Tuesday, August 3, 2010

okay WHAAAAAT

okay seriously though, should i start a new blog or should i just start rambling here all the time? i just can't think of a name for the new blog. it feels shitty to just use this blog to blah blah blah about my own crap all the time since i started it with summer and she did all the promoting in the beginning and that's the only reason i have a bunch of readers ANYWAY and she doesn't even BLOG HERE ANYMORE.

i keep meaning to like start a new artsy-life-foody-whatever blog, but i've been really busy!

playing kickball with friends in the park:
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sniffin on beeswax:
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taking my kid to the park:
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AND WORKING ALL THE TIME. Sometimes I'll stumble in the front door, exhausted and low on the ol' blood sugar at like 6 p.m. after working all day and then picking up my son from daycare, and I'll think about all the shit I used to spend all day cooking and then blogging about, and I wonder how many working moms would read that shit and be like HAHA ASSHOLE, SURE I WOULD LOVE TO SPEND 2 HOURS MAKING INDIVIDUAL PITA BREADS, THANKS FOR THE RECIPE! OH YEAH I TOTALLY LOVE HOVERING OVER MY CHICKEN STOCK FOR 4 HOURS AT A TIME!

But whatever. Life is what it is, and right now it's fucking dope as hell, so as much as I'd love to lament that I don't have the energy- mental or physical, to keep up with a bloggity blog, I'm too busy getting drunk at the park and falling on my ass diving for a red rubber ball, or singing my son 10 million bedtime songs, or falling asleep on the couch with my husband, or whatever else.

BUT I still want to make art and take photos and yap at the internet about food I love, so I still want to start another blog. I just don't know what to call it. SOMEONE COME UP WITH A GOOD NAME PLEASE. MY FRIEND EMILY SUGGESTED "ALTERNATIVE MOM ZONE"WHICH I AM LEANING TOWARD, BUT COME ON NOW.

Also I think that I regretfully contributed to the now-irritating trend of ___ and ___ blogs, so let's just not do that again, shall we? NAME IT. I'M LAZY.

43 comments:

Melissa K said...

I don't comment often (if ever), but I have you in my reader, so I follow every post. Whether it's here or else where, I'll still subscribe, because I find what you write about fascinating, so take that for what it's worth.

Cooking Asshole said...

Just keep it, screw 'em. It's your shit anyway.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

yeah but some of it's not my shit, some of it is someone else's shit. that's why i feel weird about it.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

also, screw whom?

Widge said...

stuff i eat and draw? ...yeah sorry...bedtime for me

Stephen Patrick Schaefer said...

I found my way here while looking for a homemade beer mustard recipe (I just started another gig at a restaurant - at least temporarily - and we have an amazing beer mustard, etc). Anyway, regardless of what you decide to call it, I suggest using tumblr. It's a lot like blogger in it's simplicity of use, although it's even more user-friendly, and the community around it is awesome. You can choose to follow a lot of other people as well and get ideas from them. And you can mess around with your blog's name and URL as you wish. not bad a thing.

A few ideas:

artsylifefoodywhatever.tumblr.com

lifeiswhatitis.tumblr.com

lifeisdopeashell.tumblr.com
or
lifeisdope.tumblr.com

redrubberballs.tumblr.com

nameitimlazy.tumblr.com

mine (not including my personal self-hosted wordpress blog) are:

sps.tumblr.com (general web clippings)
omnivoresnotebook.tumblr.com (food)
iturnuptheradio.tumblr.com (music)
readingintransience.tumblr.com (books)
and a couple of others...it gets addicting

Sarah said...

Call it 'name it, im lazy'. Maybe even in capitals...

Erika said...

How about: Too Busy Getting Drunk at the Park and Falling on My Ass Diving for a Red Rubber Ball.com

I think that'd be funny, but that's me.

katcameronillustration said...

