Dear Blog, I am sorry that I have been so remiss…

November 14, 2011 at 15:28 2 comments

… but like the faithful friend you are, you are still here.

Would you like to know what brought me back to you? Strangely enough, it was a BBC drama serial titled Sherlock, which I have been quite enamoured with ever since seeing it on Mio TV when it had one of its watch-this-channel-for-free-this-public-holiday specials. I ended up watching all three ninety-minute episodes on the same day, foregoing proper nutrition and toilet breaks, and later irretrievably confirmed my fangirl status by buying the DVD on Amazon.

None of that had anything to do with you until I started reading the article that my department is going to discuss tomorrow during Journal Club. The article, you see, was written by someone with the surname of Cumberbatch, which forcibly brought to mind this dude…

Mm-hm. Oh yeah.

 … who plays Sherlock in the series.

What a coincidence, thought I, and continued munching through the article, still, admittedly, with nary an idea of you.

I finished the article and looked at the references. The first name on the first line was Holmes.

Bloody hell. That did it. I chucked my scientific reading and started Internet surfing for Sherlock. A few moments of inspired keyboard dyslexia brought me to…

Dr. John Watson's Blog!

Yes, I’d definitely seen the page and heard the references to this blog on the show, but I hadn’t credited BBC with the enterprise to actually create one in real life. Anyone who’s seen the show should read this blog. It’s very short and very finite, but it made me laugh out loud.

And then it made me think of you.

I tried to log in to WordPress for the first time in many months.

I couldn’t remember my password and I was ashamed.

But I retrieved it.

I saw that there were comments, some over half a year old. I felt awful. I answered them.

And now, here I am.

If you think that you can forgive my prolonged absence and neglect, please give me, once again, that blogger’s inspiration that tickles the brain until the words are released onto the screen. I’m sure that I was moved to write again for a reason and I’m glad that you’re still here.

See you again soon, I hope.

Love, Katie


Entry filed under: Dear Diary, Television.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purplejake  |  November 14, 2011 at 18:04

    So glad you’re back and that my subscription still works! I also loved Sherlock. There’s another connection that we have! And since we last spoke, I have moved with Husband and my two Smalls to Melbourne. Big small will graduate from Fifteen to Sixteen next week!! Here’s hoping that you will become a regular back on WordPress again! xx

    • 2. Katie  |  November 14, 2011 at 21:44

      Ah no, you don’t say! I was in Melbourne in August! Don’t tell me I narrowly missed you again! It’s good to be in touch with you again nonetheless and I am following your blog now.

      Isn’t Mr Cumberbatch divine? ;)


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My blog-name is Katie but I will not respond if you call me that in real life because it's not my real name. Yes, I do practise virtual-world paranoia. No, I do not enjoy stalkers. But I do enjoy writing and having folks reading said writing, so welcome to my world. It's nice to meet you.

Playing in my head over and over again argh

I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Jim Croce)

Book(s) of the moment

Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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