Happy New Year Everyone! This year, I’m trying to make resolutions I can actually keep, like eating a vegetable every day (I know, I know… as a life-long vegetarian, that should really go without saying. But sometimes I get to the end of the day and discover that all I’ve eaten is Peanut Butter Puffins, Mac & Cheese, a bagel and some pizza pockets. Hence the resolution) and blogging once a week. It’s sad, but I actually set up this blog months ago. And before that, I spent another couple months thinking of a title. And ages before that, my sister tried to convince me that I should start a gardening-themed blog called ‘Vegetalix’ which is a terrible idea as a) I don’t have a garden and b) that’s an abysmal name it sounds like a disease.
So here I am, almost two years after the Vegetalix incident actually writing my first blog post. Why did it take so long? Well, besides being a master procrastinator, I’m also pretty good at thinking of excuses not to do something. Excuses like, “I don’t have anything good to write about as a first blog post” and “But I haven’t had a chance to make the blog pretty.” But for 2011, I’m throwing caution to the wind! Partly because it’s a new year and a time for self-reflection bla bla bla, but mostly because I’m trying to set a good example for my best friend and her fiancé (!!!! that’s new and weird!), who decided to start blogging the same time as me but have done virtually NOTHING about it and I really really want to read your blog, so get to it, F! I know you’ve made it through Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, and probably some others in the past week, and yet I see nothing on your blog. I want you to be the next Julie and Julia, because you’re WAYYY less annoying than that Julie chick and will almost certainly be a better girlfriend/fiancée/wife/person than she ever was. Can food from around the globe bring this adorable couple closer together? What regional cuisine will be their breaking point?* Will shape memory polymers be involved??** What controversial countries will be included in the UN list (coughTibetcough)?? And most importantly, who will play F in the movie version?! Inquiring minds want to know!
Now that I’ve gone and made my inaugural post almost entirely about someone else’s blog, without further ado, I think I’ll hit publish and think of something better to write about next time.
*Hopefully none, just needed some drama up in there
**Inside joke for the happy couple!