This morning as I attended to the minutiae of my day I wracked my brain over what to write about next. The feeling reminded me of a couple of lines from poem we studied for 3 Unit English – An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope. Pope could be quite the bitch in 18th century London. He says of one of his peers –

Just writes to make his barrenness appear

And strains from hard bound brains, eight lines a year

Back then “hard bound” meant constipation. I could emphasize with this fellow’s pain as I too was suffering from constipation of the cerebral cortex. I was straining to squeeze out a few lousy sentences. The metaphoric All Bran was nowhere in sight.

I thought perhaps I could blog about the irritations of super market shopping this time of year. My ears had been assaulted by Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” at the Colesworths. My intelligence had been insulted by the number of mundane products  repackaged for Christmas. For instance the Rice Bubbles box now sported a picture of a Christmas tree (made of rice bubbles). I can’t imagine what else you’d eat for breakfast on Christmas morning. Mince pies were every where. I  know some of you are going to be hurt by this but I hate mince pies. There I have said it and its cathartic! Mince pies are a waste of calories. Chocolate coated macadamias on the other hand are God’s own nuts. I could eat my body weight in them, gain a few kilos and have to eat more in a vicious but delicious cycle.

Ugh - pastry encrusted evil.

Ugh – pastry encrusted evil.

That’s all I managed to excrete from my weekly “big” shop. It wasn’t the “packet of prunes” I’d been hoping for. It occurred to me that it was a beautiful day and the beach looked divine. Perhaps I could snap some cliched surf and sand photos to accompany a piece on how it doesn’t suck living near the beach. However I’m sure you already get that point.   It would be a bit like saying “Oooooh look at me. I’m coastal. Aren’t you all so jealous?”  So no nuggets with that one.

Moving on I turned to Facebook where I hoped to leapfrog off the work of other bloggers. I was immediately rewarded with a post choc full of fibre. Catherine from A Cup Of Tea And A Blog had put a very original twist on the Christmas Wish challenge that we has pre-occupied us all this week. She had only one wish but it was a hum dinger  – she wished for the keys to the Tardis (complete with David Tennant as driver ).

Here’s the blog button, so you can check it out for yourself.


Cup of Tea and a Blog


This sort of thing is right up my alley. Its so far up my alley, I can’t describe how far up it is without being vulgar. In my previous post I blogged my Top Five Christmas wishes and now I’m wishing I could take back my wishes and wish for a Tardis instead. Catherine wanted to use the Tardis for wholesome pursuits like catching up with family and friends. Mumabulous’ intentions are not so innocent.

I would use it to make money on the stock exchange. I’d go back and short sell everything on the eve of the GFC. I would also harness the power of time travel for some quality photo bombing and practical jokes. Can you imagine how freaked out Neil Armstrong would be if at the moment he plunged the US flag into lunar soil he heard a voice call out  ” Hey Neil baby – that was one heck of a giant leap for mankind!”

Set a course for 2008. I've got some short selling to do. (Not me in photo)

Set a course for 2008. I’ve got some short selling to do. (Not me in photo)

It would be childishly amusing to do the rabbit ears behind Queen Elizabeth’s head on her coronation day. I’d definitely go to Woodstock to see what all the fuss was about. Anytime a baby boomer wistfully mentioned it I could say “I know man. I was there”. I can imagine the reply “Don’t you mean to say that you were conceived there?”.  “Nup. I’ve got a Tardis”.

With a Tardis I could have fun as endless as time and space itself. What would you do if given unlimited access to the blue police box for a day? On a more serious note who your favorite Dr?  David Tennant and Matt Smith both are some tasty English crumpet but I will always have a soft spot for Tom Baker. To me he is the archetypal Dr Who.  Hollywood has plans to put the good doctor on the big screen – who would you nominate to play the starring role? It might surprise you to hear that I wouldn’t vote for Fass in this case. James McEvoy has that sweet, sexy but slightly geeky thang going on.

Who's the best?

Who’s the best?

Happy time travels


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14 thoughts on “Blogspiration

  1. I HATE mince pies too! Have never liked them and Im forced to explain every year why I dont want one!! I also dont know why I eat Turkey? I dont eat it all year but have to on the big day…… Hmmmmmmmmmmm anyway, awesome post hun, glad you found that creative streak xx

  2. David Tennant plus mince pies equals one very happy little Christmas elf! I love the idea of the Tardis, although given the amount of time I can waste on small technologies like Facebook, I dread to think how scattered my energies might become with the limitless potential of a Tardis at my disposal! McEvoy’s not a bad candidate… I think Michael Sheen could be a good Dr too (not sexy, but more in the Tom Baker camp). Great post x

  3. Using the Tardis for photobombing throughout history is priceless! I’m glad you enjoyed my post – nice to know we share a mild obsession with David Tennant. I’m afraid that I love mince pies though… can we still be friends? 🙂

    • Tell you what – let’s do a swapsie. I’ll give you my share of the mince pies in exchange for your share of the chocolate coated macadamias and almonds. I can only manage a mild obsession with Mr Tennant because most of my devotion to the Fass. There’s not much room left for other men in my life but I do try to squeeze them in – snugly.

  4. My wife would call your post “nerd-felt” – I call it literary genius. why oh why did I not think of a tardus

    • I think I’ll side with Mrs Illiterate on this one. The disappointing news is that the Star Trek teleporter and the Star Gate have both been claimed by other bloggers. The good news is that as far as I know Jedi powers is still available.

  5. I hate fruit mince pies and love Doctor Who. Nice to know someone else out there is on my wave length! I rather like the current doctor, Matt Smith. My husband, unkindly thinks he looks a bit like an alien but I love the personality he has given The Doctor. Not sure who I would get to play him on the big screen though…

    BTW, I have tagged you with a Sunshine Award for positive and inspired blogging. It would be good if you could share the love with your favourite bloggers too!

  6. I can do macadamia nuts any day but not dr who … I just don’t get him. Merry.

    • This Dr Who thing has the blogging world divided. One half are first pumping saying “Yeh baby!” the other half are shaking their heads muttering “What is wrong with these people?”. Merry to you too.

  7. Whaaaaatttt?! You no likey mine pies? I am DISGUSTED! Disgusted I tell you. I am however so with you on the nuts n chocolate vibe. Usually by now I’ll have ingested an ungodly amount but this year I’m being “good” which frankly is highly over rated and my resolve is very close to crumbling.

  8. I’ve been after a Tardis since I was about 6. With or without David Tennant (though obviously, preferably, with!)

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