Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Josh vs. Joshua

Moving to a new place gives you the freedom to start over and be anyone you want to be. When Josh and I moved to Tennessee we talked through any changes we wanted to make since we were getting that fresh start.

You know...we could stop bathing as often and no one would think we were weird because as far as they know we've always smelled a little. We could change our backstory so that we came from money and abandoned our trust funds out of moral outrage of our materialistic society. Or he could be Joshua and I could be Samantha (you know when you are young and dream of another name-that was mine).

But no - we moved to Tennessee, continued to bathe and introduced ourselves as Josh and Tiffany.

Fast forward 3.5 years and Josh starts his own business. At this point he decides Josh shouldn't own his own business Joshua should.

Are you kidding me?

At this point I have been calling him Josh for ummmm 9 years, we have a bunch of friends who have called him Josh for 3 years and just one day we have to start introducing him as Joshua?

I've been able to pull it off in business settings and most of the time I get it right in the blog because of the delete button. But in personal setting I give props to our friends who do call him Joshua even though right before it I call him Josh.

As far as I'm concerned this is a "Princess Consuela Banana Hammock" situation and I just am not going to be able to make the switch.


Anonymous said...

Preach it "crap bag"!


Anonymous said...

I watched the segment from Friends & got a good laugh. Good luck with the name change! MOM (Didn't know you wanted to be Samantha?)

sam said...

hehe.... i'll never be able to call him josh"ua"... even if only because i keep thinking of rachel and how she said "joshua" ... and it makes me giggle.