Monday, March 5, 2007

Captatio benevolentiae!

(~a bid for the goodwill of readers)

Well, well, well. My very own blog. This will take some getting used to, but bear with me. Once I'm out of my shell, I think I'm a lot of fun. I'm an avid journal keeper (I realize this is not the aforementioned 'fun' part of me.) I have been since I was 4 years old. I find journal writing to be very cathartic, and much cheaper than therapy. I am honest in my writing, but I also try to keep in mind that [one of] the aims in keeping a journal is for my children and grandchildren to one day read. I'm sure I censor. I wonder how this blog will come out. I guess I'll just let it.

I've been toying with the idea of having a blog for some time now. When I mentioned the idea to my husband he thought it was a great idea. He thinks I want to talk too much. I think he wishes it wasn't all in his direction. Then my best friend, Luisa, emailed me and pretty much commanded me to start a blog, and, well, I usually listen to her. Even she acknowledged that I "needed an outlet". So, I asked my husband what I should call my blog. His very first suggestion was "Little Miss Know-it-All". Very funny. (Is that taken?) I had a few Latin ideas with really cool symbolism, but he just turned to me and said, "And you're not a nerd HOW?" Well, only he can say that to me. He gets paid to be a nerd on TV. When a commercial or a TV show needs a nerd, they specifically request him. In fact, he's got a commercial running right now for McDonald's, in which he was cast as the necessary nerd. But even the director said he was "too nerdy". Yikes. I think he's adorable, and if being a nerd makes me fit closer to him, then give me a pocket protector and a protractor and let me tape up my glasses! I think I make "nerd" look really good.

Let the fun begin!


Luisa Perkins said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! Welcome to the blogosphere, dear Jenna! We will have such a good time!

Lisa W said...

Wow- I feel so honored to be apart of your "blog" world...even though I know nothing about it! Thanks for including me! Everything looks great!!

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party. Nice to meet ya.

My 3rd party favor give away has begun. If ya get a chance come on over.


Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

Welcome! And enjoy the ride!! Hope you'll post a preggy belly pic!


Tammy and Parker said...

Welcome to the Party! Parker and I are just dropping by to say 'Hello!"

Anonymous said...

i just had to owe over you in the photo with the lambie! I simply adore lambs! Welcome to the party!

Michelle said...

Hi there! Welcome to the blog world. Hope you're enjoying the party! :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Blogland. Hope you enjoy it here. It's very nice, I love it!

PEZmama said...

I love nerds.

Thanks for the visit to my blog. but I will warn you, if you get too far into my archives you will be bored out of your mind.

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Anonymous said...

Princess Jenna!
I am so pleased to see you reaching out in another way. I hope your circle of acquaintances expands far and wide. You have won too much wisdom to keep to yourself. Post everyday. You inspire me. I love you.

Slackermommy said...

You crack me up! Welcome to the blogosphere. Beware: It's addicting!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read more, I have missed our talks and time together. You've got me thinking about blogging? The jury is still out on that one. love ya!

Anonymous said...

You put in that picture of the sheep just to taunt me, didn't you? :o)

Looks great, Jen -- may you enjoy the journey.


Anonymous said...

hi jenna:
just wanted to check out some of the beginning. totally enjoying your blog and your emails :)

okay, writing for me is also a huge outlet, i also find it very cathartic at times (that is my word, too!), and i also am very honest in how i write. my thinking is if you can't be honest, what is the point of even taking pen to paper or keystroke to computer?

and your adam sounds like a lot of fun for you to be with. congrats on finding such a neat part of your life.

looking forward to more of your blog and you, kathleen :)

ps. glad you liked the good mail card and postcards and bookmark. thank you for such kindness that you have shown me so far.