This blog and my myspace site are a test run for the name Lucia. It's not a first name, but a last name I'm going to legally change to early next year. All my life, I've had a last name that I really don't like. For about 15 years now, I've been looking for a new last name, and the right one just never came. At times I've thought about changing it to my marido's last name, but every time I do, he threatens to change his last name to mine. It's just too non-progressive for him to consider that we'd both have his last name. And maybe that would just be an easy out anyway. Some of my dearest friends have last names that are variations of Rose and Rosa, but that didn't feel quite right. So, I kept looking and looking and looking. And I came across this one, which is usually, of course, a first name, but which I intend to adopt as a last name. My friends love the sound of my two names together. My marido thinks this is all a bit of silliness (much like the tattoo). I don't look forward to telling family and co-workers, but am giving myself time to let their responses roll off. And me? For me it's starting to fit well like an old, much-loved sweater.
My fav headline of the day: Punch Line or Pop Star? K-Fed Raps His Way to a New Round of Ridicule.