January 2007

I was telling my younger son that we should practice walzing every day while the other family members are away–and then we can surprise his older brother by our expertise!

His reply:  “Mom, that would be like a cat and a dog trying to teach each other to fly.”



The snow is coming down in fat flakes; what a joy to live in the country!  Here’s a silly thing to do on a quiet day:



YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)
Gayizzle  (sounds like a long skinny thing you dip in your drink)


YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal)

Rose Hoggity (well, I have to dress it up somehow!) (by the way, I don’t know if they really are my favorite animal or not; it’s hard to pick–same with the colors, too!)


YOUR SPY NAME: (middle name, and current street name)
Elaine Centertown


YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name and first 2 letters of mom’s maiden name, first 3 letters of your hometown)
Welga Hagro  (I like this one; think I’ll start using this as a soap label)


YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink)

 Periwinkle Moochaca   (Watch out, SuperEnemies!)


YOUR ARABIC NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your mom’s maiden name, 3rd letter of you dad’s middle name, 1st letter of a sibling’s first name, last letter of your mom’s middle) 



YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (your dad’s middle name, and your favorite author’s last name)

Oliver Tolkien (suppose it would be kind of hard to be secretive if half of us were running around with the last names of either Tolkien, Lewis, or Austen)


YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets)
Black Sparky   (ooh, so dark, yet full of promise)



Well, as the poet says, “You come too.”