"I would cut up toast into little triangles then spread it with baby food meat. You all loved it!"
"So you mean we ate meat toast?"
"I guess so."
"That is disgusting."
And so "Meat Toast" was born. After continually making fun of my mom for feeding us this stuff, my sister decided that this would be the perfect title for the memoir I wanted to write about our childhood. I had to agree that it was just a weird enough title to interest someone.
As a New Years resolution I decided that I was finally going to challenge myself to start writing this thing, but I must admit, it has been slow going, and I am just not disciplined when I only have myself to be accountable to.
This past weekend, while visiting my cousin and his fiance, I had the fortunate experience of meeting Peter Pattakos who writes the blog Cleveland Frowns. I don't even know how it got brought up, but he was so passionate about blogging and ready to give inspirational advice (e.g., "No blogger is an island!" "You're a person first, a writer second!") that I was caught up in his blogging fervor and decided that I should just jump in and do it! And, of course, it would make me accountable to other people (that is if anyone would actually read it) which might actually help me to do more writing.