Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sometimes You Just Know

You know when you're out shopping and you see a handbag or a pair of shoes or a set of super sharp Wustof cooking knives just speak to you and you have to have it? You don't even care to bargain shop or research the purchase, hell, you don't even care if you eat for the next week, you just know you love it and want it RIGHT NOW? Yeah, that's how I feel about Girl G's blog (whom I've cruelly kept waiting on baited breath). I can't really say why it's great other than it is and I didn't even need to dig deep into the archives to find something to like about it. She has great stories about her travels, bittersweet stories about her students, cute stories about spending time with her niece (I think), and shocking stories on being black in America. Even though some of her entries are on the long side (and I find myself skimming a little), I still really, really love this blog (and I rarely really like any blog I've reviewed). She comes across as caring, fun, sweet, and smart without sounding too Pollyanna-ish and seems like your cool friend that moved out to New York without becoming a New Yorker (it's a Midwestern stereotype).

As for the template, well, since it's Wordpress, it looks basically like every other Wordpress blog out there except, for the life of me, I cannot figure out what the fuck that header image is. Seriously, it kind of freaks me the fuck out. I must know what it is because you don't even want to know what my mind is conjuring up right now.

Anyway, I give it because what else is there to say about a truly great blog by someone who really gets it?

34 comments:

  1. I fucking love Stacie, too. Have for a long time. That is all.

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  2. I laughed, I cried. I knew after the first post I read that I loved her. Poignant, fun, sad, shocking...

    I fucking love Stacie.

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  3. Love this blog.

    Kumquat? It's not a mango, not a yam.

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  4. Yeah that template freaks me out, too. It did when I started reading her earlier this week. However, I have to add my "fucking love you" to the masses because I do.

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  5. Count me among the masses who fucking love this one. I'm subscribing.

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  6. I love her too. She's the person I want to go on a hetero girl date with just for the conversation. I'm so craving the down to earth, honest with you but kind and thoughtful friends I had back in WI,much harder to find here in SoCal. Stacie, you write about importnt stuff in a very raw and accessible way.

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  7. I don't know...I like her, don't get me wrong.

    But here's the thing. I feel like there's a slew of blogs that are all the same. They're all well-written and enjoyable, and by good people, but there's no slapping urgency.

    I know I'm guilty of it too. But I guess I like it when blogs make me feel uncomfortable, like a spy, and then they slide me a KGB and a barstool.

    This blog is more like good red wine and pillows. Still enjoyable, but not the same.

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  8. I was going to give every single one of you absolute shit for all this nicey-nice, kissy-kissy shit that's been going on around here as of late, but then, late to the party as usual, I realized that this chick is fucking rad.

    So, apologies for almost sticking my foot into my mouth up to my kneecap.

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  9. Fuck that, NJ, I like this chick but I can't help but notice all the literal blowjobs your peers have been handing out. Cut down on the protein, plz.

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  10. GOK- If you want a little pain, come by and I'll give you a manzilian, the wax is all ready.

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  11. Here's my thought, so many people have been through the shredder here that even the idiots with the horrid blogs know not to submit them anymore. Another thought might be that due to the insightful butt reaming reviews handed out, blogs have simply improved overall as time has passed.

    Either way, I liked her too, I loved, loved LOVED that she has her blogroll on a separate tab. How great is that?

    ****WILL YOU PLEASE WAIT FOR YOUR PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH FOR TWO MINUTES WHILE MOMMY TYPES!!!***

    I wish I knew what that header photo is, it looks like some sort of wrinkled old lady labia or something with black olives.

    Sorry.

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  12. Hey, thanks for the way-nicer-than-I'd-feared review and all the comments! Unexpected with only 6 months of blogging under my belt. Rassles, I know I'm not rife with the slapping urgency, but I'm cool with good red wine and pillows. And Mistress, I know, I know, I'm quite shamelessly long-winded (and the glazed eyes of the poor sots who know me offline do not inspire my pity).

    The header is a photo I took in Jamaica. It's ackee, which is a weird, oddly naughty-looking fruit that's a lot like blowfish: poisonous if you don't cook it correctly. But Mistress, I really want to know what you thought you were looking at! (And Mutha: eewww!)

    (Just so you know, I'll be setting the blog to by-invite-only now so I can go play with the emo wannabe doc and Monkey's BigBoy pants!)

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  13. Like I said, I also like me some red wine and pillows. Who doesn't?

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  14. I wonder what a manzillaned raccon would look like?

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  15. I wonder what a manzillaned raccon would look like?

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  16. Yeah, posting the same shit twice.

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  17. GOK, You're brave, I like that. After reading #3 you might change your mind, thanks for stopping by.

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  18. You know there are all these places here in SoCal that are offering doggy spa services, maybe I should start doing doggy bikini waxes, what do you think Rassles?

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  19. So girlgriot, are you poisonous if not cooked correctly???

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  20. FF: It's the raccoon way.
    Rassles: if it happens, I'll make sure to take pictures for you.

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  21. Taking your goddamn designer dog to a day spa is like pimping out a Dodge Neon. It's still fucking stupid.

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  22. So are you saying the money I spent on the spoiler and superchargers for my pink neon was a waste? I think not.

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  23. My dog needs a wax, seriously. My husband could use one, too.

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  24. Hit up FF, she's got waxing on lockdown. I can think of a few people I should send her way.

    Like the Furry who lives across the street from me. Fucking leaving its windows open.

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  25. Now, um, formerly fun, get off the review site and post the rest of that bit that you were talking about on your own blog! I want to know what happens to that big fine man getting his tender parts waxed! Fine way to leave the blogosphere hanging!

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  26. I understand Nutjobber. I see all these ladies saying nice things and all I want to do is be the one who notices the Emperor is walking around naked.

    But maybe next time. I'll have other opportunities. She even uses bad words without making it sound forced, which automatically means I subscribe. And the header is a collection of dried vaginas. With olives.

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  27. I like it, is what I was trying to say (I mean the blog).

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  28. "a collection of dried vaginas. With olives."

    Ha! Oh, and also ... eewww!

    (You know, Firefox doesn't believe there can ever be more than one vagina referenced at a time. "Vaginas" gets the red squiggly line ... oh, and not in that way! We are not discussing the fact that my friend is visiting just now.)

    And Chris? I am desperately poisonous when cooked incorrectly. I have little 'pericoloso' signs in all strategic places.

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  29. I enjoy this blog because it challenges me and other days it's just entertaining. I haven't read every review here but I don't remember many that didn't have any suggestions for how something could be improved so such a high compliment for girlgriot. Congratulations.

    I thought about posting anonymously but even though I'm considered an anonymous troll I still decided to use my name so that everyone could feel free to sling away at me.

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  30. I followed GirlGriot from a comment left here last week - then spent half the night reading it - so what a surprise to find this. Whatever you do, don't miss this entry: http://girlgriot.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/only-wild-animals-act-like-that/

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  31. nimblestaudy...in case you have no idea who david is.

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Grow a pair.