Nunzio's Who's Who on Fishtown.US

dan's picture

[originally posted by Nunzio in another thread. posted here by popular demand.]

Welcome. Just to give you an idea about some of the characters here...

  • New Kenzo is our Social Director.
  • Spiral is our poet laureate (although I think he's on sabbatical).
  • DNA is our inspiration.
  • Neilpuck is the handyman.
  • Brooke is the dog-loving realtor.
  • Stock solves problems.
  • Qbert loves cats and probably has a few for adoption.
  • AJ is the community programs guy, always willing to lend a hand.
  • Plaidpony always seems to say exactly what we're feeling.
    You won’t see

  • Mr. Plaidpony on the forum, but you may see his possum t-shirts and you'll see him at all the social events.
  • Lauraska and
  • guesswho don't take crap from no one.
  • Yosh07 is new jack and following in the footsteps of lauraska.
  • Lisa33 is a sweetheart who inadvertently hijacks threads. She has no known natural enemies.
  • Sheskrafty23 is another sweetheart who has a gift for zinging you with an image.
  • Pattimey and
  • Pure Fishtown are the old heads who put us wise.
  • George is just an old head. Just kidding. He’s funny when he has to be funny and serious when he has to be serious.
  • ftown66 and
  • diamonds215 are, well, they're the genuine Fishtown articles. If they went to Catholic school, they were probably bold, brazen articles. By the way, diamonds215 recently lost his man card.
  • Kat (mi esposa) favors conversations about police and quality of life issues. She reads just about every post on every thread, so you'll see her around quite a bit. You can call her Mrs. Ubiquitous.
    If you happen to engage in a conversation over casinos in the company of
  • jobber and

  • snailgem, take cover.
  • jmminarik and
  • dan are the voices of reason who also hold the power to slap you on the wrist for getting out of hand.
  • Cajunmoon posts from Florida, but can’t wait to get back to Philly.
  • Athrahans is our librarian.
  • Ofofhy is a Patriots fan, but he has a very funny and sarcastic sense of humor and he gets involved, so we let him stick around.
  • Newcomer shares ofofhy’s sense of humor and doesn’t take kindly to people who bogart her ideas. I don’t know where her football allegiance lies.
    If you see
  • peewee martini, you will probably see

  • polishcowboi, and vice versa.
    Peewee is our resident superstar.

  • Becky is the maven of zoning.
  • Ken215 is infinitely funnier in person than he is on the forum.
  • Me, I can tell you all about vacuums.
    By the way, whatever happened to
  • Peter?
    Unfortunately, you just missed
  • UFO. She was a true original who kept us on our toes with her intelligence and breadth of knowledge. There was no “you know what” with her. Her passing truly left a void. She had mad ink, too. You would have liked her.

  • rtsaidred is a NoYo lifer who would make anyone's "Great Neighbor List" and she never takes herself too seriously. She parties with Foghat in her spare time. Too bad, SoYo, she's ours.
  • Like ftown66 and diamonds215,

  • Jeffro is the genuine Fishtown article, who now teaches the bold, brazen articles who ride the el to Erie and Torresdale. As you have undoubtedly seen, he is a master at bringing Fishtown life to art. You can catch him hanging out at the Starboard Side (a surefire sign that he's a Fishtowner born and bred and danged proud of it).
  • Larry99 is one of the few people who actually resembles his avatar. The dude can cook like nobody's business and he can swat the bass strings to the tunes of Marley and Tosh, but we're not quite sure what he does for a living. Come October and November, you can catch him raking leaves along the Montgomery Avenue side of Palmer Cemetary.
  • Nolalover is DNA's trophy wife, who is doing her best to raise him right. She's a good-humored, good-natured southern woman who has a stockpile of pictures of herself in Mummer's outfits, even though she's only been in Philly for a little over a year. Must be something she picked up in the Big Easy.
  • Swally is the pugnacious genealogist from Scotland. From several thousand miles away, he's trying to track down all his Fishtown relatives from the past who lived on Orianna Street. Unfortunately, Orianna Street is not in Fishtown.

PattiMey's picture

Thank you, Nunzio. I don't

Thank you, Nunzio. I don't know about being one to put others wise but I sure am the " old head " learning something new from you guys everyday. I am thankful.

Cajunmoon's picture

Thats a great post and

Thats a great post and introduction of all the folks here. Nunzio's got me to a "T".

I'm leaving Wednesday and decided to drive up since all the car rental places wanted $1000.00 or more for a two week rental. It should be a great time. The last time I drove up was in 1989. Looking forward to it.

lauraska's picture

Totally awesome. PS I met

Totally awesome.

PS I met Yosh, today, for the first time and she's just as awesome in person as she is on the site!

rtsaidred's picture

This is a great post for any

This is a great post for any newbies. Maybe rename to "Who's Who on Fishtown.us"?

