As many of you may or may not know, one of my many endearing nicknames for Chris is “Pickles”. In fact, that’s what I used as the name of his iPod when I set it up in iTunes. So, when I had to name my own iPod, I went with “Prickles” – it’s similar while it also embraces my rather more piquant demeanor…
So anyhoo, last night I was setting up my PlayStation Network account (Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert!) and had to choose a screen name – and Prickles seemed the way to go. Of course, when I tried it, I got a message that Prickles was already in use. Not too big a surprise really… I figured I’d need a suffix or something.
So I tried PricklesSF. Nope.
Seriously? Every iteration of Prickles has been taken? I still find this very odd. Chris was convinced I was somehow doing it wrong… So I tried ChacunASonGout and it was available. But I decided it was a bit cerebral for the PS Network.
So then I tried a truly excellent screen name that I was positive would be unavailable – because with the many millions of PS users, who wouldn’t want this screen name? But lo and behold it went right through. And so, from last night forward, I shall be known to all in the PS Network as CuddlesKovinsky.
Apparently, the youngs are not so familiar with the oeuvre of John Waters.