Making an Example of Myself

Wisely abandoned

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 fiancĂ© (!!!! 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/fiancĂ©e/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!