Friday, March 24, 2006

Sanctimonious are us

Re-reading my previous post makes me sound excessively sanctimonious. I wasn't drunk, I promise!


Blogger kyknoord said...

Ah, but if you were drunk, wouldn't you pretend that you weren't? Would you mind blowing into this tube please?

9:35 am  
Blogger Rob7534 said...

I enjoyed the read. Not so sactimonious really, it was a major change in your country. You can cry if you need to babe. It's all good.

12:19 pm  
Blogger Terri said...

what does sanctimonious really mean, in the grand scheme of things?
It's ponderous, man, real ponderous...

1:21 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

kyknoord: i'd pretend if I were on the drunk side of tipsy but even I can't pretend if truly drunk. However, unlike many drunks, I don't get maudlin or overly emotional when drunk, I just get happy and overly flirtatious.

rob: boys don't cry, don't you know that by now?

terri: I don't want to be ponderous either.

2:06 pm  
Blogger Babsbitchin said...

Nomad,you and your high falootin' words. It keeps me on my toes, though. I would love to see you drunk, that would be a interesting.Lest I be redundant, keep throwing those words out, it makes me think,smell the smoke? Hope you're well,xoxo

6:20 pm  
Anonymous xmichra said...

You didn't sound sanctimonious at all. I think If you had said that If owuldn't have mattered, or that it played no part to you.. maybe that would have come off a bit more holier than thou. But you are embracing a part of your world, and you were moved by an action that clearly effects you, even if no others see that. You shared this feeling, which makes you more intelligent and more in tune .

That's my sanctimonious oppinion. :)

6:40 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

I remember sitting on my bosses couch (she had a home based business) in London watching the elections on British TV. I cried and cried and C-R-I-E-D. I still remember thinking that I really didn't understand what I was even crying about. I do recall though I was going through a myriad of emotions - joy, sadness, guilt, regret, pride, you name it, I felt it - and I recall wishing very clearly that I had been in South Africa that day, or at least had the opportunity to stand on one of those lines. I have been out the country since 1993 and am not a citizen of any other country yet. When you truly can't vote, even if you want to - that is when you get in touch with how fortunate you are to be able to, when you want to.

8:43 pm  
Blogger Frog with a Blog said...

You did sound sanctimonious Nomad, someone has to say it here!
Actually, I don't even know what the word means, but I'm sure you are that.

Have I ever told you that I got to shake hands with Mandela on his official visit to Stockholm some years ago?

11:12 pm  
Blogger Babsbitchin said...

frog, you're showing off now, stop it!

3:34 am  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

If the previous post is seen as sanctimonious, then could be that you were drunk on yourself? Nah... Lol

1:42 pm  
Blogger Ancient Clown said...

Hi Nomad:

As you were the first person I saw with and therefore the inspiration behind the FLAG Counter on your site.
It Inspired and became a tool of the 'Ancient Games':
GOLD Medal Games...for the Enlightened.

Anyway, I'm not whining, I have no cheese, but I'm sure all the flaggers miss their little buddies.
As I think you are AWARE what happened when G.G. was having problems and I was hoping perhaps we could rally around the flag for our 'little buddies'.

Just seeing if anyone salutes.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

9:46 pm  
Blogger Ancient Clown said...


The entire team of SRI LANKA that made such a dramatic appearance today during the morning hrs of the Ancient Games has been kidnapped.

Upon the return of the flag counter
all sixteen members(at last count) have failed to return to the games.

Their 4th place positioning will be HELD in HONOUR of the RIGHTEOUS.
Please everyone...Help SAVE:
Team Sri Lanka.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

12:58 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

I've been ignorning my blog of late. And I've not done too much visiting of other blogs either so apologies for the hiatus.

I'll try to get back on track now:

babs: here are a few more words for you: supercilious, strangulated, supine, sedentary, seditious, supercalifragilisticexpialidoceous

xmichra: I'm glad you think me more intelligent and in tune but what does that say about you? :-)

dawn: I was very happy and proud to be queuing up to vote that day. Although it was in affluent, leafy Claremont (Cape Town), the queue was more black than white. The festive atmosphere was like that of a really exciting party.

frog: you haven't told me that story - you DO seem to mix with the great and good!! My wife kissed him on the mouth a few years ago. He was giving a speech at the Cape Town Press Club and was shaking hands with everyone afterwards. She was the only one who eschewed the hand in favour of the lips.

chitty: I've been drunk on others, I've been vomited on before although can't recall vomitting on someone else, but I've never been drunk on myself.

ancient clown: who is G.G? and what happened to the Sri Lankans?

1:29 pm  
Blogger Ancient Clown said...

Hi reluctant:

G.G.=>"Guyana Gyrl" where I first saw your link that brought me here.

I'm not sure what happened to the Sri Lankans...official story is there NEVER were any SRI LANKANS...were there?.

As I mentioned before, I'm not overly conspiracy minded, but Seeing the headlines in todays paper in CANADA concerning SRI LANKAN Rebels, the same day they both appeared and then disappeared on my counter, seems a little strange. And then to have all counters go down and all hits vanish to never return...seems a little strange.
Maybe someone doesn't want anyone to SEE they were there, or perhaps it's just me...which is why I asked you.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

4:06 pm  
Blogger Freddie said...

Maybe I was being santimonious by taking a moment to acknowledge a time in our lives in which history was made. If sanctimony requires inebriation to justify its truth... then I raise my glass to you sir and all the millions who shared that monumental day with us!

Le-chaim (To Life!)

9:50 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

Freddie: Thanks for popping by.

It certainly was a very historic day and one that will live with everyone who was there to experience, even those who hated what was happening to the country.

Incidentally, I was perfect sober when I posted that but if you read some of my other posts about red wine, I fully understand why someone could think I was drunk at the time. :-)

In fact, I have another red wine post coming up but I haven't really been in the mood for blogging of late.

10:06 pm  

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