Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunday Scribble prompt is Secret Identity. It scares me that I actually have 3 things to say on this topic. I’ll draw a blank on the elections, internet civility and avian flu but secret identities I have a few thoughts.

1. I thought a secret identity would be important when I started a blog so I picked “Misplaced in the Midwest” because “Lost in the Midwest” was taken and I was too tired to come up with a new name. Truth be told, I’m neither Misplaced nor Lost but I am in the Midwest so I’m only half a liar. I’m not certain why I thought I needed a fake name, I didn’t think I’d be fired for blogging, I’m in an industry where there are generally two types of people, those going into drug rehab and those just getting out of drug rehab. I haven’t done either in a very long time so I am a shining star in my profession. I think that I created a secret identity for this blog because I truly believed that thousands upon thousands would clamor to read my words and that was the best way to shield myself from the throng of fans. Of course, there aren’t thousands of fans there aren’t even tens of fans and what little secret identity I have is ruined by my posting my picture or hearing my wife saying to an 80 year old Aunt “…its spelled M-I-S-P-L-A-C-E-D” at a family gathering. Auntie will be delighted when she reads I urinated on myself one drunken evening years ago (long before a became a shining star in my profession).

2. All my friends have cool spy aliases. The only name I could come up with was Cricket McGraith. I was informed by my cool friends (but really how cool can you be if you have a fake spy name?) that Cricket McGraith doesn’t steal state secrets and he doesn’t bed Eastern European woman. Cricket McGraith does pick out drapes and re-arranges your furniture in a tasteful manner- Cricket McGraith does track lighting. My friend down the street suggested that I just change my spy name to Mittens McNeill and get it over with. I’d have sent him an angry letter but my spy decoder ring is all gummed up.

3. I have always felt that everyone needs a secret identity including fake passport, license, credit cards, etc. I would also like to have few thousand dollars squirreled away just in case ‘the shit’ goes down. I don’t know what ‘the shit’ might be but if I ever decide to commit a serious crime I’d like to have all the paperwork in order to elude justice. I’m far too handsome to do time and besides that’s how Cricket McGraith rolls.

15 comments:

Self Taught Artist said...

this is the sort of post that makes me want to say: your back!
good post :)

Autrice DelDrago said...

Keep "Cricket McGraith". Don't tell the Auntie, however - it will confuse the poor dear.

gautami tripathy said...

Keep any name. It own change the basic you. Cool read.

gautami
Surreptitious Self

thefirecat said...

*I'll* br Cricket McGraith if you don't want to. Can we exchange secret identities?

Jennifer said...

I can relate to the thousands of readers...LOL I only have a few also but their faithful and honest. Unfortunately most of them I actually know and I can't hide behind the computer screen with them...hehe

Lucy said...

Love how Cricket writes!
I know it's such a chick flick but you reminded me of a scene in the movie "just like heaven" when you said "if u ever decide to commit a serious crime"... There is a great scene where one friend says he will help the other, because someday he may need help moving a body.
I bet you have more fans than you think.

Bohemian Mom said...

This is a hilarious post!
I love it!
I am still laughing over "Mittens McNeil".
Excellent read!

Tori said...

Maybe this will be the post that gets thousands upon thousands reading your blog.
I sure had a laugh!

Patois said...

Cricket and Mittens. You're sounding like the bad-guy rats in "Flushed Away." Funny post.

paris parfait said...

Clever post. And I must say I had the impression "Misplaced in the Midwest" was because you hated living there and were secretly pining away for exotic climes.

Unfolding Rose said...

your clever and witty post really made me laugh! i like Cricket McGraith; i'd bet there's plenty of international intrigue and deception hiding in furniture stores anyway...!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the humour in this, its very entertaining.

wendy said...

Fist time here....Very funny. In a sly, not trying to hard way!

sarala said...

Funny. This prompt begged not to be taken seriously. Moving to France will make you feel truly anonymous. A country where no one knows your name (or cares to learn it). It is kind of fun for a bit.

Bongga Mom said...

Give me Cricket McGraith over a secret-stealing spy any day! As long as he doesn't wet himself while rearranging my furniture :)