Hi there. Nice to meet you. I’ve been noticing some new readers both from comments and I creep on people in my blog stats. Welcome.

Truth time: I’ve been staring at this intro for an hour and have no idea how to continue. What should I tell new people? No clue. Why do they care? They probably don’t. What about starting with just the basics? Ok.

My name is Amy. I’m married (eight years this July). I have a Spencer (three years this July). I like my sister and am ecstatic that she is moving from NYC to San Francisco this fall, which brings her much closer to me because I live in non-LA Southern California. I lost both my parents by the time I was 35 (totally sucks, I don’t recommend it). I also lost an identical twin pregancy this year at 21 weeks (also – totally sucks).

Well. The basics suck. Let’s talk about something else.

Hobbies? I like reading, cooking and gardening. Solitary, slightly anti-social endeavors that don’t involve sports preferred. I also like walks on the beach in the fog/drizzle, gin and tattoos. I used to be quite indie/punk but non-committal, but then I got old. Huh. This is boring too. But I am getting a tattoo for my birthday in June. Yay! Been waiting for another one for years.

How about blogs? I love blogging and I love talking about blogs and reading blogs. Mostly I love talky narrative blogs where you really get to know the author, but I also have some favorites for specific topics. I’ve been known to get weirdly in to a blog that is on a subject I know nothing about. Case in point: parfaitdoll. Lolita fashion anyone? I don’t know why I love this blog so much, but I do. When I first discovered it, I went back through the archives for hours.

I get most of my pop culture news from Pajiba and you should too. It’s where you can see lots of things before they end up all over the interwebs. They cover lots of topics (and lots of shows I don’t watch like Game of Thrones or Community) and it is super easy to just skip over the posts I don’t want to read in a reader. The Mindhole Blowers series (facts you didn’t know about {insert movie title}) is fantastic. I especially love the one on Say Anything.

Speaking of Say Anything, did I ever tell you that I was convinced CONVINCED that I would have met and married John Cusack if my family had never moved away from Evanston, the delightful city of my birth? I dream big people.

Back to bloggy blogs. Two new favorites are Girls of a Certain Age which is a lifestyle/consumery blog for the over 30 set. It skews a little New Yorky but is still fun for anyone. I also love Natalie Dee’s new make-up blog Stuff I Put On Myself. I really like these blogs even though I rarely buy things and suck at make-up.

I could go on for days. Clearly I would rather talk about other people than myself. This is why I am not popular. Breakthrough!

Vintage Spencer likes to eat off the floor. Organic means they're not dirty! Or something.

I have about 200 blogs in my reader, but am always looking for more. What are your favorite specialized blogs?



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10 Responses to “Hi.”

  1. Audrey says:

    ♥ you – I get sucked into sewing and artsy blogs like no ones business. Also I love John Cusack. And his sister. Although I love them in very different ways.


    Amy Reply:

    I have trouble with sewing/craft blogs because I get overwhelmed and there are never enough projects I would actually want to try.


  2. Oh John Cusack, how I pine for you. Surprised? No, I didn’t think so.


  3. momto8blog says:

    I like reading the kind of post you just did..i am interested in fellow bloggers…


  4. Brigid Keely says:

    You’re from Evanston? I somehow did not know that. My husband spent the best pre-me years of his life there, and we plan to move back there in 2 years, in time for Niko to start Kindergarten.

    Some of the specialized/personal blogs I read are Ursula Vernon’s blog (she’s been talking a lot lately about fairy tales and the process of getting published/edited), Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and Shakesville.


    Amy Reply:

    I’m not from Evanston, I was born there. We moved to California when I was one. My dad grew up there (mostly) and my parents lived there when they were first married after my dad got out of the army.


    Brigid Keely Reply:

    Ahhh, ok.

    It’s a really nice town. You would have liked it, AND been able to marry into the Cusack clan.


  5. Emily Y. says:

    Tee-hee… I guess I’m one of your newer readers. And this is like a first date where you tell the other person all about yourself even though they’ve already stalked you on the internet. I love reading your blog… it’s honest and fun, and reminds me I should do things like read books and acknowledge pop culture even though I’m sucked up in Mommyland.


  6. Suzanne says:

    I am holding you ENTIRELY responsible for the fact I’ve gotten nothing done today because I was reading that lolita fashion site and Pajiba archives.


  7. rachel says:

    Hi! I’m glad we’re friends. And as far as blogs go, I like yours. And mine. and my friend Heidi’s (www.measamother.com). Also, I’ve never seen Game of Thrones either but my sister is HOOKED so I’ll probably check it out. I used to watch Community, but somehow I lost interest, I think it’s kind of boring now. But Parks and Rec? That is some funny stuff. And also? Awake. I like Awake. Going to go check out pajiba now. Thanks for that.


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