Wednesday, December 5, 2007
New Thing #255: Body Eclectic
I love my little sister. Equal parts Ann Reinking and Luna Lovegood, she's gorgeous and talented as well as endearingly odd and definitely a marcher to her own drummer. Whenever I'm stuck for a new thing, or if something else hasn't worked out, or if I'm having a tough day, I turn to the 186-item list she sent me in February. Today, in accordance with her whimsy, I named my body parts. I know what you're thinking. Don't. I only named the ones I would introduce to the general public. I'm not sure why I used almost all boys' names. I sort of just think that's funny. In college, bff Angela's now-husband have her this gooey cute, fluffy, white squishy bunny with a bow and pink ears. She named it Steve. That's how I roll, too. And I must say that overall this was a completely lovely experience. It takes thought and a sense of propriety and order. And a dominant quirk gene.
Not pictured are Fred the other ear, Nick the other hand, Royce the stomach, Zoe the back and Emo Phillips the neck. My ears are named after two significant sources; the other source is my grandfather. My whole face got its own name, because it sort of seemed creepy to just name one eyeball at a time and so forth. Fransisco is spelled semi-phonetically.