RunsWivScissors (GB1) said:
Rules, rules, rules! - There was one for everything when I was growing up & I was convinced they were all just created to stop me having any fun, so I run with scissors, play with matches, rock on chairs, swim after eating, put my elbows on the table, do not unplug things before taking the back off, sit on cold steps, go out without a coat on, stand under trees during storms, go the wrong way on escalators etc etc etc - But, it turns out there is a good reason for that one about switching off the power before messing with lights or wall sockets! lol
The Story of How I Got My Name (AKA Bedtime Reading for Insomniacs)
I was a deft hand at picking pockets. So much so that I was a much sought-after street urchin by low-level cons and grifters on the meanest, darkest streets of London. I soon became known as the Artful Dodger. The “Dodger”was dropped as I proved to be rubbish at dodgeball during the few hours a week we hardworking young thieves were allowed to play. So I became known simply as Artful. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
No, wait. The true story of my name: I was extremely creative, even as a very young child. When my father asked me, at age two, to draw a ball, I drew a baseball complete with seams and stitching. By age 6, I was commissioned by Gigorio Vasari to paint his wife’s portrait. He wasn’t too thrilled with the smile, but he reluctantly bought the portrait of his beloved Mona Lisa anyway. Disheartened, I turned to sculpting, and my statue of David still resides in the city of Florence. (I did get into trouble with my Mom because I didn’t give David any pants.) Music also interested me, and there wasn’t an instrument I hadn’t learned to master by age 14. I especially loved the piano and my composition, “Moonlight Sonata” remains a favorite to this day. “You are indeed Artful!” people near and far would exclaim. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
No, wait. My real name is Art Fullerton …. er … Arthura Fullman … er … Arturia Fulomini. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
No, wait, the true answer is this: Thou Art Full of it!
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RobAnybody (US1) said:
I'm RobAnybody I stole this name.