Since I started blogging (originally because I was required to at work) back in 2008, readers have left comments asking why I didn't tell them about interesting goings-on before they took place.
It was as if they wanted me to be their social director and alert them to what caught my interest simply because I had an opinion on what sounded fun to me.
Of course, if you've read my blog more than once, you know I have an opinion on everything but it's really not my job to plan other people's calendars.
So, for the most part, I just deflected the comments and went on writing about my adventures doing what I do, but always after the fact.
But when someone contacted me and told me that they've been reading my blog for a while now and loved what I write and wanted me to tell their readers what upcoming events sound good to me personally, it's hard to resist the allure of getting paid to share my opinion (for a change).
And so I will.
Starting with the issue out today, I'm writing a column for Belle magazine (Style's girly imprint) called Lush Life.
It wasn't my first suggestion for a column name (that was deemed too racy), but I picked it because I wanted to emphasize how many no or low-cost events go on around here that are worth checking out, which for someone like me, provide the lushest kind of life.
I could suggest that you pick up a copy of Belle and read my going-out recommendations for April, but I know there are people who don't read magazines and papers.
Don't even get me started on those people 'cause that's a rant for another day.
But since you're obviously reading this online, you might want to head over to Belle's website for more of my suggestive little thoughts.
As I wrote in the column, you don't have to actually do any of them, but don't complain that you didn't know about anything good going on.
Now I'm telling you.