Wednesday, October 03, 2007

boats

My head is in a spin. Two things, not much more, but one would maybe expect this. Am a bit overwhelmed with thought processes. The one thing - it'll die down in a few days, I know this. Once I get my head around...it all.

It's not something I care or want to talk about, at least not here. It's even a bit trite. But let's talk about boats for a sec.

Boats aren't as efficient as, say trains. OK that's a bit thick and not the point. How some things can be too late, is the bottom line. Like how a boat leaves a harbour, and then that's it. Had the passenger bought a ticket in time, or even booked on Computicket, per se, maybe they would've caught the boat.

The lesson I suppose is to realise that boats do leave harbours from time to time. It's what they do. And the lesson is to never leave things too late in case it's the last boat of the week. I've already learnt this, so again this is not the point. I'm just talking boats here ok, don't analyse this.

I suppose it's comforting to know that some passengers always intended on getting on board, or in retrospect, regretted terribly not managing to board it. Or not checking the fucking departure schedule.

But then again, maybe the boat was just going to the wrong destination or maybe the person was meant to buy an Amtrack ticket instead. Maybe they're better Greyhound travelers. Get my drift? No. Probably not.

And really, don't even try or guess.

Nevermind. It's not important, especially now. It's not like this is an issue or anything. And well, I got shit to do. Like write my testicles off.

PS: Ovaries. I meant ovaries.

91 comments:

Analysttodeath said...

You could still buy the ticket and get there after the boat has left because you did not check the timetable

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks analyse. But I don't want to take a boat. If I did, I'd be sure to check the timetable though, thanks! :)

kyknoord said...

I once wrote my testicles off in a motorcycle accident.

Peas on Toast said...

Ouch Kyk. That's really the last thing you wanna write off on a bike. Yowzaouch!

Betenoir said...

I am confuseded. it is mysteruiuos anaology, I think. Hope all is okay. *hug*.

Vimbai said...

People and boats have a habit of leaving the harbour before we have made our minds whether to hop on them or not. (the boat, not the person...altho, that works too!)

This is just one of life's many annoying tutorials! As cliche as it sounds, you'll know better next time...

Peas on Toast said...

Bete - thanks babe, yah it's all ok. :)

Vimbai - thanks - yeah luckily I already do know the outcome and it's much better this way. I am happy and boats, well, they make people sea sick. ;)

Sweetass RSA said...

boats...trains...greyhound...you are one weird cookie sometimes peas...i'm so glad you got yourself a new job...really great news...you had me worried there for a bit...leave your ovaries alone...that sounds too eina to even contemplate! :-)

Peas on Toast said...

Sweetass - thanks dude, yeah it's super swell my new job, am loving it so far - I was a bit worried as well, but am thus far enjoying it!

SilverSabre said...

Hmm.

I am attempting not to analyse. I am failing dismally.

I am now going to hug you (*hug*)..It seems the right thing to do (actually thats just me taking any excuse to hug you ;) )

SS

Leigh Anne said...

Oh dear.

Hopefully this has nothing to do with "it's not the size of the boat, but the motion of the ocean"?

Mr 747 is er... *cough cough* UP to par, isn't he?

And if he's not, or if he's not behaving himself in any other way, I think it's time to remind him (in a friendly, non-threatening way) that if he doesn't look after our Peas, he has _us_ to deal with!

*hugs* Hope whatever it is works itself out real soon!

Peas on Toast said...

Sabre - thanks dude, it's all gonna be ok :)

Leigh-Anne - no nothing to do with Mr 747 at all promise! All good with 747, and this boat has nothing to do with him, promise. I'm very happy with the dude, and he's up to par. :) But thanks babe.

Champagne Heathen said...

Personally, I'd prefer my own private jet. You don't need to deal with the commoners & their habits of timetabling departure times.

Nessers said...

Did an ex suddenly realise he let you go by mistake and did not realise you had moved on and came back wanting to try again?

Peas on Toast said...

Champs - Yes, about time I got my own jet as well.

Nessers - Interesting. You do seem to live vicariously through Dick's blog and mine, so why even ask?

