Tag Archives: cafe

Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Pad Britt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, of course, with self-isolation, I’ve not been out cafe-ing for some time now; I do miss it. But here are some snatches from those days which were … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, arts, brain, cafe, celebrities, composition, conversation, cool, creation, drama, Dulltown, existentialism, expletives, fashion, Hull.UK., humour, information, misheard, overheard, people, poetry, puzzle, serendipity, smiling, style, surrealism, swearing, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to lie down on the floor, close your eyes, take long slow deep breaths, calm your mind, fill your imagination with levitating perfect spheres of white light, feel the whole planet rotate under … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, academia, arts, brain, cafe, composition, conversation, cool, creation, drama, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, food, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, instruction, mind, misheard, observations, overheard, people, poetry, puzzle, serendipity, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The bike turned upside down…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the bottom of an old  squashed euphonium case by the refuse bins at the back of the Royal Albert Hall. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Synthetic…’ ‘Pardon?’ ‘Synthetic.’ ‘Well, I … Continue reading

Posted in brain, cafe, conversation, creation, drama, existentialism, history, humour, information, learning, puzzle, religion, science, smiling, thinking, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some song lyrics misheard over the café hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the RMS Titanic. Very elegant, but a bit heavy, and a very disappointing pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You-oo, so long – leaf break away, evening ideas…’ ‘Tell me dust … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, academia, brain, cafe, composition, cool, creation, drama, dreaming, Hull.UK., humour, information, music, poetry, puzzle, serendipity, sex, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mayonnaise on the long table…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Jommy Lee Tones. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I wandered into the café late yesterday afternoon (I go there late at this time of the year in the hope of avoiding all those miserable, … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, art, brain, cafe, celebrities, conversation, cool, Dulltown, finance, food, Hull.UK., humour, information, money, poetry, science, serendipity, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one hanging about outside the church, insisting on being included in all the wedding photos. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Girl, can you tell me why I’m round?’ ‘I found an empty heartache dhow.’ ‘You hardly … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, brain, cafe, composition, cool, existentialism, giraffe, Hull.UK., humour, misheard, music, poetry, puzzle, serendipity, sex, smiling, style, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The lino print idea continued…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s novel expletive is, Sleeping Cripe! ‘Cripe’ being an obvious euphemism for ‘Christ’. Note: For some reason ‘God’ seems to be a milder and more acceptable expletive than ‘Christ’ – me, I think it’s to do … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, art, brain, cafe, composition, creation, design, drawing, fine art prints, humour, information, learning, lino printing, prints, seeing, surrealism, thinking, Uncategorized, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one trying on some plaid waistcoats in a posh shop on Savile Row. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Did you get stung Joan? Was it bomb cream?’ ‘Put it in a gritty cabinet. Yeah, just do … Continue reading

Posted in abstract, animals, brain, cafe, composition, conversation, cool, drama, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, Hull.UK., humour, information, misheard, observations, overheard, poetry, puzzle, serendipity, sex, style, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It wants our energy, our personal energy!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one sitting alone in the middle of the cafe sipping at a grande cappuccino, but randomly and simultaneously snatching bits of cake and panino from other people’s plates at surrounding tables. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

Posted in animals, brain, conversation, cool, expletives, food, humour, information, jobs, mind, seeing, swearing, sweating, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one having an animated political argument with the elephant in the room. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 401. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was honing all my chisels and plane … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, architecture, brain, cafe, conversation, cool, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, music, observations, people, serendipity, spam, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: optical orange, sucking sienna, bamboo blue, groaning green, ridiculous red, and the odd colour of the curtains at number twenty-three down the road. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 391. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in adjectives, brain, colours, conversation, Dulltown, existentialism, Film, Hull.UK., humour, observations, overheard, serendipity, style, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It was an idea about a cloud…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word jutting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, it was the other afternoon, I was sitting on a bus going home when I noticed that the sky was pretty empty … Continue reading

Posted in art, brain, cafe, composition, creation, design, drawing, dreaming, Dulltown, existentialism, food, humour, information, observations, photography, science, surrealism, thinking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: today’s carefully selected adjectives are: blackened, ultrabasic, mawkish, dancette, cadastral, lupine, entozoic, and rum. (Yes, ‘rum’ can be an adjective.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You just make me wanna heal…’ ‘Under ma skin, I’m galloping new!…’ ‘Girl, girl, oh, … Continue reading

Posted in adjectives, brain, cafe, cool, creation, existentialism, humour, misheard, music, observations, poetry, serendipity, sex, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food item and insult is flan-bastard. (F) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Give me your lemon – me nothing left…’ ‘Long song and something in me eye-e-eye…’ ‘You say I’m combing at the moon girl – whoo whoo.’ … Continue reading

Posted in cool, creation, dreaming, existentialism, food, humour, information, misheard, music, poetry, serendipity, sex, style, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Yes, yes, it’s all about money!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1940 short story Solus Rex: On the day of the outing the weather was cold and restless, a nacreous sky skimmed overhead, the sallow bushes curtseyed in the ravines, the … Continue reading

Posted in art, brain, cafe, colours, composition, cool, creation, drawing, humour, money, serendipity, surrealism, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dave and his abbreviations…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me with a barrow load of rubble sharing a joke with Howard Carter in Egypt in 1922. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Dave…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Is that the little notebook … Continue reading

Posted in archeology, art, cafe, celebrities, conversation, creation, humour, information, serendipity, surrealism, words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Hey! Excuse me! I’m trying to write something here!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word pommel. (P) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Isn’t it funny how the loudest people in the cafe are always the ones having the most boring conversations? These folk generally … Continue reading

Posted in brain, cafe, conversation, drama, existentialism, humour, jobs, overheard, people, surrealism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot if the one of me on a 1954 BSA M21 motorcycle with James Dean sitting reading a newspaper in the sidecar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Call out the cod comin’ babe!’ ‘Loud … Continue reading

Posted in brain, cafe, celebrities, conversation, cool, drama, existentialism, history, Hull.UK., humour, information, misheard, music, photography, poetry, serendipity, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word molybdenum. (M) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I couldn’t go an onion, whoo whoo…’ ‘I’m leaning on a branch, on a branch…’ ‘Ah-e-ah, ah-e-ah, she comin’, move!’ ‘Rubber grass, … Continue reading

Posted in brain, cafe, cool, existentialism, humour, information, misheard, music, poetry, serendipity, sex, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Some snatches of song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the spelling of the word yacht. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Maybe I’m the one slayed?’ ‘It’s tweezer time, whoa whoa…’ ‘Oh, oh, oh… oh, oh, no…’ ‘Why I, why I… I mean little … Continue reading

Posted in brain, cafe, cool, dreaming, existentialism, mind, misheard, music, overheard, poetry, serendipity, style, surrealism, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment