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Will the doves fly? Will the fireworks explode? Oddly enough, I think they just might...

Most people reading this, and that's the key, READING this I think know the score and genuinely are interested in our dream and it's outcome... but a response to my Wordless Wednesday this week got me thinkin'...

Kuanyin wrote...

Your dream will come true one day...all the bloggers will celebrate...


Y'know, I do believe this is true.

I honestly believe even the haters of this blog and it's several detractors will probably be happy if we manage to see our dream come true...

It's that wee bit in all of us... the one that still believes that indeed, dreams come true. It's the same part of us that plans how we'd spend a lottery win... or what we'd do with "that house" as far as layout and renovations if you owned it.

I think we all do it... ours is "out there"... most people are a lot more quiet about their dreams... but they're all important.

...and yeah, part of me thinks that this blog and "us" represent that chance... that possibility that if you want something bad enough... if you're willing to work at it... if you can suffer a few slings and arrows... perhaps, JUST MAYBE you will have your dream come true.

I'd honestly say that 80% of the blogsphere will probably "celebrate"... they'll all be pleased... sure, there will undoubtedly be a small few that will not be pleased... but those folks won't be pleased by much...

So, now I have another reason to work at this... I want to make the blogsphere celebrate... and I want to one day let EVERYONE know that you can make dreams come true... and it's okay to ask for help!

...but then, Kuanyin continued...

...and then we'll all come a-riding on your bus!

Egads! The entire blogsphere!?!?!??!?!

Um, RLH's have a maximum seating capacity of fifty-three people... I think the whole blogsphere's a bit bigger...

Lessee, I will DEFINITELY owe a ride to CyberCelt, Blandly Urbane, trish, Kuanyin, Andy, MsDemmie, Maritza, Mr. Fab (although we can strap him to the roof...), Candy Minx, Hydra and Ultra Mantis, Robin, My Big Sister, ariadneK, Debbie, Matt, and the list goes on and on and on...

I best find a very good "bulk discount" deal on diesel fuel!

...and tyres...

Oh well, I'm up for the challenge!


Since it's Friday, PLEASE raise up your glass and give a quiet cheer... TO DREAMS!


The standard last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

This blog is here to help promote a dream that an entire family shares... that dream is to rescue an old London Double-Decker bus.


Please, if you have a few minutes, take some time to find out more about this bus and the kooky dream by clicking here.

This bus is VERY special to myself and the whole family, and any help any person can lend us would be most gratefully accepted.

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Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email ·
HEY - you know how they're doing that whole Harry Potter (HUHUHU - I almost typed Pooter Huhu) thing on Bay st. tonight? They're gonna have a doubledecker bus!!!!! GO. Get a ride! Steal the bus! Wait.. I didn't say that.. SHHHHHHH! ;)
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 19:59
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email ·
And PEE ESS... Awwww.... touched that I'm on the list. :) LOVE you guys!!!! And your dream!!! :)
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 20:00
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email ·
OH! And PEE PEE ESS (huhu - I said Peepee.. huhuhu - YES I'm SIX. Shaddap. LOL)... crap. I forgot what I was gonna say.. but it was important... OH YEAH! Blogmad hit. :)
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 20:03
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hi Trish... Stupid "day job"!!! My wife and little one are at the local bookstore that's doing a "fete" for the book tonight... I am staying home to catch up on work... RATS!!!!!!!!!!! That would have been AWESOME to do the bus-thing!
PermalinkPermalink 07/20/07 @ 21:27
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email ·
Dude!! You can't play hooky for a couple of hours to hang on a doubledecker?? PRIORITIES, man.. PRIORITIES!!!

That so sucks. I feel for you.
:( You were the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the newscast.
PermalinkPermalink 07/21/07 @ 00:15
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email ·
Hiya Trish... Well, we promised the little one that we'd do "the deal" at a local bookstore that was doing a celebration... but had I known in advance! (Hence my comments on "day job" stuff.)

I have now POSTED a HARRY POTTER POST! (...and mentioned missing the buses!)
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We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

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