Monday, August 29, 2011

The Buddha

Welcome to my blog. I'm going to try to be better about posting now that I have officially said goodbye to my China blog. Speaking of my China blog, you might be wondering why I am so obsessed with Buddha. Here is the story....

When I was 11, my brother came home from his LDS Mission in Lima, Peru. The first conversation I remember having with him went something like this, "you know, you really turned into a brat while I was gone. You should try to be a little nicer." The second conversation went like this:

Todd - We need a nickname for you.
Me - Ok, what is it going to be?
Todd - about Buddha?
Me - Why Buddha?
Todd - Because you had a little Buddha belly when you were a baby.
Me - Ok. Well, what am I going to call you?
Todd - How about Flipper, because I like to wear flip-flops.
Me - That's the dumbest name I've ever heard. (I guess I really was a brat)

Flipper didn't stick, but Buddha did. Along with Buddha, I also go by Elizabeth, Liz, Lizzie, Lizard, Lizard Breath, Pipsqueak, Little Liz, Libby, Libster, Ribby, Piz, Lizzer, and Lizzie McGuire (not happily). I know there's more, just can't think of them now.

Feel free to call me whatever you like, just no Lizard Breath or Lizzie McGuire.
Please & Thank You.

Love, The Buddha

1 comment:

Allison said...

Haha, I love the story! I always wish I had a nickname while growing up (or even know) but alas, the only nicknames I've acquired as Allison are "Ali" and "Allison Wonderland"...