Hello, dear blog readers. I’ve been in and out of town, away from the blog off and on… did you notice? I hope not, because my lovely other half did yeoman work in keeping the blog running. Now we are back at full force (two!) and ready to blog for your amusement and ours.
Let’s talk about blogging. The internets keep saying it is over, but apparently everyone I know is as behind the times as we are, because everyone’s doing it. Over the holidays, I found out that my sister has a secret blog with 2 of her friends. (Hey chica, if you’re reading this, holla at us.) They’ve had it for over a year — don’t tell the rest of the fam. (#2: I hope my sister never knows, though I’m pretty sure I accidentally left the dashboard open when she checked her email on my laptop over Christmas. If you’re reading this, hermanita, feel ashamed!) It is an accountability blog where they all help each other reach goals, and it’s been really successful for them. A work colleague of mine also started a blog recently, again to provide herself accountability in various life domains and goals. She has it under her real name; she has tenure. And I found out things about her hobbies that I never knew before, which is cool. (#2: I found out things about her fertility patterns… but apparently that was already public information for #1)
Maybe my mom should start a blog to help her accountability/ procrastination in her freelance work. Wouldn’t that be hilarious. (#2 says: can it be a secret blog? Maybe she already has one!)
Also, over the holidays my partner got a Kindle and I was able to play with it. I was not that impressed. My favorite part is the pictures you get when you turn it off. (#2: Mine too!) The flash whenever you turn a page really bothered me, even after giving it a whole book’s worth of reading to get myself used to it. I never did. (#2: This bothers me with some books more than others… haven’t figured out what the difference is though.)
And about that book! Man it was bad. That’s ok, because I just downloaded a free one in order to play with the Kindle and that’s what I get for downloading something free that was written in the last decade. The worst thing about the book was that I knew what the sequel was going to be. Before the book ended, the sequel sprung fully-formed into my mind. I mean, I know whose POV it’s going to be from, which events will occur, which characters there will be, what the climax is and how it will resolve, all of it! I don’t even know if there is a sequel but there must be, because it is obvious. I won’t read it, of course, since I have it written already in my head. (#2: You should have gotten that Mary Roberts Reinhart I recommended instead– it was TOTALLY HILARIOUS)
What’ve you all been up to?