I think usually a blog begins by discussing its reasons for existence. So here are my reasons for entering the Bloggernacle, in no particular order:
1. I just got married, and apparently young married Mormon couples must start blogs. Perhaps this makes for a convenient way to tell their extensive family they are expecting, which often happens soon after the nuptials. Seeing as I have a very small family and do not plan on becoming a parent within the next decade or so, this scenario does not apply to me. Nevertheless.
2. I have been inspired by the like-minded Mormon feminists whose blogs I've been frequenting since my move to Deutschland. There's been a lot of downtime at work; blog reading helps kill time and boredom.
3. I always have a million things to say. Hence the name of this blog. Anyone who knows me knows that I often get sidetracked in my thoughts and then say, "what was I thinking about just now?" Unfortunately, since none of my associates have mind-reading abilities, some of my best thoughts get lost in the cosmos. Nevermore!
4. My brand-spanking-new husband often responds to my snarkier commentary with, "that's why you should have a blog." This makes me believe that some people may actually want to read what I have to say. Then again, perhaps the larger populace isn't interested in the differences between Mendelian and additive genetic disorders.
5. Which brings me to another point: often my musings are met with apathy, boredom, or disgust. This sometimes leads to sadness and/or embarrassment on my part. By saving these less savory thoughts for the virtual world, no one has to sit through any unpalatable discourses. You can just stop reading, and I'll never know! Win-win.
Now for a couple things that are not reasons I am starting this blog:
1. To tell the world about my daily life. Well, maybe a little bit, but mostly my comings-and-goings will be tidbits within a larger context. If you want to know about our adventures in Germany, please see Hubby's blog. He's good with pictures and such.
2. To assert how perfect I am/my marriage is/my life is. I'll just tell it like it is. No Seriously, So Blessed! here (moment of silence for the now-deceased genius blog).
I conclude this first post by extending a word of caution: this blog, and the things contained herein, may be exceedingly random, revolutionary, ridiculous, heretical, and generally outlandish. It is not for the faint of heart nor closed of mind. If you consider yourself prudish, judgmental, or in favor of sexism in any way, you'd better just close the browser. For the rest of you, enjoy the ride!