A blog is always an evolving entity, often people change as they write, if you are the sole maintainer of the blog now then its your blog and you should be able to write what ever you like, I'm sure most of the readers do stay because of what you write, not always just for the food, although it is usually good, I still make those weird "cake in oranges" sometimes. Heck your blog title could even be read as relating more to just bread and honey, in fact for me it means the life and times of Alicia :) keep posting about everything, no doubt it will still be interesting, and no doubt there will still be some posts about food. Hey draw food and post it... anyway, mostly continue. P.s I dont like to bake anyhow.

Shirley said...

I think you should leave it alone. Leave the old shit up for people who want to see it but I think its okay to let bread & honey become a different type of blog then before. Or you could just name it "Tired mom who cusses a lot" and that way no one can bitch about your attitude.

Pamela said...

"Alicia goes crazy"

"Whatever"

"My shit"

"Alternamom"

I don't care what you name it. I'll read it.

Kate said...

i like reading your rants! wherever they live... so couple of name ideas i just pulled from your own writing:

1. Whoopsie doodles
2. Name It Im Lazy
3. Bloggity Blog
4. ArtLifeFood

Traveling Spork said...

I follow all your posts because you're real...plus, blogs aren't novels. You don't need continuity between the beginning and end. Blogs are life. If you still like the name and concept of bread and honey, I say keep it. It represents to me something raw. Unmessed with. Authentic.

Kelly J. Johnson said...

Ummm, Adventures in Aliceland? Honestly you could call it Dog Poop on Rye and I'd still read it. Just sayin'.

Chocolatesa said...

A quick google search revealed a nice little random blog name generator here: http://gzzt.org/pages/weblog_name_generator.php. My favourite so far is "bug-eyed reviews".

Dani said...

I don't have a blog name for you.

I just wanted to compliment your beer choice. Stella is ace.

the-kitchenette.com said...

I will be sure to come up with a fantastic hip name for your new blog... as soon as I have 124 cups of coffee this morning.

In the meantime, I'm getting a giggle out of everyone urging you to name it "NAME IT I'M LAZY."

bwahahaha

Huang said...

I say just do it all here!! Probably most of your readers would just start reading the new blog anyways. Slight purpose changes are okay!

James said...

Although I have nothing salient to add by way of naming your new blog, I would just like to mention that not everyone who reads your blog is a mom… or female…

diane starkey said...

Hippie Chow

Butt Hurt

paul t. leicht said...

cuss words and custard

it has the "and" in there but whatever..

Gina said...

I say leave it. I don't think I've ever read the really old posts, probably just started where i found you. I think Summer was already gone by then, so I wouldn't have known about a partner or cakes if you hadn't told me. You've made the disclaimer publicly, and as long as Summer is cool with it, keep on trucking. Life goes on. Hey, if you do change it, how about Life Goes On. Kinda lame, but no 'and's' (um, like I got caught up in, I guess). Crows'n Squirrels and growing beans sounds trite to me
these days.

Mia said...

This was the first food blog I ever started reading, and part of the inspiration to start my own (which will hopefully actually launch in the next ten million years or so). I'll follow you anywhurs!

If you feel a strong need to separate your own personal stuff from the "bread & honey" thing, I second the motion of "Alice/Alicia Goes Crazy" as a blog title. Although "Alternative Mom Zone" is pretty catchy.

delicious said...

i like it here, i don't think you need to start a new one. but if you do i will follow ^_^

laylablue said...

i really like your blog and the fact that you have some organization (unlike my blog)
bread and honey is a lovely name, and can mean more than recipes
and can't bread be a metaphor for life?

that being said, you could rename it

1. $!@#
2. bite me
3. bread,honey,and shit (though that is a bit gross, cuz who wants to eat that?

T and R said...

Whatever you do, please do NOT put "mom" in your new blog title. It will pigeonhole you and there are way too many mom-centric blogs out there that you will get swallowed up.

I like of like "Life is Dope as Hell" actually, and I think it speaks to your tone and writing and everything. But, it IS kind of long.

You could go with, "The Dope Life" but then it almost sounds more like a drug reference. I don't know.

