Thursday, July 1, 2010

Great Expectations

I suppose I never made a formal introduction to the blogging world and in an attempt to gain readers and get to know the one's I already have I thought I'd post a little user's guide for your reading enjoyment!

In the beginning:
My first blog Mama Insomnia was created 2 months into motherhood.  At this point Jack slept most of the time and I was still not working so I had a lot of time to kill. And think. So I started a blog to process some of the things going thru my head. This blog only has 4 posts but they are more the deep thoughts of a sleep deprived woman, hence the title. Then one night I saw the movie Julie and Julia and was re inspired to start blogging again. I wanted my new blog to be less like a diary and more for an actual audience of people so I started this blog. IMO: In My Opinion. If I am being honest here, I hate the title of this blog. But it was the only thing I could come up with at the time...its hard to be clever on 3 hours of sleep.

What this is all about:
Well everything and anything. I wish I could just focus on one thing but that's not me. I am inherently known for juggling too many balls at one time (get your mind out of the gutter) and this blog is reflective of that. Here are some things you may find here:
posts about boobs and other body parts, posts about my family and relationships, an occasional recipe or home improvement tip, reviews about things I like (and don't like), an occasional rant about the general public and their stupidity,and sarcasm-lots of it.
This list is not all inclusive-This blog is like the weather in Chicago. If your sick of it give it a day or two and you'll get something completely different.

Some other things to note: Thank god for spell check because I suck at spelling. I am also horrible about punctuation. So put away your red pens.-I type fast and I could really care less if I am missing a comma or 2. (or 4) If you are real stickler for grammar and punctuation this is probably not the blog for you.

Also I highly overuse the dot dot dot (...) It's a sickness...don't judge.

My favorite time to post:
Late at night when everyone is asleep. This is when my mind is clearest and I am most inspired. This is also the time I feel the least guilty for blogging. During the day I feel like I need to soak up as much time with Jackson and my husband as possible. When Jack naps I feel guilty for blogging because there are so many other things to do like clean, do work, relax, etc. So usually at night after everyone has fallen asleep I creep downstairs and write my posts. Occasionally over a glass of wine.

Me in real life:
My real name is Angie and I live in a suburb of Chicago. I've been married to the most wonderful man for the past 5 years and in November we just had our first son, Jackson. I quit my full time retail management job after the baby was born and now I work part time as a server at a local wing joint and part time selling Stella and Dot jewelry. I am constantly trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. All I know is I would like a well paying job that allows me time with my family and friends.
I'm very creative and sometimes wish I had more time for artsy things. I am hopelessly addicted to HGTV and The Food Network and when I watch them I get an itch to bake or redo the house. I am also a borderline compulsive shopper. It's genetic so its not my fault.
My husband is the love of my life and I genuinely think we were meant to be together. I would never have had the confidence or self esteem I have now without him.
I'm a judgemental person, especially after a few drinks, BUT I own up to it and I am not afraid to admit I was wrong if I judge someone unfairly.

So I think that covers most of it for now. Anything I'm forgetting?? I love comments, so if you have a question about me or this blog ask away!

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