Thursday, 19 July 2007

BURROW UPDATE

Obediently jumping through the hoop held up by Zola, the whipcracking Nude Ringmaster, the present state of play in the Burrow is as follows:

anticant is just about coping with a backload of paperwork chores which have piled up and are a drain on his limited energy. He has also been feeling even limper than usual following a mammoth shopping expedition at the weekend to replenish stores which were depleted while he was without a car. The new car is lovely, but hasn't been far afield yet as the weather is not conducive to joyriding even if anticant felt inclined, which he doesn't at the moment.

anticant is, however, cheered up by the unexpected re-emergence of an old and dear friend who has been too ill to contact anyone for the past 18 months, but is now picking up the threads. So there's always hope.

ben is frantically searching the further reaches of the internet for new jokes, but there seems to be a dearth at the moment. Maybe because it's the "silly season".

The beadle and wooffie have been sent off with a copious supply of brandy in search of summer. So far, they have reported back negative results.

Serious and lighthearted posting will be resumed as and when anticant feels capable of translating his multitudinous fleeting thoughts onto the keyboard. Meanwhile, he keeps up comments on other's blogs and has left recent footprints in Lapland, USA and elsewhere.

21 comments:

zola a social thing said...

Good on yer.
Getting back that good fettle we see.
Best wishes from the normally impish Zola who enjoys reading news from the Burrow.

anticant said...

You are always more than welcome in the Burrow, dear Zola - even by the Beadle!

The more "imp-like tittle-tattle" you regale us with, the better.

ben trovato said...

The Beadle has just emailed from an undisclosed destination: "No summer in sight yet. Send more brandy."

zola a social thing said...

Brandy makes im randy yer know!!
Take care of that Beadle tonight.

lavenderblue said...

Woffie is re-stocking, under the watchful eye of the Beadle and of course,Ben Trovato.
Anticant is very busy right now..........
and one hopes, very much that Wooffie is not getting in any way excited by the effects of brandy.....

ben trovato said...

Yes - and whisky makes 'em frisky and rum makes 'em numb [polite version].

Reminds me of the guy who sat in a dish of cocaine and became a dead-end kid.

trousers said...

Yes I see our anti is quite active at the moment in commenting on other people's blogs - and this, of course, is always good to see :)

Merkin said...

Exactly, trousers, keep up the good work is what i say.

Jose said...

Yes, I visit your Arena daily and see not much new emerges there, so I'll have to move back again to this site for news of you.

idle anticant said...

It's easier to comment on other peoples' rubbish than to dream up new rubbish of one's own!

I've just had an email from Brian [1loneranger] saying that his long silence has been due to his absence from home playing at summer music festivals, and a house move to a more rural, seaside location. He hopes to resume blogging soon, and meanwhile sends his best wishes to everyone.

zola a social thing said...

Decided to think hard and well before posting. ......
umm..... think, think .... umm
ouch..... think, think .... oeff.
Please release me........

Anna MR said...

As and when, Anticant - I have tagged you. Sorry.

x

Anonymous said...

I would have you know that Anticant was educated at a very good public school.

zola a social thing said...

Should a "tag" be a "tug"?

Emmett said...

THUS FAr no response to my scholarly enquiries of some days prior -- one suspects the 'copious supply of brandy':

SPEAKING Of which...do any of you sods recognise the forms /cunoden/ and /mort/, as set forth in the following plangent little comtemporary exercise, in south-central Minnesota dialectology?

http://oldunclecrow.wordpress.com/2007/07/16/quantification-in-a-minnesota-idiolect/

WHAT Did YOUR mums call the dried-up odd bits, I wonder?

grumpy aunt said...

Dear Anna mr, if you hop over into my arena you will see that I did this quiz the other day for pela68, and firmly announced that it was 'just this once'.

So - sorry to disappoint you, but it really was just that once. I'm getting somewhat bored with this Silly Season fashion for blog quizzes.

One random fact, however: when I was there it wasn't a public school and it wasn't very good. At least some of the goings-on weren't.....

anticant said...

But some of them were rather fun.

zola a social thing said...

WE suspect that Anna Mr is bringing out, slowly, the naughtiness of our normally upright Anticant.

lavenderblue said...

I blame Wooffie and the barrel.......

Anna MR said...

Dear, sweet Zola is right - at least about my intentions. I would love to bring out the naughtiness in you, lovely lovable Anticant. And at least you have given me one random fact...so I won't break my heart completely over the grumpiness it comes wrapped in.

x

anticant said...

I am not a NATURALLY grumpy person, Anna, but my decrepit state of health, and chronic feebleness, makes me unavoidably gloomy at times.

However, all my kind blogging friends give me lots of encouragement and entertainment. Thanks again to you all.