Tuesday, February 5, 2008

EleanorsTrousers says Thanks for the Intro!

Hi gang-

I've been a little lax in taking the time to introduce myself (and my blog) to everyone, but I figure it's about time I make myself known:

I'm Eleanor (ok, I'm "Eleanor" online- I have a government job, give a girl a break). As my "About" page states, I'm "a redhead, a Southerner by birth, a Pittsburgher by choice, a feminist by nature, a writer by passion, a local food junkie by stomach, a liberal by vote, an oldest child by birth order, a Capricorn, a bourbon drinker at times," and obviously, a blogger.

So, what do I write about? A brief search of my tags suggests that I cover everything from living with a bipolar fiance to book writing, beauty to boredom. And many other things not beginning with the letter "b".

It's basically my life since age 30- drama, gay bars, friends & family, the Stillers, bad poetry, and a mighty fine 101 things about me, if I do say so myself.

Come visit. Sit a spell. Now, isn't that better?

Great to meet you all.


  1. Hi Eleanor,

    I've been reading your blog for the past few months. Why did you pick the name?


  2. Actually, originally it was due to an adoration for Eleanor Roosevelt and an Ibsen quote: "One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth."

    I later found a quote from Miss Eleanor herself that also fit the bill: “No, I have never wanted to be a man. I have often wanted to be more effective as a woman, but I have never felt that trousers would do the trick!”

    Eleanor Roosevelt, If You Ask Me (1940)