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Friday, June 05, 2009

Feedback Friday (#82)


Okay, here's one for ya . . .

What's with those people who name their house?

You heard me.

There are people, and not all of them are Tom Cruise-crazy or even insanely rich, out there who spend the time and effort to craft a moniker for their dwelling. In case you haven't noticed by now (and judging by those early returns, you haven't), this is a large, slightly bizarre world loaded to overflowing with somewhat less-than-normal individuals and a significant group of them are out there this very minute, NAMING THEIR HOUSE.

I guess that's just what makes them happy. Sort of like it's a cat or something.

I've heard of naming your boat or your invisible friend or your favorite golf club, but your house!?!

It's a house.

Now, in an effort to not offend everyone and drive away the few remaining PS devotees, I want to say that naming your house is . . . stupid.

Sorry, I tried to make nice, but it just squirted out.

It is a bit silly, though, let's be honest.

If you are currently filing papers to have your westside flat officially named "Percival", you probably stopped reading a few lines ago.

Darn, another valuable reader lost to the whims of maniacal persistence.

Oh well, let's get on with the task at hand and have some fun, shall we?

This week's assignment is simple -

If you were going to name your house, what would it be?

Or, if you already did name your house - where do you live? So I can be sure and avoid that area on vacation.

Seriously, let's hear all about how you've dreamed and dreamed of calling your small North Dakota shack "The Illustrious Mansionala", or how they just don't make signs big enough to print "Homer's All-Inclusive Mosquito Research and Relaxation Resort" upon.

This is your forumn, make the most of it.


Should be fun . . .

Ben O.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Terri said...

I always liked the name Dorothy...

Nah, just kidding.
If I had a real villa kind of place on a huuuge piece of land much like a farm but without the hard work that goes with it cos lets face it, I'm too lazy to be a farmer, I might consider putting a fancy plaque by the front gates with something written in pretty curly letters on it. I don't know what, yet. Maybe something in honour of one of the beautiful places I've been in the world. Like Santorini, or Montreux.

Yeah, probably not.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

What about Chateau le Terri?

That has a nice sound to it.

Ben O.

1:52 PM  
Blogger flea said...

while I don't think my house is quite fancy enough for that (it's just a plain old ranch style home) I could totally see naming a house oh say if I lived in Italy or something and had a charming romantic villa in with a wine field but other than that I'm with u, totally lame

5:42 PM  
Blogger Rollin said...

Our house is named...

Yep, have to come clean...

The rest of us just call it home, but my two-year-old insists on calling it "Ohm!" Resistance is futile...

Only places like "Camp David" or "Wayne Manor" deserve to have names, and I'm pretty sure I'll never live in a place like that. I just hope to avoid having the label "Maytag" printed on the side of my "house" in retirement, down by the highway overpass...

11:44 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

It could be worse, Rollin . . . you could have a large flaming eagle sticker on the hood and a plate on the back that says "Firebird".

1:09 PM  
Blogger The Crap Blog Detective said...

So naming your house is stupid. Yet, you ask your readers to name their house? It seems you are implying that your readers are stupid - but after scanning through your painfully bad blogs it would be a fair assessment that people reading this are stupid.

Fair enough

8:25 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Hey everyone, do you want me to kick this guys ass or should we all pitch in and do it together?

Ben O.

2:52 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe said...

Dude, people name their house? And they vote? Niiice.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Rollin said...

See, here's the thing...

Someone who takes time visiting the blogs of complete strangers and then criticizing them is in need of help. Most blogs are for friends and family, and those people understand the sense of humor of the writer. Sure, I may never win a Pulitzer for my reporting on my kids, but having someone show up and tell me my blog sucks is like having someone look in my window and criticize my decorating style. Bug the *@!# off!

9:39 AM  

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