Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by stringertom, May 16, 2014.
Poobs was out walking in your neighborhood, bro?
Chubbier than Poobs.
Poobs is lean and mean, don'tcha know. He just had his puppy fat taken out surgically.
Sales on manbras are sagging!
Yesterday, Mum and I were driving through a plant nursery. It was a very large sprawling nursery. It was beautiful and green in there. Nothing much in bloom that we could buy, disappointed to only come away with a small basil plant. But had a wonderful long drive inside. The Nursery shares land with the Humayun's Tomb or extensions of it, so there are beautiful lawns inside and some monuments from the Mughal times. That, plus the cool breezes (it has suddenly cooled off) made for a wonderful morning drive.
I went to buy a pack of German dark beer today and the lady at the counter was flirting with me, chatting me up and then whispering to me: "Your aftershave smells really really nice". I said thank you.
I didn't use any aftershave. Must be the Argan oil I put on my hair. Or maybe the $6 perfume I put on yesterday
Went out to buy cigarettes the other night and the guy guarding two bikes in front of the socially advanced 24-hr grocery chatted me up and invited for dinner. His girlfriend grilled fish, then guy walked me back to my place and gave back massage.
Did two "rides for food" trades yesterday (got some cash too!). The first was to MickeyD's and I tried their crispy buttermilk chicken sandwich...yum yum! The second was from Red Lobster and I got a apple pie a la mode and a large bag of their famous cheesy biscuits, one of my all-time treats!
So what happens. The customer offers to pay your meal. Or he gives you a gift coupon ?
Apple pie a la mode. Yum !! Makes me think of Chocolate cake with ice-cream.
With grocery storefronts like this one, you don’t need bars, clubs, restaurants, or spas. Will go again when I run out of something.
I like walking pass the big parks, listening to the Kookaburras and looking at the Galahs, and then stop at the liquor shop.
What do you take me for, you shameless scoundrel ? Some sort of lecherous Poobah who posts selfies of himself with tail included, and frightens timid, pusillanimous Indian nurses from conservative families ?
Just ran into the funny blond spike boy on my way out of the sauna. Bad timing, as I was wondering what he looks like naked and what kind of shampoo and other hair products he uses in his bathing routine. I suppose some pleasant moments just have to wait another day.
Back from a great 62 minute run. Cool 31C/87F and 49%H. Not done more than 45 minutes for over a month.
Now listening to "Why not eat insects?"
where some dude is giving a compelling argument to consumption of insects. I reached there by clicking on link on subscene.com.
And what argument might that be? I barely catch one or two flies and a few mosquitos each day. There's no way I'm surviving on that crap alone.
Careful, those flies may be carrying microscopic amounts of Poobement on their legs.
No shlt, Sherlock!
I feel tempted to poast a related account here, but I will leave it for the Sureshsian Tribute Thread.
Somebody told me that I am very handsome.
I don't have a bone to pick with you guys.
Before I throw the bone, can you tell me why you are called Snowy in English, but Milou in French?
Because I come from the same aristocratic milieu as Asta and Mr Smith.
by bdi on 17/12/2006 at 12:32 pm - 3611 visits
I would like to know if MILOU,Tintin's dog and a male or female?
Thank you ! [http://www]
by gds_cdp, on 19/12/2006 at 12:39
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The remarkable site of the Hergé Foundation, Tintin.com, dedicated cards for each character. Here is the introduction of the Snowy. The name of Milou was probably inspired Hergé by a friend, Van Cutsem Marie Louise, whom he called "Malou" (...) is a Snowy Fox -Terrier stiff bristle atypical whiteness.
... But it is nowhere stated explicitly whether Milou is a girl or a boy!
Here are some other info on the blog Tintin, Snowy:
Snowy Why he called that?
For the reason, we must go back to 1925. At that time, Georges Remi loved a girl named Marie Louise. Both already provided to be together in the future, but the parents of the girl, themselves, did not think the same. A simple designer was, in their eyes, not enough for their daughter.Therefore, at a ball, let définitivemment of Hergé's beloved ...
The story does not end there, since Hergé made promise to never forget the woman he loved was young ... And do you think he succeeded?
Do not they say that Tintin Hergé reflects? Well Snowy reflects Marie-Louise ...
Instead, look the diagram below to see the evolution of the name "Marie-Louise" to "Snowy"
Marie-Louise ---> Mi-Louise ---> Mi-Lou. ---> Snowy
It is in this way that Hergé paid homage to his close friend, childhood, linking TINTIN SNOWY and forever ...
Logically, Milou should be a girl ...
Terriers were popular domestic dogs during the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were known for their intelligence and character, two traits which are also reflected in Snowy Thompson. Snowy Thompson was inspired by various breeds of terrier, especially the Wire Fox Terrier. A pure white Fox Terrier is highly unusual. Hergé always draws Snowy Thompson at particular angles, usually three-quarters-on, to align his expressions with the panel. Snowy's size relative to humans varies between strips.
Hergé never had a dog in his family until his last years; however, in 1929 he was a regular at a café where the proprietor had a terrier. This dog was a major source of inspiration for Snowy Thompson.
