Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Earnest Mo Fo

I've found enormous amounts of comfort and community lurking on adoption blogs this last year. I probably could spend an entire cross-country plane ride telling you the long, fraught, fabulous journey of one Rooney-licious. And do not get me started on Austin's own bad-ass Meagan and Chase, and their divine Elias. (Parents who went on a waitlist so they could specifically adopt an amputee child; a boy so happy and dear and proud of his brightly decorated prosthetic leg that Chase built for his son once they were back in America. Sob!)

As we grow nearer to la petite fille I wanted somewhere to pour all my messy self. (Otherwise this bitch woulda burst!) Hence, la blogette. But what to call it? I pushed for heybabycomehereoften for a long time. Papa Dog rightly convinced me that it was too glib, borderline creepy, and no matter how many times I broke it down for him, and said it in different voices, he insisted that the name would make me cringe one day. (Well done sir, though your one suggestion of comingtoamerica was LAME.) Then I suggested hellobunnyrabbit which Papa Dog suggested was bad Baby Gap ad copy. What about picklesandrelish? Papa Dog told me I was confusing blog names for dinner orders. Daydreambaby? Nix! Rabidmamadog? Nein! Finally, my best friend (and the Pup's future Godmother) said "Why don't you just name the blog 'Git Your Baby Ass Over Here!'"

We're all on good speaking terms with the official name of the blog. (Though I do find myself spontaneously shouting out 'Git Your Baby Ass Over Here!' while I'm typing.) Papa Dog though can't resist making a little fun. Every time he goes to our blog and reads the subhead, he adopts the booming melodramatic voice of the guy from movie trailers. Why I oughtta...

7 comments:

Ted and Lori said...

I have been laughing my head off at the penguin blog. And because we obviously have nothing better to do at night, I offer you a very special Rooney-style "Welcome to the Blogging World."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE5GSD8rMB8

Ted and Lori said...

okay, it bugs me that blogger comments don't allow hyper-links. Grrr. Sorry, but you will just have to copy and paste.

Mama Dog said...

I have gotten two comments from Lori (Abe's Mom! THE Abe's Mom!) in which she Grrr'd. This blogging stuff is the best.

Fuzzy hats!

Mama Dog said...

We have just now watched this MOST hilarious and wonderful welcome. It may be a top 5 favorite moment of the adoption process thus far. Go on now Ted!

Stacie said...

I was going to comment about how I really liked the "Git your baby ass over here!" title, but now I can't stop laughing at Ted. Oh, the Rooneys, love the Rooneys!

Anyway - welcome! Love your blog!

Meagan Brown said...

Oh this is going to be one great blog! Can't wait to read it regularly. And thanks for even mentioning us in your post. I'm honored.

m&r said...

I just came across your blog today and you have me laughing... can't wait to keep reading about your journey!