Southerly by David Haywood

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Southerly: Still a Scientist at Heart

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  • Rich Lock,

    Hebes

    Bloody Catholics!

    WASPS are truly nasty bastards

    Well, my bingo card is filling up quickly.

    How's everyone else doing?

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2359 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    How's everyone else doing?

    what's hebes got to do with it? I know where you may be headed but seriously wrong from my behalf.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6027 posts Report Reply

  • Roger Lacey,

    Clearly there was a missing element in the experiment... you should've considered the effect of music on the bees under such excitation.

    Something soothing or ambient but contemporary.

    Anything but Sting!

    Whatakataka Bay Surf Club… • Since Apr 2008 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood,

    So many clever and amusing responses here. Such a shame I've been pulsating too much to fully enjoy them...

    So was it a beehive (a wooden structure full of bees...) or a bee swarm or what that you decided to attack with a lawnmower?

    Just to clarify the sequence of events...

    I saw a thingish-looking thing on the lawn as I was mowing, and I thought to myself: "Doesn't look important, just mow it, dude."

    Then suddenly bees were everywhere...

    But I like to think that even if it had been a proper timber beehive on the lawn, I would still have had a go at mowing it. My lawnmower is quite a good one, and I like to see what it can do.

    Swelling is gone, and now I'm at the itching stage.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 973 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    I saw a thingish-looking thing on the lawn

    I will treasure this description.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2093 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Might I suggest that in future you consider adopting the principles of hands-off management when you see thing-ish looking things on the lawn that have an air of mowiness.

    That way both your fellow team member (the lawn mower in this case) and your good person will be able to focus on individual strengths that better deliver upon desired known outcomes while also controlling negative externalities.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 881 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Dictionary:

    Thing
    –noun 1. a material object without life or consciousness; an inanimate object.
    2. some entity, object, or creature that is not or cannot be specifically designated or precisely described: The stick had a brass thing on it.
    3. anything that is or may become an object of thought: things of the spirit.

    This particular Lawn Thing was certainly not lifeless....

    I found an Urban Dictionary meaning for "Thingish"

    Thingish
    The period of time when you are seeing someone before you are officially dating.

    2. The awkward phase when someone asks you and your "significant other" if you are dating and you both look at each other, look away, and realize neither of you know.
    Mary and Bob have been a thingish for a week now.

    The Mowing must have been an interesting first date.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    an air of mowiness

    And I shall treasure that description, redolent of spring.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16496 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Anything but Sting!

    Yeah, but that applies to every single moment in one's life.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Anything but Sting!
    Yeah, but that applies to every single moment in one's life.

    Every breath you take?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3266 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Anything by the Bee Gees

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Or Bee Bee King.

    OK, I'll stop that now.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Or Bobby Goldsboro even.
    "

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4696 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    "And honey, I miss you and I'm bein' good
    And I'd love to be with you if only I could"

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4696 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    It's that split post look.
    Like its been hit by a Lawnmower.
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4696 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    The Drones?

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I want to know...How did David unerrringly steer the right course with the mower?

    Could the Wiggles have had anything to do with it? Did he have his IPOD hooked up?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Roger Lacey,

    Half a bee, philosophically, must ipso facto, half not be.....

    Whatakataka Bay Surf Club… • Since Apr 2008 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    beware the antigen
    my sympathies - being allergic to bee stings
    the very thought of your ordeal almost brings on anaphylaxis (during which I bloat, and float away while suffocating - shudder)
    I follow the fine advice of Sir Henry of Rawlinson End "...and always wear bike clips when mowing the lawn."


    Warning: may contain NSFW pictures of Vivian Stanshall & Keith Moon wearing Nazi uniforms!


    spend an entertaining 10 minutes in jolly old Blighty.... part 1

    parts 2, 3, 4, etc flow on from there

    here's the bike clip reference segment - enjoy



    PS: Dr Haywood - I'm hoping you can still channel Gerry Brownlee's engorged digits into fine Banjo plucking - the Bridle Path rules!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4692 posts Report Reply

  • Lea Barker,

    Ah, dolt! Where is thy sting?
    (Sorry if someone else has already said this; don't have time to read all the replies, cos I'm at work being stared at strangely for laughing out loud!)

    Oakland, CA • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    The more bee stings you get the less likely you are to get arthritis - so I've heard.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2030 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Could the Wiggles have had anything to do with it?

    Wouldn't put it past the bastards at all.

    Wiggles = Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

    Barney the Purple Dinosaur = the Anti-Christ.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Barney the Designasoar

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

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