It started last night on iTunes. I was just casually clicking around in the Store, when, for some reason, I typed in “The Simpsons“. There was a new album, titled Testify in the store. I clicked around on the album’s songs and came across He’s The Man by Shawn Colvin. I remember her from the 1990 Summer Pop Music. I ended up buying the entire album of Testify, only to sit and search for the episode on You Tube.
I didn’t find the episode, but I did find the music video for Steady On. The lyrics were posted in the comment boxes. For some reason, one line of lyrics jumped out at me:
And I’m off to hibernate somewhere
For the NUCLEAR winter
Of another love affair
I liked the sound of that. I googled the phrase and found it on Wikipedia. I read up on the fears of nuclear seasons, extreme weather, caused from man-made hatred for their neighboring countries. The name touched something in me. I don’t know what it was. I’ve had other domains before. I’ve had other sites. Spur-of-the-moment URL names, names that I just had to make up on the spot because I was offered free hosting. I’ve never been attached to those names before. I’ve always held on to crimsonsparkle.net because of its age, and I’ve grown attached to it. I would cry if I had to give it up now.
But I want another name again. I nagged Dennis for an hour last night as we ate dinner. I nagged him in bed. At 1:47 this morning, he caved in and said I could buy another domain name. The only problem was all the Nuclear Winter names were taken. nuclearwinter.com, nuclearwinter.net, nuclearwinter.org, nuclearwinter.info and so on. Then I searched for nuclear-winter.nu. It was available! I grabbed that sucker for the next two years.
It just feels so right. I’ve never felt this way about a domain since I got crimsonsparkle.net. I’ve never had this instant attachment to a domain name before. I’m in love. Now I just need some inspiration on what to do with it. Move my blog of eight months? Make something of the site? I’m truly at a loss here. Time to break out the caffeine! In the meantime, I’m open for suggestions.