November 10, 2015

I Stopped Blogging for a Month, and Here's What Happened

... I started blogging a few weeks later and titled my post with a deliberately click-baity title.

Ok, I know, that was lame. You don't have to say it. And I am truly sorry if you clicked this post thinking I'd share something shocking.

(Except that I'm not really sorry. Because as George W. Bush once wisely said...


And seriously, you can't tell me you've never clicked on a blogger's "I went on a juice cleanse, and here's what happened next" post only to be disappointed to hear that she started feeling slightly hungry. Act like you've done this before, you know?)

Anyway, I stopped blogging temporarily mostly because wedding planning is like a needy set of triplets drinking Diet Coke, and also as a personal vendetta against public opinion-sharing. I guess I just read one too many comments about the #MerryChristmasStarbucks debacle, and decided that we'd be okay if everyone didn't tell us what they thought.

But when I told that to Derrick over our weekly Sunday tacos, Derrick told me that actually, he was very entertained by people online. In fact, he said that he followed Herm Edwards particularly for the opinions.

And since Herm and I are more or less one and the same, I figured that that this was my cue: time to jump right back on the blogging bandwagon and have at it. So let's just jump right in, shall we?

1. Sometimes, a cardboard coffee cup is just a cardboard coffee cup, not a political statement or brainwashing tactic. But if it really bothers you, just get an iced green tea. That way, you can ensure that your selfies are 100% PC.

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2. There are few things in life finer than a Maryland crab feast. And all of those things involve Old Bay anyway.

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3. Knowing your friend's wedding hashtag and not posting about it is equivalent to handing out raisins for Halloween. I mean, c'mon.

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4. Sometimes, social media is fake. Sometimes, you really do drop a carton of eggs at 8:30 on Tuesday morning.

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5. Florida doesn't suck.

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So there you have it, both my opinions for the week and also what I've been up to since I last posted. It's surprising that Herm has so many more followers on Twitter than I do, isn't it?

Also, if once monthly updates aren't cutting it, feel free to follow me on instagram, where I post about even more relevant and valuable matters. Such as these shoes.

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!