Monday, 18 August 2008

WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO COME IN ON AN ARK WITH ME?














As rain continues to fall over most of the world, I got to thinking about whether God is trying to tell us something. I considered going to the South of France, and then thought, why not work with the precipitation, and take a cruise over the mighty ocean deep? 

I was a bit worried, though, about how much I was going to miss all you guys, and also who would take care of my plants. Then I thought, I wonder if I could take them all with me? (Just in case possibly the entire living biomass of the earth got washed away, while I was on my trip.) However, I don't actually possess a boat; so I've been looking on the internet and I came up with this. I think it would fit everyone, Sock and Bedsock, two by two. 

It's just a prototype, and it would be quite a lot of effort to build, but after seeing how everyone has pulled together for VP's open garden I feel confident that we can do it. It might even be fun, but also, I know I probably sound really neurotic, but I am seriously worried now about what all this rain means. What if God actually is trying to send us a message? I mean, I know he said he'd never do it again...(see under Rainbow Covenant) but, I mean, nobody's perfect. 

So I'm open to suggestions. I did see this on my holidays in Scandinavia last year and if the pirate contingent really feel strongly I'm happy to go for a similar design. (Not to be confused with Pirate Bay, of course, the world's biggest facilitators of illegal downloading, also located in Stockholm.)















PS Due to the ship's oaken construction, I'm still trying to decide whether it's appropriate to accept Stag, Deathwatch, and other wood-boring beetles on board. Interested to know what you think. 

11 comments:

VP said...

Did you know it's the Water Festival this week in Stockholm?

Lots of watery fun for all...

Colin Stagg said...

You make me so furious with your entomological inaccuracy. Everyone knows that Stag beetle larvae only bore into already rotting wood. If you continue to spread this kind of rumour about them, we will have to contact our lawyers. There's no law against eating wood, anyway. What, are you going to ban pandas from your ark, too?

JamesA-S said...

I see your Ark and double it (http://deputy-dog.com/2008/08/07/turkeys-50m-engineless-cruise-ship/)
Much more comfortable than the Vasa. May not float quite as well though: mind you, if I remember rightly, the Vasa barely made it out of dock before sinking. At least we will have lots of swimming pools, bikinis and a choice of cocktail bars.

Arabella Sock said...

Will we eventually get to see swashbuckling MW in the pirate cossie though?

If I don't get to see the picture soon I will have to make one up!

emmat said...

That ship is amazing! And zero carbon!

Yeah poor old Vasa was a bit top heavy i think.

Sadly, I can't issue the pirate photo publicly as it was traded in a gesture of good faith, medieval hostage-style, for one of me looking equally piratical.

(Actually not equally at all because in mine I'm a bit drunk and most of my finery has fallen off. All the more reason to keep these things under wraps for ever, I say.)

Anonymous said...

Har har me lovelies!
I's really like to join you , but will we be away long?
Do I need to make arrangements for my tomatoes?
Oh, and my husband

Lottie said...

So thats why VP has a pile of pallets....

VP said...

Shiver me timbers! I've been rumbled ;)

With the amount of rain we've had lately - a pallet ark's a must have!

Alex said...

Not much rain here in Spain at the moment.

emmat said...

Such a show off, just ignore him.

VP said...

Isn't he due back soon? It'll be such a shock to his system ;)