You were probably a reader of my old blog where I willingly used the names we go by in the real world. And I didn't really hide our location.
Because of safety reasons, I decided to change that. I didn't really want to make the switch to private, so I thought I'd try making the switch to.... CODE NAMES!!!
That is not as easy as it sounds. How in the world do creative people come up with clever code names (i.e. Redhead Chrissy and Thorny)? I have thought about this for months. To be honest, I probably put too much time into it. I mean.... it's just a blog. It's not like it's fine literature or anything people are dying to read. So this is what I came up with:
When my hubby and I were dating, many moons ago, we watched Princess Bride something like a gazillion times. He was running Youth Conferences at an LDS junior college and watching a movie was one of the activities the kids participated in. This movie was the one that was chosen most of the time. Most couples have a song that defines them, their courtship and their relationship... we have this movie. So this is where I chose our code names from.
I will now introduce you to our family:
My husband will be called Miracle Max, but I'll probably just call him Max.
Which of course makes me Valerie, the witchy wife:
(I chose these characters because I'm constantly chasing him around the house saying, "I'm not a witch! I'm your wife!!")
My beautiful daughter has to be Princess Buttercup who just happens to be the most perfectly beautiful woman in the entire world.
And my dashing son will be called Inigo Montoya. It was hard deciding between Inigo and the Dread Pirate Roberts because both characters fit the boy's personality, but I ultimately chose Inigo because his sword fighting skills match the Jedi light saber fighting skills my boy has. (Alas Star Wars just doesn't fit into my movie scheme.)
So here we are!!
We are residents of Florin and we frequently travel to Guilder (which is a town 30 miles south and a bit larger than ours) to shop and eat out. This is also the town where my parents live.
As I talk about friends and other family members I'll try to come up with something clever for them, but it probably won't be Princess Bride themed. That's too taxing on my feeble brain...
I'm certainly not as smart as a Sicilian when death is on the line!!
P.S. If you have never read the Princess Bride book, I highly suggest it. It's so entertaining!!!