Thursday, August 10, 2006

More on Blog Names

OK, here are three possible names. They passed the Karen Test (i.e. my wife thinks they are all ok and none are psychotic). In fact, one of them is her idea:

Father's Joy - this is what my last name "Abigail" actually means, although some would say it means "Father is Rejoicing" or "Father of Joy"

Eclectica - my interests are pretty eclectic.

Grey in Black and White - in most cases, when people talk about grey areas, it just means they are not thinking too hard or are not well focused. As a friend of mine says, "To an unfocused mind, everything seems like a grey area"

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the grey one. It sounds the most interesting - you want to find out what it's talking about.

Ellen

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

to me "grey" connotes "iffyness", but that is likely due to my professional careers ~ early out of undergrad i was a petroluem engineer and, as i explain to my kids, engineering as a discipline is much like the sciences and math in that if something is true, then it can be replicated over and over again, thus any theorem or project can be determined with certainty, hence it is either "black or white" ~ but through the grace of God my current profession as an attorney is in a contrary manner in that to practice law very little, if anything, is black or white ~ to be successful in law, one must be the better litigator (persuading a judge or jury of your client's merits), the better negotiator (persuading opposing counsel and his client that your client has the better merits) or the better politician (persuading masses of voters that your client is the best available alternative) ~ thus, it is all in the persuasive skills in making lemonade out of lemons, and all is grey (i.e. merely on the basis of having to work with whatever fact pattern is given to you) to which the attorney adds color ~ then again, if you do decide to use that blog name, it will be intentional after all ~ methinks you'd better see which one karen really prefers ~ blessings to you, steve

4:57 PM  

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