Friday, February 3, 2012

Check it out!

Cinema Challenge Cavalcade

Man in Black: I challenge you to a game of wits.
Vizinni: For the Princess?
Man in Black: [nods]
Vizinni: To the death?
Man in Black: [nods]
Vizinni: I accept! I challenge here if you accept...


Two more awesome awards have been bestowed up me! 
(imagine the little piggy in the GEICO commercial, that's me)

Thank you Huntress!

Thank you Cassie!

I'm supposed to share one thing I like about myself now...

I have an awesome name :) Definitely haven't always felt this way. I hated it as a kid because a lot of mean words rhyme with it and I just thought it was a dumb name regardless of teasing. My name annoyed me as I got older because people couldn't (and still can't) help themselves but say those genius phrases like, "I HOPE you have a good day!", usually men for some reason. I mastered the obligatory laugh thanks to them and their cleverness .  Now, I appreciate my name for all it's meaning and promise. When I'm having a bad day, I owe it to myself to have hope and get over whatever it is weighing me down. I even gave my name to my daughter for her middle name in HOPEs she'll pass it along :) See, I can be clever too!

Check out these stinkers

Tracy at Write On!

Stina at Seeing Creative


  1. I'll bet a fruitcake those people that made fun of your fabulous name had one thing in common, the thought of how unique their 'joke' was.

    When people turned my name inside out, I usually rolled my eyes and said, "Oh, I never heard THAT before."

    Great blog, btw. Definitely one of my favorite watering holes now.

    1. Thank you :)
      When I named my kids, I had teasing in mind, hoping to pick something that isn't too horrible. I don't think it's possible to find a name that can't be made fun of ;)

  2. I'll have to check it out...hehehe

  3. I'm like you, Hope! My name Jack is the worse when it comes to teasing humor. Jack-o-lantern, Jack Sprat, Jack be nimble, Hi Jack--don't say that in an airport, and my favorite upon favorite, Jack and the beanstalk! Like Huntress, for a time I also made believe I never heard their remarks before. You could hear the crickets! LOL

    BTW, congrats on the award! :D

    1. Thanks Jack :)
      There probably isn't a safe name out there that kids can't find a way to turn into something awful. Kids are too smart sometimes ;)

  4. I think Hope is a beautiful name! One of my friends has Hope as a middle name and I always liked it. :D

  5. I like your name, but I can see where people would teese you. I got Jenny Penny. Or when Forest Gump came out everyone call me Je-NAY. LOL.

  6. I like your name - I've thought of naming a child "Hope". My little sister's middle name is Faith and my brother likes to tease her about it. With my name, Krista... usually no one just gets it right... Kristie, Kristin, Krissie, Kristen... so, I sometimes have to say to people "It's Krist-duh! With an A." :)

    Congrats on the awards!

  7. Hope is such a positive and pretty name. Kids used to call me Oreo or Oiler b/c they couldn't pronounce my last name. Glad those days are over.

  8. Congrats on the awards! I think your name is great! You're right that there isn't a name that someone can't figure out how to tease someone about. In highschool people (well, one person) found a way to make fun of my name, and you'd think it would be tease-proof. I love the tie in of your name with your blog-title. Totally inspiring!

  9. I love your name too! And congrats on the awards! I will definitely check out the other bloggers! :)

  10. I can't for the life of me figure out any mean names that rhyme with Roberson....

    "usually men for some reason."

    Men have an almost-pathological need to attack every situation with humor. I wrote an explanation for this in my WiP, decided to leave it on the cutting room floor. I hope to use it in something else, because I really liked it. Grats on the awards!