Nancy Davis Kho

Nancy Davis Kho
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Oakland, California, USA
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April 30
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I'm a writer, a reader, a bike wife, a mom, and a music fan. And they don't call me Aunt Blabby for nothing. I figure if half of you are laughing WITH me and the other half AT me, we're all still laughing. I look forward to finding out which side you're on.

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JANUARY 31, 2013 11:43AM

Ten Reasons You Should Be Glad I Didn't Blog in my Twenties

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Reason #11: I would have live-blogged Oktoberfest. Twice.

  1. I was inhaling a lot of clove cigarette smoke and Aquanet fumes for the first two years of the decade.
  2. I would have shared multiple recipes for layered nachos.
  3. Yes, there would have been backstage tales about a band. But that band was the Blow Monkeys.
  4. Two years’ worth of posts would have been written on German keyboards, so there would have been a lot of typos and unnecessary ümläüts.
  5. That was also the decade during which I lived in Arizona, and dove deep into Native American mythology. Who wants to read about my Hopi Kachina collection, again?
  6. I was in a wedding every other week, and would have pulled you into my world with riveting assessments of table decorations, bridesmaid dresses, and first dance song choices.
  7. The only pet I had during that era was a cat named Siddhartha. There would have been pretentious allusions to Buddhism, I can promise you.
  8. I had a moonlighting job as a caterer in D.C. and carried trays at a lot of Libertarian and Republican parties, and we wouldn’t want this to become a political diatribe about how those parties treat the working class, would we?
  9. Instead of working out my issues of aging through music, I was working out my issues of music through music. Too meta.
  10. Blogs hadn’t been invented yet, so I would have delivered each post to you by banging on your door at 6:52 am, in my pajamas. Posts would have been written out longhand, on paper torn out from the Mead notebook where I also recorded nacho recipes.

One prompt, one day, twelve funny women: see what a group of my funny bloggy friends have to say on the topic of why you should be glad they didn’t blog their way through their roaring 20s.

The Flying Chalupa

I’m Gonna Kill Him

Smacksy

Earth Mother just means I’m dusty

Motherhood in NYC

The Mama Bird Diaries

Baby on Bored

Peace, Love & Guacamole

Wait in the Van

Tales of (Married) Mikkimoto

Ann’s Rants

Wendi Aarons

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I don't know! It all sounds interesting to me!
"Oh hell, dear, who's banging the door at this hour?"
"Looks like that girl from down the block again."
"It's not even 7:00 in the morning. This is Sunday, isn't it?"
"It's Sunday. She's holding a piece of paper."
"Christ, not another nacho recipe. That last one -- baloney and baked bean layers -- that's still repeating on me."
"I've noticed. A lot. No ... oh, Jesus, what the hell is she wearing?"
"Huh? What the .... Is that a ...?"
"A bridesmaid dress."
"What the hell color combination is that?"
"It seems to be a blueberry/pumpkin mix."
"That bride must really hate her friends."
"She's not going away. Guess I'll go answer the door."
"Just don't buy a joss stick from her this time."
*I* would like to hear the Blow Monkeys story. Was Dr. Robert a diva?