Q: Reasons this blog could conceivably succeed

1. It’s called Qu(alin and the M)ack. Clearly, we are insufferably clever and everyone on the internet wants to hear everything we have to say.

2. We could be, like, one of those blogs that posts cool links to other things. My semi-closet nerd really likes webcomics and reading about random things like cryptozoology. I will connect you to the weirdest articles ever if you let me, watch out.

3. It’s been a while since we have spent a lot of time together snowboarding, eating dinner, and getting drunk. I suggest we supplement these days (and the blog entries who love them) with adventures.
Things Adventures Should Include (sublist!)
a. giant cardboard animals that slide
b. fire
c. defying the authorities
d. large bodies of water
e. all of the above (be creative for extra points– lighting the cardboard on fire and sending out to sea is too obvious.)

4. Actually, probably read the two preceding posts. I think they are more accurate.

Q: Reasons this blog will indubitably fail

Or, a random list of things (about me).

1. I eat tomatoes raw like apples.

2. I have a questionable obsession with Twinings Earl Grey tea (with milk and sugar), and as a consequent, the smell of bergamot.

3. I get really into things and then completely lose interest, or else overwhelm myself and give up. Case in point: last night, I was up until four improving my movie recommendations on Netflix, browsing my recommendations for foreign films, and then placing them on hold at the library. I got to forty before I decided to just upgrade my damn Netflix account and get the movies I want to see one at a time instead of in clusterfucks of twenty.

4. I’ve had the same library card my whole life (complete with adorable child signature on the back) and memorized my card number sometime in middle school when I first became obsessed with placing hundreds of holds at once.

In sum, I could probably spend the rest of my life eating tomatoes raw straight from my garden, drinking Earl Grey, and riding a stationary bike in front of the constant stream of films sent to me by Netflix. Am I really the type of person to keep up an interesting blog?

M: Reasons this blog will undoubtedly fail

I thought since I have a minute I’d go ahead and type up a list of reasons why this blog will most likely fail and die out and never have a reader who I haven’t bribed to come here. This way there will be fewer surprises when it actually happens and I will have some premade excuses on the off-chance that anyone actually cares.

  1. Sara and I have had a lot of really genius ideas during our 8 years of friendship. Most of them have never gotten past “yeah, we really really should do that.” Some have gone a bit farther. Some I’m sure we would have gone all the way through with had we not been sabotaged (how about the time we were going to drive up to the top of Snoqualmie pass in the middle of the night but then one of the tunnels on the highway was mysteriously closed with no warning or emergency vehicles of any kind and I had to drive in reverse on the highway to the last exit so we could get off). But yeah, not so good on the follow through.
  2. I am addicted to the internet only in phases. For example, right now I have no classes and no job. In one week that will all change…
  3. There are only so many times you can write “today I snowboarded, and now I am exhausted and going to eat dinner and probably get drunk” or ” today I snowboarded and now I am asleep”.
  4. … Sara, your turn to add some.

M: this dog is bananas…


Q: gratuity

Alright, so I’m trying to beat Kira for Worst Blog Post of All Time. All I can come up with at the moment is this:as

I just got a job at a bagel place. I’ve spent a lot of my life around restaurants (behind the scenes style), so I already knew this, but I want to remind… whoever: tip generously and don’t come in right before closing. Seriously.

In other news, every time I hit refresh, this page looks different. I leave aesthetics to The Mack on this one. Oooh, snow!

M: beginning, something.

I really thought that starting a blog would be a good idea until I actually did it and now I have no idea what to say. I have dragged Sara along as usual and as she is much more talented with words than I am I will be relying heavily on her to provide some sort of interesting content.

I hate it when my laptop battery starts to die. At around 12%, everything becomes this crazy race against the clock… as if I am not just too lazy to get up and plug the thing in.

Let’s have that end the worst blog post of all time.