I stumbled upon (i.e. Yahoo News stumbled upon) this blog today, about a young woman who takes one old ugly cheap dress a day and turns it into a chic new piece. She has a budget of $1 a day for 365 days. Cool, huh?
She was inspired when she watched Julie and Julia, about this blog, which has inspired a thousand more blogs like it. (I actually don't like this blog, because she's kind of snarky. What a snarky thing of me to say.)
I like this one, where this fashion photographer posts one photo a day of interesting fashion he sees on the street. Or this woman, who went without shopping for one year.
Or this guy, who posts "Stuff Christians Like" every day.
There was even a guy who got a book published after taking a picture of the 3 meals he ate for 365 days.
When I read these, I always wish I had a brilliant gimmick that would get me a book deal. Like this seriously talented woman who got a cookbook deal from her blog.
But I know these feelings are just lusting after vain glory and would be very bad for my character. (If I ever become famous, I fully intend to be like the boss in The Devil Wears Prada.) Besides, I just don't care about anything enough to do it every day. Except eat donuts. And someone has already stolen the idea of traveling the country to find the best donut.
All the same, if you have any brilliant ideas, make sure to pass them my way.
I have considered writing a Colorado-focused blog...and if I did, this would be the first post. Obscene in parts (sorry, Grandma!), but it's the only redeeming thing that has come out of Kate Perry's vapid hit.