- 12:22 AM, Friday,
April 1st 2005:
- I would call it
rare for a moment as historic as this to fall on a
round number...except it isn't. That's always been the
fate of this Journey - and Entry #400 is no different.
But I have to at least give you
- So as Jess and
I were dealing with all the paperwork for the
divorce it came upon her being asked if she wanted to
change her name back. As well, because California is
hype-PC, the husband has the same option. It's like a
"Change your name free" card all for the same price as
- ...and then it hit
me. I don't have a middle name. Why the hell not
just make one now? And it was really, that easy guys.
Adam 4tvs Kontras was born. And yes, that does make my
middle initial 4. Adam 4. Kontras. It really came down
to a question of why not. Honestly. I laughed so
hard when I thought of actually having to
TELL someone that was my name or having to
include it on legal documents. I mean it was perfect.
It didn't stop being funny to me. Ever.
- Georges at work
didn't like it because he thought I should've
made it 4tvs.com - but I promptly replied "well that
would just be silly man...can't do that". LOL. All
kidding aside, that is different to me. No one
understands what the fuck a 4tvs is. If you put .com
in your name, well of course people will see you're
just goofy enough to sell your site. 4tvs is more to
me than a site. It is a concept that completely
changed my life and threw me into this unbelieveable
world that the readers have followed the past 5 years.
It is without a doubt the singlemost important idea my
brain has ever conjured up and I've given up
everything to continue the journey it
- ...that and it's
not like I actually changed a name. I never
had a middle name. I mean if I was Adamazon
Kontras (which was also highly considered), I'd feel
like I was kinda saying fuck off to my parents.
Granted it'd still be Adam for short, but that just
seemed rude. This on the other hand - is just perfect.
It's just me, it's just hilarious, and by all means -
it is my actual legal name. I've worked on my
signature, but it really just doesn't flow. Try to
write the number 4 in your name. It just has no
"flow". I may have to turn to one of those
signatures where you just do your first and last name,
and then some sort of "symbol" representing what is
the 4tvs thing? Hell I don't know - I'm obviously
just stalling here. So let me get straight to
- You may all now,
stop shaking your heads and smiling. You may stop
patting yourselves on the back for not being
"had" 6 straight years. Stop and realllllllllly
think about this for a second. Give it a really good
hard "MULL". You remember previous years right? They
were good weren't they. Seriously - check 'em all out.
Damn good. Some of my best written entries of my life
fell on this day, yet this is so goddamn obvious. You
were rolling your eyes as you saw 400 and 04/01 land
at the same moment. You saw the picture and knew it
was horseshit...right? So it begs the question:
"Holy shit, maybe it isn't
- And that folks, is
the rub. And it is the rub that will get you all for
the next 52 of these (I already know I'm dying
07/13/57 btw - long story). Yes that rub is that you
have NO clue anymore. My life is just that fucked
sometimes. You will second guess from this day forward
folks. You'll think you have it and then, think again.
Because I absolutely changed my name
ladies and gentleman and until I say it outside
of the parameters of this here web
page...Y'ALL DON'T KNOW.
- I love it. 6 years