Hi! DH here. I'm sneaking in a short post on my lunch hour. For one reason AND another, I haven't been able to write anything lately. Super frustrating, lol. But this post is finally bubbling out, and I'm almost helpless to stop it.
First things first.
A huge THANK YOU to all of our followers, and everyone who reads our blog. We have really loved getting feedback and advice from all of you, and enjoyed every single conversation we've had. It's been hard to walk the line between the protection of blogging anonymously, yet sharing enough of our experience to keep it legit. As it turns out, Julia and I are pretty quiet people. We don't have a lot of friends, and NO ONE (friends or family) outside of Blogland knows our secret.
To a degree, that creates an alternate identify for both of us. And, like every prominent super hero, I would love to admit who we are.
BATMAN: "I'm Batman."
IRON MAN: "I am Iron Man."
SUPERMAN: [To Lois Lane, in pretty much EVERY incarnation of the story] "I'm Super, Man!"
I say PROMINENT because Aquaman probably has a secret identity, but I don't know what it is. In fact, I can't even make myself look it up right now. Suffice it to say that there hans't been an Aquaman movie yet, so he hasn't had the big screen opportunity to say it loud:
Not to say that we're super heroes in any way. But, it would be disruptive to disclose where I work, and might get me fired, like that guy in Spokane who just had to be the first in line at the weed store even though he worked for a security guard company with mandatory drug testing. My family would NOT understand our blog, and would try hard not to ostracize us after they found out about it. Our kids might be at risk if we plastered pictures of them all over the internet.
You know what I mean?
And yet, we really do have this relationship that we blog about. We never make up the dialog or the situations that we go through, which are often only funny in hindsight. We don't have a lot of money, and both work for every dollar we get. When we DO write a blog post, we try to reveal our inner lives - the dynamic at the heart of our relationship - without giving away the stuff around it. We test ourselves too - both of us have asked the other if we took liberties with dialog after an especially "active" blog post. ;)
So, dear readers, thank you again for sharing in our journey. We won't tell you everything, but what we DO share is real, and honest.
Trust me. :-D