October 08, 2010

He's mad as a box of frogs!

A friend of mine e-mailed me the other day with a query about the title of this blog. If you've never spent time here, or don't know me, you might think this blog would be about, well, chocolate and cake. Sadly, while I truly enjoy both items, I don't partake in them enough to fully devote a blog to them.

The title actually comes from a line in one of my most favorite TV miniseries of all time: Syfy's Alice.

Alice is a Syfy "re-imagining" of Alice in Wonderland. And it is awesome. The "Mad Hatter" character, in this case just Hatter, is played by Andrew Lee Potts, of Primeval fame.

Here's a clip of the line. (Ed. Note: "Milkshake" doesn't play in the actual movie, but I had to clip this from this YouTube video. I'll try to cobble together a better clip from my own copy soon.)

The line, just in case you couldn't hear it well, is:

"Trust me, I know a thing or two about liking people. And in time, after much chocolate and cream cake, 'like' turns into 'what was his name again.'"

When I first started this blog, I was pretty dang obsessed with Alice. And instead of reinventing my previous blog, I felt like I needed a complete change. But I was nervous about moving, and possibly losing what little fan base I had in the process. I was also nervous about changing the name so completely. (My previous blog's title was just my name.) During my waffling over moving, changing, etc., Hatter's line struck a chord. While it's bittersweet—he's talking about moving on from failed relationships—there's also a sense of hope to it. The latter is what helped me realize how great it would be to make a new start, with the help of Chocolate and Cream Cake. On a secondary level, of course, the name, being from a nerdy/romantic/silly/action show, says a lot about who I am and what I post about here.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk Colt into watching all 8 hours of this again.

Happy weekend!


  1. mmmm hatter. :)

    And, of course, this is an excellent blog title for you, m'dear. <3

  2. I really have an urge to watch this again, haha. And thank you. <3

  3. Awwww, thanks for explaining this.

  4. You are most welcome! Thank you for the idea.