Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jekyll or Hyde?

So I have an alter ego or an alias or maybe another personality. Not actually, but literally. Here's what I mean. When I was little I would practice writing my name and I was always confused on how I spelled my middle name (I was also confused when drawing pictures of my dad while he was away at work, I could never remember if the mustache went on top of the nose or underneath- there are many drawings of my dad with a unibrow to prove it). My mother is a gem, hilarious and wonderful, she too struggled spelling my name. At the time I thought parents were all knowing- so I never questioned it. I proceeded to spell my name wrong for the first 21 years of my life. Angela CoRRine Robson (it's actually CoriNNe) This is how it is spelled on all my high school records, Ricks College Diploma and other such documents. Upon going on my mission the truth was discovered. I was spelling my middle name wrong. How is this possible? I saw my birth certificate and it was true. I was a sham, a fraud, all this time I thought I was one person, a person with a double R when I was really a person with a double N. You can imagine my shock and horror.

I thought that I fixed everything when I left for my mission, but lately the old Angela Corrine has been showing up in the craziest places. First, I was in getting my temple recommend renewed, I looked down at the recommend and there she was- the old Angela, rearing her ugly misspelled head. When I brought this to the attention of my Bishop he was quite concerned. He had to send a note to someone important to change it immediately. He was even afraid to put my middle name on the recommend in fear that I might be turned away. And then I received a bill from my Doctor. It appears that the other Angela had been seen and treated in mid July- I could have sworn it was me.

I have a feeling there is no escaping it. I have an AKA. If you ever see a picture of me with the words "Have you seen this person?" underneath, you will also see the phrase "She has also been known to go by other aliases such as Angela Corrine Robson".

Maybe I should start wearing crazy wigs and kicking people. . . maybe not. Halloween is coming up, so I fully intend on letting my other personality out. Angela Corrine for a night- I like it- I've heard she's crazy.


Alyssa Barlow said...

So you've been lying to me this whole time. I feel like I don't even know you.

ThomCarter said...

At least you can blame your parents when you start therapy!!!

You've been tagged!
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Sunny said...

If it makes you feel better I found out that my name was originally Alysun. My parents didn't change it for a year and all of my first baby photos have on the back "Baby Alysun." How many alter-egos do I need?

Sarita said...

Angie, you are so so so very clever. I heart that about you.

I'm just plain ol Sarah Jones. No confusion there.

Erica B. said...

I've had a similar problem, My middle name is Lyn and for the longest time I couldn't remember if it was spelled Lynn or not. I'm sorry.