01 September 2007
it's really just phonetic...
so you know that i refer to my little girlie as miss m
when i blog, right?
is there any real reason for this?
possibly in the beginning
i thought it would protect my little dears privacy
so that no one would try to steal them
or come up to them at the mall
& say 'hey Q...your moms favorite movie is 'the parent trap'
come with me'
& he would skip off because
that is true!
hint 1: i don't go to the mall
hint 2: if you want to steal a childs identity
i'd go with suri cruise or maddox jolie-pitt
cause all you'll get with these little sweeties
is a bag full of too small clothes & some empty popscicle sticks...
so i am now ready to announce
to the 2.3 people who don't already know
because you haven't known me since birth or the 8th grade
that my daughters name is merra
no really it is
& it is pronounced like sarah
but with an m
not mEEra or mAra or mEra
& yes we now know that we have sentenced her to a
a lifetime of this:
teacher: lindsay gearhart
lindsay gearhart: here!
teacher: jacob gilbert
jacob gilbert: here!
teacher: meera? goolka? mara? gluka?
merra (sweet as can be in pigtails & a little plaid jumper):
no it's merra gulka
merra: no merra, like sarah but with an m
also like merry christmas but with an a
or like terra cotta but with an m
or like my parents wanted to give me a name that was a little different
but not too crazy
& this is what they ended up with...
teacher: oh dear, we'll make an appointment with the school counselor right away...
back to life
back to reality
the other day i was reading the comics
in our newspaper
& i glanced over at the games page
this is something i never do
why would i want to participate
in something that makes me feel dumb?
just because i don't know
what the capital of turkey is
or how to make 5, 2 & 4 add up to 16
or what hand you play after someone deals a jack
(or however you play bridge)
especially since everything feels so right with the world after i read
but this fateful day i did
i glanced at the jumble
they have some goofy little comic
with the first part of a terribley witty pun
& a blank
& you get to fill in the blank by unscrambling
the jumble words to make real words
& then you click your heels together three times
& say 'what am i doing? isn't there some laundry to be folded?'
& the answer appears
or something like that...
the jumble words
all of them are nonsense words
that you make into real words
that you make into CAT
that you make into HI
first the words are not even words
just crazy mixed up letters
words that no one would even CONSIDER to be a real live word
my daughters name is a pre-jumble word
coming soon to a blog near you
the true identity of my first born
i know it's a tough one
there are so many options to go with Q
also if you can do the jumble
& fill me in on the end of the joke
something really amazing will happen