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Hi! If you still read this blog by RSS – please note that the feed will change in the next day or so as I move the site to its new home! If you visit directly on the web, the site will redirect automatically to the new url – see ya there!


Let’s talk about hugs for a moment. Do you like hugs? Are you a good hugger? Today, I had a really, really fantastic brunch with a mob of my friends and I was reminded how amazing a good hug can be (also, how beyond my friends are). I’m not talking about the kind of hug that only lasts for a split second – I mean the kind where you feel so comfortable that neither of you let’s go and maybe you get an extra squeeze. Try it. The next time you hug someone, don’t let go right away – stay in it. I hate myself for writing this ¬†– but it’s a major key.


Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog. I contemplated moving it, changing platforms (I did do this from wordpress to textpattern which I always seem to circle back around to), about closing it (again) or what I’m even still doing writing about my life online all these years later. Whenever someone gets sentimental about blogging, they always tell you how looooooooong they’ve been doing it but you guys – I’ve been doing this for a really, really long time.

I know that twitter and its 140 character world has definitely stymied my ability to write long form but whenever I log into the admin side of my blog, it feels like slipping into something comfortable and I find that I miss it.

I don’t want this to turn exclusively into a blog about Shiro although she is horribly, horribly cute!

I don’t know why I have all this reticence about not documenting my life. Blogs come and go. People vanish without so much as a goodbye and it’s highly unlikely that I’ll leave twitter any time soon but blogs. Doesn’t everyone miss blogs? Or at least what blogs used to be. The documentation of the the mundane that let you know that your mundane was just as mundane as the next guy?

I have these grand ideas about doing something different and special for alovedlife but you know – it’s fine as it is. A depository for pictures of my (OMGSOKAYUTE!) cat and random thoughts/videos. I need to stop wanting it to be anything other than it is and maybe I’ll actually be able to write something coherent. Maybe.