So your first question is: “what’s up with the weird blog title, Becca?”
Well, that’s great question, Anonymus Reader Created For My Convenience. Let me tell you a quirky roundabout story that will take up an entire blog post in order to provide you with an answer. The story, it goeth thusly:
There once was a poem I read my freshman year of high school. I’d give you the title and the author, but those details have been lost to me in the wilderness of memory. The only thing I do remember is that in the poem, the poet was gifted a pair of socks–and these socks were so soft and so treasured by the poet that he kept them forever in a golden birdcage instead of wearing them.
I was so in love with that image that for the longest time my greatest ambition was to find a golden birdcage in which to keep all my socks.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a little something we call “irony.”