What's your 'Starbucks name'?

I've been having a bit of an identity crisis of sorts lately. I think it's from being pulled in so many directions lately, but honestly, it's something I should be able to have complete control of. But you know, I'm not the only one.

Oh, I don't know, how receptive do you think people would  if I changed my domain name, had an alias, and wrote and published under it? Banksy does it (BTW, the doc was dumb, not worth the nomination. Summary: nothing is as it seems, or is it.) so that must be alright, but his methods are so that he doesn't get caught, or keeps a lid on the secrecy of street art, or whatever. Seriously, it's brilliant, but not me.

For me, it all started about a month back when something in my website stopped working. I have been trying desperately to fix it because I really love the theme design my graphic designer did for me, but something in the back end stopped working. I guess, in this day and age of Web2.0, these things can happen. Even Starbucks can have an identity crisis, so I must be okay, right?

I've decided that I have to go with something I know. Something that is true to me an who I am.

Interestingly enough, back in San Diego, a friend was telling me about one of her friends whom has an "Anastasia Beaverhausen" syndrome, if you will. (Side-bar: I MISS WILL & GRACE! Back when it was funny.) So anyway, this friend-of-a-friend has a thing she does at Starbucks. You know the moment, when the barista asks you the name for the cup so that some baboon doesn't seal your specialty drink? Yeah, that moment. The moment of terror and you realize that you don't really like your name to be called out loudly in public (private is another matter all together), but in that moment, you wish you had another name. That's what she does, she has a 'Starbucks name'. So now my friend does to.

I've had a 'Starbucks name' for a couple years now, but never bothered to use it at Starbucks, or for dinnz rezzo's, or the Doctor's office. I've always thought it was a little to G-A-Y, but you know what? Screw it. I'm using it and I found my identity.

Welcome to my new page design.