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Nulla-Noos - Edition 20 - and so the tradition continues .and YES, I know it's late again.
So what, at least it's arrived and you will notice that this edition of the Nulla-Noos is considerably shorter than the normal 4 pages.
Well, that's because lots of things have been against the production of the normal high-quality edition for this issue.
We've had a fair bit of rain of late, and that's stopped people being enthused enough to even go for a ride, so I haven't received any exciting stories to print for you to read.
Also, I've been fairly busy at work and by the time I get home, the last thing I feel like doing is sit in front of a computer screen again to type more stuff out.
And after producing the Nulla-Noos every 2 months for the last 3 years, the enthusiasm for me to sit here and type it out is starting to get a little bit hard to find.
But this edition is now done, well as good as it's going to get, and I've survived another edition.
For those of you that feel like a couple of weeks break, try this one.
The SA State HOG Rally is being held on the first weekend in October in Berri.
Radar and I are leaving Perth on Saturday September 24th and heading over, just for the ride, so if your interested in coming with us, you're more than welcome, just let me know.
It'll be the usual run across Adelaide, then stay in Adelaide until the Friday morning and then, hopefully, link up with some Adelaide members for the run out to Berri.
Return to Adelaide on the Monday for the night and then head for Perth on the Tuesday morning, all up just a 2week round trip.
That should be enough to sooth the itchy feet until the next big ride in May 2006.
This is one for the girls in the group.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a beautiful independent and self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issue on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said .
" Elegant and beautiful Lady, I once was a handsome prince, until an evil wicked witch case a spell upon me.
One kiss from you however, and I will turn back into the dapper young prince that I am.
Then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle, with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel grateful and happy in doing so ".
That night, as the Princess dined sumptuously on lightly sauteed frog legs, seasoned in a white wine, onion and cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself. I don't fucken think so Froggy "
And now one for the boys
Farmer Fred has about 500 hens, but no rooster, and he wants chickens. So he goes down the road to his neighbour and asks if he has a rooster to sell.
Farmer Tom says "Yeap, I've got this great rooster named Kenny. He'll service every hen you've got no problems"
He continues, "But I want $ 3,000 for him, he's worth every cent".
A lot of money thinks Farmer Fred, but he buys him and takes him back to his chook farm.
He decides to give Kenny a pep-talk before he sets him free to do his job, "I want you to pace yourself, there's lots of chickens, you've cost me a lot and I want a good job, but take your time and have some fun too" the farmer chuckled.
Kenny looked as though he understood every word, so the farmer pointed to the hen house and Kenny takes off like a shot to start work.
There's lots of racket going on, so the farmer goes to investigate, and see Kenny hard work, nailing every chicken 3 and 4 times over .and he's really shocked at what he see's.
Kenny has finished in the chook house, and now he's off down to the duck pen, and nails every duck 3 or 4 times too.
A little time later, there's more commotion down at the lake with a flock of geese.
Farmer Fred is a little worried now, and starts thinking that his expensive rooster won't even last 24 hours at this rate.
Sure enough, he wakes up in the morning to find young Kenny out in the middle of the yard, on his back, mouth open, tongue hanging out and feet up in the air with buzzards circling overhead.
The farmer, saddened by the loss of such a colourful and expensive animal, shakes his head and says " Oh Kenny, I told you to pace yourself, I tried to get you to slow down, and now look what you done to yourself."
Kenny opens one eye, nods towards the circling buzzards and says ..
Shhh . they're getting closer ! ! ! !
Luigi and I flew to Darwin a couple of weeks back to attend the V8 Supercars event at Hidden Valley.
Just being there for the 3 days gave me the incentive to make sure I'm available for next years around the block.
The weather in July was magnificent, balmy 32°C days, light winds just to take away the moisture factor, and magical evenings.
If you've thought about coming with us next year, really consider doing it because it's going to be a great run, and I can nearly guarantee it'll be better than the 2001 ride.
I've only got 8 people confirmed at present, so there's still a couple of vacancies left if you're interested.
I was hoping for a bit more to write in this edition, but unfortunately, nothing has turned up in the letterbox, so as it's now July 13th, I'm going to have to put this edition to print as is.
Sorry, but if you want more to read, you'll have to send some stuff in to me because I can't think of anything else to write.
If you have need for a Truck and Bobcat for some site-work, levelling or sand cartage, contact Luigi on 0407-910-480.
He's just bought $170,000 worth of new truck and I'm sure he will be more than happy for you to help him pay for it.
Onya Luigi, have fun with your new toy.
Well, that's it for this edition.
Don't be frightened about sending me something to print, a joke, a story, even some lies, I don't care anything is better than what I got this month.
Stay safe and I'll see you soon.