Monday, 14 June 2010

Previously on Rock Chef...

Well the weather on Saturday wasn't as great as forecast, but we all went out for the picnic - kids too. It was really nice with a good mix of food to share between us and the flock of birds that formed around us. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary - our kids have always been the most important people in our world so having them along only seemed right.

On the way back on the train, a young guy who was drunk/stoned came up behind me, ruffled my hair and started talking to me in a really bad fake Jamaican accent. I just looked at him, asking him what he was doing. Then Number One Son (AKA Mr Diplomacy) spoke up:

"Piss off."

Where the hell did that come from? I mean, I was thinking it, but for my son to SAY it?

The guy started to turn nasty, so I stood up (I was about 6 inches taller than him and probably had 30 pounds on him) and told him to go and sit down. So he stumbled back to his seat and then spent the next few minutes telling everyone how he could "bust me up" with one hand behind his back, until we got to his stop. All this time, Mrs RC was restraining herself. She just wanted to go and "bust him up". If you have read any of my comments about what Mrs RC gets up to in the garden you will realise that she is more than capable of taking out most guys, especially someone who can hardly stand up in the first place. The really, really annoying thing about this whole incident? This guy had been on the train when we were going outward, and he had begged money for something to eat. I must have had my guard down (with it being a special day and all) so I gave him some money. Looks like my money went straight up this guy's nose. Guess that really IS the last time I do that...

On Sunday we went to the local school fair. As usual we made sure we won a load of rubbish prizes. This is a family tradition in memory of our older daughter who loved these events and especially loved anything that she won, no matter now useless. My top prize this year was a 128meg MP3 player that had "Barbie Girl" on it. It has a microphone on it so I might use it to record my little jam sessions that I have on the guitar. I often find myself playing things that are really good but then can't remember what I was doing. If I record it I can go back and learn it properly of it really was good and not just my own imagination making me think it was good...

Today the weather is wonderful - why wasn't it like this on Saturday? Just had lunch with an old colleague of mine who lives in Scotland and was passing through on his way to the south of France for a holiday. The weather always seems to turn nice for his visits, which is OK because the weather in Scotland tends to be rubbish.

Have a great week. More soon...


Oh, I forgot to mention the World Cup! That was probably the most embarassing match that England has ever had. English fans have never seen the USA as a threat, so to tie with them in such a bad way has really taken the wind out of a lot of sails...

11 comments:

wigsf said...

When you wrote a 128meg MP3 player that had "Barbie Girl" on it, do you mean the casing had the term "Barbie girl" written across it or do you mean the track by Aqua "Barbie Girl" was already stored on the player?

wigsf said...

And thank you very much. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

morethananelectrician said...

We rather enjoy getting your knickers bunched up...if we would have drawn you second or third, it would have been different....but we'll take this.

terri said...

I'm glad the weather wasn't bad enough to spoil your picnic. How great that the kids came along too!

What a jerk that guy on the train was. Good for your son for standing up to him!

An mp3 player is a pretty good prize, even if it does have Barbie Girl (the song or some kind of logo) on it.

I think we have your weather over here. I can't remember the last time I saw the sun. You can have it back now, thank you.

Rock Chef said...

wigsf - the song, not a logo - that would have been worth a photo!

wigsf - Hahahaha!

Sparky - I think everyone does - we are a natural target these days...

Terri - The US seems to be having terrible weather at the moment - flash flooding and stuff, terrible! Hope you don't get that!

agg79 said...

Glad you were able to enjoy the weekend with family. Anniversary celebrations seem better when you can share it with friends & family.

And I would have paid to see Mrs RC go biblical on the train guy.

Rock Chef said...

agg79 - Haha - She has been close a couple of times over the years, but guys just seem to back down for some reason...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

I am glad you and your family had a wonderful time :)

Winning prizes, even though you know they are rubbish is still wonderful with the ones you love. I had some cheap stuffed animals still from my yesteryears with friends.

If I were you and got off at the same station as the fake Jamaican... I'd hamstring him with a knife and push him into a convenient bush.

I never give money to anyone I do not know these days. You learnt your lesson. I got mine years ago, when I found out that this blind beggar made more money in one week than me in a month!

TechnoBabe said...

That is so cool that you and the Mrs wanted the kids with you on your anniversary picnic. Your son sounds like he is going to be able to take care of himself, doesn't he? Too bad there are some people who have to ruin a nice day or at least try to. Sounds like the jerk didn't ruin your family day though.

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - My wife would probably have done something like that... I stopped giving a long time ago, but just let my guard down this time.

Technobabe - My son is very confident, which just makes us worry because you never know who is carrying a knife!

Teresa said...

I love that you go and play games and win rubbish in Sophie's memory. I absolutely love that!

Okay...that guy on the train messing with OUR ROCK CHEF!!!! Oh no he didn't!!! Man what's wrong w/ people?!

Glad you had your kids with you on that beautiful picnic. Your family is an inspiration to everyone! :)