Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Joy of Shirk

Been off the grid for a bit dear readers. This is for two reasons. Mostly I have been working like a Sherpa. Secondly the Catering wing and bathroom facilities of Chez-Chap are now being re-built to my exacting specifications, and this has eaten up a lot of run-time.
To keep myself sane have had the odd afternoon off playing with my pet Sopwith Camel and am slowly getting the hang of this 'staying up on rising currents of air' lark.

However, with my nose this close to the grind stone, I have had little time to reflect upon my environment - in the same way a fireman chooses not to reflect on the beauty of the conflagration before him - or a sea captain chooses not to dissolve into a brown study to contemplate the wonders of the deeps before him.

I have been considering the taxonomy of my female acquaintances. Mainly for amusement (and their good), but chiefly following a conversation with The Scot - whom I know to be a reader. (You know who you are my dear...how is Morocco?)
These dryadic delights exist in many forms and I believe they bear classification. The nature of which I have not had time to give more than sufficient consideration to bear out a few basic categories. I feel there may be telling amusement therein - so if / when I get around to it - watch this space.
But to my female readership - ask yourself this - how would you choose to stir paint? Your answer will give me a clue to the appropriate taxonomy.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Eh whatwhat?

Nicodemus said...

I would have thought that the question bears little by way of further elucidation:
You have a tin of paint - how would you choose to stir it?
Lolly stick? Old spoon?
What would you do with the implement?

Anonymous said...

doh

easy - with a special stick, an old bit of wood for preference, to be stored in the shed.

Kate said...

I was confused by what exactly the 'how' might consist of. Clockwise? Anti-clockwise? While standing up?

I personally prefer to stir my paint using a bamboo cane of the gardening variety. Failing that, a wooden barbecue-kebab stick will do.

Nicodemus said...

My anonymong hit the nail on the head. A bit of wood, which is stored in the shed for such this purpose.

Along with power tools you do not need, seed trays and cooking sherry.

Anonymous said...

Dahling .. u may use sticks & wood & such like but I would use a Pole - hard working & very very cheap ....
Marjorie x

Nicodemus said...

Thank you 'Marjorie'. The Joy of stirring of paint is the fact you get to keep the bit of wood, and show it off to your mates.

Anonymous said...

but dahling ..sometimes when I'm a very good gal ..I get to keep the Pole ...just alittle while ...

Marjorie xx

Nicodemus said...

Now Marjorie, surely you learned this when at St. Custards - it doesn't do to do the crew..?
As soon as they think they are in with Gweilo, they cut the tea with iron filings and water down the gin. And where would that leave us?
Tinny Tea and a Malaria cure without the fortitude!