Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Welcome, Foxylady

That's what my alumni account page said. Yes, "Foxylady" <- that is my uniqname/login from college. I never changed it, and never will. The name has a lot of sentimental value for me, and I am not at all ashamed of it. As a matter of fact, when I recall why I chose the moniker, it makes me even more steadfast in my convictions to keep it. Granted I don't use it on resumes or the like, but I still get university mail at it.

You see, as a young girl my nickname was "Fox", because I was smart of course. I wasn't really bombshell beautiful but that was never my goal, although being a fox in that respect isn't bad either. So I was always known as "Fox" to my uncle, but I'd always wanted to be a "lady". You know the proper kind, that does things in ways that people today might think a bit odd, but I think quite feminine and intriguing. (So often these days women just flop about any old way and do whatever is comfortable - not that anything is wrong with that, seeing as it is how I go about most days). But I digress, I wanted to be a proper lady; I still do, even more so now that I've talked to an older relative who told me that my grandmother was a real "fox" in her day. As many of you know she was my hero. She always kept herself together, and it was a privilege to see that.

With that being said I (at 17) thought it would be a good idea to be known on campus as "foxylady" a smart, proper young woman.... such naivete. Who knew the Internet would be as huge a thing as it is today and that logins would become synonymous with given names? Definitely not me. I wasn't thinking much further than the next few months. Well now that I know better, I'm still holding on to it. It's a little piece of my history, who I am, and I wouldn't trade any of the pieces of that puzzle for all the tea in China.

Until next time,
Be Blessed.

p.s. I am the happiest alumnus