Nessers said...

hmmm - certainly did not mean to offend just finding myself in the same predicament at the moment and it is not cool when they do that. My apologies if I offended you

Peas on Toast said...

Nessers - shame well I hope it sorts itself out.

Mine isn't a predicament though. I'm not confused or wondering. I'm certain about where I stand and am certainly very happy with who I am with right now, so no looking back for me. But it's just interesting.

Good luck!

Leigh Anne said...

The penny she has drrrrropped.

In that case, dick and I are on the same boat.

It's a rough and stormy ride, but luckily (?!) I'm crying too much to be seasick!

Peas on Toast said...

Leigh-Anne - shame babe, what's going on?

(Hey I'm also neither confirming or denying any penny droppings here...I was just talking about boats remember! :)

So are you alright? What's happening?

Revolving Credit said...

Well boats and trains can be equally inefficient: Spoortnet or Portnet, same guys really.

Nice thing about boats though is that you don't need to know where you're going, just get on, sail about and see where the wind blows you. Trains and buses though kind go from A to B - bit boring!!

Once a boat has sailed it may return to harbour due to weather or tides or a myriad of circumstances where as a train may stop but rarely backs into the station.

Having a ticket for a voyage does not mean that you need to use it, also you can stowaway without a ticket.

I think the question is, how badly do you want to leave the shore??

PS. No-one ever took a slow train to China!

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - well put it this way, if I was a boat, I've left the shore long time already.

Slow train to China, good one dude. ;)

Nessers said...

Thanks - I can't wait to get to where you are in the process tho am loving the weightloss all this is causing *smile*

Leigh Anne said...

Ag, nothing exciting. Just slowly coming to the realization that I'm not always right, once in a while I am wrong.

No, that was not a typo. :)

Realizing that I made a relationship mistake and this time it's too big to undo it.

I'm trying hard not to think about it right now, though. I celebrate a year sober on Monday and don't want to say or do or think about anything that might jeopardize that...

Glad you're happy with your relationship - it's always encouraging to hear (read) about happiness!

Peas on Toast said...

Nessers - yeah, when I'm stressed I also tend to shed the kilos. Right now I'm pretty happy, so I'm eating all the pies.

Good luck whatever you choose, it's a shitty place to be in.

(At this I sigh with relief.)

Revolving Credit said...

If you were a boat, you would be full of seamen??

Peas on Toast said...

Leigh-Anne - shame doll, perhaps you and Nessers need to meet for coffee :)

I hope it comes right, and that you're not too sad. One still has to consider the person who missed the boat too - like you I suppose. Even though it is too late, that person is still feeling sad and shitty. And in that, I do feel bad for you/them.

And congrats a year sober. That's definitely an achievement! x

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - no, but clearly you'd be china!

Revolving Credit said...

Apparently, if you were a boat, people would be able to buy tickets to go for a ride.

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - well apparently I'm not a boat.

Whatever dude!

Revolving Credit said...

You know, it really all depends on how important the passanger is to the shipping line.

Boats have sailed back, plane have been delayed, flights have been charted, schedules have been changed.

It all depends on whether is exercise is worthwhile for the shipping/transport company.

SilverSabre said...

C:/extract_foot_from_mouth.exe
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Error: Application failed, foot too deeply embedded.

C:/

SheBee said...

dammit, i was so going to analyse this to death and then i got news - i found myself an agent in america to represent my book!!!!!!!


woooooooohoooooooooo!!!

(sorry, thought maybe some distraction would help you feel better)

dont ever look back, peas. if the boat has gone, let it be gone.

Peas on Toast said...

Congrats SheBee! That is awesome, let us know how it all goes!

Yip, this boat sailed a long time ago. :)

Revolving Credit said...

If the boat sailed such a long time ago, why have you got us all on the dock staring out to sea?

Ordinarylife said...

I'd rather be on the shore, ticket in hand than on a sinking boat. There are usually very good reasons why you are not on that boat.

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - just because it took me by surprise. And I had to process it somehow. It also made me angry a bit.

Peas on Toast said...

ordinarylife - yes, there are good, sound reasons why one is on this boat.

