Lunchtime Poll: 3/18

What’s in a name?  We’ve talked a bit about the last name issue (to change or not to change, that is the question), but I want to look at first names today.  As you can see, my name is Sara.  Now that I’m an adult, I love my name.  It suits me down to the ground.  Before I was born, my parents had decided that I would be an Erica if I was a girl.  I ended up being about two weeks late, and during that two weeks James Taylor and Carly Simon had a daughter who they named Sarah.  My parents heard the news on the radio and thought, “Hey, that’s a pretty name,” and the rest is history.  I firmly believe that I was late because I refused to come out till they gave up on the Erica nonsense.  (I should add here that I have no problem with the name Erica, per se.  I have met a number of Ericas and they wear the name quite well.  I just don’t think it would have suited me.)

Despite all this, when I was about ten I hated my name.  I thought it was stupid and I wanted to be called Sharon instead.  Why?  I have no idea.  I just thought it was way prettier.

SO – did you ever wish you had a different name?


Goodbye, Monday

We’re out for tonight, but feel free to hang out in the comments and in the forums (the link is right over there to your right.)  Keep your suggestions for Middlemarch Madness coming, Bee and Sara B. are working on a post for Wednesday afternoon that will list all the potential heroines broken down by genre.  Read More Goodbye, Monday

Lunchtime Poll – 1/26

I’ve got food on the brain this week, so this is a spin-off of Sara B’s Monday poll about what foods you’d have to be stranded on a desert island before you’d eat.  It’s also related to my recent discovery of new foods that are expanding my edible horizons.  The question is: What is a food (or foods) that you used to hate, or never tried because you thought you wouldn’t like it, and now you love?  My big one is avocado.  I always thought I would hate it until a friend made an avocado salad, which I ate to be polite. and it turns out is delicious! I also have recently introduced fresh edamame into my life and I recently tried hummus which I had always been opposed to but is actually not too bad.

So how about you? Anything you have totally changed your culinary tune about?

Friday Night Videos

It’s Friday night at 6 in Persephoneland, so we’re packing up and heading out for the weekend.  Next week is a short one for us, we won’t be posting on Thursday and Friday we’ll be doing food and shopping all day as the writers share their holiday recipes and pictures, and a few souls brave the Black Friday sales. Read More Friday Night Videos