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Monday, July 9, 2012

How Artemis Got her Name and Some Useless Information

Yes, Artemis is named after Artemis the Goddess but I'm not talking about that name. I mean, the only person that calls her that is me (and you too if you know what's good for you).

I'm talking about the name that Ed and Max call her... Fitoo.

Nametag Graphic for Artemis
Pronounced "fee-two"

Ed claims that the name came about because when Artemis was really young she would walk like she had "two left feet". Truth be told, he's forgotten and that's the best that he can come up with.

All that time trying to pick a name that she wouldn't be mad at me about for the rest of her life and she gets stuck with Fitoo. No insult is meant to all the 7,903,541 people with this first name.


Today I went grocery shopping with the kids alone for the third time in 2.5 years. I'm not exaggerating by even one time.

I brought along my camera and notepad in the hopes that I would get tons of blog content (you don't think that I'd take them for fun do you!?). I had visions of writing about a real "Clean Up in Aisle Four", Tantrums in the Dairy section and/or streaking in the parking lot.


Well unless it counts that Artemis ate an entire container of cherry tomatoes before we got to the checkout (yes, I paid for them) and Max running up and down the checkout line yelling "Check-out, Check-out".

Why can't those kids misbehave when I want them to?


I can't count the number of times over the past 12 years that I have said "Ed, you are so full of useless information".

You can't imagine how full of it he is.

On two occasions (that I know about), he has bored the beegeezes out of explained to someone how to make a record. No, I'm not talking about the archaic method of putting sounds to circular objects but how to make said "circular object".

Graphic of How to Make a Record
Seriously, who knows how to "Make A Record"?
Secret: I made this graphic myself. I know!?

And it doesn't end with that.

He uses big words like "trebuchet" and actually knows what they mean. Sometimes I try to impress him with "I had a trebuchet for lunch". I know, I make it look easy.

Every once in awhile all this useless information really comes in handy.

Trivial Pursuit anyone?

What's Your Useless Information?

Besos, The Zoo


  1. I absolutely LOVE this post lol. I love how random it is haha.

    And, I know, right!? Why can't kids do something blogworthy when I'm prepared for it?!

    (A trebuchet is a catapult. Same diff. Just a different weight system. :) )

  2. I stink at Trivial Pursuit!

    Hilarious! I love it that the kiddies didn't perform for you ;)

  3. LOL!! My husband bores people by recounting the achievements of past sports start (Roberto Clemente, Mean Joe Greene) in excruciating detail. Even worse...he tends to make up the stats. Wow.

  4. Ha ha Yes totally random but you always have me giggling!

  5. This is such an awesome post! Thanks so much for making my Monday! :)

  6. Your hubby and mine probably went to the same School of Random, nearly 14 years together and DH still amazes me when he pops up with complete obscure knowledge, LOL. (I'm pre-coffee atm, so no examples, sorry!)

    For nicknames... I accidentally called DH "Babe" (it's his "in-house" nickname, lol) while we were out on the town yesterday... He held a door open for me and I had said, "Thanks Babe." and this guy passes through the open door after I cleared it, snickers and says to my guy, "Thanks Babe." *facepalm*

    BTW, I love your random! What a great read to get the morning started, heh! :D

  7. love the odd nicknames to report either

  8. Great post!

    I've had some interesting nicknames: BranFlakes, CornFlakes, Branamuffin (from my mom), Peep (because I barely make a peep).

  9. We've called our oldest daughter "Fred" since she was tiny. I don't know why, it's not at all reasonable, but when I'm really annoyed and she won't listed I holler out "FRED" and she turns with a smile.

  10. Great Post! :) Really enjoyed the read! I laughed out loud far too much and got some very strange looks from the kiddies!

  11. LOL. This is a hoot. You are funny and really your kids don't misbehave at grocery store? Odd. Just kidding. Mine are good helpers now actually..and that is good.

  12. There's a hole in the bottom of the sea, there's a hole in the bottom of the sea, there's a hole, there's a hole, there's a hole in thebottom of the sea.

    1. Talk about useless information. My husband isn't the only one who's full of it...