Also, the boat's gone. So why we all still talking about this? ;)

Revolving Credit said...

Peas, you're the Captain of your own ship and you get to decide where you want to sail.

You decide in the cargo is worth the fare, the risk, the rough seas and the rewards.

So when you sailing to the Seychelles??

Revolving Credit said...

I'm assuming that this person wanted a private charter and didn't just want to go on a pleasure cruise?

Peas on Toast said...

Seychelles, a better topic. Boats are so this morning's news. :)

I'm off on Saturday! It hasn't sunk in yet, have so much work to do before then, but am flying away on Saturday morgen. I presume it'll sink in once I am on the plane with a whole lot of French relatives...:)

Jam said...

You have 40 comments about BOATS? LOL! It's a brilliant distraction technique, talking about boats.
;-)

Revolving Credit said...

hahaha...after the boat discussion, you last comment re: the holiday made 2 references to 'sinking'??

Jam said...

Morning Rev, or is afternoon already?

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - I'll be taking at least one boat inter-island when I'm there...let's hope the bloody thing doesn't go and sink.

Peas on Toast said...

Jam - thanks for the coffee babe!

Revolving Credit said...

Hello Jammie my sweetie, you feeling better this week?

Jam said...

Pleasure Peas.
Rev - yes a lot, despite a hangover today!
Have tentatively begun blogging again....
here

Revolving Credit said...

Gee thanx, you just saved me a whole lot of stalking :)

R U and Peas competing to see who can use the most pink on their blog?

Jam said...

Template needs work.

Peas on Toast said...

Jam - I like the pink, no I love the pink!

I love what you've done to the place! :)

Revolving Credit said...

With all this pink about, maybe we should call you Strawberry Jam...

Strawberrys and cream...
Champagne..

oops, sorry what was I saying!

crayola dude said...

I went on a boat once. True story. It wasn't a terribly big boat. In fact, there were bits of the boat so small that the bits of me that came up in bits from inside me missed the boat completely and landed next to the boat. Then there were lots of fishes all of a sardine. Then I had ginger biscuits and didn't have to aim the bits of me coming up from inside me away from the boat anymore. It was a nice boat.



Analyse that, motherfucker. ;)

Anonymous said...

Peas. you are my truman in the Truman show. For the past 2 years my morning schedule is as follow: arrive at work (10 minutes to early, get my coffee, switch on my computer in anticipation.... what will peas have to say today. This is my first comment...fuck knows why. keep on doing what you are doing...and i will not try to analyse your post, although I aleady began before you stopped me.

Peas on Toast said...

Crayola dude - OK, you dig sardines and ginger biscuits?Could it actually just be that simple?
;)

Anon - why hello there! Thank you :)
Although being Truman is not always what's its cracked up to be, I heard he has a fleet of boats of his own too. :)

crayola dude said...

Actually it means I got seasick once and barfed into a shoal of mackerel. At least I think they were mackerel.

Actually, that's an outright fib. I haven't the foggiest what a mackerel actually looks like.

< discoverychannel

Ohhhhh....

< /discoverychannel


I'm sleepy.

Revolving Credit said...

Crayola puked when going fishing on a small boat.
And his mom packed ginger biscuits in his lunchbox to help him feel better!

crayola dude said...

My mother is a saint.

Not like Dorothy Mantooth whore.

Revolving Credit said...

OK, confused??

Who's Dorothy Mantooth whore??

Does she get seasick??

PS. I would watch the Discovery Channel, if only I could figure the fucking channel no's out???

crayola dude said...

Not like *that Dorothy Mantooth whore.

And if you use inline autocomplete on the HiDef PVR, you just type in the beginning of the channel name and it does the rest...

Well, not really. But it makes for a cool story.

Better than puking on a haddock, anyway.

Mackerel. Whatever.

Leigh Anne said...

*cough cough*

Kyk, pink is not a colour, it is a lifestyle choice.

Revolving Credit said...

I see DSTV has a new Anime channel on the way - do you think they'll some Anime Porn???

crayola dude said...

I have no idea.

