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Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm Taking My Love to Town

I have been pondering and thinking, thinking and pondering over what my new name will be. I swear, y'all are some creative kids, so I had a whole list of ideas to choose from!

Fellow barmaid Niki, who knows this girl oh-so-well, suggested Scarlett because of my love, love, love for Ms. O'Hara. And I was really tempted to go with that, but in the end I thought it might be too cheesy (for those who know of my love for GWTW) or too much like Scarlett Johansson (for those that don't). But what is a shade away from scarlet? Ruby!, which Niki suggested as well. Damn, that girl is so smart!

So I'm going with Ruby. Do you like? Yes?! I went with Ruby because yes, it's close to scarlet, but I used to live in Kansas and what says Kansas more than those dadgum ruby slippers?! AND Ruby (Sue) is a character in my favorite movie of all time. AND Kenny Rogers sings a song about Ruby, a terrible sex driven woman who leaves her wounded, dying veteran of a husband to go be easy in town. Wait, maybe that wasn't such a good choice...

Ruby Dont Take Your Love To Town - Kenny Rogers

But the main reason I went with Ruby is: I wanted a name that people may or may not believe is my real name. Or may or may not make people confuse me for a stripper. Although, Bj's suggestion of Genna Fagella would have taken care of that right away. Thanks, Bj, I know I can count on you in a stripper name crisis! :)

Thanks for the inputs, ladies! Now I have to figure out what prize I send to Niki... any suggestions on that?! (Given the tone of the rest of the comments from the Spin Cycle post, no suggestion of gifts from Pen's Amazon site, ok? Wait, maybe she would appreciate a special *package*? They were on super sale, now that I think of it...)

7 tips left at the bar:

penelope said...

Huh! Well this is going to take some getting used to, but cool choice!

M said...

I have some red satin shoes that would look delightful on you Ruby!

By the way, my friend's dog is called Ruby!

Andria said...

I totally agree, Pen. I got the post via email and was like, "Who the F is Ruby and HOW is she posting on our blog?"
But, good choice.

Someone always seems to know a dog with the name you choose for your baby.

niki said...

I'd like to thank the Academy, the director for his vision, my co-stars for believing in me when I didn't believe in myself, the bottle of wine for its inspiration. Oh, shit. Wrong award.

LOL - a special "package." You and your puns, Rubes. (doesn't have the same ring as Megs...guess I'll have to stick with straight up Ruby)

Love the name!

Bj in Dallas said...

You are SUCH a Ruby, as in a GEM!!
I'll tell the Genna Fagella story on my blog one day......
Not sure about the discounted surprises over at Amazon for a gift...Niki may not speak to you.
Check with Thystle about a used Liberator, now that might be cool!

Miss Thystle said...

Used though that Liberator may be, it's staying at MY house. But you should totally get your own.

And I'm lovin' Ruby!

penelope said...

Was just scrolling down on Smartini and caught site of "Ruby" again. Now have "Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max" in my head.