Monday, November 11, 2013

In Which I Create a Blog

What do you say in a first post? It’s almost more awkward than a first date.
“Hi! I’m Alyssa and I like to eat cheese.”? Too mundane.
“Welcome! I like to run around barefoot in public places!”? Too hippie.
“Hello reader! Please, PLEASE read my blog! Leave comments!”? Too honest.
And while all of these may be true, none may be right for the moment.
So, in the absence of a stellar opener, let’s just move on, shall we.
I suppose you might be wondering about the title of my blog, MarchandMinute. Here’s a bombshell: My last name is Marchand. And just to prove how ridiculous the english language is, it’s not minute, as in 1/60 of an hour, it’s minute: “extremely small, as in size, amount, extent, or degree: minute differences.” But of course, you could tell that just by reading it, right? I think everything funny that happens in the details. So that’s what I’ll be talking about here: the deets.
Speaking of which, here’s a rundown of important stats about yours truly. I, Alyssa, am an extroverted Catholic and reluctant geek, who bakes frequently, cooks adequately, sings joyfully, walks barefootedly and lives hippy-ly (Some things are just hard to alliterate, OK). I am wife to Adam, and Mommy to Titus and Ariana.
The rest of the crew:
Adam. Age: twenty-mumble. Part teacher, part DJ. All introvert. Favorites include: Watching Sci-fi, having men’s poker night, and being in his room making no noise and pretending he doesn’t exist.
Titus. Age: two and a half. Favorites include: Curious George, Being a monster, and pushing the shopping cart as fast as possible while looking at his feet.
Ariana. Age: Tiny baby. Favorites include: Nursing, Daddy, and well, more nursing.
Things I like and you are likely to hear more about: Babies (specifically my babies), Baking delicious goodi...I mean... cooking real, healthy food, my toddler’s many adventures, stepping on glass walking around barefoot, Catholicism,  Philosophical musings on mothers contributing to society via grueling hours and dirty jobs, and, well, anything else that strikes my fancy, hence the minute title.
Things I do not like, that you are also likely to hear about: mosquitos. Our enmity cannot be overstated.
You can expect to hear from me 2-3 times a week, depending on the level of crazy happening.

Oh and don't forget to pass this on to a friend to brighten both their day and mine.
PS. That’s our most recent family photo, so you can get a clear visual as to what we look like while perusing this blog. :D


  1. This is great Alyssa. I laughed at Titus' description; I can just picture the cart. lol You write really well--very entertaining.

    Also I love that your first family photo yall are cavepeople. AND I too have a ridiculous all-consuming abhorrence of mosquitos.

    Look forward to more posts!

    1. Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback a lot.