23 Oct 2015

And Then A Nice Line….

A quick visit today as I have many something to do and each something I do produces another, unexpected, something to do.

However, early this AM I was in receipt of a mail from Denis, a guy I lived with for many years… Say what now? Oh please, come on! Lived with? There was Denis and eighty plus other guys  I 'lived with' on a beat-up old jack-up; all doing our damndest to keep it turning an' burning an' drilling an' moving all around the waters of South-East Asia, okay? It was a privilege to work and play with them all and a finer bunch of guys you couldn't wish for to share the bad times and the back-slapping, Whoa! We got out o' that one, good times with. Was it fun or wot?

Those were the days when, as Douglas Adams so succinctly put it, "…spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.”

Anyhoo, thanks Denis, loved the jokes but did, and indeed still do, double love the closing lines;

   Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly, and forgive quickly!
   From one unstable person to another, I hope everyone in your head is happy - we're all doing pretty good in mine!

I believe the first quote below is going to have 'parties, nations and epochs,' edited out and will then be used by all so called Public Health, and similar 'you can't do that' groups, as their motto.

Quote;  Friedrich Nietzsche.

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

            Hunter S. Thompson.

“The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”

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