Thursday, July 1, 2010

Help! Name the Crazy Potato


My odd little friend went to church yesterday.

He/She/It went to an AA meeting in the basement. It was an open meeting, so potatoes could come too. Unfortunately, nothing interesting happened. There were no arguments, no one took offense at something someone said and stomped out, the newcomers were calm. People were pretty much just... sober.

Later, for excitement, I let the potato meet a friend of mine who wishes to be unidentified, for a quick cuddle. However, it came up in conversation that the potato had no name. That was an awkward moment for everyone.

So let's name the little scudder. If you have a name you'd like to toss into the ring, let me know and I'll post it. I think we should vote on this pretty quick. It's a young potato and easily scarred emotionally, if you know what I mean. Today it was called a "duck." Then it was called a "french fry." There's too much uncertainty, I'm afraid. Look at yesterday's post to decide what the little tater looks like and let's get this settled once and for all.

Poet Di, who loves her muse, votes for "Animus," which means something like "motivating spirit of a masculine nature." Could go with "Anima," for a feminine twist, but that sounds uncomfortably close to "Enema." What about Ani-Muse?

Titus the Worthy Canine goes for poetic simplicity with: "Spud!" Lorenzo, in an astonishing display of synchronicity, sends us into inner orbit with "Spudnik." Brian, meanwhile, takes time from his own prodigious poetic efforts to get down and dirty with "Tater" (or maybe the more culinary version: "Scallop").

"Tuber or not tuber" is Technobabe's nod to Hamlet, with "tutu" for short. This one from Glenn, "Spudkins," is flavored by his recent trip to Luckenbach, Texas. What about "Leslie"? Magpie got all "fried up" over that all-purpose name for he/she/its. "Hope," says Marion, is an appropriate moniker for a little potato that grew against the odds (and became very Odd itself!). Speaking of Odd, Monkey Man votes for "Abbyration" and you'd better not ask him what that means.

Finally, remember Rule #62: Don't take anything too seriously today if you can help it.

15 comments:

Titus said...

Spud!

Lorenzo said...

How about "spudnik" as the spirit that accompanies you on your innermost outer orbit?

Brian Miller said...

if i was looking at a sonogram and saw that...i would say its a boy...

how bout Tater...maybe too southern...

or Scallop...might not be a'peal'ing though...

i will keep thinking....

TechnoBabe said...

Tuber or not tuber.
Nickname tutu.

Glad you are having fun with the little potato. I think it is really cute.

glnroz said...

"Spudkins",,no not you, the "potato duck". I found my way here from "Tiny Leaf", but had a grin when I got here.. lol..

Marion said...

I like the name Hope. This little potato grew against all odds in the compost...hope is perhaps the only thing of substance she had.

And since it's Canada Day today, I promise I won't take anything very seriously...it will be a day of rest!!

Dianne said...

hmm, animus could also mean:
attitude or feeling that motivates somebody
doesn't that sound like a muse????
poet di

Magpie said...

We could name he/she/it Leslie. That's a name suitable for both hes/shes/and its. :)

Glad the AA meeting was calm and no one got "mashed" or all "fried" up...I mean fired up. :)

Monkey Man said...

Abbyration. If I need to explain it, it's no good.

Scott said...

how about "Yukon Cornelius, the Venturing Mountain Potato"

Ok, that's a bit much :-) cute post!

Syd said...

Chip sounds like what it might turn into, if it isn't cooked soon. I don't think that the life span of potatoes is very long. Russet is also a good name since that's what it might be--a russet potato.

Totalfeckineejit said...

It's definitely Albert.

Carrie Burtt said...

How about naming him "dinner"
:-) Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post!,...

Poetic Shutterbug said...

How about "the spudster" or "da tater"

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