... Silly also has a line of picture/comic books titled Puties, which is about Silly and his friends going on a world trip with their Putie companions, but encounter evil forces along the way. I retired the series a few years ago after around 18 books but I never got around to making any more. Shame because it ended in a cliffhanger too. Silly and his mates were surrounded by a horde of horrendous dark Puties, who have already killed Silly's brother Chilli, one-time bad guy Rotty, and their respective Putie companions. Silly was also kidnapped, and seduced by a naked lemon-like Putie, and in the meantime, Silly's wife Minnie gave birth to (for reasons unknown) a demonic Putie. It was suggested that she's zoophilic...
That sounds really great! You should try to get the books published. We could do with a celebrity member!
What are you waiting for then? People have said for years, that I should write books. I say "what about?" "My life???" How boring! About 2 weeks after my Daddy died (3 years ago on the 19th) I began to write 'Memories of my Father' which is about 10xA4 pages long. My mother and a couple of other relatives as well as my eldest sister have copies. It was a thing that helped me to heal. I have just re-read it now and tears sprang to my eyes but I laughed while reading it as well. Norman... it is obvious you have had a fascination with buses all your life... now trams have entered the realm of fascination for you, also!
What did I do to waste time in my younger years? I wrote timetables for a series of bus routes I made and followed with my bike, closely sticking to that schedule.
I also studied Metromaps and timetables before all that.
So yeah, my life has been such an embarassment
Embarassment ?? Well , just like doing a Resume for a job , it can depend on the spin you put on it
Timetabling involves mathematics and logistics : * how many buses are required to provide a 30 minute headway on a specific route ? * what possible delays must be factored into the schedule ( railway level crossings , traffic lights with lonnnnnnnnnng sequences , etc ) * checking the route to observe these factors
Timetables are used by historians to indicate social history and , sometimes , fix dates events occurred : * when factories started working around the clock for war-related production , public transport timetables reflected this change to shift times * as areas became more urban , transports schedules reflected this
Call an interest in maps "cartographic study"
They might sound "geeky" to others , but your interests when younger are actually used by those involved in town planning , logistics and historical research -- nothing to be embarrassed about !!
And even though these things were done for fun , they involve thought and planning techniques which have probably helped build your knowledge base for other things , including getting into uni
Oh , and you have probably guessed , I had / have similar interests , so have come to learn how to put a good spin on them to avoid the reaction which causes
Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the South Australian market:
"Golden Grove Barbie" This princess Barbie is sold only at the Village . She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a designer kitchen. Available with or without tummy tuck and face-lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.
"Mawson Lakes Barbie" The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Mazda MPS and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.
"Para Hills Barbie " This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife, a F100 with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) ...unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.
"Burnside Barbie" This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own cappucino cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.
"Port Adelaide Barbie" This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a Power t-shirt and dragon tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of VB and a Jimmy Barnes CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her XF falcon ,different colour panels optional, separately and get a Jim Beam bumper sticker absolutely free. ( this model also available in limited edition for Elizabeth, Hackham and Murray Bridge.)
"Unley Barbie" This collagen injected, rhino plastic Barbie wears a leopard print outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining friends. Xenical prescription available as well as warehouse conversion condo.
" Marion Barbie" This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Butler Barbie's house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.
"Semaphore Barbie" This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Point Breeze Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.
"Salisbury Barbie" This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a Centrelink life member form and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Commodore were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant and a 10% off sale at Supercheap.
"Port Lincoln Barbie" She's perfect in every way. We don't know where Ken is because he's always out fishing.
"Mars Bar Barbie/Ken" This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on body parts.
Paula, the key word is "lived". I'm not going to say if I live here or not, you can find that out another way, but I know Marion very well as it is now. I hope you're not confusing Marion with Oaklands Park, where Marion Shopping Centre is.
Or even Clovelly Park or Mitchell Park
And APHS is pretty much full of wierdos and emos, I recently went there because a friend was going to attend the school there.
Mitchell Park is now a very desirable address . .if offered one of the new homes there I would take it in a blink . . near to everything . .bogans moved on (mostly) . . it's near the cop shop (safe) . . Marion (handy) . . FMC (hospital). . 10 mins from Brighton and Glenelg Cafe strips (YUMMY!!) . . what are you thinking??? .
I will be out of the country for the first 12 days of BB . how clever am I ! Smart enough to leave the 'dead-heads' behind