Posted by john leary on Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I've changed my bio and profile for two reasons;
1) from today, I now qualify for a bus pass and heating allowance (in the UK).
2) because I've been learning Scruggs style banjo for five years, I thought I should up-grade myself from "novice". But unfortunately there's nothing in between "novice" and "purty good", so I've gone for "purty good".
However, I do promise to practice and practice and hopefully in time I'll qualify for the purty good title.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @5:30:04 AM
Welcome to the Over 60`s club. I got my bus pass the year before last just for the hell of it. I have used it once. It was the most uncomfortable, smelly and unpleasant travel experience of my life. Mind you it was free.
By the way, you`ll very quickly start using the Over 60 Club as an excuse for the momentary episodes of memory loss that will arrive with increasing frequency now. Just don`t forget where you have left your banjo. Banjo playing keeps us young I think.
Congratulations and happy birthday .......................Peter V.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @7:37:31 AM
Happy birthday John. Did the banjo get a bus pass too? Bryan.
Jane C Says:
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @9:51:13 AM
Happy Birthday John. I didn't think you were any where near the sixty mark. Just shows that our perception of what might be classed as old changes the nearer we get to it.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @10:21:08 AM
Congrat's you OLD (Purty Good) banjo player, 'wonder what I'll be like @ your age??
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @11:13:17 AM
And I agree about the gradings - never quite sure what qualifies you to go from Just Startin and Novice, and Purty Good always seems a leap up from that!
Maybe if anyone on the BHO works in HR, they could do us a proper competancy matrix....no..noooo..noooooo...forget I said that.....
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @11:17:21 AM
Well John, you made it to the bus pass and ive heard you play, and play well you do mate.......so all in all thats PURTY GOOD!!!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @2:02:49 PM
Happy Birthday John !
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @2:16:30 PM
Happy Birthday John and I wish you many more. Congrats on your progress with the banjo.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @1:45:07 AM
happy birthday john
john leary Says:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @5:49:45 AM
Thanks for the birthday greetings.
Onward and upward! Age is no barrier!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @8:37:05 AM
Happy Birthday John from another Capricorn! It's also my little bro's birthday today. You definitely merit the purty good handle, so embrace it!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @8:37:44 AM
oops - it was yesterday. Happy Belated Birthday!
john leary Says:
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @6:27:18 AM
Keep a fiddling
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