Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jennif3r: The Perfect Name


So then I decide to do a blog.

I hate myspace and facebook, your name just gets lost among all the other myspacers and facebookers, and it's so lame.

Like http://www.myspace.com/jennif3r (not my profile--sorry, other Jennif3r)

Who'll ever remember that?

I wanted MY name.

Okay, so I had to tweak it a bit. I got this idea I should get a dotcom, like Jennifer.com, but the IT guy I was dating last week just laughed and said, "No can do, unless you got about 50,000 bucks."

Then he goes, "These days, you gotta be creative." And today he found Jennif3r.com for me, though we're not going out anymore. He's still a cool and sexy guy (yum) and we're still good friends, but I'm too young to be tied down (another story).

Perfect. It's like my last name is tucked within my first name. Totally cool.

My real name is Jennifer Three.

Well, it's better than Seven of Nine, but what kind of people take a number for a last name?

Obviously, one of my long-dead ancestors thought it would be an easy surname to remember and write down. Instead, throughout the generations, my family has endured teasing by other kids.

Not me, though.

I'm lucky, I'm a bit of a looker, so my friends and boyfriends kinda overlook my strange last name. It's true what they say about exterior beauty opening doors. I'm no huge brain, but I'm going to an ivy league college in the fall. Don't get me wrong, I earned my way there, but all things being equal beautiful people get that important edge. It does sucks if you didn't hit the genetic jackpot.

Now that I'm older, I'm beginning to see "Three" as a cool last name.

Three is supposedly a perfect number:

The Holy Trinity.

The Rule of Threes. Have you ever heard a joke that got to the punch line right away?

Three-leaf clover.

The Three Bears (Tee, hee!).

I like science fiction, so I find Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics fascinating:

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Having a number for a name isn't so bad.

Then there's that writer Jennifer 8. Lee who doesn't even bother to spell out her middle name.

Know what? I like the new version of my name!


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