Sunday, November 15, 2009

Real, Insightful, Heart-Rending Post

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See? Do I follow through or what?

The other day, I mentioned that I stayed up late reading a blog. The one I got sucked into was the original one written by Julie Powell, from "Julie & Julia." After watching the movie, I wanted to know more about her and found her blog, which is still up in it's original format. It was so interesting in many ways.

First, it was strange to be reading about what things were like just six years ago, but not be able to remember what I was doing at that time. The war was just starting up and there was so much going on in New York. I kept thinking, what was I doing that month? Where was I and how was I feeling? It's such recent history, and yet I felt so removed from it. Strange.

Secondly, I really enjoyed Julie's writing style and sense of humor. But I kept asking myself what was so special about it? Why did it become such a big deal in such a short time? The only answers I can come up with are that blogging was relatively new and that she was in the right place at the right time. Although I enjoyed it thoroughly, I didn't see anything extraordinary about it. I read blogs just as funny/interesting as hers all the time.

Thirdly, it really bothered me that there were typos in her blog. I know she was just whipping stuff out, trying to post quickly in the time she had. I read my blog about 15 times before I hit send, checking the grammar, word choice, etc. I am so anal, I can't understand how she could be okay leaving up typos for all eternity. It would drive me crazy knowing my stuff isn't "just right." Dude, I need a life.

Which leads me to my final realization. I have no life. Other than work, I have nothing going right now. NOTHING. NADA. I used to be really involved in lots of outside activities, or at least connecting with my friends regularly. At this point, my life is really, really dull. It involves working, then coming home and sitting on my butt trying to be entertained, usually with the computer. This is not okay. I need to make a life for myself that I enjoy and even look forward to. I need outside interests. This may be one of the reasons I've felt so down lately. Now, I just need to figure out what some (cheap) outside interests could be. Ummm.....yeah. Okay, have to work on that one. I guess I will keep you posted as I think about what might make me happier than I am right now. Which shouldn't be that hard, right? Right?

Oh, and in case you're interested, here's Julie's blog. Be forewarned that there is much swearing and Republican bashing. Bon appetit!

1 comment:

  1. So funny. I read the book and never once thought to look up the blog. I think the part about the maggots in her sink turned me off.
    Considering going to the movie though.



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