Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life Volume 38

Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life Volume 38

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glenrobbo

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29,431 posts

127 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Ahoy there, you lot on the liferafts!

Welcome ashore. You've been paddling furiously in four feet of water for the last half an hour.
Step this way into Immigration, Fumigation and Covid Passport Control and well have you all processed in no time at all.
Then feel free to wander into the new volume we have prepared for you!
I hope you're gonna like it. thumbup

There's lovely...


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glenrobbo

Original Poster:

29,431 posts

127 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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However, let's just take a moment to show some respect, eh?


DickyC

42,087 posts

175 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Twenty posts shy in Volume 37.

I feel cheated. There will be a blank page now.

That does it. I shall retire to the bar, tell my woes to Battert and pretend he can hear me. And pretend he would care if he could hear me.

pequod

4,511 posts

115 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Eh?

I thought we had 19 posts to go on vol 37?

Oh well, here's the remaining stanzas if anyone cares...

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I took the oars: the Pilot's boy,
Who now doth crazy go,
Laughed loud and long, and all the while
His eyes went to and fro.
'Ha! ha!' quoth he, 'full plain I see,
The Devil knows how to row.'

And now, all in my own countree,
I stood on the firm land!
The Hermit stepped forth from the boat,
And scarcely he could stand.

'O shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!'
The Hermit crossed his brow.
'Say quick,' quoth he, 'I bid thee say—
What manner of man art thou?'

Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched
With a woful agony,
Which forced me to begin my tale;
And then it left me free.


Since then, at an uncertain hour,
That agony returns:
And till my ghastly tale is told,
This heart within me burns.

I pass, like night, from land to land;
I have strange power of speech;
That moment that his face I see,
I know the man that must hear me:
To him my tale I teach.

What loud uproar bursts from that door!
The wedding-guests are there:
But in the garden-bower the bride
And bride-maids singing are:
And hark the little vesper bell,
Which biddeth me to prayer!

O Wedding-Guest! this soul hath been
Alone on a wide wide sea:
So lonely 'twas, that God himself
Scarce seemèd there to be.

O sweeter than the marriage-feast,
'Tis sweeter far to me,
To walk together to the kirk
With a goodly company!—

To walk together to the kirk,
And all together pray,
While each to his great Father bends,
Old men, and babes, and loving friends
And youths and maidens gay!

Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.

He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.

The Mariner, whose eye is bright,
Whose beard with age is hoar,
Is gone: and now the Wedding-Guest
Turned from the bridegroom's door.

He went like one that hath been stunned,
And is of sense forlorn:
A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.

The End

Bomma R1

11,122 posts

102 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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DickyC said:
Twenty posts shy in Volume 37.

I feel cheated. There will be a blank page now.

That does it. I shall retire to the bar, tell my woes to Battert and pretend he can hear me. And pretend he would care if he could hear me.
Well, Schubert had an 'Unfinished Symphony', I'm sure you could get away with 'The Unfinished Volume No. 37' ?

Could become quite a talking point in the future.

glenrobbo

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29,431 posts

127 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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I moved my lips—the Pilot shrieked
And fell down in a fit;
The holy Hermit raised his eyes,
And prayed where he did sit.

I would just like to offer thanks to the pilot for guiding us safely across the choppy waters


Bobberoo

29,535 posts

75 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Heelllooooo!!



I say chaps, where are you all?!?!



Ooohhh there you all are!!!
Cccoooooo, innit nice and shiny in this pristine new Volume!!!

Fantastic posting there pequod, a very moving way to end Volume 37!!!

glenrobbo

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29,431 posts

127 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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And a great big thankyou to Pequod for regaling us with the The Rime
A salutory lesson to us all.

A similar ethos to "Be excellent to one another, and party on Dudes!" partybeerdrink

Bobberoo

29,535 posts

75 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Why is one of the big liferafts paddling around in circles in the middle of the small lake?!?!?

glenrobbo

Original Poster:

29,431 posts

127 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Bobberoo said:
Why is one of the big liferafts paddling around in circles in the middle of the small lake?!?!?
It's just that Penrose Pelican trying to mate with it.
Nothing to see here...

DickyC

42,087 posts

175 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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Bobberoo said:
Why is one of the big liferafts paddling around in circles in the middle of the small lake?!?!?
Trippers. We told them it was a boating lake, charged them a fiver and told them to be back by 6.30. Pitch dark by then, of course. We'll rescue them in the morning if they're prepared to forfeit their deposit.

