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Friday, September 19, 2003
The Cast
When talking about anonymous friends in blogs, I see a wide array of techniques. But many people create fun identifiers for their friends and family members. SJ has Mr. Husband, Ms. Solo has “the boy,” Estella has Vapid, and JR has Girlfriend™. Kerry has cool identifiers for all the bit-part players in her life. And CW’s stories focus on him, his wife, and all the other “motherfuckers” of the world.

I currently employ the tried-and-true “first initial” strategy. But that’s not as fun, now, is it? So I’m thinking I need to come up with consistent, catchy nicknames for my friends, especially as I’ll be talking about them a lot when I summarize my birthday weekend/trainwreck.