I wonder how many blogs start off that way. Well whatever the number, you could add one more to that. Or at least, you could have.
In any event, today I watched Julie & Julia because I adore three things about it: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, and food. The movie made me want to do three things as well: eat Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon, cut my hair short like Amy Adams, and reinvent my blog. I'll have to make due with the third option for now, as it marginally runs into my sort-of New Years resolution. It's not really a resolution so much as the motivation of an opportune time to start the blog up again; new year, new blog, new issues-- new life almost.
All this newness deserves some attention, so I'm going to make this first entry a boring and banal update of the changes in my life as of late. (Don't worry, this won't be a trend, I promise.)
- My hair is short for the first time in, oh, six years, I'd say.
- I'm currently in a long-term relationship (lasting triple my previous record of three months). It's a different experience for me and I like it, I think, for the most part. More involved than I would have guessed, but I find myself wanting to put in the effort; unlike all the other short-term times before.
- The house I grew up in, the infamous house on the hill, is being sold. I just moved out two days ago, and it's sad business. I didn't think I would be sad, but I've been surprising myself with... myself lately. Who knew? I guess you can have some semblance of nostalgia for a time/place that wasn't necessarily filled with all happy times, no?
- I'm in the MFA application process. It's harrowing and tedious and expensive. I'm expecting good things, though. Portland, here I come, hopefully. I haven't wanted to say it out loud so as not to jinx it, but screw it. It's out there now.
- I plan on eating better, and exercising. No, really. I also am going to start cooking. NO, REALLY!
- I will also write every day. Not always here, to you readers, on this blog. But I'm a writer, dammit. I need to do writerly things.
- And to be realistic, I'll try and fit in more leisure reading, so... say one new book a month. Any suggestions? Also suggest music and films, please. I've been so enraptured by Glee I haven't exposed my cd player or iTunes to anything else for the last month.
- I'm in the market for a bicycle. I want a retro/vintage looking one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg like this one from Anthropologie, because, well, I wouldn't be able to ride it after purchasing it, now would I?