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17 January 2005 @ 04:13 pm
So much Dr Pepper, so little time  

In which buses feature highly

My insane half-goblin hybrid bus-driver has returned! It really gives you such a feeling of accomplishment to be told you're a 'great little gurrl' for giving right change. Nothing like it. One has to be amused by his antics, such as stopping the bus in the traffic jam along the quays, opening the door and chatting across to the fellow in the next bus, who leaned across the lane to adjust his mirror for him.

We had to go outside into the 'enviroment' today to draw said 'environment'. This being Ireland, it rained. Of course. Mary and I went walkabout and ended up in this slum place. We had to cross a bridge over a road, which Mary found to be bouncy, which was slightly disturbing, and we engaged in a serious discussion about bridge trolls and the Billy Goats Gruff. We never figured out what 'gruff' meant because at that point in the conversation two old men drinking cider started coming after us and we had to run.

Who said the life of an art student isn't fraught with dangers?

Also in the urban jungle walkabout we came across a mother with a toddler, who did that charming baby thing of walking into walls and tripping off pavements and generally stumbling about. After oohing and ahhing, I realised why he looked so familiar - he was me. I walk into something and/or fall off something at least once an hour. So this means I have all the natural grace of a two-year-old. My accomplishments just keep piling up.

 
 
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
Current Music: 'Ten Year Night', the Alice Band
 
 
 
henbock on January 17th, 2005 08:42 am (UTC)
nothing in particular
It appears that you log onto the internet straight away after coming home.I find this worrying well not really. I dont have much to say only did you watch the programme that i told you to watch so you could see Tony's long lost brother!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 17th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
Re: nothing in particular
I'm on my mother's computer and bored, actually. She'd never let me on the net this early at home (I just do it without telling her). What programme is this? Be more specific. I don't have BBC, also, remember?
Insufferable, man.: ron roarcynicalpirate on January 17th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
What henbock said...

It appears that you log onto the internet straight away after coming home

I do, some of the time. After snacking and relaxing. Usually online by 5.30, then I bugger off to do homework.

Your bus driver sounds cool. My bus driver just smirks at me and then leers at my chest - no matter what I'm wearing, school uniform, orange jumper, whatever - and then charges me full fare. Which I am kind of resigned to now. It is good practice for when I actually will have to start paying full fare/start getting leered at by desirable people.

Environment a is horrible, nasty place. Stay inside as much as possible, at least until March.

So this means I have all the natural grace of a two-year-old. My accomplishments just keep piling up.

Indeed. *cuddles*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Klausscoradh on January 17th, 2005 10:41 am (UTC)
Ah yes. I could do with some homework, for the sake of my mother's telephone bills. When I get a job/start university, I'm sure I will consign netting to reasonable times, but until then...milk it, baby!

The vital question: is your busdriver fit? I don't think I've ever been leered at. I've decided this is because my mouth turns down at the sides, and makes me look like I'm permanently scowling. Useful for scaring off money collectors with tins.

I think I would be cuddlier if I weren't nearly six foot, gangly and as clumsy as an elephant on speed...but hey, appreciate the sentiment! (Btw, did I ever mention that all your icons rock?!)
Insufferable, man.: pantiescynicalpirate on January 17th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
My bus driver looks like an old mule mated with an orangutan. In a bad way.

And I'm sure his personality sucks too. He would leer at a fuzzy duckling if it had enough change for a bus ticket. *is sad*

But you see, the thing is with most of my icons is that they are STOLEN! Not the one you just used, though, and not the horrific Violet ones (see above), and not the Rita Skeeter ones... but all the really good ones are gacked. *hangs head* I would be more ashamed of it if they weren't all so pretty.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Plotbunnyscoradh on January 17th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
I think it must be in the job spec...

Mine chats away with complete strangers; it's so amusing to see newbies trying to field 'Well and howrya today luvvie? Cork is it? Exact change - arrah you're a darlin'.' He's such a FREAK. He stands up when the bus stops and chivvies us off -'Come on now lads' on a loop.

All mine are stolen too! I think the ones you made are funneh. Plus, you can make them, which is more than I can do!
gabbysun on January 17th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
:D I THINK YOUR BUS DRIVER MUST AWESOME. I've never had one that cool. :(

There was one that on the way to school would drive us by the mall just for kicks — and at the time all of us little kids thought that that was pretty neat!

