SUNDAY POTPOURRI: WHIMSICAL THOUGHTS…

Good morning!  It is time to reflect on quirky obsessions and tidbits…and other whimsical things.

I went searching through my blog yesterday, and found a post from October 2015, What’s In a Name?

It was actually posted on a Hump Day in October 2015, but the thoughts work on any day.  It is the story of this blog and its origins…and how I came to create the “guilty pleasures” section of the blog.

Here we go:

If you look at the URL of this site, it seems as though it celebrates fall and winter: http:// rainysnowday.wordpress.com/

But if I could have brought whimsy into the URL, I would have.  But everything I tried was already in use.

When I visit other blogs, I enjoy studying the URLs that they have chosen.  Like mine, I wonder if it was difficult or easy to find one that celebrated the uniqueness of the blog.

Well, my first guess was apparently wrong about that, as I tried a sampling of URLs from the Breaking the Spine site today, where everyone is celebrating upcoming releases, and almost everyone had a perfect URL styled for their site.  Check out my entry, from a site that has a perfect URL:  Curl up and Read.

Oh, well, needless to say, when I couldn’t celebrate the whimsy, I did include parts of my name in this one:  rain, snow.

There is a history to my name, which, as you may have guessed, is not my actual name.  Lorraine Frost….and then I messed it up by changing it to my various married names.  I could have gone with Rainy Frost.  That works, but I incorporated parts of “Lorraine” to create Laurel-Rain.  And Frost became Snow.  TMI?

I Googled my name and came up with a number of images, most of them related to my various sites.  But then I found this one, a song entitled “Rain and Snow,” sung by someone in Big Laurel, NC. 

 

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It is funny what you find when you Google a name.  What do you discover when you do?  Do you enjoy whimsical things?

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SUNDAY POTPOURRI: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Good morning!  It is Sunday, and time to reflect on some of life’s little tidbits…or obsessions.

One of the new books I downloaded this week was The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand.  I had no business buying her newest book when I haven’t yet read last season’s Here’s to Us.  And I will get to that one…but something about this year’s offering got to me.  Guess what it was that grabbed me?  The names of the main characters.

 

Identical twin sisters who couldn’t look more alike…or live more differently.

Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She’s inherited her father’s rundown house on Martha’s Vineyard, but she can’t hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking.

Two beautiful islands only eleven miles apart.

Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She’s also inherited her mother’s questionable parenting skills–Tabitha’s teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode–and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion.

One unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever.

After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands–and lives–to save what’s left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they’d outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages.

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The name “Frost” resonates with me.  Before my name was “Snow,” it was Frost.  Yes, seriously. 

Lorraine (Rain) Frost became Laurel-Rain Snow, just for the heck of it.  And as a pen name. Sometimes I feel more like my literary/blogging version than the previous one, but I still like the sound of the name Frost.  LOL.

I am also a sucker for books set on Nantucket.  I’ve never been there IRL, although I did drive down the Cape a few years ago while doing business in Boston.  Sometimes I feel as though the East Coast is my true home.

But then I am also a true California girl.  Can we have more than one true soul?

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What are you reflecting on this weekend?  Plans?  Adventures?  Obsessions?

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