take one woman with low self esteem, but quite good hair
add one moronic illness
stir in some medication which causes hair to fall out
mix it all up and this is what you get...

Friday, October 27, 2006

A rose by any other name... 

During a gmail chat with a fellow blogger the other day (all the kids are doing it, you know), it transpired that my co-chatter did not know my real name. It will probably come as no surprise to you to know that "Anx", lovely name though it undoubtedly is, is not what I call myself in real life.

Since I'd known the blogger for a fair while and was sure I could trust her, I "revealed" it in a surprisingly blasé fashion, throwing it over my shoulder like I would some previously spilled salt (see previous post for a variety of salt-based advice).

Her reply to my revelation: "I think I kind of saw you as a Catherine."
(hint: Catherine is not my real name)

I immediately became fascinated by the idea of my readers putting a name to my blogging self. As you sit at your computers, eyes glazing over from the thrill of it all, do you ever imagine what my name could be, or do you just think of me as "Anx"? Or [that other name I used to use before]?

You know what's coming, don't you?

Let's have a bit of fun. See that comment box down there - why don't you pop in there and put down what you *imagine* my first name to be. Now, I know some of you already *know*; if you are one of those people, I'd be grateful if you wouldn't put my real name in the box. Either keep schtum or perhaps you could think back and imagine what you thought my name was or should be.

There is no prize for guessing correctly. For my part, I shall not make any indication as to the veracity of your claims. I shall simply sit, excitedly, awaiting your responses.

Go on. Indulge me.

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