7.18.2008

Friday Five: Name Game

RevHRod leads the Friday Five this week:

If you are a regular reader of Songbird's blog, you know that "The Princess" has requested a new name. Her older brother changed his "secret identity" a while back and now this lovely young lady is searching for a new name on her mother's blog. This got me to thinking. How do we come up with all of these names? There must be at least a few good stories out there.

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?
My blog name comes from goes way back. When I was little, my tiny family (Mama Marine and I) moved around A LOT, and the "family" I developed weren't related to me, they were the loving, hospitable people that we found at different bases all over the world. I loved full, boisterious houses, and wanted to have one of my own one day. My theory was that I would always leave the kitchen door unlocked, and our friends could come by whenever they needed or wanted to-- the door would always be open. Later, I realized that vision of hospitality was also one I had for the church.

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?
Not really. I finally un-anonymoused myself this year, but I'm still fairly careful with other people. (Though obviously if you know me IRL, you know who Mr. M is!)

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?
I really appreciate the title of Growing Where I'm Planted.

4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals of course!
I read dooce all the time, and I also read my friend Chaplain Danny's.

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
I'm so embarassed-- I can't remember how I started!!!

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks?
I have, I have!! I've gotten to hang out with both ladyburg and charlotte, and they're both really wonderful. (Thank heavens this question wasn't, "Who would you like to meet?" because I would have gone on and on...)

14 comments:

  1. I wanted to read one before I left -- I like why you call it "The Kitchen Door." Great Play!

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  2. i almost can't remember how I started either, I simply remember it being talked about but can't remember where or when?

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  3. Fun play... and I love the story of how your blog got its name.

    Happy Friday!
    warriormare

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  4. Great play, and I think your blog will be on my Bookmarks from now on!

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  5. I love your open door story! Thanks for a great play.

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  6. Your open door fits you! Love how you came to it....we make so much sense in ourselves, don't we?

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  7. I love the idea of a kitchen door always being open. Though my memories of kitchen doors are my mother (and myself) yelling, "Close the door!"

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  8. love the story behind the blog title. And I'm jealous...I haven't gotten to meet any blog friends yet.

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  9. Great play! I love the story behind the kitchen door.

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  10. I do similar things as you do. The big family is always welcome.

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  11. i do like the image of the kitchen door... now here let me leave you a pan of yummy blueberry bars. they take 2+ cups of powdered sugar and about 2 and a half sticks of butter... so you know they are deelish! oh yes... and i'll turn the coffee on too!

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  12. That's a great image, and I too love "Growing Where I'm Planted."

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  13. *blushes*

    aw, shucks... thanks, Songbird and Mrs. M.! I love everything about both of your blogs.

    Mrs. M., I listed your blog title as one of favorites and now I know the story behind it!

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  14. I love the kitchen door, too. Reminds me of my childhood!

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