I don't think any nickname test our parents could have done would have prepared them for the days in the Pi Phi house. From 2000-2002 I think the halls sounded more like a locker room than a sorority house and I have no problem with that. Some of our nicknames were as generic as last names instituted forclarification. We had several Allison's, and when we were in need of a Chi, or something equally as critical and time sensitive, there was no time to mess around with mistaken identity. Other names, like "The Loj" came after late nights of pointing and laughing at old pictures of Liz in her 8th grade "gothic" days. She was such a baller with her flannel shirts and dark lipstick. "Loj" was given to her based on her maiden name, but her photos earned her respect...she wasn't just Loj, she was THE Loj. (Pronounced Low-zh)
Robyn's nicknames are ever evolving. She has a very sweet, more quiet and mild personality compared to the rest of us. The rest of us are type A, center of attention, story telling, joke cracking, never-met-a-stranger types. So it is funny to me that she is the nickname queen. Her maiden name of Reams earned her the first nickname "Creams" which turned too cookies and Creams, Cookies, Cooks, croomples, Reamsy....my favorites are Cookies and of course cReams.
Here is the group with names below....
From left to right:
- Robyn- Reams, Cookies, Crumps, cReams, the list goes on and on
- Allison- Lynch (old school: A G tha Lynch)
- Liz- The Loj.
- Laura- L-Merc (Pronounced L-Mer-s)
- Allison- Bradley (She is also called The Braids by some, but I always refer to her as Bradley)
Needless to say, we are all thrilled that Miss Avery is here! I told y'all about it yesterday and that I am now "Aunt T-Rog". We decided that although we are not actual sisters, we are close enough! When Bradley told us she was pregnant, she wrote us all cards telling us we would be "An Aunt in July". And now I am.
So, hopefully that clarifies our nicknames and my "Aunt" designation to Miss Avery and in late August to Blythe (Lynch's baby). I do have a REAL sister who means the world to me, and I will flip my lid when she has a baby! You guys might have to sedate me. So you'll know when I'm a flesh and blood aunt! For now, this is as good as it gets.