Daily Prompt – The Name’s The Thing

Have you ever named an inanimate object? (Your car? Your laptop? The volleyball that kept you company while you were stranded in the ocean?) Share the story of at least one object with which you’re on a first-name basis.

I’ve never been one of these people. Most people that I know have given a name to something has been a car or something like a laptop.

When I was in my final years of high school, my girlfriend had a guitar which she named Polly, and it was one of those names that just stuck from that moment on. If we ever went somewhere together, she’d say she’s bringing Polly, and I’d just smile and others would wonder who this Polly chick was and why they hadn’t met her before.

Another couple of friends gave their cars names, but other than that, we weren’t too big on the whole ‘naming objects’ phase.


Feb 21: Writing Space

Show Me Fridays: upload an image to your blog (with or without words) of where you like to write.


I usually find myself here, at the kitchen table on my MacBook Pro. The only problem is that the keyboard space is a bit too large, and if I’m here for a prolonged period of time, the edges begin to dig into my forearms / wrist, and it gets a bit painful.

The other setup I’m fond of is using my iPad and wireless Logitech keyboard. It’s heaven! And I usually do that during the week when I’m out and about and find myself with an hour or so to kill… but recently I’ve discovered a vast number of issues with working that way due to errors with WordPress and Safari / Chrome on my iPad (and I’m not particularly fond of the app), so my solution is to just write all my text in Pages whilst I’m out, and then when I get home, I can just copy it across to my draft, and then edit and fix up the text before publishing it.