Because I'm enjoying my friends' recently created blogs, I've decided to join the fun.
Why scarlet panda? I spent several hours yesterday trying to come up with a meaningful, witty blog name. I reflected on my childhood experiences, my favorite books, and fruit fly-related terms from back when I was a scientist. I tried using a random band name generator for ideas. I tried opening the dictionary and pointing to random words with my eyes closed. I generated many possibilities, but none seemed perfect. I was paralyzed with indecision.
Finally, this afternoon, I said to my pal teddo, "I really want to start my blog tonight, but I don't have a name yet." He said something about the Dover Panda link on his blog. I said, "Maybe my blog name should have the word panda in it." He said, "scarlet panda?" I said, "Ok." So here it is. It means nothing.