We don’t have a dog. Why am I putting that in an about post? Because I really, really wish we had one, and then I would put a picture of me and shaggy Grover Cleveland (as shall be his name) on this section. Instead I’ll just stick with that picture on the side because those are my favorite pants.
This is a blog about life and what makes it beautiful. This is the truest art. It is a blog about the mundane and the extraordinary, the comic and the tragic, the real and the imaginary.
When I get really excited, which happens pretty frequently, I write in all caps. I used to feel bad about this, but then I read John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, so now I just think of it as my Owen Meany voice. Other than that though, I try to do that whole grammar thing, meaning this won’t be one of those blogs where I don’t capitalize anything. It was only really cool when ee cummings did it.
This isn’t a blog about fashion, because I hate ironing trendy button down shirts, don’t own any tortoise shell glasses, do own hot rollers, and some days I never change out of my pajamas.
It isn’t a “lifestyle” blog because I don’t even really know what that means. Does that mean describing how I try to put off getting out of bed every morning or how I commute to work and cry at 50% of all NPR radio programs? Don’t think the internet needs that. Also, I’m a graduate student, so my lifestyle means reading lots of depressing French books that most of you don’t care to hear about.
It also can’t be a blog that teaches you how to construct a chandelier out of mason jars because I have no patience for that. Plus, let’s be real — I live in a tiny DC Capitol Hill apartment. Where would I have room to hang a shabby chic mason jar chandelier monstrosity?
And as much as I love cooking and food and try to share some of my favorite recipes, I love frozen pizza too much for this to be a food blog. But I sure do love eating, so I wish I could make this computer screen produce a Sweet Lobby macaron or Good Stuff shake every time you left a comment. Sorry, WordPress and I are still working on that.
This is just a blog to share little pieces of life with the people that I love who are scattered around the country and world. These are the beautiful fragments of existence, gathered up and laid forth as they are, with just a little bit of whimsy about what I wish they could be.
If you’re dropping by for the first time, start here with some of my favorite posts.