Actually, this is just a test for the “OnThisDay” Plugin, which will probably activate by mid next year (as soon as the years of my entries overlap)
Since I’m posting, might as well make it useful:
If I had a dollar for every time I was asked about how I chose my handle… So here’s the deal, once and for all.
The name is derived from the ending credits of the movie “She’s Having a Baby” – where actors were giving suggestions of infant names. Dan Akkroyd suggested “Nargalzius” and “Slagathor” which were of course hilarious at the time I was watching.
Furthermore, Nargalzius when pronounced properly (nar-GAL-zee-us), had a sort of regal sound to it – like something right out of the Tolkein world. I also though that maybe I’d be the first one in the internet to use such a handle, which was true. I got first dibs to the name on ANY account I created online – except for AIM (and by today, a bunch of others I guess)
Funny thing is, the ONLY other person (to my knowledge) who actually uses the internet handle sought me out in the net a couple of years back; out of sheer curiosity. Turns out that we derived the name from the same movie. And we were joshing about how I beat him to the punch on all major online accounts at that time (he apparently was the one who got the AIM account hehehe)
Not surprising, but a very amusing coincidence.
Now I switch between Nargalzius or Nargz (or if you’re a college buddy, it would be ‘sex’ – but that’s a whole different conversation altogether) 🙂