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#561 KauaiJohn

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:55 PM

My name is John and I live on Kauai

#562 Bob Dylan

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 01:48 PM

My name is John and I live on Kauai


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#563 GG-1

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 12:24 AM

My name is John and I live on Kauai

Aloha

 

I once lived on Oahu.


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#564 Devil's Advocate

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:53 AM

Mine is more basic than it sounds. Mystic, CT (with its peaceful river) is one of my favorite getaway places (I go in the off-season, and by train, of course). And, according to the Chinese horoscope, I was born under the sign of the Dragon (the Chinese Dragon is a good, kind creature--not frightening like its counterpart in western mythology). When I was trying out words and phrases to come up with a name, Mystic River Dragon just sounded right.


Back before web based forums were a thing I was on a gaming newsgroup where every nickname ended with Dragon. Brings back distant memories of my early internet days.


 

I have been nshvlcat since 1989.


Just out of curiosity what were you doing online back in 1989? Was it on CompuServe or a UNIX terminal or a BBS?


 

From Wikipedia, In Norse mythology, Valkyrie: "chooser of the slain." A particularily appropriate name for a supersonic strategic nuclear bomber.


How is "chooser of the slain" particularly appropriate for the world's least discriminate weapon of mass destruction? There's a reason "nuclear option" has become a synonym for "method of last resort" in our shared lexicon.

Edited by Devil's Advocate, 24 March 2016 - 08:17 AM.

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#565 Mystic River Dragon

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:24 AM

And I thought I was being so creative, DA! :)



#566 NW cannonball

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:55 AM

NW is for "north West" -- like anyplace west and north from Albany NY. Like Rochester, Buffalo, Toledo, Chicago, Minneapolis, Fargo, Portland, Seattle. (maybe even Montreal, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Vancouver?)

Where friends and family are. (except for a few in Arizona, how they stand the heat I can't tell)

"Cannonball" is because of my interest in wooden ships in the Napoleon wars, and

Because sometimes I've posted stupid blundering things.

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That's for my kid who operated a much more complicated steam engine recently - a 65000 HP one.

I like riding Amtrak, but most commercial planes are mostly OK.  I drive a car if I need to, but don't own one.


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outside USA - NS, DB, ÖBB, JR (Tokaido & Sanyo shinkansen, JRE (Tokyo area), JR Shikoku

#567 snljamie0518

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:30 AM

SNL stands for Saturday Night Live. Jamie is my name. 0518 is my birthdate. The reason for my user name is because I have attended many SNL shows when I lived in NYC.



#568 kattrain177

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:10 AM

Kattrain177 pays homage to the Chessie system taken into the CSX...I currently rail fan along the CSX Mohawk sub...my favorite spot is at the Amtrak Station at milepost 177.

#569 crabby_appleton1950

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 03:31 PM

I am kind and lovable?



#570 CCC1007

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 03:33 PM

I am kind and lovable?

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#571 AmtrakBlue

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 03:55 PM

 

I am kind and lovable?

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He's being sarcastic since his forum name begins with crabby? 



#572 Kami

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:32 AM

Kami is my real nickname! Short for Katherine :)

#573 Northeastern292

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 04:24 PM

Mine is oddly enough related to an airline concept I had growing up, and at the time 292 was my favorite number. Since I've used it all over the internet, it's stuck.



#574 bmjhagen9426

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 05:30 PM

The letter part is the initials of my first name (Brandon) and the first and third middle names, plus my last name. The number part is my birthday, in the format of YY/M/D. The number part can also mean the third car of the four-car consist of the consist no. 26, on Seoul Subway Line 9, which is in the format of XYZZ, where X is the line number, Y is the car number, and ZZ is the consist number. I brought this railcar up because that specific railcar matches my number part of the screen name.


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#575 retiredctfirefighter

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:07 PM

New member here, but a long time lurker.   I was a firefighter in CT for 40 years. recently retired and hoping to add to my Amtrak miles :)



#576 AFS1970

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:49 PM

Nothing all that interesting in my user name. It is my initials and the year I was born. It is the same one I used on several forums.



#577 LookingGlassTie

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:06 PM

My name comes from the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles (later covered by Elton John).  Specifically the lyrics "Picture yourself on a train in a station, with plasticine porters with looking glass ties".


"And you know that notion just crossed my mind............"


#578 KauaiJohn

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:04 PM

I thought they were looking glass eyes?

#579 KauaiJohn

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:08 PM

Nope, I should have checked before I wrote.

#580 LookingGlassTie

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:07 AM

Ahhhh it's all good


"And you know that notion just crossed my mind............"





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