Amy Tries Again


It begins.
February 13, 2010, 6:21 AM
Filed under: Miscellanea

Greetings, gentle reader.  Allow me to introduce myself to you, the handful of people reading this, all of whom no doubt already know me: I’m Amy.  I am going to blog.  So here we are.

As a child, I was rather opinionated.  I decided fairly early on that some things were terrible, such as peanuts (I have probably eaten peanut butter about twice in my life, and the second time was probably an accident), maths (I can’t do long division as I simply refused to learn) and sports (particularly team sports).  To this day, at the ripe old age of 26, I stand by those beliefs.

And yet…I couldn’t stand tofu, capsicum or eggplant as a child, but now I adore them.  As recently as a few years ago I found the idea of travelling in Australia painfully boring (if it wasn’t overseas, I wasn’t interested), but I’ve realised that was pretty foolish.  I once found gardens and nature in general very, very boring, but now I find myself positively drawn to picnics and strolling in the botanic gardens.

Oh dear.  Could it be…maturity?  Surely not!  Still, these few stealth changes began to eat away at my belief that if I had once decided that I Did Not Like something I would never like it at all.  The breakthrough came last year when on one weekend I went to see a Terry Pratchett play (I Do Not Like Terry Pratchett) and went to a Dr Who night at a friend’s house (I Do Not Like Dr Who).  Both of these things were kind of fun.  Hmmm.  I resolved to start blogging about the things and experiences I decided ages ago were not for me – perhaps I could reassess them?

I jotted down a few notes about my plan that day…then forgot all about it for months.  But now I’m trying again: and that’s really the point of this blog.  Maybe 26-year-old me actually likes peanut butter?  Maybe that one terrible night drinking Ouzo when I was 16 hasn’t put me off it forever?  Maybe I’d enjoy attending a football game?

There’s only one way to find out.  Stay tuned.

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You are right to be suspicious of peanut-butter.

When I was three, Tyrone Fahey used to sit next to me in kindergarten and eat it in public. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever smelt or seen.

I look forward very much to agreeing with your sensible prejudices in the future.

Comment by simon bedak

Welcome to the blogosphere! You’ll find the bathroooms second on your left. 🙂

Comment by Girl Clumsy

Like I said, thgis is an awesome idea for a blog and I’m looking forward to reading it. I’m also looking forward to a year from now, when you start to run out of things to try, and it becomes a photojournal.

Comment by Disco Stu

A very good Blog concept… a blog about putting aside childhood prejudices.

Comment by James

Thanks gang! Am very keen to see how it all turns out. I suspect I’ll have a few changed opinions at the end of it.

Comment by Amy




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