Monday, July 20, 2009

The only thing you need to know about me if you meet me at BlogHer, or anywhere else in real life for that matter

Apologies in advance for all of you who aren't going to BlogHer, and wish everyone who is going would just stop talking about it already... normal blogging will resume in a week or so. Oops, forgot about all the post-BlogHer recaps. Ok, give it a couple weeks.

Some bloggers have posted pre-BlogHer "get to know me" posts, that made me think - what do people need to know about me for this event? Then I realized that there is really only one thing that you need to know if you meet me at BlogHer, or anywhere else in real life for that matter (that's the my longest post title ever, by the way), and that one thing is how to pronounce my name.

My name is Kari. Pronounced "car", as in automobile, and "e", as in the letter E. As opposed to "care" "e", as in Sex in the City. My name is of Norwegian descent. As am I. As is my sister. Her name, by the way, is Kirsten - "keer" "sten". Our whole lives, we've gotten Carrie and Kristen. Except when the winter Olympics rolls around, and every other female athlete from Norway is named Kari or Kirsten. Then, I finally feel get to hear our names pronounced correctly on a regular basis.
Please don't feel badly if you don't pronounce my name "car" "E". I may not even correct you. I so commonly hear it pronounced Carrie, that I don't even notice it anymore.

Also on the subject of BlogHer, I found this very funny comparison of a popular person vs a blogger on Mom-101's blog. It made me question how many people will actually be participating in the karaoke party on Friday night. Judging from the comments about the party on the BlogHer website, about 3 people seemed psyched about it. Guess maybe I'll have the mike all to myself!

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Have fun. :) I'll try not to be too jealous...

Lucy said...

Enjoy yourself!

I was wondering how you pronounced your name.

Lastly, I can't wait to hear all about the convention or big party or whatever you guys are labeling it and soooo hope you put up pictures!!!

Kirsten said...

I always use Kristen at Starbucks. It's just easier.

septembermom said...

Wish I was going! Have tons of fun for all of us:)

Christy said...

Oh I'm SOOO glad you posted this - I love how you pronounce your name and I'm going to try very hard to say it right! When I meet you - in just a couple of days! WOOT!

butwhymommy said...

I have actually met another car - E (also of norwegian descent).

Can't wait to meet you tomorrow!

Issas Crazy World said...

Tell you what, I'll tell you mine, if you tell me yours. HAhahaha. LOL.

Lish said...

The only other time I heard your name pronounced correctly was in that Norwegian film I told you about (which title has escaped me now). It was so exciting to hear your name over and over again like it was normal. lol!!

I rarely hear my name pronounced the way I pronounce it so I feel you. I would love to see a movie with an Uh-lish-uh name.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I think I'll do pretty well saying your name correctly. However, the other CARRIEs I meet are going to have to get used to being called KARI from now on!

Can't wait to meet you... TODAY!

Mary Freaking Poppins said...

Have fun!!!

Lisa said...

Funny list! :)

- Lisa
www.losewithlisa.blogspot.com

 

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