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In which i’ll never be linsane


If you’re like me, and I seriously doubt that you are, then you’ve spent a great deal of your life looking for a fantastic nickname.  Don’t know what I mean? I shall endeavor to explain.


You know how they always called Shaquille O’Neal Shaq? And how about how they call Kevin Garnett “The Big Ticket”? Babe Ruth was “The Babe” and Shaun White is “The Flying Tomato” (I hate that nickname by the way) and Allan Iverson was “The Answer” and Glen Davis was “Big Baby” and Walter Payton was “Sweetness” and Fred McGriff was “The Crime Dog” and David Ortiz is “Big Papi” and Frank Thomas is “The Big Hurt” and the list goes on and on.


Well I have always wanted a nickname of my own.  It is actually something we discuss with great regularity in this family even though my children think that I have done “nothing to warrant a nickname.”  The fact remains that I want one.  I’ve always wanted a cool nickname.


Now right this minute, RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks is creating a sensation.  That’s right.  He came of the bench and he’s been sensational.  So sensational in fact that EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE from Sports Illustrated to the New York Papers to ESPN has taken to calling him “linsanity.”  LINSANITY.


So the other day, Kevin and I had a conversation:


Kevin:             so…Jeremy Lin

Lynn:              yeah, he’s amazing

Kevin:             and they’re called him LINSANITY

Lynn:              I know right?

Kevin:             that would have been a GREAT nickname for you

Lynn:              I know!  All those years of thinking and now…. GONE

Kevin:             I wish I had thought of it

Lynn:              I can’t believe you didn’t think of that a long time ago

Kevin:             I wish I had

Lynn:              I wish I had thought of the paper clip

Kevin:             what?

Lynn:              yeah, the paper clip

Kevin:             what does that have to do with anything?

Lynn:              I wish I had invented it

Kevin:             the paper clip?

Lynn:              yeah, I mean, it’s just wire all curvy like

Kevin:             so?

Lynn:              one fucking piece of wire and there you are! Great invention

Kevin:             yeah… and

Lynn:              also, the straight pin

Kevin:             what does that have to do with it?

Lnn:                I saw one the other day and thought “shit, I wish I had invented that”

Kevin:             how did we get on this conversation?

Lynn:              do you realize that the paper clip, the straight pin and the staple are really all just a slim piece of wire bent in different ways?

Kevin:             well

Lynn:              or I suppose with the straight pin, not bent, but still

Kevin:             what’s your point?

Lynn:              it’s just like linsanity, we think of these things AFTER they’re invented already

Kevin:             I guess we should be more proactive in our inventions

Lynn:              that would have been a fantastic nickname for me and now? GONE

So there you are people?  Once again I remember to close the door AFTER the horse is out of the barn.


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  1. By Word of Mouth Musings
    March 9, 2012

    You know, with you all things are Linpossible …
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    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      Hahaha…that’s a good one too!!!! I need help with this Pinterst thing. I wasn’t my idea to do it but I was mugged into it. Vacation tomorrow but talk when I’m back ok????

  2. alaina
    March 9, 2012

    My husband often calls me “Captain Hindsight”. I know exactly how you feel.

    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      hahaha…what a great nickname

  3. Jessie Powell
    March 9, 2012

    But the answer is so SIMPLE. You can be LYNsanity. You’re welcome.

    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      well, it no longer holds appeal

  4. Miles & Musings
    March 9, 2012

    Well, it could be worse–you could have broken your tailbone recently and been subjected to multiple “Captain Broken Ass” and “Bootay broken-licious” nicknames! Oh wait, that was me… Trade you! :)
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    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      OMG! terrible nicknames FTW…hope you’re feeling better

  5. Wendy Roberts
    March 9, 2012

    If you were a stripper people could totally call you lynlicious. Maybe you just need to change professions.

    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      hahaha…i think i’d be an awful stripper but i do like the name

  6. Julie
    March 9, 2012

    I kow that I have never met the man – and on the blog, he appears to be a really good guy, but wow! Kevin really blew it with missing out on the nick name. Hope you enjoy your vacation. Beware of Pinterest ~ it’s internet heroin. (Altho on my board, “Funnt Shit”, I think you will be amused.

    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      he sure did blow it! i can’t believe he screwed up so damn badly

      i will check your board out…after my vacation of course

  7. Cley
    March 9, 2012

    It really amazes me how your mind works. And you never fails to fancy while reading your posts. :) Thanks for sharing this..
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  8. Betty
    March 9, 2012

    My God. The paper clip is amazing, now that you have me thinking about it. I wish I was the one who came up with clapping. To an outsider (and I guess that would have to be an alien or something not from planet earth), all we are doing is slapping our hands together which is kind of ridiculous. I wish I was the one who deemed slapping our hands together as an acceptable form of congratulating someone or a group of someones.

    • Lynn
      March 9, 2012

      do people make money off clapping though??? look at all the paperclips you use though…see????

  9. Eric
    March 9, 2012


    Lemme think here… Ninja Awesome Super Alpha Blogger Snarky-Lynn? Too much… Howl-Lynn?


    Ok. I’ll stop now.
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  10. Brandon
    March 11, 2012

    Well, as I look in my self in a mirror and called my self “linsanity” he is really cool as I am look into… :)
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  11. Nicole@muranoplace
    March 15, 2012

    Thanks for shearing this… Jeremy Lin inspiring for all youth out their that they will become a NBA players …good job …

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