So, here's a little slice of randomness for you... Today I got a note from my colleague, Stacie, that originally came from Allison, who works in another department. I didn't really pay attention to it until I was able to catch a breather. My eye caught "Hey Stacie" and it opened up the floodgates of memories from when I was in elementary school.
We had the weirdest nicknames for classmates: Mr. Sobieski was "Suds", Ms Adams was "Bomb" (Adam Bomb... Atom Bomb. Get it?), Michael H. was "Sauce" (I have no clue) and my friend Mr. Bandelow was "Bela Bimba", named after a song we learnt in music class.
One day, Bela Bimba grabbed a note that was being passed around in class and looks at it. In the middle of class, he looks up and says, "Hey! Who's 'Sticky'?!" I grabbed the note from him and said, "That's not 'Sticky', that's 'Stacy'!!!", to which he responded, "Well, whatever. Her name is going to be Sticky from now on!"
That then led me to remembering a girl named Christine. She had really hairy legs and I started referring to her as "Ranch", which was, apparently, short for "Tarantula". She remained "Ranch" even after she discovered the joys of shaving her legs. Similarly, I remember a college friend telling me about some girl he grew up with and her name was Arona. They used to call her "Arachnid" for similar reasons.
We were mean.