Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I've Got a Name

Since mid-December 2004, I've been better known as "Pearlies of Wisdom" or "TorontoPearl" or simply as "Pearl" to you readers.

When I decided to start a blog and told my husband as such, he said, "Just don't use our last name or full names" and for the most part I've honored that. Sometimes I did use my kids' names but rarely, and perhaps once or twice I might've let my husband's name slip out...almost as if I was testing the waters of truth.

But I've decided that there really is no reason to not reveal my full name. It isn't as if I've name-dropped to bad-mouth friends, family or community members. And if you happen to read this and have figured out it's me writing this blog, then you get 10 bonus points.

My husband is nearly asleep at a little after 11:30 p.m., but I just asked him if he doesn't mind if I remove this cloak of secrecy after three years, and he said no. "Just don't give our address." Okay, I think I can do that.

So, for all of you out there who've never corresponded with me personally and might never have found out who "Pearl" is...

Drumroll please....

Will the real Pearl Saban, nee Adler, please stand?

Will her husband, Ron, please stand?

Will her eldest son, Avi, please stand?

Will her middle child, daughter Adina, please stand?

Will her youngest son, Noam, please stand?

Will her dog, Max, please...sit!?

And if you behave yourselves, perhaps I might even post a family photo in time.

In the meantime, it's very nice to meet you.


Elie said...

Hey, if Spider-man can finally go public with his identity, then I guess Pearl can too!

It's great to meet you... again! Of course I've been privy to your "secret identity" for a while, but I'm glad you finally decided to let the rest of your readers know as well. Takes a lot of the pressure off me!

cruisin-mom said...

Woah, Pearl, aren't you the brave one? !!!!! Well, I won't be following suit anytime soon. Cruisin will continue to remain a mystery! Me and Wonderwoman

cruisin-mom said...

perhaps I might even post a family photo in time.
Why don't you post one of you at a time, and we'll guess who is who. The winner gets a pound of jelly bellies.

Spiritual Dan said...

I was reluctant to reveal my identity for a while... then I realised the picture might give it away anyhow. Or doing a "Whois" on the domain...

Batya said...

I feel much more comfortable blogging as me, rather than being mysterious. I'm not going to say anything scandalous or forbidden.

But is my blog a bore?

Jack Steiner said...

Pearl Saban, I am Jack Beh Nim Blay.

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Aw c'mon - what's your address?

This makes sense to me. Whn I started blogging my one model was someone who usd hr own full name. And that's what a blog was. Still makes the most sense to me for me.

Anyway, nice to meetcha.

Unknown said...

Heehee. Nu, how ARE those kids?! Coming into your neck of the woods VERY briefly in about a month, btw... ;)

Anonymous said...

Pearl oh the way one weaves it can sometime tangle. Revealing who you are really is not important unless you really need to. Sometimes its better to stay
incognito. For now I will stay this way for obvious reasons. Say Hi to the kids and the Big Kid to.