So many people have asked me what the hell my blog address is about! I say it’s a very long story. That’s how I avoid sessions of uncomfortable small talk. There is better place to talk about my blog address than in person. Good guess, here I go!
Peskipiksi Pesternomi is a spell that Gilderoy Lockhart casts, or at least tries to, on the Cornish pixies that he accidentally sets loose in class. Nothing happens after he does it, so it’s highly likely that it is not a spell at all! “Pesky pixie, pester no me”, could easily mean, “Pesky pixies stop pestering me!!” And we all know how Lockhart is!
With a very sincere title like Tabula Rasa, I wanted to shove all my goofiness into the blog address. And it had to have something to do with Harry Potter. “Avada Kedavra” or “Nitwit Blubber Oddment Tweak” were far too popular to make the cut. So I went with this! And it’s definitely got a classic Harry Potter sound to it.
Harry Potter reference aside, that still doesn’t explain why it is my blog address. I’ll tell you. It’s a remarkably funny word. That is reason enough, my sister thought so. That’s also all my previously mentioned startlingly bad memory can come up with. But I could always attach a couple of less honest, more abstract meanings to it.
For me, Peskipiksi Pesternomi is a stupid thing done to fix other stupid things, which unfortunately has stupider consequences. Peskipiksi Pesternomi might as well be the story of my life, or the story of the past couple of years of my life. If Tabula Rasa is a new beginning, then it’s Peskipiksi Pesternomi that made it happen. It is the bunch of silly things that I have done, and still do!
Also, when I was little, when I first read it, I used to chant it over and over in a crazy sing-song voice. That was fun.
(As for peskypiksipesternomi, that is a small ‘typo’ that I sincerely apologize for. In my defense, however, that’s what my copy of the book says! Also, is that pixie ugly or what!!)