Monday, February 13, 2012

Me and my blog

Mornin' world!  For a change of pace this morning, I am linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Make-Up for a 'lil "getting to know you" post. 

When I started this little blog of mine, it never really occurred to me to "introduce" myself seeing as most of the people reading it were family members and that boy I live with, but as it's grown (not by much, but grown nonetheless), I thought this link up might be a great time to share a little about myself and why I blog. 

1. Why do I blog??
Source: via Erica on Pinterest

I started this blog for a lot of reasons.  First and foremost, I like to write....I always have.  When I was younger and I got asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I always envisioned myself working for a cool magazine and being some fabulous Carrie-Bradshaw-esque columnist.  When I went to college, I started out as a journalism major, but quickly realized they didn't offer any classes on writing about your butt jiggle or your obsession with chocolate or your assertion that you may be dating a lab puppy.  So, after a few semesters, I changed my major and bid adieu to my career in writing. 

That's one reason I blog.  And if I am being's a very very small reason.  The main reason is that I have the most random thoughts.  I guess I must have this inner monologue that continuously spews random thoughts, ideas, and sarcasm.  I needed an outlet for that.  And mostly I wanted to see if anyone else in the world was as strange as I am and figured blogging was a great way to find out.

2. What is my blog about??

Nothing.  True story.  My blog is the "Seinfeld"of blogs.  It's not really about anything.  I have no fashion tips or make-up tutorials, and I don't live anywhere remotely interesting that would allow me to post things like "Taryn's adventures in the big city!".  I simply write about my life and the people in it, and what I'm up to, and occasionally throw a picture in of my dog taking a nap. 

3. So, who the heck am I?

I'm Taryn.  I mean, that's my name anyways.  I'm in my late-ish 20's, and I live in Lexington, KY (well, Nicholasville, KY but let's not get technical okay?) with my fiance and our dogs.  I have a job as an outside sales rep...that involves meeting with people and selling them things so I can, in turn, bring money home and buy things.  If you couldn't tell....I don't blog about work.  This blog is not about my professional life (other than my career as a future model).  I have two sisters and a brother, and parents too.  I also have 2 nephews that pretty much melt my heart. 

I am dry and sarcastic and a lot of my blogs are satirical in nature.  That's just me.  I am fiercely close with my family, and despite the ridiculous things I post about the boy I'm supposed to marry, I love him more than anything (and I have a sneaky suspicion he loves me too).  I moved in with my fiance in October and have been spending most of my free time (when I'm not working) going through boxes of my fiance's nonsense and trying to explain to him why we don't have room in our very (very) modest sized home for more than one moving box full of old printer cords, his 2010 "papers" including every utility bill and receipt from the year, and a framed picture of his high school football team. 

4.  What are my hobbies?

Truth be told I don't have a lot of hobbies that have survived into my adult life.  The only "hobby" I make time for on a daily basis is the gym.  I use the term "hobby" loosely in that situation because although I do not enjoy working out, I really can't stand not doing it.  I mentioned in my last post about how much I love to read, but sadly even that has taken a backseat to exhaustion most days.  I guess blogging would be my only real hobby that I really try to keep at...well, sort of.  I must admit that my blog has taken a backseat to wedding stuff lately.  And let's be clear - wedding planning is NOT a hobby.  It's a chore.  I promise you that.  Don't get me wrong, I am ecstatic to marry my guy, but if I had it my way, I would love to just fast forward to the wedding (without me having to plan it), and our married life together.  I long for the days when I could sit on the couch at night and not feel obligated to do something wedding-related or guilty because I wasn't doing something wedding-related. 

5.  What's my favorite thing to blog about?

I could probably dedicate an entire blog to the ridiculous and puzzling conversations that happen between me and the boy.  Here's a topic of conversation that comes up frequently...I call it The Great Underwear Debate.  I am curious if anyone else has had a similar conversation with their boyfriend/fiance/husband?

While getting ready for "date night" one night...
K: Are those the underwear you're going to wear?
Me: Yeah...why, what's wrong with them?
K: Nothing.  I was just curious.
Me:  Seriously?  These are cute underwear...
K: I didn't say anything...
Me:  You don't like them?
K: They're fine...
Me: What's wrong with them?
K:  They're granny panties.
Me: No they're not!  These are cute underwear!  And they're really comfy!  My grandmother would not wear these...
K:  Let me explain something to you....guys only break underwear down into 2 categories: "Granny panties" and "I'm gonna get some panties".
Me: That's stupid.  There are way more than 2 categories.  There's your cute everyday underwear, your thong underwear, your kinda sexy underwear, your super sexy underwear, and your I'm feeling fat underwear. 
K: And what are those that you have on?
Me: My cute everyday underwear.  Let's be honest...we're having dinner at the Copper River in Nicholasville...i don't think that calls for lace. 

Oh, and to be clear, these cute Vicky's Secret undies are my "cute everyday underwear":

Am I way off base here?

See....these are the things I need the blog world let me know when I'm crazy, or to reassure me that I'm marrying a weirdo. 

Anywho...I hope you non-family member blog readers of mine enjoyed learning a little more about me, and for those of you who may be stopping by, I'm glad to have you!  Feel free to stay a while and make yourself at home!


Cait said...

so cute Taryn :) I love this and can't wait to get to know you and your lovely blog!

Amanda said...

Bahahahahah! Those are cute every day undies. I think it's funny that he doesn't like those. M and I were shopping on Saturday and that's the cut that he picked out that he loves. Strange, right? I guess our men think of undies differently.

Emily said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Me and my boy have a very similar conversation to that almost every time we are getting ready for a date nite... I thought he was insane so I am so glad that someone else goes through that too!

I was already a follower, but I stopped by on the link up today because I adore your blog!

Victoria said...

cute cute cute!!

nice to "meet" you! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the blue dress you are wearing the one of your pictures. Oh my goodness, that last conversation is hilarous!


Anonymous said...

First off, I already love you & this is the only post I've read so far! You are hilarious but then again I am pretty easily amused. I love that you said your blog is about nothing, I've never heard it explained that way but that's exactly how I feel about my own blog.

I'm glad I found you through the link up =]

Christine Thomas said...

Love your blog!! Found you through Neely's link-up and I am a new follower ;)

E said...

Oh yes. I am so glad you linked up and shared your blog. I lurrrve that you say you're sarcastic because I definitely read your post in a tone I would use whilst being sarcastic. Awesome. Looking forward to more!

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

I knew I'd love your blog as soon as I read 'writing about your butt jiggle' haha

Monica said...

so glad I found your blog! I wish you lived in Chicago, we would be great friends!

Kari said...

Girlie, you have a cute blog! I am so glad I came across it. I love blogging about random things, too!

poptartyogini said...

I just started blogging and ran across yours. I'm pretty sure I like t because I'm dry, sarcastic and blog about nothing too. And now if you'll excuse me, my husband has the day off work and seems to be redecorating our bathroom. Pray for me!

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