CrabbyGram was going to be my meal ticket. In today’s rather fractured society, what better service than a way to tell someone that they really annoyed you?

November 2021 Update: Apple decided that one of their new services should be allowing you to use a custom domain with your iCloud email address. Since I never used my iCloud email address for anything, making it a crabbygram email was an easy choice.

Crabby was my mother-in-law’s nickname (according to my wife, who was the only one with the nerve to call her that.) Her grandkids called her “GramGram.” So, “CrabbyGram.”

I wish I could take credit for the name, but the name was invented by our first budgie, Basil Fawlty Gilhooly. Basil tended to put words together after my wife taught him, and while he usually just said, “Hello, Crabby!” (as below), he said “CrabbyGram” on occasion.

Hello, Crabby!

I didn’t think, “It is amazing this small bird can speak”, I thought, “There’s a business waiting to happen!” It’s still waiting, but at least I have the domain reserved.