So, after months, (maybe years), of trying to come up with a name for this place that I could also get the domain for, inspiration finally struck and I went with it. I registered SunnyDitch.com today and it's our new home.
I could recount the play by play of mental gymnastics that finally got me to the name, or I could just tell you where it comes from.
My sister. And my dad. He had a tendency to mutter a bit when frustrated and his favorite phrase was, "son of a bitch!" followed very quickly with, "goddammit." The "goddammit" was always said more quietly. Don't ask me why. That's just how he did it. But when my sister was little she picked up on the phrase but couldn't pronounce it correctly, so it came out of her toddler-aged mouth as "sunny ditch". The phrase stuck and it's been a family favorite go-to curse since. Yet it's got an optimistic quality about it as well. Sure we usually utter it in annoyance when something isn't going right, but usually, it's said while we would try to figure out whatever it was that was giving us such a hard time. It's just a moment of blowing some emotional steam and then getting right back to it, whatever it might be.
It seemed apt for a forum name with that history.
I like it.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2017 20:15:09 GMT -5 by NYPinTA
It really is. I ran nearly 7 miles today. I finished running around 12:30. I'm still sweating and breathing a little harder than normal. Which is great, I guess, because it means my body is still burning fat. So that's nice.
There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he believes in anything or not.
Lord Loser: I see you found a new shoutbox...
Nov 25, 2019 14:44:31 GMT -5
ctheokas: What the fork is this!?!
Nov 25, 2019 15:10:54 GMT -5
Lord Loser: There's no need to shout... erm... waitaminute...
Nov 25, 2019 15:59:41 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I forget why I shut it off previously.
Nov 25, 2019 17:45:29 GMT -5
Lord Loser: IIRC... there was an upgrade, new board didn't have it..
Nov 25, 2019 19:29:27 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I think it was me who turned it off. Were the spambots getting to it? Because it's just a box I check off on the forums setting page.
Nov 27, 2019 10:06:06 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I know I had it on trying to get all the people who used to chat on Shield.TV (which is gone) and Whedonesque (which is shut down) but had no real way of getting their attention.
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ctheokas: Happy Thanksgiving, you weirdos.
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NYPinTA: Happy Small Business Saturday. ;P
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ctheokas: WHY ISN'T ANYONE SHOUTING ON THIS THING!?!
Dec 21, 2019 9:14:11 GMT -5
Lord Loser: Have a good one ya bunch of weirdos...
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NYPinTA: Happy New Year!
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