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have a random day! [Aug. 24th, 2004|12:55 am]
Just me.
so I get home tonight and find a delivered-from-a-florist arrangement on my doorstep. My mind races trying to figure who and why. My birthday isn't for 6 months. There's no special event in my life to celebrate like a promotion or winning a marathon or receipt of $1.5 million from a deposed Nigerian monarch. There's a new man in my life, but he's not the flower sending type, I don't think. There's someone I'm not speaking to as of a week ago, but he's 1 ) also not the flower sending type 2) not at the point where any apology, much less a floral one, would be indicated.

So I open the card. It's addressed to 'Jenna (not my last name)'.

"Congratulations Jenna, Les and Rohan" (no signature)

Now, 'Les (not my last name)' is the name of the man I bought the house from in May 2003 . I remember vaguely hearing from the realtor that he was selling because he was engaged/recently married. The spirit of the arrangement and the card indicates a baby, although I'd hope that the name "Rohan" indicates a new kitten and not a human infant.

So these are not intended to be my flowers, though possesion is 9/10s of the daisies. I will bring them to work, else the cats will eat them.

The paradox- someone likes Jenna and Les well enough to FTD them some daisies when they spawn, but isn't close enough to have visited them since April 2003. Someone likes Jenna and Les enough to send them flowers but doesn't sign their name. Because I am I good person, I will call the florist and inform them that while the flowers are pretty and were delivered to the indicated address, the intended recepient will never see them and the sender should be informed of his/her mistake.

Note to friends who know me well: In the unlikely event that I ever reproduce, please do not send me flowers if I name my child "Rohan". Instead, please hit me and the father of the child in the face repeatedly until we come to our senses and choose "Emily" or "Stephen" or some kind of name where you can at least GUESS THE GENDER OF THE DAMN BABY FROM ITS NAME. I thank you, and my unborn child thanks you for decreasing his/her elementary school/junior high beatings.

[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2004-08-23 09:03 pm (UTC)

50% chance of non-lameness...

BehindTheName.com gives two derivations for "Rohan".

Apparently, it's a masculine Indian name, from the Sanskrit word for "ascending".

And it's the country in Lord of the Rings with all the pretty horses.

So if "Rohan" is male and Indian, then his parents escape a beatdown.
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2004-08-23 09:05 pm (UTC)

Though, to be sure...

...if Rohan is male and Indian, that begs the question of how his parents ended up named "Jenna" and "Les"...
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2004-08-24 04:00 am (UTC)
Why stop at junior high with the beatings? I imagine that child could look forward to a lifetime of ridicule. Unless it got into sports at an early age and excelled at a sport (I could see Rohan being great at volleyball or weightlifting), it will be for some time...

The real question thats burning inside of me is "why did he send flowers?" Wouldn't there have been a baby shower? Those lists stay up awhile. I imagine the new parents of the freak....err, geek would appreciate something more than flowers. Then again, if they're naming their child Rohan, the giver of the flowers missed their chance at gifting the parents the greatest gift: common sense...
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2004-08-25 05:12 pm (UTC)
Rohan is _so_ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
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