I just met a guy named Sam Hill. I resisted asking all the questions.
— Jamie Golden (@JamiesRabbits) August 2, 2013
YOU GUYS. His name was on a name tag. It read "Sam Hill." He's a principal at a school where I assume everyone talks about his name but no one mentions it to him as if he doesn't already know.
I did some thorough research (clicked first link on a Google search) and discovered "sam hill" is an American English slang phrase for "the devil" or "hell" personified (as in, "What in the Sam Hill is that?"). Etymologist Michael Quinion and others date the expression back to the late 1830s.
THIS MEANS his parents were probably not raised by Jodie Foster/Nell and had a working knowledge of this saying YET named him that anyway.
Bold. I like it. I'm guessing Sam does not.
What's the oddest IRL name you have experienced first hand?
Yes, I'm sure you know someone who knows someone named Lemonjello or Orangejello. Let's move on.
The cashier at my local Sonic actually made me cry today, so no, I don't aspire to be the first female President.
— Jamie Golden (@JamiesRabbits) August 5, 2013
I recently started following Pete Souza on Instagram. He's the chief presidential photographer, a role he also served under Ronald Reagan. One of my favorite documentaries is The President's Photographer (which you can watch on PBS.org). All that to say, the glimpses inside a west wing not involving Josh Lyman have prompted me to curb my aspirations of ever holding public office. Long hours, little sleep and all the yelling is simply not in my able-to-handle skills set.
This was never more tested than when pulling up to Sonic last week to order tater tots. They were out. I cried. Not figuratively. Literally. Then she tried to soothe me with a root beer float. I let her.
What's your favorite fast food item?
The best part of my day is pop-up Post-its.
— Jamie Golden (@JamiesRabbits) August 8, 2013
I adore office supplies so obviously school starting back is a very magical time of year for me. I fancy it almost enough to enroll in something. Almost.
But the holy grail of all office supplies is the Post-It Pop Up Notes Dispenser. I have one at home, one at work and one at my parents' house. Just in case I need to remind them who their favorite child is. "Jamie" looks much better on a Post-It than "Keith."