Why the Name?


Ben-Affleck-Matt-Damon-Oscar-1997So I’ve been wanting to have a blog for awhile. Well, to be honest, I’ve wanted to write a book, then write the adaptation for the screenplay, have it made into an award-winning film, and accept my Oscar on stage next to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck while they both truthfully tell me that I inspire them to be better writers and humans. But in the meantime, this blog thing is fine.

So what to call it? That was my first quandary. It’s hard to come up with a catchy website name these days (catchy in a good way, not catchy like syphilis), since so many are already purchased. They might not be in use, but people actually make a living out of purchasing website domain names and then selling them to the highest bidder. That is kind of crazy.

So I had a few ideas and I purchased them all (not from crazy website name owners) and then I thought about them and got stuck on the name thing for awhile. Like a year. That’s a long time you say. Well it’s not like I was sitting at my laptop staring at my screen thinking about the name for that year. I was doing some other life stuff. And then finally I said, enough, just pick one. So I picked one, and starting crafting it, and then got annoyed at how hard it is to make a website and I started texting teenagers that I know to see if they’d like to make my website for me as a paid job. The answer was yes, yes they would like to do that. But then those teenager schedules don’t mesh with mine, because they’re like all in school learning stuff during the few hours of the day when my kids are out of my hair and I didn’t want to spend the little time I have with my kids to be with some other teenager kid when I should just bite the bullet and learn how to do this stuff. As it is, I’m sort of treating this blog launch like Spider Man Turn Off the Dark or Spider Man is in the Dark or whatever that show is that was in previews for three years so they couldn’t get officially reviewed and didn’t have to refund tickets if spider man fell on top of you in the audience. So please don’t officially review my website, and please don’t be looking for your money back, and if spider man falls on you you’ve got other problems. Let’s just call this the Beta Blog until I have so much time on my hands I don’t have anything better to do than become an expert website builder. And just so you know, there are a few things on the bucket list that come first. They are actually written down somewhere, but right now I don’t even have the time to find the list let alone do them.

So I kept crafting and got everything ready under yesitreallyhappened.com. And then I started second guessing myself. Should I use one of the other names I had purchased? I liked them…maybe they would be more fitting? For the most part I write on the side of humor, but every now and then I have a serious thing or two I want to write as well. Maybe I should keep it more serious with musingsonaday.com? Or keep my options open with laughcryandthink.com? Or my last minute after a glass of wine with the hubby idea of justmetalkingsmack.com? For now, I’m keeping it to yesitreallyhappened.com. Because it all did. And that’s enough, for now anyway.


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