posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 12:48 AM
The story behind my profile name goes something like this. I just happened to be watching a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game one day when Keyshawn Johnson
went off about himself not getting the ball. Being the fan of the National Football League that I am, the name stuck with me. I have had many
nicknames and questions pertaining to my name. I could go over the nicknames, but I'm not going to do it because it may take a little while.
As for the avatar, it's kind of hard to explain to people. The avatars that I have used in the past where all influenced by the railroads in one
particular way or another. For one reason, my dad knew a few railroaders from his days with the local volunteer squad. Sometimes, they'd just happen
to be coming through town when a call would go out. Most of the time, they'd put their train into emergency and run the call with them. You would
basically know if the engineer, conductor, or both were on a department if they suddenly went into emergency when the sirens started.
Not only that, but my dad is still an avid train buff to this day. He's basically the one person who got me started on the hobby. The thing is, he
has never really gotten to grasp the idea fo taking photos of them like I have. He's one of the people who can identify a steam locomotive like it's
nothing. When it comes to the diesels though, he has some trouble identifying them.
When people ask me, "How did I get started in this particular hobby?" I just say that I blame my father for it.