Were you worried that just because
I've finally gone off the deep end it's December I would leave you inspiration-less? Have no fear, this week's Thursday News of the Absurd Will Someone Please Write This Book Inspirational Moment (TNoftheAWSPWTBIM) is here!
From ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News:
Colossal Squid Stops Traffic in Wellington
A giant squid has brought traffic to a standstill in the New Zealand capital of Wellington.
The 500-kilogram sea creature, which developed a world-wide following when it was defrosted over the internet,* has been moved to the country's national museum, Te Papa.
The headline is a bit of a rip-off. In reality, the squid didn't stop traffic; the police escort surrounding it did.
But in the book you are going to write me, it was the squid. Arthur. And he is not in a vehicle. He is just trying to get his holiday shopping done. Someone call David Wiesner and ask him to draw me a 200+ pound squid in an enormous sparkly red sweater with snowflakes and reindeer whose noses actually light up on it. I want shopping bags on his tentacles, and a Starbucks cup in one of them. Arthur, is oblivious to the stunned chaos he leaves in his wake. Ooh! Wait! It's the 12 Days of Christmas! As in, "On the first day of Christmas, my pet squid gave to me a Jane Fonda DVD" (with accompanying squid in exercise wear pictures...).
Who will write me the other verses???
* How do you defrost something over the internet?! I have gotten pretty "frosted" at AT&T this year, but never thawed.