One of the partners thought I should blog about why I call myself JaAG. JaAG is just an expansion of my initials James A. Glass. It is also my Microsoft alias. So I often find myself in this conversation:
Them: JaAG, that's a cool alias. How'd you get it?
Me: I asked for it.
Them: Silence (cue crickets) or "You can request a specific alias?"
When I was in school, there were always a number of Jim's in the class. I always hated that. So I named my son Aaron and then, you guessed it, there were always a number of Aaron's in his class and no Jim's. Here at work there are a number of Jim's. Since many of my friends at work call me JaAG anyway, I decided to start using it in my new capacity as the CRM site manager.
This year in the jazz ensemble I play with there are three Jim's. The director would often say things like, "Jim, you played that wrong!" and all three of us would have a 'gut check' moment. Now I've asked him to start using JaAG, and my stress level is a lot lower. :o)