Friday, October 9, 2009

Welcome

So... Hi. For anyone who doesn't already know (which I seriously suspect will be no one, but that's completely not the point), I'm Kirsti. I'm a Melbourne girl, born and (partly) raised, but for the past year and a bit I've been living in Canberra, Australia's backwater/capital city. I've been thinking about doing this blogging thing for a while for reasons that will be explained shortly, but it's only within the past couple of weeks that I've thought about it seriously. A couple of months ago, I discovered the joy of Cake Wrecks. Honestly, what's not to love about the hilarity that is to be found therein?? Anyway, through Cake Wrecks, I recently discovered the wonderful world of The Pioneer Woman, which is officially my new favourite thing in the world (Well, besides Twilight snark, but that's a whole different kettle of fish...). If you've got a spare hour or five hundred, check it out. It's disturbingly addictive. And then tonight I went to see Julie & Julia at the movies with a couple of friends, and suddenly creating a blog seemed like the most logical thing in the world. Although I doubt I'll be working my way through 500-odd French recipes any time soon...

Having said all that, I do have another reason for creating this blog besides rambling on in a narcissistic fashion. And that is this: I have a bunch of friends and family in Melbourne (and elsewhere!) that I used to see or talk to or hang out with every day, or every week, or every month. And now that I'm in Canberra, it means I only see these people every three or four months, and that officially sucks. Because it means that these people that I used to see/talk to/whatever with great regularity are now out of the loop on the random day-to-day stuff that happens in my life. In some cases, there are extenuating circumstances, like jobs with crazy hours or recent additions to the family. In others? Well, life just gets busy... So my reason is this - I want to give these people - family and friends, all of whom I miss - a chance to stay in the loop in a non-SMSing, two line emailing, "Blah blah likes your Facebook status" kind of a way. Speaking of which, why is there still no "does not like" button?? It bugs me...

Oh, and just to get it out of the way, I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to write about, how often I'm going to write, or what I'm doing. Hell, at the moment I seem to spend my entire life not knowing what I'm doing... But more on that later. And apologies to Jane Austen for stealing a line from Mansfield Park as my title. But 99% of the time, that's all life is, so it seemed entirely appropriate! So welcome to my random rambling ravings - I hope they don't encourage you all to avoid me next time I'm home... ;)

K xx

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