What's In A Name???
Originally posted July 2012. Edited November 2013 to remove names of actual people in my life.
Well, the 1995 part is easy right? After all, it was such an epic year; I'm truly surprised more of you don't have it in your usernames. What's that? You don't know why it is an epic year? Come on, you're kidding right? I'll give you three guesses.
Huh? The year OJ was found innocent? Well, okay I guess that happened, but no, that's not why it was an epic year.
The DVD was invented? Okay, I'll admit that is kinda cool, but no, I'm talking about something really big here.
Ugh, no, not the break up of the Greatful Dead.
Come on people! 1995 is the year my twin and I took our first breaths (and yes, just for the record, I beat him out ... not that I'm competitive or anything).
Wow, and I though that was the easy part. Okay, so why "Sarabee"? Well, I am called by many names! My full name is Sara Elizabeth, but I only hear that when I'm in trouble and only from Mom. Many years ago it got shortened to SaraBeth and to this day, that is what my mom calls me (most of the time ;-).
Guys being guys, my dad and bro felt that too much effort was exerted in enunciating all the complex sounds contained in SaraBeth so it got shortened to Sarabee. Today, my dad is the only one that still uses this nickname for me and its always when he's in a good mood which makes it one of my favorites!
So that's the history of Sarabee1995, but the evolution of my name did continue; and, as previously stated, I am called by many names. My twin brother continued to have trouble with the exertion involved in pushing enough air from his lungs to say SaraBeth or Sarabee, so he has since shortened that to "S B" which on most days sounds more like "Esbie". However, be careful calling me that around him. He has made it known among our friends that only he can call me SB. To the rest of my friends, I am simply Sara.