Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sorry #168: Or, My Blog's New Mantra, "Everything that Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong"

Hello. I know on October 31st, I tempted you guys, my lovely, patient, and far too kind readers, with a photo and blurb about some devils food cupcakes that look devilish and stabbed. These guys:

I was all "This is part 1! Part 2, with the recipes and more pics, will be up tomorrow when I have more time!"

And then, once again, life took a meandering course. Part 2 never happened. 

I had been so proud of myself. I wasn't letting you guys down at all before that point! I had written consecutive posts. I had successfully launched a giveaway (even though it took me awhile to get the daggum prize in the mail. Ever get that book, Mercedes? You are super awesome, again, for your patience there). 

I think I dared the forces of the universe with my overall joy at being the kind of blogger you guys deserved. I was all "I am good at this! And working the routine like it's no big thing!" And life was like "Routine?! BAM!"

Ulcers (MISERY! no cooking, no eating, just blech), 2 trips with 2 missed flights, bronchitis, multiple doctors, 2 dogs running rampid through the house, 1 having seizers, 1 attempting to lick himself to death/the point of bleeding, 5 roommates at war, 5 roommates making up, 100 Halloween decorations being torn down, 1 thanksgiving holiday with the family, 150 Christmas Decorations (including one charming tree) being put up, 2 birthdays, 4 football games, 1 novel writing month, and then my supposed routine later...

And this blog once again got rocked with nothingness. 

I apologize for breaking routine a lot on this blog since I moved to DC. It seems like my life out here is full of excuses, energy, and exhaustion. This time, my apology will not be empty. I intend to make up for my failings in full. What that  means is: I should have posted 4 entries and have not. By Friday, I have 5 planned. 

I know, empty so long and now just jumping back in, full force. 4 make up entries, 1 for this week. We'll be back on track and updated if it kills me :)

Which, it won't, I actually have my life in order again so, and let's hope this doesn't dare fate or any other forces, we should click back into a nice rotation once more...

Knock on wood.

So, without further ado, expect Halloween Part 2 and then some lovely Thanksgiving recipes in the near soon. No, this is not an empty promise, which I know you have heard before. This is really true. 

Hey, also. You may notice that I added two buttons to my side panel. One looks like this:
20 something bloggers has also been neglected by me as of late but, that doesn't make it any less awesome. I frankly lost here by not having enough time to bond with the group of people who run these pages and who rock the chat room. If you are in your 20s (or close enough, kind of fluttering at the borders) you should check it out. These people are great, their blogs inspiring, hysterical, and engaging. 

Pretty much, go to them. Please. I have been trying to make the time myself (obviously failing) and that is one of my biggest regrets of the past month. They are awesome over there. 

Alright, on to my other web addiction. And I do mean addiction:
I am not sure if I have HAD time this past month or MADE time for Pinterest. Pinterest is a web page that, if you don't know/use, you need to start now. Most of you have food blogs yourselves, blogs I follow, and I pin recipes up from you on a pretty consistent basis. When I have spare time at lunch/breaks, I am pinning. On the metro on my phone, I will take a few minutes to pin. 

It's routine now. Like checking my e-mail. But worse because this is way fun.

Anyway. If you follow me on Pinterest, I will find and follow you. If you don't have an account, you can scroll through my recipe boards anyway and likely find some recipes 

For those of you who think I am talking like a crazy person (pins? boards?), the basic premise of Pinterest is that you create an account to manage your own online cork "boards". You then "pin" to these boards whatever you like. I have boards for food, fashion, crafts, holidays, etc. When I come across great recipes online, I pin them to my food board. You can also "explore" Pinterest's main page, see what people are pinning, and if you like something someone else pinned, repin it for yourself.

It really is simple once you start, promise. Sorry if that all still causes small explosions of the mind.

Alrighty, enough of this. We are going to figure out together a good pattern to continue down for the future. In the meantime, this week you get 5 posts. Look for them please and try and trust me again slowly to be a blog worth following :)

Love you all very very much <3

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