If you write a blog, and nobody reads it, is it still a blog? Or is it just a bunch of words, hanging with the other billions of words, out there in the Internet ether? I guess I’m about to find out.
My name is Julie Pandl, and this is my very first blog. If you’re here, and you’re still reading, I thank you. If you have already thrown in the towel…have a nice day.
They tell me it’s important to have a blog. I’m not sure about that. I guess it depends on how you define “important.” I believe in the sharing of words and ideas, but I’ll be honest, on most days I prefer it when the exchange happens in person, at a bar, over a couple of beers. But alas, here I am, and here you are, so let’s get started.
Since I am a born and bred Wisconsinite, and a proud cheesehead-wearing Packer fan, I must first tip my hat to our beloved, World Champion, Green Bay Packers. The Thrill of Victory Thaws the Agony of Wisconsin Winter!
Aside from being a Packer fan, here are a few important things (in the interest of being up front) I would like to share with you, whoever you are.
- Just in case you have stumbled into this blog by accident, I’m here because I have written a book called Memoir of the Sunday Brunch (available for sale on Amazon).
- I am forty-years-old, but don’t be fooled, I have an inner sixth-grader that is alive and kickin’. You may see her in future blogs.
- The book I am reading right now is called Truck—A Love Story, written by a fellow Wisconsinite named Michael Perry. Though I have never met Michael, and I believe he is married, I have a huge crush on him and I would like to be his BFF.
- I am the baby of nine, which is probably why my inner sixth-grader remains healthy and happy.
- I am Austrian, Irish and German. (Insert stereotype here and you’re likely to be dead on). Tends to avoid confrontation, yes. Likes to drink beer a tad more than she should, yep. Naughty, definitely. Stubborn, right again.
- I don’t plan on offering any religious commentary, but I am a practicing Catholic.
- I grew up in the restaurant business, so I know how to cook, though; I’m not a fan of recipes with more than five ingredients. (One exception: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volumes one and two).
- My vacuum cleaner has been in the middle of my living room floor for a week. There are almost always dirty dishes in my sink. My favorite television show is Deadliest Catch (rest in peace, Captain Phil). I am addicted to peanut M&M’s, and my favorite smells are Old Spice, grass clippings in April, and bacon frying on Sunday mornings.
Looking forward to sharing with you again.