Countdown to the Baby Name Pool!
There's still time to enter the 2010 Baby Name Pool, but your entry must be in by the end of the day on Friday, April 15. Your taxes have to be in by then too. (You probably knew that, but I thought I'd offer a public-spirited reminder.)
Here's the great news: entering the Name Pool is WAY easier than doing your taxes. Just list 3 names you think rose last year, and 3 that you think fell. If you do it badly, there will be no audits or penalties. If you do it well, you'll be publicly celebrated. Beat that, IRS!
UPDATE: Thank you to the reader who reminded me that the IRS deadline is April 18 this year, due to the observance of Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. You might wonder if this gives you extra baby-naming time as well. Sorry, procrastinators. I live in Massachusetts, and will be celebrating Patriots' Day on Monday instead. So the 15th it is.
Note that I put the apostrophe at the end of the word Patriots, as I've been given to understand is correct by Massachusetts statute. Yet the official Commonwealth holiday calendar (we're a Commonwealth here, not a state) says "Patriot's Day" -- but lists November 11 as "Veterans' Day." Why do we honor all Veterans, but only one Patriot? And if you've bothered to read this whole tangent, surely you have enough free time to enter the Name Pool, right?
A real blog entry is coming tomorrow, I promise.