La La is one funny gal. If I want a quick little pick-me-up I turn to Facebook or Twitter to see what kind of shenanigans her, and maybe her boss, are up to. She likes sports (yay sports!) and can tell which wine best suits which particular brand of pizza. I was disappointing when I found out that she couldn’t make it to Blogger Interactive this past year, but I’m sure we’ll have plenty of other chances to connect.
And now, back to the embarrassment!
I have a nick name, other than BroJo. This nick name became a little embarrassing after I was baptized. I was reminded of it this weekend while my brother and his family visited.
“What’s up Pedro!”
“See ya later Uncle P.D.”
During high school I drove an 1988 Lincoln Town Car. It was midnight blue, all leather interior and completely electric. To this day it’s still my most favorite car. So many things happened while I had that car, but those are for another time. About two weeks after high school graduation I started an office job. (One that I would have for about twelve years) It didn’t take long for everyone to notice my car. It was big enough I could load up five or six of us and we would head to lunch, about once a week. A few months after I started the guys were talking about how “Pimpin” my car was, and the beginnings of a new nick name were born. It started out as “Pimp Daddy Jon” and quickly moved to “P.D.J.” A few short weeks later it became just “P.D.” Over the years it’s morphed to “Petey”, “Peedro”, “Pedro”, “Peadger” and many, many more. The name makes sense, and was/is a bit ironic, which makes it stick I think. It’s not so embarrassing, until you’re introduced to a certain group of people by that name.
When I started meeting with the missionaries my brother introduced me to them as P.D. because of this they introduced me to other members by the same. This lead to me being called P.D. in Church during Sunday School. That was a bit embarrassing for me. I’m away from home, not around anyone who knows me by that name anymore, so I really don’t have to worry about it… unless they happen to read this post.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2 Timothy 2: 15
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**Title taken from Eminem song “My Name Is”