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(Who doesn’t want a Montell Jordan song in their head for the rest of the day?)

When I first started blogging a few months ago and wrote quite descriptively about my delivery and all the blood, poop, drugs and hair-pulling that accompanied it, I received a facebook message from a college friend that said:

…btw, you realize the whole world can read your blog, right? lol

I’ve also received a bit of uncomfortable silence from other friends. Perhaps they’re worried I’m silently judging our every encounter, searching for blog fodder? (I’m not.) They’re probably just wondering why I’m putting it all out there for the whole world  a few people I went to high school with to read. Here’s why:

:: Therapy is expensive. Writing about it is pretty much free.

:: My memory sucks. After I’ve been diagnosed with stage IV melanoma (which will probably be during my dermatologist visit THIS WEDNESDAY), I’d like to have a place to look back and remember how I was feeling when some chick judged me for giving my kid a rainbow cookie as a snack. It’s like a scrapbook we’ll all be able to pore through during my last moments. Hopefully if Pete is tearfully reading it to LJ he’ll skip over all the curses.

:: I don’t mind if people laugh AT me! Maybe reading about MY bad days and insecurities will make people feel better about their own lives! I don’t even need my PhD in psychology to do that. Win win for everyone.

:: I’ve met awesome people. Well, I’ve met their online avatars, at least. There is a ridiculously supportive blogging world that I never even imagined existed. Did you know there are something like 3.5 MILLION “mom bloggers”? Well, there are.  I swear mom (and dad) bloggers practically own twitter. Anyway, in the past few months I’ve connected with a crazy fantastic group of folks, and this weekend one of them even passed on an award my way. See? Yay!

Her name is Christine, and her blog, Quasi Agigato is a sneak peek into her life as a mom, wife and actress living in Brooklyn. (Big ups!)  This post, ESPECIALLY image #4, made me pee a little the first time I saw it. What mom can’t relate to that? She’s a super writer, started her blog about the same time as mine, and is an all around good egg. Thanks, funny lady!

Part of the “award” requires I write 7 things about myself nobody really knows. Seven MORE things. Oy.

1. I RARELY answer the phone, but I will usually answer a text within minutes. So if you aren’t an avid texter and don’t have a smart phone, we can never be friends. Sorry. If I DO pick up your call, ever, that means you’re super special to me. I blame anxiety.

2. I had to quit ballet after 1 year because of my knobby knees. I physically can not do a simple plié.

3. I got an almost perfect score on the analytical section of the GRE, but my verbal section scored borderline illiterate.

4.  I had a huge crush on one of my art professors in college and used to chain smoke Camel Lights with him in his office during class time.

5. I have no desire to ever go on a cruise, even if you gave me one for free.

6. My hands are hideous. My husband lovingly calls them “witch claws”.

7. Someone stole my brand-new Strawberry Shortcake backpack in 3rd grade, and I still remember how sad I felt (I know who did it. Crazy B*tch.)

Another part of this award is to spread the love. Here are a few blogs from a few special peeps who make me laugh and nod my head in an “Mmm hmm, you GO!” way, and who basically kick butt:

Grey Matter Life

Life After Normal

Multilingual Mama

*If you’re visiting to collect your award, here’s a recap of what to do now:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award by linking back to them in your post
  2. Tell us 7 things about yourself
  3. Award a few recently discovered bloggers
  4. Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news!

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