Thursday, January 11, 2007

More email amusement

Are you the Paul I'm looking for??

Can you tell me a little bit more about myself so I could possibly give you a better informed response?

is your middle name james and do you have all your toe nails. :)

Oh no and yes. I guess I'm not the one you're looking for.
This is like the Pina Colada song but without the surprise ending, isn't it.

No you're not the one. but that is probably best anyway. If you would care to have a crazy friend stateside, feel free to add me anyway.
I LOVE the Pina Colada song.

Oh dear. This isn't going to be one of those Sleepless in Seattle moments, I can tell.

And there's this one...

I am not sure if you remember me. I read your email me at one time asking "why"...well anyway. I will be visiting Australia this coming October, have family that lives in Victoria. I already have the desire the ride the train, thanks to you...and wanted to ask is there was the best time and day to do so. Would like to experience what I have read about in your blogs.

If you find the time to answer great...if not will be there long enough to figure it out for myself/


This woman knows how to get me interested! She's coming to Melbourne, she's staying 20 minutes' drive from my place and she's interested in what Melbourne has to offer. I must remember to take my chill pills (would that I had any...) because my enthusiasm for this city could smother a pachyderm.

I can't say I like the Pina Colada song - or the drink - but Hotel California rings many a bell for me. I suppose I can get in a car, on a train, boat or plane and travel to any part of the world but leave Melbourne? I know I can't do that. I tried years ago for a temporary adjournment away from my beloved home and it just doesn't work. I'm not happy unless I'm here.

But by Christ do I love showing visitors around this place. That's a buzz to be envied. She says she's staying for 3 weeks only. I have no idea what she looks like, but if I have anything to do with it, she'll be back.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Squawking things

Annie sent me the link. I'm just reposting it for the benefit of those who like soap operas and small furry creatures.

The thing about sulphur crested cockatoos though is that they're like disaffected minorities. By themselves or in twos or threes, they're enjoyable if somewhat moody. In packs, they can be as destructive as forces of nature and dangerous as hell.