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Go outside and take a picture: 2 year summation

Submitted by Ducky at 2013-07-10 08:30:07 EDT
Rating: 1.77 on 10 ratings (16 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

It’s my last night in China before going home for a bit.

It’s raining. The rain has already delayed my flight by one day. This is ultimately delaying my BC summer barbecuing, camping, and kayaking time. It's beautiful and sounds amazing but right now it can fuck right off.

I just returned from scattering my granddads ashes in Scotland, and staring at my empty apartment through sleep deprived eyes is leaving me feeling…strange in a soul nourishing sadness sort of way.

In the last couple of years I managed to see / do some amazing things and focusing on positive things are much more fun than thinking about how I just transported a portion of my grandfather home to Stirling in a set of ceramic bird salt and pepper shakers which…well the explanation for that is long and awkward but in fairness he did love birds and he was a proud Scot I just wish it hadn't been so windy as dusting bits of him off of my trousers ate into the moment a bit.

Here are some pictures from the last two years.

Have a gorgeous week ubersiters.


Amsterdam.JPG
Amsterdam.JPG

Berlin.JPG
Berlin.JPG

BRUGES.JPG
BRUGES.JPG

Cambodia 2.JPG
Cambodia 2.JPG

Cambodia 3.jpg
Cambodia 3.jpg

Datong Hanging Monestary.JPG
Datong Hanging Monestary.JPG

Globe Theatre London.JPG
Globe Theatre London.JPG

Ho Chi Minh.JPG
Ho Chi Minh.JPG

Home sweet home.JPG
Home sweet home.JPG

Isle of Wight.JPG
Isle of Wight.JPG

Mongolian Grasslands.JPG
Mongolian Grasslands.JPG

North Korea.JPG
North Korea.JPG

Shanghai.JPG
Shanghai.JPG

Siem Reap.JPG
Siem Reap.JPG

Inner Mongolia.JPG
Inner Mongolia.JPG

Stonehenge.JPG
Stonehenge.JPG

Ubud - Bali.jpg
Ubud - Bali.jpg

Bruges (2).JPG
Bruges (2).JPG

Uluwatu.JPG
Uluwatu.JPG

Mongolian Horse Milk Liquour.JPG
Mongolian Horse Milk Liquour.JPG


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Submitted by Sage at 2013-07-17 17:05:31 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Neat pics.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2013-07-11 21:24:15 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I don't dislike anyone.

Well, besides all the Uber dorks.

Actually, I keep my balls neat, trimmed and sweet smelling; Just in case.

Submitted by Ducky at 2013-07-11 20:21:48 EDT (#)

Thank you Sacc...not too traumatic - sad but good...I took him to the Wallace Monument as he was born in Causewayhead - it was a very fast and purpose driven trip. Yeah two years...time goes by so quickly.

Roads thanks for the poems...I read the first one out loud in my best attempt at a Scottish accent (I have not been to Tibet...it is next on my list).

Shlongy I'm not sure what's up with the dislike but no worries. I'm sorry your balls are so old - if they look anywhere near as old as China, I'd be concerned.

Submitted by Ducky at 2013-07-11 20:04:59 EDT (#)

Submitted by Redskieslovescock at 2013-07-10 11:28:45 PDT (#)

did ecuador finally okay your asylum request?

___

*smirks

Submitted by Oathmeal's Mom at 2013-07-11 17:25:01 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by OathMeal at 2013-07-10 10:37:26 EDT (#)

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Couple Things:

1. Suicide
2. Baby sock
3. Steroids
4. Forced sodomy

Submitted by DonovanMD at 2013-07-11 00:16:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-07-10 19:56:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

These are stunning images. Is there a place you haven't been?

Oh the Scottish wind...



The Wild Geese

'Oh, tell me what was on yer road, ye roarin' norlan
As ye cam' blawin' frae the land that's niver frae my mind?
My feet they trayvel England, but I'm deein' for the north—'
'My man, I heard the siller tides rin up the Firth o' Forth.'

