Many people have commented on why is my name
When I started to use a computer I wanted a fun name like the ones
my daughter and sons have.
My children where away at school and I wanted to e-mail them. One was at University in Japan, another was back from studying in France and now at University a state away.
The third one lived about 8 + hours away.
I needed to learn the computer and get a name.
No first name with the date of birth like many people use.
I wanted a different name a silly name a fun name.
I like robots and animals but daughter and I started to talk and we came up with carrot.
Electric Carrot, then we drifted over to rude rutabaga, tidy turnip, abominable asparagus .....
I really liked neon carrot but then a parsnip jumped into my head.
The unloved parsnip.
And this lowly parsnip was angry !
Everyone loves the bright shiny colorful carrot and no one can see the white parsnip laying in a small sad heap next to the bright carrot. Off to the side unwanted and unloved.
Now I love to cook with parsnips, they are spicy and so tasty.
Then a whole story started in my head about the one parsnip who stood tall and bright in the vegetable stand and said "buy me! not the common everyday carrot"
Not the common carrot that everyone seems to grab
and then have to dip in Ranch Dressing to eat.
Buy Me !
Buy a tasty parsnip.
Pick me !
And so I became the angeryparsnip.
No one would ever think the plain white parsnip would ever get angry.
Never in a million years.
Later the x telephoned me and said he was embarrassed with my name.
Because it was stupid and showed what an angry, horrible and bitter person I was.
Well.... you guessed it, I kept my name.
phiff...... as ever
I have had people laugh out loud when I give them my name over the phone.
One company e-mailed me back saying everyone in the office had a giggle
and then voted me the best e-mail name ever.
Yes, I understand the confusion and I might change my name it in the future
but then again I might not.
Just saying !
Here is your pretty for the start of the week.
radiant radishes from the Sunday Farmers Market.
Are they not beautiful ?
Possibly radiant ?
pretty . . . parsnip
music. . . Freeway Of Love, Aretha Franklin
update.... I have been super busy this last week and Watson goes in for his operation
Wednesday. I have been trying to read everyone's blogs late at night before I go to sleep but not always commenting.
I will try to catch up next week.
hugs, from me