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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #510 on: March 24, 2009, 22:16:43 PM »
As usual, perfectly put.  wp, gg your Dukeness.

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #511 on: March 24, 2009, 22:23:55 PM »

As usual, perfectly put.  wp, gg your Dukeness.

;D

ditto
as i"ve said before this has to be one of the best blogs ever, and I will make a point at the next live event i attend (DTD)
to meet you &to buy you a drink .
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #512 on: March 24, 2009, 22:27:17 PM »


As usual, perfectly put.  wp, gg your Dukeness.

;D

ditto
as i"ve said before this has to be one of the best blogs ever, and I will make a point at the next live event i attend (DTD)
to meet you &to buy you a drink .


Ask anyone - I don"t normally drink -- but for you I will make an exception ::)

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #513 on: March 24, 2009, 22:46:03 PM »
How many pints have you drunk in the time it"s taken to do 2000 posts?

Keep up the great work Ger.

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #514 on: March 24, 2009, 22:58:22 PM »
Congrats on your 2000th Ger.

"some bright, intelligent and serial forum lurker"?? LOL ... and the survey says "eet awwt" ;D

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #515 on: March 24, 2009, 23:45:58 PM »


Ask anyone - I don"t drink normally -- but for you I will make an exception ::)



FYP. Congratulations on the milestone Ger, many more to come I hope.



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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #516 on: March 25, 2009, 00:51:49 AM »

How many pints have you drunk in the time it"s taken to do 2000 posts?


umm -- get back to you on that one - now where"s that abacus

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #517 on: March 25, 2009, 06:15:35 AM »

As usual, perfectly put.  wp, gg your Dukeness.

;D


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Congrats on the 2k post milestone hun, as always, loving your blog, it is my favourite.
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #518 on: March 25, 2009, 13:37:22 PM »


As usual, perfectly put.  wp, gg your Dukeness.

;D


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Congrats on the 2k post milestone hun, as always, loving your blog, it is my favourite.
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #520 on: March 26, 2009, 17:58:52 PM »
I arrived home from work one evening and found my Mother & Father in a huddle at the back of the shop. Their faces were solemn and their tones were hushed. As I entered the shop they stopped talking and looked at me.

FML what have I done now, I tried to think what I had done lately and my excuses were ready whatever it was.

"Can we have a word" says the ould lad.

FFS he was being polite now I was worried, it was always the way the calm before the storm broke.

"Sure" says I

The ould lad went to the front of the shop and locked the door. OMG he never shut the shop ever, even when he broke his arm and I had to take him to casualty he waited until my mother was ready to sit at the till. We retired in an orderly fashion to the kitchen and I checked my escape routes.

The back door was probably locked so the fastest route out would be through the hall into my bedroom and out the window. I tensed myself for the rapid exit.

"It's about Maria" says the ould lad.

Thank Feck for that, Maria is my sister and was living in England.

"What's the problem" says I, now so relieved I was in high spirits
"She is getting married" says the ould lad.
"To who" says I

After a withering look, the ould lad said "To Mike of course"

"And is that a problem" says I
"God No" they both chorused

Of course it was ok, Mike was a headmaster in a large school in London and was a Catholic. Good Son in law material that.

"So what's the bother" says I
"We want to go" says the ould lad

So that was it, the bluff ould bugger didn't want to ask (or tell) me outright that he wanted me to mind the shop while they went off to England. To be honest I didn't really want to go anyway as it would be a stuffy affair bereft of drunkenness and violence.

"I'll see if I can take a few days off work and mind the shop for you" says I
"Good boy" says the ould lad "I'll pay you for loss of wages"
"I get paid holidays Da" says I
"Never mind that I'll slip you a few pounds for your trouble" says he

FFS what had happened, That bright light I saw last night must have been aliens who have taken the ould lad away and replaced him with this upsetting Mr Nice Guy.

They prepared for the trip and were about to set off for four days in England. Just before he got into the car he returned to where I was standing at the door.

"You will of course be liable for any losses incurred during the time I am away"

FFS the aliens had got fed up and put the ould lad back.


Priceless  

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #521 on: March 26, 2009, 19:15:12 PM »
Lol...good yarn.

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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #522 on: March 26, 2009, 19:30:42 PM »
:D :D
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #523 on: March 26, 2009, 19:40:11 PM »

Lol...good yarn.

There all good yarns lol
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Re: Duke attempts the Impossible
« Reply #524 on: March 27, 2009, 17:53:10 PM »
My 21st birthday party was a riotous affair but was great craic. It was held in the ballroom of my Uncle's hotel and that was his present to me along with a free bar for 2 hours. Bless him. My two sister's had come over from England for the do and my current bit of passion, Pauline Wade was also there.

My father was of course holding court at the end of the bar with his brother, lowering the levels of a couple of bottles of Brandy. The music was provided by the Grogan Brothers whose mix of folk and country went down very well with the attendees.

I had hired a coach for my workmates who were coming from Shannon and there was approximately 200 people there. What was very nice is that there was only two fights, although the second one was a bit protracted it was carried out in a fairly orderly fashion. The highlight of the second one was the fact that me and the ould lad fought side by side, , what nostalgia.

Anyway, as the night drew on Pauline got a little annoyed at the antics and as her brother was going home she shot off with him. Don't blame her really she wasn't getting much attention from me. The night drew to a close around 3am and the hardened campaigner's adjourned back to Bodyke to continue the proceedings in the local.

Now the following day Bodyke United soccer team (I kid you not) were due to play in the semi final of the Munster junior cup in Waterford and as most of the players were at the do we mounted the coach at 8am hammered and having had no sleep.

I was in goal and I only gave away 3 penalties (I saved two of them) and wasn't sent off, which was a mystery to me as I was suffering so badly that I wanted to be sent off so I could retire to the clubhouse for a hair of the dog. We lost 3-0 which was not a bad result against the eventual winners of the competition as we finished the game with 8 men. 3 lucky buggers managed to get an early bath.

The trip home was a riot and when we arrived in the village at about 8pm that night the residue from the party was already in good voice. So we joined in.

You could do those things when you were 21 and still get up for work on the Monday. Couldn't do it now though.


Priceless days, sorely missed