...Alas, there hasn't been enough time between celebrations to get the pirate ship out of dry dock yet. So, in the spirit of not wanting to be late, the Martini Blimp will be put into service for another day. This need has postponed returning Katie and anthony back to their homes. Instead, they have been plied with more cocktails so they won't mind being held hostage on this next voyage. They were pretty easily swayed...
"Captain, it appears that we are making pretty good time on this flight. We just might arrive on time." "Great news, Matey!" "Aye Captain, considering your latest history for being a tad tardy." "Me? Tardy? We're never tardy! Well, mostly never. But, just in case the winds change, did you bring the maps from the ship's dreaded map room along?" "No Captain. You told us last time the nautical maps don't work for air travel. We're using the dreaded GPS instead." "I did say that, didn't I. I'm just surprised anyone listened to me."
Indeed the trade winds were favorable, didn't change directions and someone actually set the GPS correctly (for a change). Soon the Martini Blimp was sailing low around the UK looking for hospitals where the birthday girl may be found cleaning bedpans. Unsure where to set down, the crew just decides to start the usual musical portion of this thread over the loudspeakers. It might work and the birthday girl will coming running out into the street to greet the pirates...
Hear 'em singing Happy Birthday
Better think about the wish I made
This year gone by ain't been a piece of cake
Every day's a revolution
Pull it together and it comes undone
Just one more candle and a trip around the sun
I'm just hanging on while this old world keeps spinning
And it's good to know it's out of my control
If there's one thing that I've learned from all this living
Is that it wouldn't change a thing if I let go
No, you never see it coming
Always wind up wondering where it went
Only time will tell if it was time well spent
It's another revelation
Celebrating what I should have done
With these souvenirs of my trip around the sun
Yes, I'll make a resolution
That I'll never make another one
Just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun
Just enjoy this ride ...
Until it's done
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLARA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's hoping you have a wonderful day (August 8th) filled with family, friends, no bedpans or other nursey-type stuff and lots of luscious cocktails!!!
...Being unsuccessful, so far, in finding Nurse Clara, the blimp keeps circling Trafalgar Square for lack of any other ideas...