Someone asked me today why I don't blog very much anymore. To be honest I don't think there was ever really a time when I blogged 'very much' (except maybe when I briefly attempted a blog-a-day challenge back in 2010 which i'm not even going to link because it was that terrible!) but i'll admit that lately I manage maybe 2-3 posts a month. Which probably isn't very good is it?!
The answer as to 'why I don't blog very much anymore' is simply this: I don't know what to blog about.
Ah but let me explain, it's not that I don't know what to write about, heck I write barrels full of wittering stuff on a near daily basis on all manner of subjects and themes (all stored up on my computer never to be read again) but I never really know what to blog about aka what to share on here with all of you.
As I often mention, I lead a very dull life (even duller since I lost my job) and looking back over my earlier attempts at blogging (during my college days) I really don't want to go back to being a blogger who just rambles on about what she did, where she went and what she bought. Which is precisely what I used to (and sometimes still occasionally) do.
So now if and when I blog it's usually about something i've drawn or something i'm trying to sell.
So today I thought 'sod it' i'm gonna write another daft Xmas Wish List like I did way back in December 2011 only this time, knowing me, everything will have either a book or a comic book theme or you know, just generally geeky and stuff!
so here we go... LET'S GET FESTIVE!!!
Number 1 - This very brilliant and accurate sweatshirt from Look Human
Because of my eternal and undying love for books and the printed word, I feel as though I need this sweatshirt in my life, because it is 100% true and correct.
Numbers 2 and 3 - a nifty little Nevermore necklace from Sugar and Vice.
It's no secret that i'm a big ol' book geek, i'm also a HUGE fan of Edgar Allan Poe's work and I love his famous poem The Raven most of all so i'd really LOVE to own this necklace!
And what would I wear it with I hear you ask, well of course it would go perfectly with this Edgar Allan Poe jumper from Archie McPhee!
Number 4 - a pair of Ghostbuster lounge pants from Truffle Shuffle.
you've ever visited my blog before then i'm pretty sure this one
doesn't need any explanation or justification (I dressed up as a
Ghostbuster for Halloween don't forget!). I just really really really LOVE Ghostbusters and i'm fairly sure that if I had a pair of these I would be eternally happy. Obviously.
Numbers 5 and 6 - a very very very cool Hobbit book cover skirt from Frockasaurus
Oh my Smaug how epic is this skirt? VERY epic is the correct answer. I particularly like the way it's being worn in the photo... exactly how I myself would wear it if I owned such a marvellous creation! The perfect thing to wear on my adventures through Middle Earth (or Ballaglass Glen, whatever)
and do you know what? I reckon I would totally wear it with this Ravenclaw tee from Truffle Shuffle.
Number 7 - an insanely awesome Wonder Woman apron from Bambinoamore
the very thing I could wear in the kitchen to protect my clothes (pyjamas) while I whip up a batch of kick-ass cupcakes or if I want to cook something. You know, if I ever cooked or if I actually knew how to cook. Perfect.
Number 8 (technically there are 3 things but... bugger off this is my list!) - I would like a Jane Austen action figure from Archie McPhee
and a William Shakespeare one...
oh and an Edgar Allan Poe one as well...
Yeah I was going to pick just one but I couldn't choose and then I was going to pick Jane but I thought, oh but what if she get's lonely?! Better get Will and Edgar as well so they can all hang out and talk about books and poetry and stuff + you know, they'd look pretty darn cool on my bookshelves!
Number 9 - The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy from Barnes and Noble
Because what would a wish list of mine be like without an actual book on it somewhere?! It goes without saying that there are literally dozens (if not hundreds) of books I would like to own, but if I listed them all on here we'd be here until next year.
So instead here I am listing my all time favourite book instead. Now of course I already own all of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy trilogy of five books as i've read them all so many times, but I do not own them quite like this! I do not own them leatherbound and covered in silver and green and actual MAGIC! So yes, I would quite like to have this special omnibus edition, pretty please!
Number 10 - I suppose it is Christmas so i'll need something fancy to wear to dinner
with my Ghostbusters pants and Poe jumper, which brings us to... last but certainly not least (because I saved the best till last... duh!) I would like a pair of Santa Jingle shoes from Irregular Choice.
Now I know what you're thinking, Jade those shoes look normal enough, and I can't see any Santas, and you'd be right my observant friend.
I mean look at them, lush red velvet, satin ribbon laces, soooo pretty right? But they're even more awesome and epic because when you turn them around you get...
Yes that's right, let Santa lift you to new heights this festive season and strut around in these AMAZING ruddy shoes! I am not fooling, I think I kind of NEED this in my life! So Majestic. I don't even care if YOU don't like them, because I do and I think they're brilliant.
So there you have it, my top ten geeky-ish things on the wishlist this Christmas. I think we can all agree that i've outdone myself this year, although unlike the 2011 list, this one doesn't consist of ridiculously overpriced bits n bobs! So it's an improvement in that respect anyway.
Now I don't actually expect to wake up to ANY of these items on December 25th, mainly because I know my family and friends have probably already gotten me presents (or else!)
and obviously because if wish lists actually worked like that and you woke up to find everything on the list there on Christmas morning then I would have added Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston to the list as well.
but that's not the point of this list...
no it's just a bit of festive fun, so ho-ho-ho and all that, and don't worry i'll shut up now!
until next time, goodbye my little cherubs, hope to see you here again soon if I haven't already scared you away with all of my nonsensical ramblings!