Today I was asking my office mates for some blog post ideas. I want to write more but I don’t get ideas on a daily basis. One colleague suggested writing about the things I am up to. But my blog is not about my daily life, I’m just not that exciting on an hour-by-hour basis. (Another colleague refused to believe I am a bit of a homebody and often enjoy my own quiet company to a night of socializing.)
For example, I could write about last night:
On the way home I picked up some cucumbers and tomatoes for the gazpacho I had planned for dinner. I came home and noticed the blender accoutrements were still in the dishwasher. So I washed them by hand. Then I chopped up the vegetables, blended all the ingredients and popped the soup in the fridge to chill.
Later, I ate my soup with my dinner companion of many years, Judge Judy. After some television I headed upstairs for my nightly bath with a good book.
Before I went to sleep I laid out my clothes â€” like I’ve been doing since I was a teen â€”for the next day. (My Mother did this for me when I was a kid and it stuck. It’s a good habit for someone who is barely functional in the first hour or so of the morning.)
See? Not that thrilling. If I decided to write about my regular life, I’d lose all of you to someone more exciting.
Another colleague (the last one in this tale) suggested I write about my new jeggings. Finally an idea I can run with…
Yes, today I wore these new pseudo jeans with no zipper and fake pockets. Every time I went to freshen up, I forgot I had to pull them off. Tucking in a undershirt into them was also an interesting elasticized experience, as was trying repeatedly to put things in nonexistent pockets. But I don’t think I can devote a whole post to my new pants no matter how flattering they indeed are.
I suppose I could write about my days at work and while I do enjoy my job, it’s not entertaining blog fodder. And besides, I’m a firm believer in not writing about my work (in any detail) in a public forum. So what’s left?
It seems we’re back to jeggings. So from now on, this blog will be dedicated to this new fashion innovation.
All jeggings, all the time.