buckle me swashes

might well have been mentioned afore
All invited to drinks in the Sidewinder after work on Friday, traditional, it will be PeteC’s birthday (bowls playing Richard Briers lookie alike in the web team) and Huw is leaving and Jen leaving too (awww!), Epic will sadly be completely devoid of it’s quota of Canadians.
Like Ravens at the Tower? i ‘spect the building will fall down

i was 42 yesterday ‘Life the universe and everything’, cakes all round tomorrow.
that would also be my double 21st birthday!
…..just an excuse to waffle about what i was doing 21 years ago
from an old email

…..the Sydney Swans were an aussie rules footie team, aussie rules was only really ever played around a wallow in the mud of Melbourne, but the Swans were set up amidst much Razzamatazz to bring the game to Sydney

I was employed as one of the half time entertainers, dressed as Zorro, I got to prance around the pitch in front of 40 000 people at the Syney Cricket Ground
twirl of cape, swish of sword. what a delightful hoopla!
30 bucks, free scoff, as much beer as you could drink …and you got to watch the game
the only problem being that everybody fancied Queen Cleopatra, my friends Darth Vader and Dracula nearly came to blows over her!

I became a regular, my defining roles were:
once as a furry penguin, I had to waddle race against Joe Bugner, up and down the pitch, both of us pushing giant inflatable balls.
Joe Bugner, a british (brutish?!) boxer from the 70’s had once fought Mohammed Ali for the heavyweight crown of the world.
having emigrated to Australia he’d obviously fallen on hard times.
I took an early lead, but then recklessly decided to ham it up… just a teensy bit, jumping up and down, flapping my wings and waggling my tail feathers at Mr Bugner.
‘It’s a Knockout!’ no, not from a punch, but i tripped, sprawled on the grass and Joe rolled his inflatable ball straight over the top of me!

oh and the other one was when i had to dress up as a mad axeman executioner, we had to dance with the Sydney swannettes, the cheerleaders to the Rocky Horror picture show song

all together now:

It’s just a jump to the left.
And then a step to the right.

With your hands on your hips.

You bring your knees in tight.
But it’s the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane.
Let’s do the time-warp again.
Let’s do the time-warp again.

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