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Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:34 am
Hello there! My name is Wombat, my given name Winifred. My full nickname is actually Aerial Wombat, shortened to just Wombat.
Anyone familiar with the old Subic Bay in the Philippine Islands (the naval base which emptied thousands of Navy men and women out onto a street that at one time boasted over 4,000 bars) would know about the tin corrugated roofs that cover many of the shacks. For some reason that I will never remember, I was being chased by my mates across the rooftops when I hit a weak spot in a roof (go figure) and crashed through the roof, landing in apparently the sleeping area of an elderly woman who began to scream at the top of her lungs. My buddies stumbled through the front door in the guise of authority somehow, and started throwing money at her while one grabbed me up and carried me out into the street. "Why carry her?" one shouted over the softening screams, "She's as agile as an ariel wombat!"
I am American, which is NOT to say that I approve of the "Boot in your Ass" song. Old Marillion music truly saved my sanity during the Persian Gulf madness.
I was a fish out of water (pun not intended!) at RAF bases, learning lots of interesting things like "Don't make faces at the gunners on the base perimeter" and the "ablution room" isn't where they serve really good whiskey. (I know what it means NOW, but wtf are people doing labeling a latrine "ablution?"
I am finishing my law studies in order to become what I believe you folks call a "solicitor". That means that I am so broke I can't pay attention right now, and really DO use things like playing cards in lieu of spatulas.
Other than winding-down in the evenings with perhaps a little Vogon poetry (My last masterpiece, Ode to a Spider I Catapulted Across my Room with a Dustpan one Midnight in October is posted on my blog, wombatblog.blogspot.com), I have a few faithful animals, and a lovely 20 year old daughter. I am single, as my husband found it too difficult to be "lonely" whilst I was out fighting for God and country. Commie bastard!
Thanks so much to those who have done the hard work putting this site together. Very well done, and very much appreciated!
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:55 am
Hello Wombat - welcome to the madhouse!
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:13 pm
Hello Wombat, welcome !
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:41 pm
Hi there! I wish every introductory post was as interesting as yours!
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:49 pm
Thanks so much for the nice welcomes!
I'm not a member of any other forum like this, so I don't really know, but it sure seems to me that the great majority of Fish/old +new Marillion fans are of much higher than average intellect.
I have had some big fun over the last week since I discovered this site and the Facebook page, reading posts and laughing at many of the stories and responses.
Before joining the USAF in '89 I made a (terrible) living playing music in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is where I saw Marillion in 1987 at the Filmore. In fact that very night I damn near broke my leg running across the street in these hideous boots I had, rushing to get to a gig at the "Full Moon Saloon". (I had a bad cold, and as I rushed into the venue a guy handed me a big white balloon. True story- he says "Yep. Its a Full Moon Saloon, get well soon balloon.") Certainly an example of a more creative fan lol.
I would absolutely LOVE to hear any stories people might have about seeing a good show. In fact, I am happy to read stories of anything amusing. I am on Facebook as Wombat Colborn.
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:50 pm
Hello Wombat, enjoy The Union! Good to have you here!
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:07 pm
Welcome to The Union Wombat!
- What an intro! Very entertaining.
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:03 pm
Hello Wombat! Great Intro!!
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:42 pm
hi and welcome to the forum wombat, hope you enjoy your tour here
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:31 pm
hi wombat and welcpme to the forum, the union and the company! great intro!
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