Monday, July 19, 2010

Hi mom.

I feel like I need an preface- an intro, if you will...
When I was in college my friend Tara (no last name, I want to respect confidentiality) made a comment that blogs are just the thing our narcissistic society needs, a soapbox to stand on, shout their every thought and opinion.
Shes right.
With that said, I need no assistance to get on to my box. Although, I am hopeful someone might read this, I am completely content with my mom being the only reader. And like Dr. Taylor said, "You are only special to your mama." So no pressure mom, but I expect you to read and comment like it is part of your religion. I am not worried, I am sure you will.
In case I am wrong (which mom, I am banking on not being wrong, so do as previously instructed) I would like to also add, this will be a documentation source for my projects, kind of like a journal. I mean I have journals at home, but I tend to lose things and this is on the Internet I don't think I can lose it here.
On to the purpose of this thing, I want to see if I can do things myself or if things are worth outsourcing. Eh, I have more reasons: I like lists--its like the best excuse not to care about proper grammar, so here is a list of my deepest aspirations for this grand piece of literature:
1. I love projects, I don't know when this love happened. Maybe it was Ikea, you know you have to build your own furniture.
2. I love creativity. I oh and ah at every original design I see--then I say to myself, I think I can do that too.
3. I love to save money. No really, I love to spend money, but I seldom (I want to say never but that is an unfair word) buy anything full price. DIY projects are my attempt to "save" money.
4. I love the phrase: Why do it yourself when you can just pay someone to do it for you. Sounds contrary to my blog eh? Well lets attend to the latter part of that statement: "pay someone to do it"...typically involves money and a lot of it. Refer back to #3.
5. I love my parents: they have shaped me into a real Millennial kid. I can hear it now, "You can do anything you put your mind to"
6. I love the south: there I said it. I feel like that is gonna backfire on me. But really, the pace of life here is much more, there is a word I am thinking of.....ha... Conducive to free time. You know what they say about idle time...
7. I love the Internet: There is no limit. I am in a love/hate relationship with my iPhone (I like to call it my can do everything). Seriously if I have a question I google it on my phone. So, if I want to make my own deck or Carmel Frappicino I am sure I can find out how to online.
8. I love sharing: no really I do...whats yours is mine. I want people (especially independent myself) to know you can do it too. I mean really I am average; I have no background to support any experience in half the crap I try to pull off. I am however, confident of my "winging it" skills....that is thanks to my pops, Tom always said, "Dazzle 'em with brillance, or baffle 'em with B.S." Good advice, useful in all things.
A little more on #8. It really is the attitude you approach situations with that determine the outcome. In college, I convinced people I could cut and color hair (I even charged). Before I cancel all of my credibility. I will end here.
I suck at consistency, but man I am honest. I will probably forget about this blog. Cross your fingers (mom) that I don't.


  1. I can't wait to see the impact this blog will have on our house. Do you take requests?

  2. Where should I start??....Hmmm, GREAT background...LOVE IT!! I love this idea of do make A LOT of things on your own...always willing to try...never saying "No I can't do that"

    You know I will be your MOST faithful follower on this know how I like to try some of your ideas....(ie: oero truffles....mmm)

    I can't wait to read more....and don't worry about forgetting to update it....I 'll be the one reminding you...

    Have fun with this.....Go get 'em girl!

  3. The reason I insist on measuring is because I'm tired of filling in the holes from your first, second and third attempts

  4. Note to Megan (in Laraine's defense)...................
    "Like Mother, Like Daughter"...LOL
    I dont actually fill in many of the holes, just make sure the picture(s) cover the mistakes...ok I will admit I have measured a couple of times....very time consuming...;-}