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