Posted By Kristabella on March 21, 2013
For those of you who don’t know, about 2 weeks ago, I went up to Toronto to see her and her family and for one very special occasion. Emily, her oldest, was turning 12 and having her bat mitzvah. I have had the date of the party on my calendar for close to a year. I promised Emily I would be there, so there I was.
I’ve known Ali since 2008. We “met” online and planned to room together at BlogHer in San Francisco that summer. The first time I met her tiny self in real life was at the San Francisco airport in July of that year. My brother thinks it is weird, to this day, that I shared a bed with her in that hotel room for the weekend without ever having met her. Even though I’ve since stayed at her house, her dad’s house and 2 of her mom’s houses multiple times.
I’ve been to her mom’s house in Milwaukee so many times I’ve met almost every one there so I don’t have to explain how I know them. They know it is through the internet. And I no longer have to explain it. Which is nice, since you all know so well, that I hardly ever “blog” anymore.
I met some other family members up in Canada and had to explain everything all over again. But this time it was weird because I don’t write a lot. (And I don’t consider Ali an internet friend. She’s just one of my best friends. The Martells are like family.) But it made me think I should get back into the habit. So I want to write more. But seeing as it took almost 2 weeks to recap this, I’m not sure that is going to happen anytime soon.
I used to get the urge to write in the evenings. Between the hours of 3-5 PM I would have HILARIOUS thoughts and quips. It was my funny time of the day. That was when I would jot down notes for a post and then write it when I got home.
Now I notice that I’m the opposite. I have bright ideas in the shower in the morning. And I could write whole posts about my commute into work, which I’m sure the people of Twitter would appreciate. And earlier in the morning I have GREAT ideas! But it is early in the morning and I’m at work and busy and forget to write these things down. Then I get home and am exhausted and don’t even want to open the laptop.
I need to be better about taking notes and jotting things down so that when I get home in the evenings, I can just sit and write and not have to think about something to write about. I enjoy writing, I just hate the writer’s block that has plagued me for years. It is all Twitter’s fault, at least for me, because I just vent and share on there immediately instead of waiting to blog about it. Which, again, I’m sure is another thing Twitter would appreciate if I stopped doing it.
So that’s the plan. And to reward you for reading this rambling piece of garbage, here is video of me doing the Thriller dance flash mob at Emily’s Bat Mitzvah.