On Her Flying Trapeze

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Mighty Muffin is Reborn

Just came back from a totally fun and wild baby shower where it was discovered that nearly all of us are afraid of mirrors in the dark, I was deemed the most likely to be a fun drinking buddy (if I were ever to try alcohol), and we were THIS close to playing stiff as a feather, light as a board…..er, light as a feather, stiff as a board.

But that's not what this post is about. That is for another day. That is for the day when I post about Karli taking me on a fun girl's getaway and then letting me sleep alone in a dark room with a wall made entirely of mirrors and a "wicker bed" (read this - tinder box with a mattress on top) pushed up against an electric heater…..Ah, memories.

Back to the van. This was probably the most fun we've had with comments. There was much of laughter and much of "discussion" as we "narrowed it down" to 20 and then we were stuck and couldn't go on.

This was when I stopped the awards process to ask you all for ways to save our marriage. I kid. I kid. It's all in jest.

And the name is………… dun dun dun…….Vincent Van Gogh (Vinny for everyday use).

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Thanks to GINGER for coming up with the winning name!!! Go by and check out her site Joyful Woman. She's a real "upbeat lady" (to quote Groundhog Day) and she rocks.

We picked the name for its artistic and historical significance, for the fact that the van's ear…er…side mirror was gimpy when we purchased it, for its Rah-Rah-bility (go-Van-Gogh!) and because it's just a flippin' cool name all around.

For the memories and for those of you who want to pick over the table scraps, here is a list of all the names. The first paragraph contains our VERY favorites but we liked pretty much all of them. Thanks for playing.

Sparky, Art Vandelay, Ichivan (Ichiban means #1 in Japanese), Jean Claude van Damn, OyTota, Vandemonium, Ralph, Van Go, Van Winkle, DYVA (Daring Young Van is Awesome), LAMAR (Laylee and Magoo's Awesome Ride), La Chaussure (Chaussy)

Lucy (in the sky with diamonds), The Golden Ticket, Toddler Tanker, Miss Shirley Van de Haulin', Hugo, Solid Gold, Gold Rocket, Kid Rocket, van Kong, Van Helsing, Murphy (murph), Vincent van Gold, Golda MyVan, Van Halen, Goldie, Bob, Vantastic, Vanna Gold, VanDanner, Henrietta Sugarcookie, Miss Piggy, Double Dog Dare, ad-Van-tage, Van-dal, Fiesty Sheila, Biff, Scriganesh, Kiki, Vanessa, Goldie Van Der Van, Marvin the movin' Mormon Van, The Rocket Sled, MidasMobile, Yellow Dart, Quick Nick, The Sube, Flying Flobbit, Cultured Cruiser, Ralph, Vanna Gold, Mortimer the Minivan, Vantasy, Frank, Skiffington (skiff), Sandy, Marmaduke, The Silver Bullet, Petunia

9 Comments:

Blogger blackbird said...

ooooh!
I feel like first runner-up, which, you know, if Ginger is unable to fulfill her duties as namer of the van and all...

Bravo to her! VVgogh is perfect.

1/11/2006 4:43 AM

 
Anonymous Shannon (sentimental) said...

Love it! Have fun Vincent Van Going!!! LOL Hardy Har Har

1/11/2006 6:04 AM

 
Blogger Heather said...

I still can't believe you would rather go with a quirky (read insane) artist than a booty-kicking vampire slayer. :) sniff.

1/11/2006 6:09 AM

 
Blogger Queen Beth said...

I feel honored to be one of the ones you really liked! Thanks!

1/11/2006 10:06 AM

 
Blogger RGLHM said...

I feel an attachment to Vinny already!!! I love the name Vinny. If you are feeling Italian on a certain day, feel free to call him VINCENZO. (don't forget the accent and the hand gestures)

And to think that my Van Winkle made the first paragraph! SO funny!

1/11/2006 12:15 PM

 
Blogger Ginger said...

[bowing expansively] Thank you, Thank you very much!

1/11/2006 1:06 PM

 
Blogger Mel said...

It just might be possible that we all have too much time on our hands! ;)

1/11/2006 1:43 PM

 
Blogger Angela said...

Congratulations on your Best Mommy Blog Finalist status!!!

1/11/2006 2:18 PM

 
Blogger Katy said...

Wow! Very cool name! Now, have you been forthcoming with us your readers about the various blog awards you're nominated for? I feel like I'm missing something...

1/11/2006 3:04 PM

 

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