Mini-me: Blogger, academic, Emma Peel devotee, lifelong grocery shopper, supportive wife of a DIY savant, ever thinking and only occasionally overreactive mother of two young adults, latent and sometime community activist, secondary enabler of a serially spoiled dog…
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Unabridged version: OK. Here’s the deal. I love reading profiles but hate writing them. They may be the only thing I hate to write since I actually love writing virtually everything else and always have. When I read profiles on other blogs, they are succinct and seem to capture the very essence of the person or the blog.
My attempts, on the other hand, result in something horribly hokey or artificial and almost border on the pathetic because they end up saying nothing meaningful, kind of the profile version of the voice of Charlie Brown’s teacher. I’m beginning to think I have no essence to capture. Dang.
Plus, I seem to be able to produce only essays—at the drop of a hat, I tell you— instead of the brief and pithy posts everyone else appears perfectly capable of creating. But I guarantee that if you have the patience to slog through a handful of my posts, you will know more about me than you could ever possibly want to know.
And if all of this wasn’t enough, there are almost no photos on my blog—for now. All of the images on my blog, and there are a ton, are expressed in words. Perhaps when cameras are implanted in our eyes, I’ll get around to it. Suffice it to say, I appreciate good photography but am less than artful in its production.
So two things I’d have you note about me: I write posts of essay-length (but, hey, they are thoughtful, at least!) and I cannot be glib. Wry once in a while, maybe, and sardonic now and again, but never glib. Even if I had the personality or inclination to be so, my Midwestern sensibilities would shut that down in a heartbeat. Now scoot along and enjoy some musings on life at Flat Rock Creek!
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