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Who's on Facebook? And why? What are you doing there?

Do we all really have this much time to fart around on the internet? Good lord, what did we DO with ourselves back in the dark ages? Remember board games? I miss those.

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Do you have "pet names" for things in your house or food or stuff that you refer to when your kids or your significant other are around by words or names other than their real ones?

The kids call my imported sugar-free cherry Kool-Aid Mama's Saft (Mama's juice). And we call summer sausage "pricky korv" because it's prickig korv in Swedish (polka-dotted sausage). Even when speaking English, we all refer to cottage cheese by its Swedish moniker: keso. For some reason I'm only coming up with food examples, but you must get the idea.

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Things I have to do soon
  • edit wedding photos for my sister
  • finish the AWC directory layout
  • figure out where to put the antique sideboard cabinet we're getting tomorrow from my sister-in-law
  • water the plants
  • write a real post
  • acquire some easy-to-understand-and-use home budgeting software
  • finish the content transfer for the new AWC site
  • update the calendar with all the upcoming stuff
  • send out the Halloween trick-or-treating letter to the neighbors
  • beat Geena at Scrabulous
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Looking Forward To: sushi and a cozy evening hanging out with brief_therapy

Tasteless But Oh So Funny: Bizarro on the Couch

Burning Bundles (from all the candles) of Belated Birthday Wishes to galestorm and sealwhiskers!
silly
mood: silly
music: Anne Heaton—Give In To You


Comments

Hmm. No need to name here, as I don't live with family anymore : (
But when I was a kid milkshakes were "mote tote" and spaghetti was "ba-sketti" because that was how my youngest sister pronounced them when she was little. Also, when my kids were young, being grumpy was called "pooh-pooh can" as in "Daddy is pooh-pooh can.' I'm not positive where that came from. One of the kidlets probably said it once and it stuck.
I'll have to ask those grown kidlets if they remember any other "names" for things.
Oh, and I have usuallysometimes named my cars. The old rambler we had when my first child was born started the trend with an inherited name, "Fox."

LOL! I named my first car (Cozy Car, alternately The Appliance because it was a Renault Alliance) but for some reason, have never done so again with any subsequent car.

Other car names have been "blu,""pumpkin," "golden," "ginger." Do you see a trend here? Somehow though, these have seemed to express an aspect of the personality of said cars.
I am having trouble making "Ruby" stick with my current car. I think that's because it was previously my Dad's car and it's hard to cover "Dad's car" with a name.
Although the little round sticker on the rear window that says QH has been easy for me to over ride. It stands for "Quail Hollow," the 'over 55' community where my parents lived. When someone asks me what it stands for it has been extremely easy to say "Queen Heartsong."

"Golden" became "Ginger" after a breakup! (Not a car breakup silly, a relationship change.) I think she always was more of a Ginger.

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