Sunday, 7 September 2008

THIS RAIN IS DOING MY HEAD IN

The Summer has gone.

Strange that

I can't recall it ever arriving.

Anyway - what's with this constant bleedin' rain? Is this the global warming effect?

Yesterday - me and kid Pineapple played a game of tennis in torrential rain. It never let up the whole time. Every time I served - the rain poured into my eyes and the ball skidded along the ground as if on ice.

It was quite a laugh really, and I appreciate that we did look like a pair of lunatics. One old bloke (me) and a young bloke (kid P) running around in deep puddles chopping at a sodden ball.

But By Gawd - we are British after all - and a few torrential downpours wont defeat us.

The little monkey beat me.

Still - there are folks suffering floods - and a few drops of rain at tennis is nothing in comparison.

16 comments:

Mr Pineapples said...

We take our hats off to you Mr P.

We would never have lost the Empire with that kind of spirit.

Ms. Moon said...

What? You lost that Empire? How did that happen?

BBC said...

Our summer pretty much sucked this year. Until now, having some beautiful weather now. My camping trip tomorrow should be great.

Mr Pineapples said...

Ms Moon

Yup - one minute it was there (the Empire) and the next....gone..

Just like that

We (the British) sat down, discussed it (like the gents we are) and decided to lose it....

Sheer humanity on our part.

Good spot though

P nearly slipped up there (like on the tennis court)

Mr Pineapples said...

bbc

P can see that you are a chap of deep irony.

Your summer sucked this year?

What?

You mean that you didnt get 100% sunshine? Only 75% perhaps.

Good Gawd

We had rain for the WHOLE of the summer - apart from last Saturday.

And now you're having some beautiful weather.

So cruel....

Hope you have a good holiday though.

MJ said...

Try living on the west coast of Canada where it rains days, no, weeks at a time.

Mr Pineapples said...

mj

Wow

Is that an invitation?

I would love to come over to Canada to be with you...rain or shine

I am packing my bags right away

Vodka Mom said...

Look at me- I'm cryin' a river for you....


:-)

PATRICK said...

Dear Mr Pineapples,
Please enter
HELL!!


I, PATRICK, AM THE HOLY ONE OF GOD.

PATRICK said...

Are the LAMBS CALLING, Mr Pineapples?

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I, PATRICK, AN A GIFT TO ALL PEOPLE.

Mr Pineapples said...

Hey it's me auld mate Patrick

How ya diddlin' doddler?

Listen

Can you explain that line:

"I Patrick an a git to the people"...

What is "an a git"?

Anyway

I have asked to borrow a fiver off you and with you being an git to the people - P was hoping the fiver would arrive.

Where is it?

Law Minx said...

We've had so much rain down here I am beginning to grow webbed feet.......

Anonymous Boxer said...

MJ is correct, I think the Pacfic Northwest has the exact weather England has... except for the accent.

Our summer came and went... poof!

Swiss Tony said...

Who are you calling a poof?

Mr P? Surely not

Swizz

electro-kevin said...

And still our water bills go up !

I'm going to invest in five large butts and rig them into my water system - you watch ... next year will be glorious weather.

Ron Knee said...

Oh, I could have savoured that moment. And theres me, at No.2, Monks Leys Terrace, Lincoln. Where do you live, you feckin' gobshite?