Ftown66's picture

Pretty cool Nunzio you have

Pretty cool Nunzio you have me pegged pretty well.

Lisa33's picture

Hey FTown! You have a new

Hey FTown! You have a new avatar! I like it. (See, I'm pegged perfectly, too. ;) )

DNA's picture

I have to admit I'm a little

I have to admit I'm a little puzzled by my description. Perhaps he meant that I inspire him, which would explain why he named his basement Shire North (mine is called Shire South). Would also explain the sideburns and the trophy wife.

Nunzio's picture

rtsaidred is a NoYo lifer

rtsaidred is a NoYo lifer who would make anyone's "Great Neighbor List" and she never takes herself too seriously. She parties with Foghat in her spare time. Too bad, SoYo, she's ours.

Like ftown66 and diamonds215, Jeffro is the genuine Fishtown article, who now teaches the bold, brazen articles who ride the el to Erie and Torresdale. As you have undoubtedly seen, he is a master at bringing Fishtown life to art. You can catch him hanging out at the Starboard Side (a surefire sign that he's a Fishtowner born and bred and danged proud of it).

Larry99 is one of the few people who actually resembles his avatar. The dude can cook like nobody's business and he can swat the bass strings to the tunes of Marley and Tosh, but we're not quite sure what he does for a living. Come October and November, you can catch him raking leaves along the Montgomery Avenue side of Palmer Cemetary.

Nolalover is DNA's trophy wife, who is doing her best to raise him right. She's a good-humored, good-natured southern woman who has a stockpile of pictures of herself in Mummer's outfits, even though she's only been in Philly for a little over a year. Must be something she picked up in the Big Easy.

Kat's picture

Nunzio wrote:Nolalover is

Nunzio wrote:

Nolalover is DNA's trophy wife, who is doing her best to raise him right. She's a good-humored, good-natured southern woman who has a stockpile of pictures of herself in Mummer's outfits, even though she's only been in Philly for a little over a year. Must be something she picked up in the Big Easy.

...and they have a hairy little son named Baggins.... :)

rtsaidred's picture

You forgot local business

You forgot local business owner (well, former), visionary, explorer, charismatic leader, navigator, mathematician, cartographer, and naturalist. Ok, so I stole the first 7 from Christopher Columbus, but wow, didn't it make me sound AMAZING for about 2 seconds? Thanks, Nunzio--I'll insert "parties with Foghat" right after naturalist. lol

Nunzio wrote:

rtsaidred is a NoYo lifer who would make anyone's "Great Neighbor List" and she never takes herself too seriously. She parties with Foghat in her spare time. Too bad, SoYo, she's ours.

dan's picture

Okay, Nunzio - don't let it

Okay, Nunzio - don't let it go to your head. :)

Those are great descriptions, but they've expanded from a phrase or a sentence to mini-novellas.

rtsaidred's picture

Did you wake up on the wrong

Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, Mr. CrankyPants? lol

dan wrote:

Okay, Nunzio - don't let it go to your head. :)

Those are great descriptions, but they've expanded from a phrase or a sentence to mini-novellas.

Kat's picture

rtsaidred wrote:You forgot

rtsaidred wrote:

You forgot local business owner (well, former), visionary, explorer, charismatic leader, navigator, mathematician, cartographer, and naturalist. Ok, so I stole the first 7 from Christopher Columbus, but wow, didn't it make me sound AMAZING for about 2 seconds? Thanks, Nunzio--I'll insert "parties with Foghat" right after naturalist. lol

Time to get you a statue!! :)

rtsaidred's picture

How about a three-sided

How about a three-sided obelisk?

Kat wrote:
rtsaidred wrote:

You forgot local business owner (well, former), visionary, explorer, charismatic leader, navigator, mathematician, cartographer, and naturalist. Ok, so I stole the first 7 from Christopher Columbus, but wow, didn't it make me sound AMAZING for about 2 seconds? Thanks, Nunzio--I'll insert "parties with Foghat" right after naturalist. lol

Time to get you a statue!! :)

tudor's picture

Isn't Swally worth a line or

Isn't Swally worth a line or 2??

Nunzio's picture

Swally is the pugnacious

Swally is the pugnacious genealogist from Scotland. From several thousand miles away, he's trying to track down all his Fishtown relatives from the past who lived on Orianna Street. Unfortunately, Orianna Street is not in Fishtown.

rtsaidred's picture

Ok, so now I'm convinced

Ok, so now I'm convinced that Nunzio keeps a diary next to his computer that contains weird, personal notes about all of us. "pugnacious genealogist"? Sorry, Nunzio, I'll have to report you.

Nunzio wrote:

Swally is the pugnacious genealogist from Scotland. From several thousand miles away, he's trying to track down all his Fishtown relatives from the past who lived on Orianna Street. Unfortunately, Orianna Street is not in Fishtown.

