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Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm baaaaaack!

I would assume with the many followers out there, people may have noticed the plunge in blog posts. I know this was very disappointing...but I'm back! Perhaps 30 straight days was a bit radical but I believe that the real problem here is my hobby commitment.

Over the years I have felt the need to devote my life to something. That something could be anything. The most obvious first hobby that comes to mind is bicycling. After college, I decided what better way to spend a free afternoon, but on a bike - perfect in solitude and with friends! I grabbed my bike expert Ryan and headed to Target. At least I was smart enough to not buy anything too expensive! I went on a few rides with friends, but alone was lame. Then, late one night, I was wooed into an "easy" little bike ride in Aurora. It was called the Night Ride and it was a NightMARE. Everyone says it's SO fun and easy but it was literally the worst 4-1/2 hours of my life...yes, it took me that long to ride 25mi on a bike in the middle of the night...through a rape zone. Fermilab after hours was a scary place. F Bike Riding as a hobby!

Shortly after that, I purchased a teach yourself to knit book and starter set. I was a natural! I got through a few inches of my first scarf. Then everybody started going to the bar, so I put that down. Several years later I was convinced to take a class. This was last winter. I was such a superstar! Attending Knitting 101 every week...I bragged to coworkers...I made a yarn washcloth. Life was great! After graduating, Sadie really tried to get me to sign up for a Socks class...but it just seemed silly to spend like $100 on yarn to make A pair of socks. This hobby sucked...plus, who wants to knit when the weather starts to warm up?

After that, I got engaged then married and just made Brian my hobby. He is a lot of work! After all, you all saw that last post with Sears (FYI, to follow-up, Sears has sent Brian an email apologizing for the bike being out of stock and has offered him a $15 gift card).

So, never fear my blogging fans! This post is my first step towards re-committing. I mean, in retrospect, it doesn't hurt my ass, doesn't make me too hot and doesn't give me a headache!

3 comments:

AlsoALoser said...

Knew you couldn't do it for 30 days in a row. You're a talker, not a do-er. The world is full of people with your weakness. What are you going to fail at next?

Kristin said...

what is your problem alsoaloser??? This blog is for friends and family of Lauren and Brian. If you are neither than there is no reason for you to be reading this blog, let alone commenting on it!!! Now lets go back to kindergarten and remember...if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all!

But if you do have something to say, why don't you be an adult and say it to Lauren's face instead of hiding behind an anonymous comment on a blog????

You are the ONLY loser here!

Kristin said...

What is your problem alsoaloser??? This blog is written for friends and family of Lauren and Brian. If you are neither of these things you have no business reading it. Let alone commenting. Lets go back to kindergarten and remember: if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Or if you do have something to say, why not be an adult and tell Lauren to her face, instead of hiding behind an anonymous comment on a blog!!!

You are the ONLY loser here!