Sunday, April 24, 2011

in american english, the apostrophe goes before the closing quotation

i keep putting off my first blog post, even though i set this whole thing up a month ago. what's the big deal i don't know, mostly this compulsion to have something dramatic and VERY VERY important to say. like my solution for the crisis in the middle east or how i've actually discovered how to lose weight by drinking beer and eating cheese all day.

actually, since i took a fairly sedentary office job, embraced the practice of consuming strong bourbon-aged stouts on a regular basis, discovered that sergeant cowboy's love of cotswald cheese is 100% spot on, and completely lost interest in the gym, i have LOST 5 pounds. so maybe i am on to something after all? cora's famous lazy-cheese-and-beer weight loss miracle diet. i'll be rich! but that's beside the point.

i guess what i'm trying to say, besides absolutely nothing, is that this is a spot for me to showcase exactly what the title says: i just think lots of things are neat. it's also one of my favorite marge simpson quotes. i can really relate to marge, which i mean in a good way but my mother took it as a sign that i was feeling anxious and repressed. repressed, no. anxious, yes. but that's what the aforementioned beer and cheese are for.

as no one is currently reading this blog (which makes sense since there is absolutely no content whatsoever) it seems rather pointless to be writing to my "audience," but it's really more for me to get a sense of what i want to do with this whole thing. i started blogging about a decade ago, through a series of embarrassingly personal and depressing updates. i would write about all the things that made me sad for a while, reveal more than anyone ever wanted to know about what goes on in my head, and then get irritated with myself and delete the blog. create a new name, "start fresh," and repeat. so that's to be avoided. i'm not the attention-starved lonely 18 year old with no real sense of identity that i was one decade ago. i also don't wear nearly as much eye makeup.

oh right! my point. things i think are neat include: novelty desserts, colorful high heels i have no practical use for, adorable animals, knitting, sewing, funny things that sergeant cowboy says, the mundane and idiotic adventures of my dim-witted-and-lazy-even-for-a-rabbit pet bunny, planning my wedding, monacles, microbrews, cosmetics for redheads, deceptive advertising schemes, documentaries about obscure subjects, bragging every time i go to the gym as if it is a major accomplishment, literature from the industrial revolution, cellos, costumes, old abandoned buildings, the importance of good grammar, the many ways to cook a chicken, and so forth.

i hope you like it, random blog-viewer.

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