My only original suggestion is, "Taking Stock."

I know you have written about making stock from scratch a ton here, so "Taking Stock" is a shout out to your foodie/culinary adventures side, but it's also what it means literally to do that. Especially based on this blog entry you are taking stock of of your life right now, being busy between work, family, art, food making, etc. but sort of realizing, "it's all dope" and it's all fucking good, in the end.

pineapplemint said...

I don't know how I feel about "mom" being in the title because this blog is about much more than motherhood...

Personally I think you should keep this blog going. Who cares if it's not about food anymore? I only ever read it because you're damn entertaining.

The Clearing said...

Okay, can't resist some suggestions.
Alice's Appetite. (kinky?)
Shoot and Eat (hahahahahaaa! you know - like pictures!)
Erm, well, I wish I could think of something more normal. but that's it...

Kate said...

bread & honey's side dishes

Hejawa said...

You know I was really mad at you because I read your last post about how you were ditching your blog and I was like wtf blog. But then I intuitively went here anyway because I ALWAYS DO and you updated and I am no longer mad at you. I just wanted you to know that this is my favorite little website ever and I'm glad you'll still be ranting at us in some capacity.
Are you and Summer still buds? Is she mad atcha for keeping your shared blog? If she really doesn't care I don't see why you wouldn't just stay...Just my two cents.

Hejawa said...

also I third Alice Goes Crazy if you must change the name.

aliciajane said...

Ya, I don't comment on blogs ever, but after your last post I was pretty bummed that you were going to stop blogging.

I think that it is silly to even change names/blogs... either people keep reading here or they don't. I'll follow you to another place if that is what you decide, but I don't think it is a big deal at all what you do, it is your blog!

Victoria said...

I saw your tag - how about "Alice goes crazy"?! or in line with having no time to make stock or cooking pizzas to order after work - "What if?"

Sarah said...

I vote alice goes crazy

Lisa-Marie said...

Keep rambling here. I like that you blog is a mixture of your thoughts and you cooking and your life. The things go hand in hand, separating them off might be a bit weird.

Please don't bloody call your blog 'alternative' anything. People don't need labels.

dbenwood said...

I don't comment (ever) but I like your rantings and think you should keep doing it. I think the name is fine just get rid of "a food blog". A couple of other ideas are Life Happens (Deal with it) or Life as Is.That is all I've got. Maybe you'll think of something,laying on the couch.

JoAnne said...

Stay here. Summer left. If people don't want to read it anymore because of that, ok, they can leave too. Right? Shit evolves.

come to think of it...Shit Evolves might be a good blog title.

Amanda said...

"whoopsie doodles" makes sense b/c your foodie followers will know it, it kinda suggests art, it kinda suggests 'whatever'... everything's covered.

also, naming your blog is like playing the game 'apples to apples'. we're all trying to fit your blog into a phrase that you like, and everyone's trying to throw down the winning card. ha

Sunday said...

"Butt Hurt" = win.

Don't go changing, Alice. No one likes a show-off.

Catastrophysicist said...

Call it: fuckablog.blogspot.com and the you can make the banner say Fuck, a blog. . . or Fuck: A Blog or, you know, Fuck A Blog.

Sally Mae said...

What street to you live on? Is it worth using in the new title? Just an idea....

ursula said...

oh, I only just found your blog, so I hope you don't stop blogging! I'm enjoying it too much. Drinking during the day at the park is pretty much the best.

Also, I didn't realise there was an annoying trend of people calling their blogs _and_ , cos I just started my blog, and unfortunately, it's one of those annoying name ones. Tough.

Good luck with the naming, though!

Kate said...

Call it "Shit Just Got Real!". Or "Oh no she didn't!" No. Don't do that.

It took me a while to accept that I wanted to write about my douchey personal life, but there it is. I only have about 10 readers, though, so maybe it's easier to just roll with the fact that I want to write about parenting and other personal bullshit? Bread and Honey is a great name, for whatever.