Thursday, June 24, 2010

We All Need Some Fruit Flavor!

I was thinking today about how much I love the name I picked for my blog. It took weeks of torturing my husband with suggestions and what-do-you-think-of-thises. I would e-mail him at work and demand that he e-mail me back immediately and tell me what he thought of my new blog title suggestion like it was the most important thing in the world not caring that he had a million more important things to think about, including his actual work!!!

And then I was watching Reality Bites (OMG, I love the part that Ethan Hawk and what's-her-name hook up and then he leaves in the 80s angst movie) and Ethan's character was being sarcastic and said those four words and I thought how great they were. They work either way...happy or totally sarcastic.

Now I see that no matter how many times I change my mind about what I'm going to do with my life or what great new adventure I'd like to embark on, the title still applies. Just in the last several months I've changed my mind about a dozen times about what this blog would be about:

1. Entertainment - My love for TV, movies, music, and gossip are limitless and burst of fruit flavor could totally encapsulate my little tid bits of info on all the crazy entertainment finds and news.

2. Food - Recipes, blogs, pictures, travel and anything else having to do with finding, eating, sharing, loving food could easily fit with the title....fruit and flavor...Yummy.

3. Writing - Every sentence that I write makes me think of all the great elements of life and the bursts that fill all of our lives with different flavors...both sweet and sour.

4. Painting - It makes think of the colors that go into creating something beautiful and how colors can totally transform the way you feel.

5. Mothering - Being a mother, especially a stay at home mother, means going through each day doing a lot of ordinary and sometimes mundane things but each day also includes bursts of love, joy, magic, and lots of life's sweet flavors!

I hope your day is filled with little moments of fruit flavor!



  1. xoxo

    thanks for the example.....

  2. You're awesome.

    And I, too, love Reality Bites. Fun trivia? The girl he leaves in the morning and drops the phone number as he runs out? Renee Zellweger. And I'm probably butchering the spelling of her last name, but I'm too tired to look it up. You know.

  3. Your title covers it all. Write whatever you want! I personally enjoy a little diversity.

  4. I love this version of your blog, just like I loved all the others! I haven't had a second to watch that laughing babies video yet - but the still shot is sure smile-inducing!

    I've also been meaning to write to you re my last post and your comment. Thank you so much - I hope it isn't cheesy to say so here, but you are the best! I love that others dealt with this newborn and toddler insanity and MADE IT! I've unfortunately been having a series of those days...I don't know if it's colic, but it sucks whatever it is! Argh! But I know I'll make it - everyone does!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend and I hope to see you later this summer!!

  5. I do love the name you chose, and I understand about the decision-making. Pretty sure I was driving my husband nutty with my list of blog names. Now if we could just decide on a name for the new baby...