I do however think that, if the spam in my inbox is in any way indicative of the majority of the population, there's plenty of fat women in the world married to men with tiny willies suffering from erectile disfunction.

Sort of gives you pause for thought, that.

Revolving Credit said...

Apparently all these people with erectile dysfunction need to buy fake Rolex watches to improve their self esteem!

Leigh Anne said...

Crayola dude, sadly enough, I can so relate to that.

:'(

crayola dude said...

You have a rolex then?

Lucky fish. Mine's a nandos spongebob digital. :(

Revolving Credit said...

Leight Anne: You can relate?

Shame, do you suffer from erectile dysfunction?

Do you want to buy a fake Rolex???

Revolving Credit said...

Dude, a SpongeBob Digital sounds like a sex toy!

Revolving Credit said...
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crayola dude said...

Sorry. I went to Sexpo on Friday night, I have a lot of weird shit on my mind. Pricasso not being the least of my worries.

Leigh Anne said...

*sighs patiently and puts on voice used for "special people"*

No Rev, I'm the fat girl who was married to someone with erectile dysfunction.

crayola dude said...

Really? Because I know a dude that's selling Cyalis for $1.99 and Viagra for 99c.

They emailed me this morning...

Revolving Credit said...

Leigh Annne, cool, do you wanna buy a fake Rolex???

crayola dude said...

Aaaaaaaand peas' post goes to the dogs.

Thank ye, thank ye, I'm here all week.

Revolving Credit said...

Crayola, so you went to the Sexpo, were they hading out any free samples??

Did you get a demo shag?

crayola dude said...

Yes. And the rash still won't go away. :(

Revolving Credit said...

Leigh Anne, for someone who is a self confessed recovering sex addict, being married to someone suffereing from pimple penis must be devastating??

About the fake Rolex....still interested???

Revolving Credit said...

Crayola, dud , you gave the demo lady at the expo a rash??

No ways!!

crayola dude said...

Yup, I'm incredibly classy like that.

Hell, give me a tophat & a monocle, I could be the monopoly guy.

Peas on Toast said...

Well I'm really glad we've moved on from boats.

:)

Revolving Credit said...

Peas, if we play monopoly, you can be the battleship!

crayola dude said...

Oh, yes, right.

Sorry.

Back to your mammaries. Ovaries. Thingies.

Your ovaries fell off the pier, you lost your baording ticket, adn something about a diesel tanker, if memory serves me correctly... That about right?

Peas on Toast said...

I've always shotgunned the car.
I never get Eloff Street without the car. Never!

Revolving Credit said...

I'll sell you Eloff Str for $200 and a box of Fish Fingers!

PS. You own me $15 for parking there!

If you write on your testicles or ovaries (somehow managed it inside??), does it count and grafitti , art or self mutilation?

crayola dude said...

In the case of some of the girls I've met in bars, it might count as defacing public property...

Revolving Credit said...

Crayola, you let strange women in dingy bars write on your testicles?

What happened to just writing your phone number on the inside of the toilet cubicle?

Leigh Anne said...

I think that only counts for gay guys.

So how do you know about that?

Anything you'd like to share with the group?

Revolving Credit said...

Leigh Anne, sorry, my mistake!

Crayola, you let strange gay men in dingy bars write on your testicles?

crayola dude said...
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crayola dude said...

Well, I don't want to get into too much of a detailed explanation, but it sort of boils down to the fact that in certain cubicles I'm basically famous.

What's that? You don't understand how my testicles, graffiti and cubicles could possibly make me the devastatingly handsome, basically famous man I am today? Just trust me, it does. And that's a fact. A scientific fact. I've got equations and pie charts scribbled on some serviettes to prove it. It's complicated, you wouldn't understand. Far too sciency.

Kev B said...

Hey Lori
Kev here. Hope you are well and congrats on the new position!! You know how us "compost mechanics" are when it comes to posting comments so I hope you get this?? Was checking out your news and came across your cupboard clean out.......saw the discovery of the Zim flag.....sure its from the old man's pub? If so, can I arrange to get it back from you? Kev

ThomG said...

Jebus, this makes perfect sense to me. I am in the same boat, so to speak.