Clear blue skies are sort-of universal

14 Apr

From here, I can see the aeroplanes practice their stunts over the Corniche in preparation for this weekend’s big Air Race which would be awesome, were big Air Races my cup of tea.

This weekend, I am going to Al Ain.

Watching the planes practice their stunts it reminds me of the days, in year eleven economics, when, instead of reading Norm and Rosie, I would watch, through unwashed windows which opened in, the man (I thought his name was Chris Spirou, but google is letting me down) who flew his plane to practice his stunts at the Pt Pirie aerodrome, and I have no idea where he went to perform them. Or why. Though there was something at the aerodrome one day. With fairy floss and chocolate snips. And Chris Spirou if that really was his name.

I seem to recall his plane was red, but I guess that’s just because red fits so well with stunt. For all I know it was orange so that it blended into the setting sun. Or blue. But what would be the point of matching your plane to the sky. Red. I suspect it really was red.

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5 Responses to “Clear blue skies are sort-of universal”

  1. Lynne April 15, 2009 at 2:49 am #

    I’m sure you’re right. Chris Sperou in a red plane. I remember him too.

    Spent Easter Sunday reading your book. Awesome!! Who says you can’t write? Don’t listen to those voices.

  2. Carolyn Cordon April 15, 2009 at 3:50 am #

    Chris Sperou performs at the Barossa Air Show, We saw him there last year. It’s on again this Sunday, don’t know is Sperou is flying.

    btw, what on earth are you doing there?

  3. elsewhere April 15, 2009 at 5:24 am #

    I’m a bit lost — Norm and Rosie sounds like an Alex Buzo play. Was it an economicS textbook?

  4. Pavlov's Cat April 15, 2009 at 5:44 am #

    Or a cross between an Alex Buzo play and a Joe Camilleri song.

    3C, about the not writing thing. After the year you’ve had, up to and including current dislocations, it would actually be really weird if you could write properly again this soon.

  5. Gina April 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    Congratulations on the book! I used to work at WP, and my brother still does. I’ve been reading your blog but hadn’t made the connection. It’s a small world, even when you move as far away as Abu Dhabi.

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