Welcome to Gerry Pronounced Gary, Version 4.0.
Over the years, this same blog has appeared in various other forms, all under the same title. Blogs may come and go, but I've discovered mispronounced names are for life.
And it's not just my first name. "Barker" is a challenge for people as well. More often than not, it comes out "Baker." It's the double whammy. Even my high school language teacher called me "Jerry Baker."
When they do get "Barker," right, the next question is always, "Any relation to Bob (the game show host)?"
Not that I know of.
At the very least, it's a conversation starter.
Names aside, I've staked out this digital real estate as "free range space," where any and all topics that are not rude, crude or socially unacceptable are fair game. That could include everything from discussions of 1950s B-monster movies to the latest discoveries in quantum physics. Funny or serious, whimsical or philosophical, let's mix it up, okay?
So again, welcome. Let's see where this goes this time around.
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."