Here’s a Valentine’s Day story for you. When I first moved back to Illinois in High School I was called a hick. I was born in Illinois and my family was all raised there but I wasn’t. I was raised in Tuscaloosa Alabama and Mint Hill NC (outside of Charlotte). So when I came back to Illinois to go to High School I had a thick southern accent. I would always greet everyone with “Hey Buddy”. I didn’t realize I said it so much but my Freshman year that’s what they would call me…..Buddy. But I had two saviors.
The first was Nikki Dellinger. Nikki was from Alabama and she had just moved to our High School from Alabama. Her accent was every bit as thick as mine but for some reason people thought hers was great and mine not as much. But she was one of the best looking girls in school. And we got along like peas and carrots. Making me a must know guy if you wanted to talk to Nikki. She saw me as a comfort zone, not a boyfriend so the friend zone was all I was going to with was Nikki. But it certainly helped me with my popularity so I was friend zoning it hard.
The second positive was I was pretty good at soccer. I had been on the Southeast regional team in NC so I played with some of the best players in the country and traveled all over the south playing and mostly winning tournaments. So coming to a high school tryout would be no big deal. Except my High School was HUGE and we had over 250 people trying out for 18 slots. I came home and said “Shit, I may not be as good as I think”. I did start on the team and we only lost 5 games in 4 years but I actually had to switch positions so I could stay on the field the whole time. Turns out we had 2 All-Americans on the team and I had just landed in one of the best soccer programs in the US. And being on that team made me popular. The bad part was I was competing with those guys for the girls.
My freshman year I liked a girl name Amy. I won’t say her name because its very unique and I think she still uses it . I don’t want it to pop up in Google searches, but its safe to say I had a crush on her. She was girl next door pretty and when all the other girls were wearing their giant 80s hair, she wore it long and straight. How I still like it today. I was blessed that my Dad owned a nursery but also sold cut flowers. On valentines day they always over ordered and had extra flowers so I took all the extra flowers and made the biggest bouquet of flowers you’ve ever seen. Probably $250 worth. I set off to school to show Amy my love and got the janitor to open her locker for me so I could surprise here. It wasn’t normally something they did but he thought the flowers were pretty impressive.
That day I couldn’t wait for Amy to open her locker and see her Valentines gift from Buddy. Except she never showed. She was sick. I was going to have to wait until the unboxing version of Valentines day. Next day, sick again. Next day, no show. Amy missed the next 5 days of school with the flu and her flowers went to shit. I finally had to remove the flowers because they had all gone bad. All she came back to was a slight odor of compost in her locker and never knew that I did all that for her. I didn’t tell her about it until we were in college. Amy ended up in a serious relationship with my roommate in college at Alabama. Yep, the world came full circle. I lived with my best friend from Illinois at Bama and she would come see him all the time. One night of drinking I professed my love for her that I no longer had, but let her know she was one week of flu away me being the one she visited every month and her boyfriend would be the one ordered out of the room when she got there instead of me.
Happy Valentines Day
Domain of the Day: Autographed.com Getting close to reserve. A business in a box….or in a name
Quote of the Day: “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen
Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
MealPlan.io One of the most expensive things I ever purchased. I had to pay $22 a meal, 3 meals a day, 6 days a week for Syracuse. Get this domain much much cheaper
Launch.sh Ends today. Every company and event has a launch
RHC.io All good letter LLL.io go for $100 or more. This will be a lot more
Bud.gg Some great .gg being caught lately. Here’s a good one.
CC.ag I have no idea if .ag is worth anything but as short as it gets without being one letter
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
The Sedo auction is coming up next week and there are some awesome names. Here are a few I really like. When I say like, its not just the name but it has to be at a reserve that I think it could sell. Plenty of names that are awesome but reserve is way too high.
EO.net Two letter dot nets are one of the few dot nets that people still value.
Uncle.com Needs to be closer to the left side of the auction. But a great, memorable name
Flapjack.com Plural went for $10K at Uniregistry
OA.com I think this has a real chance of selling
Grade.net Because its a dot net its at a super lower reserve
SDIA.com 1996 birthday and no reserve
Gibble.com Love this one. Perfect new tech company name
CBike.com I would buy pretty much any letter with bike at the end
KangYuan.com A Chinese herb. And registered in 27 other tlds
ArtTechnology.com I would want ArtTech as well
GrowStep.com Grow AND take a step up.
FlowerArt.com Someone will grab this pending delete. Put your bids in everywhere
Seeings.com Not sure if I like the form of the word but at $79 its worth a look
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Reliability.org One of the most important things in the world. Reliability. No reserve at only $300 at press time
eOperations.com Online operations
GRQC.com QC = Quality Control
BlueFinger.com Not the most valuable name on the board today but one of the most memorable and least likely to be misspelled
CaffeinePills.com I prefer the gum
Lebone.com French for “The Bone” Just made that up but could be right
Vexer.com OK this one I KNOW means “upset” in French
VPNDr.com I don’t think VPNs need fixing but good market for selling
Straddle.net Has to be SOME value in a good word dot net
BetUno.com Gambling name getting some action. not sure if its just a general gambling name or people really bet on Uno the card game
BeingWrongBook.com Top number of bids on the board today but all because of juice and backlinks
WhoIndia.org Top price for the same reason
EnjoyYoga.com Good marketing name for a Yoga studio
LilBabyShop.com Not to be confused with the rapper Lil Baby or DaBaby
WingsMedia.com Media names kind of disappeared for the last month. Glad to see them back and getting bids
NCHA.com Easily best acronym on the board. A for association
GBDW.com A nice one as well
Chain8.com People love the keyword chain and the Chinese love 8. Perfect combo
BellaMoon.com Sounds like I would buy a throw pillow, a grape vine ball, and a scented candle here
Payab.com Has pay in it. That’s good enough right now
RoyalReserve.com Sounds like an expensive, special edition, whisky
AudioVibe.com To me sounds a little dated. Pretty sure I bought my Alpine stereo with my removal faceplate here
Bet29.com You should buy Bet and 01 to 99
WebCities.com Sounds like Digital town
Mindscaping.com Because your brain needs to be worked on as well
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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