I asked twitter friends tonight to suggest words for this blog. I got some amazingly clever suggestions (not listing them here as I’ll use them other days). And of all the words suggested, the one that I connected with was daft. I’m not saying I think of myself as senseless or foolish (which is what it means, in case you’re not familiar with it). I just like it. It makes me smile. It’s fun to say. I think I’m most familiar with it from Maeve Binchy books, which means I can’t read the word without hearing it in my head in an Irish brogue. The person who suggested daft noted, “It’s a kind way to call your kiddos silly”. It is! And in researching it, I found that it can also mean merry, playful or frolicsome. I wouldn’t mind being described as frolicsome, on occasion. I also found some daft websites and videos. By far my favorite is this one on How to Make a Daft Punk Helmet in 17 Months. Is that meant to be a short time frame? Are the Daft Punk duo saying they are foolish or frolicsome? Apparently they composed the score for the film Tron. Hmm. Regardless, I enjoy the word daft and I thank Millie Rossman for suggesting it.