How to come up with your band name (if you’re 6)
Jack: Vixen Overkill!!! Yeahhhh!!!
Jack: My band.
me: You have a band?
Jack: Not yet. But I will.
me: Cool. What will you play?
Jack: I’ll sing. Then I don’t have to learn anything.
me: Aha. So how did you come up with that band name. Do you even know what that means?
Jack: Of course I do! (he chuckles and I worry that his friends are teaching him some more bad things)
me: Well? What does it mean.
Jack: No, first, here’s how you GET to your band name.
me: Oh this should be good. How does one get to “Vixen”, hmmm?
Jack: Okay, FIRST you take one of Santa’s reindeer names. So I picked Vixen.
me: (had to hide my surprise) Oh REALLY? Interesting.
Jack: And then you look around to the computer that’s close to you and read the writing on it. I saw the computer at camp said ADC something something and then Overkill. Cool huh?
me: Who told you how to do this?
Jack: I just TOLD you that I came up with it! Sheesh!
me: Wow, I’m impressed. So what would my band name be?
Jack: Do the formula.
me: Okay…I pick Comet. (and I look at my computer for the first words that pop out) Ummm, this is an iMac, so I don’t see any words. Let me look on the little hub down here. Oh, it says “setup”.
Jack: Comet Setup. Well, it’s not as cool as Vixen Overkill, but it’s the name you have to use. (he looks at me with big eyes and nods solemnly)