Driving! Love it!
I drive a lot. To and from work every day. Roughly 100 miles per day. Compared to previously when I lived
virtually on top of my work. I love the freedom of it all. I used to commute with the bus, train, tram. That was not fun. Everything is too crowded. You hardly ever have your own seat. You have to listen to other people's 'personal' music. You are never quite sure what that dodgy looking stain is on the seat. Everyone is rude and aggresive. You have to remember NOT to put your ticket in your back pocket, else, you are likely to disclocate your shoulder trying to retrieve it due to the complete lack of room to manoeuvre your arms and hands.
No. I hated it. I still do - unless it is at the weekend, when you are going somewhere special. A train ride CAN be great!
In the car, I relax and depending on the time of day, I can listen to either my favourite radio station or even Test Match Special. TMS! What a wonderful invention that is. Cricket on the radio. Ball by ball commentary - on long wave radio - from all over the world. It really is one of THE joys of life.
For anyone who does not know anything about cricket - I live in The Netherlands, so there really are a lot of people that know nothing about cricket at all - then of course TMS will come across as a completely different language.
"The on drive", a misplaced hook to gully, bowled a couple of good maidens, the fielder moves to his favoured short leg"..... Brilliant eh?
I listen at home and laugh myself silly at the sometimes inane but good natured banter between Sir Geoffrey and Aggers - Sorry, I have probably lost some of you there - Just click on the links if you are in the slightest bit interested / confused about this. Then there is the delightful Blowers - Just hearing his "My dear old thing" in his clipped Old Etonian in the summer months just makes me feel that all is well with the world. And the introduction of Phil Tufnell into the fold is a simply inspired move. His sense of comic timing and also sometimes surreal commentary spells with Blowers in particular really makes for compelling listening!
So... my lunch in the summer months. I take the car down to a nice quiet little car park overlooking a very peaceful and secluded duck pond, sandwiches and a flask of hot coffee. Put my seat back, close my eyes and listen to the dulcit tones of TMS - West Indies are touring at the moment, so I expect a lot of the commentary will be regarding Shivnarine Chanderpaul as no one can ever apparently get him out! (sorry if that sounded like Greek but here is the link to help all foriegners understand The Rules of Cricket.
Anyway.... Now you all know about the rules, at 10.55 the players should come striding purposefully down the steps of the pavilion to take up their positions and the battle at Lords between leather and willow will once more commence!
And I cannot wait !!!!!!
I'm Andy. I try to make interesting Digital Art. Thank you.