Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Meeting Bloggers, and random Brown Haters.

The first was not achieved. I blame E-K. I spent the morning sandwiched in a train, stuck in a valley getting claustrophobic because of an incident. When I finally, 3 and a half hours after leaving home, reached Bath Spa ( a distance of 13 miles) I had had enough of trains and caught a bus home again. So, I was sorry I didn't get to meet up but I think it was Electro Kevin's evil plan.

The second, "random Brown Haters" was encountered by Elby when walking Pig.

As he commented on Guido:

Elby the Beserk said...

So I'm walking the dog this morning, and meet a runner I occasionally see on this our regular walk. Woods, river, beautiful Somerset.

Usually he runs past and we exchange hellos. This morning, he stops, and says to me

"Do you hate Gordon Brown?"

Like that. Out of the blue.

"Yes", sez I, "indeed, I loath the man and and wish him all manner of ill".

He laughs and says "It's not particular his politics. It's HIM".

Spot on mate. You, me, and much of the rest of the country. That's why all these opinion polls make me laugh - they completely miss the point.

Gordon. Just stop breathing, mate, and do us all a favour.

Word ver : "murbrie"

Scottish for not being able to extract your head from your arse.

E.G. "I'm in a right murbrie today"

30 comments:

Trubes said...

What a shame you couldn't meet up with the 'blogging chums', how disappointing Lil. I presume it was Daisy and co?
I would have loved to have gone too, but just not able to travel too far at present.
I read Elby's comments on Guido and ageed with what he and the jogger said, although, as you probably know, I just loathe Socialism full stop!
The behaviour of the Nulab Government and 'Gorgon', today on PMQ's was reprehensible.
What a vile self serving bunch of morons...
Oops! sorry Lil, just 'went into one', I cant help it..sorry.

Hope all are well at Chez Lil and Pig dog too..
Time for more Pics of my favourite blog dog..please.x

Di.x

lilith said...

I wasn't entirely sure who it would be Trubes. I think there was more than one gathering. I was supposed to see Calfy's solicitor in the morning and then meet TT + at lunchtime, but it was more or less lunchtime before the train sprung us.

More Pig soon, I promise. I hope your back is improved.

hatfield girl said...

Lilith, I have posted Elby on Angels. I do hope that's all right; my only excuse is it made me understand things.

lilith said...

Ha ha that's just fine HG..extraordinary no? Perhaps if we all randomly asked people if they hated Gordon Brown we would have a better idea of national sentiment...

idle said...

I was also hamstrung by trains today, but only by half an hour. I arrived at EC3 expecting to see the others tucking into the fish course, with yours truly being given the seat beside the bogs.

Instead of which, it was yours truly, the Tuscan, 45, E-K, OH and the Beast guzzling wine like dehydrated eejits. No sign of Lil at all; the train fiasco became clear later. At one stage we may have discussed firearms, or even people carriers.

Disaster. If I wanted to see a bunch of garrulous middle aged old bastards I could have gone to the Elsted Inn.

Luckily Calfy turned at up at half time and raised the demeanour of the gathering very considerably. Time spent with her brief in the morning had not sapped her spirit.

My pre-Christmas Bruton trip will simply have to include a date with lil.

Blue Eyes said...

That is EK's line isn't it? No doubt he was in First, supping champagne!

Elby The Beserk said...

Come up and see us in beautiful downtown Fromeville, Idle, and we'll have a laugh. I'm having my hip fixed end of the month, so will not be greatly mobile for a while. It would be lovely to meet.

L very sorry she missed today. L junior a credit to her gender, and an unexpected gift (and trial. I've done four teenagers of my own already. {Tee hee, KD}) and extremely good company.

Old Holborn said...

Idle,

You forgot to mention to mention the well oiled male strippers, the chocolate fountain and the keg of Baileys ordered especially for the gals.

Calfy had a good time. Last I saw of her she was sitting on an antique Chippendale.

Philipa said...

Sorry you didn't make it Lils, I too couldn't go and having read the results - phew! Glad it wasn't me.

Glad y'all had a good time, those who went.

Why no mention of Daisy? I thought that was the point?

Scrobs said...

Wasn't Elecs there anyway Lils?

That's bad news getting nowhere all day, but think how you'll feel without the headache...

