Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Newbie's Guide to Lainey's Life Lessons

We've had a few newcomers join us here at Lainey's Life Lessons recently.  To get everyone caught up and on the same page with current and past life events at Lainey's Life Lessons, I feel the need to provide a study guide.  Some people might even call it a homework assignment for the newbies. 

To truly understand Lainey's Life Lessons, you have to read back into the past, and even across multiple blogs, to see how we got to where we are now.  Click on the links provided within this post to view the various blogs and posts that tell the story of Lainey's Life Lessons.  Believe it or not, Lainey's Life Lessons did not start out as a relationship blog.  Far from it!  It started out as a single girl blogging about life in general (see any blog from February 2012 for evidence of this).

But, not long after I started blogging, life changed.  A certain special someone came into the picture.  It started out slowly, painfully so to some observers.  After meeting in person at a mutual friends' football season opener party, my honey and I began communicating with some flirting back and forth through the comment section of Wily Guy's blog over at It's My Mynd.

Pon Farr: All writers are assigned a pin-up girl
 to accompany their guest post in Gertie's blog.
This is a somewhat clothed version of my pin-up.
The original was in nothing but a towel.
To get the full story in my own words (though written under a pen name), you have to go check out the guest blogs I wrote for Gertie over at I Throw Hammers At Boys.  Don't be scared off by the adult content consent button.  Gertie blogs about dating and gave herself an adult rating in case she ever wanted to go into intimate details of a date.  Both of my posts were rated E for everyone.  The first post (The Tale of Pon Farr) tells the back story of everything before the first date, while the second guest blog details the events of our first date

To understand my pen name (which Gertie selected for me) in the guest blogs, you have to be a bit of a Trekkie.  According to classic Star Trek mythology, pon farr is a psychophysical condition affecting Vulcans, in which Vulcan males and females go into heat every seven years.  Gertie thought it was a hysterical take on my love life prior to my honey's arrival on the scene.  You guessed it, I didn't go on dates very often and would have long stretches of singledom between relationships.  But, I digress.

Here are some posts to check out from the early days with my honey:

Boyfriend Black-Out - my inability to balance home, work, and friends was documented early
The Meet and Greets - my honey meeting the important people in my life
The Invasion of the Little Things - a prelude to moving in together

Here are some posts to check out from the starting to get serious days with my honey:
Love  - my honey's blog post sharing his feelings for me
Keys to the Castle - adventures in babysitting and moving in together
Beware: Spring Cleaning In Progress - his parents first visit to our place
Does This Stress Make Me Look Fat? - telling my mom we were living together

Here are some posts to check out from where we are now:
Joint Holidays - the nitty gritty of keeping two sets of relatives happy on holidays
How do you know if he's the one? - a discussion with a friend and a love note to my honey

For sheer entertainment value, you can also check out my most viewed posts.  Life Is Just Better With Reese's Peanut Butter Cups has almost 1,500 hits now, so I either chose really great graphics or it must be a pretty good read.

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