Monday, April 26, 2010

Tyler VS. Petey

Can Ya'll tell me which one of me in these pictures is Petey? Which one is Tyler?

Don't try too hard because you won't get it right cuz Petey and Tyler are the same person.

I have had a few conversations with a couple of friends about whether I liked to be called "Petey" or "Tyler". Now for those of you who do not know, my name is Tyler Pete Arnett. In eighth grade we had a meeting for football in which we had to write our full name on top of a paper. Riley Farnsworth was sitting next to me and noticed my middle name was Pete and started laughing and then calling me "Petey" forever after. Everyone in football has since called me Petey and since everyone called me Petey, my ninth grade seminary teacher started calling me Petey and ever since I have been called Petey in every seminary class I have been in.

There is the History lesson of how Petey came be.

I don't mind people calling me Petey. I don't care if the don't call me Petey either. A lot of people only know me as Petey cuz they have heard the football players call me Petey so really it makes no difference to me. BUT, it is weird when people I don't know at all call me Petey or Pete. That just shows me that they think they know me or really want to know me but have not taken the time to get to know me and actually see what I introduce myself as.

If someone calls me Tyler I like it. If someone calls me Petey I don't mind. Which do I prefer? I honestly don't know. I like that the people I'm close friends with call me Tyler but I also like how there are close friends that I have that call me Petey. Like Alex Adams, Jackson Halm, and a few others that I played football with. If you ask me what I want to be called I'll say whatever but if I introduce myself and one don't call me the other unless I tell you "or you can just call me Petey". If you already call me Tyler and you call me Petey I won't care but it might be weird at first cuz I'm not used to it. If you call me Petey and you randomly call me Tyler its the same situation. So basically call me whatever you do or if you switch off between the two pick which ever you like. I won't hate you. But if you are someone who is freaking annoying and don't ever talk to me(which I can't imagine you would be reading this if you were such a person) do not walk up to me and yell PETEY! In a high annoying voice. I will hate you!

I do take great pride in the name Pete though. It was my grandpa's name and he was an amazing man and it is a HUGE privilege to be named after him.

Quote by Emily Peterson, "Don't hate me cuz you ain't me!"


  1. yesss!!!! shout out to me!!!! holla!!! i love you tyler!!

  2. Haha, this makes me laugh. I am really glad you clarified this because sometimes I am not sure if I am hanging out with Tyler or Petey. Haha, just kidding. But I like to call you Tyler. Thats all.