I am a pretty open book on this blog. I love to share about our adventures in the military, our faith, our struggles, etc. My family and friends joke that I am going to turn our latest conversation into a blog post... guilty? Sometimes. This little corner of the Internet has become my space to write about almost everything, but there are a few topics I just won't touch.
1. Going Gluten Free
I love eating healthy as much as the next person, but I really don't understand the movement behind the gluten free diet. Obviously if you have celiac disease, I get it. Of course you will lose weight by cutting carbs, but how much healthier can a gluten free pastry be than a regular pastry? I love breads and cookies and cakes, so I work out so I can have them. If you're going to do something wrong (like eat a giant chocolate chip cookie), do it right and have your cookie a la gluten. I probably just lost a few readers with that confession. Honestly, to each his own, but I don't think the gluten free thing is for Parker and me.
2. Running a Marathon
This one seems hypocritical since I am currently training for a half marathon, but let me explain. I have no intention of running a full marathon. Ever. These joints just can't handle that. I know they say running can be addictive, but I plan to check the half marathon off my bucket list and continue to run for fun afterwards. No 26.2 miles over here, please. For those of you who run full marathons, yall are studs!
I think wine tastes nice sometimes, but Parker and I are the worst wine drinkers ever. We know nothing about anything wine-related. If you quiz us and ask us if Cabernets, Pinot Noirs, and Pinot Grigios are red or white, we will fail. I've heard those names, but I have no idea what they taste like... or mean, for that matter.
4. The Arts
And by the arts, I mean singing, dancing, acting...you know, the arts. I am one of the least gifted individuals in this area that you will ever meet. I can't match pitch, I have two left feet, and I don't foresee many casting calls in my future.
We are dog people. If you've read this blog long, you probably aren't too shocked by this confession. We love our pup! Parker is also allergic to cats, so that eliminates the possibility altogether even if we had the desire to adopt a feline friend.
I have an opinion, but it's just not something I feel like talking about on this blog. Politics can get people pretty heated, so I am a fan of avoiding the subject altogether. I also don't think I am educated enough on the matter of politics to discuss it.
7. Video Games
Okay yall, I didn't grow up with brothers. I thought video games meant playing Super Mario when you were younger and then graduating to watching television and playing on your iPhone. Then I got married. Why do boys love video games so much? I honestly have no idea, so I am not going to write about it. That said, you would think I would since this is a lifestyle blog, and video games certainly seem to have a constant presence in our lives.
8. Make-Up Tricks
If someone would like to come over and teach me how to put on make-up like an adult, I would greatly appreciate it. I equate my make-up skills to that of a 4 year old's finger painting ability. It's just not the prettiest, but I do what I can.
9. My iPad
I have a laptop and a smartphone, so I think getting an iPad would be slightly redundant. Technology on technology on technology for days!
So there you have it. Those are the 9 topics that will likely never grace this blog. Never say never, though. I could always become a marathon running, cat loving, video gaming wino in the future. Stranger things have happened, I'm sure.