You know what I hate? When you take a hiatus from something (like, oh I don’t know, BLOGGING) and are thinking of starting again but are nervous (because what if you have nothing interesting to say?!), and people are all *up in your grill saying ‘don’t worry about it! it’s just like riding a bike! it will all come back to you’. Because really, when does that ever happen? When’s the last time you quit something and started up again and it was effortless? And am I the only one who ever finds riding a bike challenging?
Don’t answer the last question.
But seriously though, I’ve found that very few things are simple to re-start again. Relationships, cars with dead batteries… everything you want to do requires work. The end. I’m not saying that it’s not worth it, not at all- faaar from it actually, but it would be nice if instead of people making things sound effortless if they instead said something like this:
The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry you
You ain’t heavy, you’re a blogger.
Or something. Okay those are actually the lyrics of “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’, with a modern day twist. But you get the idea.
ANYWAY. So I was reading through my archives laughing at my own jokes looking for inspiration and I found this list I did a few years ago. And decided that while I ease my way back into the blogging world of sharing my thoughts and feelings and thoughts on everything (holy cats, COLTS?! Get it together?! Also can someone get Bradley Whitford a job please? Sweet goodness I miss his face.), an updated version of this list would be perfect. Onward!
NFL over CFL
breakfast and lunch over brunch
peonies over roses
Modern Family over The Office
Ryan Reynolds over Ryan Gosling (this one sort of hurt my soul to type)
H.A.D over either of the Ryan’s (that one felt good to type. Go ahead, roll your eyes universe, ROLL YOUR EYES)
tea and partying over the Tea Party
buying music over free downloads
L’oreal voluminous mascara over Dior mascara
wizards over vampires
Universal Studios over Disneyland
Real Housewives of New Jersey over Jersey Shore (you don’t want to know how long I contemplated this one)
Thanksgiving over Christmas
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” over “Green Eggs and Ham”
bbm over twitter
old twitter over new twitter
twitter over facebook
everything over facebook, actually
creamed corn over corn on the cob
The Amazing Race over Survivor
Italy over France (I like sounding pretentious. Now pass me the Evian and my watch fob!)
COLTS over every other team in the NFL
pirates over sailors
Ree Drummond over Martha Stewart
big bags over big bangs
Bear Grylls over grizzly bears
“The Time Travelers Wife” over “Her Fearful Symmetry” (multiplied by one billion)
campfires over fireplaces
wool socks over slippers
Lauren Conrad over Kristin Cavallari (and yes! I DO hate myself for having a preference)
appetizers over dessert
12 Angry Men over Mad Men
Taylor Momsen the singer over Taylor Momsen the actress
I did a Part II here. If you know, you are interested who wins the battle between salsa and ketchup in my universe.
*yes, I giggled typing that.