Great cheer makes me a little suspicious; usually great cheer is followed by bruises and grumpy days. On the other hand, one should enjoy these things while they last. So here’s my fool’s gold – I have tickets for Jukebox the Ghost – a bargain too. They Might Be Giants will return to town so I may get to make up for my much-lamented missed show. And Whil Wheaton kind of made my day. I’d momentarily become distracted from him by David Tennant (sorry Whil, you never stood a chance) but then I was listening to Radio Free Burrito, Whil’s charming podcast (hey, I’m not that fickle), and it ended with a soundclip* that ran thusly “The angels are coming for you but listen: your life could depend on this. Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead.”
It is a great quote all in its own right, but makes little sense unless you know the context, the context being a Doctor Who episode called “Blink”, one of the more outstandingly wonderful Tenth Doctor episodes.
There is only one thing more wonderful than indulging a geek obsession: two geek obsessions meeting and shaking hands. You know, like when David Tennant kissed John Barrowman at Comic Con last year. Well, technically they are part of the same obsession, but it was worth mentioning anyway, just for gratuitous effect.
Anyway, point being, I love Whil Wheaton. And David Tennant. And I have a small British package of happiness waiting for me at home that has David Tennant and Patrick Stewart**.
*I had to go back to the podcast to check that it was really there. I had a moment of dread that I was going insane from overdose, and had started to hallucinate.
**Lord, who knew that it was possible to describe any version of Hamlet as a small package of happiness?