Now upon retrospection I think he was just showing us where he could go while we were in school.

. . .

What a butthole.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 18th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Yes, but think of it this way: did he have any money to spend in the mall? I mean, if bus-driving was such a lucrative career it wouldn't consist solely of grumpy old men.

Did he let you go shopping, btw?
gabbysun on January 21st, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Prob'ly. Who knows? Maybe he had some . . . side job!? xD; And he wasn't so much a grumpy old man as a grumpy middle-aged man.

No! And that's my point; he would drive us around the parking lots. xD;
henbock on January 18th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
Foot in mouth disease!!!!
What cynicalpirate said!
Oh I didnt mean to say that there is anything wrong with it, it just shows how important the lj thing is to everyone in it. I have to admit that I only joined so I could keep in contact with Rachel cos she never replies by email! I think its cool that you have that opportunity its just that Im not used to taking full advantage of modern appliances!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 18th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
Re: Foot in mouth disease!!!!
Prostrate yourself upon the altar of dignity, anyway. xD Email is no fun, it takes too long...modern appliances? That just reminds me of when we used to steal people's coffee, and the hot-water machine. Do you remember that? On retrospect, we should never have gone back into study on history days...useless thing.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 18th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
i have all the charm of a dead stoat, so you shouldn't feel bad.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 18th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
Charm is overrated anyway. As is bling.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 19th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
But remember, Richard III isn't.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 19th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC)
Don't worry...with you around, I'm likely to never forget.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 21st, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
i DON'T LET THINGS DROP, DO I?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 21st, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
How can I put this? No.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 22nd, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
You could have put it in another way. One not calculated to wound.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 22nd, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)
If I'd calculated to wound I'd've brought a big stick and a maths book. Consider yourself lucky.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 22nd, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
Maths book.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 22nd, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
Sesquatch.
henbock on January 18th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
Inania from Australia's most famous son!( Peter Andre!!!) you know you wuv him!!


Im going to do this every day and drive you even more crazy.Ahahaha!!!!(laughs evilly, if you had'nt got that!!) I think I spend more time on the internet than any of your other friends cos it sure beats studying esp when theres an exam the next day!! and its also free!!!!

On This Day
John Hume, politician, is 68 today

1778 Captain Cook discovered Hawaii.

1788 A penal settlement was established in Botany Bay, Australia.

1879 The first England- Wales football international was played at Kennington Oval in London, England winning 2-1.

1882 AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, was born in St John’s Wood, London.

1911 US pilot Eugene Ely, in a Curtiss aircraft, made the first landing on the deck of a ship - the cruiser Pennsylvania moored in San Francisco Bay.

1912 British explorer Captain Scott reached the South Pole - only to find the Norwegian Amundsen had arrived 35 days earlier.

1944 The 900-day siege of Leningrad ended.

1977 In the worst rail disaster in Australian history, 82 people died when a Sydney-bound train was derailed.

1992 Faced with a new outbreak of terrorism, the Government decided to send more troops to Northern Ireland.

On this day last year

More than 20 people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a car bomb attack in central Baghdad. The explosion happened at one of the main entrances to the US civilian and military headquarters in Iraq. It appeared most of the victims were Iraqis who worked at the base and were queuing to enter the compound. At least two American civilian workers were also killed. US officials said a pick-up truck packed with a thousand pounds of explosives was used in the bombing.

Birthdays

Dr David Bellamy, botanist, 72; John Boorman, film director, 72; John Hume, politician, 68; Paul Freeman, actor, 62; Paul Keating, former Australian prime minister, 61; Peter Beardsley, former footballer, 44; Jane Horrocks, actress, 41; Richard Dunwoody, jockey, 41.




every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 18th, 2005 09:55 am (UTC)
Re: Inania from Australia's most famous son!( Peter Andre!!!) you know you wuv him!!
1788 A penal settlement was established in Botany Bay, Australia.

DUDE! MAH HOMIES!

Inanity is the word you may be looking for here...

There was a programme about John Hume. Did you see it? You should have, the accents were priceless...
Caitcoralia13 on January 18th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
That actually sounds like a pretty special experience! Especially with the old men. Well, that sort of thing is only funny if you think you could take them. Could you take them?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 18th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)
If I had some cans to throw at and distract them with, yeah. Old men are scary. Young men - pretty much the same. I'm not likely to forget the goat conversation, anyway!