Even though I am first and foremost The Summer Solstice Girl, I also respond to several other names from now and then.
Clauds, Clau, Maggie, and Daisy of late.
As it turns out, I was given yet another one yesterday
I am now *drum roll*
I have to thank my daughter for that (I think the WP convention is to use the initial when refering to one’s child so I shall do that for now on. Much better than Twitter’s DD, in my opinion). She asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day so I said I wanted to go check the Tulip Festival. I knew it wasn’t going to be much of a view given the weather we’ve had for the last week and a bit but I still wanted to go and see them.
Sure enough, we get there and most of the tulips are dead. N asked why was that, and I told her it was too hot for tulips. N’s Boyfriend – we shall call him B, said tulips were wimpy flowers. I replied that on the contrary, all of the other flowers are the wimpy ones since they need summer temperatures to bloom [except for icicle pansies, which are also kickass tough flowers]. Tulips are already all nice and bloomed when most flowers are wimpy seedlings in someone’s green house. B = 0, SSG = 1
N said it was too bad we name people when they’re born instead of later on when they personalities have had a chance to show. She then proceeded to say that my name should be Tulip since I like cold temperatures and can’t deal with heat.
And so, I was Tulip for the rest of the evening.