Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Love is in the air...

I never thought in a million years that it would happen to me. Honestly, I just didn't think I was that kind of girl.

Yet suddenly birds are singing, the sun is shining... the world is a happier place in general. I've turned into one of those people who drive everyone crazy with their need to endlessly gush about the new love in their life. And as irritating as it is, it's out of my control. I am powerless in the wake of these overwhelming emotions.

I find myself thinking about the object of my affection when we're apart and counting the minutes until we can be together again. I never knew that I could love anything this much. In fact, just talking about it makes me a little teary.

I can't imagine how I ever lived without...

my Nook.

(That's right, folks-- don't underestimate the bond between a girl and her e-reader.)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blog? What blog?

Thanks for everyone who commented on my last entry, which was, by my calculations, about six months ago. It seems that I may have jumped the gun with my summer post, since we're just barely getting above sixty. In fact, I hesitate to say anything even now for fear we'll be plunged back into winter again.

Besides suffering from an almost crippling fear that we might never see the sun again, I've also been diagnosed with a severe case of blog amnesia. I can't even claim laziness. It's like I completely forgot that I ever had a blog. I was having a chat with a friend of mine the other day that went a little something like this:

(friend) "So, you were doing so great keeping up with your blog for a while and now it's like you've fallen off the face of the earth. What's your excuse this time?"

(me) "I don't know what you're talking about."

(friend) "You know-- your blog? The one you're constantly neglecting?"

(me) "Hmmm. Doesn't ring a bell."

(friend) "Remember, you made a New Year's Resolution to update it on a regular basis?"

(me) "Now I know you're making this up because I don't make New Year's Resolutions. You must be thinking of someone else."

(friend) "Why would I make something like this up?"

(me) "I don't know. But I'm sure that if I had a blog, I would know about it."

(friend) "You're starting to freak me out! Just admit that you didn't feel like blogging!"

(me) "I admit nothing."

(friend) "I think there might be something seriously wrong with you."

(me) "Remind me why we're friends again?"

So today I succumbed to the temptation of Googling myself and, long story short, I stumbled onto this blog. You can imagine my embarassment.

What is the protocol when apologizing to a friend for denying the existence of your blog? Should I send a card? A cake? A kidney?