Who’s the Mayor of Whoville and G Town?

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Hmmm, we usually only concentrate on stars of the Hollywood kind here at the Temple, mainly because I have so many connections and requests from Hollywood Stars to up their profile by having the Tamzen Temple name alongside theirs.  However as I said last week it’s been a little boring in Tinseltown and no one has impressed me enough to do so,  so I thought I’d stay local this week.

For all my lovely international Temple followers who aren’t aware, I live in a beautiful town called Geelong. (Victoria, Australia)   A new  Mayor was elected a few months back and we were wondering if he used the power of positive thinking when it came to his campaign.

Here at the Temple, we have amazing observation skills and having a  mini Guru in the house allows us to observe through the eyes of a three year old. A few months ago, sitting back on a Saturday evening for movie night with Bronzy, we watched Dr Seuss’s Horton. We love, love loved it.

Now our current Geelong Mayor has always sported a unique hairstyle but we call it destiny as we believe he knew many years ago that having the same style as the Mayor of Who from Dr Seuss’s Horton would lead him home to his role.

It came back to me recently when I interviewed him.

Tamzen Temple: Great to meet you Mayor Lyons.

Mayor Lyons:  Back at ya!

Tamzen Temple:  Word is that you do most of your best thinking in the grotto, for those readers who don’t know, that’s the cave area in your pool.

Mayor Lyons: Don’t be ridiculous.  I only make crazy social media videos from there.  I think each morning riding my horse on the beach in my Mayoral Robes.  Well I did until the incident.

Tamzen Temple:  What incident was that?

Mayor Lyons:  I fell off ok, that dam filly threw me fair unto my mayoral butt.

Tamzen:  Oh.  Did you say giddy up or something that may have provoked her?

Mayor Lyons:  No, she just didn’t like my mayoral chains. They spooked her.

Tamzen: Hmm yeah, I’m sure it was the chains.  Ok, there is the burning issue many want to discuss with you.

Mayor Lyons:  Yes that’s right. Industry in Geelong I bet that’s what you’re talking about, the  closure of Ford, Shell …..

Tamzen Temple: No no, I meant your hair.  I’ve had several hundred enquires of what you use to keep it so, ‘up there’.

Mayor Lyons:  Ahh  yes.  Remember the cement works?  Well Limestone is the key and with its closure all those years ago, I’m using the remnants of that in my new hair-care range called  Mayoraly Manes.  The official launch will be next month.

Tamzen Temple: So can we expect more to be having hair like yourself ‘cause that’s sort of scaring me?

Mayor Lyons:  That’s what I’m hoping for.  A legion of lookalikes, followers just like you have  at the Temple.

Tamzen Temple: Yes we do have a number of followers but we love that each are unique.  Which brings me to the question: There are debates on the amount of public appearances you make.  You are ‘Mr Here There and Everywhere’ and there have been all sorts of conspiracies that there must be two of you to be able to be in so many places.  Are you a twin?

Mayor Lyons:  Defiantly not.  Although I do have enough personality for two, possibly three people.

Tamzen Temple:  That is true.  Do you ever get a chance to work in the office in between all these public appearances?

Mayor Lyons: Well I have a driver now, so my car is my office.  I get back sometimes to have a coffee, to use the mayoral throne; it’s hard sometimes as I forget exactly where the office is at times. Usually when this occurs I just make an impromptu appearance somewhere to cover up my memory loss.

Tamzen Temple:  Well, at least you’re honest.  Now onto the Mayoress.  I hear she is studying Journalism.

Mayor Lyons:  That’s right.  She’s very clever and beautiful.

Tamzen Temple: Oh right, much like myself, although she’s probably more passionate about the news than I am.   I myself wouldn’t look at a newspaper as a fashion statement, the Geelong Addy must have been in short supply that day.

Mayor Lyons: Oh but what a way to read the paper hey?

Tamzen Temple: Ah, maybe for you but I prefer my newspaper not wrapped around someone although I might ask the Temple Guru to give it a go.  Anywho, let her know that if she needs any advice that she can make an appointment with me.  If I’m not with Brad, George or some other star, I may consider speaking with her to pass on my wealth of knowledge and give her a contact or two.

Mayor Lyons: Thanks but I think she’ll do just fine; I have a few contacts of my own.

Tamzen Temple: OMMMMMG, I’ve just put the two together.  You and Mayor Who.

Mayor Lyons:  Who? What?

Tamzen Temple: Horton, Dr Seuss, Mayor Who.

Mayor Lyons:  I don’t know what or who you’re talking about. I’m me, Who is whoever he is. Purely coincidence. But I will tell you this, I am as passionate as Who is  for this town of my whos.

Tamzen Temple: Well said Mayor Lyons.  If not Who, we think they and whoever else are as intrigued with what will come next from you.  May your roar bring Geelong all you hope and your mane be forever erect.

Mayor Lyons: Thank you for your time Tamzen Temple and giddy up.

All in all Mayor Lyons is  passionate about Geelong. Most leave their home towns without a second thought but he has always came back and  put his belief in all Geelong has to offer.

We end with a quote from the the movie Horton by Dr Seuss”

“A person is a person no matter how small.”

We agree Dr Seuss however at the Temple  we also think everyone can be huge by ‘just being nice, OK!!

Bless Dr. Seuss.  The Temple thinks we will delve deeper in your words to open our world even more.

Peace and Ommmm  from the Temple and may Geelong bloom and flourish. Scroll, Scroll down to leave comments.

Photo of Mayor Lyons from Geelong Advertiser Click HERE for page

Photo of Mayor Who from Movie Dr Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who Click Here for page

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  • KidBucketList
    July 14, 2014

    Oh this made me giggle! What a great post. I love Geelong even more now (except your AFL team. I still don’t like them sorry).

    • Tamzen Temple
      July 14, 2014

      I have to admit, I’m not a Cats supporter mainly because the Temple Guru loves his Kangaroos, but those Cats do bring the town together. 🙂

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