Monday, February 18, 2013

Naming Your Baby

When I was pregnant the first time, I wanted to name our son "Jack." It was always my favorite boy name. I eventually relented when my husband's father became very ill and had not a single grandson named after him. My father-in-law's name?  Daniel.

So the order of our children's names was forever changed. 

But had the circumstances been different, the first two boys would have been Jack THEN Daniel.

And what do you suppose I would have named the third?

Coke.

Why, you ask?  Think of the mileage I'd get out of introducing my kids:

Meet my boys...Jack, Daniel, and Coke.

And maybe Coca-Cola would've simply given me this rewards-catalog frying pan for free instead of sucking up my entire 1800 points accrued over 3 years.


I will admit that the pan is the real deal.  It is heavy, well-made and quite attractive.  Coca-Cola doesn't mess around.

I'm thinking of making something healthy tonight in honor of that awesome Coca-Cola Balanced Living Workshop they sent me to a few months ago.  While the workshop and free frying pan are definitely the highlights of the last several months, I can't help but think that had I gone with my original order, I'd be featured on the package of every Coca-Cola product out there.

Or on the cover of a rum bottle.  Which is perhaps more fitting.


31 comments:

  1. Holy awesomeness. That is the best string of names I could ever even imagine. You were denied. But at least you got a sweet red pan to comfort you. Very nice.

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    1. It does help soothe me. Thanks, Jeanette!

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  2. LOL; I do love the choice of names and your "wicked" sense of humor :)

    betty

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    1. Look at you sneaking in some Broadway humor! You and Andrea ought to start hanging out! Thanks, Betty!

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  3. OMG - I love that pan! I might have to start drinking Coke if it means I can earn one - lol.

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  4. too funny - a friend of mine named their son: Jackson Daniel

    Too funny!

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    1. FANTASTIC!! Why didn't I think of that?????

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    1. Oh, Andrea. My phone has been dead for 2 days now (forgot to charge it), and I have no idea what calibre of monkey or picture awaits. It's killing me!

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  6. Haha. I named my first 2 Pride and Joy, but they grew up and I had to change it.

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    1. HA HA! I just got that.

      I'm run on "delay."

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  7. That struck me so funny I am actually CRYING right now. I wondered why you were talking about baby names. Then I got to the Jack, Daniel, and Coke and nearly peed my pants!!! Girl... thanks for that! (the laughter, not the incontinence!)

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    1. POISE!! And why they haven't picked me for their bloggy spokeswoman yet is BEYOND me. Poise could OWN me for the number of times they kept me dry & toasty while reading blogs. Thanks, Kat!!

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  8. Nice frying pan! Looks like it may have been worth the reward points. I may need your help on baby names...we'll find out what we're having in April. I just know that if it's a boy, we're not naming him gluteus. haha...

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    1. Ha! Gluteus!! I would think about it. The jokes!!

      Can't WAIT to hear what you're having - hope you're feeling okay!

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  9. You are hilarious. Coke sends you pans?? This is crazy business. My mother should have one. She was an addict for years.

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  10. Um, need to clarify that my mom was addicted to Coca-Cola. Not, you know. Coke.

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    1. Thanks for the clarification, Vesuv. Though the coke-addicted mom would probably be good for like 100 different blog ideas. What a waste. (;

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  11. Please don't call Joey a "coke head". That will ruin him for life!

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    1. Now there you go, giving me ideas again Carol. tsk tsk.

      Better go give Coke Head a kiss goodnight now.

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  12. I want a pan! I wonder if Pepsi does that since I only drink Coke if there is no Pepsi. Maybe I wouldn't be a very good spokesperson for Coke, but still . . . I want a pan.

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    1. Pepsi's reward stuff isn't as good - it's like music downloads and crap (and we all know where I stand on my inability to download music). I'll start saving points for another pan for you! Just give me a few years.

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  13. As much diet Coke as I drink, how did I not know that you can collect points? If I'd been saving up, I could probably get a minivan by now. Dang!

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    1. LOL. Oh, Jewels. You're KILLING me! Start saving today - they're little rectangles with dotted codes on the inside of the box. Forget the minivan. Save for a sports car...shouldn't take you too long.

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  14. Posts like this make me like you even more.

    xxo
    MOV

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    1. Thanks, MOV. You think I'm kidding, right? ha!

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  15. This is hilarious. You are a very dangerous women!

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    1. A dangerous woman with a really heavy frying pan. (;

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  16. Jack, Daniel, and Coke - ha! I'm still laughing about it.

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    1. Kills me our plans were ruined. The humanity!

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