Daily Prompt: Hobson’s Choice

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?


Hobson’s what?

So I haven’t even heard of the term “Hobson’s choice” ‘til tonight. So kill me. The first thing that popped into my mind when I read the name Hobson was Arthur’s butler. What, don’t tell me you’ve never seen the film!! And no, I’m not talking about the Russell Brand remake! I mean the original film with Liza Minnelli in 1981. I may not have even been conceived yet when that movie was released but hey, I love oldies! I didn’t care much for Dudley Moore’s performance as Arthur Bach – I mean, gawd, all he had to do was play a spoiled richy bitchy alcoholic but he ended up snickering his way from the beginning of the film to the end. I didn’t even understand half of what the man was saying! But Hobson — now, THAT’s a character! John Gielgud played the role of the father-like yet snobbish valet to perfection! He won an Academy Award for it, FYI. He had the wittiest lines that cracked me up like crazy and I’d hang on to his every word. ^^ Oooohh and I LOVE the theme song!! You know, that old song ( Christopher Cross) that goes like …

When you get caught between the moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy but it’s true
If you get caught between the moon and New York City
The best that you can do (the best that you can do)
The best that you can do is fall in love ❤

Ummm… I just spent a couple of minutes writing about something that you may or may not give a damn about and had the nerve to publish it. I guess that pretty much answers the question. 🙂

I just wanna write. No matter what the cost.

Why? I dunno.. Maybe because I’m a self-centered little bitch?

Deal with it. ^^


PS they changed the title to Daily Prompt: Morton’s Fork — another term that I knew nothing about until I Googled it. I would’ve posted ’bout either Morton’s neuralgia or the salt. ^^

*photos taken from the internet


21 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Hobson’s Choice

  1. “Maybe because I’m a self-centered little bitch? Deal with it. ^^”
    I have trouble seeing you as self-centered or a bitch. You seem pretty sweet and caring to me.

  2. 1981. You weren’t even conceived yet. I was 33 when the film came out. The line that got the most laughs in the theater at that time was Gielgud’s “I’ll alert the media”! In answer to your question, or the original question, I’d much rather be out taking photos. Second place would be writing my own posts, third would be reading others posts. Maybe because I’m a self-centered little bastard. Deal with it! 🙂

    • haha yeah i think most people who have blogs are here for themselves as well! ^^ i wish i could’ve seen Gielgud in the theater. he seems like such a great artist. unfortunately, Arthur was the only one of his movies that I was able to see. ^^

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  4. 🙂 I agree with you …and I haven’t ever heard of Hobson or Morton before – until now. But I like that song by Christopher Cross ..heard it on the radio just a few days ago.

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  6. I have to do both sorry. I love to write but I also find joy and inspiration in the stories of others. As they say, “no man or woman is an island just for himself or herself.” Wishing you and your family all the joy of this holiday season.

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