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Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five -What's in a Name?


The RevHRod posted this The Friday Five: What's in a name?

"If you are a regular reader of Songbird's blog, you know that "The Princess" has requested a new name. Her older brother changed his "secret identity" a while back and now this lovely young lady is searching for a new name on her mother's blog. This got me to thinking. How do we come up with all of these names? There must be at least a few good stories out there.

In honor of the Princess I have posted a picture of one of my favorite members of fictional royalty, Robert Munch's "Paperback Princess." She is a brave young woman who doesn't need anyone else to fight her battles. And she knows that what is most important isn't tiaras and finery but what's on the inside. If you haven't read this little fairy tale, I highly recommend it. But I digress."

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?
I'm a member of a twelve step group and 21 (as of August 5th through the grace of God)years ago, I started learning a group of slogans designed to keep me sober. One was progress not perfection. As I started studying counseling, I learned about process and the necessity of it for lots of things in our lives, So I changed that slogan to 'Process, not perfection.' That's my story.

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog?
Only one BL which stands for my Beloved, now my...wife! And I am hers. ( I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine.)

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun? I like Velveteen Rabbi, Lutheran Chik's L Work Diary-which I also enjoy reading of course!

4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals of course!
Of course I love RevGalBlogPals-and love to say it! But additionally I like: Seeking Authentic Voice, Views from the Road-for the descriptiveness. (more to be added.)

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
I discovered it myself by surfing the net and wanted to do it.

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks? I had a near miss with Barb from Views from the Road who was here in NYC for Easter weekend, but was so booked up, that we never did meet. Maybe her next trip. I've been e-mailing with Mary from Little Mary to book her to speak at my group, so a meeting is in the works!
And, by the way. NY is a popular destination, you RevGals. So, e-mail me!

16 comments:

Diane said...

someday, we'll go to NY again! (we loved it so much.) I love some of the same blogs you do.

Mrs. M said...

NY IS a nice destination, and there's a seminary there I need to visit...

I love the way you came up with your blog name. I wander around muttering "progress not perfection" pretty frequently. I like your adaptation.

Sally said...

if I ever make it across the pond I'll let you know :-)

hedwyg said...

Great play! I came at it from a different direction, but I'm with you on process.

Happy Friday!
warriormare

Auntie Knickers said...

My daughters went to a wonderful nursery school where the unofficial motto was "Process, not Product" -- in other words it wasn't one of those designed to push a lot of facts into their heads. It was great. And your title also makes me think of a song/performance that Calliope Women's Chorus did, probably a lot of other feminist choruses do it too, called "Processing" -- about the difficulties of running a group in a collective/cooperative manner.

RevHRod said...

I'd wondered about your blog name before. Thanks for sharing the story behind the title.

revhipchick said...

wonderful post!

YOUR blog name is one of my favorites! "process not perfection" is the best nugget of truth i've heard in a while.

so have you looked into process theology? it's one of my favorite ways to approach theology/scripture.

peace and blessings

chartreuseova said...

That's a great story behind your blog title. And now I must go check out the Velveteen Rabbi.

Jan said...

I love reading about your blogging ideas and haunts. I am impressed that you have been a member of AA for 21 years. 12-step programs are so beneficial, and I wish a requirement for life!

Wyldth1ng said...

Maybe one day I will make it to NY. Fun.

LutheranChik said...

Thank you for the kind blog endorsement!

BTW, I wasn't ignoring your post on my blog awhile back about where I'm located. To get an idea of where Outer Podunk is located: Hold up your left hand, palm facing outward. Pretend that's Michigan's Lower Peninsula. I am in a little town about a half-inch below the base of your index and middle fingers.

We are going to be in NYC around Thanksgiving because Semi-Stepson I and his partner, who work for Universal in Orlando, are going to be up there to work the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Semi-Stepson II and his girlfriend live in Brooklyn, and she also has relatives in the area. So we are having a big extended family reunion with kids and in-laws.

Songbird said...

Process, not perfection. That's so helpful, I needed to hear it!

Auntie Knickers said...

Thanks for your comment! I have read Here If You need Me, but haven't yet met Kate Braestrup. I'd just as soon not meet her in her professional capacity! But maybe she'll come to speak at our local UU church someday.

mompriest said...

Well, I have an MSW in addition to being an Episcopal Priest...so I was drawn immediately to your blog...always intriguing how we process life, faith, etc...

I love NYC and hope to make it back there one day...

Barbara B. said...

Next trip to NYC we will definitely meet up!! :)

Auntie Knickers said...

I tagged you for a meme at my place. It came to me from Australia so I couldn't ignore it. Two of my family members who blog have sworn never to meme again! So I even tagged my daughter's cat! (I'm sure she'll have some interesting facts to share!)