So here is a slice of life, why do people call me Birdie? This started freshman year of college. There were two “Amys” on the floor (story of my life) so I wanted to be different. We were learning new names and one of the guys on the floor said “Your name is Amy? That’s not very memorable.” So I quickly retorted “Well, my friends call me ‘Birdie.'” Was this actually true? No, but it was rooted in an idea. When I left for college I wanted to be someone different. I wanted to be that girl that people remember, so how could I do that with boring old “Amy?” So I decided that I liked “Birdie” she was the cool girl on the Happy Meal box, and my last name is Crowe, so it worked. I would become “Birdie” this new persona that is fun and flirty. Some people do really call me that, and I really feel different when they do. Birdie is my different side, it is my essence.