Kali, Callie, Kalista, Calina, Kaliana…

Yeah, that’s right, it’s about my name again. I still like Kali, but it just doesn’t seem to pass the ballerina/Supreme Court Justice test.

What is the ballerina/Supreme Court Justice test you ask? (Actually, I bet you didn’t, but I’m going to explain it anyway).

The ballerina/Supreme Court Justice test is something I see on a lot of naming forums when looking for character names. Basically it’s a test to make sure that the name you are choosing would be suitable to any walk of life the person with that name might choose. So, he question is whether the name is nice enough for a ballerina, but serious enough for a Supreme Court Justice. I’ve seen many variations of this test, but my personal favorite is the princess/president version.

Anyways, I’ve been thinking that I don’t think Kali is quite formal enough to pass the test. I would still definitely go by it (that’s what nicknames are for), but I feel like I need something longer for when I actually legally change my name. So, I’ve been looking into alternatives. I’m not particularly attached to the spelling of Kali – I’d be fine with Kallie, Kally, Callie, Cali, and Cally too. That makes it both easier (more names to choose from), and harder (… more names to choose from).

At the moment the ones in competition are: (with [name] (nickname))

Kalista (Kali)

Calina (Cali)

Kaliana (Kali)

Calliope (Callie)

Kalliope (Kallie)

Kaliyah (Kali)

Out of those I think I probably like Kalista, Calina, Calliope/Kalliope, and Kaliyah best, but I’m just not sure.

As much as I like that I have the ability to choose my own name it is fairly difficult. Although, I suppose it’s kind of like naming a character – difficult, but worthwhile in the end.

– Kali/Cali/Kallie/Callie



Do- D’ya see what I mean?

This is probably the phrase I hear most often in my Medieval Myths & Legends class. It’s still proving to be an awesome class, but I guess that was obvious because I can quote my prof (I actually have a document with some of my favorite quotes by him because I’m just that cool).

I just handed in my paper proposal for that class, but I’m super nervous because I know it wasn’t that good – I had a lot of trouble finding sources. I’m also nervous about my short assignment for my political theory class, but what’s done is done.

Speaking of things that make me nervous (actually, more like insanely scared), I had a toothache a couple of weeks ago and it was so bad I actually went to the dentist (spoiler alert – I’m massively terrified of the dentist). He said it was infected and gave me some antibiotics. The antibiotics cleared it up and I’m all good now, but he wants to remove the tooth. When I was in major pain I agreed to that, but I never made the appointment because I was waiting on insurance information, but in that time I looked up what he wants to do to me. It involves CUTTING OPEN MY GUM AND USING A SAW TO REMOVE BONE! AHHHHHH! I’m pretty sure that counts as torture and is thus against the Geneva Convention.

My mom wants me to make the appointment (the insurance papers came in a couple of days ago), but I don’t think I can go through with it. It was easy to agree when I was in major pain and did not know what I was agreeing to. Now that I’m not though – well, it’s a lot more difficult to want to voluntarily consent to being put in more pain. I asked for oral sedation, but there’s no way that would be enough – I would still have to watch and hear them cutting my mouth open with scalpels and saws – no thank you.

Anyways, I’m going to get off this topic and move onto something better (which, let’s be honest, is anything and everything. NANOWRIMO is coming up soon. I’m meeting with my Co-MLs to make up the goodie bags for our kick off party on Friday morning and I’m really excited. I’m writing the sequel to last years novel so it’s kind of comforting to have some familiar characters to work with, but they’re on a whole different planet so I’ve got a bunch of new characters as well.

Caution: Poltical Thoughts Ahead

I also watched the debate last night and it was great. Obama could have done better and Romney could have done worse, but I definitely think Obama came out ahead. Although after Romney’s binders full of women and gun control being best served by heteronormative two parent families I don’t think it would have taken much (or at least I hope not).

I fear for the world if Romney wins. Not to mention, Harper does not need another conservative buddy to egg him on. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do but hope that the last debate goes well for Obama and that the American elections give the world another 4 more years of Obama.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

– Kali

PS: I also need to figure out a Halloween costume. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated since I haven’t dressed up (except for Harry Potter releases) since I was 13.

1 Year and We Didn’t Notice

Wow, first off sorry for not blogging much lately. I also just noticed that we passed our one year mark on October 3rd. Since I don’t have the stats from that day I’ll use the ones from today to tell you what has happened for the blog in the last year.

In one year we:

– have made 68 posts (yikes, we really need to do better)

– have gotten 70 comments (some of those were us responding though)

– have deleted 378 spam comments

– have had 1151 views

Those are pretty exciting in my not so humble opinion. Considering when we started this blog we didn’t think anyone would read it at all I think it’s quite the accomplishment.

And here are the top 5 search terms that have brought people here:

1. vancouver yule ball

2. free jinger

3. tardis logo

4. tardis blue food coloring

5. long lollipops on a stick

And, the weirdest search term that has ever brought someone here is… (imagine a drum roll here) i’ve had sex with “alex carpenter”


Anyone who wants tales of sex with Alex Carpenter is definitely looking in the wrong place. I’ve hugged Alex, that is all. Sorry to disappoint anyone who came here looking for that.

All in all it’s been an exciting year here at Two Thinking Girls. I’ve got to go work on a paper proposal about the impact of the Arabian Nights on Western Culture, but I promise an actual update post after my classes finish for the day.

Ciao! And here’s to another awesome year.

– Kali

PS: Did you watch the debate? I had to catch it when I got home from work last night, but go Obama go!