Monday, 18 August 2008

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, August 18, 2008 with 3 comments
I am getting dizzy watching runners running round and round and then for something completely different going out to the track and running round and round as well.

My training progress
achieved last week: 73k
year 2008 total to date: 2735k in 33 weeks
weight: 63.5kg ▼

Recent Results: Jogalong 3 August
96. Caroline Campbell W65 32:23
111. Helen Larmour W45 26:44
143. Margaret McSpadden W60 35:09
146. Cathy Montalto W55 32:51

High Noon Track Meet 17 August
Joel 56.42, Thea 75.90
1500m Me 5:22.10
3000m Thea 12:52, Yelena 15:50 *pb

Events I will be watching today
11:00 Men 400m Heats Joel Milburn, John Steffensen, Sean Wroe
21:40 Women 100m hurdles Semi Finals Sally McLellan
23:10 Men 3000m steeplechase Final Youcef Abdi
23:35 Women 800m Final
00:00 Men 400m hurdles Final
I believe there's a women's triathlon as well, go Emma!

Round and Round

And now for those who have had their fill of running, something completely different.

A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman "Can I have a pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie?" The barman is amazed but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie. The rabbit drinks the beer and eats the toastie, he then leaves.

The following night the rabbit returns and again asks for a Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie. The barman, now intrigued by the rabbit and the extra drinkers in the pub (because word gets round) gives the rabbit the pint and the toastie. The rabbit consumes them and leaves.

The next night, the pub is packed, in walks the rabbit and says "A pint of beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman". The crowd is hushed as the barman gives the rabbit his pint and toastie and then burst into applause as the rabbit wolfs them down.

The next night there is standing room only in the pub, coaches have been laid on for the crowds of patrons attending, the barman is making more money in one week than he did all last year. In walks the rabbit and says, "A Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, please barman", smiling and accepting the tributes of the masses. The barman says, "I'm sorry rabbit, old mate, old mucker but we are right out of them Ham and Cheese Toasties".

The rabbit looks aghast, the crowd has quietened to almost a whisper, when the barman clears his throat nervously and says, "We do have a very nice Cheese and Onion Toastie". The rabbit looks him in the eye and says, "Are you sure I will like it?" The masses bated breath is ear shatteringly silent. The barman, with a roguish smile says "Do you think that I would let down one of my best friends, I know you'll love it".

"Ok" says the rabbit,"

I'll have a Pint of Beer and a Cheese and Onion Toastie". The pub erupts with glee as the rabbit quaffs the beer and guzzles the toastie, he then waves to the crowd and leaves.... never to return!

One year later in the now impoverished public house, the barman (who has only served 4 drinks tonight, 3 of which were his) calls time. When he is cleaning down the now empty bar, he sees a small white form, floating above the bar. The barman says, "Who are you" To which he is answered, "I am the ghost of the rabbit that used to frequent your public house".

The barman says, "I remember you, you made me famous, you would come in every night and have a Pint of Beer and a Ham and Cheese Toastie, masses came to see you and this place was famous" The rabbit says, "Yes I know". The barman said, "I remember, on your last night we didn't have any Ham and Cheese Toasties, you had a Cheese and Onion one instead" The rabbit said "Yes, you promised me that I would love it". The barman said "You never came back, what happened?"

"I died", said the Rabbit.

"No!" said the barman, "what from".

After a short pause. The rabbit said "Mixin'-me-toasties."


  1. Emma dominated, gold, it doesn't get better!

  2. Emma, Emma, Emma!

    Speedy High Noon results there!