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?