07 January 2007

giving in

At the behest of Blogger, which has been imploring me to try NEW BLOGGER! for a while now, I've made the switch. How cliché: A new year, a new look.

I've long avoided the ultimate cliché of starting a new year—resolutions. Mostly because I despised succumbing to a cliché. But what is being in your late 20s but quiet desperation? Desperate people don't bother to eschew clichés, not when they offer potential avenues to soothing quarter-life malaise.

So I made resoultions to myself at the end of 2006. It just happened to be in time for the new year. I didn't write anything down; they're ideas swirling in my head—actions to take toward self-improvement. Yadda yadda yadda. I'm not even going to write them down here (and not because they are embarrassing, like resolving to purchase a vibrator or something).

I only write anything here at all out of the need to confess—to come clean about giving in to a cliché. And maybe because part of my malaise leaves me bereft of words, thus desperate for something to blog about. Hopefully my resolutions will take care of all that this year.

8 comments:

jay-c said...

I like it!

Katherine said...

I'm still wary about new blogger (which I also switched to last week). I liked old blogger. But your new digs are nice, and my sense is that once all the kinks are out, it will be worth it.

part-time buddha said...

I like the look, though I really hope you didn't choose OSU colors purposefully. You seem like such a nice girl.

peppermintlisa said...

ha! I totally didn't realize the color choice.
as the game currently plays on TVs across Ohio (and beyond) I am sitting here watching a Holocaust documentary.

Kevin said...

The new Blogger gave me a bunch of trouble, but I'm one of those people who refuses to cooperate and insists on using FTP to publish. The theme you picked is a nicely minimalist one. It's just that you put the weblog's title in all caps, so every time I look at my feed reader, I see your page SHOUTING AT ME.

part-time buddha said...

good. Well, maybe not the Holocaust documentary part. Surely you could find something a little more uplifting. Like Old Yeller or Requiem for a Dream.

peppermintlisa said...

heh heh, i agree with the shouting.

requiem for a dream...gives me the willies.

Katherine said...

are your comments coming back? does new blogger snuff out haloscan?