Sex Ed in Higher Ed

College instructor teaching human sexuality rants about the dumbing down of America, the lost art of manners, grammar and (the perfect combination of both) the thank you note. Also includes random rants about life, pet peeves, and sometimes raves about favorite things.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Happy Blogiversary . . . to Me!

Who knew, when I started my blog back in January (as a means to preserve my sanity – I never guessed I would “meet” so many fabulous and supportive folks!) that I would some day reach the big “100 entries” milestone.

So, for fun, and as motivation for all you lurkers to "de-lurk", I thought perhaps we could all share our “porn” names. Or drag queen names. Or hell, maybe just your “It’s Thursday night and I’ve had too much Tequila” names.

In case you’re not in the know, your porn name = Childhood pet + first street you lived on!

Before I share my porn name with you, I have to share what I consider to be the best porn name I have ever heard. It belongs to my dear friend Courtney. The reason I love it so much (besides its obvious genius) is that her first pet was a goldfish. Courtney's porn name? Boom-Boom McKinley. A kid who names her goldfish Boom-Boom? That’s a cool kid!

Anyway, I’ll show you mine and you show me yours . . .

Signing off,

Pepper Cherry


Blogger zygote daddy said...

Dude. Pepper Cherry is the most awesome porn name EVER. Mine, unfortunately, is not:

Florence Jackson

Maybe we could do librarian names instead?

June 12, 2006 4:23 AM  
Blogger liberalbanana said...

My porn name would be Buda Dorset. Does that not sound like an old lady or what? A better name? My second pet was a miniature schnauzer which I chose to name BJ, after a girl who lived on my street a few years earlier. Children's minds are so pure, are they not? And combine with another street I lived on, I crown myself: BJ Caves. (Great, now I just sound like a cheesy detective.)

June 12, 2006 7:14 AM  
Blogger Art Nerd Lauren said...

Sugar Stratford.

Unless you count my mom-mom's cat, which you might, because I did live with her for the first year of my life. Anyway, then it would be Streaker Stratford.

June 12, 2006 7:41 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I had a bunch of fish, but I don't think I named them. But before I share my porn name, I have to share my husband's because it sounds like he would get typecast as the dirty detective or something: Herb National. Yeah, his goldfish was named Herb.

Thanks for the hundred posts,
Wiggles Oklahoma

June 12, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger ColoradoCastaway said...

Congrats on your first hunderd!! I'll be around to congradulate you on the next hunderd as well I'm sure. As for Porn Names, I cannot recall my earliest pets names or streets but if i Use the dog we had that bit me in the face when I was 3 and the street we lived on in Nebraska then you can call me:

Snoopy Mathies

June 12, 2006 8:46 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I love your past few posts. You have so many great stories, I don't think that I could come up with six stories from my childhood. I guess it doesn't help I have a crappy memory. My porn name would be Brandy Bramble.

June 12, 2006 8:48 AM  
Blogger ColoradoCastaway said...

Hey you've got me still thinking about those Porn Names, Kind of addictive LOL. If I used my cat and stree in Hawaii I'm Masa Palula. and if I use one of my Current dogs and my street in Vegas I'm Max Fontana. I kind of like that one. Did you know that one of my cats is actually named "Ugly" If I use that and my current street then I am definately not politically correct cause I'd be Ugly Pawnee. ok enough being a comment hog.

June 12, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger brid said...

delurking to share...
Taffy Stateside.

June 12, 2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Fraulein N said...

I love Boom-Boom McKinley, although I happen to think my porn name is pretty awesome too: Bambi Angora. I shit you not.

Congrats on your 100th post!

June 12, 2006 11:36 AM  
Blogger Kai said...

Pepper Cherry is fabulous! Mine is Moon Park!

June 12, 2006 11:40 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I love Pepper Cherry. Hey, remember that 1980's movie with Melanie Griffith called Cherry 2000? Your porn name reminds me of that.

Banana, BJ Caves sounds like a place where teens go for nookie. Kind of like Lookout Point. LOL!

Using our dog's name and the house I lived in for about the first 3 months of my life I would be Molly Riverside.

Using the cat's names (we had two) and the house I lived in most of my life I would be either Whiskey Wisconsin or Cougar Wisconsin.

June 12, 2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Bella Saddleback!

I love your blog. Thank you for keeping me entertained at work!

June 12, 2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger Veronica Mitchell said...

Puff Woodworth. Rather dull.

June 12, 2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger Fat Head said...

This is soooo fun! Some of your supporters had GREAT porn names. I liked the "wiggles". Not so much for the porn world, but would be good for a clown name.

We had so many dogs and cats growing up - and NONE of them make great porn names. Here are some that would put you to sleep:

Taffy Akins
Smokey Akins
Goldie Akins
Cal Akins
Stinker Wood
Larry Crestwood

Pretty much snoozers!

If I could do it all over, I'd go back in time and get a dog, name him Richard and move to a street called Everhard. THAT would be a good porn name!

June 12, 2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Obsidian Lattimore.

Since I am delurking, I will say: Love your blog! When I quit Corporate America I had a brief fantasy about teaching, and just for fun I took a chance I had to teach statistics for a big online university. The class was partially online and partially in the classroom. It was miserable. They were adults, but what a bunch of whiners. And don't get me started on the grade inflation. I made it through my 4 weeks of "training" and one 6-week class. But I thought it was just me, or just that school. Since reading your blog I've learned it wasn't..... Thank you....

