Facts About Multiples
has changed site locations again. Guess I'll be busy all night trying to change the URLs in various entries and such! (already changed my bookmarks!)
Ah, the wind and weather's back to normal... how nice! Karen sent me that email again, which WAS the one I'd seen in my Yahoo account: she'd titled it "Ping-Pong," which isn't what I was expecting when she said it was about BIBLE STUDY! Oh well... she hoped I'd come to the event, reassured me that I was exempt from the fee, said she was preparing the refreshments table (hopefully everyone would like it) / they couldn't do the chocolate fondue fountain because of the limited facilities (it was CROWDED up there!), hoped I was enjoying the new Bible Study, and jokingly asked if I missed her yet. Well, at least I know what it was all about now!
Got this list of weird(ish) names from Erin (bean_shadow). She had to proofread some school yearbook layouts in the last few weeks, and wrote down most of the weird names she could find. I know there's way more of this in The Baby Name Countdown, 5th Edition: The Definitive Baby Name Book
and Baby's Named a Bad Bad Thing
! I should really look at / check those more often, but then this blog would become ALL ABOUT THE WEIRD NAMES! :P (although I *could* include a page from the book every day... nah! :P)
My comments are in square brackets, and hers are in parentheses. Names I didn't include: Dallas, Igor, Yaakov, Eden, Dakota, Ariel, Pawel, and Edith.
Bird Leker (m)
Cisco Jesus (a most awesome name, right up there with Max Power)
Drusuilla (at least spell it right. There's no 'u' after the 's')
Epiphany [HA! Her parents are just like that woman who named her kids "unique" things, and took me to task about it!]
Europe Flowers (m)
Frito [As in the chip company Frito-Lay?! Way to make your kid a future fattie!]
Fritzgerald [At least spell it right... although "Fitzgerald" would make another pretty weird name, too!]
, anyone? Reminds me of Corey's ex Rachael and how all her siblings were named after characters in the books...)
Genesis [I saw a reference to a Genesis Davis a LONG time ago in the drawings section of a Highlights
Harley Rider (m) [HAHAHAHA, poor kid!]
Houston [Reminds me, I saw an obituary for a boy named Houston Jade Bear in the paper a few years back...]
Infinity [Hey, I remember this name from the conjoined twins list on Facts About Multiples... the Sanders twins died, though!]
Ireland [I once knew someone online with the LAST name of Ireland... and Heather (reeling) has the last name Scotland, too]
Jennifer Lopez (poor kid will get teasing about her booty when she grows up!)
Keaton Cloven (f)
Lars (I expected to see an "Anakin," but never have yet) [reminds me of Metallica, haha]
Leif [I knew someone named Leif Johnston when I was in junior high]
Lemuel (not that unusual, but I like this name, which is why I wrote it down)
Lily Snape [someone's parents were extreme fans of Harry Potter
Oral (m) [I don't think he's named after the evangelist Oral Roberts...]
Poppy (f) [I knew of a male Poppy at my junior high...]
Princess Hayes (seriously, why give a name to your child that will just end up having her be a hooker or stripper?!)
Quentraveous Shropshire (Poor child is in the first grade. Maybe he goes by "Quentin.")
Rameses (m) [is that the MISSPELLED condom brand that failed?! :P]
Ramses [is that the condom brand that failed?! :P]
Remus & Romulus (twins) [way to take things from mythology and legend...]
Ricardo Castro (not too bizarre, but I was amused)
Severyn (see above statement about extreme Harry Potter
Shylo (m) [at my junior high, there was a guy two years ahead of me named Shylo Smith]
Teal [the other one in that set of dead conjoined twins I referenced earlier]
Titus [I once knew a kid at church named Titus, and his sister was Dorcas... uncommon Biblical names, for sure!]
Zion [one of my brother's orchestra friends has this name... my mom always mispronounced his name, like she does with our friend Citrus these days!]
Today's Demented Yet Truly Morbid Fact!
A 93-year-old Florida man apparently suffering from dementia probably won't face charges after running down a pedestrian and then driving with the man's body stuck through his windshield. Ralph Parker was eventually stopped at a toll booth on the Sunshine Skyway in St. Petersburg. A spokesman for the state attorney's office said Parker didn't appear to know what happened or where he was. The victim has been identified as a 52-year-old man. Parker's license was renewed in 2003. He had been living alone since his wife died in 1998.
Culled from: Associated Press
Generously submitted by: Katchaya
You know, this fact really "speaks" to me because I grew up in a small retirement community in California. We knew that every first of the month, you had to be on guard because all the "benes" (Social Security Beneficiaries) would be out and about cashing their checks. (For some of them, this was the only day of the month they would drive.) Luckily, though, most of our drivers were so slow that you'd just bump off the bumper, you wouldn't end up sticking through someone's windshield. This guy was Heck On Wheels!
Penny has a film recommendation:
"You absolutely, positively, *MUST* see Lady Vengeance
. It's a foreign film, so those who enjoy Asian cinema will love it. And it is the most shocking, out-there, creepy 'do-these-people-know-they're-psychotic?" kind of storyline. I don't want to tell you too much, as it will spoil the plot twist. It starts out kind of slow... even I got frustrated with the plot progression, but OH MY GOD, did my patience pay off!!!!! Basically, this girl was sent to prison when she was nineteen for kidnapping and murdering a five-year-old boy. She was beautiful and kind-hearted, so it was a scandal when she was convicted. She spent nine years in prison, and when she is released, she makes up for lost time by making her 'amends' with the people involved in the whole sordid affair. I'm afraid if I say too much more, I'll ruin it for you. Please, please, please go out and get this movie right away. I swear to you, you won't be disappointed!"Lady Vengeance (2005)
Morbid Mirth Du Jour!
I never thought I'd find Quail Hunting
so entertaining! Thanks to Katchaya for the link.
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