Saturday, 19 April 2008

Last years leaves

Are now just smoke in every lane where I live, never thought I'd learn from a gardener, but that's what you've got to do with last years leaves, they never come alive again.

At the airport in Italy I smiled because the shoe shine lady wore a short skirt and fishnet stockings. Admittedly she was a little shocked to be presented with a pair of Nike trainers but fuck it, I wanted a go. And the girl at the Ryan air check in called me Simon..

Its eleven weeks until the worlds. Time to rev it up a bit. The new mast is now the last piece of development, as that part of the programme is now closed. Anyway we go to Keil for Keiler Woche and maybe also to Holland to train, and whilst I'm fit, I could be fitter, and to put that in perspective I'm writing this with a glass of wine in my hand.

Ha! It dawned on me that even if we didnt have a World Championship, I'd probably, with the help of a magic wand, still sail this much..

Regarding the predictions and top five stuff, I havent figured out how to vote and anyway frankly I couldnt give a toss who turns up, or how fast they go.


Anja said...

I didn't know that there will be a lot of male pigs hanging around, but they disguise that by calling it Kieler Woche.

Simon Payne said...

Wow am I a male pig Anja?

Anja said...

No, of course you're not.

You wrote "Keiler Woche" which in Germany means "week of the male wild boar". A "Keiler" is exactly the kind of animal Obelix used to eat a lot.
The sailing event is called Kieler Woche.
I think that little mistake was very funny, but I'm sorry if you got me completely wrong there and it hurt your feelings.

Karl said...

Wow. Anja appears to know more about English grammar than most Americans - we are constantly botching the distinction btw 'your' and 'you're'.

Anyway Si you need to get your priorities straight - being called boarish (sorry couldn't resist) by Anja is far better than being called Simon by the Ryanair girl =:-)