Contests are good. I love contests. I enter raffles and giveaways without even a second thought as to the prize or who will put me on their mailing list. I love contests.
I also never win.
Although once I did snag a Hanukkah quilt at a Jewish Temple's fundraiser but let me reiterate, I never win.
So as this proverbial storm blows us all around, I offer this contest: Give me a new last name.
I will be changing my last name, of course, but as I stated before, I'm not particularly proud of my maiden name.
It has to be a last name that all three of us agree upon. Aside from that, I'm open to any suggestions that won't get us busted at airport security. Sorry to all this offends but having Mohammed as my moniker, mmmmmm, not too excited about that.
Also, my family is French, Irish, and Hungarian. I don't feel the need to stick within those ethnic catagories either but it is a starting point.
I also would prefer to keep it positive...going with a Native American name wouldn't be bad but going with "She-who-got-royally-fucked" would probably be laying all my cards on the table a little too early in any social situation.
The greatest thing about this contest? The prize is the thrill of naming an ENTIRE FAMILY! You thought naming your own child was a big deal? Ha! Small potatoes.
In case you need some help, here are a list of some of my likes and dislikes:
The Dalai Lama (notice how he comes FOURTH??? I will be reincarnated as a dung beetle)
Robert Downey Jr.
Barack Obama (skirting that terrorist watch list)
Jaime Lee Curtis
Pink (the person, not the color)
Any large marine mammal
98% of humanity
Any anorexic hollywood starlet under 25 years or 110 lbs
Any neocon (most of them don't qualify as a member of humanity)
So, there you go...what say you?