It’s a beautiful day on Mykonos. Finally no wind, calm seas, and temperatures downright frigid compared to what the continental US is enduring. So, what am I doing today? Writing my blog. Arghh. I’m so angry with my parents. They taught me that I must discharge my responsibilities before having fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing my weekly blog. It’s a break from writing that new book—which I also love—but hey, it’s not the same as swimming in the sea, speargun in hand, searching out the perfect octopus for meze.
Besides, I don’t think the whole world is reading my blog. Honest. And I have proof. Below is a YouTube film clip which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that this contestant on the US television quiz show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, would have found success, not shame, had she read my post, “The Gods Will be Back,” in which I discussed the god from which the race of all Greek gods derived. (In case you can’t view the video clip, here is the link to paste in your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRsaExGcx5A&feature=related)
Why do I bother? But I guess I shouldn’t get too upset. Being ignored has strong historical precedent, and I’m not talking about Rodney Dangerfield…though he was covered in another post.
I mean let’s look at the facts. The Greeks had Twelve Olympian Deities. And Christianity had Twelve Apostles. Twelve is a good number. In fact, if there were Twelve Commandments instead of Ten, perhaps more would take them seriously. Hmmm, maybe it’s not too late to add a couple.
Nominations are now open. To be honest, a frontrunner is “THOU SHALT NOT MISS ANY MURDER IS EVERYWHERE POST” but the final spot is wide open.
Be creative, I’ll be back to judge the entries in a while…