So…it turns out writing about one’s self is a lot harder than it seems. Until I finish writing the full “About Me”, I’m going to tell you why I named the site”They Call Her Flipper…” I wish I could say that I’m so self-actualized that I pulled it out of thin air, but alas that is not the case.
About 20+ years ago, my soon-to-be best friend and I were leaving a bar and walking down the street. At that point in time, our’s was still a relatively new friendship, but in that short time she’d seen me flip-off countless people. That, coupled with my propensity and affinity for profane language, she was quickly learning who I was.
On this particular day, as we were walking down the street I flipped someone the bird…for the countless+1 time. Without missing a beat she started singing, really slowly, the theme song to the 1960’s show “Flipper.” (It’s about a crime fighting dolphin. That’s no joke.)
I thought the joke was the obvious play on words with “Flipper”. But then she got into the second line and that’s when I realized the depth of her comedic genius, and it’s also the moment I knew she was the “Ernie” to my “Bert”:
They call her Flipper, Flipper. Faster than lightning.
No one you see, is as angry as she…
To this day she’s still the funniest person I know and my most trusted confidant. And so when it came time to think up a name for this here blog I turned to her. And again without missing a beat she said “How about ‘They Call Her Flipper’?”