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Post by P on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:46 pm

Heres one which has been around for a while, something to do with sailing through life perhaps?

Full Speed Ahead.

Well. Here I am on the bridge of my ship,
And a fine vessel she is too.
Solid, reliable, robust, secure.
Years to build from origami plans.
Made from the roots of mountains
Smelted in Hera's imortal flame.
Strong from the labour of others.
A self contained environment.

Enclosed.

Opulant with every luxury,
Surrounded by every modern comfort.
Warm against the icy seas below.
Safe from the frosty blast outside.
Contained, secure, safe, complete.
Floodlit from within.
Insulated from the cold events of life.
Steered by white stars in a clear dark moonless sky.

"Hard a starboard" and off we go.
Full speed ahead,
To oportunities new.
A prosperous future.
Cutting through opposing waves far below.
Engines thumping.
Larger than life.
Running to a tight schedule.
In a hurry.
Efficient.
No time to enjoy the view.
No time to talk.
No time to relax.
No time to think.
No continuity.
No respect, no fear, no time.

What a ship!
What a name.
Reflecting my importance.
Untouchable, unstopable, indestructable, as I steam ahead through life.

What?
The name of my ship of life?

 

"TITANIC"




 

 

 

 

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:27 am

Titanic... it had everything going for it.. it was amazing!
And yet... it didn't make the grade... it wasn't able to withstand
elements of hard times... 

You just never know which ships will keep afloat.. they aren't always
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Re: Full Speed Ahead

Post by P on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:37 am

Perhaps its a warning for us all not to take anything for granted! Particularly mans arrogance against nature. Any messages?
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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:46 am

Messages.... less is sometimes more.  
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Re: Full Speed Ahead

Post by P on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:50 am

You know me! Never say no to a



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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:54 am

Things are going well and I learned something. smile2
Or maybe relearned it? 

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Re: Full Speed Ahead

Post by P on Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:19 am

Against the odds the unexpected intervenes. Perhaps life has lessons for us all, if we listen.


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Re: Full Speed Ahead

Post by Tater Salad on Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:05 am

This one just showed up in my "What's up in Yafooey" email this past week!

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Re: Full Speed Ahead

Post by P on Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:43 am

Better late than never, unlike our busses!


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Post by Tater Salad on Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:15 am

I'd rather a bus be late than early. When they get to a bus stop ahead of schedule, the local buses here in Philly don't bother waiting around. angry

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Post by P on Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:22 am

Looking at our schedules here ours would have to travel faster than the speed of light to be early. Engage slipstream. Ahead, warp factor 8!



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Post by Tater Salad on Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:26 am

Our buses almost always run late, unless you are just on time. Then, there is a good chance you missed the bus.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:34 am

Tater Salad wrote:This one just showed up in my "What's up in Yafooey" email this past week!

Yes, I tried to figure out why that notice had this post in it since nothing was newly posted. lol
Evidently it did some good because here we are. smile2
And... we know the daily update is at least working! lol

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Post by P on Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:15 am

Tater Salad wrote:I'd rather a bus be late than early. When they get to a bus stop ahead of schedule, the local buses here in Philly don't bother waiting around. angry

The system here allows geriatrics like me to travel free (if we can remember where we're going) after 9:30am. No problem, I'm never up that early (holidays excepted!). Then we have the rest of the day to figure out where we live, and how to get home.



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Post by Tater Salad on Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:48 am

Heck, you can travel free even if you don't remember where you're going, and that might just make even more interesting!

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Post by Tater Salad on Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:51 am

"Yes, I tried to figure out why that notice had this post in it since nothing was newly posted. lol
Evidently it did some good because here we are. smile2
And... we know the daily update is at least working! lol"

Well Breezey, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who got the belated message; that way, at least if I'm in the twilight zone, I won't be alone there!

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Post by P on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:57 am

Some of our more adventurous pensioners go on buss pass holidays all around the country. Now this does require a lot of planning as free travel in only on the short hop public service busses, and only in England. It isn't the quickest or most comfortable way, but is the cheapest (I much prefer an air conditioned luxury coach myself). If its a double decker root you get superb views by going upstairs, and they do travel the more rural scenic roots.

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Post by Tater Salad on Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:47 am

They don't have A/C on the local buses there? They do here, although I can't say it always works well...

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Post by P on Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:20 am

Our service busses are very basic, run by a multitude of local companies. The seats are built to last and hardly comfortable. Few have seat belts but they rarely do more than 40mph anyway. When they are cleaned they seem to use a shovel. Some are equipped with ramps for the disabled, but others have steps. So if you're in a wheelchair you never know if you're going to be able to get on or not. They don't have a/c but do have heaters (two candle power). Some small sections of window open, but you're risking your life from the other passengers if you dare to try to open one. There's no provision for cases so we have to stand in the wheelchair space if we're going in to catch our holiday coach.

Fortunately they're much better since smoking was banned, at least you dont need to change you're cloths when you get off, just as long as you remember to tuck your trousers into your socks (I exaggerate, but you get the picture).


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The long distance coatches are much more comfortable. It's mainly inter city National Express, but we also have Meggabus as well as the inter airport specialist carriers.
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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:45 am

Our buses in Philly are so easy to use, even a 4 year old can figure it out!

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Post by P on Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:28 am

Gosh! Aren't your buses big inside! Must be a long walk just to get on.


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Post by Tater Salad on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:07 am

Well, that is a full size city bus, not a mini-bus or shuttle bus, and Philly is one of the biggest cities in the US. Also, it may look a little larger just because one of the only 2 passengers visible is 4 years old...

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Post by P on Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:42 am

Perhaps our buses are built for four year olds? Sometimes it seems like it's full of them, even if they do all have grey hair and zimmer frames!



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Post by Tater Salad on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:56 am

Keep in mind that the photo is taken with a wide angle lens, which makes the bus look wider than it is. I can't tell you how many times I've been whacked by backpacks, pocketbooks and the like while sitting in an aisle seat.

I know what you mean, though; sometimes it seems like the 4 year olds have better manners and are more well behaved than some of the adults!

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:22 am

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This is what our city buses are like now. I don't like them.

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