HOW TO EASE BOREDOM

Years ago when we converted an oast house, there was a massive brick wall that had to be demolished. We cleaned up all the bricks and saved them for the renovation work.

Lo, the terrible Goddess, Tiggz, Penfold and I got very bored and to amuse ourselves decided to give all the bricks different names.

I was reminded of this when I did a small job in the garden yesterday.

I would like to introduce you to Marvin, his half brother Alphonso, Sister Magnolia, Gerontious, Diatribe the 1st, Steptoe and son, Alfred the Less, Sharon, Uncle Cornucopia, Davy, the Thompson Twins and King Ell.

They have all fulfilled their destiny now by providing a base for the dustbins.

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(You missed out Adrian – but there again, I can totally see why you’d want to. LO,TG Ed)

14 Comments

  1. Posted February 28, 2009 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Oh BLESS YOU, DaddyP, for not making me haul around Marvin, his half brother Alphonso, Sister Magnolia, Gerontious, Diatribe the 1st, Steptoe and son, Alfred the Less, Sharon, Uncle Cornucopia, Davy, the Thompson Twins and King Ell and Adrian whilst I was incarcerated, I mean, visiting the Papersurferville Compound last summer!…They look very nice, but VERY heavy. (Phew!)

    ~xoxo

    daddyp replied:

    While you were here young Olga, the help you gave in the brick creche was invaluable. Do you remember the trouble we had with Jason and Ermintude when they didn’t want to be ripped out of the wall and separated from their support system? If you hadn’t helped with your uplifting tales of travel and adventures I dread to think what would have happened …..

    …… and Adrian!! – what a waste of space!

    fracas replied:

    Since there is some evidence of family relations between Mr. Frac and yourself, I feel I must speak in defense of poor Adrian. I can only imagine what a tangled web you must’ve woven to have TG conspiring in this attempt to discredit such a solid part of papersurfer history.

    Adrian deserves better.

    Honestly! (I’m shocked)

    daddyp replied:

    Adrian does not deserve better …… and I must say it was the TG that led the charge …… he might have pulled the wool over Canadia’s eyes but he isn’t big in Japan ….. just sayin’ …… tee hee

  2. Posted February 28, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Streuth! Gerontius is an absolute dead ringer for Geronimo.

    daddyp replied:

    I had my suspicions about them myself …… a flighty mother I suspect ……

    Somnambulist replied:

    Incidentally, I have vague recollections of brick-naming incidents at the appleydorf. :-)

    daddyp replied:

    …… and some people will think I make this stuff up – tee hee

  3. Posted February 28, 2009 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    it must make them feel so loved and special as you smashed into them with a sledge hammer… or did you just name the fortunate survivors??

    daddyp replied:

    They think they’ve survived …… but ………..

    70steen replied:

    Have I missed something with your new software application ‘gitwizard’?

    daddyp replied:

    I’ll admit to being a git obviously ….. but I ain’t no wizard ………

    70steen replied:

    mmm?

    Daddy Papersurfer replied:

    Why are you hummmmmmmmmming now? – I ain’t done nuffink ……..

    70steen replied:

    mmm!! gw links back to here ????

    gitwizard replied:

    Hi 70’s, as i’m being talked about (always a good thing), I thought i’d join the conversation. …………mmmm….sorry, lost my thread there, was listening to ‘Remergence’ on my laptop.

    daddyp replied:

    That’s spooky – I’ve lost the thread as well!!!!

    70steen replied:

    Remergence ah Blazing Saddles lot …. so do you have a blog gw???

    70steen replied:

    oops Blazing Minds lol

    gitwizard replied:

    Hi 70s, no blog yet, not sure i’ve got enough interesting stuff to fill it. At the mo, i’m just contributing to the blogoverse by adding silly comments to DP’s amazing site, and a few others. Some of my regularly visited ‘gigglereader’ sites are : Raincoaster, Tethered Cow Ahead, Dizzy Dee, Mutterings of a mad bookseller, Old fish and Lemonade….

    gitwizard replied:

    Btw, thanks for uploading into my addled brain, the famous scene from Mel Brooks’ finest movie. Takes me back to DP’s ‘Windmill’ post.

    daddyp replied:

    You’re very welcome – I do my bestest …..

    70steen replied:

    Hi GW … I am sure you do have enough interesting stuff to fill a blog .. I wouldn’t let that worry you … it doesn’t seem to worry some … ;-)

    daddyp replied:

    What’s wrong with reeeeeeeally interesting photographs of bricks? – tee hee

    daddyp replied:

    You’re very nosey young 70’s ………

    70steen replied:

    just inquisitive and intrigued :-D

    daddyp replied:

    Exactly …….. nosey ……. how’s the cold?

    gitwizard replied:

    Hi 70’s, thankyou for your optimism, I think i’ll start one soon. You’re right, there’s a lot of dross out there.

    gitwizard replied:

    BTW, is that an emoticon with a cold ?

    daddyp replied:

    It’s an emoticon that’s had a stroke I think …..