I hope Elbey's op does the trick - apparently the Rhumba is off the menu only for just a few weeks!

lilith said...

I suspect the Daisy rendezvous was later Pip.

Idle, Calfy can lift a party, can she not? Do come and see us!

I don't know about E-K Blue Eyes. I think he pulled up the tracks on his way out of the West Country.

Old Holborn, that is no way to talk about Tuscan Tony.

Scrobs, I will have to become a compassionate nurse for a bit, just to get Elby through ;-)

electro-kevin said...

Err ...

The rail incident near Frome was due to a train without relieving driver blocking the line.

"Driver reported AWOL." was the outgoing message.

Worst Late Fuckwit Railways at your service.

Tuscan Tony said...

(1) sorry to miss you

and

(2) sperb - "just stoppd in a middle of a wood and asked random passer-by "do you hate Gordon Brown".


Chuckling here in W Sussex this afternoon.

Let's try and do a West Country lunch in late Feb.

Blue Eyes said...

"Driver reported AWOL."

Seen in a City winebar later in the day?

Lucien Modo said...

Now as I was in a rush, I read 'Brown Hatters' I thought your loved one was possibly enjoying Greek love whilst out on his constitutional. But to quote the late Paul Newman "... when you have parson's nose at home."

The Beast Of Clerkenwell said...

OH
This was the only event that I have ever attended in the company of The Beast of Tuscany that didnt involve a large chested young lady sitting on "Uncle Tonys" knee as he gurned like one of the Gorillas that wank for the delight of the public in Regents park zoo.

lilith said...

Old Holborn tells a different story Beast.

lilith said...

TT, a lunch in late Feb would be lush, as they say in these parts.

Blue Eyes said...

Lilith I took those too, but am intrigued as to how you know - I dare not mention it chez moi for fear of being "outed"...

lilith said...

E-K let it slip in a comment and I scooped up the info and stored it in my megabrain, Blue :-)

lilith said...

I read Brown Hatters too, Modo, I had to double check.

We were told that there was an incident on the line at Limpley Stoke Kev, involving a level crossing. Perhaps that's where the driver left the train for a tea break...it's very scenic around there.

Sorry not to see you Blue Eyes. I thought I could help you with your exams, but it turns out I can't.

TT, I was gutted. Apparently your cheese plate was a sight to behold.
As my daughter knows more about guns, little boys and people carriers than I do she was no doubt better company than I could have been ;-)

Elby couldn't believe the jogger...we decided he had captured the zeitgeist. Very funny indeed.

Blue Eyes said...

As long as it wasn't my sieve brain that let slip then all AOK!

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Philipa said...

You want someone you've never met to die? What a dreadful thing to say. He's leader of the governing party, yes, but the political machine still turns and he cannot do anything without that machine working in his favour. That includes labour, the Lib Dems, Tories and the House of Lords.

Scrobs said...

And what was my humble contribution to all this meeting up you ask?

One phonecall to Daisers which was cut off, and returned by her just as she was being called through for her flight to Dublin...

Nice to see Elecs managed an intro though - she did mention that!

And she said she'd known Beast for years too...

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Ms Smack said...

hi Lil!

Your delightful daughter paid me a visit the other day. You have good reason to be proud - she's wonderful.

Sorry to hear the trains screwed up for you. I'm sure they'll meet again soon, eh?

Lots of it,
Smack

lilith said...

fuchsia, it was lovely to see you, if only briefly. Brown stirs strong revulsion.

Pippy, Brown is a global laughing stock, a vain madman whose only sincere belief is in his own judgement. The wrong people die all the time.

Scrobbers, the stars were against us, Mercury in retrograde or somesuch.

Hi Ms Smack! Now that is a very sweet comment. I am very proud of her. x

fuchsia groan said...

I thought I would remove my posting Lilith as I suppose it was a bit strong saying I wished Brown would die. I don't really, of course, but I certainly wish he would go away. It just seems so wrong that this unelected creature can continue his reign of destruction. I was in the supermarket yesterday and I was toying with the idea of stopping random shoppers and asking them the question. 'Do you hate Gordon Brown?' Decided against it in case people thought I was a bit loopy.

lilith said...

I think all we are left with is wishing Brown would go away/die. He won't let us deselect him.