“Uh, you may not want this input but, if you want people to take you seriously as a business person, you might want to get a, uh, more, uh, serious-looking email ID.” So said one of Kayak Woman’s best coffee buddies, in those approximate words, and a bit hesitantly. I know that what she really wanted to say was something like, “girl, do you know how *ridiculous* ‘ababsurdo’ is?”

Marci is very smart and I value her opinions greatly and she has a great point. And I know she didn’t mean that I should switch from acourtois@ababsurdo.com (it’s okay, the spambots already have it) to something like mamamuskellunge@kayakwoman.com. So I want to know what you all think. If Kayak Woman is ever going to put herself into the fray of free-lance web developers, she will have to be able to hand people a business card with a website url and email ID on it. Doo-ya think that ababsurdo.com is not a serious enough url for a business?

And the million-dollar question: What *would* be a good name for a small web development business run by a person like Kayak Woman? Old KW has never even *had* a business card. grok grok Some guidelines:

  • The business would focus on developing and/or maintaining small-scale websites for small businesses, organizations and individuals. Hand coded, standards compliant, accessible and all that. And yes, Kayak Woman can do that stuff. And she is interested in small customers as opposed to big businesses, who have their own big teams of web developers anyway.
  • She wants to incorporate some element of north-country nature related theme into her, uh, branding (sheesh I hate that word, but): beach, water, stars, pine trees, etc. Not necessarily aminals. She loves aminals but they can get cutesy really fast if not used appropriately. If you try to put Kayak Woman and cutesy into the same sentence, the sentence throws a big ugly error. Kaboom, as we used to say back in the Fortran days.
  • She has a rather, uh, unique (?) sense of humor and although she doesn’t want her business to have a totally crazy name (like ababsurdo), something just a bit off-beat would be best. Anything too corporate-sounding will be stuffed into a paper bag and jettisoned to the moons of Jupiter.

So, whadday’all think? This is a serious question and Kayak Woman will try to come up with a prize for the best suggestion.

Grok grok. How ‘bou’ sump’n like “Ol’ Bag Slacker Website Gully?” Grok grok. Obviously he’s no help! 😐

11 Responses to “kayakwoman.com?”

  1. gg Says:

    Web Weaver Inc.

  2. Webmomster Says:


    (don’t laugh, there’s a business in GB known as “Spud Software”!!)

  3. Webmomster Says:

    sorry – just checked…frogstar.* is not available

  4. Webmomster Says:

    however, moosestar.* is available

    webweaver.* is not

    kayakwoman.com is not, but kayawoman.[anything else] is

    webquilter.* is avail….


  5. Webmomster Says:


  6. Webmomster Says:

    something based on “mosquito bay”??

  7. Sam Says:

    of course, jcb once hand-wrote his biz cards for a conference (while on the plane, & everybody thought it arty. well, we don’t know what the Japanese head pf Panasonic thought–his cards werer engraved….

  8. Pooh Says:

    I like Web Weaver, but since it is taken, that’s a moot point. I liked it b/c it also hinted at your fiber arts side.
    (and of course the dew-spangled spider-web in the corner of the outhouse door, for the Northern reference.)

    Maybe Power Web Walker? Power Walker Web Design? “We get up early to work for you!”

    Or, incorporate w/ Grinch and you could have WETSU Web Design.

    Sorry, I know you’re trying to be serious, and I can only be half-serious. Hmm, Sirius is the Dog star and Polaris is the North star…
    Ursa Major Web Design?

    Superior Webs? Refers to both the quality of your work and the lake and the as-yet-unseceded Upper Peninula state?

    Take all of our FREE advice for what it’s worth, 😉 and I’m sure you’ll come up with something better.

  9. Isa Says:

    Pooh is doing well, mom…

  10. Webmomster Says:

    Yeti Web

  11. Webmomster Says:

    … or Web Yeti