Small-Town Elitist

January 2, 2010

Breaking the ice for 2010.

Filed under: About Annaleigh,About the Blog,Books & Reading,Documentaries — by smalltownelitist @ 4:08 am

So! I have been neglectful of this blog for months and months at a time. There’s really no point in my making excuses yet again about why I have, but I will say that Blue Gal challenged everyone to try and write on a daily basis, but to first try it for 21 days to get used to writing everyday. I liked that idea, so here I am, Day 1 of me trying to blog again.

It’s 2010, and I guess you could say that blogging daily will be another of my goals for the year! 🙂

Naturally, I have several goals, most of which include housekeeping, and looking after my health. But I can’t neglect the intellectual, so I have also added the goal of reading four books a month, and watching four documentaries a month.

Well, here’s to 21 days of regular posting!


October 9, 2009

Back again, naturally.

Filed under: About Annaleigh,About the Blog — by smalltownelitist @ 12:03 am

I think this will just be a short note to announce that I haven’t abandoned this blog, and I hope to be posting more often. I have found myself distracted by life and not having as much time to write. I’ll be keeping a list file of topics to write about here, as things of interest come up.

I suppose I have been derelict in writing at a time when the righties are losing their collective mind, and Hollywood is defending a rapist like Roman Polanski. Obviously I will take time to write about those things. In the meantime, I believe I will do a linkage post for the first time in ages!

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to you all!

Filed under: About Annaleigh,About the Blog — by smalltownelitist @ 10:22 pm

Hi and happy Easter to everyone (and I wish a great day to all those who don’t celebrate it).

I’m taking it easy today: caring for my garden, playing with my animals, working on my library fundraiser, and reading a book on European customs and manners (just for the heck of it and personal curiosity).

I missed the opportunity to take part in the Blog Against Theocracy blogswarm, but I may still choose to write about my deconversion from Evangelical Christianity. This is my first Easter since my personal divorce from Evangelicism.

There’s other dark and heavy subject matter I could choose to write about, and I might, but this is Easter, so I don’t necesarily want to make this a depressing day of blogging.

Anyway, have a great day, all of you! I know I will! 🙂

April 9, 2009

Ok, so I’m a disorganized jumble of thoughts at the moment…

And that’s perfectly fine I suppose; I don’t have a lengthy original expository post planned just yet.

I’ve been away from blogging for about two months, as you can see. Life has gotten busier, and though I am settling into a routine, I’m not sure where blogging fits in just yet (and I really ought to find it a place).

Mostly I’ve been caught up with four pets, two of which are special needs pooches; planning a backyard tent “studio” to have a peaceful and private place to get through my jewelry making workload, planning a garden to add to the atmosphere of my “studio,” and preparing for my jewelry’s big boutique debut, coming in the summer. 🙂

The other thing I wanted to write about is to let you all know (if you don’t read Crooks and Liars) to check out the chat that C & L did with Congressman Barney Frank.

Unfortunately there wasn’t time for Congressman Frank to answer my question about predatory payday loans and a potential interest rate hike, but that’s understandable; Congressman Frank was very gracious and answered as many questions as he could, and I believe everyone could benefit from reading the answers he was able to get to.

And kudos to C & L for hosting the chat! 🙂

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January 28, 2009

Insert dramatic music here…I’m back!

Filed under: About Annaleigh,About the Blog — by smalltownelitist @ 11:53 pm

If you are looking at this blog right now, are you shocked yet? I’ve decided to make my return. We all still have our share of problems in society, and the potential for solutions, so before this first month of 2009 is done and spoken for, I’ve decided to make the committment to resume blogging.

My chosen blog topics will continue to be quite a bit of what I was blogging about before taking my break, but I do also have goals for this year as well. I will continue to write about, and try to step up my work, writing about fundamentalist religion of all stripes with a focus on Christianity, since that it was I am best familiar with. I commit to spend quite a bit of time writing about economic conditions both at large, and in my little town and region of California. I have had it up to here with listening to clueless fools with too much money and time on their hands in mainstream media talking about poverty issues they neither understand, nor sufficiently care enough about.

And to lighten things up just a little bit, I will include a couple catagories to take the load off, a crafting/DIY section where I’ll talk  about my obsession about all things crafty and extoll their political virtues; and a catagory I’ll call “Empowerment by DIY” where I’ll talk about something that, to me can mean anything from learning how to write letters to your political representatives to give yourself a voice, to educating yourself about nutrition in order to take charge of yours and your family’s health during this financially strapped times.

That is my “I’m back” message in a nutshell. I am going to have to teach myself to balance blogging with college, my part-time business, and life in general.

It’s good to be back!

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