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Redneck for a Day

Posted on 2006/02/28 05:06:26 (February 2006).

[Sunday 26th February]
One of my US based colleagues invited me over to his house for the afternoon, which was really great. He lives right out in the sticks, and appears, despite not being a native of the US, to have devolved into a kind of frontier lifestyle. So we spent the afternoon chopping logs and tending to the horses - a million miles away from the treadmill of existence that is a career in software engineering. My colleague also made a roast dinner - complete with yorkshire puddings, brussel sprouts and roast potatoes. It couldn't really have got any better.

Comment 1

Did you remember how to ride a horse?

Posted by Mum at 2006/02/28 10:16:27.

Comment 2

"I'm a lumberjack...
I cut down trees... "
How is it again?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/02/28 11:34:06.

Comment 3

"... I wear high heels, suspenders and a bra.." ... Nice one Sheri!

Did you burnt crosses and insulted gay people as well during your redneck experience?

Did you get to use that "like a cat covering shit on a concrete floor" expression? ;)

Posted by Lox at 2006/02/28 14:49:38.

Comment 4

Did you get the oppertunity to shout "Get orf MY Laaand!"

Posted by Kev at 2006/02/28 14:55:11.

Comment 5

That's really cool!

"When the Moon shines on the cowshed.
And the working day is done.
There's a pub we all go drinking.
And that's where we have our fun.

I am a cider drinker!
I drinks it all of the day.
I am a cider drinker!
I soothes all me troubles away.
Oo ah Oo ah ay."

Posted by Rob Lang at 2006/02/28 15:13:53.

Comment 6

You're all very musical today aren't you?

I have been surprised by the extent to which my US colleagues know Monty Python (or should I say Maaarnty Py-thaaaaarn), however I doubt that knowledge of British culture would extend to the Wurzels.

I shall sing "Cider Drinker" as I am wandering the corridors this morning to test this theory.

Posted by John at 2006/02/28 17:09:51.

Comment 7

Does anyone remember Simon's CB radio in Radstock? I recall a very bored evening when Gary took control of the mic and yelled "I AM A CIDER DRINKER!", to which came the glorious response from some complete stranger on the other end:

"Sounds like you've had 'arf a can already".

Happy days!

Posted by John at 2006/02/28 17:30:16.

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