Tuesday, July 28, 2009
A Search For All Kirstens
I thought I would start off this blog with something near and dear to my heart - my name, which is K I R S T E N. My mom got it from reading the book "Days of Wine and Roses" by J. P. Miller and I just love it and I enjoy the fact that it is not that common.
Being that it is uncommon it is a hard name to find in print especially on those souvenir racks. I still go searching through the racks and sometimes I end up spotting one with my name it; of course I snatch it up quickly. I have collected a tiny cup, a necklace and a name plate (totally shocked on this one as it was hand crafted and displayed at a craft fair). Still hunting for all things Kirsten!
I know I have already said that I believe my name is uncommon, but uncommon is one thing and just plan stupidity (not sure what else to call it and I don't mean to offend anyone) is another. I have always been amazed at how many times I have been called Kristen and still am. The one that gets me, and I always laugh on the inside, is when I am at the checkout of a high class department store and they have my credit card in hand and before handing it back the look at it and say "thank you Kristen for doing business with . . ." My response is usually, "Thank you, my name is Kirsten". They are always so apologetic, but why not get it right the first time.
So to all the Kirsten's of the world who really dislike being called Kristen, this blog has been dedicated to you as well.
Please take a moment and comment about your worst Kirsten/Kristen experience, or just say Hi. I would love to get to know all of the Kirstens in the world!
You can order the T-shirt and other Kirsten Not Kristen apparel here.