Monday, March 14, 2011

If I don't change it, is it really lying?

I wanted to write a comment on a BlogHer post but needed to log in and forgot my log in info. Soooooo, I did the whole rigamarole of asking for the password to be reset, yadda yadda yadda. Long story short (or IS it?), I reset the info and password and just happened to glance upon my "About me" info. When I read it, I nearly choked on my Aldi wine.

And I quote:

Chicagoland girl for my whole life, which just so happens to be 30 years. Wife, Mom of 3, like to rave over my children and laugh at myself. Pretty basic gal.

Did you catch it?

Did you?

"..30 years." As in, I was 30 when I wrote that. Is that possible? I looked again and, sure enough, 2007 was my sign up date.


I had to look at my archives to confirm this and choked on my wine again; I have been blogging since May of 2006.


Shouldn't I have a book or something by now? 5 years in the blog world equates to 36 years in the Real World. I am so old that I remember when some Really Big Bloggers were just wee sprouts, writing about their lives without hundreds (or thousands) of people hanging on their every word. And yet I still remain at approximately the same size I've always been. While that may be a good thing for my waistline, it doesn't make me feel extremely accomplished in the Blog Universe, you know what I mean?

Granted, I know why this is. I don't spend nearly enough time networking and responding on time isn't always my top priority. I write when I feel compelled, not when a calendar or deadline dictates and lately, my compulsion to write has been slightly lacking.

Still. 5 years and never a gigantic break.


Also, that whole "30 years old" thing kind of looped me over. I am turning 35 in less than a month. Closer to 40 than 30. Closer to 50 than 20. Closer to death than birth!

And so I pour another cheap glass of wine and ponder life and its meanings or lack thereof. I consider drunk tweeting and think that this is a brilliant way to commemorate such a revelation as today's. Or not. Drunk Tweeting is a double edged sword...

I shall consider it.
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