Here's the list:
Creepy Zombie Robot Thing
Carpet Muncher (hey, it was suggested...)
Little Wheelie Dust Bunny Sucker
Pig (Personal Ingenious Gadget)
What a brilliant list--so many terrific choices. Thanks so much, everyone, for playing! Bengal's enthusiasm and your acclamation argues for Grendel--so Roomba shall henceforth be called Grendel. So, Kyle, you're the winner! Congratulations!
If you entered a name, I'll send you an ISABELLA MOON kitchen magnet just for playing. Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and I'll get it in the mail.
I'm in Los Gatos (near San Francisco) today doing a book club appearance. I was supposed to fly through Salt Lake City yesterday, but they had their biggest snow storm in six years just about the time I left the house for the airport, and so my plane was delayed way past my connection time. It was the first time I was ever happy to be sent through Atlanta!