Saturday Morning Treats

Saturday morning is the only morning that I allow myself to read The New York Times in its entirety. Well, maybe not in it’s entirety, but I allow myself to read the sections that I don’t touch during the week.

Waiting until the weekend to catch up on technology news, book news, and fashion and style news turns a mundane task like reading the paper into a treat. I curl up in bed with a cup of coffee and the paper, and I stay until I’m finished reading. And because I have a whole week’s worth of news to catch up on, I am forced to ease into the weekend.

My Saturday morning ritual changes the pace for the weekend. And aren’t weekends supposed to be about slowing down and catching a breath after a busy week?

Time to Pay Up…

As counterintuitive as it may seem, the first and the fifteenth are my favorite days of the month because I finally get to sit down and pay the bills. Although today is not the fifteenth, it’s close enough, and I am able to complete the chore that most people find daunting and depressing.

I’m uncertain as to why people feel this way about paying the bills. These are the days of the month when I can finally make sure that everyone who wants money from us has what they require. Everything that comes after today is gravy. At least until we get to the thirtieth. Then I start fretting again, wondering if there is someone I have forgotten.

For today, though, I feel like I know exactly what money is mine and what belongs to someone else. The fun can finally begin!

Good morning!

A first post is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. It’s the problem of the blank page; there are so many possibilities, and it’s difficult to start exploring one without erring on the side of being pretentious. Since that is the very opposite of my goal here, I feel it prudent to move on from this subject and onto the purpose of this blog.

My morning routine consists of making coffee and then sitting down to peruse a variety of news outlets. Most mornings I find something that sticks with me for the rest of the day (or at least until the coffee mug is empty). It’s not always something important; in fact, most of the time it’s something so insignificant I wonder if I’m the only one who caught it. When I happen upon these bits of news, I often want a place to further explore them, and while Facebook is perfect for small inquiry, the space of a status update is rather limiting.

I will also incorporate information from the Twitter accounts I follow. More often than not, I find more thought-provoking stuff there anyway since people seem to be totally uninhibited when they log on to social networking sites. And as a student of literature and a journalism major, I must warn you: I have a great affinity for words, and I like to use a lot of them. So I apologize in advance for being excessively verbose.

Now, without further ado…