Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Moving is for Sucks, Pt Deux

I just spent the past 15 minutes writing a post about how I spent the day packing up for my impending move, and how I've moved x number times in the last few years and how I hate it, blah blah blah. I finished it, read through it, and thought, "hmm, that's extremely boring". So then I decided to add a little something about the guitar class that me and my friend Katey just finished and I realized that I have never named my guitar. Anybody who knows me can tell you that I name everything; cars, blankets, old french fries that I find on the floor at work (that's a true story for another time; suffice it to say that Lamar became a mascot of sorts in that warehouse). I once even gave a girlfriend of mine the nickname "Howard". How I got away with that one, I'll never know, but she even used to sign little notes that she would give me with that name. Yet somehow, my guitar has never gotten a name.

So here's what I've decided to do: I'm having a competition of sorts to help me name my guitar. By competition, I mean please give me some suggestions, and if I like one of them I'll use it. If I don't, then I'll just have to come up with something else. I think probably my guitar is a female, due to it having tantalizing curves, so boy names will be immediately disregarded. Also, it should be recognized that I generally gravitate toward unusual and ugly names. Past nicknames for items include Howard, Lorna, Troy, Carl, and Clyde, so something like Emily or Sara is probably going to get overlooked.

Anyhow, with that said, please post as comments any suggestions you may have. I think it is absolutely ridiculous to have a guitar for 5 years and not name it. I'm so ashamed.

p.s. I did all that I could to find a bikini that I could put on the guitar for this picture. I feel like we've all been robbed just a little bit.

10 comments:

Jake said...

I always liked Hrosvitha...

But it doesn't roll of the tongue. Perhaps Beatrice. Or Gertrude.

Jake said...

Oh, and I am moving soon too. It does stink.

Katey said...

You couldn't have wrote more about our guitar class, other then we just had one? I was really looking forward to something better. Maybe I will have to be responsible for the details on my blog! :)

I will have to think for a while about the guitar naming though. I can't come up with these kinds of ideas too quickly. I will get back to you as soon as I do. I need a name for my car hmmm...

Tiffany said...

Off the top of my head.. Birtha, Frieda, Gertrude, Agua....

Considering your past girlfriends name was HOWARD and I'm assuming you liked her if you dated her and I'm assuming that you like your guitar...don't you think a boy name would be appropriate? So what about Alfred, or Lorenzo, or what about LeRon? You could always had a suffix of a or etta to make it feminine!

PS...thanks for telling me you have a blog!

If you get bored you can check out mine...

tiffanymeetsworld.blogspot.com

Robin said...

I think it's obvious this guitar's name should be Millicent.
Or Raquel. I know it's not that ugly, but it's kind of exotic.

the hot'ns said...

I have to disagree. She should have a hot girl's name. Then you could say things like, "I'm going to go spend some alone time with (name here)." Or, "I'm taking (name here) with me to the canyon tonight." Then people will always think you've got a hot date, even when you don't.

Of course, the first name that came to my mind was "Sugar," 'cause that's what you'll be getting from the ladies when you play the guitar!

Jodi
(a perfectly fine "hot girl name" but that would be weird because I'm your sister)

Haley Greer said...

My vote: Beulah.

Tyler and Cassidy said...

I like Haley's suggestion of Beaulah because I have a neighbor named Beaulah who is very old and has red hair. She goes by Bea though.
Alas, my contribution would be Roxanne. Now that's the kind of name that sounds like big hair from the early 80's.

Jill said...

My personal favorite ugly girl name is Floydeen - the actual, real-life name of my mother-in-law's cousin. She was named for her father, you guessed it, Floyd. I suppose Floyd was such a nice name, they wanted to make sure it survived the next generation, son or no son. If you don't like Floydeen, she had a sister named Wanda - also lovely...

Jill said...

My personal favorite "ugly" girl name is Floydeen. This is the actual name of my mother-in-law's cousin - she was named after her father, you guessed it, Floyd! I suppose Floyd is such a terrific name, they just had to pass it down to the next generation, son or no son. If you don't like Floydeen, she has a sister named Wanda (also lovely...)