Let’s not bury the lead here. Having my own TARDIS is fantastic! Modelled on the TARDIS used by the Ninth and Tenth Doctor (as far as the size and TARDIS exterior goes), it stands 8’ tall (without the lamp, more on that below) and it’s 48 ¼” wide at the base. I’d say having my own TARDIS is every bit as exciting as I thought it would be except I never could have imagined loving it this much. I mean, I have a TARDIS. I. Have. A. TARDIS! I have a TARDIS! How could I ever prepare for this sort of excitement?? The TARIDS was completed on Christmas Day (poeticly perfect timing) and we moved it into my classroom over Christmas break. However, I’ve waited until now to tell this story as this is my 500th post on My Comic Relief which warranted a special piece. And what could be more special than having a TARDIS?!!?
Nearly seven years, 500 posts, and 1,258,447 words have led to this – the story of my TARDIS.
Once upon a time, I didn’t watch Doctor Who. I didn’t know why the blue phonebooth was important and I didn’t know if that garbage can thing with the whisk and plunger was a good guy or a bad guy. Once upon a time, I was too intimidated to even think about watching Doctor Who. Then I started a new job and met Theresa! We became fast friends and the only way I survived my first year teaching was because of her friendship and guidance. Theresa’s the best. One of the many things we bonded over was our shared love of Marvel, Star Wars, and all those nerdy corners of pop culture fun. But I couldn’t discuss one of Theresa’s favorite shows/characters/universes with her – Doctor Who. Eventually, trusting Theresa and her taste, I jumped into the world of Doctor Who and my life has become better in every way for it! But you may not know Theresa. Maybe that’s why you’re here. Maybe you’re curious if you should watch Doctor Who and/or how you even begin watching Doctor Who but you don’t have Theresa there to help you. Well, that’s why I’m here. I hope this short piece helps answer your questions, calm your concerns, and ignites your excitement for Doctor Who in the way being friends with Theresa did for me :D.