What's in a name?
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I haven't worked out the log profile yet. I need to as it says that I'm male. Not sure why it assumed that but will fix it soon enough.
I'm Ann. Middle aged and looking at retirement, I actually retired along time ago from the paying job. When my folks retired and sold their business, I retired and became a mom. It's work too but a different kind.
As I said earlier, I'm a writer and as you might guess the Catalina will be the main subject of this log book. I'm here to learn. Currently the "to do" list is about bottom jobs and interior work. I might find myself staying on board my boat sooo, I'm looking to do interior work so that I'll be ready stay on board this spring. By then I should also have a name for my boat. I'm calling the log book 12 dogs because of my writer's journal. I might even call her 12 dogs. Not sure.
There's a list of names
Bonnie Nell (for the lady I bought if from and because the boat is happy.
12 dogs (because of my pups and my writer's blog)
Wind dancer (because she seems to dance on the water)
And the newest?
I didn't think of this name until I wrote the last journal post. I always used to say "Someday, I'll have a boat." Someday did arrive when I bought this boat..
Seems like a good idea for a name.
“The boat doesn’t have a name. I should name it but well naming a boat is like naming a person. Changing that name isn’t easy. There’s this whole name changing ceremony. Naming a boat requires a kind of commitment that’s not in me at the moment.
It’s all scary this. Bewildering. Do you know how many words there are just to indicate the front and back of the boat. Fore and aft and bow and stern, my head is spinning with trying to keep up with just the most basic of conversation.
I knew less about my son’s father than I do about this boat.
So no commitments or naming. Not yet. I’m still learning.
The good news? My boat loves me and is very patient. There’s time.
Maybe I should name her “12 dogs”. “
The Road Home
23 december, 2009 *
written by Ann (me)