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JD in Adelaide

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by john doherty, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. john doherty

    john doherty Well-Known Member

    Hello lovely KC-ites!
    A very brief communiqué to let you know..... Number five is alive!
    Been very touched, and indeed comforted by gentle enquiries as to my absence on this most extraordinary of all mediums...... microwave virtual conversation.
    I can hear the dismay across the country in anticipation of the return of the Doherty's dysenteric dialogue.:eek:
    However I have missed the gentle and wise moderation of our moderators....... the efficient and dry wit that is AlPals contribution and the soothing balm that is the sage Kombi wisdom of C bus.
    Who would have thought........ that after half a millennium of self abuse that I would discover, I have feet of clay.
    Thankfully, I have defeated my mortality.... albeit temporarily after a particularly taxing year.
    The silver lining is that I cease practice (some call it "retire".... a word I hate as much as "should") in December. After 35 years of practice I am hanging up my wig.
    As soon as I can convert my ill gotten gains into "readies" I plan to let Hercules transport me from whence I am languishing... to the east coast to buy a boat. I know it is fashionable to run away to the circus, but I plan to run away to the sea.
    I am quite sure that missing Bus Stop last year was a catalyst for my unhappy year. That shall not happen again.
    Reading the last few months of this wonderful collective's conversations has compelled me to return to the keyboard,..... and drive you all nuts with my pedantic drivel.
    I am quite sure that those KC-ites who do not know me, will firstly..... wonder why they have read this thread this far, and that secondly, a savant hacker from the home for the criminally insane with a "Never to be Released" stamp on his file, has hacked into the site. Those who do know me....simply why have read this thread thus far?
    Indeed, I have posted this thread in the clearly egotistical belief that anyone might give a flying proverbial.
    Look forward to shooting the breeze with ewes all and will be in touch with those of you who have cared so beautifully.:oops:

    How weirdly irrelevant that this is my 800th post?

    I plan to be at ReVolks.
    Similarly Bus Stop.
    And in the words of that sadly under rated contemporary philosopher.................. Jeff Fenech........ "Love youse all"
    J.D. in Adelaide :cool:
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  2. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

    Pomona Q
    JD - great to see you back on deck - or is that "behind the wheel"??
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  3. gdrabs

    gdrabs Member

    Western Australia
    'tickets please' - our KC bus conductor is back, be seated and hang on for the ride.....

    Nice to to have your lyrical critiques and anecdotes pervade the KC site once again J.D.
  4. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

    see you at Revolks
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  5. stusbus

    stusbus Well-Known Member

    Tamborine QLD
    We missed you JD ! ;)
    Glad to hear your on the road/ocean to recovery & I look forward to catching up with you at Bus Stop if not before !! :D Till we meet again Bon Voyage
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  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

    sunshine coast
    About f#n time.
    The return... that is.

    Like a jonquil in spring. :)

    And I trust the new direction will fit comfortably.
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  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    JD a brief absence was noticed but a reason behind such is not required ....... rest in the knowledge we all missed you :( but are now :D to see your return.

    Are you hanging up the wig or changing it for one more representative of your youth :rolleyes: until the locks achieve the required length.

    You will find in retirement pondering on how you ever got things done in the limited time you ahd compared to the abundance of time you now don't have ..... read the following and enjoy ;)

    Why I Like Retirement !
    How many days in a week?
    6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

    Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
    Two hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

    Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
    Only one, but it might take all day.

    Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
    There is not enough time to get everything done.

    Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
    The term comes with a 10% discount.

    Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire?
    Tied shoes.

    Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
    They are the only ones who have the time.

    Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?

    Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
    Ans wer:
    They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

    Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?

    Question:What is the best way to describe retirement?
    Answer: The never ending Coffee Break.

    Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
    If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.

    Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
    He is too polite to tell the whole truth.

    And, my very favorite....
    QUESTION: What do you do all week?
    Monday through Friday, NOTHING. Saturday & Sunday, I rest.


    Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
    'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied....
    'Two years older than me'
    'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented..
    She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?

    Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
    'And what do you think is the best thing
    about being 104?' the reporter asked...
    She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'

    The nice thing about being senile is
    you can hide your own Easter eggs

    and have fun finding them.

