Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Introducing Madame Queen

So, here it is, my first post to my first blog. I'm here, I'm here! Let the bells ring and the banners fly! But of course, a first time for anything makes one a little nervous, right? I want to be witty, pithy, erudite and have scads and scads of loyal readers. So, no pressure, no pressure. You might ask yourself, "Why is she blogging? What compels her to put her thoughts out into the ether where others might read them?" Well, I figured that it was time to put the ol' English major to use.... a mere twelve years later. For years I've been talking a good game. "Oh, I'd love to be a writer" I'd say, whenever anyone would ask about my dream job. But have I ever actually put words on paper since my term paper days? No. So, it was time to put up or shut up. And I've recently been inspired by a couple of other bloggers whose blogs I'm addicted to.

A little explanation of the title....When I was little, my mom had a couple of nicknames for me -- Pussywillow and Madame Queen. When I was trying to come up with a name for my blog it seemed natural to use one of these since no one's ever really given me another nickname that stuck. I'm sure I don't need to spell out for you why I chose the one I did. I want scads and scads of readers, but not THAT kind! And I definitely won't be posting THOSE kinds of pictures. So, here we are -- The Madame Queen ('cuz plain old Madame Queen was already taken).

Growing up I was the younger of two kids to a single mom. My brother was 6 1/2 years older than I and my mom always said it was like having two only kids. Since a lot of the time it was just me and mom, we were close. She always tried to give me all the "things" I wanted sometimes at her own expense. I was as grateful as child usually is, which means not very. In fact, she once called me an ungrateful hussy (I now understand why she did that, but that's another post for another time!). Anyway, I pretty much had my way -- hence the Madame Queen.

Well, the Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. My children have usurped my throne, particularly my daughter. My husband and I have two children -- a 4.5 year old we call Bubba and an almost 2 year old variously referred to as Doodlebug, Punkin' Butter or just plain Punkin'. Just to illustrate the transfer of power, Punkin' used to be what my husband called me but when she came along she just took it. But it fits her and I guess I'll let her keep it. I simply now refer to myself (when the situation arises) as Punkin' the Elder.

I don't really have a grand plan for this blog. I'll probably discuss my life as a working mom. I have thoughts about things I've experienced, books I've read....the usual. We'll see what happens. Thanks for stopping in.


pave said...

So, I read this blog called Woulda Shoulda Coulda, by this chick called Mir. And today, I saw she's doing a thing in a few months, and I commented that "Hey! I'm down in GA with some regularity!" And then I read the comments, and there was a girl named "Leandra," which is a stunningly unusual name, and I used to KNOW a woman named Leandra when I lived in Savannah and worked for this cookie company.

... And whaddaya know: It's you. :) You still in that place I pass through?

Lulu said...

Oh, a new blog for me to read! And you're a Southerner as well...lucky me! I've only read your first post, but can't wait to read more!

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! It's addictive, I must say. But some days I wonder why I even entered into this realm of the unknown.

I'm excited to add you to my growing list of 2 readers!