Nate-Dude?! What kind of a dumb name is that?!

An Essay By I am Nate-Dude // 8/26/2009

 

Nate-Dude is a cool name.
Well at least I think it is! But it wasn’t always like that. Let me tell you the story of how I got straddled with a crazy name like this. It happened…uh…um…A few years ago….
 
For those of you who don’t know my real name is Nathaniel, and I hated being called Nate or Nathan. (And I still do.) One thing I didn’t mind was my little sister Abby calling me thaniel. I liked it so much that’s what I called myself. Well we live in Flagstaff AZ, home of heat, (up to 85 in the summer,) cold, (down to -5 in the winter…well at night, 32 during day,) Olympic athletes and VERY high elevation. And my Mom is nuts about skiing, (yes we have a ski resort) so one winter we went to go rent ski equipment form this place called Humphrey’s Summit. I dislike skiing. I was not having a good day at all. Some skiers and snowboarders are so freaky. They drink beer, let off s-bombs, and the boarders ride so dang close to you. One time I wanted to stop really fast, to kinda spray some snow, and I almost rammed right into this guy who was boarding like a foot away!!! GRRR! There’s a whole mountain for you to board on person! Anyway back to the original story. So this guy is like measuring my feet and all (for my boots) and he says “So kid, what’s your name?”
“Nathaniel.”
And he looked at me like I was the most deprived kid in Flagstaff.
“Na-Nathaniel? People don’t call you Nathan, Nate…Nate-Dude?”
“No.” I said flatly. What a freak. Nate-Dude?! What kind of a name is that?
Well my Mom thought it was hilarious and told my uncle (Bell’s dad, see Wal Mart’s Security system) and he loved it so that’s what he and my cousin’s call me. It didn’t take me long to warm up to.
It’s an awesome name! It just seems to say something about me. Nothing will ever replace Nathaniel but Nate-D is still cool.
So for all of you who read this sloppy written and maybe even boring thing I would like to thank you. For those of you who post your comments (Be they good or bad) I’ll give a special reward that I’m going to call “Apricot Pie Delivery.”

Comments

You make me laugh, Nate.

You make me laugh, Nate. What? Why are you looking at me like that? Did I get it wrong? OoOoOH! Nate-DUDE! JK! lol

Ariel | Sat, 09/19/2009

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Snowboarders are cool!!!  How

Snowboarders are cool!!!  How can you say snowboarders are freaky?  This was funny though, especially about your little sis.  And, I'm curious, what is "Apricot Pie Delivery"?

Bridget | Sat, 09/19/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Thank you. I really do like

Thank you. I really do like snowboarders and would't mind learning how to do it but facts are facts. (S-bombs and beer.) As for your your Apricot Pie Delivery you'll find out in a little while.

I am Nate-Dude | Sat, 09/19/2009

Nate-Dude

You'll have to explain what

You'll have to explain what an 'S-bomb' is, and I don't drink beer.

Bridget | Sat, 09/19/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

I can't spell it out. Lets

I can't spell it out. Lets just say its the s-word. I don't mean just because you snowboard means you do these things. It just seems that most of them do. (And some skiers too.)

I am Nate-Dude | Sun, 09/20/2009

Nate-Dude

This made me laugh, Nate-D!

This made me laugh, Nate-D! Good job!

Kendra | Sun, 09/20/2009

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Oh, okay, I get it now. 

Oh, okay, I get it now.  Sheesh, I can be dense some days.

Bridget | Sun, 09/20/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Hate being called nate or

Hate being called nate or nathan...

what about Natty or Nat?

Keri | Mon, 09/21/2009

Hate those too. But I used

Hate those too. But I used to  spell Nate-Dude, Nat-Dude

I am Nate-Dude | Tue, 09/22/2009

Nate-Dude

haha

lol, this was so funny! :-D
by the way, 85 is nothing. I live in TX and the hottest day I've ever seen was 107.

KatieSara | Sun, 11/08/2009

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

That's nothing, in Phoenix (I

That's nothing, in Phoenix (I live 2 hours away) the norm is 100-115! (It can reach 120!) 

I am Nate-Dude | Fri, 04/23/2010

Nate-Dude

Funny

I liked it. And he looked at me like I was the most deprived kid in Flagstaff.  I can definitely picture that. AndI'll have to agree with your picture of Flagstaff--I visited AZ last summer, and I couldn't believe the heat (I'm from CA, so...).
 

Annabel | Sat, 11/14/2009

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