Monday, December 8, 2008

Here We Go

Well, I've done it...I've entered the blogosphere. (How many people actually use that word?) Anyway, part of me feels like I'm doing this because it's what "everyone else" is doing - I read all these other blogs and want to be more than just an anonymous observer. The other part of me has always had an appreciation for writing and journaling and I thought it might be fun to try. I have no illusion that my life is so interesting people will want to constantly read about it, but if I can connect and find things in common with people, well, why not? That's why right off the bat I want to say that whether you are a regular blogger or an anonymous reader, please speak up and comment if you feel the urge! I've landed on so many blogs randomly that I promise I won't think you're weird and crazy. I want to know who's reading - if anyone!

I first would like to explain the name I went with for the blog. I had it narrowed down to a few of my favorite funny TV and movie quotes, but I couldn't make a final decision, so I talked it over with my hubby, Shaun. He pointed out that "You're Talking Gibberish", said by Lenny in my all-time favorite (and generally under-appreciated) movie That Thing You Do!, and thus repeated over and over again by my sister and me, seems to fit for this blog, because I will likely be talking about a lot of random stuff. Hopefully it'll make more sense than gibberish, but either way, the title might make you smile. Especially if you hear it in your head the way Lenny says it.

Any Notre Dame fan will appreciate this side note on the blog name: I tried to get my web address without dashes (youretalkinggibberish rather than youre-talking-gibberish), but it was taken. Out of curiosity I went to the dash-less blog and discovered the owner had made one post last year and nothing since. What a waste! And to add insult to injury, this person had pictures of USC football all over the page. As Hiro of Heroes would say..."Nemesis." Oh well.

So, as you can see I might be referencing TV shows and movies a lot - what can I say, I'm a boring old married person now and that's what we do. I'll try to write regularly, keep things interesting, and post recipes that I think are worth sharing. I'm a huge dessert fan, so there will be plenty of those, especially with Christmas coming up! I promise that, if I decide this blogging thing is not for me, I will give an explanation. One pet peeve of mine as a reader is when a blogger seems to have suddenly dropped off the face of the earth!

I suppose this post is getting long, and it's getting late, so I should wrap it up for tonight. I've got to end though by being mushy and reflecting on the date - December 8, 2008. Seven years ago today, my now-husband and I officially started dating. Six months and two days ago, we got married back at Notre Dame where it all started. Our wedding day was amazing and we're happy we celebrated it in the June warmth (despite the tornado warning during our reception...ha). But I still have a certain nostalgia for this time of year - the excitement and buildup to Christmas - that was enhanced when Shaun and I, already best friends, decided to become a couple. Simply sitting here now, writing and listening to Christmas music with my husband is good.

Thanks for bearing with me as I get started and figure out how to do all this...hope you'll stick around.

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