The Name

Oct 26, 2006

I don’t remember ever being threatened with any sort of misguided behavior of mine ending up on my “permanent record,” yet the notion is still embedded in my memory.  When young, I was terrified of something untoward ending up on my permanent record lest I be denied admission into college, unable to find a job, and certainly designated a poor credit risk.  Realizing that no such record existed was a relief.

Imagine my surprise when Josh mentioned to me how he finds MySpace a convenient way to do a quick reference check on new babysitters.  Indeed, I would surmise that if a proposed babysitter’s MySpace page is titled “Crack is Whack!” even the most laid back parent would hesitate. 

Upon learning of this tactic, my first thought (“What a great idea!”) was quickly followed by a second: "Whoa, that’s going to go on their permanent record."  I actually said this out loud and was promptly told that I had found a name for my blog.   

And so I had.

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  1. Charles says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere, Rob! I look forward to hearing more from you. :-)

    Commented on October 31, 2006 at 1:22 am
  2. Dan H McKinney says:

    Checking references on babysitters! That’s great. Unfortunately my kids are teens and can’t use that excuse. Now I use Myspace to check my kids dates. Either way, its good to know if I go to the slammer for jailbait stalking, I’ll be in good company with Josh. – Congrats on your blog. Its a great read and I look forward to your continued insight.

    Commented on October 31, 2006 at 1:23 pm
  3. Martin Wells says:

    Nice to see you blogging Rob.

    Commented on November 2, 2006 at 8:47 am
  4. provokeit says:

    Hi Rob
    Welcome to the world of blogging and I look forward to what you have to offer.
    More wit, intelligence and a hint of sarcasm would be nice.

    Commented on November 6, 2006 at 2:55 am
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    Adding a new blog to the Ventureblogs list: Permanent Record

    Commented on January 3, 2007 at 2:03 am
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