September 16, 2009
Candida doesn't like having a name associated with venereal disease, but hey, there you have it. She tries to "sweeten" the deal by using the nickname "Candi", but someone always asks, "Is that short for something?" and she will confess, not quite up to being able to lie and just say, "Yes. Candice." Invariably, she's compelled to explain that she doesn't think her parents had known the VD association when naming her, and almost as often, the person to whom she's explaining this doesn't even know what "candida" is anyway, thus forcing her to define it. She just can't win.