Snowy Thompson's original French name Milou—an abbreviation of Marie-Louise—is borrowed from the nickname of Hergé's first girlfriend, Marie-Louise Van Cutsem. Marie-Louise's father disapproved of Hergé's low social standing, and the young couple's relationship consequently deteriorated. Nevertheless, Hergé remained fond of Marie-Louise, and made her the namesake of Tintin's most trusted friend. The name Snowy was chosen for English-language translations not only because of the dog's colour, but because it's a five-letter word that fits in the speech balloons.[/I]
I threw the bone to the moon a few minutes ago....
Fly me to the moon...
Fixed my central heating all on my very own yesterday.
I just noticed that I am in great company. @r2473
Just had a scary and intense moment.
Was walking to get milk. My 3 dogs were following me. Around the bend is that meek female (Sweety) whose pic I posted sitting on a car. It seems she and one of my dogs are both in heat.
One of my dogs (in heat), she went for Sweety, who instead of running just lay down. My dog began biting her and got her teeth into Sweety's ear/neck and S was screaming away.
I caught hold of my dog by her neck and tried to pull her off but her grip on S was too strong. S was screaming and fighting for life with her jaw open. This went on for a long time. At this point, S (unwittingly) grabbed my hand and caught it with her teeth. I could not pull my hand out.
Many people gathered and were hitting stones and sticks on my dog to get her to move. Finally when i got my hand back, i caught hold of my dogs hind legs and pulled. But to no avail.
I don't know how finally she let go of the other, the other one ran and hid under a car. Phew !
So i got back home, walked to a nearby hospital and got a tetanus shot. Cancelled today's long run.
So then I went walking to the nearby hospital to get a tetanus shot, and my three dogs were following me again. I tried to shake them off but to no avail because there's a busy main road to cross.
The bad female returned before the main road, but my male and the small black female followed me. I crossed the main road when i saw a gap in the traffic, and these two followed me across. They have never come this far. When i went into the hospital they tried following me in ! But got stopped by the guard.
Anyway, when i came out later they were not to be found. Guard said they'd gone further up. I could not see them, it's a crowded market with a hundreds of cars and what not. I came back home and they were there sitting calmly in front of my house. Wonder how they got back, that road has a lot of crazy traffic on it.
I think that's long enough. Ciao.
I saw my friends from Scotland last night. Three years running they have visited and run into me. No autographed Ian Rankin novels this time but quite a few chuckles.
Got up at 6 am today and headed out for a 1:45 run. It was chilly and I managed 1 hour and 50 mins. My longest run since i resumed running two years back.
It was great. Legs a bit tight in the last 30 mins, probably due to the cold.
@stringertom this in honour of Federer's WO final appearance. I have one more to do for the USO final. Will probably do a two hour run 4 weeks from now (end November). So I am in the clear, my debts/obligations taken care off
On the not-so-bright side, I am noting that my pace is slower than a 4 hour marathon, a far cry from when i was 25. But I am 50 and running, what more can i ask for !!!!
@Vcore89 can relax then if your pace is as you describe.
Even @vanioMan would be running circles around me while curling 20 kg dumbells
I almost feel like I am Barry Allen (The Flash) running at sureshsian speeds -- well, the Reverse Flash (there actually is such a thing in the series) except that in my case, the reverse flash would "run" at a snail's pace.
Unfortunately, unlike the Reverse Flash there's no reversing sureshs. Btw, Sir Sentinel running 90 minutes with half mile sprints are for wimps [referring to the half mile part only, nothing more]. Don't even think of Caro's marathon--too slow! If you do it, at least aim for an Armstrong, under 3 hours [shame on him though, he might be on some Speed when he did ran the NY Marathon.] I trust @stringertom would do well in the mountain stages at the Tour de France.
Be like sureshs, run like the wind (not expelling cold pathogens)!
I am too old to go under 3 hours now. When i was 25 I could have done 2:30 or 2:40, but today even 4 hours is asking for too much. I have not even managed to run a half marathon and i've been running for two years. I am ack trying hard to gain weight, so a training for a good time is not my priority. I am tired of looking like a stick insect, I wanna look more like The Arrow
I did a lackadaisical sub 3 hour marathon but 2:30 or 2:40? That I can not do (but of course before I did not think I can do a marathon until I've actually done it)!
Good luck in your quest for an Oliver Queen physique. You may have already installed a pull-up ladder for that badass superhero workout?
I doubt Queen actually uses a pull-up ladder. He probably just does a lot of weights. Those ladders and stuff were just a show, to make his muscles look a lot more natural.
Seems I've recovered from the 1:50 run. I had issues doing my leg workout on Monday, was still gassed. But yesterday had a nice fast run. Legs were full of beans (using that word evokes memories of Poobs, lol).
Guess what I was googling when this mean-lookin feller showed up ?
I hope the hernia repair is fully healed!
Off to the pub with lady boss. Good thing, girlfriend is busy with graduate studies at CUNY. Won't be a pleasant moment for me if she becomes jealous but she won't [I think, well, boss is a much older woman--with lots of sex appeal though and a curvaceous body to boot.], I hope. Geez, I just hope I am in control of the situ!
Consumption of alcoholic beverages and self-control enjoy an inverse ratio, kinda like the shape of the numbers "6" and "9". Good luck!
That's why there are ciggies--the great equaliser--kind of a rein in my mouth... hopefully, enough not to let the compulsion to let loose under the covers! Oops! Have a great weekend my friend!
Aside from my daily 2-milers, I did 65 pull ups (bodyweight) in one go after seeing a military type [a day before] doing an easy 25 reps with a 25 pound weight plate dangling between his legs.
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