Monday, August 24, 2009

A Writing Game

I'm going to play a writing game. It's called "How much can I write before my wife and kids get home."

It should be easy, because I know when they get home I will have to stop. Time check: 6:15 pm EDT.

They are at an open house at school. We went to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new elementary school yesterday. One son, destined to wear the proud badge of a Hall Monitor before he graduates, is starting second grade. The other son, the Peanut, is starting kindergarten.

NOTE: Most other bloggers seem to have pet names for their families when they blog, to protect them from the likes of people like you. Not me. I'm changing them to protect you from us.

Another Note: I'm still working out what to name my wife. Feel free to vote, your options are: My Love, My Darling Wife, My Better Half (too cliche? It's really true), The Hottie, and Biatch. Ha ha! Just kidding about that last one...

OK, time's up. 6:21pm.

37 comments:

L. T. Host said...

I vote for Honey Schnookums Schmoopsie-poo Muffincakes.

Laurel said...

I'm playing the same game! Oh, except I have a DH (dear hubby) instead of wife.

Suggestions for the wife's blog identity:

The Delight of My Eyes
She Who Must Be Obeyed
The Woman Who Is Hotter Now Than She Was When I Married Her

All a bit cumbersome but if she reads your blog they may gain you favors of a carnal nature. Or you could clean the house or take the kids somewhere while she stays home.

Rick Daley said...

She's a faithful lurker. This may be enough to draw her out of the woodwork, we'll see...

Vodka Mom said...

dang, I was gonna SO vote for the last one.

Vodka Mom said...

okay, so how about The One who got the short end.

Weronika said...

I...well...don't have a suggestion. LOL. Just wanted to stop by and say I though this was a very funny post.

Thanks, Rick!

Steph Damore said...

Here's my suggestions:
Baby Cakes - like pancakes only sweeter.
LOML - Short for Love Of My Life
Mrs. Darcy - That is if she's a Jane Austen fan, because who doesn't want to be Mrs. Darcy?

Rick Daley said...

Laurel- "Or you could clean the house or take the kids somewhere while she stays home." You probably just jumped way up in ranking for her, I'm sure!

Vodka Mom- The short end? Are you insinuating something...

Weronika- Thanks for taking the time to drop a note, I appreciate it!

Steph- Neither of us are Jane Austin fans. I skipped reading it in high school (but still stayed in the honors program thanks to my innate ability to BS my way through an essay). I'm pretty sure Baby Cakes hasn't read it either. She is a huge Twilight fan, though. She also loves Harlan Coben, Nora Roberts, and Ken Follett.

Angie said...

I just became a huge fan of Laurel.
She had me at "She who must be obeyed" then she added clean the house...Wow!! Lucky (aka Rick) you should really listen to this woman.

Sharon said...

Well I vote the B--iatch... :)
hahahahahahahaaaaa!!!

Angie Daley said...

Hey Sharon its not always about you ya know.

seriously? said...

Love your blog and thinking that the name game would be fun. So, my vote is...The Hottie...I am pretty sure (coming from a woman's perspective) that she will love that one. :)

Laurel said...

Yay! I have a fan! Clearly I am plugged into the desires of my intended market.

Good luck on the housecleaning/take the kids thing. He does get points for being a musician.

Mine is exceptionally funny and actually does take the kids away every now and then. It goes a long way towards keeping a marriage alive. Well, that and tequila.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I call Steve ThatManILove. (Well, amongst other things.)
How about....SheWhoRocksMyWorld? SWRMW for short.

I've never seen that one.

But I'm weird, I know.

Do ya like Steve Miller Band?

How about the Peaches song? Listen. You'll get inspired.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Reading all the above comments, I came up with The House Hottie.

You can send royalties later.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Oh yeah came over via TheOneWhoLikesVodka...aka VodkaMom

Robert A Meacham said...

Okay,
How about the Lady that I can look at all day

Rick Daley said...

Many good suggestions. I can tell that the lot of you are either embroiled in wonderful relationships, or have an ironic sense of hindsight.

Either way, I think I'm going with The Hottie, because it's short and easy to type.

Leah B said...

I'm thinking that something like, The Woman that Rules the World (or at least mine), and The Boss for short would suit her.

