Friday, January 18, 2008


It all started one day in the drive-thru at a local frozen custard place. We'd had chicken wings for dinner, cajun, teriyaki, garlic-parmesan, lemon-pepper, and fries. I don't remember the exact occasion, but chicken wings are usually the order of the day when one or more of us is stressed or tired. I can't explain it.

Anyway, after salty chicken wings and fries, two of us wanted something sweet, so we stopped at the frozen custard place. I pulled up to the speaker and said, "We want one small chocolate cone and one small birthday cake in a cup."

The 12-year-old boy who was working there answered, "Okay. That'll be one small FOD in a cup and a small chocolate cone."

"Ummm....oh! Yes. That's right." It took me a minute to realize FOD was flavor of the day, which happened to be birthday cake on this day. And from there our dialogue was a five-mile long string of abbreviations that about half-way home descended into a discussion about rapper names.

J mentioned that she has a rapper name and told me what it is, but I don't remember all of it. It is abbreviated 3SC. She started signing her e-mail that way after our conversation. In response to one of her e-mail to me, I made some comment about needing a rapper name and suggested she pick one for me. She and T revealed it to me this morning as I took them to the airport to leave for their vacation. I told them I was going to blog it, but it suddenly occurs to me that my anonymity on the blog will make it hard for you to grasp how perfect this name is. Suffice to say, my last name is what makes this the perfect fit, so here it is: Model T.

I laughed when they told me, and so they proceeded to explain why it is perfect for a multitude of reasons. They said it fits because I'm old fashioned AND revolutionary, like the Model T. They went on to explain that sometimes I have to be cranked up to get me started. There was more, but by the time they got to it, I was laughing so hard I didn't catch it all, except for the most important reason it's a good name: It rhymes with 3SC, so if we start a band together it will all be good.

T wants to be FOD. Unfortunately, she had to remind us what FOD is. The trip to the frozen custard place was a distant memory.


Anonymous said...

I think your next blog should use Model T as your sign in!

JM said...

Model T, 3SC, and the Notorious FOD. I can dig it.

Jiff said...

I really enjoy your blog. You write in wonderful pictures!


That is sooooooooo funny!!! I love it!!!

I also agree with Jiff 100%!

Marie said...

Model T. Freakin' hilarious!!

jo(e) said...

Model T! That's so perfect!

Yankee, Transferred said...

That's it. You're Model T from now on!