Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Crackerjack



 It’s Wednesday already…..bloody hell.
It’s dawn and the seagulls are already screaming over west shore,
We’ve seen a couple of foxes playing in the car park on CCTV.

It started off busy but now remains peaceful.
I’ve read and made notes from my counselling reading list since 4 am
I am wearing a extra small pair of reading glasses which were bought by mistake.
According to my colleague I look like Peter Glaze  from the 1960s children’s programme Crackerjack
Him or a school yard pervert she noted wryly .


I’ve joined a gay reading group based in Chester and have just heard details of my first group meeting.
Apparently a selection biscuits will be provided.
No book title as yet

31 comments:

  1. No John, it's not Wednesday. It's Friday, it's five to five and it's Crackerjack!
    I like the idea of a reading group where the priority is the biscuits. Very civilised. xx

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  2. haha, yes its Friday and its five to five and its Crackerjack ! Don't drop the cabbage. Think you may be a bit too young John.

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  3. Well that comparison is a stretch. I think you look great in those glasses. As for the book club, if there are biscuits who needs anything else?

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  4. Is a gay reading group like a gay club too gay like you don't like gay bars? Sounds a bit odd to me.

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    1. How do they prove someone is gay. Would they turn away 'straight' members :-)

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    2. What I can gather the group has been going 20 years and so I can appreciate their inclusivity
      Sounds a social get together too

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  5. I like the glasses..mind you...Penfold!!

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  6. If that's the Crackerjack guy at the bottom, then, no, you don't look like him, nor like a schoolyard pervert. Interested in hearing what the first book will be.

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  7. I ran a building contractors years ago An older Architect we worked for always put in the contracts that for site meeting the contractors would provide tea in a teapot and Mcvitites Chocolte digestive biscuits . I liked his style

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  8. Finally I can comment again! Glitch in my system and it told me I wasn't who I am... annoying. We are the same age John and I remember Crackerjack too. You don't look like him ... but I do like the glasses. Off topic but in the same vein I also remember the kids programme "HOW"

    Jo in Auckland

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  9. Example of humour:
    Glaze: I wish I were a raven, high in the skies I'd flit, I wish I were a raven ...
    Crowther: instead of a raven nit.

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  10. Oh Crackerjack ... It's Friday, it's five to five and it's ..... CRACKERJACK. The highlight of my childhood week. I always wanted a Crackerjack pencil :-)
    And yes in those glasses you are very reminiscent of Peter Glaze!

    I'm glad the book club are providing biscuits, perhaps you could sneak the alcohol and the Scotch Eggs in.

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  11. Wait, what?
    A gay reading group? Sign me up!

    XOXO

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  12. "Shuggie Bain" by Douglas Stuart would be a good choice for a gay reading group.

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  13. I love the glasses. If the biscuits (cookies) are good, who cares about the books?

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  14. A gay reading book group sounds interesting. Will light porn be involved?

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  15. You are sounding a lot more "you" xx

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  16. A gay reading group sounds fun! Why do so many children's TV presenters from the days of yore now look a little creepy?!

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  17. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You are back in form! Venture forth... Those glasses are definitely a new look for you.

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  18. A gay reading group! Should be fun!

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  19. Loved Crackerjack! Your glasses are a little bit Peter Glaze and a little bit Charles Hawtrey's! :)

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  20. Crackerjack is a caramel/popcorn/peanut treat over here but I am guessing your Crackerjack was a TV show.
    I think the reading glasses look good on you. Sounds like you are getting your energy back. Hurray!

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  21. Round rimmed glasses look too much like Harry Potter to me!
    For a gay reading group, a good choice might be Randy Rainbow 's memoir "Playing With Myself" ... I listened to it on SCRIBD and it's a good story read by Randy himself!!

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  22. I don't know how, but I finally managed to connect via google...will get back to finding my way around when I've more time. Been following but unable to post a response. So glad that you're better...if I manage to commenting, I'll let Weave know how. Hugs and really good to see you w/ your specs. Take care. from the base of the mini-mountain in Maine.

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  23. Don't read Shuggie Bain unless you want to be in tears. It was the most upsetting book I've ever read. The author says its not his autobiography but its too heartbreaking for it not to be.

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  24. I always go with a thin pair of glasses, because I tend to look over the top of them when they are on to read.

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  25. You should plan ahead to come to NYC next year for pride celebration! This looks wild, way beyond gay book groups, tho that sounds fun too.: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfUFNUFl-ix/

    lizzy

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  26. A "selection" of biscuits provided. They know how to tempt you all!

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