Friday, December 4, 2009

guest blogging bookends

Let's all flash back to Monday, shall we? When I wrote about how my blogger-friend Jonas had emailed me and asked me to guest post something on his blog, no one had ever asked me that before, wasn't that wonderful?

And a ton of you (very awesome people) left super kind comments and encouragement. And then I get to my friend Krista's comment:

"tracy...did you get my email?"

So what happened is that I was asked on the exact same day to do two separate guest blogs, by two different people, on two separate email accounts, both of which I rarely ever check because, let's face it, I'm slightly technophobic. In fact, I've been known to yell, to no one in particular when my email server is down, "Why can't we just go back to using carrier pigeons?!" And then my friends point out that if we did that not only would it take 4 to 6 weeks to deliver a single letter but there'd probably be avian flu all over it as well.

Anyways, my friend Krista had emailed a group of her blogger friends asking them to write about what inspired them, and of course, my first thought was to simply write back an email to Krista that said, "You."

Krista is one of those people who can take a noun, a verb, and an adjective (and sometimes an adverb when she's feeling all crazy) and out of those simple bricks build a literary cathedral. I read her blog and and I relearn how to use the English language because she crafts sentences that are pure poetry. I leave her comment after comment telling her exactly this, too, and she very graciously never calls me a stalker and I have yet to see a restraining order appear on my doorstep.

I'll leave it up to Krista to explain how and where we met (she introduces me on my guest blog) and I can tell you, without a doubt, that Krista is that friend we've all been waiting for; she's The One who probably answers the phone at 2 am and never judges you for acting stupid and probably doesn't have to be that person that just talks to fill in the silences. And even though, after finding each other again after spending a few years apart, we still have yet to be able to hang out and see each other due to our busy lives, I refuse to let Krista go a second time as my friend. I'm just sort of greedy that way.

So please, if you have the time to go check out my guest blog over at My Life as I See It, (it's titled Radical Moments of Love) I'd love that, and feel free to then poke around and read some of Krista's beautiful prose and note that yes, she is the mother of the cutest little girl on the entire planet.

Krista, I adore you. Thanks for asking me to guest post. It means the world to me, it really does.


krista said...

ack. i'm blushing. and i don't blush much. i don't even wear blush much.
it is my honor, lady.
and, um, the restraining order must be in your email somewhere.

hey, one of these days when you're at your boy's house, maybe we could meet in the middle somewhere? like porto's?

Nahl said...

Wow, I'm so envious of Krista for having such command over writing!
Heading over to read your guest post now..

Taylor K said...

I can't find your email address but want you to do a guest post on my blog. I made an excel spreadsheet and everything and your email is the only one not included. Sad face. Please email me at


New England Girl said...

Heading over to read your guest post... then check out Krista's blog! Super excited. :)

Maggie May said...

Hee hee! Sounds like something I would do!

Barbara said...

I checked out your post- it was womderful. Great job!

Lori ann said...

I'm on my way to see it now. I've had the busiest week and haven't been able to get over to see you. Two guest blogging posts in one week? you should start charging honey.
Have a great monday,

Angie Muresan said...

You are right. Reading Krista's words sends tingles down my spine and goosebumps pop on my arms. She is a wordsmith.

Iva said...

oh yay!! I'll go look now ;)

I hope you had a great weekend!

drollgirl said...

i will race over and check it out!

Federica said...

I just found your blog and I'm glad I did! You’ve got a lovely blog!
Come visit me, there's a lovely Christmas Giveaway for all my readers!
Greetings from Italy,

Kris said...

Running over to that blog now to read your post. Lovely words you have for your friend!

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