Sunday, January 10, 2010


When I first started this blog a year or two back, my primary aim was to vent to no-one in particular my frustration about the series between Australia and India that was being played at the time. I was quite surprised when people responded, and damn, 2008 was a fun year for blogging.

Last year, not so much, for a few reasons, one being that I spent a fair portion of the year in countries where, if you asked someone for the cricket score, they’d look at like you like you were from outer space. (And probably follow up with a comment about insects). But it was a pretty big year for Australia, we lost the Ashes (boo), we slipped from number one (double boo), Matt Hayden retired (meh) and Jrod married Miriam (hooray!!).

But here I am. And you’re probably wondering how this has happened. Well if you’ve followed this blog at all over the last two years, you’ve probably worked out that there are two things that motivate me… controversy and… Graeme Smith.

Has anyone else noticed how different he looks? Blind Freddie wouldn’t have missed it. I know I am months behind, nonetheless it is a spectacular thing that should be celebrated. In fact I should be flown to South Africa immediately to celebrate this triumph with him. Immediately! And what will you, dear reader, get out of this? I will write about the adventure. That's right, nobody loses.

As you can see from the expert and aesthetically-pleasing graph below, as his weight increased, my motivation to blog decreased. This might make me sound like I am small-minded to overweight cricketers, but this is not true as I fancied him before anyway. I think it’s more of a Samson and Delilah kind of connection. A life force. Right?

So it seems I’m around for a bit longer. You have Graeme Smith to blame or thank, either way I had little to do with it.


Oomby Dave said...

Hurray! Your like Eminem, you go away on drug binges, going to the lowest of lows before bouncing back and writing good shit!

Lisa said...

Welcome back. Tis a joy.

The Biff weight thing is pretty obvious but England obviously haven't noticed or are behind the curve: they've been calling him "Arjuna" when he's at the crease in an attempt to cast aspersions.

It makes you wonder whether they were calling him "Warwick Armstrong" during the 2008 series.

Rob said...

Nice to see you back MF. I think Smithy needs a bit of consoling.

SixSixEight said...

Hooooooooooooooooooorah! Your back! And Graeme has been missing you - could it be the other way round - you know what graphs are like - your lack of blogging interest caused his weight gain?

He needs your support and who knows where he will end up now you have come back to him - but that's just fine; we only have the one test to go :)

Trevor said...

Hi Miss Field
Great to see a lady interested in Cricket or is it just Graeme Smith
There are lots of overweight cricketers here in the UK. But the game is moving on and us bulky cricketers are getting a thing of the past

Yasmeen said...

Hey why is everyone using "your"? It's "You're"!!!

"I spent a fair portion of the year in countries where, if you asked someone for the cricket score, they’d look at like you like you were from outer space."....Where were you? And how did you last for as long as you did, for however long it was?

And yes, glad to see you back...keep the good stuff coming.

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I'm using it cos I'm sloppy and don't give a....** [**fill in with your own favourite saying if you like, Yasmeen]

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Why is Smith always so fat?

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