What’s In A Name?

Hello, and welcome to my blog! Why a blog, you ask? Over the last decade, I have been encouraged by many people to start a blog solely due to their enjoyment of our annual Family Christmas Letter. Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, it is. And now, after 10 years of prodding, poking, and badgering, it’s come to this. I’ll admit I’m a little concerned, in that, with the letter at least, my wife serves as Chief Executive Filter for my writing, making such key suggestions as, “Honey, you can’t call somebody a Narcissistic Douche in the Christmas Letter.” Moving on, with this being the first entry, I thought it prudent to tell you a little about myself.

My name is Chachi. Seriously. Well, okay, you got me. It’s not my real name, but it has been my nickname since the day I was born. And for the record, that was two years before Chachi Arcola ever appeared on Happy Days, thank you very much. I’m not exactly sure when it was that I became aware that my name wasn’t actually Chachi, but there was no escaping it after I started school, where I was exposed to the cruel and unusual punishment known as “Roll Call.” It may seem like nothing to the Michaels and the Johns of this world, but to me, it was torture. Continue reading