I had a brilliant idea for today’s post; witty, sharp, provocative, intelligent – it was possibly the best idea for a blog post I’ve ever had. Sadly, the idea came to me at precisely 1.37am and I had taken sleeping pills with two home made Mojitos, and in classic Jo fashion, did not get out of bed to write the idea down. Consequently, the idea has been lost forever, which is more than frustrating because it was so good I actually laughed aloud, alone, in bed, to my own internal ramblings… That might have had something to do with mixing sleeping pills and rum-based cocktails… Hmmm minty and sleepy.
The warning that *should* come with Mojito mix
And given my state of intoxication, yes, in hindsight, I have considered that it probably wasn’t a brilliant idea. At best, it was probably a very average idea with a few salvageable mildly comic bits that didn’t make any actual sense [you mean like all your other posts? – Reader].
But I digress – had I not forgotten the idea, and had its potential brilliance not have been tainted by me frantically necking sleeping pills and booze in a desperate bid to catch up on some much needed sleep before this whole “work” thing starts all over again for another year, then that’s what you’d be reading now – and it would blow your blogging socks off.
Seeing as it’s all slipped into oblivion, however, I’m going to have to think of something else rather than continue to try and convince you exactly how brilliant my idea was.
So! In my last post of 2010 I briefly mentioned that following the liquidation of my relationship with the Novelist, I was sort of, maybe thinking that it was time for me to come up with a new title for my blog. I asked you guys for some much needed advice and a few of you came up with some new suggestions for me:
- Jo and the Oversized Vegetables – which could draw in angry, protesting Organic food lovers and/or Gwyneth Paltrowesque types and that’s not really who I’m aiming this blog. Also I’d have to write more about vegetables.
- Jo and the Soul Made of Marshmallows – I like it, but it’s not all that catchy, and I think it would prompt me to write about how absolutely pathetic I am on a more regular basis. Depressing.
- Jo Mama! – suggesting I go ghetto on myself, fetch me some Gold Hoops and a bandana and write some mildly abusive/offensive posts innit. The upside is, I might accidentally get in with the Mommy Blogging crowd.
But on the whole, you guys suggested I keep the ‘Jo and the Novelist’ title. Your reason?
‘Because of your multiple personalities’
Alright, alright. Here’s a quick run down of what some of you actually said:
“I thought it was referring to you both times – you as Jo, you as the novelist…” – Alex
“When I first read your blog, knowing how you were so very devoted to Tarquin, I kind of assumed that “The Novelist” was a reference to another personality, or, you know, a voice in your head…” – Fraz
“Keep Jo and the Novelist. It could be about your multiple personalities. Has Lifetime original movie written all over it…” - Alone With Cats
“your blog title still works – the novelist is in your head…” – Simone
On the one hand, I’m overly flattered that you can, in some realm, think of me as a Novelist, maybe a failing one, but a Novelist never-the-less. On the other hand, you all think I’m crazy and think I hear voices and have multiple personalities, one of which is a Novelist. Thanks guys.
Actually, didn’t I just confess to laughing at a voice in my head a few mere paragraphs ago?
Yes. Yes I did.
Okay, point taken… I’m going with the majority on this one and I’m keeping the title, because
it’s easier less hassle I can’t be bothered to change my URL/email address etc I trust your opinions.
To conclude; this should have been a much more exciting post, but isn’t because I forgot my idea because I got drunk and took sleeping pills and instead decided to explain why the title of my blog isn’t changing.
I’m getting the New Year off to good start.