Poll: Sammy the Sourdough needs a new name!

20 April 2009

My first sourdough starter was named Nellie. Nellie as in Little House On The Prairie Nellie Olsen Nellie. Nellie because she was difficult, ornery, whiny, and just a general pain in the buttinski.

It wasn’t her fault she was that way – I raised her in a "stainless steel" environment. "Stainless steel" in brackets cuz it ain’t the real thing. Nope, this is local stainless steel, the stuff that stains, rusts, chips, flakes, discolours, and generally isn’t that good of quality. And, when used to raise a sourdough, can react with the acid in the said sourdough and leach metals and other nasty stuff into the sourdough. Hence Nellie’s demise.

Then came Sam (as in Sourdough Sam or Sam Carter), or Sammy (think Supernatural), or… Well, you know, I’ve just got an odd sense of humour, so we’ll leave it at that. πŸ™‚

In the last couple of weeks, Sammy’s escaped his fermentation chamber (a plastic water buffalo curd container) four times. Now, he ordinarily burps (produces enough gas that the lid comes off on one side), and I’m fine with that behavior. But trying to escape? The nerve!

Today, it was so bad that the lid was all the way dislodged and starting to float away, along with Sammy.

Now I’m beginning to wonder if I need to rename him. Serious deliberations are involved. But I need your help.

What do you think would be the best new name for Sammy?

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ETA: Having technical difficulties getting the poll to show up. Um, ooops?

ETA2: Got it working. *whew!* *wipes brow* Any and all suggestions appreciated, especially if they’re from speculative fiction. πŸ˜€

ETA3: Spoke too soon. The poll shows up, sure, but I can’t actually click on anything that’ll work as a valid answer when I click on Vote. *le sigh* It’s bedtime now and I’m tired, so I’ll look at this in the morning. So sorry. πŸ™ Please leave comments with your votes.

ETA4: Okay, so it’s working for someone. Maybe a browser issue? Again, bedtime, tired, catch zzzzs, will check tomorrow. *le sigh* πŸ™‚

ETA5: Solved. I think. I hope. Opera browser issue also fixed. Vote away!

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11 Responses

  1. #1

    He’s not quite Jabba, but I’m seeing B-movie connations in him. There’s one movie that’s almost coming to the fore of my brain, but I can’t. quite. get. it. there.


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  2. #2

    Lori, Jabba is a *great* suggestion. Let me know what the movie is/tells you when you think of it. πŸ™‚

    CaySedai, no kidding! How could I not have thought of Houdini? That’s a brilliant name! And so, so fitting!

  3. #3

    I can’t believe you haven’t considered Houdini! πŸ˜‰

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  4. #4
    Jason A 

    Another vote for Houdini πŸ™‚

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  5. #5

    So. Houdini’s in the lead, proving CaySedai’s absolute brilliance… πŸ˜€

  6. #6

    Yay me. πŸ˜‰

    CaySedai’s last blog post..Taking the night off

  7. #7

    He’s kinda cute in a messy way. How about: Lava Boy

  8. #8

    Lava Boy. Sounds like a superhero. πŸ˜€

  9. #9

    I think you should name it Anton. Because obviously, Anton’s Key has been turned.

  10. #10

    Yeah, this ain’t narrowing anything down… But funny. Very very funny. πŸ˜€

  11. #11
    wilma engler 

    Answering on a blog normally isnt my thing, but ive surfed an hour on the web site, so thanks for the hot information .

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