    70steen replied:

    gawd old git & wiz git it is a wink (quick spell check!) !!!! doh !! ;-)

    this is the stroke one :-/ … got it ?? good :-)

    daddyp replied:

    OK – no need to shout ……. we aren’t deaf you know …….. 1/2 past 3 ……..

    gitwizard replied:

    well ta for the wink 70’s, (and DP, winking don’t make you deaf, but my vision’s not what it used to be).

    daddyp replied:

    Is it time for tea yet?

    gitwizard replied:

    flenching, I think, but Rosemary would never agree. Can you pass me my hearing aid ?

  4. Posted February 28, 2009 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Looks like you have the makings of your first book old man. Truly magnificent prose…

    daddyp replied:

    Your heartfelt words give me a loverly warm feeling ….. wot is the whether lyke out their?

  5. Posted February 28, 2009 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Now then, I need to know, are there three Thompson Twins or just the two?

    daddyp replied:

    You’ll have to count how many bricks you can see young Diane – I can’t do everything …….. sheeeeesh.

    gitwizard replied:

    When I paid serious £££££’s to see ‘The Thompson Twins’ in Brighton back in the 80’s, I think there were 5 of them, mind you, mind you, mind you, (did I already say that?), I was probably so off my face…………………

    daddyp replied:

    If you were seeing double, by my calculations, there were 2 1/2 of them ………

    gitwizard replied:

    Timmy, Tommy, was there a Tranny, the years cloud the mind ?

    daddyp replied:

    In Brighton? – there must have been at least one tranny surely …….?

    gitwizard replied:

    At least, and stop calling me Shirley.

    daddyp replied:

    Tee hee

  6. Posted February 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Does the half brick count as one person? Or is that half brother Alphonso? Or maybe Alfred the less…..

    daddyp replied:

    That’s Alphonso. You can only see a tiny bit of Alfred the less – he’s about 3/4 full size, useful none the less ……….

  7. Posted February 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    docs.kde.org has a page describing ‘types of bricks’, they are: plain, unbreakable, hidden, multiple, exploding. After hours of examination of your photo, I still can’t see the ‘hidden’ type. Where, and who, is he ? (my money is on Erasmus the philosopher).

    daddyp replied:

    Your skills astound me Gitwizard – I wonder if you spotted Joan of Lark – who is also missing …….

    gitwizard replied:

    It’s a fair cop guv, I guess one of Joan’s brick-mates dobbed us up ? Our secret affair was sure to end up in the tabloids, but I never thought that it would be via DP.

    daddyp replied:

    ‘Dobbed us in’ Gitwizard ‘Dobbed us IN’

    gitwizard replied:

    Sorry teach, I only heard this ‘dobbed up/in/whatever’ a few years ago. Being an ‘old git’, i’m not up to speed with the way the ‘kids on the street’ speak.

    daddyp replied:

    It’s tricky innit blood …….

  8. Posted February 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Oh my I have been missing out on a great deal over here. I shall have to tell Walter about your marvelous plan.

    He actually searches for old bricks for sale or give away and then cleans them all up to use when and where we need them.

    Now I can tell him your marvelous way of making his job so much less tedious and boring.

    The ideas that you men come up with never cease to amaze me.

    I must also add that I am very impressed with Diane and Olga’s skills at knowing these bricks as intimately as they do.

    gitwizard replied:

    Would Walter be interested in any ‘hidden’ bricks, if I can find any, i’ll ship them to you, via DP, virtual hidden bricks are probably quite easy to move.

    daddyp replied:

    Walter is man after my own heart – does he straighten out bent 2nd hand nails as well? – a favourite hobby of mine ……

    If Gitwizard does send ‘hidden’ bricks via me, I cannot promise that they will arrive in the USA – just sayin’.

  9. Posted February 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Okay you still haven’t given me my avatar back yet. I have uploading and signed in. What have you done with it? You probably buried it along with those bricks didn’t you?

    I bet you enjoyed every single whack too!!:-)

  10. Posted February 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Please don’t you dare. He already hauls enough junk home now!!

  11. Posted February 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Where is my avatar? I demand that you give back!!

    daddyp replied:

    Hello!!!! – just as I’m replying to everyone you’ve come back ……… hang on ….. I’ve got to read your words of wisdom …….

    OK – I’ll keep all the nails [actually I did used to do that and they came in very useful when I did an African Mask project when I was teaching - apparently there are 'nail fetish' tribes ..... really!]

    …… and I really don’t know where your avatar has gone – I’ll look under the sofa ……..

  12. Posted February 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Okay you will need to send me detailed instructions on just exactly how I register especially for your blog. Please and thank you!!:-)

    daddyp replied:

    Are you using a different email address? They are associated with emails on ‘Gravatar’ ……..

  13. Posted March 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I think your comment section should have it’s OWN blog! (& so does Olga) This stuff is GREAT! :)

    daddyp replied:

    Will you get your identity sorted out!!!! HAVE MORE COFFEE!

  14. Posted March 1, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    NO! More coffee is NOT helping!!! More sleep might….

    daddyp replied:

    I’ll gladly hit you over the head with a mallet …..

    Busy Bear replied:

    That’s very comforting to know….in a way. ;)

    daddyp replied:

    Anything to help ……..

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