Long story short – my dad was reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – the heroine is Dagny Taggart a strong confident independent woman. He liked who she was and wanted to name me this. Apparently the name is eastern European or Scandinavian and they kind of don’t say the g – it’s silent. But in America, where I was born, where my parents and grand parents were born. We’re not even of Scandinavian descent – we’re German and Scottish. People here say the g when it’s in a word. So my entire life my name has been pronounced wrong. That’s ok dad – at least there’s a semi-interesting story behind it. As you can see I’m not shy with words so one day when a friend – a funny friend was introducing me to someone he said – This is Dagny – the g is silent – but she is not.

The other part of the story is I really like being creative and planning things like trips and parties. I like cooking but mostly just making things up as I go. I like finding new places to eat or visit. So I thought I’d share that. If for no other reason it gives me a great place to store all the stuff that’s in my head. It’s a mess in there.

The travel blogs will have hotel, restaurant, site-seeing, wardrobe, and general suggestions. The food blogs will be about anything food. Something I’ve made to restaurants I’ve visited. I love messing with recipes. Entertaining will be about decorating ideas or themes for parties. I celebrate holidays different than most people so I’m going to share some of that too.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully my nonsense sparks some creative ideas or at the very least helps you waste some time you were trying to kill.