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I finally know what I am!!!


I am not yet a "grey nomad" I am not yet "retired" I can not as yet take off and never return to the doldrum ho hum life that is mine, I am only slightly grey and wander only a relatively small ammount of time, I take extended holidays, I am an albatross, that great sea bird who wanders aimlessly from wave to wave, crapping where I please, not stopping in any one place, for any length of time only coming to shore (back home) to breed, well except for the breeding part (those days are gone praise the lord ) that is me in a nutshell, I and many like me should be called albatrosses, no not because we are big and fat and cumbersome on land, keep falling over and generally make a nuisance of ourselves at family gatherings, but because we are gracefull and fly long and hard on beatifull gracefull wide wings, yep thats me an albatross  flying from one feeding ground to another, squabbling with the seagulls, fighting off the turns , flaunting the frigates and mixing it with the pelicans, ahhh!!! such a life is mine
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-- Edited by dave06 at 12:29, 2008-07-16

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Gee Dave,with all that knowledge it will be easier to feed ya now on those extended trips.

Day 1,1/2 a block of mullies.Day 2 the other half.... At about 10 bucks a block sounds cheap as chips.Ya driving habits should change as well,get up real,real,close to the arse end of a semi and get sucked along to ya next stopoverBe careful though,I heard somewhere that Albertross's sleep while slip streaming,Ha Ha...


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Barramundi or schnapper if you please, you of course can keep the block,  the albatross is more than capable of sleeping on the wing but I have never as yet seen one chasing vehicles on the road,  perhaps ease off the sauce a tad, as for all that knowledge, hmmmm!!! strange I didnt think I was all that knowledgeble, I have met some extremely encyclopedic persons (male and female) whom I could listen to (and have) for many hours, sharing a drink is a most pleasurable affair with these people,  many and varied subjects are spoken of, I on the other hand keep my mind completley open and receptive to all incoming information, some I discard, a lot I keep, I do not hold myself up as a keeper of knowledge, I leave that to others, I know enough to get me through most prediciments, I do not close off and say I know it all, like some, I am open to all conversations even from fools because even they have a little gold to empart, I have travelled and worked around a bit of this great country (most states) and the most knowledgble people, I have found are out there doing that which I should have done, kept working my way around aus. but I didnt, so now I travel a lot and I talk a lot, others just talk a lot

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An Albatross???? These lines come to me re Albatross




It is an ancient mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
"By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

"The Bridegroom's doors are opened wide,
And I am next of kin;
The guests are met, the feast is set:
May'st hear the merry din."

He holds him with his skinny hand,
"There was a ship," quoth he.
"Hold off! unhand me, greybeard loon!"
Eftsoons his hand dropt he.

He holds him with his glittering eye -
The wedding-guest stood still,
And listens like a three years' child:
The Mariner hath his will.

The wedding-guest sat on a stone:
He cannot chose but hear;
And thus spake on that ancient man,
The bright-eyed mariner.

"The ship was cheered, the harbour cleared,
Merrily did we drop
Below the kirk, below the hill,
Below the lighthouse top.

The sun came up upon the left,
Out of the sea came he!
And he shone bright, and on the right
Went down into the sea.

Higher and higher every day,
Till over the mast at noon-"
The Wedding-guest here beat his breast,
For he heard the loud bassoon.

The bride hath paced into the hall,
Red as a rose is she;
Nodding their heads before her goes
The merry minstrelsy.

The Wedding-Guest he beat his breast.
Yet he cannot choose but hear:
And thus spake on that ancient man,
The bright-eyed Mariner.

"And now the Storm-blast came, and he
Was tyrannous and strong:
He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
And chased us south along.

With sloping masts and dipping prow,
As who pursued with yell and blow
Still treads the shadow of his foe
And forward bends his head,
The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
And southward aye we fled.

And now there came both mist and snow
And it grew wondrous cold:
And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
As green as emerald.

And through the drifts the snowy clifts
Did send a dismal sheen:
Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken -
The ice was all between.

The ice was here, the ice was there,
The ice was all around:
It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
Like noises in a swound!

At length did cross and Albatross,
Thorough the fog it came;
As if it had been a Christian soul,
We hailed it in God's name.

It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
The helmsman steered us through!

And a good south wind sprung up behind;
The albatross did follow,
And every day, for food or play,
Came to the mariner's hollo!

In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
It perched for vespers nine;
Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
Glimmered the white moonshine."

"God save thee, ancient Mariner:
From the fiends, that plague thee thus! -
Why look'st thou so?" - "With my cross-bow
I shot the Albatross."


 

"The Sun now rose upon the right:
Out of the sea came he,
Still hid in mist, and on the left
Went down into the sea.

And the good south wind still blew behind,
But no sweet bird did follow,
Not any day for food or play
Came to the mariner's hollo!

And I had done an hellish thing,
And it would work 'em woe:
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow.
'Ah wretch!' said they, 'the bird to slay,
That made the breeze to blow!'

Nor dim nor red, like God's own head,
The glorious Sun uprist:
Then all averred, I had killed the bird
That brought the fog and mist.
'Twas right', said they, 'such birds to slay,
That bring the fog and mist.'

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.



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Well that staunched discussion didn't it???
I know what I am... I'm a WOOF!!!! worn out old fart.... LOL...

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certainly fixed that little discussion weirdface

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