After that, I suffered a massive limelight withdrawal and was convinced I should start blogging. The media headline for the day could have read "16th like on anecdotal status update leads to one millionth mommy-blog. Massive pinning of celebratory decorations expected."
I have a weird family - both that I grew up with and that I've constructed - which lead to the basis of most of my posts. Other times it's the stupidity of those around me who raise my ire. If I'm being perfectly honest, however, it probably all comes back to me judging me. As half WASP half Irish bootstrapper I'm genetically obligated to judge myself in the harshest and most bar-room-repeatable light possible.
Recently someone likened my writing to Eat, Pray, Love but with humor - which I believe the author of Eat, Pray Love would take considerable exception to. But I'd like to consider myself a modern day David Sedaris - which I know the author would take exception to, being both still of this modern day and wildly funnier and more insightful. It's more of a goal than a comparison.