By Gervase Phinn
For Gervase Phinn, getting old isn't really a few leisurely stroll to the pub for a video game of dominoes or drowsing in his favourite armchair. As this glowing selection of his absolute best funny writing exhibits, he can be "out of the woods" yet he's by no means "over the hill." on reflection over greater than 60 years of family members existence, educating, analyzing colleges, writing, and public talking, Gervase by no means fails to unearth humor, personality, heat, and knowledge from the main diversified of stories, whether or not they be growing to be up in Rotherham with the main un-Yorkshirelike of names or describing why loud cellular phone clients get his goat.
Brimming with nostalgia, lightly mocking life's absurdities, by no means shy of an opinion, this can be Gervase Phinn at his wittiest, twinkly-eyed most sensible.
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Heat. Agony. Dehydration. Hornets. These were the thoughts that plagued me during the run. I was too hot and miserable to enjoy the run physically, and I was too worried about the hornets to enjoy the run emotionally. But that’s how it goes with runners: through pain, we find serenity. 40 The greater the agony, the greater our eventual absolution. And in this case, my absolution came in the form of a vending machine and an electrical storm. The vending machine sprung out of the side of a hill where the forest gave way to city.
To lie down. Fin a recliner s ally ... o comforta YOU’LL DIE FINANCING 52 OPTIONS A ble, IN IT! VAILABLE! And the buzzing roar of the world is nothing compared to the noise inside my head. I’m an introspective person, and sometimes I think too much, about my job and about my life. I feed an army of pointless, bantering demons. Hey, remember that time you did that thing you were ashamed of? No? Allow me to remind you for no reason! of it. I’m going to recite this list of items that you have absolutely no control over, but you should worry about anyway.
Instead, this is what I got: HELLO LADIES! I DON’T SUPPOSE YOU HAVE ANY SNACKS, DO YOU?! SE? A BAR ELS? A E L PL ANO RETZ P R A G SOME T S JU HAPS PER OR MY LEGS ARE SO HUNGRY... FFFFFEEE ED THEMM .... MM!!! EEEEEE! EEE EEE E E E E EE Running is not about vanity. If I wanted to look good I’d get a gym membership and stand in front of a mirror doing bicep curls. I’d go tanning and drink protein shakes and participate in all the other synchronized stupidity that has come to embody bad gym culture.