have whittled that down even further to just JJ, and some just call me J ... my daughter says my "hood" name is Lil' J and she calls me that quite a bit! So call me any of these names, they work ... just don't ever call me Joan, that is a completely different name.

I used to be called "Crash" ... that had something to do with me being in a rash of car accidents (hey, they weren't all my fault) and ended in on huge slow motion crash ... where i confused the brake for the gas (it happens) and hit my Dad's  5th wheel, pushing it into a small wall, and driving its huge hitch right through my windshield, narrowly missing me ... and it was all slo mo ... i couldn't figure out why i kept moving ... thankfully, no one was around, because i was so coated in glass i had to strip to the skivies outside ... yup ... thankfully i have left that nickname (and accidents) far behind me.

And finally my favourite nickname "Jerk."  Yes, that's what my family calls me ... my dad gave me the moniker before I could walk ... Okay, when I was a wee thing, i did not crawl ... instead i would tuck one leg under, put the other leg in front of me and scooch across the floor on my butt in a jerky motion ... so yeah, this name, that others would not like to be associated with, is actually a term of affection in mine! When I am called Jerk, all is well ... when someone calls me by my given name ... that means all is not well and when someone Middle names me (hasn't happened for a long time) ... well you all know where middle naming leads ...
Jerk and her Dad!!!

thanks so much for stopping by and reading ... linking up to my girl Jenny

Jenny Matlock


19 comments:

Lola said...

Great *J* post – so apt!

Look forward to *seeing* you again,

Alphabe-Thursday

Sue said...

Nicknames are funny things. I have a few I wouldn't even want to mention...

;)

BECKY said...

Oh, JO!! What a sweet picture of you and your Dad! Awwww, it almost made me tear up! Thanks for sharing, Jerk! (I just don't feel right calling you that!)

H said...

Your stories made me smile, especially having to strip to your skivvies after a crash! I guess that would make you be more careful in future!! :)

Karen S. said...

Okay if you say so....but..."What a cute and funny jerk though!" :)

Sue C said...

Aww... I now have proof that you have always been a sweet girl :)

ScrappeeDiane said...

What an awesome picture, you are sooooooo sweet. Just adorable. You are so lucky to have it.

anitamombanita said...

Cute story and love the photo of you and your dad. I don't even tell people what my family nickname is...I've always had to remind my fam not to use it in public...it's nothing bad. I just don't like it. Funny thing, those nicknames.

Steph said...

Oh, what a great photo of you and your Dad! My boys definitely know what you mean related to being called by their formal names including the middle one (but it doesn't happen very often and some times only in jest). I really like that you go by Jo on your blog. I love that name for a girl. And well, your family nickname definitely makes sense from it's origin. :) I'm glad mean words can be turned in to loving and affectionate nicknames. Thanks as always for all your kind and thoughtful comments and responses! Hope you're having a great day.

Steph said...

Your crash story.... so descriptive and funny (now) too.

Gattina said...

Now that's an original name ! My son sat on his botty and pushed himself with the arms, lol !

Izzy said...

LOL! great photo of you and your dad...we'll have to swap "wreckage" stories and stripping down to our skivvies.... I've got one that involves flying chickens! seriously! love your "J" post.

Judie said...

You?? Jerk??? I think not! You are way too loving and giving! I think that, every time I see the collage you created for me, and that is every single day.

xoxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Jo. (aka jerk) thats so cute. What a sweet term of endearment from your dad. I adore the photo of you two.
Your other nickname crash cracked me up! LOl So glad you weren't hurt though. I reminds me of my nickname as a teenager. Lead foot Lynn. yeah I had a heavy foot so glad I got over that one two. Nowadays I'd probably end up in jail!
Hugs Lynn

Pondside said...

That was so cute - I can just imagine the scooching, as I had nephew that did that. I loved the photo of you and your dad.

storybeader said...

hmmm.... It's a good thing that jerk is good! Cute post! {:-Deb

laterg8r said...

OMG - i LOOOOOVE that pic of you and your dad - ya jerk LOL :D

Jenny said...

Awwww Jo. That picture of you with your Dad is precious! And I love the story of the nickname...although at first I'll admit to being all kinds of defensive toward you when I read the name!

I was going to yell at your family because you are most totally not a jerk!

Thanks for the smile...and the little adrenaline rush today.

This was a fun little jaunt through Alphbe-Thursday's letter "J".

A+

Melinda Cornish said...

oh my gosh you are just adorable.....made me smile....big