My first iPod: Frenchie
I bought her a bright pink case. It reminded me of Frenchie from Grease, the girl who accidentally dyes her hair pink in beauty school.
My second iPod: Abner
RIP French--you were hella buggy and froze a lot. The Apple store replaced you with a guy identical. Including the bugs. At the time (2005) my bff was KHo. She had an ex-bf named Andrew who I would always accidentally call Abner. We thought this was really really funny, especially after we figured out the pig in Hey Arnold! was named Abner.
My third iPod: Tootie
Abner died the first morning of Speech Nationals in 2006. Inconvenient much?! There went my pump-up jam playlists! When I replaced Abner, I named the new gal Tootie after a character in my Nationals speech.
MacBook: Bernadette Mac
I wanted something really official and special--like Bernadette Peters. Plus, when shortened, she became "Bernie Mac."
iPod Video: Troy Daniels
When Tootie bit it, I upgraded to a black Video. I was with Kay at the time, and he said I should name it Troy Daniels after a black kid he beat at water basketball who later went on to be a really good collegiate player. I thought this was a good idea.
iPod Shuffle: Calamity Jane
Isn't that a good name for a little pink thing that plays stuff at random?
Little iPod Shuffle: Rosemary
My dad got me a little silver thin shuffie in 2009. The model didn't last long. I listened to it a lot backstage of Summer Brave. I named it after my character.
New MacBook: Kurt
In memory of Kurt Vonnegut's death day (near when I got the new computer) and my favorite Glee character. Dur!