OMG you guys. It’s been a while. It may have even been a while and a half, I am not even sure. I fell asleep and I woke up and it was the year 3076, blogs were obsoletes and I was actually deceased.
Yet here I am. Ever the crafty one, I built a time-machine in 3076 (yes from beyond the grave) and I beamed myself back to 2019. I found a tiny 11″ laptop and a sofa and I figured: why not?
I came back here to ask you and ask myself some very fundamental questions, such as: do I even still like triangles? Are they a thing? Were they ever? Is my cat really stealing the dog’s food?!? Well yes, it would appear that greedy f***er is stealing my dog’s food!!!
You know what though? I missed writing a blog. Instagram is insta-boring, I can’t deal with writing stuff (meaningful or not) on my phone’s tiny keyboard, while fighting with predictive text and going cross-eyed / blind. Some people do it great. It’s just not my thing. I realised it doesn’t actually need to be my thing. I can tell other people how to do it. But for me? Meh.
Wanna know what’s not so boring? My life. It’s been full of action in the past million years since I last wrote on here. Not sure why I stopped. Lack of time, lack of motivation, severe burnout (I did ride this pony for over a decade) – a great collaborative effort. Now I live in Los Angeles, I told you that already, I guess it hasn’t been that long after all… See ya in 30 years! Only joking. Maybe.
The truth is I was just sitting here replying to some work emails (yeah I haven’t just been living off of my royalties all of that time) and my mind wandered over to wordpress. I felt like I might have to “update some plug-ins”. And indeed I did. But clearly I needed to write something.
And here I am, a few paragraphs further down the page, trying to figure out how the new wordpress works while trying to figure out what I can even tell you about my life. Are you even interested? Do I care? I guess time will tell. I feel excited about blogging again like I did in 2007 though. Writing for my mum and a handful of friends was nice. A happy and carefree place I wish to reclaim now. I may have made a few new friends along the way, some of you have been following me from platform to platform for many years, like as many goombas running after Mario. No, I am not wearing red dungarees, but this could be arranged. No, there probably won’t be an outfit post to prove it, you will have to take my word for it.
GAWD, it feels good to hear the familiar tappity-tap-tap of my macbook keyboard. It is SO good. So so good.
So where do I begin/begin again?
Did you think I was going to start with a heart to heart? A wholesome overshare? I thought about it. It will come in time. I have a lot to catch you up on. Life has been weird out here. It’s been quite the ride. I met some awesome people, I met some toxic people. On balance it worked out though.
Oh I know where to begin! I went to NYC last week. It was my first time back there since I was 12 years old. That’s a whole 28 years ago. I can’t even tell you if it changed as I don’t even remember what it was like then. I also can’t remember what I had for lunch today. Actually scratch that, I can. I had kelp pesto noodles, they were delicious.
Back to NYC… I didn’t love it. I might write a whole post about it, because it deserves an explanation. So perhaps that’s not the first thing I should be telling you.
Perhaps I could tell you that I started a cool company with a friend. It’s called NOEIN. It’s fairly new, but doing well. Working with a friend is endlessly rewarding too. She’s so smart and the perfect partner. It’s really hard to catch up after that long, isn’t it? Maybe I will just skim on a few things and then dig deeper over time.
We bought a house. Looks like Los Angeles is our real home now. It’s nice, has a yard for the dog, beams for the cat, bedrooms for the humans and a great view over the hills and the Golden State Freeway. The perfect way to fuel my imagination. I love looking at cars and imagining what people are doing and where they are going. Most likely they are thinking “how much longer must I be stuck in traffic? Do I now live in my car? Is this my life?” but who knows.
I could tell you about my discovery of American culture and people, about the general weirdness of Los Angeles. I probably will. But not now. You will have to check back in. I can’t give it all up on the first date now, can I?
If you’ve been around for a while, hope you are doing great! If you somehow stumbled upon this page, welcome. This blog used to be quite organised and with great added value. If that’s what you are after, you should go visit my friends’ blogs instead. I intend on reviving this site mostly to host the ramblings of a mad woman (dis me) and occasionally chat with you about things we all care about. I might even invite a guest or two here and there, who knows.
This is just a platform. Welcome (back) to my platform.