Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No More Crazy Eight

My blog was originally titled Crazy Eight. My sister named it for me back when I made my first fluttering attempts at blogging.  I couldn't start a blog until I had a title and I couldn't come up with a title and would still be agonizing over it now if she hadn't set the whole thing up for me. The title was a great fit for several years but shortly after one of my crazy eight married the name no longer fit. I adore my son-in-law and consider him one of my own thus we were no longer "crazy eight" but what?  Fine nine? Getting crazier nine? Nine and counting? I don't know. Suffice it to say, it was time for a name change. I also got so far behind in my blogging that I felt both overwhelmed and uninspired so I stopped blogging all together because that is what I do under duress but I have missed it, blogging. So now I am back. It took me a while to decide what template to change to and what to rename my blog. I have agonized over it. Donatella finally came to me just as I was falling asleep last night. I am going to try it out for awhile and see if it works for me.

I googled it to make sure that it didn't mean anything weird. It doesn't mean anything weird. (Unless you consider Donatella Versace to be a weird person which based on the images that came up during my google search that is entirely possible but I don't really know anything about her except that she is intensely fashionable and since it wouldn't hurt me one bit to be more fashionable I am not going to let that deter me from selecting Donatella as the new title for my blog. But please bear in mind my blog is not meant to be named after her.)
Donatella was also the name of a flavor of gelato (Nutella was the basis of the flavor--I know, how can that be a bad thing?) at this great place, now defunct, called Maestro's which had the best Gelato on this side of the Mediterranean.

Donatella is actually quite versatile. It could mean, "Dona tell a.....story, experience, thought, poem, etc. Or it could mean, if you say it with an Italian accent "Do (as in dough) na (as in not) tella which translated could be, "Don't tell." Fun huh?

Donatella actually means "beautiful gift" in Italian. Perfect! Right? I shall endeavor to make my blog a beautiful gift.