Sunday, June 13, 2010

Why now?

I've often said that I could never start a Twitter. While I enjoy reading the daily (or hourly) goings-on of various celebrities, who would ever want to "follow" me? How sad is it to have only a few people who care enough about what you have to say that they'd actually like updates whenever you feel the need to tell the world what you're eating for breakfast or doing on a lazy Saturday afternoon or thinking about the most recent Sex and the City movie?

Why, then, would I ever start this blog? In many senses it's the same as a Twitter account, without the character limits. The truth is, I figured it was about time. How many hours of the Food Network must I log, how many pages of Cook's Illustrated must I (re-)read, how many batches of Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies must I bake up before I finally succumb to the ever-growing blogosphere, nestled over here in the food blog category? I've been reading them for years (food blogs, that is) and my foray into blogging isn't completely uncharted territory. It just seemed time to start one of my own - a place where I'd have my own voice, because I'm pretty sure my friends and family could care less about the ultimate banana bread recipe, even though it excites me.

I hope you'll stay with me as I figure out this whole blog thing (including the photos). I've got a lot to learn, but I'm so eager to get started I can hardly stand it. So yes, it did seem time, especially as I enter college this fall. Plus, now that I am a true college girl, the blog name really fits. (Bonus points if anyone can figure out its origin.)


  1. Yay - I can't wait to read this - you better post often! I'm not sure what you'll be blogging about when you actually are a college girl - maybe you can spend some of your mathnasium money on fun dinners out in atlanta! love you!

  2. ah, welcome to the blogworld - looking forward to following along! (and very glad you named this "culinary memoirs" instead of "erotic memoirs"...yes, I remember that from the O.C. :-)

  3. if the ultimate banana bread recipe excites you-then hopefully you'll make it and share with your friends and family-who will then get excited that you found the ultimate banana bread recipe-we can all hold hands and sing kumbaya :-)

  4. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. Your mom talks about your cooking a lot and about how delicious it is. Now I can read all about it!