Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Holiday break

So tomorrow Mr. Jane and I are off for the holidays---travelling to visit family and friends. We'll be offline for a few days, but we're looking forward to spending time with people we see way too infrequently.

Whatever holiday you are celebrating over these next few days and weeks, and wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday!

8 comments:

Scooter said...

M. Jane? That just rubs me the wrong way. If you want to use a fake name, fine, but Mr. Jane? Why not Dick a la the Dick and Jane books (OK, I know that name carries bad connotations.) or there's "Me, Tarzan; you, Jane." OK, maybe worse, in a sexist way than the first. Ted? (based on Mr. Turner and Ms. Fonda) or go the rhyming route - Blane, Wayne, or Ptomaine (OK, the worst ever).

Happy Holidays to you!

Ms.PhD said...

I love the name Mr. Jane. I think you should ignore Scooter.

Happy whatever holiday to you too.

ScienceWoman said...

I love the name Mr. Jane too. It's a great way of reversing the age old tradition of a woman becoming Mrs. Husband's Name. And it's creative...in fact I've been trying to think of a moniker for my Husband. Any suggestions?

Have a wonderful vacation!

academic coach said...

hope you and Mr. Jane have fun.

I remember female relatives who would scold me if I didn't address their letters "Mrs. Man's first name, Man's Second Name."

Please - let's all call our dear spouses Mr. Our-first-names!

Alfred Thompson said...

I don't have a problem with Mr. Jane at all. I know other bloggers who use similar terms for their husbands when they want to indicate the relationship without giving a name. It seems reasonable to me.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Happy holidays to you and Mr. Jane!

Scooter said...

OK, I guess I lose. It's tough being a white man in America today.
;-)

Jane said...

Scooter, for the record Mr. Jane hates the name too. He, of course, would prefer Tarzan. :) That ain't gonna happen. I will say that I started calling Mr. Jane by that name b/c I couldn't come up with a good pseudonym, but it has grown on me for all the reasons the other commenters have stated. (and thanks for the support, everyone that commented!)

AC, here's something interesting I've noted: all of my non-PhD friends (and most of our relatives) address mail to us as "Mr. and Mrs. [Mr. Jane's full name]", even though I never go by "Mrs. [Mr. Jane]". My friends with PhDs address mail to us as "Dr. Jane and Mr. [Mr. Jane]" or some comparable variation--the way we'd prefer to be addressed (and the correct way, anyway). There's probably an interesting social science experiment lurking in there somewhere...

SW, I can't think of a good name off the top of my head...maybe you should pose it to your readers as a poll! :)