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#5 - High Five Fridays

"High Five Fridays" is a GREAT meme... and was started by bloggers who deal in "erotica" and therefore, certain links may be of a more "Adult" variety... If you see the dreaded "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) or "NWS" (Not Work Safe) and you're of a more delicate constitution, please do not click on those links. That said, this new "meme" is a great idea... and I am glad it exists and plan on using it to it's fullest potential!

So, without further adieu...

My Fifth High-Five Friday...

#5: Okay, this one's almost JUST to irritate "Barney" (a blogger who's seriously missing more than a few points,) and folks like him... but seriously, I've come to greatly respect Warren Kinsella just for ensuring that the good fights keep being fought!

#4: Andy at The Spicy Caudron deserves a "High-Five" for two HUGE reasons this week... firstly, getting Sue and I to watch an enjoyable "pilot" program from the Beeb called "Being Human"... which is a quirky drama... which has major room for laughs... but is still a drama... let me put it this way... um...

Okay, a vampire and a werewolf move into a haunted flat (apartment for those not in the know,) and befriend the resident ghost.

...and yes, it's a drama.

It was good!

Ten'll get you twenty that Hollywood will pick up the show, re-cast it, and it'll be a pale "Buffy" rip-off within two seasons.

Anyway, Andy also introduced us to "The Blobs" which are little animated "creatures" Beeb3 puts in their station liners... sadly, he mentioned them because they are "no more"... see below (which I hope brings you as much silly joy as it brought me...)

Like I said, however... According to Andy, the "Blobs" are no more... which is VERY sad... Click here for details.

Ach! Have another Blobby Video!!!

Well, I liked 'em!

#3: A "High-Five" and "Get Well Soon" to Lance Evers... better known as Lance Storm... from Calgary... Alberta... CANADA. Despite "hanging up the tights" a while back, Storm continues to be a prolific and interesting writer... as well as a heck of a "guest" on a few wraslin' radio programs. Lance is having his knee scoped so, as a fan, this "High Five", as stated, is a "Get Well Soon!" to boot!

If he ever reads this... if he could answer one question... when does he figger Don Callis will start blogging and will he and Callis try to kill the blogsphere???

Please note: Lance also has a great book club on his blog/website... worth the read!

#2: Proof positive that I'm non-partisan in my politics is my next High-Five which goes out to Blandly Urbane at DemediaCratic Nation!

Blandly has supported the dream since pretty much the begining and has been a good friend to the busly thang... this despite his odd spelling of "shtuff"... I believe he spells it "schtuogh" or the like... anyway, a big "High-Five" goes out to him for all his help!

#1: My number ONE high-five WITH A BULLET is someone who has believed in our dream and been most helpful! She's even taking the brunt of "Barney's" bluster (the blogger who's been the catalyst for much stupidity 'round the bus yard,) because she too is a friend to the environement...

So a HUGE honkin' High Five to Cybercelt!

A prolific blogger and a dear friend.

Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

The purpose of this meme is to give high-fives to 5 people, posts, blogs and/or websites you've admired during the week. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 5 high-fives on Friday. Trackbacks, pings, linky widgets, comment links accepted!

Visiting fellow High-Fivers is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your High-Fives in others comments (please note if NSFW - Not Safe for Work).


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At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

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".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

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