June 12, 2006 4:05 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Ginger Cottonwood!

June 12, 2006 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Antique Mommy said...

Cha Cha Stephens. It's true. And for the record, Cha Cha was a mutt that could shake her groove thang and smile.

June 12, 2006 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Congratulations on the hundred posts, and what a fantastic porn name you have. My porn name is Tiger Lakeshore. I can't quite decide if that's a really good porn star name or a really awful one.

June 12, 2006 6:19 PM  
Blogger Mrs. T said...

Pepper Cherry completely smokes anything else, but here goes anyway. Daisy Magnolia. (We actually lived on the CORNER of Magnolia, but it sounds way better than Hillside.)
I wish I would have saved some of my teaching rosters from years gone by- this year we had a student whose first name was -seriously- Sir.

June 12, 2006 6:40 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Ahhh, I love this game!

'Charlie Fifth' signing off....

June 12, 2006 7:10 PM  
Blogger Art Nerd Lauren said...

I'm sorry, I think Stinker Wood and Larry Crestwood are AWESOME porn names!

My sister's porn name is Sugar Leon. She decided she should pronounce it lay-own, and transform herself into a sassy Latina porn star, Azucar Leon!

June 12, 2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...


Dandy Maple, and I'm not sure how I feel about that!

I clicked over here from the Pilcrow site a few weeks back, and now I'm hooked. I am the daughter of two professors who taught at a small feeder campus for a larger state university. Despite growing up hearing stories like yours on an almost daily basis, I went into college teaching. I generally enjoyed it, but even though the school I taught at is (theoretically) a higher-caliber institution than is my parents' school, I still had my fair share of students who led me to ask, "WTF???" on a regular basis. I mean, really, how many kids can have four grandmothers pass away in two semesters, and seriously claim to be a bio major??? And, no, you don't want to know the answer to that.

I've been at home with my son for the last 2.5 years with some tutoring on the side at night. Every time I am tempted to call a day care center and venture back into teaching, I read your latest entry or think back to some of my more, um, challenging students. The urge passes fairly quickly. Bless you for sticking it out :)

It's been nice "meeting" you, and, please, keep blogging!

June 12, 2006 8:12 PM  
Blogger Teacher lady said...

OMG - these are ALL so very, very good! I like Dandy Maple very much. I'll also agree with Lauren that Stinker Wood is TOO a great porn name. Bambi Angora, Wiggles Oklahoma, Sugar (or Steaker) Stratford, Tiger Lakeshore (another great one!), Cha Cha Stevens, Charlie Fifth, Ginger Cottonwood, Daisy Magnolia, Taffy Stateside, Brandy Bramble, even Buda Dorset - I mean, really. It sounds like we have the whole cast for "Saving Ryan's Privates." The only one I feel sorry for is Zygote Daddy. Florence Jackson is perhaps, a wonderful 70s TV Show mom name (and a great librarian name), but oh, the porn possibilities? Not sure. Thanks, gang! This was a blast.

June 12, 2006 8:22 PM  
Blogger zygote daddy said...

If we stretch the rules to a pet and street from before I was 3, it would be:

Butch Cerritos

Actually, that one is kinda cool. Not as cool as Wiggles Oklahoma, but still...

June 12, 2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger Mrs. T said...

I think Lena could modifiy hers to "Charlie's Fifth". As in Angel. As in I have too much time on my hands.
Anyway, Happy 100th Blog! I'm so glad I stumbled upon you!

Daisy Magnolia

June 12, 2006 9:50 PM  
Anonymous DeAnna said...


Mine only works for the goth porn market:
Elisha Cemetary (Elisha, as in the man who was taken up to heaven in the Chariot of Fire)
Devashea Cemetary

Thank you for a great 100 posts. I actually don't remember how I got here a couple months ago, but I enjoy it very much. I work with very young kids, in hopes that a few here and there will turn out well enough to not make their college professors say WTF??!! all the time. So, you know, a couple should be coming through here in...about 10 years. Good luck.

June 13, 2006 12:47 AM  
Anonymous geepeemum said...

A bit late I know but I'm delurking to say I love your blog and congrats on your 100 year anniversary. My porn name would be Fluffy Paddock which is pretty naff, sorry. Maybe it's the being British thing - we have rubbish street names. (My husband's would be Penny Langley - is it possible to sound less like a porn star?)

June 13, 2006 5:13 AM  
Blogger Schietto Sister said...

Dusty Hillside. Not so funny. I love Pepper Cherry, though. Congrats. Thanks for all the laughs.

June 13, 2006 6:46 AM  
Anonymous heather said...

Mine would be Fergus King which isn't good enough.

June 14, 2006 12:16 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I can't remember my first street (or really, any address until the age of 10. I apparently decided once I moved, I needed those memory cells for other things.) But if we use my first pet with the first address I remember, it would be Penny Forest.

The funniest ever, though, was my (male) friend's. Flopsy State Road 27.

June 16, 2006 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Lady S said...

Pepper Cherry rocks.

I could be:
Pillsbury High (childhood and first street)
Sable Sycamore (teen years and second)
Minky Sycamore (Sable's son and second street)
Orlando Pleasant (current)

None of them are very interesting.

July 06, 2006 10:22 AM  

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