Rusty Travel Trunk: Cubicle escape artist on the lam
Today’s assignment is about titles and tag lines – and to create a new one if necessary. I am hoping it isn’t necessary to change mine! It took forever to come up with them! For the longest while, I’d wanted to call my non-existent blog “Travel Trunk”. I have two trunks in my home that belonged to my grandparents who used to travel a lot because my grandfather was a diplomat. To me, trunks evoke a romantic vision of old-time long-term travel to places that very few people had the privilege to see or experience – they paint pictures of tall ships chugging across a roiling sea, steam trains puffing through the verdant countryside, and intrepid men and women who clambered onto the back of a dromedary to explore ever shifting sands. Can you tell that I love travel trunks? Unfortunately, I could not call my blog Travel Trunk because I ended up committing the neophyte mistake of researching that domain name over and over again without buying it. When I was finally ready to commit to the name and buy the domain, it had been taken and just happened to be available for sale for thousands of dollars. I was crushed. And pissed off. But I learned a lesson – do not repeatedly check a domain name’s availability until you’re actually ready to commit to one. The internet trolls are watching!
After learning that lesson, I dusted myself off and planned a new direction: adjectives! After some focus group consultations (thanks, family!) I landed on “rusty”. To me this evokes the idea of well-used and exposed to the elements – which is exactly what travel and adventure does to the psyche and one’s travel gear. As such, Rusty Travel Trunk was born and I definitely didn’t make the same mistake twice in regard to buying the domain name!
As for my tag line, I work in a cubicle. I do not like working in a cubicle (though, I admit, it is better than Office 2.0 which gives me nightmares). I regularly try to escape my cubicle. So my travel stories are born when I actually manage to pull off an escape – therefore, I’m on the lam when I’m travelling 🙂