When I was born, my parents named me Douglas John Podgorny Jr., after my father, the O.G. dj pod, Douglas John Podgorny (Sr.). I guess my mother liked the idea of calling me D.J. because that’s what people have called me for the entirety of my life (in order to avoid confusion with my aforementioned father, affectionately known as Doug by friends and family alike).
I’m sure you can imagine the fair share of perks that come with having a two letter name. And while it has been a quite the wild ride taking full advantage, one particular pitfall has soured my proverbial pallet for many a year.
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