You may or may not have noticed that I recently began using a fabulous new template, inspired in part by Anatoly Karlin’s giving me a 3 out of 5 for design. I live to please… But also because it was a truly fabulous looking design. It took a while to figure out and set up. But it looked spectacular. And I began writing. And the HTML wasn’t working. And WordPress wasn’t returning my e-mails. And I kept writing drafts. And waiting in front of the inbox. And in the meantime everyone and their mother re-posted Tolya’s Top 10 Russia Blogs post (at which I am ranked 6, for which I am outwardly gracious and inwardly deeply ashamed because I’m the kind of girl who went home and cried when I got a B in school) and there I sat with a lemon of a blog!
I’d prefer to return to that sleek design, but in the interim, I have to write. Well, as an artisanal cheese monger once told me: nothing is better for grilled cheese sandwiches than Kraft singles. And grilled cheese beats starving any day. So we’re back at square one of cheap and delicious blog mediocrity. Grab a napkin.