My e-book on my "Jeopardy!" experience now available

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alietr wrote:There's one good thing about naming non-existent children -- you don't have to agree with your spouse on it.
Or even have a spouse!

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alietr wrote:There's one good thing about naming non-existent children -- you don't have to agree with your spouse on it.
I remember, years before I'd even met my future wife, that I came up with two names that I thought were clever for my future son: Jack Andrew Clinton Kendall and Mark Alan Robert Kendall. (The names have history in my family, the middle name of one of my cousins and my maternal grandfather is Clinton, I have an uncle named Alan, and my father is Robert.) I just liked how the initials spelled out the first name, and thought it was clever. Once the time came to actually pick kids' names for real, though, I long had that out of my system, and they didn't even make the long list, never mind the short list. ("Robert" stayed (as a middle name), though, since both my father and my wife's father (as well as one of her brothers) are named Robert.)
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I want to name him Brendan Patrick Clevenger.
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dhkendall wrote:... both my father and my wife's father (as well as one of her brothers) are named Robert.
That is something I also have in common. My dad and my next older brother were/are both named Robert.
Patronaut wrote:I want to name him Brendan Patrick Clevenger.
And he would share my first two initals (including my middle name). My middle name was for my maternal grandfather who, I remember, would give a quarter to anybody he met named Patrick. Unfortunately, it was only upon the first meeting, so all of my (subsequent) trips to Pappy's (as we called him) house were in vain.

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bpmod wrote:
Patronaut wrote:I want to name him Brendan Patrick Clevenger.
And he would share my first two initals (including my middle name). My middle name was for my maternal grandfather who, I remember, would give a quarter to anybody he met named Patrick. Unfortunately, it was only upon the first meeting, so all of my (subsequent) trips to Pappy's (as we called him) house were in vain.

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Brendan is my confirmation name. I've always loved it. Obviously, the middle name would be the same as my first name. My middle name is the same as my dad's, so it is something I would like to continue.
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Patronaut wrote:I'm definitely going to get it, Brendan!

BTW, great name. That's what I want to name our non-existent son.
It is a great name... though I hate seeing it spelled Brandon or Brendon.

I was named after St. Brendan the Navigator, who discovered America way before Columbus and the Vikings. :D

Thanks for your good wishes, and I do hope your eventual son bears our shared name!
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Thanks to everyone for their good wishes for my e-book... I'm still tickled from the responses I've been getting.

And this post is a test to see if my new signature is working... test, test, test!

Thanks to RandyG for the most excellent suggestion.
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Brendan, I also PMed you, but I read it yesterday and loved it! Thanks for transporting me back to that wonderful week -- wish we'd gotten to spend more time together :)

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Hey, Dr. J, so glad you read it and enjoyed it! What a great time that was and agreed... wish we had gotten to spend more time together as well... I think my collection of raunchy jokes and puns would have increased ten-fold! :D
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Downloaded the book on Saturday -- 2/3 of the way thru -- excellent read so far! 8-)
(although all those cross-country flights in such a short time may have eventually taken its toll on me!)

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I bought your book and wasn't able to resist reading the part about me immediately! Oh, so very egotistical, aren't I? Still, I loved seeing the experience through your eyes, and I thank you for your discretion. Ahem. ;)

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ahirbhairav wrote:(I have sworn to never ever touch a Kindle, or Nook.)
Why? Awesome devices. Since buying a Kindle several years ago I've hardly touched printed media.

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Case wrote:I bought your book and wasn't able to resist reading the part about me immediately! Oh, so very egotistical, aren't I? Still, I loved seeing the experience through your eyes, and I thank you for your discretion. Ahem. ;)
Don't worry. We know nothing about that sultry hour when it was just the two of you in the green room.

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opusthepenguin wrote:Don't worry. We know nothing about that sultry hour when it was just the two of you in the green room.
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rmfromfla wrote:Downloaded the book on Saturday -- 2/3 of the way thru -- excellent read so far! 8-)
(although all those cross-country flights in such a short time may have eventually taken its toll on me!)
I'm so glad you're enjoying it! And yes, those cross-country flights in such quick order did fuzz up my mind and body... which is why I tried to have at least one day to recover before going to the studios the next day.
Case wrote:I bought your book and wasn't able to resist reading the part about me immediately! Oh, so very egotistical, aren't I? Still, I loved seeing the experience through your eyes, and I thank you for your discretion. Ahem. ;)
Oh, Sheri, so glad you got it and no worries, I think everyone would slide through looking for sections where they appear. I do hope your pal Erin gets a copy, if she's not too busy milking goats or something. :) As to being a discrete, a true gentlemen never reveals... and once I find one, I plan to pass that information along to him... :D
This Is Kirk! wrote:You can't spell BADuBois without BAD!
You got it bud!
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