Wednesday, September 22, 2010

All Things New and Shiny

I would like to say that I am not a shopper.  My best self (that only exists in my head and runs marathons and loves salads and is a perpetual size 4) is not a shopper.  She is perfectly happy with everything she has.  She might be a little earthy and recycle more.  But me?  I like shopping.  It's the most cliche of hobbies for a girl.  And I hate cliche.  But I do get a little rush from digging through my shopping bags, pulling out a new pair of shoes and putting them on, checking my reflection to make sure that my mirror agrees that they are lovely.  It usually does.  I love new shoes and so does my mirror

Someone asked me once why I changed my Facebook profile picture so often, and my answer was, and is, that I like new things.  But newness wears off.  New pictures become old pictures.  New shoes become old shoes.  New hobbies become old hobbies.  So this is my blog.  This is my new hobby.  And I have plans, big plans, to write about all kinds of interesting things.  I have stories.  I have dated weirdos.  I have been a few places.  I have lost some friends.  I have spent some money.  And I plan on telling you about it, at least until the new hobby feels like an old one.  

So here is what I promise.  I promise to do my best to be nice.  It's not always easy, but I will try.  And I ask that if you comment, you do the same.  I promise to tell the truth.  I will not make up stories to keep things interesting.  Trust me, I have enough real-life weirdness.  I don't need to embellish.  I promise to keep it readable.  Please, please, please don't take your teacher-y red pens to this blog.  I will begin my sentences with conjunctions and end them with prepositions.  I will add and omit commas in inappropriate places.  I will break all of the rules.  But don't worry, you will know what I mean.  (See what I did?  I started that sentence with a conjunction and you still got it!)  I promise that I will quit when it gets boring.  Really, if it's boring for me, it will definitely be boring for you.  And last, but not least...
I promise that if I purchase a fabulous new pair of shoes, I will post a picture for you.

4 comments:

  1. I get to be the first to comment! yea! I love that you've entered the blogosphere...it is fun here...it really is!

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  2. Welcome to blogging!
    I have to warn you: it's addictive. :)

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  3. Yay- I did it! And Yay- you're doing it! I look forward to reading about your adventures and misadventures :)

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