As noted before, I kinda have a thing for Mark Twain.
No, I was not able to get through A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. And no, I never read Tom Sawyer in high school. (Though to be fair, I didn't really read any books in high school. That shouldn't be taken as a personal slight against Twain.)
Still - there's just something about him. He was so d*mn cheeky and pithy; a rogue in the best sense of the word.
Recently I ran across this picture of one of Twain's notebooks. A collection of funny-sounding names? I have a similar list in a Moleskin of my own. Kindred spirits? I'd like to think so.
"Clemens always carried with him a small notebook in which he recorded matters great and trivial—business notes, addresses, personal errands, literary ideas.
In the spring of 1884, momentarily toying with the notion of a physician trying to write a play, he filled seven pages of his notebook with a list of potential characters, including "Rectum Jones" and "Scrofula St. Augustine."" - MT at Play
And don't forget -
Tell me my love is not justified.