Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

Archive for August, 2009

What would you do?

Posted by episode81 on August 31, 2009

Can I get a lift?

Have you seen my bull?

Odd stuff just seems to happen to me.

I am waiting in line at airport security and I see an Enigma.

I am driving down the motorway and I notice a white bull running down the hard shoulder … hotly pursued by a farmer wearing wellingtons and waving a pitch fork.  We slowed down in our red car (yikes!) and gave him a lift as the bull ran down the off ramp.  He had to keep the car door open as his pitch fork wouldn’t fit.  He took off over the fields and disappeared into the distance.  Never did find out if he caught up with his errant charge.

Anywho, I digress …

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Never even occurred to me to check

Posted by episode81 on August 21, 2009

The Ashmolean Hippo

When I was planning my trip to the UK, I thought I would take the opportunity to drop in on my old friend, the Ashmolean Hippo.

I booked a hotel right across the street from the museum so that I could maximize my viewing time.  The plane landed just before 7am, and so I got to the hotel before 9am.  My room was ready, so I got to check in right away.  The guy in the lobby said it was a wonderful room on the fourth floor.  Off to an awesome start 😀

With all the luggage, stairs were out of the question, so I looked for the lift.  There were two lift doors.  The one on the left goes to the fourth floor, the one on the right stops at three.  Press the button between the lift doors and only the door on the right opens.  Waited a moment.  Pressed it again.  Same result (why did I think it would be different?).  There is only one button.  Confused, I returned to the lobby.  The guy from the lobby pointed out the button for the lift on left.  It was more the 6 feet off the ground,  above the door, and therefore not obvious.  The guy from the lobby seemed to think I should have been able to find it. Clearly I have been away for too long.  Or not.

Anywho, I digress …

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The world has gone mad

Posted by episode81 on August 15, 2009

Toad in the hole

I have a confession.  I have started watching a bit of golf on the TV.  The last time I saw any golf was …. way back, when I lived at home, and dad turned on Grandstand on Sundays.  I watched all sorts of tedious sport – horse racing being the dullest by a long way.  I rather enjoyed the rugby.  Damn, I enjoyed the rugby 😉

Talking of entertaining sports, Australian Rules Football is by far and away the best of all.  All the excitement of rugby, but with much, much tighter clothing.

Anywho, I digress …

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Thank You Notes are the new black

Posted by episode81 on August 13, 2009


Oh Maggie!

It is no secret that I like to shop.  Handbags are my weakness.  And shoes.  And most things that are orange.  But not traffic cones.  Or trousers – yikes!

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A strange encounter at the airport

Posted by episode81 on August 8, 2009

I was traveling through SFO last year when something quite unexpected happened.  I am not talking about a friendly check-in agent or a free upgrade – those were the days.

Way back, I once got a free upgrade to Upper Class from Economy.  I realized as I went through the Boarding Gate that they thought I was a Virgin Atlantic employee.  I didn’t bother correcting them 😀

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