April 3, 2008

Good "Norning" - Assorted Comments and Such

Teresa and I are having coffee in the kitchen with the balcony door open. The sounds of seagulls and church bells are filtering in, along with some beautiful fresh air and the actual feeling of sunshine on our skin. I feel a little giddy.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people, when I'm spelling my last name to them over the phone, ask, "Did you say 'N?' 'NcQuern?'" Yeah, my last name is NcQuern. In defiance of linguistics and all surname conventions, I changed the M to an N just to make myself seem more interesting. Now let's go to NcDonald's and have some NcNuggets. And don't forget to invite Nelissa and Nichael, naybe they'd like a snack, too.

Teresa had a musician friend visit us, and he showed us this video. This little boy really wants to meet Paul McCartney, and in the meantime, he's killing me with his adorableness:

6 comments:

Carmi said...

Reminds me of people who insist, some rather vociferously, that my name Absolutely Must be a nickname. Because they said so, of course.

Maybe I'll change my name, then, because these people obviously know better than I do.

:)

Nellie Ann said...

I specifically said NO BONDING!!!

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Yes, Carmi, I think to please others, you should rechristen yourself "Carmello" or something else that sounds like a candy bar. That would make more sense.

Just for fun, a few more ruminations on manglings of my last name: McQueer, McQueke, McQueen, McCord, McQuayle (okay, now that one's just an insult).

And Nellie, I promise, whenever Teresa and I accidentally sit down for coffee together, we always follow it up with totally separate afternoon plans, and then I sleep in the basement in a damp box to even things out.

Nellie Ann said...

a damp box? that's taking it one step too far, don't you think? I said don't bond - I didn't say develop extreme darkness-induced depression, and maybe a head cold...

nora said...

I know that name game- If people can't get past the first name of Nora, you know they're never going to comprehend Spitznogle.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

I'm sure, Nora. Well, at least you can be proud of the uniqueness of your name. You're not one of three million Cathy Smiths (apologies to the Cathy Smith in my class).