October 17, 2003

Just under a year ago, I renamed my hard drive Elizabeth Bennett so it would serve as a reminder and an aid in my quest for clarity of thought.

Now that I have a new computer, it seems appropriate to give my new hard drive a name that will again serve as a reminder and an aid. The thing is that, these days, I feel I have perhaps too much clarity of thought, and that what I need in my life is something else entirely.

I’m thinking of calling my hard drive Auntie Mame, but I’m not completely convinced that that’s right.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

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20 Responses to Just under a year ago,

  1. Michael says:
  2. jon collins says:

    Lizard of Roz (Russell of course)

  3. tim says:

    You need some audacious conspicuous indulgence. How about Donatella?

  4. lia says:

    Too much clarity of thought? Clearly you have to name your hard drive Rose Nylund.

  5. Paul says:

    If Rose Nylund isn’t your first choice which is absolutely fabulous I would go for Appollonia LaFredericka. It combines things associated with Prince, Los Angeles and Frederick’s of Hollywood.

  6. Murphy Brown's Dad says:

    How about Mortimer Snerd?

  7. Nick says:

    I vote Anna Madrigal.

    Somehow, “a man and a girl” seems perfectly appropriate. Though I agree that Rose Nylund is an excellent option as well.

  8. D.R. says:

    Rose Nylund or Harvey Firestein

  9. JW says:

    Rose Nylund all the way . . . she is the perfect foil to clarity of thought.

  10. sam says:

    Sutton Foster. So you’ll win a Tony.

  11. Patrick says:

    Anastasia Beaverhousen

  12. orbicon says:

    Anita Neuman?

  13. Rekutyn says:

    Screw that…
    Name it Liza Minelli.

  14. jadedju says:

    My hard drive is Miss Muffet’s Tuffet.

    The following reference may be a bit before your time, but how about Mrs. Beasley? When you pulled her string she said, “I’m tired.”

  15. matt says:

    I’ve been staying out of this because Michael provided the perfect and unsurpassable answer way back at the very start. But since no-one else has backed him up, let me do so now: Becky Sharp! Becky Sharp! Becky bleedin’ Sharp!

  16. Jalal says:

    George W. Bush ?

  17. Dr.Philomena says:

    Dinah Shore.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Joshua of http://www.crabwalk.com names his hard drives after characters in A Confederacy of Dunces. I tend to go with the literary character names, myself.

  19. Wayne says:

    Malinda Merzella

  20. Anonymous #7 says:

    Yes, yes! Blame it on Mame. Although Lizzy Bennett is so charming and witty and she talks back to her superiors and gets the guy in the end….


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