Chancy Chatter

These are the potentially dangerous words of an over fed, under appreciated, tattooed, formerly pierced and occasionally purple-haired, wife and mom.

Monday, September 19, 2005

At Last!

The new blog is finally open for business! It isn't quite perfect yet but it'll have to do for now. It's called Betty Crocker Syndrome in homage to my habit of baking and cooking when I am depressed, angry, frustrated or otherwise near insanity.

Look around, it's much prettier than this green shell and has some fun features as well. One thing you won't find yet is a blogroll. Part of my fatigue with blogging was the nearly unavoidable social clique-iness that seems to surround it. I needed a break from that. I think that eventually there will be links but for now your comments will serve as a list of those I consider allies in the blog world. I've been down long enough to have weeded out the fair weather readers, so to speak.

So. Why are you still here??? Go read, leave me a comment, make the new place feel like home!


Monday, September 12, 2005

Stalling for time...

For those of you who have gently complained that the new blog thing is taking too long I would like to direct your attention to my latest post at Infinite Monkeys. I would be getting more done at the new blog but it just so happens that I am now EMPLOYED. That's right. I am actually getting paid to sit at my computer typing in my pajamas. Which is exactly what I do most of the day anyway. Not to mention, I am now a local celebrity as the post at infinite Monkeys will explain.

I swear, on my old faithful green template that I'll post a link to the new and improved place soon!


Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Well decisions have been made and secret plans developed. Templates are being hacked and creativity is running amuck. I will be moving. I don't want anyone getting their panties in a twist. I'm not leaving or abandoning anyone or anything. I will still be the flirty, deviant, melodramatic, blogger I have always been. I'll just have a new address and new attitude. Think of it as the well rounded version of me. A fantastic casserole of who I am, a wife, a mother, writer, unwilling convert to the rural south, maker of fine baked goods and sexy, sexy bitch*. I am really excited about the new place. It should be up within a week or so and although I am dying to tell everyone all about it, that would ruin the surprise. Rest assured the 4 of you (or maybe 5) that are still checking in on me will be rewarded with the new and improved URL very soon!

*This sentence highly influenced by Jodi-isms


Thursday, September 01, 2005

The only thing that stays the same is change.

I apologize for my absence.

September is the birthmonth of my blog. I am not sure of the exact date because my original blog had to be "moved" and although I took most of my archives with me, my first week or so was lost. It's safe to say I started mid September of 2004. Guess what I am getting my blog for it's birthday? A new home. A new outfit. A fresh start.

For a few months now I have been feeling disgruntled and bored in this green space. My inspirations have changed and evolved. The subjects that once seemed so liberating now seem confining instead. I want to build a broader horizon for myself. If there is one thing I can not tolerate it is being boxed in, whether real or perceived, it is a feeling I loathe. Probably the new space will house the same old rambling you've come to expect from me but I'll feel better about it. I tend to be nomadic by nature, an urge that has been seriously suppressed in my real life. The people I love need stability and it's my responsibility to provide it. But here, where short attention spans are the rule, there is no reason why I can't go in whatever direction beckons me. If I see something shiny floating in the distance I can chase it until something else distracts me.

I am not sure exactly how I'm going to accomplish this yet. I am looking into everything from revamping at this URL to starting over at a new place completely. It seems like it might take some time. In the meantime I'll be posting at Infinite Monkeys from time to time. When I decide and get things set up I will most likely just post the link here. That way those of you who want to keep reading can.

Change - Melissa Etheridge

"...And so it goes
This too shall pass away
It cuts so strange
The only thing that stays the same
Is change
The only thing
That stays the same
Is change

I'm not so sure where I have been
I don't know just where I'm going
Hard as I hold it in my hand
I can stop the wind from blowing..."

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