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Naming Meme

Ok, it's a windy and cloudy and rainy Wednesday and I like it, because I took a day off and with the weather like this the temptation to go out is completely gone. It feels good to be lazy like that. Can't remember the last time I did that.


And this is snatched from lovely Xavi - gorkabear


1. My username is _____ because ____.
My username is paterson_si- paterson because of THIS. And "_si" part is pretty obvious, too. SI is international code for Slovenia.

2. My name is _____ because ______.
It's Tomaz and as far as I know I got it by mistake, if you can call a whim of a four year old boy a mistake. My parents' original plan was to give my a name that would somehow follow my father's name; meaning it should be in the neighbourhood of Henrik of some kind. And during the baptism, the priest asked my family (father, mother and then - obviously - four year old brother Robert) what is the name, my brother just shot out "Tomaz". So, it's here to stay.
And my last name is Celestina, which is also a pretty unusual coincidence, but I guess I'll save that for later.

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
My LJ is called "THIS IN ESSENCE... IS ME", with a subtitle of "One down, how many more to go?". I think the sub/title combination do represent me in a truthful way. I am all about silly stuff, work, friends, people, pictures... the sounds, the images and the odours of life. And I take them all one by one, one day at the time. I am not trying to figure out what the future holds for me. I'll get there eventually.

4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
It's called ESSENCE. Why? Read #3.

5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.

I don't think there's any special reason for this picture to be my default userpic. I change it now and then anyway. This one was taken during one of capodanno's parties and I just look unusually normal on it.

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That's it.

Comments

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gorkabear
Apr. 2nd, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Do you know what la Celestina is in Spanish literature?
paterson_si
Apr. 2nd, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
something similar to Romeo and Juliet?
gorkabear
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Nope. Far more interesting indeed.

Celestina is now a word which can be translated as "matchmaker" or "pimp". It's the name of a bad woman from a book called "The Tragedy of Calixto and Melibea". Since it's a dramatized novel from the late XVth Century, the names are Italianized (and this is where the coincidence might arrive)

Calixto is a noble with no pretension than to have as much romances (sex) with women as possible. He hires Celestina, an old woman whose role is going to young women's houses to try to convince them to have affairs with men.

But the thing is that the three are greedy characthers. Melibea wants to ignore her parents' instructions, Calixto is someone with no virtues and Celestina (who makes an alliance with Calixto's servants) just wants to obtain as much money as she can from Calixto and his love/sex pretentions.
paterson_si
Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
hmmmm.... me a pimp.... funny.

but good money is always good, right? :)
gorkabear
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!
paterson_si
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
and if it comes with some fun along the way...... even better!
coloradofather
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Ok, I thought Paterson was in honor of William Carlos Williams, who made of Paterson NJ the quintessential modern city/town... see how far I was from reality? But Bernadette Peters works too!

I am surprised your last name is so.... Italian-sounding... Celeste of course is a light blue, which could be the color of your eyes (but I cannot tell from a distance)... Tomaz is Tomaz, of course...

As for your default picture, it's awesome... :-)
paterson_si
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
yes...... Peters is closer to my kind of paterson :) especially because I made it up when I was so young I wasn't even aware of NJ and stuff LOL

my last name...... a guy from Italy allegedly came to this part of the world sometimes in 1600's and spawned a family tree (which, incidentaly, was tracked down by one of my Australian relatives a few years). And since my family name is also a kind of mistake (there are no female personal names used as family names in "real" Italy), it's also rather unique. All Celestina's around the world are my kin.

Name is.... a name, yes, and eyes are blue, yes. :))))))
coloradofather
Apr. 2nd, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Beautiful (the eyes, the story, the past... and you, of course... :-)!)
paterson_si
Apr. 2nd, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
and you, of course!
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