So I’m chatting to Donnell and we’re discussing the possibility of me going back to school next year and I mention that if that happens I won’t be able to afford my flat and I will probably have to move to Zone 2 and Donnell asks me whether I’ll bleed if that happens, which I suppose is true and I will.
Then considering different ideas of how I can finance myself now that prostitution and exhibitionism are out of the window, I consider featured paid adverts on the blog. You know, just on the sidebar, not in the text / what I write. Even though to be honest I would be very happy to go on about how fucking great Krispy Kreme doughnuts are on a daily basis if they paid me to do it. But don’t think I have any standards, damn it I would even sing the praises of Abercrombie & Fitch if they gave me money (I was trying to find a brand I truly hate and this is the best I could come up with, not that I’m bitter or anything)
Anyway, moving back to more realistic targets, I have seen several blogs with ads on the sidebar. Does anyone know how I could do that / whom I need to contact / what I need to tell them? Let me know if you can.
I spend a significant amount of Tuesday looking at the website with preppy names that I wrote about yesterday.
I mentioned that I couldn’t possibly change my name again, because people will think I’ve got a screw loose. Or I’m running away from something. Both of these statements are true of course, but we don’t want everyone to realize that immediately.
Then I come up with the ingenious idea that I should at least adopt a middle name. At the moment I don’t have one. Then I come up with the even more ingenious idea to adopt two middle names – why stop at one? This is where you come in.
I have decided on one of my middle names and I need your help to decide on the other one. Unfortunately I can’t tell you my first name or my surname or the middle name that I’ve decided on, so you’ll just have to base your decision on personal preference and not on what actually goes with the rest. I could tell you I suppose that my first name is a very Greek, quite posh name that has 12 letters (the 4-letter name people call me by is an abbreviation of that). My other middle name has 5 letters and my surname is Welsh.
So really, go with whatever you want, you can’t really make it worse.
I have narrowed it down to a shortlist of 6 and you can vote in the poll on the right. The names are:
Here are some criteria that might help you choose:
1) I would like my middle name to sound American if possible
2) I would like my middle name to make me sound unconventional yet established
3) I would like my middle name to make me sound generally balanced but with impulsive streaks here and there
4) I would like my middle name to go with my face
I can’t show you my face now, so here is my face when I was 3 years old.
Finally, this is a story that a friend of Scott’s made up, describing what somebody with my full 4-word name might sound like - apart from crazy (I think the impression remains the same no matter what we decide my other middle name to be):
“XXXXXXXXXXXX was the orphaned son of a Greek shipping tycoon who was murdered by his evil twin brother in an attempt to take the empire. XXXXXXXXXXXX was adopted by an upper class Welsh dynasty whose fortune was made in mining before Thatcher closed the unions down. He now finds his destiny caught up on a whirlwind of upstairs / downstairs sexual politics”
We like that a lot. Oh and finally, I know everyone will have different ideas, but please do not make any more suggestions about names, you will only confuse me further and my head will explode – it took me about 13 hours to come up with the shortlist.
I have 2 songs by Chumbawamba and I've played them 14 times
I have 1 songs by City High and I've played it 3 times
I have 1 song by CJ Bolland and I've played it 46 times
Number of days since I submitted my new article to AXM and haven't heard back: 2