    I've sure gotten old!
    I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate
    cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind,
    can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine,
    take 40 different medications that
    make me dizzy, winded, and subject to
    blackouts. Have bouts with dementia.
    Have poor circulation; hardly feel my
    hands and feet anymore. Can't remember
    if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends.
    But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

    I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to
    join a fitness club and start exercising.
    I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
    I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and
    down, and perspired for an hour. But,
    by the time Igot my leotards on,
    the class was over.

    My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
    Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

    Know how to prevent sagging?
    Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

    It's scary when you start making the same
    noises as your coffee maker.

    These days about half the stuff in my
    shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'

    Grant me the senility to forget the people
    I never liked anyway, the good fortune
    to run into the ones I do, and the
    eyesight to tell thedifference.

  8. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

    I have missed your eloquent and sometimes cryptic posts JD. All the best with your plans. Cheers, Paul
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  9. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

    Burnett Heads
    You had me worried, so glad to hear you are OK and soon to hang up the wig and be foot loose and fancy free. Nimbin MardiGrass Kombi Konvoy awaits your arrival.:D

    Don't leave it so long between posts again!
  10. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

    Stuck in the UK
    Sometimes reading your posts makes my head hurt.
    In fact it hurts right now.
    But it's a good pain and it's nice to have you back.
    Love you too.
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  11. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

    Port Kennedy WA
    Hey John boy, great to read your back with us all. Retirement ain't a dirty word mate it's great. We did miss you at Forbes but. Maybe I can have your wig mate. But it's great to be reading your posts again even if sometimes it takes a dictionary. Welcome back JD.
  12. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

    Newcastle NSW
    So happy to see you back here JD - we were a little concerned. Looking for a boat? Maybe you should have a look around Lake Macquarie ;)
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  13. Squidy

    Squidy Well-Known Member

    Nice to have you back good sir.
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  14. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

    A boat you say JD. You could make a very dramatic entrance to 2017 busstop with that.
    Oh, and don't hang the wig up. Just use it for costume. The is a sea theme in 2017. And your black hair would not suit this costume as much as a white wig would.

    I assume if you are buying the boat you will grow the beard yourself.
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  15. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

    adelaide sth aust
    Mr Doherty, it is good to see that you are well and truly on road to recovery, albeit, a very slow process, it is a trip you shall never forget. The luck stars were on your side this time round, so the your decision to ,{ lets say} relax a little can only be in yours and your families best interest not to mention ours as well . We are very fortunate to still have you with us, to be able to entertain us with your sharp wit and words of wisdom . Look forward to saying g/day at lake Macquarie.
    Regards , Chris Taylor. Adelaide
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  16. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

    Melbourne Bend of Islands
    A spring missive to brighten our lives. Always a delight to hear from you JD. A Kombi prop in sunny Melbourne is always available..
    When you doff the wig don a beanie to avoid brain freeze!
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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Avalon Beach NSW
    To quote Rick, (one of my favourite philosophers), from The Young Ones :
    "..... you utter, utter, utter, utter bastard ! "
    After numerous unreturned phone calls, I was starting to feel that horrible sense of foreboding in the pit of my guts.......
    Thank f..k you've punched through the other side :cool:
    Look forward to seeing you soon.
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  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Southern ACT
    Like Mark, un returned messages were starting to make me think the worst also.....:(

    So glad you are still running, albeit like a badly tuned Kombi.....;)
  19. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

    Eleebana / Newcastle
    Great news John ,we have missed your posts ,welcome back !
    Look forward to catching up in Gods country 2017 Bus Stop
    Cheers Mark and Lynda
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  20. Debstar

    Debstar Well-Known Member

    Bonnells Bay, NSW
    "Never miss another BusStop" I heard you say, well the next BusStop has my name on it Mr D & I have yet to receive confirmation of your booking! even if you & Hercules are already living on our beautiful lake by then ;)
    Great to read you are on the road to health being the East Coast & as Mark & Lynda said We look forward to seeing you in Gods Country at BusStop 2017, that would be Lake Macquarie mate :rolleyes: cheers :D

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