Zsofi...on the left
In this blogposting…
* Kev
* Zsofi
* Peter’s Awful Truths
* Some Places To Visit - And Avoid
* Cats…
* Total Eclipse of the Heart
Tread softly…

Wholehearted and VERY LOUD congratulations from all of us to Kev, who has just got promotion to a new job in South Tyneside College. 

The man’s a genius.  Well done, Kev.

Many of you will remember the wonderful Zsofi (‘Sophie’) who often made us our coffees on the countless occasions when we’ve held our AGMs at Pret a Manger in Newcastle.  In posting 273 I marked her temporary departure for Ghana, where she was determined to do her bit to make the world a better place.

I’m really pleased to say that Zsofi has been in touch with me recently via email.  Not only has she sent us all her love and best regards - she has also sent me some pictures. 

I am in awe of this young lady, who, despite her comparative youth, has already uprooted and re-planted herself twice (from Hungary to England, and from there to Ghana) - and with great success and (I hope) great enjoyment.

In blogposting 292, I featured a luscious compendium of Awful Truths - those inconvenient but incontestable Facts of Life that make the human condition both frustrating and puzzling.  They were sent to me by the wonderful Peter, of South Shields - who has been contributing to my emotional and intellectual welfare since Nightshift days.

Well, I’m glad to say that Peter isn’t the sort of man who knows when enough is enough; he has sent me some more.  They are just as ‘awfully true’ - and just as funny - as his first list and deserve their own slot in the blog.


* Never accept a drink from a urologist.
* When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.
* If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead.
* When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse.
* Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.
* Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
* People are always available for work in the past tense.
* The first myth of management is that it exists.
* Variables won’t and constants aren’t.
* For every action there is an equal and opposite government programme.

Splendid; thankyou Peter.

If anyone would like to add to the store of truckshunter wisdom, get in touch.

Here’s another eye-catching internet viral sent to me by Eric and Jean.  Keep them coming!

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.  Apparently, you can't go alone.  You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I've also never been in Cognito.  I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane.  They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there.  I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt.  That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense!  It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart!
At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!  

There’s something eerily unsettling - as well as uproariously funny - about the photos on catsthatlooklikehitler.com.

Judge for yourself…
This last one HAS to be a reincarnation of the man himself...

Thanks to an old friend of mine for drawing my attention to one of the internet’s more uplifting websites.

The same old friend - who, on reflection, ought to get out more - has also sent me this ingenious graphic, which is the closest I’ve ever seen anyone get do drawing a diagram of a song.

Try it out.  It really works.

(If it's a bit too small for you to read on the blog, you can download it to your computer and look at it full-screen.)

If you can think of any other songs that would lend themselves to this unique, diagrammatic treatment, I want to hear from you.

Post comments on this blog or email me:  truckshunters@googlemail.com


Serge Guinet said...

Bon commentaire.
Belles photos.

on a retrouvé le chat de Hilter!
bisous xxx

Hildie said...

Hi Serge ....
tu pense que les chats sont colores avec un stylo feutre??
Je pense que oui!
J'imagine que tu serez impatient de ton visiteur le jeudi, n'est ce pas? :-) Amuser-vous bien!
Prenez du bon temps!
Serge .... devinez quoi?! Aujourd'hui,nous avons vu Zsofi!!!!

Hi Kev ....
well done you! Congratulations on your new job. I do miss you leaving comments on the blog, you know! I amused myself for an hour or so, yesterday, just looking back at TIMES PAST on the blog ..... you featured very highly ......
Keep in touch!

Serge Guinet said...

hi hildie,
peut être que c'est truqué en effet,mais c'est bien fait.
je suis au courant pour Zsofi stuart ma dit.
oui je suis très content pour jeudi,bisous hildie a bientôt!

Kev said...

No sooner the word than the deed.
Thanks for the congrats. Ian has been, shall we say, slightly over the top.
I've a lot more admin work to do now, most of which was not contained in the job description. It is covered by that well known get-ou clause - 'the above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive'.
A mathematician's joke: There are 10 types of people in this world - those who understand binary and those who don't.
If you don't get it, lesons are available at a reduced rate for truckshunters!
Take care everyone