Somethingclever.net registration is "something clever" too, and at DreamHost. .ORG is expired and almost available.
How often do they check for mail at general delivery?
I think email@example.com is about as good as firstname.lastname@example.org. Both have something clever, and your name. The former gives you the option of leaving yourname out of it (barring subpoenas), but the latter does not. Yourname@yourname.tld does seem redundant.