My audiology professor has decided that he's going to call me D.B. from now on, because dB is short for deciBel, the unit that measures sound pressure and intensity, and he likes audiology far too much than is probably healthy for him. It's kind of silly, but I like it. At least, I like it better than some of the other nicknames I've had in my life. Who's bright idea was it to call me "Hamwich" in the first place?