Oh, hello there. My name is Carly. This is my very first blog.
I have to be honest with you from the start. I know almost nothing about blogging. I don’t even follow any blogs (not yet, anyway). You’re probably asking yourself “Why would Carly suddenly join the blogosphere out of nowhere?? This is madness!” That’s an excellent question. I’ll tell you why. I’ve decided I need a creative outlet for all of the ridiculous thoughts that go through my head. I’m often observing the world around me and, as a result, I’m constantly thinking and analyzing and wondering about so many things at once. I also enjoy writing and being creative, but I don’t get the opportunity very often. But most importantly, I fear that my poor family and friends may take their own lives if they are forced to listen to my babbling much longer. I tried keeping a diary, but that made me feel like a 13 year-old girl, especially with all the butterflies and hearts I kept drawing in the margins. I’m probably breaking a major blogging rule by not having a main focus, but alas, that doesn’t matter because I’m not blogging to make money. This blog is for entertainment purposes only (mostly for myself). I’ll be providing my thoughts on a wide range of topics, as well as giving updates on the happenings in my life. I’m still learning the basics of setting up my site, so bare with me
I’ve set up a few ground rules for myself, as follows: no discussion of politics, religion or accounting (for both your sake and mine). It’s also important for the reader to know that I have no shame whatsoever. I’m more than willing to admit when I do or say something stupid for the sake of others’ entertainment. I’m also being silly or sarcastic 99% of the time, so please don’t take anything I say too seriously (i.e., please don’t report my friends or family to a suicide hotline based on the comment in the first paragraph above; they will not be amused).
Here’s a brief autobiography, in case you’re a scary stranger needing a back-story:
- I’m a 26 year-old female
- I’m an accountant (let’s all collectively sigh)
- I’m single (let’s all collectively sigh, again)
- I was born in Alaska and live in Texas
- I recently bought a house and have a great roommate (who was also born in AK and lives in TX- coincidence, you ask?? Nope.)
- I desperately want a dog
Among many other things, I enjoy:
- TV and movies
- Giving unsolicited advice
- Hot chocolate
- Trying to learn about sports (really, I’m trying, although I don’t know if I really enjoy this)
- All things medical
- My alone time
- Board games, especially Monopoly
- Curly noodles
- My Snuggie
- Parentheses, bullet points and measuring unmeasurable things with percentages
Let me expand a bit on this last point. Although I generally judge those who use grammar incorrectly, I admit there are a few topics that never sunk (sank?) in during English class, and the proper use of parentheses is one of those. I apologize (not really). Also, the use of bullet points reduces the amount of required reading, which is invaluable. Regarding the percentages, it’s easier to explain 75% of my thoughts with math of some sort.
I would also like to point out that, contrary to what several items on the list above may suggest (combination of TV and movies, my alone time, my Snuggie), I am not a cat lady. I don’t have cats and I appreciate cleanliness.
So, grab a seat, your Snuggie and your favorite warm beverage (I suggest Land O’ Lakes mint hot chocolate- I buy in bulk). Or, if you’re a guy, grab a cold drink and get as far away from the Snuggie as possible. We have a lot to talk about.