Fuse #8

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Name of This Blog Becomes More and More Appropos



This link was quite possibly the best birthday present I received yesterday.

My nickname is Betsy. My father once owned a car by the same name. I don't like to draw a connection here but the coincidence always struck me as significant. Now, however, I can see that at least he wasn't alone.

Thanks to Beth for the heads up.

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7 Comments:

At 7:35 AM , Blogger T.S. said...

My first (and only) car was named Betsy as well. I named her after Psylocke from the X-Men. ;-)

 
At 10:50 AM , Blogger Dan McCoy said...

And, of course, you're also the no. 1 name of choice for movie cowboys looking for something to name their rifle.

 
At 10:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My little grey car is named Hunca Munca, but my friends and (librarian!) colleagues have all led a sadly Beatrix-Potter-less life, and don't get the reference.

--Sarah

 
At 11:11 AM , Blogger Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Sarah: Hunca Munca is a great name for a car! I'm impressed. My car is called Pandora. My husband wanted to name the car "Kosh" (a Babylon 5 character), but at the time, he didn't have his driver's license... so I said, "When you learn to drive, you can call the car whatever you like."

(He got his driver's license three weeks before our baby was born.)

 
At 11:54 AM , Anonymous Laura said...

Bwa ha ha...vindication at last. I've named both the cars I've had -- Old Grey Mare, because she was old and grey and she ain't what she used to be; and Darth Vader, more often called Mr. Vader when I'm trying to show respect.

My husband, though, refuses and makes fun. (I call his car, a hybrid, Sparky.) At last, at last, proof that I'm not alone, even if I am in the minority. Thanks for posting this!

 
At 10:44 AM , Anonymous Bound to Read said...

After hanging a Pirates of the Caribbean light-up skull key chain (FREE! from a box of Pops cereal) from the rear-view mirror (which I realize may be a teeny bit against the law, but, um, haven't you ever hung a car freshener, pair of fuzzy dice, or graduation tassel from YOUR mirror? Hmm?)...anyway, after that, I christened my electric blue car The Blue Pearl. Aaarrrgh, mateys!
P.S. Hunca Munca? I love you! Those bad mice make me laugh every time with their hijinks.

 
At 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what's best is that the car (an Echo)is shaped like a little mouse crouching forward, so Hunca Munca is even more appropriate. :)

--Sarah

 

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