March 11, 2005

It's starting again.

Some of you may wonder why I chose the name of Johnny - Oh to post under? If not. Read on anyway, because if you don't, baby-seals will be clubbed to death, and YOUR fingerprints will be placed on the beating stick. I'm not kiddin'. (/megalomania)

Simply put: My first name is John, and my last name starts with an "O", but it goes a little deeper than that. In the last four or five jobs I've worked at, I have made a few friends. Generally, people like me, so it comes as no surprise to me that it happenned. However, the name "John" is not very conducive to creating a nickname from. So before long I usually become "Johnny". Some of the more creative folks usually wind up adding in the last initial, so I morph into the infamous "JohnnyO". All I did was take that and add a hyphen (and due to my flair for the dramatic) the final "H".

I like the "Oh" part of my name due to the flexible nature of the that little word. It could mean: "I can't believe that he made me feel THAT way. (tremble) I hope he does it AGAiN." It could be an expletive of surprise! It could be an Eeyore-esque Expression of resignation. It could be a question. Just a wonderfully versatile little word.

So, I'm working on elevators with a slightly different crew. This one includes Kevin of the Union City trip, and also Terry who completes the Trinity of traction elevator guru's. (Ford is the other one.) Well, I was up in the machine room today, and I heard Terry's voice waft up through a hole in the floor. "Hey Johnny! I need you to go down to the pit." Ah yes! I only wonder now, how long it will it take them to add the "Oh" on the end.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at March 11, 2005 12:08 AM

Probably after about 5 minutes in the pit. ba-da-boom! Whoops - did I say that out loud? =p

Posted by: neonangel at March 11, 2005 12:19 AM

Allright Neon! You're in Timeout! ;^)


Posted by: Johnny - Oh at March 11, 2005 12:49 AM

I'm still working on that whole "inside voice/outside voice" thing. ;) At least you didn't revoke my allowance.

Posted by: neonangel at March 11, 2005 01:24 AM

"Not yet! You whelp!" LOL

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at March 11, 2005 01:28 AM

I have a friend from college, name Ann and her last name starts with an "O"

Yep, she become AnnieO after a couple months.

Posted by: Machelle at March 11, 2005 08:33 AM

I have a nearly-unique one-syllable shortening of my given name, so I don't usually hear the long version :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 11, 2005 04:33 PM

I was called so many things, that I decided I liked vw best. And I use it as my handle out here.

Posted by: vw bug at March 12, 2005 06:26 AM

Your surname is just beautiful.

My blogname is a longtime nickname that stuck. I've been known to sign stuff with it.

Posted by: Sally at March 12, 2005 02:28 PM

Believe it or not, I have a friend that calls me 'Dawn-O'. Only one. Go figure. Always sounded like Drain-O to me.

Posted by: Bou at March 13, 2005 10:36 PM

Take my advice, tack on the "H" at the end. It'll make it that much more interesting. Even "Drain-Oh!" sounds kinda interesting that way. :^)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at March 13, 2005 11:58 PM
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