Thursday, February 28, 2013

I blog now??

So for awhile now, I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a blog. I do love to write. And I certainly have Important Opinions on things. But part of what’s held me back is that in general, I think I’m pretty boring. I'm a 27 year old living in Minneapolis. I work as an attorney in juvenile court during the day, and at night, dream about owning a bakery (see #1 below). My life is far from glamorous, and it’s definitely not a thrill a minute around here. But when I think about it, I realize that the blogs out there that I like best are the ones where it’s obvious that the writers aren’t writing to impress anyone, to have 5 billion readers, etc. They’re simply writing about what’s important to them and what they enjoy, and if some people out there like it, great.

With that out of the way, the question becomes what the hell do I write about? Well I suppose I’ll write about what I know:

1) Food. I spend an obscene amount of time obsessing about the stuff; cooking it, baking it, eating it. I love feeding people, and making food for people I care about is how I show my love.  That being said, I don’t think anything is more disappointing than a “meh” meal, so picking a place to go out to eat can be a chore for me sometimes, because I want to know it’s gonna be good. I would love to own my own bakery someday and make a living making people happy with my food. Anyone wanna fund this dream for me? :)

cinnamon rolls at Christmas

Brunch at Blackbird Cafe

2) Clothes. Specifically Cheap Ones: I shop. A lot. I can blame this habit on my mom and grandma. Both these lovely ladies shopped/shop more than anyone I know and I spent a large chunk of my childhood with these two in dressing rooms either trying on clothes myself or impatiently waiting for them  while they twirled, twisted, and turned in the mirror, analyzing the fit, the color, the quality , the price. Well this apple fell quite close, and I find myself  shopping just as much (if not more) than my mom and grandma. The one major (and probably pretty important) difference is that much more than the two of them, I am obsessed with bargains/clearances/sales. When I receive a compliment on something I’m wearing (or let’s be honest, even if I don’t), I have  an  extremely charming annoying habit of responding with something to the effect of “Thanks!! It was $5!”  That Thrift Store song by Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis? That’s my jam, because I  live  it.  

Leopard skirt. Black leather boots. Target brand, but purchased new at Salvation Army.

3 The Twin Cities: I have lived in beautiful Minneapolis, MN for the past 5 1/2 years. I originally moved out here to go to law school and much to my mother's dismay, I've never left. I was born and raised in PURE Michigan (another topic I'll definitely be bringing up--love my home state), but since I've lived here, have tried hard to make the Minneapolis/St Paul area my home. I love getting out and about and enjoying what my adopted hometown has to offer.

At the State Fair, grinning like an idiot in the Dairy Barn
The view of Minneapolis from other side of the Stone Arch bridge

So I'll try to use this space as my little spot on the Internet to talk about all these things, plus whatever other random thoughts/opinions pop into my head. Enjoy :)

**This is It, Don't Get Scared Now is a reference to one of my favorite movies of all time, Home Alone. Ah yes, the 1990s. I have a deep abiding love for the Greatest Decade that was the 90s.