Bobberoo

29,535 posts

75 months

Saturday 27th November 2021
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So what you're both saying is that a liferaft full of day trippers is currently being terrorised by a randy psychotic pelican?!?!?!

paua

3,608 posts

120 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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glenrobbo

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29,431 posts

127 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Today's day trip is cancelled due to 6" of snow on the Cat & Fiddle Pass and abandoned vehicles blocking the road. The bare-legged, stiletto heeled incumbents have all been led to somewhere warmer and administered a stern lesson, and so have the girls.
And so I am watching the Professionals and drinking whisky.
Mk 3 Capris and Granadadadas: all the spare bits of running gear I'll ever need to keep Percy going.
But no topless runs today. nono It's too chilly.
I may be daft but I'm not stoopid.



DickyC

42,087 posts

175 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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The snow is my fault.

paperbag

The quattro is out of action for at least a week awaiting parts. Until it's sorted we have two entirely unsuitable rear drive cars to get about in. I'm tempted to just stay in and binge watch old detective series. You know, like I have been for nearly two years.

Evenin' all.
Just one more ting.
You're nicked.

Bobberoo

29,535 posts

75 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Morning/evening chaps wavey
Enjoyed watching that paua, a few years before my time, and not particularly a fan of the Beatles but enjoyed nonetheless!!

I thought you were contemplating letting the SLK32 AMG go Dicky?? And what's up with the Quattro?

Incidentally, has everyone made it across safely? Should we do a roll call? Is Penrose still buggering bothering that liferaft?

How much snow have you had glenrobbo???

witteringon

432 posts

18 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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May I come in? I knocked at number 37, but they told me you had left a little earlier than expected.

Ah, I see we have a new Leader! I hope your support will remain firm and unchanged for many months.

Tip o' the hat to Bobbers for his unstinting stewardship of volume 37 through thick and thin.

Let the contributions flow!

spikeyhead

14,472 posts

174 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Morning all.

I'm confused, the met office is telling me that it's freezing outside, but there's no frost on the ground. How will I know what to wear when I do eventually venture forth?

DickyC

42,087 posts

175 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Bobberoo said:
Morning/evening chaps wavey
Enjoyed watching that paua, a few years before my time, and not particularly a fan of the Beatles but enjoyed nonetheless!!

I thought you were contemplating letting the SLK32 AMG go Dicky?? And what's up with the Quattro?

Incidentally, has everyone made it across safely? Should we do a roll call? Is Penrose still buggering bothering that liferaft?

How much snow have you had glenrobbo???
One thing at a time, Bobbers. Multi-tasking isn't my strong suit.

The 32 hasn't gone yet but because I want to sell it this is not the time to go full-on snow hooning. On snow it would be out of control 98% of the time.

The quattro has had an uneven tickover almost all the time I've had it. The fault codes are full of tales of misfiring but when it's driving it's fine. This says leak on the inlet side to almost everyone with an opinion on the subject. This current round of 'Find The Leak' has eluded two fairly competent garages so yesterday I took it to my depressive mechanic friend who lives over Trivtermaston way, out in the sticks. He soon had the inlet in pieces and I had supplied an inlet kit comprising almost all the bits to renew anything that could leak. He went over all the pipes looking for breaks, tears and pinholes but found nothing. This would certainly explain why the garage with the smoke tester couldn't find a leak if there wasn't one. Then he started sucking and blowing on the pipes and fittings. Quite turned my stomach, I can tell you. Most of those pipes have been under the bonnet of the car for years and they are all pretty unpleasant. But he is good. "There you go. This one-way valve has failed. If it fails (long explanation of worst case scenario with the failure left unchecked and a pressurised crankcase and burst gaskets and oil everywhere) and we don't have one. I'll order one on Monday."

He works during the week at a garage miles away. I offered to take the car there but he was afraid the time taken to find an elusive fault would cost a fortune so he offered to do it at home for beer and food. Lovely guy, Big. But sad, With a tattooed scalp. We make an odd couple. We go into pubs and you see people wondering what the story is. Maybe they think I'm his dad.

The inlet repair kit, five stars on Amazon, £17 delivered. I checked the price with Audi. £194 + VAT + several things are on back order and will be three weeks.

Sorry, what was the question?

Bobberoo

29,535 posts

75 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Aahhh I see your Dickyness, he sounds like a decent friend to have, bless him!!

Morning spikeyhead and witteringon, make sure you wipe your shoes before you come in, glenrobbo's insisting on it to protect the shiny polished floors!!!