Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tampons and Ebay

No, the two topics aren't related. Thank goodness.

First, as you all know, I enjoy a good tampon craft. Like these cuddly tampon toys from Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane.

Second: I was recently chatting at a parenting site and realized one of the participants had a baby named Ebay. Seriously. As in, "When I first had Ebay I yadda yadda yak." Or, "Ebay insists on cluster-feeding...does anyone have any advice?"

Ebay.

That's all, folks.

(Except today, at the bloglet: weird kiddo book by Wanda G'ag. And a call for more book suggestions by authors with peculiar names b/c Crabtot and I like to laugh at them.)

AND ahem, p.p.s.

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20 comments:

LobotoME said...

Ebay. OMG. nuff said.

Rebecca said...

Hi Crabmommy. Did you see this NY Times article? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/science/11tier.html?_r=1&ref=science&oref=slogin

Good news for poor Ebay. Apparently no lasting harm will come to those whose parents beset them with such odd names.

::Jenn:: said...

i was surfing through and i saw this and i love your blog!! i will be a frequent reader!!!

Ebay! wow!!! i thought i was bad naming my kids common names!!!

crabmommy said...

jenn, welcome!
rebecca: couldn't access article but will do a search...

Jerseygirl89 said...

Ebay - WHY?????? Do you think she'll have another and call it Craigslist?

crabmommy said...

ooh yes, jerseygirl--Craigslist!
you know, they are first cousins to Facebook.

slackermommy said...

I love tampon crafts! I made tampon ghosts last Halloween.

I wonder how many people have named their kid Ebay?

crabmommy said...

ooohhh tampon ghosts slackermommy. yes! I was also planning to do some but was basically just tooo...slack.

Muriel said...

Cluster feeding?????

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

ebay... hmm, why not name your child something just as popular from previous generations... vaseline. kleenex. band-aid.

one step ahead of ya on the SA blog nomination thing. ;)

Crabmommy said...

cluster feeding...dunno that's what she said.

mofm, you're a doll. hearting you madly. thank you.

skape7 said...

Lol, at least she spelt it correctly. Pretty soon we'll start hearing about kids called "Eebai".

tonypark said...

The first book I recall is Miffy in the Snow, by Dick Bruna, published 1963.

It was a fave of mine for many years (until I could read for myself). Nicely weird names (of character and author) and a very nice rabbit with an 'X' for a mouth, which, I recall, never ceased to amaze me as a child.

kyknoord said...

Maybe Ebay didn't look tough enough to be called Amazon?

MaryAnna said...

OK, you can't make this s**t up - a little girl just joined my 7-month-old's daycare: Abcde Faith (pronouced Abby-cee-duh). Luckily her last name begins with a P!

Crabmommy said...

kyknoord, love it! Amazon--I bet there's someone out there called Amazon. thanks for stopping by. Dis lekker wanneer die Suid Afrikaners kom kuier mekaar. I will go peruse you too and hope I beat ya in the blog awards but if i don't no hard feelings. So she says (with very hard feelings...sniff...)

Maryanna abcde. I am in total shock. I just love it. OS much that i can't stand it.

Crabmommy said...

okay so ere are some really dumb-ass pretensh names for you. I was reading about some design couple with 6 kids on Cookiemag. Their children's names include: Five and Breaker. Give me a break--er.

Only in America.
And on Cookiemag.
Which let's face it, may be chic and all, but contains spreads on parents with kids who are VERY LIKELY to be named Flash and Mercury. And Five. And Breaker. Why can't these people give the kids a decent first name and plug the silly one in the middle. As in, Frances apple paltrow. Or whatever the frock her name is. Where's Frances these days? I ask you, people with the fiftieth Isabella or Grace, what's wrong with Frances? If you like that sort of thing.

My husband wouldn't go for it.

Which is why Crabtot's name is Shampiqua. Only name we could agree on.

mamadehjh said...

Okay. You are officially hysterically funny in my book. Shampiqua. You get me chuckling every time. And, count on my vote. Cheers!

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