'Aye, Wind, I ken them well eneuch, and fine they fa' and rise,
And fain I'd feel the creepin' mist on yonder shore that lies,
But tell me, ere ye passed them by, what saw ye on the way ?'
'My man, I rocked the rovin' gulls that sail abune the Tay.'

'But saw ye naethin', leein' Wind, afore ye cam' to Fife?
There's muckle lyin' yont the Tay that's mair to me nor life.'
'My man, I swept the Angus braes ye haena trod for years—'
'O Wind, forgie a hameless loon that canna see for tears!—'

'And far abune the Angus straths I saw the wild geese flee,
A lang, lang skein o' beatin' wings wi' their heids towards the sea,
And aye their cryin' voices trailed ahint them on the air—'
'O Wind, hae maircy, haud yer whisht, for I daurna listen mair!'

Violet Jacob (1863 - 1946)





To the Cuckoo

Hail, beauteous stranger of the grove!
Thou messenger of Spring!
Now Heaven repairs thy rural seat,
And woods thy welcome sing.

What time the daisy decks the green,
Thy certain voice we hear:
Hast thou a star to guide thy path,
Or mark the rolling year?

Delightful visitant, with thee
I hail the time of flowers;
And hear the sound of music sweet
From birds among the bowers.

The schoolboy, wandering through the wood,
To pull the primrose gay,
Starts the new voice of Spring to hear,
And imitates thy lay.

What time the pea puts on the bloom,
Thou fliest thy vocal vale —
An annual guest, in other lands,
Another Spring to hail.

Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green,
Thy sky is ever clear;
Thou hast no sorrow in thy song.
No winter in thy year!

Alas! sweet bird! not so my fate;
Dark scowling skys I see
Fast gathering round, and fraught with woe
And ninety years to me.

O could I fly, I'd fly with thee!
We'd make, with joyful wing,
Our annual visit o'er the globe—
Companions of the Spring.

Michael Bruce (1746-1767)


Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2013-07-10 19:01:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I'm sorry about your grandfather. I hope the trip wasn't too traumatic.

These are gorgeous. It's been 2 years already?! These remind me of how wordly I am not. I'm jealous.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2013-07-10 14:48:44 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

China looks old. Like my balls.

Submitted by grÜeMaster emeritus and uberlord supreme at 2013-07-10 14:28:45 EDT (#)

did ecuador finally okay your asylum request?

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2013-07-10 11:15:13 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Incredible. I do love a good yurt.

Submitted by Ducky at 2013-07-10 10:46:29 EDT (#)

Oathmeal -

1 - Thank you but it was a good thing...you know when people are ready and it was a happy sadness.
2 - You are far more observant than I am.
3 - Yes. I slept in that yurt...in October. It was fucking cold and the three of us curled around each other like cats on a bare slab of wood did very little to remedy that.
4 - I have no point of reference but it was fun without them too.

Submitted by OathMeal at 2013-07-10 10:37:26 EDT (#)

Couple things:

1 - Sorry about your grandpops.
2 - That monk is only wearing one sandal.
3 - Isn't that Mongolian structure called a Yurt?
4 - Shanghai looks like it'd be a fucking blast to visit while on shrooms.

Submitted by Ducky at 2013-07-10 09:05:17 EDT (#)

The city proper of Datong isn't much to write home about but some of the surrounding areas are stunning.

FALLEN: yes, no (not yet anyway), no?, I hadn't considered it!, and YES - disgusting, but I also ate a tarantula this year so you know...it is what it is.

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2013-07-10 08:52:31 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

FALLEN beat me to it, but fuck it, I'm going for it anyway:

Oop-a Camel Style!

Great pics. I've always wanted to go to Datong.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2013-07-10 08:38:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Fantastic pictures, but a few comments...

1. That is the most pimp picture of a monk...ever.

2. You live in a swamp? like Kermit?

3. Holy shit! is that a lion?

4. Psy on a camel?

5. Mongolian horse milk liquor sounds disgusting


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