Monday, February 22, 2010

"What does it all mean?"


Thank you all for obliging the “mid-blog crisis” I’ve been going through for the last three months. After a few years of blogging you kind of start asking yourself some pretty deep existential questions about why the hell you show up to a blog twice a week to talk to complete strangers. I mean, I didn’t start doing this so I could get a book deal. And I only make $100 a year from Google Ad-sense. Nobody is getting rich chez moi, but still, I show up.

After three months of deliberation I’ve come up with more than a few explanations for why I keep doing this blog, ranging from: my mother didn’t breast feed me long enough, to iron deficiency and lack of sufficient REM sleep. Still, nothing quite adds up.


What I know for sure is that when something strikes me as funny, I feel the unyielding urge to write it down or at least tell a few people. I am a good story-teller. Oh, and I enjoy it. So, I make no promises, about how long I’ll keep doing this, but for as long as I keep enjoying it--- I’m back.

24 comments:

Joke said...

as long as you keep writing, i'll keep reading! :)

Lovelyn said...

I love your blog and I think you're hilarious. I'm glad your back. As long as you're willing to write this blog, I'll be willing to read it.

Robecca said...

I found your blog through Black Girl in Prague (after this black girl got married in Prague last summer.)

I laughed hysterically at the first post I found, and now I read past years' entries at work (Yeah! the man can suck it.)

I hope you do keep writing. I'll keep reading.

From Harlem With Love, Becca

Rachel said...

I started reading your blog when I moved abroad to Germany. I too think it is wonderful and as long as you write I will read. You could consider writing a book as well :)

k said...

Your blog always makes me smile.
I hope you keep blogging.

Nita said...

I love love love your blog!!! Your posts never fail to make me laugh. I've got a French Boy of my very own, and oh, your posts of life in France make me look forward to the day we move there even more - exposed baguettes and all!

Shanster said...

What? After all we've been thru? Complete stranger? (head hanging in sorrow)

I'm with everyone else. I like a glimpse into your fun, smack talkin' brain.

YOUR blog is the reason I started mine ... tho I know it pales in comparison. grin.

'Drea said...

LOL about not being breast fed long enough and why, oh why, does that remind me of that Tupac song *Death Around The Corner?*

My mind and the connections it makes...

Welcome Back, Kotter.

tamara said...

I can't recall how I found your blog neither but don't stop writing I love reading about your life in france.

As a little girl in the West Indies, I always dreamed on moving to England. Then when I got to visit other countries in europe I fell in love with the idea of moving to Italy or France.
So your blog keeps my mind near to one of the countries I love.

Pamela S. Thomas said...

See wht had happened was...uhm er I got a fever of unknown origin which makes breast milk evaporate...and since evaporated milk isn't good for babies, I stopped breastfeeding...okay what really happened was..I was a freakin Jr. in college and didn't wanna leak althrough classes...sorry LOL
But please keep bloging cuz you are the funnest, brightest, creative person that I know and your blogs remind me of that...and I get to shake my head and think...I get to be her Mum!!! Love you more then you ever know.

littleparisienne said...

Please keep blogging!!! This is one of the most hilarious blog I have ever read. Funny, witty; a true piece of gem.
I also love reading about your work as an artist. And your "WTF is wrong with these froggies" moment. And your food articles. And.. etc etc. Just luv' your blog.

Queen Ann said...

So glad you're back! I live vicariously through you as a French major who's studied for a few months in Frogland but never actually "lived" there. You live one of my fantasy lives and I love reading about it. You also have a great sense of humor, which I enjoy. Hope to make it to Paris at least once more before I die. 'Til then, I love reading your blog!

Heidi said...

Whew, because even though I don't comment much I enjoy reading...

BTW what's happening with the Barbie Dream house lately?

Benny said...

Madame K I agree with the comments above, I LOVE reading your blog. It really brightens my day and keeps me motivated to make the transition in living abroad. Your stories have helped me understand not only the challenges and joys of making this decision but also the added example that a woman of color can make this decision, has made it, and will continue to do so. I want to be added to that list. Thank you for sharing and I will keep coming back for your wisdom, observant eye, and insights.

cotton mouth said...

Please don't go anywhere! You're a talented and hilarious writer and your posts always put a smile on my face. From the close-up French food pics to your awesome vacation photos, I love it all. Trust me--the everyday events you may find mundane in your French existence are fascinating to me!!

sprite said...

"I keep doing this blog, ranging from: my mother didn’t breast feed me long enough, to iron deficiency and lack of sufficient REM sleep. Still, nothing quite adds up"
Ok, your comments cracked me up, especially the one about breastfeeding!
So how about - because you're funny, self-aware, lead an interesting, full life and want to share parts of said life with us?

Christiana said...

Your blog is so awesome, insightful, hilarious, artsy, and on and on. For as long as you decide to blog I will read with joy in my heart and with a giggle bubbling at my lips.

Oh and I whole heartedly agree, you are a good story teller!

tonilee said...

I am so happy to decided to stay and play! Thank you so much. I get suck a kick out of your writing and you are an inspiration and are living the life I would like. As a high school grad present many moons ago, my parents gave me a trip to London, and I've been in love with the city ever since. It was always my dream to live there. Runner up was to vacation there for a month. I am a happily single, childfree Black woman living in the suburbs of Chicago and I'm still hanging on to my dream. You are an inspiration, especially to other Black women. Black folks need to know that there are more places to visit in this big, beautiful world than Mexico and Jamaica.

Thanks again for sharing your life with us.

Forever grateful,

Toni

Madame K said...

Thanks for the love y'all! And I don't really consider you all a bunch of strangers.

Barbie Dream House updates coming soon!

Aaron Grunwald said...

I think you just need more hugs, and more rays of sunshine. Beezoo beezoo.

BebeJardin said...

Madame K,

I like everyone else really love reading your blog. It has been a source of entertainment and inspiration during one of the most difficult times of my life. Last summer I was in the hospital after attempting to commit suicide. I was hopeless and broken and I had to force myself to find ways to stay inspired and to stay hopeful. Your blog, among a few others, were one of the ways I stayed hopeful about my future goals and dreams. Knowing that a Black girl from Iowa/Brooklyn could make it to France, marry the man of her dreams and live such a full life kept me going. I am so thankful for your blog, for your willingness to include us in your life and all your insights. Please know you are treasured, loved and needed.

Much Love,

Ebonee

Jake the ColoIowaConnectifrancilite said...

I have only been at it since September and started to ask some of the same questions. Mostly, I worry about any possible effects career wise putting so many thoughts and experiences out there on the "web" could have?
Jake

Travel said...

welcome back, we missed you!

DG

sprite said...

Just to add onto what Aaron Grunwald (above) wrote. I recall a post you made about disliking snow and gloomy weather. I truly hope the current dismal weather we've been experiencing -I live in England and let me tell you, it has been abysmal:-(- has not been getting to you so much.
Here's praying for lots of sorely needed sunshine, smiles and (we hope) sandy beaches!!