Lady Glamis said...

Hehe. Nice, Rick. Any pet name you come up will be great. I don't have pet names for my family members. I should... hmmm. I think my husband would easily get annoyed with that. Fun!

Rick Daley said...

This morning my wife told me what she thinks it should be, but I told her I'm not going to use it unless she posts it as a comment.

We did get her to jump into the mix at least!

WeaselMomma said...

Just call her 'that nut who married me" tnwmm for short. Or call her 'Winning Lottery Ticket' or Bingo -cause that was her name-o.

jbchicoine said...

So—again—why not just call her Angie?

Laurel said...

jbchicoine:

Because then everyone would know her name is Angie, you dolt! Don't you know anything about protecting the innocent?

The Hottie works. My own dearest resides on my blog as "That Boy I Married" and it takes longer to type.

Laura Martone said...

Wow, am I boring! My dearest is usually just known as "the hubby" although I do use his real name (Dan) quite often in my blogs. This whole anonymity thing baffles me. Don't most of us want to be published writers someday (if we're not already)? Won't we want people to know who we are?

I just use my real name... and try never to write things I'll regret later. Course, that policy might just bite me on the butt someday. I have been known to comment while tipsy and/or exhausted.

As for nicknames, I'm with the Hottie - after seeing Angie's photo, I think it's apt. Although I'm DYING to know what she decided it should be. Yoo-hoo, Angie, come back to the party!

Vodka Logic said...

I am boring too, I use the first letter of the girls names and hubby or shithead..depends.

For the wife who is always right I am sure .. how about wonderwoman..

xx

jbchicoine said...

Yeah, Laurel, I can see your point, but Angie gave up her anonymity by showing up here; so I vote for ‘Angie’.

And did I get that right—is Rick calling his audience innocent? How ironic is that?

Anita said...

I think you should call her by her first name. So few bloggers (including myself) do. It would be very original. And I doubt anyone would stalk her. Plus, if anyone did, she's a really great runner, right?!

Rick Daley said...

Bridget- No innocence implied in the offer for protection. Anthough if you want to glean some cash value from it, I'm open to negotiations.

You're on an irony kick today...

Anita- Good call on the running, she can bust a move when she needs to.

VodkaLogic- Interesting you bring up shithead, I had a profound philosophical discussion with my siblings yesterday featuring shithead...but we were discussing Steve Martin's dog in THE JERK.

Michelle- You and your husband already have nicknames...

Laura- You are far from boring.

I think that covers everyone. I can't remember who I emailed directly. If I missed someone, I'm blaming it on the rigors of travel (I'm in a hotel in Florida right now).

Laurel said...

THE JERK might be the best movie ever. Why do I not own that? On the "to do" list now...

And Laura, oddly enough I really don't want people to know that much about my family's identity. I don't promote my blog for a couple of reasons but one of them being that I like to be free to relate the humiliating things we do at our house. Hence, protecting the innocent.

I'll tell anyone just about anything (more in person than on the internet). I try not to do things I might regret later, much less disclose them on the everlasting leviathan of the internet. But That Boy I Married is very private.

Angie Daley said...

Actually I did say to Rick this morning does it really make sense for me to sign on as Angie then give my vote for my secret identity. Laura it was "The One" (like in the Matrix). Seriously though I really don't go for all the cheesy nicknames and don't think I really need one. My wife...works for me. Peace Out Ya'll. I'm back to lurking.

Laura Martone said...

I like it, Angie. Guess I'm "the One," too - in my hubby's world. Although if I were picking names from The Matrix, I'm down with "Morpheus" - in fact, I give you all permission to call me Morpheus from now on...

Oh, and Laurel, that makes sense. I guess I was thinking of folks who want to be published and don't even show their OWN names in the blogosphere. But non-blogging family members are a different matter. I'm careful about what I reveal about others, unless I get approval first. But me, I'm an open book (so to speak).

Anonymous said...

I vote for the "The Lush"

Rick Daley said...

I was going to settle for The Hot One but may opt for The One Hot Lush.

Anonymous said...

Is that you Slut??

Brian said...

How'd u guess?...u surely couldn't have smelled me through this internet machine

Rick Daley said...

Brian- She knows everything.