Sunday, April 22, 2012


I'm sorry, world.  I know you're obsessed with those little blue gems - sticking them into drinks, baked goods, fruit bowls, salads, cereals...  but I just can't love them like you do.  That's right, I hate blueberries.  They're weird and sour and their skin is leathery and tough.  Every year, when they're in season, I buy them for my kids.  Every year I tell myself they're not so bad.  Every year, I try one, and it's just as gross as it was last year. Either it's icky and sour, or completely tasteless.  Either way, I just can't appreciate them the way the world seems to.  So please, stop suggesting I put them in my smoothies, pies, and muffins.  Also, you can keep your blackberries.  They smell amazing, and I like the juice, but they are so seedy that I just can't stand to eat them.  Avocados, artichokes, tofu - these things I can handle; when it comes to tiny dark berries, I just can't do it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

By the way... that title.

What the heck is "Violet Greens?"  I really don't know.  I was staring at the "Enter a name for your blog" thing... let's put it this way.  I pity my children, because they will never know the joys of having a unique name for anything unless it's completely unpronounceable.  Anyway, I was thinking about things I like, and I thought about violets, and how the little buggers are growing everywhere right now.  Of course, we just mowed over ours, so there's nothing there but the leaves.  So I named it after that, because it was just something that popped into my head. 

What is this?

Yeah, I'm not really sure myself.  I've started and destroyed blog after blog.  I tried blogging on our home server, but some jerk hacked into it and wiped out our database.  Enthusiasm swept away once again.  So here I am, back on blogger, trying out a new place to tap out things that come to me.  Do I have a theme for this blog, a topic?  No, not really.  I think that's what was limiting me before was that I had days that I just didn't feel like discussing whatever topic I had allocated.  So, no topic.  I'm just going to type out whatever I feel like.  Maybe it'll be deep and thoughtful.  Maybe it'll be about nothing in particular, or really weird or something.  I don't know.  The important thing is to start, and to try.  I might point out at this time that I never finish anything.  Speaking of which, I've got about a half dozen projects I should probably be working on instead... but more on that another time.