SMH Crossword

September 12, 2009

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Four across, seven letters; act of taking water from well, perhaps also with pen and paper.


Lost Sight of My Pupils

August 30, 2009

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Reminds me of the old joke about the cross-eyed teacher: couldn’t control his pupils. Sorry


Long-arm Woes

August 7, 2009

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I would love to to read the paper -just once – without squinting. It’s sooooo far away. These long arms of mine are very handy at times (clever me, did I just make a pun?). It’s all very well cracking jokes but my eyesight’s suffering. And my back’s out from dragging these giant mitts around.


Late Night, Friday

July 31, 2009

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A little worse for wear, after a busy week. He wasn’t the only one. Felt obliged to wake the guy when the train terminated (payback for being such a good model). Not sure if he made it off the train before it shunted off into the terminus…


Mysterious in Black

July 14, 2009

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Collars turned up, cap peak pulled down over face, 3-day stubble. All very mysterious. Used to see a lot of this type of character in the late eighties and early nineties – men who look out at the world from behind the pages of the NME (or similar alternative/indie music press). Lots of frowning and introspection and peering through John-Lennon* spectactles.

*More recently sported by Harry Potter


Vest and tie

June 29, 2009

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Tuesday morning, busy busy busy, catching up on work-related reading on the train. Bags under eyes, specs on head, bit chilly but very, very busy…


Yawn

June 26, 2009

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A wild-looking individual, somewhat bored and tired of the contents of his newspaper.