It’s Wednesday, and as you all know, it’s time to showcase another blog(er).
When I landed on this one, I was actually surprised as the theme was so simple. It has no bells, no whistles, no fancy header or special fonts. In fact, it sports the WordPress default blue and white theme. The only adornment is the author’s photo.
The value comes from, you guessed it, the words.
With the way she writes, I feel we’re sitting in the same room, enjoying a cup of tea, and just chatting about life. Her posts are casual, but yet complete. Fairly short, but yet thought provoking.
To begin the introduction, in her Welcome post (and on her “About” page) she writes,
This blog is devoted to the idea that adulthood is not a destination. Growing up, I always thought adulthood was the final frontier – a place you arrived and suddenly everything made sense: you knew what you wanted to do with your life, you knew what advice to give your kids, you knew which shoes looked right with that jacket. Turns out, it doesn’t work that way. Sure, you make progress and have those “aha” moments every so often, but growing up is all very incremental and you never really arrive anywhere.
Isn’t that the truth? As youngsters we so looked forward to becoming an adult, but once we got “there”, we began saying, “Now what?”.
She shares a story of a discussion she had with her brother in her You Really Shouldn’t Dye Your Hair post, saying (in part)
…It’s a slippery slope, this beautifying thing. And I don’t think it’s all about vanity. The older I get, the more I find myself not just wanting to alter my look but to really play with it. There’s something exhilarating about changing the way you present yourself to the world. It’s sort of like having a secret with yourself that other people aren’t in on (FACT: most people think I’m a natural blonde. I LOVE that!) It’s a safe way to have some fun without really altering who you are.
I hear what she’s saying with this one. As we age, many of us want to find ways to look better, but prefer not to go under the knife.
Her humor shines through in her Tips For Adulthood – 5 Household Items You Can’t Do Without post. One of the items she lists is,
3. Vertical Chicken Roaster – Here’s [includes a link] the one we own. For reasons that elude me (gravity??) chicken cooks better – i.e., is more juicy and succulent – when you cook it vertically. And who doesn’t like succulent chicken? (I’ve always thought it would be great to come up with a list of food descriptors that really turn people on and off. I’m a sucker for anything that’s “pan seared,” but loathe the term “drizzled.”
Food descriptions can influence me, too. If the author of a recipe makes it sound good, I’m more apt to try it. “Decadent” always wins with me.
When I found a link to this blog in the “Blog Registry”, I was intrigued and clicked through. I’m glad I did.
Without further ado, this week the spotlight shines on Delia of Real Delia
Please join me in welcoming Delia to the Blogging Without A Blog community.
It’s a joy to have you here.
Photo Credit: mbgrigby