Friday, September 19, 2008

Ode to Laura. Set her free. New blog world approaches.

I recently received an email from Laura Campbell relaying the "retirement" of our blog. Yes the infamous "Laura and Ashley" blog will seise to exist. But don't get too upset. It will be kept as an archive to show the world our time together. The time I spent with Laura, namely in Arizona will never be forgotten. Like the old cliche goes, we both learned, lost and loved. The year and a half of bliss will forever be burned into my soul and our celibate, man-free, relationship will forever go down in the books as one of the best times of my life. Am I being sarcastic? Maybe a little. But I will never deny the great times Laura and I had living together, supporting each other through tough times (I didn't really go through that tough of a time) and just being best buds. So to my lovely Laura, "c'est la vie". You will always be my diamond in the rough.

Blogging Material: The retirement of our blog and our non-lesbian relationship got me thinking, and the thinking got me to create my own blog. Like Laura, I don't particularly enjoy writing about myself. I find it a little narcissistic. The angle I'm attempting to approach (and I say attempt because my political awareness and understanding is fairly minimal) will be more of a current events/political/issue related blog. I will include snippets of my life from time to time, but my goal is to share with you pressing issues or political discrepancies. As we all would most likely agree, this is a very exciting time for "trailer talk" or in other words, discussing our nation's current issues. With the election around the corner, and our economy hanging on by a thread, there are many stimulating conversations and debates to be had.

Why do I bring up such sensitive issues on a blog? Well for those of you who may not know, I've always had a liking for politics. While political science was my original major at the U, I quickly realized that the classes were difficult (I was on the "do what you can to get a C" train in college) and a communications major was much easier and quite frankly a cop-out. Enough said of my college history. I have grown up since then (my family may disagree) and have become a mature, well-educated, non-ignorant, self-sufficient, self-motivated 25-year-old, excluding all the times my dad had to bail me out of debt. I have minimal maturation in budgeting to say the least. But I am learning and trying to be better. With that being said, I hope to entertain your thoughts and bring to the table interesting and provocative issues that we all may have inconsistencies with.

Because of time constraints I will be posting my latest and most stimulating political dialogue in the near future. FYI--there will always be an underlying sarcastic tone to my writing. So please don't take me serious. Most of the time.

11 comments:

Laura said...

Yes!! I'm the first to comment on your blog. Let me just say it...you are amazing. This blog is going to be amazing. I miss you more than I've ever missed anyone in my life. Love you.

The Dumas Family said...

I was a communication major you lame-O. Thanks for telling me it's a cop-out. I'm moving you to the top of my list.

Erin Bradley said...

Yay Ashley! Even though I hate Politics I still love you and will look forward to hearing what you have to say, and maybe become a little more educated in the process.

Laura said...

I love your blog so much already, I keep getting online just so I can stare at it, hoping that you have posted something new. I miss you.

Amy and Anna said...

Hey, it's good to finally hear from you!

Colby said...

I sort of liked the lesbian blog better. That is fine, though, go back into the closet... the both of you. I look forward to reading your opinions, since you never left any on earthsalt.

Katie said...

Ashley, how is teaching in Park City? I have heard they are an amazing school district to work for. Good to see you've started your own blog :) E-mail me parkkatie@hotmail.com so I can invite you to my blog!!

The Neilson Family said...

Hey Ash,
I miss ya! I really need to call you! I am glad that you are actually going to be writing!

Season and Benjamin said...

Ashley is that you?! Politics, huh?! Who knew. I'm interested to see what you have to say. But most of all, to keep updated on your life. Hope all is well.

Newton said...

Ash, since we never hang out anymore, I guess reading your blog will have to suffice! I am excited to hear your take on politics. Also, I have no doubt that you will touch the future as a teacher, I just hope you won't touch any of your hot students!

Engars said...

good.