Category Archives: Grumpiness

A short scene in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather, will feature early morning tree leaf rustling jets from the west, a bright orange ball in the sky at dawn, all the birds looking puzzled and chirping in unison, and a sense of foreboding … Continue reading

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Smooth the metal end down to the true shape….

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the Australian Prowfish, the Mahi-mahi, the Halfmoon, the Oldwife,  the Sand Stargazer, and the Vermillion Snapper. If you had to choose one of these fish to stand in as best man … Continue reading

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Wetness with blocks, from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only two days to go!): Today’s instruction is to address everyone you meet, without exception, with the words, ‘Hello dreamboat!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, I don’t know about this one!’ ‘What is it that you don’t know … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just three days left!): Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ribald, amitotic, penthemimeral, spoffish, Zaporogian, nullifidian, and bamboozled. (Click?) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 435. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was having a problem … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one trying out sofas and settees in a posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 431. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was looking for something suitable to put on … Continue reading

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Yes, there was something in the night…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read a few weeks ago, marking in pencil my favourite bits of Nabby’s writing. Martha, on her husband: With her whole being she … Continue reading

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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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