Tuesday, January 19, 2010


  • New header!  Somebody rub Sydney's tummy, k?
  • The title of my blog, "existence of ellen", comes from the olden times, when I weighed 115 pounds, wore a lot of jewelry made out of chains, padlocks, and rosaries (you know, kind of Sid Vicious + Madonna = melancholy 80's college girl), and attended Radford University.  Everything was called RU something or other.  I lived -- and I swear I am not making this up -- in a big apartment complex near  the university, called RU Living.  Whenever I talked to my older brother on the phone, he would ask me:  "Are you living, or merely existing?"  I didn't know, actually.  But, bam!  A couple of decades later and it makes a good (?) blog title.


  1. LOVE the new header! The title looks very elegant. Interesting to hear how it originated... I guess we never know where inspiration is going to come from!

  2. I've always wondered where your title came from!

  3. Thanks, Deborah and Greg! :)

    Jacki, I've always wondered if I'm living or existing... Ha.


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