Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Note to Self

Dear Self,

When, in about a week, you are kicking us for going and getting a blog so that all the world can see what a big dork you really are (or, worse yet, no one ever sees because no one bothers to read), read this...

Reasons to blog:
1. As LL said, writing begets more writing, and since you convinced someone to pay you to write, you should probably have something to say when that deadline rolls around. The empty journals cluttering every shelf of this house suggest you might need a new approach.
2. You spend an inordinate amount of your mental energy trying to get a 10 month old to nap and doing laundry. Just out of respect, you could try to do at least one thing that uses, in some minute way, the very expensive degree your parents paid for.
3. There's only so long that you can pretend you are sewing or doing crafts with your free time. It's time to get a real hobby.
4. You can never show your face at the public library again since you owe about $1678 in late/lost book fees. If you can't read other people's stuff, you might as well write your own.
5. You spent the last 4 years of your life dissing moms who could only talk about baby food, baby clothes and baby poop. So put your money where your mouth is, Sister.
6. If nothing else, Self, this will give you an excuse to not finish any one of the creative projects you have started in the last 3 years. (See #3.)
7. It's either this, or succumb to the rampant evil that is Facebook.