April 12, 2008
Gaylord made no comment on the traffic in Edinburgh as he made his tour of Holyrood Park. I, on the other hand, think that drivers in Edinburgh should get a grip and look where they are fucking going.
I was hit by a car on my way home from work on Wednesday, resulting in a trip in an Ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Fortunately nothing was broken, and I was left, only with a sore neck and a concussion. This, however, could have been avoided, had the moron in the car, used his eyes, before jumping out of the junction into the path of the oncoming traffic, me.
Let’s hope he wasn’t an uninsured moron, and the damage to my bike will not have to come out of my own pocket. To say nothing of the cost to the tax-payer of the police time, the ambulance, the doctors, nurses, x-rays, etc.
April 6, 2008
Unfortunately I have no news about Gaylord today.
Still, life moves forward and I did see something rather incredible; pigeons having sex. It was lovely. They rubbed their beaks together for a while, then the female squatted, shaking her tail feathers; the male climbed aboard and proceeded to flap about for about five seconds. Job done.
Nature is beautiful.
April 1, 2008
It seems that Gaylord is not the only Seychellian athlete with an amusing name.
Giovanny Fanny competed in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. He came 6th in heat. It seems he is now a coach.
March 31, 2008
Thanks to those who commented on yesterday’s post.
I also had a couple of comments on the pictures of Gaylord on Flickr, one of which has been added to the group Seselwa. One correspondant even claims to have met Gaylord, and describes him as “really a good guy”. Well, I am very glad to hear that, but can’t say I ever had any doubts.
Gaylord gets a mention in today’s Herald, and also on the Scotsman website, but only in the user comments section.
March 30, 2008
This blog is inspired by, and dedicated to, the Seychelles’ premier athlete, Gaylord Silly.
For those of you unaware of Gaylord, here are a couple of pictures of him competing in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh.
Gaylord finished in 163rd place. Finishing in a time of 43 minutes and 3 seconds. A very respectable result, considering that this is the first time Gaylord has competed at this level.
You can view the official result here
The race was won by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, in a time of 34 minutes 38 seconds. Somewhat of a triumph itself, as he had one of his shoes knocked off in the middle of the race and dropped to 40th place in the process of putting it back on. He won though, and his name is comparatively dull.
I would mention the women’s race, however, I missed this completely. I spent the whole race standing in the queue for coffee. The coffee was good, the pain au chocolat was average.
March 30, 2008
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