Two new annoyances

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by palinurus, 10 Sep 2007.

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Annoyance #1

    Leaving straw hats on parcel shelves: Increasing numbers of drivers are doing this, presumably to let following drivers/ their neighbours etc. know that their daughter goes to an expensive school.

    Annoyance#2

    OK, this wasn't really a commuting annoyance. But it could be.

    Yesterday I was out training (I'm still sort of embarrased to call it training, but that was the purpose of it), trying to get into a nice rhythm, like for a 25 mile TT. Trying to let the mind go blank and just focus on pedalling, as I do.

    Then, from somewhere in the back of my mind came..

    “Do the Huclebuck,
    Do the hucklebuck”.

    I think “NOOOOO!” try to blank it out.

    Then a pause, it’s almost as if I’m taunting myself- it’s just that sort of length.

    “if you don’t know how to do it
    Then yr’ out of luck”

    And I don’t know any other words (and I was aware of this right from the first line)

    So its back to the start. And always with that pause in it.

    I did get it under control eventually. But where do they come from? I haven't heard it (thank christ) in years. I mean, since I was a kid. Not just a couple of years or something.

    This morning I had “I wanna be sedated”. Which you might think is better. It isn’t.
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Annoyance no. 1 says more about you and your character than anything else, IMO!! :blush:
     
  3. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Palinurus - you poor bastard! I know exactly how you feel. I had 'Jailhouse Rock' on my "Swedeman" the other morning.



    To the point where I had to sing it at full volume to get rid of it.



    Not terminally embarrassing - I was on a bypass with the 60mph traffic at the time........(doing 25 m'self!)
     
  4. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

    My inner jukebox has a tendency to serve up BJ, Duran Duran and Spandau.....honey ah don't know where I'm going. lord knows where ah've been...:blush:;). Sometimes I get something like Johnny Cash singing 'Hurt' though (VG for steep climbs....)
     
  5. flycatcher

    flycatcher New Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    With you all the way on #1.
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Oh yeah Paul' i regularly sing (in the mind) how the lives going - usually, there is a tune that simply comes to mind if I aint got the mp3 player or radio which is hardly never as I have the mobile / music on all the time EVEN in work :ohmy:

    :blush:
     
  7. 73inch

    73inch New Member

    "A little bit of that, a little bit of this,
    if you don't know how to do it, ask my little sis"


    I have similar difficulties. For some reason when I am heading south around the Elephant and Castle roundabout "Uptown Girl" pops into my head, and when I ride up up Battersea Rise its "Boomshakalak" by Apache Indian. I am still inventing words which describe how much I hate these two songs.
     
  8. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" There, does that one do it for you?
     
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto. All the time, everywhere.
     
  10. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    "Mr Boombastic" by Shaggy on the start of this morning's ride - I was feeling very pleased with myself - I've put a new chain on (the bike before you ask) and it feels sooooooo dreamy smooth. #sigh# It feels just like it did when it was new......
     
  11. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    dont mess with tutu!!
    or even worse D.I.S.C.O
     
  12. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Pulp's "Disco 2000". Not too bad for me, but probably a bit unnerving for the pedestrians suddenly hearing "Let's all meet up in the year 2000" out of nowhere.
     
  13. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    ... and this is why i wear my ipod
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Punk seems to figure quite highly on my 'zone out' charts. 'Ever fallen in love' by the Buzzcocks for example.

    Or something long and pretentious like 'Suppers Ready'. I do tend to fall off during the drum solos though.
     
  15. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I like to sing Every Time I Die songs (real noisy hardcore guitar & shout) in a lounge crooner style.
     
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