This weekend, I found out that my friend Macho Man has given me a nickname. When talking about me to his other friends, he calls me "The Hipster." I suppose it's only right that someone give me a nickname, since I give everyone nicknames in this blog.
But, this is a blog. I'm trying to protect the anonymity of my friends who many not want their names splashed all over the interwebs. Besides, outside of a handful of readers, it's probably more helpful to know someone as Blondie or The Social Worker instead of Becky or Loretta (I even make up real-sounding fake names!).
Before Macho Man met my friends, I am pretty sure I called him by his given name. I mean, I got the nickname Macho Man from another friend after she met him. So, it was a bit hysterical when I met a bunch of Macho Man's friends this weekend that they already knew me as The Hipster. Because I've got some unconventional ideas and tastes, I guess. It's not completely untrue, either. It's kind of cool that my reputation precedes me. Guess I have to live up to it now.