Aaron Martina is an Florida based programmer and an international man of mystery. Well, he's not all that mysterious but he does travel the world now and then taking photos, eating interesting foods and diving the depths.

My Nickname - Martinatime

Let's go back in time to the year 1996 (might have been 1997 or 1998 as my memory is fuzzy). I had just returned to my on-campus housing at UCF from a weekend of debauchery in Tallahassee where a friend had introduced me to the musical styling of The Reverend Horton Heat. In particular the song It's Martini Time struck a cord with me not because I was fond of martinis at the time but because my last name, Martina, could easily be inserted into the lyrics. Now at the same time in history the World Wide Web was starting to become popular. And one site called Yahoo! had launched a search engine as well as free web based email and a casual games portal. I needed to jump onto that so I signed up for an account. In the process of registration I was required to make up a user name. I figured what the heck, I'll use martinitime. DENIED! Hmmm, let me use my brain and replace one "i" with an "a". OK, how about martinatime? And the rest is history...or is it?

As the Web grew in popularity and sites all over the place required unique user names I stuck with my rather unique nick. To this day if you Google "martinatime" you will get pages that are related to me in some fashion. Of course, not all of the results are me. For some reason this lady Martina McBride seems to pop into MY results.

Italy trip - day 7

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