Monday, April 18, 2011


not Rolando, Armando, Hernando, Alejandro or Jose.  My husband's name is Orlando. 

I don't know why people confuse his name, but they do.  People mix up his name so often he's made a habit of using word associations during introductions.

"Hi I'm Orlando," he'll say, offering his hand to shake. "Like Orlando, Florida." And if that doesn't work he will tell them to just call him 'O'.

My husband has brought to my attention numerous times that I always refer to him as my husband. Oh, no...I just did it again.

"I've noticed you mention everyone's name but mine," my husband said shrugging his shoulders. "I'm just your husband."

"Ahhh...would you like me to mention your name babe?" I teased.

"That would be nice...but do what you want," he told me, pretending not to care.

So here it goes.  He's not just my husband, he's my rock.  And although I spend a good chunk of my time keeping him together, without him I would fall apart.  He's not just my husband, he's my best friend. And whether he really cares about the things I say or not, he pretends to hang off my every word.

"Orlando meet everyone, everyone meet my husband, Orlando."



  1. Awww, what a sweet post.
    Nice to meet you Orlando!

  2. Such a lovely post. Nice to meet you Orlando! I would have thought "Bloom" before Florida though.

  3. Nice to meet you, Mr. O., Nikki's husband. Nice post.

  4. It is such a pleasure to meet you Orlando. I know just how you feel. All my life people just can't seem to get my name right. My name is TONA. Not Tanya, not Toni, and not TUNA. I did get a credit card with Tuna on it. I called them up and said.."Who on earth names they child TUNA"???? No answer..Anyway, after all these years I answer to almost anything now. So, Nice to meet you Rolando...Ooops. Sorry. ORLANDO...

  5. Nice to meet you Orlando :) Lovely post :)

  6. so pleased to meet you Orlando - not being an American and old I would have put your name with a large inteligent orange cat - I spent many a happy hour as a child reading about his adventures

  7. Great post about Orlando. And it can't be all that bad to have a name that reflects a wonderful fun place for families to visit. (I live about 3 hours from Orlando) not your Orlando but my Orlando in Fla.

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  9. Awwww... Can I call him mingy?? ( not sure how to spell that) ;) just caught up
    On your blog. I love it! Miss you guys

  10. Wow am stunned by this great post.It's a very passionate one demonstrating how much love can be shared or given.Nice post.Keep up with good works.Hope i meet Orlando!!
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  11. People confuse my husband's name all the time too. It's Lars, not Larry, not Lawrence, not LOIS - and yes, he has been called Lois. And the last name doesn't make it any better - it's Kasch - like money Cash - not

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  12. That's the sweetest post ever!! Although I really don't get why people would get confused with a name like Orlando.. :\

    PencilGirl@Conquering the World

  13. Or LAND O, that is how you say it, because that is the way it is spelled. Miss you orLANDo