It must be really boring to be a stick.
You spend decades pushing your way slowly out of the side of a tree, looking at the same view every day, sharing your life with the same branches and twigs.
Years later, a bit of wind dislodges you. For a few moments you enjoy the most thrilling episode of your life, as you fall to earth, but soon realise that you’ve ended up lying on the floor with much the same surroundings, only now you’re no longer growing, you’re just waiting to rot down into the ground.
We can’t save all sticks from the monotony of their existence, but we can make a difference to one stick. Ian chose The Stick. This is it.
The Stick spent its whole life on a tree near Royksopp Lido before falling off and lying on the ground for a bit. Thanks to us, though, it’s had a new lease of life.
- A walk to a pub and then a night on the floor near the pub
- A trip in a car to Brighton
- Being thrown onto the bark chippings under the tree outside my flat
I’ll keep you updated on the progress of The Stick and its amazing new life. For now, though: you’re welcome.
14 comments on “Stick”
Did I not already comment on this?
I must have forgotten.
Also, “stick stick stick, better get one quick quick quick!”
“You can use it like a sword or a knife or a fork, but you’ve got to be quick quick quick…”
No, you didn’t comment on this already, on account of there being no previous comments on it. But I’m sure as heck glad you’ve commented now!
If I can stick (!) a reference to the ole’ dusty Snuff Box trail then you know I will. The fact that Kev doesn’t get it, and continues to not acknowledge that it is bizarrely brilliant, also makes me want to mention it more.
You SHOULD mention it more.
I forgot to see if the stick was still there when I left the flat today. I expect it is. I’ll try and check in the morning.
This thread is now SERIOUSLY defunct due to the fact that you didn’t do your job properly.
Still, we’ll always have those memories. Should we do a tenniversary for the stick too?
No. I disagree. In this thread the Stick is still a thing. Rejoice!
This thread is now surplus to requirements. It is wrong and false and all the other bad things. It can’t be allowed to be real.
And so so SO so on.
Also stop living in the past.
Does that mean I shouldn’t reply any more?
No. It means you should reply MORE more. Not any more, but MORE. As in keep those wagons rolling (what?)
I find all that very difficult to understand and am this close <-----> to changing the subject to pineapples again.
Did someone say pineappowls?
That is INCREDIBLE.
You turn up after six weeks, post your first comment since late May, and lay waste to everything else around you with the award-winning introduction of the pineappowl. Just amazing.
I… I’m at a loss. You win, Kev, you win.
Also that picture should have a post of its own. It needs a bigger picture and lots of flashing lights.
Yes, colourful lights.