Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's a Teenchy Little World

Tapping away on my snazzy little Asus EeePC, writing an earth-shattering post about a movie I love (ok, so perhaps it's not earth-shattering), I am disturbed by a phonecall from Mr Doyle, who wonders where on the bus I am sitting. Why? Well, apparently some weirdo on Twitter has spotted me in the real world. I look around and see no faces I recognise (which is odd, I guess, as I get this bus quite often). I look around again and fail to notice the Fluffy badge on a young, bespectacled face a few rows back. I give up in my search, I tell Doyle to go away and stop bothering me, and I return to my blog post.

Moments later, the polite, bespectacled person is beside me, excuses himself and asks if the seat beside me is free. I spot the mark of the devil blogger upon his lapel – the Fluffy badge (I got to get me one of those) and I finally get to meet the Shanachie face to face.

We chatted easily and freely (a certain group blog featured heavily in the conversation) and the journey flew by. We mentioned a potential meet at some stage as discussed here already and then we said goodbye. His farewell of “Sorry if I freaked you out” as he descended the stairs garnered a number of odd looks for my fellow passengers, which just added to my enjoyment.

Mr Shanachie, Sir, it was a pleasure meeting you. I am actually fairly sure I have spotted you before around town and next time, I'll be sure to say hello.

Update: I posted this prior to reading the Shanachie's post. Tee, and furthermore, hee!

13 comments:

  1. No, no, it was cool to have the two different perspectives. And aren't you delighted with the way he described you as 'young'?

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  2. Yep Jo one of the advantages of the rain making my hair wet covered over the greys very well.

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  3. Shan are you trying to tease us with the rainy look?

    Daz - i like your tee, and furthermore, hee.

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  4. Ah the endless stalking possibilities of the 21st centurt!

    "Young" made me tee and hee endlessly :)

    BTW if you ratted me out Shan, you're a dead man.

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  5. OH so he was wearing his fluffy badge but not his ill earned filthy badge? Maybe shame got the better of him?

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  6. D are you as nice as you sound? Calling the scruffy, non-filthy-badge-wearing man young...

    Got no time to hangaround here, feel I have to check out the Asus now.

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  7. @Shan Don't worry - you didn't ruin my post, you young whipper-snapper.

    @SL Shan was so evasive when your name came up it made me think I must know you quite well. Would that be right? He did such a good job of hiding your identity, in fact, it just made me more curious.

    @Midge Yep, he was all 'filthy' too.

    @Dolly I'm luvly! :)

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  8. Shan? Evasive? Excellent. I have taught him well in the art of the lima bean :)

    No, Darren, not at all. We've never met. Yet.

    :)

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  9. I was great guys calling you all by your pseudonyms, I gave nowt away SL you would be proud, I just gave him the tiniest bit of shitty info but enough info to turn his mind to goo.

    Mwhahahaha

    And yep MW I was wearing my black white and red badges with pride.

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  10. Shan, ill earned Filthy badge will bring you bad JU JU.....Don't fuck with a midget!

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