Friday, October 3, 2008

Birthday Post


It's a big day here at Chez 10K -- Emmie's birthday. Hopefully, we'll get to have a little fun family time this weekend...

Which all reminds me... DD is no longer going to be known as Dear Daughter here on the blog. We're going to switch to real made-up names instead. There are a few reasons for this. First, a friend suggested that using the old usenet/message board convention is kinda creepy and dated. I can see that -- it does go back a while and it's not terribly creative. Plus, the problem with "DD" is that some people might actually pronounce it in their heads and start thinking of Dear Daughter as "Dee Dee." With all due respect to anyone with that name, it's not something Emmie answers to.

So, like a lot of bloggers out there who want to protect the privacy of those around them, I'm going to start using nicknames for the people I talk about a lot. Henceforth, Dear Hubby will be known as "G-Dog" -- it's a name he sometimes answers to anyway). And Dear Daughter will now be known as "Emmie." Dear Puppy, brave soul that she is, has decided to go on the record with her real name, Nonnie, because it's such a cool freakin' name for a dog -- it is supposedly a diminutive form of a Portuguese word meaning "little mistress of our home." It's also the name of a character in the very cool narrative told by Laurens van der Post in A Story Like the Wind and A Far Off Place, which Emmie and I loved reading together, over and over again, when she was a little girl.

So anyway, that's a long way around to saying: Happy Birthday, Emmie! May this be your best year ever!

4 comments:

Dear Daughter said...

So far it's been pretty good-- I have purple hair now!

tut-tut said...

Have a wonderful day!

Beep Beep said...

Happy Birthday, fellow Libra! :)

Keera said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Emmie-with-the-purple-hair. :-)



Alice, why "Emmie"?