Saturday, November 25, 2006

Here's to Old Friends.

Thanks to those nice folk at Friends Reunited, (despite what dear Richard says, they are very nice), I had a reply from someone with whom I shared my very brief college career.
Her message contained the quaint phrase:
"of course i remember you and the tin of Andrews liver salts you bought me for m 19th. birthday. "
Well, it made me smile. I really don't remember doing that.

25 comments:

tom909 said...

Vicus, do I know this girl,
a)no, not at all
b)yes
c)yes, in the biblical sense.

realdoc said...

Is the cricket going well? I can't ask my other half as he appears to have become nocturnal. There is a lot of swearing going on at night, though.

Dave said...

doc: don't ask. Really.

Vicus Scurra said...

Tom. I would remind you (and in case you think that I am being cruel by saying this, I have to remind you that you asked for clarification) that you only attended college twice, on the day in your first two (and only) terms when the grant cheques were distributed. It is unlikely that you knew any of the fine successful folk at our Alma Mater. Your only encounters with members of the student body were with those abysmal failures and social rejects with whom you frequented in those days. I would have thought that it was in your own best interests to downplay that time of your life.

Realdoc. The cricket is going very well. England dropped Panesar and therefore deserve the sound thrashing that they are receiving. Please advise Mr Realdoc that there should be some good cricket in the India South Africa one day internationals, where he will have the chance to see a well beaten team regroup in a manner that the England team is unlikely to emulate. Please tell Mr R that swearing about sport is most unbecoming. He will find himself in very bad company.

tom909 said...

Vicus, answer the question. Did I shag her or not?

Lin said...

Sweet Jesus, but it sounds like you were a bit of a ladies man at 19. Andrews Liver Salts no less. You obviously knew the way to a woman's heart was through her other bits. What a guy.

Dave said...

Of course, if Giles gets a double century tomorrow, and wins the match for us, then Vicus and I will be happy to eat our words.

Vicus Scurra said...

Tom. Let me help you here. Your sex life in those years consisted of:
1) A misunderstanding with your postman.
2) A night of passion with the college mascot. By luck rather than judgement it transpired that "Arthur" was actually a nanny not a billy.
3) Losing your virginity to a young lady who forever after could not finish a sentence without bursting into tears, developed a twitch and eventually and irrevocably joined the Conservative Party.
The sweet young lady in question was none of these.

ebaaj - Yorkshireman with religious leanings.

raincoaster said...

Yeah, but you didn't think to ask what Andrew was gonna do without any liver salts, eh? You just took them. He started having seizures and became a cruise ship lounge singer. I hope you're proud of yourself.

Richard said...

I'm worried about this smiling affliction

Pamela said...

vicus, are those the same liver salts you sent to me last week? Is that what you're giving all the ladies since you decided to swear off that boarding school experimentation phase of yours?

The Murphmeister said...

Oh, I get it. Andrews Liver Salt is an anagram of "wadless silver rant". She must have been grateful...you are a genius Vicus.

raincoaster said...

'The essential Saltes of Animals may be so prepared and preserved, that an ingenious Man may have the whole Ark of Noah in his own Studie, and raise the fine Shape of an Animal out of its Ashes at his Pleasure; and by the lyke Method from the essential Saltes of humane Dust, a Philosopher may, without any criminal Necromancy, call up the Shape of any dead Ancestour from the Dust whereinto his Bodie has been incinerated.'

- Borellus

Vicus is indeed a genius. An EVIL genius.

Now we know what really became of Andrew. I just hope she never speaks the incantation.

awaiting said...

Now, just what the heck are liver salts!? Come on now, I'm from Mississippi, cut me some slack!

Frontier Editor said...

Are they anything like Eno's Fruit Salts? The old RAF field manual for overseas service circa 1925 DOES have a logical use for those.

Vicus Scurra said...

Well, awaiting, they are either a remedy for stomach acid, or a mild laxative.
Please do not ask for further details.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Eno's! Thanks for that madeleine, Fronty. Are they still selling it out in the colonies?

raincoaster said...

Indeed, but now they're calling them Eno Pride Salts instead.

Mark Gamon said...

Talking of old friends, Boggins is back. Get over there and encourage him, quick.

Frontier Editor said...

Rain - Why don't they just shorten them to Brine Eno's then? Eh? Eh?

broomhilda said...

My dear Viccus,

I see clearly now, you'll give liver salts to young women for their birthdays - yet, you send me nothing for a wedding gift.
I am sadden by this, especially since I sent you that lovely invitation, plane tickets and that donut for you to sit on so your hemmoroids wouldn't bother you on the long flight.

Vicus Scurra said...

She's back! It's the same one!
Broomhilda. How lovely. We were all coming to your wedding, but then there was a problem with customs and the wedding gift. Are you sure they are legal in Wisconsin?

ziggi said...

Please can you write something else I still can't think of anything to say about this post and I'm fed up of reading it.
Cricket's looking better - I knew sleeping with everything crossed would do the trick!

Adam said...

I have friends at more, shall we say, "festive" colleges that probably won't remember anything between Freshman orientation and the week after they graduate (a span of about seven years, give or take a semester).

hjzgnriv- Something someone wrote while drunk several times on the dry erase board on my door Freshman year. I, however, perfer a good old fashioned "TEKSOQP!"

Vicus Scurra said...

Adam. We can all relate to that.

Apart from the bit about your having friends.