Why, hello everybody!!! Welcome to "The Infamous Mandi J. Smith Blog That She Never Really Planned On Writing." I will be your host, MandiCrocker! YAY!!! :) Oh my gosh, how excited am I!? Very excited! Indeed, indeed... *fidgets about like a madcap professor looking for her notecards* Okay, okay-- cough, cough... here we go... Ahem:
Initially, I had ZERO intention to actually creeeeate a blog. My goal was more to reeeegister so I could therefore leave crazy comments on my frieeeeend's blogs at my leeeeeeeeisure. And I liked that! No pressure, little time.... I could save all that non-blogging energy & brainpower and direct it toward creating fascinatingly witty comments (aka: whippersnappers) on other people's blogs. In fact, "The Infamous Mandi J. Smith Blog That She Never Really Planned On Writing (we'll call it TIMJSBTSNRPOW for short) has been sitting here for about a year & a half as barren as a baby's bottom. HA! (That makes NO sense. I kill me).
I've always gotten a little chuckle out of my blog... because if you were to ever happen upon this infamous "blogless blog" site, there really were no entries! Just a blog that said, "Hey dudes... nothin' to see here. We're empty. Move it along now." Kinda like in a video game where you've already pillaged the secret cave for the gold coins or magic swords... And the little store dude waves you away. "Have I been here? Crap! I've already been here!!! Ahhhh!" (And then you exit the cave, the music changes back AGAIN to the same casio electronica you've been listening for two and a half hours & you want to shoot yourself in the face? Yeah, that feeling!)
Anyway! The chuckle I initially had is over, my friends. I'm cuttin' the stops & pulling out all the brass tacks or something. Getting down to business! Yeah, yeah, that's it! I'm going to pour forth what I truly believe will be a partially hilarious, mildly-fascinating blog. I've been UBERLY inspired by The Pioneer Woman and my friend & old roomie from college, Robyn (The Great Robini!) who is so nauseatingly creative & talented, I just had to join in on inspiration alone!
In college, I would just sit on my bed and stare creepily at Robyn and her gorgeous auburn locks... Her world of crafts & sewing kits & amazing recipes all magical & glittery from across the room. I'd point & say, "Pretty" and then I'd drool like a giant lame-O. (I still point & drool today. I just "own it" better. And thankfully she can't see me on the other side of the country). That's why I had to save all my energy on brainpower & wit for whippersnapper comments on her 3PeasInBrooklyn blog!!! She's like- THAT good, you guys. *sigh*
Oh yeah, sidenote. I use lots of run-on sentences.
This blog is pretty great for me because A) I never make ME time. Puh-shuh! And B) This will force me to try the things I've always wanted to try. Usually when I bake, the cake is for a friend's birthday or for an event. It's not about experimenting with "flavas" (MMC anybody?) I like or to try something new. So I'm going to do those things! YAY!!! That's scary!!! Sweet fancy Moses, I get heart palpitations just thinking about it...
And finally you may ask, "What will this blog be about?" Well, thank you for asking, Mary in Tacoma... Basically, TIMJSBTSNRPOW is going to be about whatever I want it to be about. Oh, snap! In your face, Mary!!! THE POWER!!! MUAHAHAHA! *crack of thunder* Franklin from Idaho wants to know: "When will you be posting your blogs?" Whenever I want to, Franklin!! Pow! *punches Franklin in the gut* How 'bout that, buddy!?? MUAHAHAHA!!! *again with the thunder* No... but for realios... Maybe once a week? Maybe twice a week? Maybe 15 times a day. It really depends on if Lost is on... Word.
So that's about it, little lambs! Whether it's cooking or baking, an 'art' or a 'craft,' if you will... a movie review... family story... a random chapter of a book I never intend to finish... (Although who knows! Give it a year and a half & I may change my ways. Maybe a little 'Mandi J. Smith Random Chapter Of A Book That She Never Intended To Finish' Novel? (We'll call it AMJSRCOABTSNITFN for short))! And here it will be forever & ever amen... like sands through the hourglass...
Good grief. :)
Till next time... you millions of dear, sweet, blessed readers... ;)