It's still working - just at half strength.
You may or may not have noticed that I’ve had a VERY slack week as far as blogging goes. There are reasons for this – it’s Christmas Week. I’ve been running around organising things for my trip home, buying Christmas presents and cards and all the other rushy-rush-rush type things that accompany the holiday.
Either that or having enough trouble sorting out the basics because everyone I need to speak to has already gone on holidays.
That shouldn’t be a reason to miss a blog post though. While I’ve been catching up with friends and taking care of Christmas business, my blogging brain has been working feverishly. You would think that there would be plenty of material to blog about, wouldn’t you? I would.
Unfortunately, given that I’m in a festive mood, I can’t bring myself to write narky posts about some of the things that have frustrated me while I’ve been doing my Christmas shopping or have just been out and about. Likewise, I can’t really make a 500+ word post about the fact that the city of Brisbane obviously read my post about the lack of yuletide spirit and has set up a stage in the centre of the Mall specifically for choirs and carolling groups. Good to see you got your act together, Brisneyland.
And so I’ve wracked my brain to think of post ideas and they’ve fallen flat. Here’s why:
Blog Post Idea #1: Superheroes addressing “uniform issues”
This may still make a post yet. I’ve been wondering about superheroes (since it’s becoming more and more obvious by the day that I am one) and how they address their uniform issues. It’s not like you can take your bright red/blue/gold spandex tights to the local drycleaner when you’re trying to manage a secret identity.
What do you say when you’re handing over your super suit? “Oh, could you please clean this for me, I just found it in the street and it looks like it could be useful.”
Granted, there are plenty of options with this one. I’ll keep it on the go.
Blog Post Idea #2: Favourite Toy
Another reasonable idea, I was thinking of writing about my favourite toy ever. I won’t name it here in case this one gets written up as well, but it seemed fitting given the Christmas season to write about toys and the like. I was even going to ask you all what your favourite is/was and whether you still have it.
I’m not sure why this one didn’t get drafted. I just don’t know if I could make this one as humorous as I would like to. We shall see.
Blog Post Idea #3: Something From The News
The news can be a great place to get ideas from. Unfortunately in Australia, most of our news is about floods, fires or sport. None of which are particularly chuckle-worthy. Most recently, a 17 year-old girl has posted naked pictures of a football player on the internet and has … yeah, we can all see why this never got posted. I’d probably lose subscribers with this post. I can’t even feign interest myself!
Blog Post Idea #4: More Christmas!
Honestly though, I’m so flustered right now that I can’t think of anything else that’s Christmassy that isn’t already being written about. Good Carols, bad carols; good movies, bad movies. I’m no dazzling cook (yet) so I can’t share recipes.
There is, however, one post I can write in this vein! I’m just waiting for GE to take a photo for me and then I’ll post it. That will be a great Christmas post.
I probably won’t post tomorrow since I’ll be getting ready to board a plane so I just want to say to all of you:
Have a very happy, safe, exciting and joyous Christmas break! I hope that you all get something wonderful this Christmas. Take good care of yourselves and know that this blogger is sending you all cheerful festive thoughts and is wishing you all the very very best over the holidays and into the New Year.