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More reunion thoughts (aka What's in a Name?) [Jul. 21st, 2002|06:14 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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[Current Music |Forever - Queen - A Kind Of Magic]

Very few of you will understand this, but man was it weird being called "Dave" over and over again. My nametag said "David 'Kurt' Onstad," but only two people there were aware ahead of time that I had changed my name after leaving high school: Ilya and Jaymee. Ilya, because we kept in touch for a few years and Jaymee and I ended up going to the same college, and I tutored her in math (She's now a computer programmer who loves math. I did my job well.) Jaymee was the only one who actually called me Kurt last night. I explained to everyone about the name change, but none of them could accept it. Amy came closest. I think I'll be able to convince her to start calling me Kurt after exposing her to the name a few more times.

As I think I've said before, Dave feels like a different guy than Kurt is. A little bit of Dave came back last night, but for the most part, I was Kurt. I've become a whole lot more self-confident, and happy with who I am as a person since high school, and the name change was part of that. That's one of the reasons I'm so insistent on people (especially my parents) calling me Kurt. I don't particularly like Dave. Kurt's got his problems too, but overall, Kurt's a much happier person than Dave ever was. Sometimes I'd like to go back in time and introduce Dave to Kurt, to show him what he could be...

Man, this entry really makes it sound like I have MPD, but I don't. I just think more four-dimensionally than most people...

Kurt
Say it with me now...Kurrrrrrrrrrt
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2002-07-22 11:03 am (UTC)

Naaaah

You don't have any worse a case of MPD than the rest of us do.

--Ender. I mean Joel.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-07-22 12:04 pm (UTC)

Maybe a little worse...

Dave, DavorKurt, Kurt, Lorath, Hurricane, Carter...

And I can have conversations between all of those people...
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2002-07-22 01:02 pm (UTC)

At least things aren't as bad as they could be.

I mean, it's not like there's any personalities that you share with someone else...

--Richard of Zircher. Or was that you?
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-07-22 01:05 pm (UTC)

They're worse.

I don't know anymore who was Richard. I think it was pretty much split right down the middle, although you took over more as time went on.

No longer knows what to sign here.
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