Ftown66's picture

Lisa33 wrote:Hey FTown! You

Lisa33 wrote:

Hey FTown! You have a new avatar! I like it. (See, I'm pegged perfectly, too. ;) )

Funny....

Ftown66's picture

Nunzio wrote:Swally is the

Nunzio wrote:

Swally is the pugnacious genealogist from Scotland. From several thousand miles away, he's trying to track down all his Fishtown relatives from the past who lived on Orianna Street. Unfortunately, Orianna Street is not in Fishtown.

Tell Swally goodluck...I'm from fishtown and I can't track down all my fishtown relatives. And he thinks he gone do it over the internet from 2000 miles away.

rtsaidred's picture

Ftown66 wrote:Nunzio

Ftown66 wrote:
Nunzio wrote:

Swally is the pugnacious genealogist from Scotland. From several thousand miles away, he's trying to track down all his Fishtown relatives from the past who lived on Orianna Street. Unfortunately, Orianna Street is not in Fishtown.

Tell Swally goodluck...I'm from fishtown and I can't track down all my fishtown relatives. And he thinks he gone do it over the internet from 2000 miles away.

This is classic! Some of my longtime Fishtown friends say the same thing, especially those related by marriage! We used to joke that "you better check your date's birth certificate--she may be your cousin!"

Larry99's picture

Nunzio wrote:Larry99 is one

Nunzio wrote:

Larry99 is one of the few people who actually resembles his avatar. The dude can cook like nobody's business and he can swat the bass strings to the tunes of Marley and Tosh, but we're not quite sure what he does for a living. Come October and November, you can catch him raking leaves along the Montgomery Avenue side of Palmer Cemetary.

haha, I don't know about that avatar but since I've been focusing so much on music lately I'm getting rusty in the kitchen, I mean, I haven't been able to watch Rachel Ray in months... and I could tell you what I do for a living but then I'd have to kill you ;~)

newcomer's picture

I'm puzzled by my

I'm puzzled by my description as well...Have I ever had an idea that was worth stealing?

NEW KENZO's picture

newcomer wrote:I'm puzzled

newcomer wrote:

I'm puzzled by my description as well...Have I ever had an idea that was worth stealing?

I believe he's referring to the dive bar crawl... which DNA took over.... in an inspirational way.

DNA's picture

newcomer wrote:I'm puzzled

newcomer wrote:

I'm puzzled by my description as well...Have I ever had an idea that was worth stealing?

Nope....ok maybe Punch.

newcomer's picture

NEW KENZO wrote:newcomer

NEW KENZO wrote:
newcomer wrote:

I'm puzzled by my description as well...Have I ever had an idea that was worth stealing?

I believe he's referring to the dive bar crawl... which DNA took over.... in an inspirational way.

Right, right! The Dive Bar Lollygag...How could I forget?

I have such fond memories of the event (the one that DNA tried to wrest from me and then bitterly agreed to co-chair).

Such fond...hazy...memories...

DNA's picture

newcomer wrote:NEW KENZO

newcomer wrote:
NEW KENZO wrote:
newcomer wrote:

I'm puzzled by my description as well...Have I ever had an idea that was worth stealing?

I believe he's referring to the dive bar crawl... which DNA took over.... in an inspirational way.

Right, right! The Dive Bar Lollygag...How could I forget?

I have such fond memories of the event (the one that DNA tried to wrest from me and then bitterly agreed to co-chair).

Such fond...hazy...memories...

How this for a hazy memory...Miss Newcomer prancing about the Dive Bar Crawl with her shopping bag from the GAP.

newcomer's picture

I don't recall too much

I don't recall too much prancing. Or too much.

It was a Gap bag for Pete's sake! You guys acted as if I was wearing a suit with a floppy bow tie and sensible shoes!

snailgem's picture

# If you happen to engage in

# If you happen to engage in a conversation over casinos in the company of
# jobber and
# snailgem, take cover.

Just to clarify, jobber and I are not married to each other.

amelia's picture

rtsaidred wrote:Ok, so now

rtsaidred wrote:

Ok, so now I'm convinced that Nunzio keeps a diary next to his computer that contains weird, personal notes about all of us. "pugnacious genealogist"? Sorry, Nunzio, I'll have to report you.

Nunzio wrote:

Swally is the pugnacious genealogist from Scotland. From several thousand miles away, he's trying to track down all his Fishtown relatives from the past who lived on Orianna Street. Unfortunately, Orianna Street is not in Fishtown.

Better than a pugnacious gynecologist.

diamondsgirl30's picture

i feel bad. is it because of

i feel bad. is it because of something i wrote that diamonds215 lost his man card? can he please have it back? ive been sleeping on the couch ever since...