I love my council estate

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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I love my council estate

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 03:02

I've led a peripatetic life, having moved some twenty-odd times. I have lived OUT OF a trunk, in and out of hostels, and at home at various points in my life. It was not before 2009 that I got a home of my own, my wonderful (and cheap) space age bachelor pad. It's located on a quiet council estate in a sleepy town. The council estate is almost free of graffiti, and there are very few skirmishes among tenants. We have activities, for those who like that sort of thing, and a gym that I never visit. I have got a nice, spacious living room, a kitchen area, an enclosed balcony, and a bedroom for the archives. I sleep in the living room, and have become a real homebody, surrounded by my wonderful things. I am not going anywhere. This is it. This is where I want to spend the rest of my life. I hope to die here.
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Re: I love my council estate

Postby Dr. Baron » 17 Mar 2021, 12:12

Well that's nice. There's something to be said for finding such contentment!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Mar 2021, 14:17

You lived IN a trunk?
As opposed to out of a trunk?
Now THIS I want to hear! You slept in it etc?
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Re: I love my council estate

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 14:31

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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 14:34

Dr. Baron wrote:Well that's nice. There's something to be said for finding such contentment!


Can't say that about many things that have gone down in my life, but yes, here is one instance where I can say, without reservation, that I was lucky.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 14:38

Minnie the Minx wrote:You lived IN a trunk?
As opposed to out of a trunk?
Now THIS I want to hear! You slept in it etc?


Oh dear, did I make a mistake? Well, well, you got me there... :oops:
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Mar 2021, 14:46

:D

Well, living out of a trunk sounds slightly more upmarket than living IN one but I was pretty excited to hear about it!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: I love my council estate

Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Mar 2021, 14:47

You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 14:48

Minnie the Minx wrote::D

Well, living out of a trunk sounds slightly more upmarket than living IN one but I was pretty excited to hear about it!


:D

Well, thanks for the correction, anyway. I love the English language and I am a lifelong student.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 14:49

Minnie the Minx wrote:


Funny, I bought that one at my local thrift shop just this afternoon! A&M first CD edition, too! :D
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Re: I love my council estate

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 17 Mar 2021, 21:52

GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:


Funny, I bought that one at my local thrift shop just this afternoon! A&M first CD edition, too! :D


On the american version the track is called "Man in a trunk"
Some mother's talking 'bout Guns' n 'Roses
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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 22:16

So I grew up in a crazy world of dressing rooms
And hotel rooms and waiting rooms
And rows behind-the-scenes
And I can't forget the endless rows
Of sleepless nights and heatless nights
And nights without a nickel in my jeans

But it's all in the game and way you play it
And you've gotta play the game you know
When you're born in a trunk at the Princess Theater
In Pocatello, Idaho
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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 22:19

I've checked my notebook and have discovered that I own "Zenyatta Mondatta" already, the A&M remaster. But I don't care, I'm keeping both editions.
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Postby C » 18 Mar 2021, 08:16

You sound happy and content Googs.

That's an excellent place to be.

I am pleased for you my learned friend

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Re: I love my council estate

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2021, 09:11

C wrote:You sound happy and content Googs.

That's an excellent place to be.

I am pleased for you my learned friend

Yes, I am pleased for you







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Thank you, C :)
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Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2021, 09:13

"Zenyatta Mondatta" is their best one. Contains the first track I ever heard by them, "De Do Do Do, De Dah Dah Dah".
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck