Friday, December 3, 2010

Upon My Sister's Request

I'm finally updating the blog! I don't have anything interesting to report. I've been under the weather the past week so life has been pretty uneventful.

So what to write about? How about my sister, since she requested the post and all....

My sister's name is Mallory. My parents were fans of Family Ties.

I don't remember the last time I called her Mallory.

I refer to her as Miltay, but it hasn't always been Miltay. It started with other names.

I can't recall exactly what it started with, or when it started, but the first one I remember is Samsonite. There were variations of that name and then it somehow changed to Milton, which evolved to Miltay.

When I talk to her on the phone I always greet her with an overly excited MiltAy (like PartAy). Sometimes I just call her Milt, Miltose, or Miltose Intollerant. My mom calls her Mips or Mipsey.

Miltay isn't the only one in the family with a silly name. We call my dad Tobey. His name is actually Cliff. Miltay and I were watching a tv show one day with a character named Tobey and we just thought it would be fun to call him that. So we do. Jake does too. At our wedding he invited "Tobey" to give a speech and I had to quickly explain to a bunch of people that I didn't know very well that his real name is Cliff. I'm sure everyone was confused.

My sister calls me Rosstopher, Toph for short. This came from an episode of Friends.

We don't have a ridiculous name for my mom. I'm not sure why a silly name never developed, but maybe it's just out of respect. I think she likes to be called mom. I'm sure my dad would like to be called dad, but we don't respect him that much :)

And then there's Jake. I've mentioned before that we call each other Man. It doesn't feel weird for me to refer to him as Jake when talking to other people about him, but it feels weird when I say his name to get his attention. Man seems so much more natural.

So basically this went from a post explaining my sister's name to a post that makes me sound super weird because I don't have the ability to call people by their actual names.

Don't judge.

1 comment:

milTAY said...

one time I tried to explain to Leith's parents how we call Dad, Tobey and it was probably the most unsuccessful and awkward conversation of my entire life.