Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ugh ... I did it.

I did it. I gave in.  I officially have a blog. So aside from some friends having blogs, and being addicted to blogs myself, my little zinnia plant inspired me.

Here's the story.

Leslye and I were shopping at Home Depot over an adventurous lunch break, and we came across little planters. I bought 2 of the aforementioned planters - one containing blue bell seeds, and the other (in the shape of a watering can!) containing zinnia seeds. I've only had them for a week, but the zinnia is growing like crazy. And I feel strangely, maternally proud of my little zinnia. I feel like a good parent, and wanted to share its day-by-day growth with the world. (see photos!)

And that was sort of the last straw. I need an appropriate place for my ramblings and observations. I know it's self-righteous and a bit assuming to think people actually care for what I write. But I'm a writer ... and this is a creative outlet, right? 

And there are so many meaningless things I want to write about! Like my strange attraction to floppy British men who lack any sort of upper-body broadness (which is bizarre because I love broad shoulders/chests ... of the male variety. Note* these men are always outdone by Brian, my very American, very broad-shouldered, very precious boyfriend whom I love more than Colin Firth). And my future pets. And Jane Austen. And my favorite movies. And my zinnia plant. 

See? I need a place for this. And here it is. (And here is my zinnia!)

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  1. Congratulations for taking the plunge, Carlyn! We're all so proud of your flora-based (can I make flora into an adjective?) accomplishments... :)

  2. So excited that you have a blog! Maybe mine will follow. We should all share our love of BBC movies and floppy British men!

  3. After watching all the soppy British movies and TV specials with us, your dad still does not understand the attraction of floppy British men.
    I hate to admit but there are a few I'm not too fond of ... like Spike in Notting Hill ; )
    It's nice to know you're somewhat productive during down times at work...
    Kudos to Leslye for the graphics!