You know how there are names that resonate so strongly with you that you can’t hear them without going back in time, for good or ill, to some previous era? For example: I went to elementary school with a girl we shall call Harriet, who went to the doctors because of some discomfort, to have the doctor find that she had put quarters up her vagina. Now, it is imPOSSIBLE for me to hear the name Harriet without thinking of loose change in compromising locations. So I don’t care for the name.
I felt like that about naming this blog. What could I choose that would be quirky, portray a bit of what I hope to communicate about (which remains a mystery, but still…), be a bit of a reflection of me, and also not be nerdy (belying the “reflection of me” previously mentioned).
Luckily, I have a friend who is a writer, so I asked for his suggestions. They are as follows: