Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

April 05, 2009

Eye spy ... a new development

I am playing along with Cindy's Eye Spy meme each Sunday. This week Christina of A Little Bird Told me asked us to spy a new development.

Ooh ... easy. The story goes a little like this.
And now we have Caller #9 on the line.
Um hello ... yes ... is this Dull FMs "Secret Sound" competition?

Yes, Caller #9. For $10,000, what do you think the
sound is?
Oooh, easy. Its the sound of that young hoon who has been tailgating me wherever I drive.

Sorry Caller #9. That is incorrrrrect.
Huh? But ... wait ... there must be a mistake ... I'd know the sound of those horrible screeching tyres anywhere.

Listen Caller #9, have you taken a look in the (rear) mirror lately? That sound is YOU, lady.

Oh dear. It is too. This is s a new development.

I now need to add tyres squeal when bearing right at any speed above completely stationary to the increasing list of woes. The grand old dame is nineteen years old this year - she was my very first car. Parting will be such sweet sorrow.

Thank you to Cindy for hosting Eye Spy and to Christina for the fun theme. To see some more new developments, head over here.


  1. wow....19 years, she will be missed

  2. I am so glad I got to be chaufered before the drag racing series. Hope I wasn't the kiss of death.

  3. 19 years is an enormous stint in car years - it will be a very sad day indeed. But the next one will feel so shiny and new...

  4. 19 years is a long time for a car. especially today where people seem to keep a car for only a year and trade it in when nothing is wrong with it.

  5. Perhaps you can just put her out to pasture? She might meet another lovely 19 year old...

    Even better - what do bogans do with their much loved cars - that's right, they put them in the front yard on cinder block. If the council complains you can just sign her and call it ready-made art, ala Duchamp!

    No? Ok. :)

  6. Ah, I know what you mean. Pootling along with a friend one day in her little car, we turned into the Nepean highway, she put her foot down, and when I stopped laughing, I told her she should be ashamed!

    Her muffler had come off the car weeks before and we were hooning it up the highway like a couple of teenies on a tare.

  7. Hahaha, re Christina's comment: your car could certainly go out to pasture with my own 19 year old car. They can be friends (although your car still runs!)


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