What’s In A Name?

Ms. Publicist: Hi, Pete! We haven’t done What’s In A Name in way too long. You’ve often mentioned you can’t write a character until you have the name. True?
Pete: Mostly!
Ms. P: I’m interested in Dragomir, the powerful and dangerous Romanian fellow in Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge – which I urge readers to preorder. Go on. I’ll wait.
Pete: Ha ha. I wish I had that particular faculty of yours. As for Dragomir, I’d heard the name, suggestive of both dragons and Dracula, so I was on board from the start. Then I looked it up and it means something like a guy to whom peace is precious. So the name itself is like a mini mini ironic short story, and off I went.
Ms. P: Thanks, Pete. See you next month for more of What’s In A Name!
(and thanks mlaiuppa for the funny dad comment yesterday)

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9 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. Belle Starr
    3:01 pm on May 25th, 2023

    If I don’t see a photo of Rio’s orchid, I’m going to be in a very bad mood.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:08 pm on May 25th, 2023


    Dearest Belle Starr: Here you are…

    So pretty!

    Good afternoon to all!

  3. Bluecat
    3:43 pm on May 25th, 2023

    Hi Everybody and Belle.

    I lived in Indiana (where you can buy Blue Bell ice cream).

    Rio, the orchid is lovely. Give it a small amount of water once a week and it will be happy. The window light looks ideal for it.

    Rosie Gray in the NYTimes! Her parents are surely very happy for her success.

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    4:18 pm on May 25th, 2023

    Orchid!…Blu Kat the instructions that came with the Orchid said to give it 3 ice cubes once a week…snort!…Someone here thought that was interesting….hmmmm!

  5. BooBear’s Mom
    11:22 pm on May 25th, 2023

    Rio! That is a beautiful orchid. A houseful of cats would destroy it in a hot minute. You, I’m sure, will take better care of it.

  6. mlaiuppa
    12:57 am on May 26th, 2023

    Beautiful orchid. But I wouldn’t do the ice cubes. But yes, it does need humidity. I would put some pebbles in a saucer or tray and then make sure it has water. Then the evaporation will provide a little cloud of humidity for the orchid. Looks like an ideal location. My Mother had one for the longest time in the kitchen window by the sink. It faces North so indirect sunlight, plus humidity from the sink and doing dishes.

    Happy National Bath Bomb Day and National Towel Day. Funny they should occur on the same day.

  7. Thieves!
    2:11 am on May 26th, 2023

    Orchid experts! Do orchids like beer? Asking for a friend.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    1:10 pm on May 26th, 2023

    Hey, all! When on the road it is really difficult to keep track of what day of the week it is and what the date is. That problem has now been solved! The parents of the herd of the hounds Has landed at home in Chattanooga I have three wonderful western wingding. I’m just hoping I can adjust to Eastern time easier
    than it was getting out of it.
    Have enjoyed so many of the comments and so much of the chatter, we are glad we have this here blog as our dear friends.

  9. Hobbit
    7:30 am on May 27th, 2023

    at the airport in Frankfurt Germany. About to head home. I leave at 2:20 PM German time and arrive at 2:00 PM Anchorage time. Interesting. Hello all. I’ve been without internet for a few days. Without any state or local news. Who needs it?
    I will check in tomorrow.

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