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...)


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

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

  3. Anonymous8:09 AM

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

    Happy Friday!

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

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

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

  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!"

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
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