Or hello for the first time, if that is the case.
My name is Mandy, and this is my new blog. I’m starting fresh, folks. My old blog, while beloved by, well, me, has kind of fallen by the wayside. So instead of attempting to revive it and head in a new direction, I’m going to just start over. Clean slate. Tabula rasa.
I am keeping the title, though. I have ordinary addictions has been the title of every webpage I’ve ever had, going all the way back to college. It references the Gavin Friday song “Shag Tobacco,” in case you wondered. So on this bold, new adventure, I’m carrying a little piece of the old Mandy along with me.
I’ve been itching to get back into blogging for a while now, but I wasn’t really sure how to start up again. My previous site was more of a detailing of what I was doing, what I was thinking… and I think that just got stale for me. So instead, I’m going to write about something rather than nothing. My Twitter profile says that I am a “culture and travel nerd.” So I think that’s what will fuel this blog.
Culture can mean any number of things to me. I’m fairly active in the Dallas theater scene, so I might write about a show I saw or an upcoming production. I love movies and television, so maybe I’ll give a mini-review of something I’ve just seen. Anyone who knows me is aware of my massive interest in music, so rest assured that I’ll be ruminating on albums or songs once in a while. I’ve recently begun writing, and I’d like to use this blog partly as a writing and literary journal of sorts. I might talk about art or fashion or pop culture. And I’m not sure if this is allowed or not (hey, I make up the rules here, right?), but I’m going to talk about food too. Food can be a cultural experience.
As for the travel part… yes, I travel frequently. So I’ll probably write about that too. But instead of just “Today we saw such-and-such museum, and ooh my feet hurt” or whatever, I’ll try to write at least somewhat intelligently about what I’m experiencing. But, in keeping with my new style, it’s not going to be a travel diary… more like a topic or two about a place I’ve been.
Oh, and since I’m Mandy, I’m totally going to post cute pictures of my dog if I feel like it. Or whatever.
So I hope you’ll come along for the ride. It’s not going to be all srs bsns all the time… it’s just going to be more than what I ate for lunch or how annoyed I am at some inconsequential nothing. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll subscribe to my RSS feed. xxx