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Forum: Mess Deck 12th November 2019, 06:54
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Gentlemen:: I think I did suggest awhile ago that...

Gentlemen:: I think I did suggest awhile ago that we dry dock in Lerwick, for old times sake.

I am sorry that I am announcing my retirement as Commodore -- The last week of my Chemo/radiation...
Forum: Mess Deck 14th October 2019, 06:23
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I did...

Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I did wonder at radiation the other day, I had just eaten breakfast, and I asked them if they were re-warming it for me. Just like bloody Queen Victoria, they...
Forum: Mess Deck 11th October 2019, 17:26
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Just putting in an appearance. Just finished my...

Just putting in an appearance. Just finished my second week of radiation and chemo therapy. ot feeling too bad but my appetites's off a bit. :(
Forum: Mess Deck 7th October 2019, 06:07
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Enough of this Frenchie stuff for the time being....

Enough of this Frenchie stuff for the time being. Heading out tomorrow for Antwerp. And if E-S starts singing "Oh! Danny Boy" we can be sure it's melancholia for the bar and not the Irish feller. :)
Forum: Mess Deck 7th October 2019, 06:03
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Posted By Tom Alexander
I think what E-S is trying to tell us is that he...

I think what E-S is trying to tell us is that he can't play darts worth a damn. Best he stick to Crazy 8's and Snap. Not ethos, but pathos on his part -- jealous of my perfectly balanced gold...
Forum: Say Hello 7th October 2019, 05:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tom Alexander
E-S ---- Where do we pay this Syntax ?? Do we...

E-S ---- Where do we pay this Syntax ?? Do we pay it before we sin, during, or after?? Do we only have to pay it if we are caught ??? :cloud:
Forum: Mess Deck 3rd October 2019, 04:54
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Posted By Tom Alexander
I think we should get Tmac to injuneer some...

I think we should get Tmac to injuneer some pitching motion into this device to make it seem even more realistic. :princess:
Forum: Mess Deck 2nd October 2019, 04:46
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Posted By Tom Alexander
With all the observations about various board and...

With all the observations about various board and card games, I would respectfully request, along with a case of Black Bush, that Tmac, either himself, or by delegation. design a cubicle to hold the...
Forum: Mess Deck 25th September 2019, 06:54
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Posted By Tom Alexander
I always remember the foggy night when, although...

I always remember the foggy night when, although I couldn't see the bus, I could see the conductor walking ahead with a flaming torch made out of rolled up newspaper guiding the bus. Unseen on the...
Forum: Mess Deck 24th September 2019, 07:54
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Posted By Tom Alexander
We have picked up le pilote chap - he's very...

We have picked up le pilote chap - he's very happy with his one litre sippy cup filled with our latest acquisition from Porto -- does require we wear hard hats thought and we'll have to duck a bit...
Forum: Mess Deck 23rd September 2019, 06:33
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Dartskipper, or Farmer John, whoever is on watch...

Dartskipper, or Farmer John, whoever is on watch -- please put the right turn signal on (one short blast on the horn) as we are going to turn right into the mouth of the Seine. All bridge crew report...
Forum: Mess Deck 22nd September 2019, 06:37
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Smoked haddock -- that's the course between the...

Smoked haddock -- that's the course between the assorted cereal and the bacon, egg and accompaniments. Those were the days when the occifers got the same grub as the passengers. :)
Forum: Say Hello 22nd September 2019, 06:27
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Tom Alexander
Welcome aboard! My morbid curiosity wonders what...

Welcome aboard! My morbid curiosity wonders what you are sailing on the lake up there. Also, what shipping lines/ships did you work with when at sea?? You never know, but you might find some old...
Forum: Mess Deck 21st September 2019, 07:00
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Never fear -- Sir William was never close to...

Never fear -- Sir William was never close to being a ticket puncher. Sir W's spot was up the front end of the train -- the bloke with the shovel I believe. Fireman Bill I believe was his name, and he...
Forum: Easy/Hard Jig/puzzle 21st September 2019, 06:48
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Ellerman & Bucknall ??

Ellerman & Bucknall ??
Forum: Mess Deck 20th September 2019, 06:29
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Where on earth did you learn that uneducated...

Where on earth did you learn that uneducated dribble of 2 teaspoons ??? On a high class vessel like the Golden Dreamer II we refer to the sweetening of beverages as "one lump, or two?" in solemn...
Forum: Mess Deck 19th September 2019, 07:08
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Your wish is my command !! The rest of you line...

Your wish is my command !! The rest of you line up behind Sir William and I will ensure the barista will serve exactly what you want. (Coffee that is !) :pint:
Forum: Mess Deck 18th September 2019, 07:10
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Posted By Tom Alexander
That's Sir William for you -- here we are halfway...

That's Sir William for you -- here we are halfway across the Bay of Biscay and he thinks the water is calm enough to go water skiing. :jester::jester:
Forum: Mess Deck 18th September 2019, 07:08
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Posted By Tom Alexander
The TV thingy is the door on the microwave and...

The TV thingy is the door on the microwave and the big yellow mass you saw was some left over fried chicken on the turntable warming up while I nipped to the head to shake hands with the unemployed. ...
Forum: Mess Deck 16th September 2019, 06:36
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Don't need that treatment -- do my regular...

Don't need that treatment -- do my regular nightly ablutions with paraffin and cotton waste.

:angel:
Forum: Mess Deck 15th September 2019, 06:56
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Posted By Tom Alexander
For all those people who don't know where we are,...

For all those people who don't know where we are, we have just left Porto, headed for Paris. If you feel you are stranded you can get a rail pass from our agent which should get you to Paris about...
Forum: Mess Deck 15th September 2019, 06:50
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Posted By Tom Alexander
They serve food there ????? :hippy::hippy:

They serve food there ????? :hippy::hippy:
Forum: Mess Deck 14th September 2019, 06:45
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Thank you for the reminder, E-S. I've been...

Thank you for the reminder, E-S. I've been sleeping at the switch (an old railroader's term, I think) but we haven't derailed. With our tanks replete we can mosey on to, perhaps, Paris seeing as of...
Forum: Mess Deck 10th September 2019, 07:55
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Posted By Tom Alexander
Concave?? David ???? No wonder I suffer from...

Concave?? David ???? No wonder I suffer from depression. I always thought my dome was convex. !! (I knew Matt was finished -- he was the lad with no arms and legs laying in front of the door.) ...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th September 2019, 07:43
Replies: 347
Views: 35,221
Posted By Tom Alexander
All I know is that Archimedes principal states...

All I know is that Archimedes principal states something about not peeing in the pool -- I think. (Think I'll have another one, anyway) :pint:
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