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Feathered_IV
05-05-2005, 10:00 PM
So after many months of hard work I finally got a week-day off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. Naturally I headed in to Melbourne town to see what the specialist book shops had to offer.

First stop was the incomparable Hylands Bookshop - A Mans World of Bookson Flinders Lane for a trawl through their recent arrivals. Just managed to catch the elevator as the doors were closing and found myself in the company of two elderly gents. My God, what a pong! A powerful mix of fermented sweat and smeg that you could almost see. In the time it took to get up to level 3, I was beginning to look decidedly green when the doors opened and I fell out of the lift and fled to the aviation section. My two assailants I noticed, headed for the Railway section.

About an hour later and considerably poorer I was back on the street and headed for The Technical Bookshop on Swanston. Even a light drizzle wasn't going to dampen my spirits. Days off don't come often for me!

Anyway, so I get in there and the magazine and journal section is full of train buffs (right next to the aviation stuff) all looking at those Model Engineer magazines with the old fellows on the cover sitting astride their big shiny steam engines (What would Freud say about THAT!)

The rain had made these guys rather damp which must have reactivated the urine on their clothing, which BTW is NOT to be used as a cologne! I swear the miasma was beginning to strip the enamel off my teeth.

I wound up skipping lunch.....

I think it is something to be proud of that among the various special interest groups. We are the sweetest smeling of all.

Well done!

(Exit rant mode http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)

Feathered_IV
05-05-2005, 10:00 PM
So after many months of hard work I finally got a week-day off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. Naturally I headed in to Melbourne town to see what the specialist book shops had to offer.

First stop was the incomparable Hylands Bookshop - A Mans World of Bookson Flinders Lane for a trawl through their recent arrivals. Just managed to catch the elevator as the doors were closing and found myself in the company of two elderly gents. My God, what a pong! A powerful mix of fermented sweat and smeg that you could almost see. In the time it took to get up to level 3, I was beginning to look decidedly green when the doors opened and I fell out of the lift and fled to the aviation section. My two assailants I noticed, headed for the Railway section.

About an hour later and considerably poorer I was back on the street and headed for The Technical Bookshop on Swanston. Even a light drizzle wasn't going to dampen my spirits. Days off don't come often for me!

Anyway, so I get in there and the magazine and journal section is full of train buffs (right next to the aviation stuff) all looking at those Model Engineer magazines with the old fellows on the cover sitting astride their big shiny steam engines (What would Freud say about THAT!)

The rain had made these guys rather damp which must have reactivated the urine on their clothing, which BTW is NOT to be used as a cologne! I swear the miasma was beginning to strip the enamel off my teeth.

I wound up skipping lunch.....

I think it is something to be proud of that among the various special interest groups. We are the sweetest smeling of all.

Well done!

(Exit rant mode http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)

HotelBushranger
05-06-2005, 02:59 AM
Beauty. I just found a copy of The Greatest Bombers in the library and grabbed it! Got everything from WW1 to B2's, an excellent and amazing read. Now I'm a complete expert at bombers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I know more than everyone else http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Didn't know you were within reach of Melbourne http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Feathered_IV
05-06-2005, 04:53 AM
Yep. was living in it up till recently. Only 100m from Hylands! Moved out to Northcote last year but suburban life is too dreary so my girl and I are going to move back in a couple of months.

lkemling
05-06-2005, 01:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
So after many months of hard work I finally got a week-day off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif. Naturally I headed in to Melbourne town to see what the specialist book shops had to offer.

First stop was the incomparable Hylands Bookshop - A Mans World of Bookson Flinders Lane for a trawl through their recent arrivals. Just managed to catch the elevator as the doors were closing and found myself in the company of two elderly gents. My God, what a pong! A powerful mix of fermented sweat and smeg that you could almost see. In the time it took to get up to level 3, I was beginning to look decidedly green when the doors opened and I fell out of the lift and fled to the aviation section. My two assailants I noticed, headed for the Railway section.

About an hour later and considerably poorer I was back on the street and headed for The Technical Bookshop on Swanston. Even a light drizzle wasn't going to dampen my spirits. Days off don't come often for me!

Anyway, so I get in there and the magazine and journal section is full of train buffs (right next to the aviation stuff) all looking at those Model Engineer magazines with the old fellows on the cover sitting astride their big shiny steam engines (What would Freud say about THAT!)

The rain had made these guys rather damp which must have reactivated the urine on their clothing, which BTW is NOT to be used as a cologne! I swear the miasma was beginning to strip the enamel off my teeth.

I wound up skipping lunch.....

I think it is something to be proud of that among the various special interest groups. We are the sweetest smeling of all.

Well done!

(Exit rant mode http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunely many feller's past their prime 70+ lose their sense of smell and not a few their common sense as well therefor not being able to smell themselves feel no urgency to bath.
And have'nt the foggiest idea THEY STINK!!

Waldo.Pepper
05-07-2005, 08:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Unfortunely many feller's past their prime 70+ lose their sense of smell and not a few their common sense as well therefor not being able to smell themselves feel no urgency to bath.
And have'nt the foggiest idea THEY STINK!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm only 43 but if that is my future then I think I shall have to skip ahead in time and just start stinking now. I mean with all that to look forward to why wait?