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- Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
For me, GP stands for Grand Prix (as in Awana Grand Prix) and I was called the Race Man by kids in our Awana club. Our club's Awana Grand Prix is what got me started in this hobby/business.
So, what about your username?
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
My son,Rayce (No Joke!), came up with it a while back when
we were working together on his Royal Ranger car "Flaming Chariot"
We had talked about a name for our "Team". I thought we should
call it 'Conifer Racing Cars' a play on pinewood terms. He said that
we build fast cars,and we are a team lets be Father and Son Team!
Almost cried,it was/is a moment I will always cherish.
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- Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:13 am
- Location: Right Behind You...Boooooo
my best friend for 20 years had a music productions company,
with various genres of music, thus the "Mood Swing" concept.
he lost his
kidney and was waiting for a transplant, when he passed away. so i have
been using this name for about 15 years now in various mediums.
- Pinewood Daddy
- Pine Head Legend
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- Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:04 pm
- Location: Wallingford, Connecticut
Actually I was trying to think of a user name and it just popped into my head.
Horses act like 2 year old children at times.
We've added to the menagerie: some goats, chickens, bunnies, cats.
I used to own a peacock. That's a cool bird! I wish I could have another, but they're loud. He used to roost up in the low branches of a tree. On occasion he would fly up to the roof of the house. It's pretty amazing to see him fly with that long tail, but he could.
So in honor of my heritage I decided to go with Wooden Shoe. I thought it was a good "fit".(pun intended)
- Master Pine Head
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- Location: somewhere, north carolina
- Go Bubba Go
- Pine Head Legend
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- Joined: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:09 pm
- Location: Northern, Illinois
Bubba is actually the nickname I gave our youngest boy. The rest of the family calls him Bubba, but my wife has threatened that if this nickname sticks I am in "big trouble". As usual, we spent months rasslin' through what to name the boy, and she really likes the name we gave him (not Bubba).
The funny thing is, last time we had a discussion on the subject was early summer and she was dressing him to go outside in his diaper and a pair of blue jean coveralls, no T-shirt and no shoes. I told her, "if you're gonna dress him like a Bubba, I'm a gonna call him Bubba". She didn't think it was funny. City girls..., go figure.
Anyway, when it comes to competing with his siblings, he is at a bit of a disadvantage in size being the youngest, but is all heart and just does not quit. I have taken to encouraging him from the sidelines with the occasional, you guessed it, "Go Bubba Go!"
Sporty- He says I was sporty when I was younger, What it all means, I am not for sure.
But took to it. I also owned at one time a sportster.
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- Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:38 pm
- Location: Rolling Prairie, Indiana
One day a parent asked for my number. One scout who had memorized it volunteered to write a note with my number for the parent. Instead of just writing my name on it he spelled out "Neal-On-Wheels". It kind of stuck from there and the whole troop refered to the number this way.
I thought the wheel reference was suitable for this forum.
It only takes 1 hour a week! (so they said)
Yes ... it does ... 1 hour a week for each boy!
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- Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:40 pm
- Location: Huntsville, AL
My college buddies called me Tman.
(reason: not on this forum!!!... family friendly remember)
Most forums already have a Tman or Teeman on them as registered users… I find Teeeman works in most cases.
A few years ago I started entering an annual contest called the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) and chose Gameday as my handle on their site. I've been using it ever since on other sites I've joined.
For those of you who don't know about fantasy football, it involves assembling a roster of NFL players to compromise an entire team and you accumulate points based on how the actual players do during their games. The guys who are most successful at this generally have a very good handle on pro football as well as a very good grounding in statistical analysis.
At any rate, the WCOFF is sort of like the World Championship of Poker in that it's held in Vegas every year and attracts the guys who think they're at the top of the heap. The top prize is several hundred thousand $$'s and it's generated huge participation as well as visibility to the geeks like me who enjoy it.
I joined with a co-manager and during the first season we had the top scoring team and set a scoring record that hasn't been matched during the 6 years it's been in existance.
Anyhow, it's kind of a silly story but there you have it.