Monday, November 9, 2009

MAKING CLEAR


• Rookie Cookie isn't my blog • On more than a few isolated incidents I've discovered that some readers are under the impression that rookie-cookie.com is my blog. It's not. It's my sister Whitney's. She's a wizard in the kitchen, while I forget something's cooking and it ends up black. I'm not quite sure how someone could believe that I create for, write, and run that particular food blog, for I'm a kitchen dunce and have never claimed to be The Rookie Cookie. I do help out with the graphic design for said space and am in charge of updating the recipe indexes (regarding which I am basically defunct), but that's where my involvement ends.

• I do not live in Utah • The name of this blog is Remarks from Sparks because I live in Sparks, Nevada. Sparks is adjacent to Reno, Lake Tahoe's ugly big sister. I'm saying that I live in Northern Nevada on the NV/CA border. And I really like it. I'm not sure how I've led anyone to believe that I live in Utah. I did grow up there, I visit from time to time, and nearly all of My People live there, so perhaps all that helped to mislead; but, aside from two months in 2002 and February of 2004, I've not lived there for 9 years.

• I am not infertile (that we know of) • I'm a Marmen. I've been married to my sthweethawt for 7 years. We don't have progeny. In Mormondom such a situation generally indicates that a couple is encumbered by some form of infertility, for what Mormons most commonly do is get married ten days from the cradle and hop right to reproducing like rabbits. However, that's not the situation we find ourselves in. We don't have miniature mouthy Megan's making messes of our home simply because kidlets aren't on the agenda for quite some time.

• I'm not a vegan • I don't eat anything that's been alive--fish included (people who eat fish but no other flesh aren't true vegetarians; they're called pescetarians), but I've come to the conclusion that I can't manage to give up eggs and various products of the dairy variety, so veganism is out of the question. Bummer.

Those are the most frequent issues of confusion that I encounter in my online associations an' I figgur'd that clarification was in order. If there's anything else you're not clear on and believe you have a right to know, be not afraid to make me aware and I shall straighten things out. My life is an open blog.

13 comments:

Lars said...

Are you a Mac or a PC? Just kidding I already know the answer. But really, what do you think of the new iMac's? I am thinking of adding to the the Mac family while I still have my education discount. Even have the name picked out for it and everything. I just want verification from someone married to Apple that they are as pimp in person as they appear online.

Sparks said...

Lars, I started twitching and shaking when I saw it. The Husband walked me through it in the Apple Store last week and my new mantra has become "My current iMac works just great" so that I won't plunk down a load of cash on a salivation-worthy want that's not even close to being a need.

rookie cookie said...

What if Rookie Cookie was your blog and you had some other life you portrayed online. Like made up kids and made up stories.

Sparks said...

That would be too weird since I'm already portraying a twenty-something drug rep and I'm actually a 53-year-old man who still lives in his mother's basement and only showers once a week. All I wear are StarWars tees and all I eat are pepperoni hot pockets.

Lars said...

You left out the dungeons and dragons bit or is world of warcraft now days? All I know is I made a joke once about people who are into that and a professor went off on me.

I am going to justify my want into a need by saying it is good to have a stable backup in case the little macbook breaks or shorts out. I like justifying, especially when it involves Apples.

NatTheFatRat said...

As a six-year marriage veteran who has no kids (but is desperately working on it) I am fascinated by your seven year no-kids stance. I always wonder under what conditions you will want kids, why you don't want them now, and how in the bloody hell you deal with nosy Relief Society types. Because honestly, HOW? I love to think of you when I am feeling frustrated in my whatever the heck is going on downstairs, because while it's frustrating sometimes, this not having kids thing is also sort of wonderful, and it's nice to have a sistah in the "nochildrenage", if you know what I mean.

rabidrunner said...

Days like today make me wish I never had kids. Ever. One moment of Joy for every 300,000 moment of grief.

Sincerely,
Your friendly neighborhood ray of freakin' sunshine

Sparks said...

Is it awful that that your comment induced an explosion of good-natured laughter? No, 'cause I was laughing at your wit not your bad day.

Want to come back? We could pretend we don't have responsibilities, watch documentaries, crochet, and eat mini Ben & Jerry's.

cat+tadd said...

There are mini Ben and Jerry's???

Shelby Lou said...

Cat? Are you serious... you didn't know about the mini Ben & Jerry's? Get your bum to the grocery store!

I have a question for you... since you are a vegetarian or whatever you might be, since there is a name for every sort. What kind of foods do you eat? I mean, what is your snack life like? I know it's not that big of a deal and I can probably guess, but you have such a cook of a sister that I figure you've got some excellent taste buds.

Oh and I think you rock, because you own a Mac and you are fun. Okay Thanksbyeee.

Keli'i and Megan said...

So, when did you become a vegetarian and why? That's what I wanna know. I mean, the smell of meat alone is so heavenly...do you ever miss it? Or does your body ever crave it? This may sound dumb to you, but I'm genuinely curious. I mean, did it always repulse you? Or does it at all? I mean, is it a moral reason (cause I know you're an animals rights kind of gal) or your body doesn't like it? You don't really have to answer though. Just posing questions.

And on to the Mac question. I need one. I have to have one. Can I buy a used one? Or should I get one brand new? And can you teach me lessons once I buy one? I obviously know you're way too busy for that, but oh how I'd love to be able to put together a decent blog and some dvds of my kids.

BTW, having three kids at our age is just crazy. I'm not sure what I was or wasn't thinking. And I can't wait for your to have miniature Megans. Now those are going to be great blog posts.

Greeneyes said...

Child-free is the way to BE! I am in a like situation, and the nosy comments/questions are escalating for me. I have to bite back the urge to tell the inquisitive "sweet spirits" that my uterus and its forecast are none of their damn business. I'm sure you have a terse, pithy stash of response for just such an occasion; care to share with the rest of us, pretty please?

Sparks said...

Sooner or later I'm going to write a kid post. They whys and the whens. Right now I'm just too lazy. I actually need to rework my talking points--they've been pretty harsh and could use some socially appropriate softening.