The e-mail was from a lawyer in Italy, representing Prada. The e-mail was very straightforward, and in a lot of legalese, stated that I was to cease using the title of my blog, and I have 10 days to do so, or I will face the wrath of their legal team, and will have to pay any and all damages to Prada, as apparently, they fear I might be profiting from their name.
And so, without stating the irony here, and without going into how I really feel, and without laughing too much out of sheer frustration, and anger, and just WTF???, I will simply say to Prada, and all of it's brands (Miu Miu) etc....I have not profited in any way. I am not getting rich writing this. I suppose I chose a poor name for my blog. It was a name that fit what is happening in our life, in a tongue and cheek, humorous way. I try and find a little humor in even the most inappropriate situations (just ask David, who I had cracking up in a funeral parlor some years ago, during a eulogy)
In short, I must change the blog name. Along with doing that, my URL will change, and I will have to export my blog in it's entirety to a new URL, and I am spitting that information out because I just read it on Blogger help, and I have a feeling I will lose things, and followers, and photos, and feeds. Ugh. My tech support and I (David), I fear, will be battling it out trying to figure this all out.
I will keep you posted, and notify you of my new address. I will also take any and all suggestions for a new blog title. I have some in mind, but I really am at a bit of a loss.
So thank you, Mr. Fancy pants, in Milan. You probably have never even read a word of what I have written here. You started my Monday off with a bang. I can't even pay for an attorney to file for bankruptcy, and to fight foreclosure. I certainly can't take on your fashion house.