Saturday, August 30, 2008

Meet Elphie

Dave and I are proud to introduce to you... Elphie! 

Burbanmom was the first person to submit a name: Elphaba. And when I first saw it, I thought, "What? Yeah, right!" But after a subsequent comment from IB Mommy, Dave and I realized we were missing something and went straight for Google. For those of you who are as clueless as I was, Elphaba is the "real" name of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West, according to author Gregory Maquire in his book turned musical "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West."

Of course, I spent the rest of that morning watching musical clips on uTube, then peddled to the library the very next day to pick up a copy of the book (the book is a lot of fun, BTW). Long story short, after going through 57 name submissions, we're going with Elphie!  She looks like an Elphie, no?

Burbanmom - Congratulations!  When you have a chance, send me an email with your address and your choice of jam (strawberry, peach, or blackberry). 

Thanks everyone! Dave and I had a real hoot going through the names!

8 comments:

ib mommy said...

Yay! Does this mean you're going to tape that video?? I can't wait.....

My youngest daughter's gerbil's names are Chistery and Fiero, in case you ever want to take them for a ride on your broom.

Burbanmom said...

WOOHOO!!!! FREE JAM!!!!

Awesome! How's about some strawberry? Mmmmmmmm.... Now I'm gonna try making some homemade bagels to go under it! :-)

Heather @ SGF said...

ib mommy - he he. Sorry - no video. Good try though :)

burbanmom - Strawberry it is! Let me know how the bagels go...

ib mommy said...

awwwww, shucks! but, you just gave me an idea for my halloween costume and you may have to suffer through a video!!

Heather @ SGF said...

ib mommy - Sweet! If you're willing to make a video, I'll be happy to watch :)

Michelle said...

Oh, Maaannn - I was rooting for Dharma! Oh, well, I do have to admit, she does look like an Elphie after all.

ttammylynn said...

Great name choice, but did you miss Farmer's Market? I managed to get there early to acquire some roma tomatoes, a dozen eggs, green beans, an onion, potatoes, yellow squash, a jar of blueberry jam, olive oil, a loaf of banana nut bread, a loaf of sour cream bread-pound cake, dried cinnamon apples, honey and some sort of chocolate candy thing that someone had made.
So, I went home to put green beans, squash, a potato, and some non-local broccoli into my steamer. I then cooked some local grassfed fillet mignon steaks that had been on sale at BNF, along with onion, Longbean Farm peppers, and grocery store bought local mushrooms with a touch of olive oil. That was dinner, sorry about the beef, but I am not vegetarian, I eat that way sometimes, but I figure that milk production requires beef breeding, which yields meat, so I don't feel terrible if I eat a steak occasionally. Of course, grassfed is way better anyway...comparable nutritionally to fish without the mercury.
As far as milk goes though, I like the taste of good raw goat's milk best, but I don't have a good source at the moment. Goats are sweet animals, I think cleaner than cows, but well, if raw cow milk is all I can get, then that is what I use.
I stray too far from the message in your post...congrats on your new car!!!

Heather @ SGF said...

michelle - 16 names made the short list. Dharma was definitely on it. :)

ttammylynn - Unfortunately, I missed the farmers market this week. I just wasn't feeling well. Sounds like you found lots of goodies though! I ended up at Farm Patch today for a few quick things to get me through the week. I had so many leftovers from the last farmers market, that it'll be easy to make due.

I've actually never tried goats milk, but I thought there was a farm that sold it. North of here maybe? Your dinner sounds fabulous, by the way. I love steamed veggies!