A Tubby Tabby, Three Konekos, and a Life with Hello Kitty and Autism

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The Third Post

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

If I thought that the first post was difficult, then I was wrong. The Third Post is undoubtedly the hardest single thing I’ve written in a while.

Unlike many bloggers who can’t contain their desire to express their thoughts and feelings, I did not want to instantly overwhelm anyone visiting this site with my personal stories. Indeed, I had written a few articles over the last few weeks about my life’s adventures, (they’re published somewhere out there, I won’t tell for now) but I felt that I had to withhold a part of me until such time I felt more comfortable sharing who I am. For now, I am content to store my words in my journal, waiting for the time when they will be allowed to wander freely the highways of the Internet.

What I really wanted to write about first was my enduring love for Hello Kitty (and the forgivable and short-lived Keroppi obsession of my college days, but the confessions will have to come later). I also wanted to upload photos of my old Kitty collection from 1976-1980, remnants of a large, if unwieldy, collection. Yet, somehow, I couldn’t get started on this. As I write this, “In My Kitty World” (which was supposed to be The third post) remains unedited and untouched in my drafts box, and I’ve still no idea when I’ll get around to it.

Yes, like many of our Sanriotown friends, I admit I am a Kitty-holic. I have been since I was nine. And even now that I’ve entered the glorious era of my middle-aged years, I still love Hello Kitty. Mostly, however, I have to put a rein on what I spend for (got to think of my boys first!) so I purchase useful Hello Kitty items such as bags, shoes, jewelry, eyeglasses, the occasional underwear in plus-sizes (ahem), linens, home décor, and bathroom accessories. (I’ve had to stop at kitchen appliances because my husband and I couldn’t agree on that one. He got me a cast iron pan, ice trays, spice jars, and some spoons, but nothing electrical.)

  Kitty On The Side (Or How My Nightstand Looks)