Some people are acknowledged with awards for their creativity, good works, intelligence, or some other worthy contribution to society as embodied by the recent Nobel Prize winners. In winning Stuff's Blog Idol competition I have been acknowledged for my ability to sarcastically opine. Well they say that every society gets both the politicians and teenagers that it deserves (in which case I think we may be witnessing the decline of Western civilisation - but let's not worry about that now). I can only imagine that the same holds true for Blog idols. So may I say that I am both honoured and worried to represent the blogging zeitgeist. If you didn't vote for me, just consider that it could be worse, I could be John Banks.
Blog Idol is not a title that I ever imagined I would have. “She who must be obeyed” always seemed more my bag, but I guess it will do for now.
I thought that before I launched into the blogging I might introduce myself, to you, my loyal readers. I hope that over time you will become part of my "fan-base" just like Mel in Flight of the Conchords (but without the icky sexual overtones). Or if anyone knows how I can get Murray to be my manager, that would be awesome. It's just so hard to know how best to segue winning a blogging competition into world domination, and think he would definitely have some ideas, possibly even some that aren't crap. I am also happy to be the subject of emotionally overwrought poetry so if any of you feel inspired, then go for it. I think that would be pretty bad-ass (in a soppy kind of way). But enough random blathering. Here are a few things you might like to know about me.
I am ever so slightly evil. Not really, really, evil. I’d never do anything truly horrible or destructive, but I’d definitely think it, in elaborate, finely drawn detail. My evilness is therefore mostly harmless, if there is such a thing as harmless evil.
I strongly believe that a day without sarcasm is a day wasted. People who claim that it is the lowest form of wit clearly aren’t doing it properly (or possibly they are American). In any event, I’m genetically predisposed towards it, so it’s not like I have a choice in the matter.
I am a geek at heart hence I get very annoyed when people get confused between Star Wars and Star Trek and I simply cannot fathom that there are people in the world who don’t think Joss Whedon is the shizzle. Yes...the shizzle.
I like pubs.
I get annoyed about ridiculously petty things that are not worth getting wound up about. I'll be doing this so you don't have to.
I don’t have a plan, strategy, or focus. This blog will be whatever I decide that it is that day. Some days it will be ranting, on others praise and adulation, ridicule and irony. I reserve the right to make excessive pop culture references and to be entirely biased in my opinions. I think it’s going to be fun and at least it will keep me off the streets. After all, idle hands...