Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Day 22: Name That Tom

Only 14 hours til turkey day and the official commencement of the greatest American pasttime: eating to even greater excess than we already do.

Dr. Lala of the Scary Feminists from Hell, shared her secret turkey making recipe with us. I'm not allowed to divulge it or I'll end up shunned from the community. I can tell you, though, that she says the most important step in the turkey ritual is naming the bird. (She doesn't say why, exactly, so we're all just going on faith on this one.)

So far, Adriana over at What I Made for Dinner has named hers Taffy a la her ubercute son, Jasper.

Mary Ellen and her Michael, over in the Rio Grande Valley, have named theirs Lorena Gobblitt. I think they were also toying with Moniker Lewinsky.

I don't know what the rest of the Scary Fems are naming their birds, but as for me and my house, it's a dead heat between:

1. TomKat Suribird
2. Delay, Tom, Delay!
3. Guan-tom-a-no Bay Birdy
4. Mount Tomalpias
5. Thomasina Goebblestein

Taking all votes now!


Mary Ellen said...

I vote for Guan-TOM-ino.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

That's the one I vote for too. It's awesome!!


Sister Mary Lisa said...

Wait, if #2 is a spoof on the immortal words of the, "De plane, Boss, de plane!" then I MUST vote for #2. Absofrickinlutely hilarious.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

ME: I'd liked that one, too.

SML: I see you've split your vote. Hm. The DeLay, Tom, DeLay! was inspired by disgraced Texas Republic Representative Tom DeLay. I was going for a D.C. reference. I hadn't noticed/thought of the parallel to Fantasy Island. Although, now that I think about it, D.C. is it's own little island of fantasy. Too funny!

Swizzies said...

So, what'd you name the bird??

Mine was called "I didn't cook it, but it came from Costco, which was almost like being at home."

Catchy, eh?

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Swizzies: Love the name of your bird. Did you make a full-on Costco run while you were in the UK and stock up on things like little Reese's PB Cups and such?

The 8-pounder that was brined and convection roasted last night ended up with the name Guantomano Bay Birdy. And by the way--if you're gonna do a bird, don't bother with anything less than 12 pounds. Just not worth the time and effort for the low yield.