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#21 Simon

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:52 PM

Simon, you 'wear' your modesty well :kid_devlish:
The Malaysian t-shirt should have been a bit of a give away ;)

What a charmed life you've experienced.


Funny part was I thought I had pulled the Guadeloupe shirt out!!! Doh!!

I collect the shirts I have a few classics, I'm hoping to bring out at Portsmouth and Bristol

Oh and BTW apparently we are all wearing "1980's era cloths for both events, so any Yanks reading just bring period cloths only.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:10 PM

While in the Kite Shop booth at Treasure Island a lady came to the booth and said "I'd like to buy that large scuba man" ( she was talking about Larger Than Life's huge scuba guy)

My answer "I'm sure Dennis would sell it to you for about $4500.00 if you ask him"

Her answer " I thought it was about $30.00"

My answer ... laughed so hard I couldn't answer...
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:03 PM

'Does your husband fly kites as well?'

Not sure what he was inferring ??? :confused!:

I wouldn't worry about it - he was just asking you if I fly as`well I expect.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:21 PM

I wouldn't worry about it - he was just asking you if I fly as`well I expect.

I thought you were Jonesey's better half not the other way around :lol:
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:06 AM

Oh yes, that's true. I was confused by the time difference, but I knew he was family in some way
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:24 AM

ditto (now) + lack of sleep :lol: :dizzy:


I am sure the memory loss and confusion comes from Sailors side of the family ... ;)

Had a useful comment in reverse last night ..... I was flying at my 'alternative' field for breeze in the North days... which is fairly enclosed by trees in most other directions.... I had just enjoyed the maiden flight of my Supersonic Vented.. slightly under range but 'proof of concept' enough for me! ...when a couple came and started setting up a large flexifoil of some description (sorry first kite I ever bought was a Rev ... in February ...so my general kite knowedge is sparse) .... and was obviously planning on teaching his wife how to fly it .... I hooked up my vented B and proceeded to move up-field a little out of their way, as I passed them I asked if they wanted a hand launching or anything ..... He said ....

"No thanks these things are so much easier to handle and fly then that thing (pointing at my 'B') "

With that he launched ... and flew at full pace horizontally into a tree !! ...

An hour later when I left he still had 2 young lads up the tree, his wife laughing at him and a long night ahead.... I politely said goodnight and headed home trying not to look smug or amused ... after all that will probably be me tomorrow!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:06 AM

"No thanks these things are so much easier to handle and fly then that thing (pointing at my 'B') "

With that he launched ... and flew at full pace horizontally into a tree !! ...


LOL - that's the best! I learnt some time back not to say something is easy (even if it is) for that very same reason, you're setting yourself up for failure!

Keep em coming folks - this is fun!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:06 AM

Jonesey that is pure class :lol:
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:11 AM

I collect the shirts I have a few classics, I'm hoping to bring out at Portsmouth and Bristol

Oh and BTW apparently we are all wearing "1980's era cloths for both events, so any Yanks reading just bring period cloths only.

Simon, wearing 1980s clothing cos of the 20th anniversary seems like a logical idea.. not that hard to find when it's in fashion ATM :lol:
Are you going for the neon look ? :kid_smartass:

Maybe I should wear my "funsize" silk Cheongsam instead (celebrations sake) :wub:
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:28 AM

Oh and BTW apparently we are all wearing "1980's era cloths for both events, so any Yanks reading just bring period cloths only.


That's great - so I'm not the only one too mean to buy new stuff then? :kid_devlish:
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:34 AM

That's great - so I'm not the only one too mean to buy new stuff then? :kid_devlish:

Just thrifty... things didn't fall apart so readily like they do post Millennium.
I'm fortunate to still have good 1980s clothing that still fits :lol:
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:53 AM

Sorry, being a bit of a fashion icon there is no way I can be seen out in retro kit. One has standards you know.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:03 PM

but but it is the 80s second time around at the moment Sailor ;)

You're still secretly pinning after the 1970s (hippy hairdos)

I'm still searching for the ace pair of skinny jeans that fit like they did back in the 80s though. :pinch:

Standards: I bet you iron your bed sheets :lol:
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:18 PM

but but it is the 80s second time around at the moment Sailor ;)

I'm still searching for the ace pair of skinny jeans that fit like they did back in the 80s though. :pinch:


Choccy ,

Like the idea of the Cheongsam, have only one thing to say

"Fire up the Quattro"

The Gene Genie, Now get yeh nickers on and make us a cup of tea!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

I wouldn't get your hopes up Simon. I asked her for a cuppa over a week ago and I am still waiting.........

And no, Choccy, the 80's are not in - all that sharp suits, "Oh yah's" and That awful Mrs T are so last century. And no I don't iron my sheets. We have a lady who does, but she does of course iron my silk keckx.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:13 PM

I wouldn't get your hopes up Simon. I asked her for a cuppa over a week ago and I am still waiting.........

And no, Choccy, the 80's are not in - all that sharp suits, "Oh yah's" and That awful Mrs T are so last century. And no I don't iron my sheets. We have a lady who does, but she does of course iron my silk keckx.



So glad the 80's aren't back in I cant imagine how long it would take me to blow dry my feather cut every morning..... will stick with the short back, front, sides and top ;)

Doesn't mean you shouldn't wear the Cheongsam though Choc!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:18 PM

So glad the 80's aren't back in I cant imagine how long it would take me to blow dry my feather cut every morning..... will stick with the short back, front, sides and top ;)


And I sooooo looking forward to seeing you with a Mullet Jonesey - you've now dashed all my hopes

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:03 PM

And I sooooo looking forward to seeing you with a Mullet Jonesey - you've now dashed all my hopes


Check my profile pic ... amazing what you can do with horse hair :)

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:34 AM

Check my profile pic ... amazing what you can do with horse hair :)

I love that hat too Jonesey, it suits you :lol:

can you imagine the iquad boyz getting 80s perms ? :kid_devlish:
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:28 PM

Hello fellow rev peeps...
These short stories are great.
Here's two for you.
The day that the old lady called the cops on me for flying too close, I had tried to explain to here how I can control the kite and even tried showing her slides, clockwork, hovering, etc. She told me emphatically, "You're not controlling anything, the wind is!"

I had just started the afternoon flying SLK's in the same area that I'd been flying for a few years; (this happened last Sept) while the kite was ascending nicely, a guy watching me told me that I was flying the kite in the wrong direction :blink: ...as he pointed in the opposite direction of how the kite was actually flying! He was dead serious.
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