What do you call this?

Mike and I have been trying to come up with a name for our new company. Mike is a little reluctant to starty a new company, having started to before and knowing the perils of possible friendship loss by going into business with a friend (that and I suspect things are going well for him, too, so why rock the boat?). We have the obvious ideas of permutatuons on our names - miki, mikitt, guho, mikiguho, gullsden, hodsull (my mother's current favorite). In pondering these, we have to wonder: what makes a good name? What name will inspire companies to talk to us, but allow us to be approachable for the small guy, too?

And there is also the concern mentioned above: how do you ensure a friendship when business is involved?

Mike and I get along really well. I enjoy his company and greatly enjoy working with him. Our skill-sets are similar enough that I don't feel overwhelmed, but different enough that we can still learn new things from each other.

When I was at VA, I didn't really think I could find a better group of people to work with. Ever. Now, well now I'm not so sure. Working with Mike and Doyle is a good time.

Now if only we could figure out what to name the company.

 When two worlds collide

Did I mention I'm a UFC fan? Okay, not really. I'm a closet "Ultimate Fighter" watcher. Or not so closet.


 Evan & Dea's wedding cheer

As is normal in the (apparenly Mixed, but not Open or Women's) ultimate community, we cheered Evan and Dea at their wedding reception. To the tune of "Be Our Guest":
You're the bride, you're the groom,
All your joy fends off the gloom.
From the days back in Rhode Island,
Its been never ending smiling.

You're the groom, you're the bride,
Standing sweetly side-by-side.
With no gap in elevation,
You're enhancing love's creation.

Came out West for P-h-D,
Ended with your love degree.
And we wish you lots of lovin'
With a big bun in the oven!

So, now there's no more sin,
Let the sex begin!
Be our guest!  Get undressed.
Wow!  He's so blessed!

 And that dialect would be?

Via Sean Bonner

Your Linguistic Profile:

85% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern


Well, at least I still have my Midwestern draaaaawwwwwwwwllll.

 050419 - WotD: celerity

Today's Word of the Day is celerity.


Lying here, sick on the couch, I've been watching my Netflix movies as fast as I can. In particular, I'm watching Cold Mountain.

The opening sequence of Cold Mountain is at the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia. In reading about why the town of 18000 was sieged in 1864, I learned,

    Unfortunately, after landing on May 4th, 1864, Butler did not move with sufficient celerity to prevent Confederate reinforcements from being gathered from North Carolina, and mid-May found his army solidly corked up in a defensive posture at Bermuda Hundred, having been defeated by Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff on May 16.

From context, I'm guessing celerity means something like speed, quickness or alacrity (ooooo, big word meaning eagerness).

Let's see. From Merriam Webster's online dictionary, celerity means:

    rapidity of motion or action

The etymology: Middle English celerite, from Middle French, from Latin celeritat-, celeritas, from celer swift

So, cool, got that one!

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