What a week it’s been. At the Vatican a bunch of Cardinals having been blowing smoke. Over at NASA scientists have confirmed that Mars harbors the basic chemical building blocks required for life. This quote from John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology is the second most interesting thing I’ve heard all year -”We have found a habitable environment that is so benign and supportive of life that probably if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would have been able to drink it”. The most interesting thing was Colin Firth uttering the words – “Mumabulous. I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I came to Chez ‘Abulous with the single object of seeing you… I had to see you. I have fought against my better judgment, my family’s expectations, the inferiority of your birth by rank and circumstance. All these things I am willing to put aside and ask you to end my agony”. Unfortunately it was all in my imagination.
Meanwhile back at the ranch writers block hit so I put the call out on Facebook and Twitter for some inspiration. This post is the response to your fine suggestions.
Inca from Mine and Me ( http://mineandme4.blogspot.com.au) asked for a confession – something that know one would guess about me. I expended some thought energy on this one. I’ve revealed pretty much all I’m willing to. However in the interests of destigmatising the condition, I’ll put my hand up and say that I too struggled with Post Natal Depression. I was elated after giving birth to P1, I felt completely redeemed by this miracle that God/the universe or whatever had given me. Unfortunately when P2 arrived on the scene she was not greeted with such joyfulness. On the contrary – I’m embarrassed to admit I freaked out completely. I was saying all kinds of crazy things like the family would be better off if I up and left. I was planning my escape to Byron Bay. Anyhow at Dadabulous’ urging I realized I needed help and I got it. The unfortunate episode is behind me. Over two years down the track and I’ve never felt better.
I don’t wish to write at length about this time in my life. Firstly there are dozens of bloggers who give a far more eloquent voice to mental health issues than I ever could. Secondly I want Mumabulous to be a place of fun and frivolity. If I write anything intelligent or resonant it’s purely accidental. I’ll just say that if you are struggling, please please get professional help. I promise you it will make a big difference.
Strange Search Engine Terms
The incomparable Catherine from A Cup Of Tea and A Blog (http://www.cupofteaandablog.com/) suggested that I write about my search engine terms and what it says about me. Well Mumrades I get some hum dingers. Over the past week people reached Mumabulous by googling ;
- explain and elaborate the meaning of the 6 in the 10 commandments of garbology
- arm wrestling crotch grab just for fun
- Willy Wonka, Germany’s next Top Model
- model mayhem chastity belt
I think this indicates that as in my previous dating life, as a blogger I am a magnet for weirdos.
As you’d expect I receive a raft of hunk related searches – gay hunks, gay hunks humping, sexy firefighters, greek hunks, geek hunks, shirtless fast and furious bed photo and handsome ginger men. This could mean two things 1) I am a connoisseur of all things hunkalicious or 2) I am a dirty old perve. Take your pick.
Mumabulous just wouldn’t be ‘abulous if it didn’t come with a serving of crumpet. The new interweb sensation that is Sarah of Slapdash Mama ( http://slapdashmama.blogspot.com.au) requested a bit of McNaughty. We’re talking about the character of Jimmy McNaulty in The Wire as played by the delicious piece of TWC* that is Dominic West. I’ve done Dom before but I am happy to come back for another bite of that cherry. (http://mum-abulous.com/2012/11/05/another-serving/)
You can keep your McSteamies and McDreamies. McNaughty is a tough and uncompromising Baltimore cop. He also happens to be a very naughty boy who shags his way through the DA’s office and on to the upper echelons of local politics. He is particularly talented at the late night booty call. You have to watch The Wire to get onboard with this concept. He is all curly dark hair, eyes like hot coals and razor sharp cheekbones. Its darn sexy. Watch it. It is after all, President Obama’s favorite show – hopefully for different reasons.
Are there any topics that you would like to see given the Mumabulous treatment?
Have an ‘abulous weekend
*TWC – Thinking Woman’s Crumpet – Trademarked by Mumabulous. It means a dude who is not conventionally handsome but is red hawt nevertheless.