Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Name Game

I realized something new today as I was reading another blog...I need to create an alias for my dear sweet husband if I am going to blog about him. For instance, one of my friends affectionately refers to her boyfriend as "The Foliage", other favorites include "Marlboro Man" and the infamous "Mr. Big". Even Garfield had a nickname for his true love--it just so happens to be the nickname that my husband has called me by for the last several years--Pookie.

I have affectionately (and unaffectionately) called my husband by several names since I met him, but today is the day that I will "blog-name" him. I think it should be humorous yet affectionate, strong yet sweet...blah, blah, blah. I have no idea what I should name him, but my goal for today is to figure this out. I am throwing around "Schmoopsie Poo" since it seems to go with "Pookie", "Free spirit" since that is what his name means (I think this might be a little too hippyish), and "Energizer" for his ADHD (a little too, well, just wrong).... I could always go with "Mr. Something", but I don't know what the something would be. If it weren't derrogatory, I think I would totally call him "The Nerd", but since I know he occasionally reads this, I don't think that's the best option. However, I don't think he would be offended by the title, "Techno Geek". I will have to test it out....
Last night, Techno Geek and I went over to his parents' house for dinner. As a demonstration of how techno-geeky my dear, sweet husband is, during dinner his blackberry went off multiple times and his cell phone (separate from the blackberry--this is his personal cell phone) went off at least 3 times. I finally had to take them away from him and put them on vibrate so he wouldn't hear them and continue checking them throughout dinner. However, at the end of dinner he took them back from me, and proceeded to take one apart in order to ignite fireworks with the battery. (Get the point?)
Techno Geek is always coming up with new hobbies. After we went on the cruise, it was video editing. Now it is photography. It changes constantly, but among the favorites are fireworks, "Technosolving" or playing video games online with 25 of his "closest" friends (a.k.a. people he rarely sees except while playing his video games). Had he lived in caveman times, he would have been the guy who wanted to not just create the wheel, but hot wire it so that some kind of flame would come out of the back as it rolled down away and then find some way to create some kind of entertainment out of it for others to enjoy.
Yep, Techno Geek fits.... Techno Geek it is. (Sorry, honey, I love you, but....)

1 comment:

ceejus said...

what about dexter? like the cartoon mad scientist kid, not the serial killer morgue guy. i think it's a pretty nerdy name.

OR add some geek touches to the current name...tkn0g33k, for example.

i heart nicknames...