The other day, while I was at Quizzo, the quizzo host (Johnny Goodtimes) remarked to my team that he had been to Blankbaby. I thanked him and told him that I was the most influential Philadelphia blogger (my theory is, if you repeat something often enough it soon becomes the truth).
One of my team mates didn't know I had a blog and enquired about the name of my blog. Blankbaby was my answer, since it is the name of my blog. She wanted to know why I named it Blankbaby, and I though perhaps other people may be interested in the answer (and hopefully react in a better way than she did, but more on that later).
I can't take all the credit for the name, some of the credit belongs to Elisa, since she did actually suggest Blankbaby.
Let's hop into the 'Way Back Machine,' shall we?
Several years ago I decided that I ought to have my very own .com, the question soon became what .com did I want? Since Elisa and I were an item at the time it was only natural to turn to her to bounce some ideas off of. We talked about it for a while, and what should start playing but Blank Baby by the Presidents of the United States of America (which is a fine song). Elisa said, 'Why not Blankbaby?'
So it was said, and so it was written. I thought the whole 'Tabula Rasa' idea behind Blankbaby was appealing and soon I was the proud owner of Blankbaby.com (which has very little content at the moment).
When I decided that I wanted a Typepad site the choice of name was an obvious one.
Now you know.
So, when I got to the part about the Presidents of the United States of America my teammate shouted, 'Oh my God! You CAN'T be serious!'
'Umm... yes, I am'
'They aren't REAL musicians.'
And so ended the conversation. I thought it was an incredibly odd moment, but I still love ya PUSA!