Saturday, June 30, 2012

Back From The Mooring

APOLOGIES for the two-day absence from the Billabong, the reason for which stems from the Rufous Bird's recent ultimatum that kindred spirits need to share the same roof. This may be true in life's earlier stages, when pro-creation is important and two make a more solid economic unit than one, but there is precious little justification for ruffling routines when snow settles on the brow and the novelty of being excoriated night after night for snoring has paled. The result four weeks ago was a flurry of aggrieved red feathers and not a tweet since.

If not for the Wattle Bird's solicitude over the past 48 hours, a poor Bunyip's heart would have been broken.


  1. The Old and Unimproved DaveJune 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Like grit through the egg-timer, so are the Days of Our Billabongs.....

  2. Congrats on the change in management. Redheads are nearly always nuts, whereas they do say that Blondes have more fun.

    Mick from Jan Juc

  3. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that. Some things I'll never understand though. If kindred spirits, then why the departure for any reason?

    Masterfully done, Professor.

  4. Quite so.

    There is a time for co-habitation in your heaving, sweating youth, but co-habitation has its drawbacks when maturity replaces steamy lust.

    There was a famous Hollywood actress (I can't recall who) who said that men and women get on much better if they live next door to each other.

  5. Yes, redheads are usually nuts. But they make up for it in other areas.

  6. Prof. I understand completely having just suffered a similar fate. These other contributors may scoff, but their time will come....their time will come.
    Sincere commiserations.

  7. This too shall pass.

    Hugs and kisses.

  8. Anonymous @ 10.11 am
    Re the Hollywood actress
    This is how I operate and have been doing so for the last decade.
    It is a splendid arrangement

  9. I would have thought a man of your advanced years and experience of life ,would have been more interested in a fine bottle of red and a nice meal?As an english comedian of my youth said " the wheel of the wagon is broke Id rather have a pie and a pint of beer ,less problems "How true ,how very true!

  10. Silk cuts would have been the first to go Prof, nice. Wattle birds also taste like pigeon again nice. Bon appetit.

  11. Yes, neighbourly companionship would work for this redhead, too.

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.June 30, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Well, Prof, you'd be pretty high up on my list for an evening out if my dance card wasn't already fully booked. I have been thinking about the charms of older men a bit lately when I recently discovered an ex of mine beyond a certain age had somehow received a knighthood. Lady Lizzie would have sounded so good, doncha think? But it was not to be, by sad but mutal agreement long ago. Ah, so many things in life were, and are, not to be, Prof, as we see when wisdom intrudes and brings perspective to our flashed-by years, dashed hopes and the trickster current of our still rising fleeting desires.

    Men actually have it lucky as many women are attracted to power (you have power) and brains (Bunyips are oversupplied here), but brains only take a lady so far. Some silly fool male once asked me if being 'born beautiful' (not my words) helped me in my difficult early years. Duh.

    Da Hairy Ape is sometimes surrounded by female academic or other smarty-pants groupies wanting to share their intellectual etchings. The same thing happened to my first husband and I was far less capable of handling it then.

    Now? 'You go skitch 'em, Lizzie' smiles Da Ape at me. I want to spend the rest of my life with him, and he with me.

    May the moorings rock you gently, Prof, as I trust my craft may rock me.

  13. Call me a stupid male, but can somebody explain to me what any of that meant? This made about as much sense to me as trying to interpret Labor policies.