17 April 2010

My First Post

OK. Here goes. I'm totally new at this, so bear with me. I've been contemplating starting a blog for awhile. After visiting Ben in Texas and listening to his encouragement, here I am.

We (Bigfoot and I) follow several of the 'Terlingua related' blogs and so I figured we need to officially join the group. Every morning, as we read our group of various blogs, we are vicariously enjoying Terlingua.

And that's the genesis of my post's name, My Dichotomous Life. I sometimes feel that I live in two worlds. By day (so-to-speak) I outfit myself in business clothes, make-up, and earrings. I grab my briefcase and spend my day attempting to impart a bit of knowledge to college 'kids.' And while I love my job, in the end it just holds me over until we can get back down to our cabin 20 miles north of Study Butte / Terlingua. That's where I morph into my alter-ego. I lose the fancy clothes--and wear the same jeans and shirt for 4 days. Certainly no make-up or uncomfortable shoes. No briefcase. And no students who often don't give a damn about what I am trying to teach them. Our food comes from cans and from a large ice chest rather than the local diner. I cook on a two-burner propane stove and in a fire pit. We fight bugs in the summer and bitter cold in the winter. But we enjoy it.

My Dichotomous Life applies in other ways, as well. But I'll save that for another time.

I'll share more about our life as we go along--some of it certainly hum-drum and boring. After all, that's what life is, right? Same ol' same ol' with little spurts of interesting stuff in between.

Enough for now. And welcome to my world!

7 comments:

tffnguy said...

Welcome to the Blog world Caren. Hope to see Bill when he gets back out this way. Sorry you can't make it.

Littlefoot said...

Wow! My first comment! Cool! Thanks! Hope all is going for you.

Littlefoot said...

Shit! I messed up on my first reply! That really sucks! Hope all is going WELL for you.....WELL....

Ben in Texas said...

Hello, little bit!! Welcome to the Wild wonderful world of Blogging, a warning for you, It can become addictive, but it gives you a chance to express what is on your mind!!

John Wells said...

Howdy there Mrs.M... Don't forget to add purdy pictures to the blog... like photos of Bill's undies hanging on the clothes line.....

Wayne said...

Cool, I live in the Fort Worth area as well, look forward to hearing about your adventures in terlingua :)

Littlefoot said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Yes, Ben, the 'addiction' issue was one reason I have been hesitating to start this thing. I don't have time to be addicted to it, lest my (paid) work suffer.

And, of course, I'll add some purdy pictures. I'm going to do a 'his and hers' version of the clothesline picture : )