On Surviving the Mayan Apocalypse

If you’re reading this, congratulations! Like me and some six billion other people, you have just survived the Mayan Apocalypse. Perhaps you can relate to my feeling of oh-great-now-what(?) malaise. You see, with the gift of another day and several inches of snow, I have some things to do, some promises to keep, some nagging obligations to attend to.

  1. Brush & floss – just did that
  2. Shovel snow – it’s 12:30 a.m. and still snowing; let’s wait a while. 
  3. Start a blog – Christmas came early for all those folks who’ve asked me to start blogging/write a book/fulfill my potential over the years. To my darling friends Nisha and Jennifer and to my mom, I say: “Merry Christmas, I hope you like this blog I got you!”

This is what I look like on Fridays, or when I wear a black cardigan.

There are more points and purposes to this blog. The name “Chutney Challenged” describes me in ways that shall become clear as my writing becomes more fluid, and I learn how to blog. I tried starting this blog days ago, but was momentarily set back by the vast amount of templates, font choices, color palettes available on wordpress.com. I felt like my two journalism degrees were really not up to this, that what I needed was an interior design background. The colors! The mastheads! Look at the swirly things hanging onto this template. Oooh. Pretty. So, obviously, it might take me a few weeks to six months to post my next entry. 


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