6.14.2005

Conti

From now on my blog alias is going to be my last name, Conti. There are too many Mike's too count. Nobuddy wants to say "Haha great blog post, Mike." They prefer cool names like Ajax and Penny Lane and Machine. Why would I want to be Mike?

If you shout "Mike" in a crowd, 24 people turn around. If you shout "Conti", I'll turn to you and know you are trying to get my attention. I'll smile and greet you.

My friends don't even call me Mike. No one does, really. I introduce myself to people as Mike, yet 4 minutes later they say "Let me buy you a drink, Conti!" So I'm going with the change.

The reason I didn't start off as Conti is because I was afraid that revealing all that personal info would get me internet stalkers. People would steal my identity. Etc Etc. But I cannot live afraid.

So from now on if you see a hilar (short for hilarious) comment on your sweet blog from Conti, know its from me. The Blogger Formerly Known as Mike.

22 comments:

Melissa said...

So revealing your SSN wouldn't get you internet stalkers and make you a victim of identity theft but revealing your last name would? Interesting...
BTW, I now want to be known as Scanlan because there are too many Melissas around and Scanlan is just dope. No, change that to Scandalous because, um, I am :)

Conti said...

Well I mean my SS# is like 7 digits long, who's going to actually memorize that?

I like the name Scanlan because it reminds of Scandavia, one of my fav countries. So I'm down for the change.

Ajax said...

I prefer Mike, or even better, MIKE, but that's just me.

Folks been calling me Ajax since I was 1 yrs old. It certainly is not a chicken wing.

Conti said...

what if i were to sporadically change it? just to keep everyone on their feet.

Conti said...

or what if i went with MIKE CONTI?

Tim said...

sounds too much like "My Cunty".

I like Conti. I think if I saw a comment from someone named Conti I'd have to be on my toes wondering what Conti was going to say this time.

Jeff F. Haines said...

I understand your reasoning.

I go by a slightly, sometimes drastically, different name at each of my jobs. It helps my inability to remember people from my past. When someone yells, "Hey, Jeffy!" I know that this was someone who knew me from the Denny's. When someone yells, "Hey, Aubrey" (hasn't happened yet), I will know it's someone I once worked with in New Orleans. When someone yells, "Hey, Numbnuts," I will know it's that old boss I had at the Canned Food Warehouse. Er, I didn't choose the sobriquet Numbnuts. That is the one Asshole-Boss-Motherfucker-Quit-You-Scumbag decided to gtive me.

Conti said...

Good input Tim. I keep on forgetting about the whole vagina thing.

This debate has turned into a good one. More response, please.

Ali said...

Yeah CONTI, you must never forget about the whole vagina thing.

Ajax said...

the answer lies inside yourself

Conti said...

haha Jeff F Haines. did you ever get any underwear references growing up?

Conti said...

Thank you, Obi Ajax. I will use reflect within myself and use the force to come to a decision.

Peach said...

Is it actually pronounced 'cunty'? That would make for a great first impression!

Conti said...

It actually sounds like Conte. It rhymes with Monty. It's a great Italian name.

Melissa said...

I'm going to call you The Count because, um, I can :)

Conti said...

Only if I can call you Me-Likathe-lissa

Melissa said...

James calls me Mee-poolah Skanky-poo. Me-Likathe-Lissa is good too :)

Christine said...

Skanky-poo, Nice!

YaY, I'm cool...err my alias is cool.

I have to admit, when I first saw your new name I thought it was a joke. I like it though, it's unique, just like you. :)

butterscotch said...

yeah, there was a period in time where I was calling myself "Nee-naw-see-taw". you know, because there were too many Meghans

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