I am trying to be popular. It is something I have been working on since I was about 8. This whole internet thing may actually make it possible. So if you are reading this, I need you to go ahead and make it official. There is a "Follow" button over there on the right. Apparently, until you click on it, you are not official. (sigh) I know that being official is important to you. You better go fix that. All the cool kids are doing it. (Well, not ALL of them yet, but this is your chance to be a trend-setter).
You see, I REALLY want to be a writer -- full-time (I mean in addition to being a full-time wife/mother/Facebook addict). But with 4 kids, I am going to have to go get a real job that requires make-up and shoes or else those aforementioned kids will be living at home when they are 30 because I won't be able to send them to college so that they can get real make-up and shoe jobs of their own. So I have a plan. IF I can get my blog popular enough that people are reading this random stuff that flows out with very little effort, then every once in awhile I can slip in a meaningful piece that I have written and get honest feedback from people who "know" me. THEN I can hone my writing skills, and possibly get published. You see, it lends credence to my legitimate claim to be a writer if I have actual people who at least appear interested in what I am writing.
Also, this is a very good outlet for me. When I am working on a story, it is usually like trying to eat an entire cheesecake. At first, I am really excited and thinking "Yay!! Cheesecake!! Gimme a fork and back away slowly!!" And after a little while, I start to get stuck or bored and then its like "Oh...cheesecake? Okay, I guess." And if I can't get unstuck or find a new direction, it becomes "I DON'T WANT ANY MORE *&^%^$*& CHEESECAKE!! I AM OFFICIALLY ON A DIET!!" I have an entire file on my computer of unfinished stories entitled "Cheesecake."
By being able to come here and type random thoughts or share specific stories about my kids or my husband or my ever-so-exciting life as a stay-at-home mom, I can sometimes clear out the cobwebs in my head allowing me to see that next bite of "cheesecake" so I can pick up the fork again. That, and I can't afford therapy, so this is kind of a substitute for that too.
So, check out the rest of my posts and when you are convinced that once or twice a year you might want to know what random crap is being said here, click on the "Follow" button. Then please push this blog on your friends -- tell them that I am hilarious, insightful, poignant -- tell whatever lie you need to in order to get them to click on that "Follow" button. I will TRY on a regular basis to be all of the above -- hilarious, insightful, and poignant. I guarantee only this: there will be times that I succeed, and times that I will fail miserably.
**Oh, and while you are here, if you see a bar at the top from Google that says "This page is in 'Spanish'" and a hyperlink that says "Not in Spanish? Help us improve." PLEASE let them know that this page is in English!!! My last name is a Spanish word and is in the blog's title, but seriously?? One word? One Spanish word and they label the WHOLE page as being Spanish?? It is that type of stereotyping that pisses me off.