Thursday, June 09, 2005

My First Blog

It's my first blog, so you can understand my anxiety. It seemed like a simple task (setting up a blog), but right away my first three "clever" titles were taken (imagine my horror) and I quickly came to understand that this was serious business. I had mistakenly approached this creation with whimsical fancy, and I was punished for it. I can see that now. Apparently this "blogging" has been going on for a long time, and I am, once again, technologically in the dark ages. To illustrate this fact, I will reveal something personal and embarassing (it's the least I can do to reel you, the reader, in): I don't have a cell phone. But I don't want to bore my reader/s (hi honey!) with my apprehension and doubt. I will go forward and write with no more apologies or explanations of sleep deprivation (I have a newborn--doh, I just did it--oh, judy!)

I think it's important to first explain the above mentioned title, "oh, judy!" What were my other, more clever ideas, you ask? "My funny valentine"('cause my maiden name is Valentine--get it? I didn't say it was REALLY clever): taken, " sweet, comic valentine" (you get where I was going with this, huh?): taken, and "on any other day" (which is a police song): taken. I was just about to give up when "oh, judy!" popped into my head. It's an expression some friends and I use to refer to someone who does something so ridiculous, yet so tailored and predictable to their personality. Example: it's 11 p.m, Christmas Eve and you're buying batteries for your kids' toys. You bump into an old friend (Judy), who you haven't seen for over a year, buying milk. You small talk, each explaining why you haven't kept in touch, but have meant to. You end the interaction with "Merry Christmas!" and (Judy) replies, "Oh, Yeah. . . I guess it is Christmas. . . I completely forgot!" Oh, judy! An alternative expression on the same line: "that's so raven!" (a reference to the Disney hit show "That's So Raven!" starring the little girl from the Cosby Show. Apparently she has psychic powers and does OUTRAGEOUS things. Antics. When she does one of these things. . . say, falls into a vat of pudding JUST as her prom date arrives, you say, "That's SO Raven!")

So that's my first blog. I'm tempted to rewrite it, overanalyze it and deconstruct it in how it represents me, but I'll just do that in my head. . . oh, judy!

6 comments:

christopher clark said...

Or if you are playing tennis, and someone lobs a ball at you and you make like you are going to hit it, but at the last minute you jump, twirl, and squeal like a girl....oh, Judy!

Welcome to the blogging world, sweet, comic valentine. I've been waiting for you....

Stephanie Aurora Clark Nielson said...

Lisa...were you going to introduce yourself here? i just happened to find you...thank goodness...I keep thinking about our wonderful Aunt JUDY...her name fits her well. You should ask her about the time she took a sleeping pill and ordered a bunch of J.Crew clothes in her sleep...Oh Judy!

wendysue said...

Hey Lisa, clearly my girls watch too much "That's SO Raven", as Molly was getting out of the tub the other night she noticed one of her toys was still in the tub as the water was going out. She looked at me and said "Oh, Snap!" I'm really frightened!!! She's only 4!!

lisa v. clark said...

can you really watch too much "Raven?"

Bek said...

Lisa--I was driving in the car the other day w/ Lulu and she was singing this song under her breath==it was the theme song that the Cheetah Girls sing (the band on That's SO Raven). A few weeks ago I popped my head into her bedroom and she was sitting on the floor, in a leopard body suit (from the dress up box) watching TV and she laughed at something on she saw and said, really quietly to herself "huh, that is sooooo Raven". She is also only 4. Maybe we should get Wendy's Molly and my Lulu together--they can teach us how to be hip.

Kate said...

Hey Lisa V!

It's Katie K, the hippest, hoppest Kinsel this side of the Rockies...

Bek has started encouraging us to get a blog, so here I am. I love your entries. But I had to reply to this one because that Raven is crazy.

Did you see the one where she made an entire large pizza? Oh snap!

Oh and Bek (in the off chance she reads this comment on an old post): I have all the words memorized from The Cheetah Girls, I should rock out with Lulu.