You may know (and you may not) that Rick and I are scheduled to be in a walkathon on Saturday the 31st. Over in Grand Prairie at Lone Hill Park. I was told to pray for sunshine. And I will... I hate to walk in rain. My hair gets frizzy.
Ahem, anyway, we have been collecting donations for our walk... but not really trying all that hard. I am more interested in having people join us at the walk this year. That's more fun. Oh, money will never be turned down, but we just want the company. And Rick's been doing a great job at recruiting co-walkers for us. He's managed to get the local postal store to close down on that day and all of the workers are going to walk as well. Imagine that. I'd never be able to have that happen...
I do monitor the donations, though, and like to keep up with how close we are coming to our goal. It always tickles me when someone donates.
Two days ago, someone donated. I didn't recognize the name of the donor so I figured it was a friend of one of the new walkers on our team. The new walkers are headed up by their boss, whose name is Viran. Viran is a name I don't readily know... and I imagined it could be a Middle Eastern name. Even Egyptian. Asian? I don't know. I just am not familiar with that name.
The donator's name was unusual as well. I studied the name and decided it was pronounced Nanammy. Yep, that's how I'd say it. Nanammy's last name was just as baffling. I pronounced it as Nalastin. Or Nala Lastinin. Possibly Nalasstingnham. That had to be it. Nanammy Nalasstingnham. That had to be a German-type person.
I took this info home to show Rick and proudly tell him that he had yet another donation to his cause.
"Who donated" he asked.
"Nanammy Nalasstingnham. I don't know him. Do you?"
"W H O ????" Rick questioned.
"Well, I think that's how you say it." And I showed Rick the list of names where Nanammy's name was listed.
"Look again." And I did. "You're always on me about my grammar, I think you need to go back to school."
I then spelled it all out. N-O-N-A-M-E N-O-L-A-S-T-N-A-M-E.
"So... I'm guessing it's actually pronounced A-N-O-N-Y-M-O-U-S?"
Rick just shook his head.
By the way, feel free to walk with us. You can register by clicking that big, square, purple button over there. It doesn't cost to register and walk. And, of course, you can donate there as well. Nanammy needs some company.