Sunday, 24 October 2010
A Practical Guide to Some of Life's Top things - number 8 in a series of 10.
Hi, Sunday again and ……..
Hang on, just a sec, hold your horses – do you think , before you start that we could go over a few things?
Just in case anyone is lost?
So....... here on bitsnbobs, every Sunday, you offer a special post........ which is a sort-of –digest of the previous seven posts, called the Digestive, which at the moment is in the middle of a special series of supplements (that aren’t)and which offer ideas about a possible top ten things to do in a lifetime written as a dialogue between you and me, based on a challenge laid down by Mary on the 4th of September, and which also have a quotation from someone whose name you always pretend to forget, except issue 4 when you quoted you, AND which will feature as one of the questions in an the great end of year quiz at the…….end of the year?
Sure – except you forgot to point out that there is also a motif where I repeat you, or you repeat me.
Oh yes! And so far we have forgotten: that guy who played a barman in a film, the American writer whose name began with V, the TV guy who had something to do with insects, John the singer and surprise guy, the German guy who might have been an artist and turned out not to be the source of the quote that you quoted, and the actor in the film with the dancing bag?
You got it!
So, I have one question.
Who am I?
Who are you?
Who am I?
Well, you’re the guy who keeps asking these questions every Sunday.
I know, but who am I: your alter ego, a figment of your imagination, a dissociative identity disorder?
Does it matter?
Does it matter!!?
Does it matter?
Yes! It matters to me!
Ok, let’s say you’re a matter-baby.
What’s a matter-baby?
Nothing; but thanks for asking!!.......... And welcome to A Practical Guide to Some of Life’s Top Things - an occasional series/supplement/special issue, NUMBER EIGHT of ten!
Blimey, that means it’s almost done.
Yep, the home straight – I can’t believe it either.
You said at the beginning that you had no idea what you were going to do with the ten, do you now?
More or less.
More or less?
More or less, I know the topic – I just don’t know how it’s going to come out on paper.
Well, you can print them, bind them and give them as a present to a loved one.
So...... number eight?
Do you know what happens when a Dolphin from the Pacific Ocean meets a Dolphin from the Atlantic Ocean?
Ah, I know who you are going to quote!
How!!! I’m a dissociative identity disorder – that’s how!
Ok, who is it?
I can’t remember their name.
YOU can’t remember their name?
That’s what I said, but it was that guy who smashed up the fountains in San Francisco.
Er, a hundred years ago?
You don’t know?
Well, about a 100 years ago.
What did he say?
“There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness.”