…So what if we watch too much television, and we’re somewhat unbeatable at Trivia Pursuit Pop Culture edition – and humble? On with the post.
Some of my loyal Carnies will remember Lord Evil Poppy from A Hymn of Praise for My Daughter, Sleep is Looking for a New Gig, The Black Death and Le Zombie Clown, and The Not So Empty Threats of Lord Evil Poppy. She’s an internet sensation, fluent in Latin, and Beelzebub’s BFF. Her adventures made me an international blogging uberstar. The beast is no more.
A lifetime ago, say… March of 2012, The Ringmistress and I made a few changes… we’re just like that, batshit crazy and unstable… we can’t sit still – I just got up right after writing can’t sit still - I’m typing standing, with three fingers, holding a bottle of carbonated spring water with the other six fingers [...............]. Focus, Le Clown, focus. At the time, we were going on 26 months of unsleptness [it's a word, Le Clown says so]. Needless to say we were tired [subtlety is not my forte]. Lord Evil Poppy would not sleep. Ever. The only time she ever dozed off is when I held her in my arms, reading Dotty Headbanger‘s posts. We couldn’t go on like this… not pretty from the lack of sleep, that is. Vanity, sweet vanity.
In March 2012, we made changes. We brought LEP back in our room, and we stopped feeding her anything made out of cow milk. My daughter seems happier. She’s rested. Her eczema has vanished. She hasn’t been sick since then, or barely. And she’s been sleeping… 12-13 straight hours! Admittedly, the overall ambiance at home has been more harmonious, albeit the recent move.
Which brings me to Sharkbait. Lord Evil Poppy isn’t a fitting moniker, anymore. Poppy has bloomed [you may now vomit some more]. She’s still feisty, strong minded, and quite temperamental… like her parents [shut up]. She’s also funny like her Clown Dad and loving like The Ringmistress… My Carnies, in the spirit of this circus, help me find her a new moniker…
From this moment on, she shall be known as…Post Scriptum: Best suggestions will get a gold star and will be submitted to a poll where the winning moniker will be voted by YOU, between July 11-12. All proceeds will go to the Le Clown and The Ringmistress Magnificent Foundation of Over-Inflated Egos.