G&G just pulled a bit of a Rip Van Winkle on the internet. No posts since March…whhaaat!? Well trust me, unlike ol’ Rip, I haven’t actually been sleeping since then, no ma’am. I (and consequently, G&G as well) have experienced a bit of a transformation since March though.
Guts & Glitter began in 2009 as a group effort by 4 friends, but as the years passed, that number kept dropping until there was just one writer left, although we will all be G&G Girls forever. As the sole proprietor of this blog now, I am very sorry to have neglected it for so long. But, you see, I’ve been busy these past months.
I am no longer the sidewalk-skipping, cab-hopping, park-lounging city dweller who first founded this site. Since March, I’ve followed my bearded man friend back to his hometown, a sleepy (during the off-season at least) shore town where people still wear Uggs and no one drinks iced coffee or would dream of putting arugula on pizza. There is no Target (or H&M, or Anthropologie, or Zara…) you can’t walk to any bars, people only listen to Top 40, and cut-off jean shorts and high-waisted anything are taboo. As you can imagine, it has been an interesting transition for me.
However, my cat, my man, and I have settled into our little love nest on the bay, and life is good. There are no police sirens, or blood on the sidewalk, and you can actually see the stars. Because (outside of playing bingo) it is pretty impossible to have a social life around here, I have had more time to indulge in my love for baking and cooking, and have manifested my passion for quality food and healthy living into a job on a local organic farm. I don’t really get manicures anymore, as my nails are always covered in dirt, and my lovely shoe collection is growing dust in the closet since the only pair I wear much anymore are my farm boots, which are covered in mud and chicken/pig/sheep poop. In true G&G style though, they are pink and Italian.
The main tenets of Guts & Glitter remain the same. I still thoroughly enjoy cats, beards, and LL Bean Boyfriends. And also drinking. I still think that both Mean Girls and His Girl Friday are the best movies ever. Local, organic food and sustainable growing practices are still very important, except now I’m actually growing and harvesting that food instead of buying it from Whole Foods. Instead of laughing at funny piglet pictures on the internet, I’m laughing at them in real life and posting my own funny piglet pictures on the internet.
Ultimately, all you need to know is that G&G is still chock full of Guts and Glitter, I guess we’re just a little heavier on the “guts” side now.