September 3rd, 2007

the origin of the name

This one day, I'm sitting there at my desk.  We had those nasty, maroon chairs that Bill fished out of the pizza place's dumpster long before.  Still had the coleslaw stains, 'though the smell was long gone, mostly.  Super slow Saturday at the office, with the tech crew version two point oh manning probably four of the phones.  I'd just barely made sysadmin, but was still doing phone tech too. Got good old Barry in one corner, who-knows up front, and then the other Mike and myself. 

We always did a sort of lunch run on Saturdays.  We'd pool up and one of us got the nice break to go fetch.  This one particular day, the other Mike, who was unilaterally known as a drug addict, found himself short on the greenbacks.  He gives me a pouty look across the split, and I know that I'm about to get conned into his eating free.

'Cept, that day the boy delivered.

"Dude," he said, "today is your lucky day.  Guess what dude?"

"I dunno, what?"

"Dude, I don't have any lunch money.  But I am willing to trade you something if you get my lunch."

"What could possibly be worth a free lunch?"

"Check this out dude."  The kid whips his wallet out of his back pocket and flips it open.  "In my wallet I have... a list.  A list of glorious domain names my friend and I came up with two weekends ago while we were high!"

I rolled my eyes.  "I doubt they're glorious..." I suggested to him.  Oh how wrong I was.  Third down on the list, there she was.  "Digitalsushi?!"

"Cheah dude!  You want it?  Cause I want General Tso, number three dude."

Well, the rest as they say is history.  Except that I don't appear to be famous.