Monday, March 06, 2006

Welcome to Nupboard Central

Why Nupboards? I intended to blog under the title Naturally Caffeinated, the name of our dance production company. NatCaff was a favorite phrase for myself for years, although it's somewhat less accurate now that we have a baby. A few months ago, a yoga-type business registered the domain, and it seemed like a sign to move on.

I briefly considered another personal slogan, Cuteness über Alles. While that certainly applies to part of my life, it's a bit of a niche, and I wouldn't want to bring unfortunate WWII associations to mind.

(In a side note, I did find an interesting historical explanation of the phrase Deutschland über Alles that points out the anthem was not a call for conquest of other nations; instead, it exhorted citizens to consider themselves Germans above all, rather than subjects of the dozens of component states.) In any case, there is plenty of room for cute, but not as a blog title.

What I want is a digital cupboard, a place to keep my stories, musings, and memories.

After one too many readings of the Seussian classic, There's a Wocket in My Pocket, I absently thought that it'd be fun to party with the Nupboards. My small son smiled back fondly.

"The Nupboards in the cupboards,
I do like them a lot," says the narrator.

The illustration shows the Nupboards overflowing from the cupboards, happy faces, arms, and legs waving giddily. It looks like a safe and friendly place.

So here we are, Nupboard Central.

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