Monday, September 22, 2003

Name is name 

A quick clarification: I don't mind folks misspelling my last name (hint: every other letter is an 'a'), but King is in fact my real first name. It's my maternal grandmother's maiden name and the result of my father knowing Latin and hating the name Rex. (How's that for Infinite Monkeys link trolling!?!) I hated the name as a kid -- my favorite song as a lad was Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" -- and still have friends who use nicknames instead (and why I sign most things with a lower kb), but over time I've come to like it largely because nobody ever forgets it. Seeing myself called called The King causes me great anxiety over being painted onto velvet surfaces.

Still, Roger, it's good to be King.