Lindsey Fairleigh, soon-to-be published author of After The Ending and Echo Prophecy has been FOUND! She (I) was missing from the blog (writing, revising, working, finding a new "money job") for a ridiculous amount of time, but has miraculously returned. Wowie!
Kris (my brother) is sitting on the beige carpet in front of the basement TV, a gray Super Nintendo controller in his hand. I'm on the off-white leather couch behind him, sitting cross-legged. It's summer, and, even though the AC is on and it's generally 10 degrees cooler in the basement than anywhere else in the house, my legs are sticking to the leather. Yuck.
Kris is just rounding a corner on Mario Kart, his execution pristine, when the damn console freezes! NOOOOO! F*#k! Sh@t! Arrrggggg! My brother throws his controller on the the carpet and swears some more. I, on the other hand, sit on the couch, shifting so my legs make a squelching noise as they unstick from the leather, and say nothing.
And then Kris hits the reset button.
Ah yes, the glorious, beautiful reset button that all kids of the early video game generation are familiar with. Love that button.
But what's the point, you ask? Well, I'm hitting the reset button on this blog. Sort of. I'm starting this beezy over...mostly. I'm leaving up a few old posts that I kind of like...kind of a lot. But I'm committed. And excited. And rejuvenated. And using WAY too many ands.
So, in the immortal words of the Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet's back, alright!" Except substitute "Lindsey" for "Backstreet". And replace the five teenage/fake teenage boy's voices with that of one woman in her late twenties. And the woman is talking, not singing. Trust me, you DON'T want me to sing. Really.