Sunday, August 27, 2006

Why Zone Family?

I didn't intend to start a blog. But when I tried to post a comment to a friend's blog, I found that it was restricted to those with blogger accounts. So, time after time, I resisted commenting and creating an account. Then I finally gave in. And now that the account is here... well, it is hard to resist posting a blog of my own. I've always known I was a serial reader-- someone who reads everything within sight with virtually no discrimination as to content (cereal boxes, road signs, bus advertisements)-- but I hope I'm not morphing into a serial writer as well. Because who has the time?

On the fly, I decided to call my blog "Zone Family." This refers to two important aspects of my family. First, we are a family of two adults and three children. This means that the grown-ups play zone defense instead of man-to-man. We're outnumbered, and no amount of fancy footwork is going to change that. One day you might visit our house and find the adults strapped into highchairs, the children naked, running amuck weilding sticks and other dangerous objects like some creepy Animal-Farm-meets-the-Lord-of-the-Flies snapshot.

Second, "Zone Family" refers to a recent family transformation. We saw Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and we vowed then and there to do more to stop global warming and to live in a more environmentally responsible way.

So if you're interested in reading my blog, chances are that the entries will be a mixture of these two topics. We have many adventures in our new quest to drive less, consume less, and recycle more. And, of course, parenting is a never-ending story of laughs, cries, and everything in between.

1 comment:

floosen said...

Go Ally! Go Ally! Whoo hoo!