Thank you Sac Bee
for the mention in today's paper! How cool is that? Garrett of Vanilla Garlic let me know and I registered and checked it out.
One question I get a lot is where did you come up with the name "Pie Is the New Toast"? Well, it was actually intended as a joke on a message board I frequent. Toast was a joke on a previous board I used to post on but is now defunct. On the other message board, there were a few posters who joked that every poll put up had to have the "PIE" option, so I came up with this name. What at first was meant to be a silly inside joke has blossomed into what has become my baby- this blog. I have bouts of writer's block, but if anything got me back into writing, it was this blog, and I can only express how grateful I am for that.
I was a writer in high school, loved to write short stories, poems and even enjoyed writing essays- so much that I entered the Upward Bound essay contest two years in a row at the Upward Bound Jamboree. I always ended up in second place and when I got that second place in my senior year, I was incredibly bummed out about it. Looking back, I think it was quite a feat. After high school I lost my love for writing and stopped. As soon as I started this blog I started up again and I push myself to continue to write. It's a love I have that with time was forgotten, but I'm slowly easing back into it.
Enough of that- and hey, Sacramento area bloggers- I am still trying to convince my husband to move to the Sac area in the next 3-5 years. Rent and the price of a house up here is getting to be too high, and property taxes are astounding in my county. Maybe someday I'll be able to join you all. (What I would give to be back in California, and Sacramento is only 3-4 hours northeast of Monterey- my real home!)