Rhymes with Flag

Flags have been very hard to find in the areas I ride. Aussies don’t tend to fly flags in their yards much and I haven’t been by businesses in business hours to get any business-related flags. The only Aussie flag I have found sits outside a house that has an old caravan and many old whitegoods in the front yard. My experience has been that such homes do not have occupants that are high on the “open/agreeableness” personality scale and would not be too keen on me taking any photos.

The local school does fly the federal flag and the aboriginal flag… but I am never riding by there in school hours, and I think it is creepy to take photos of a school when kiddos are there anyway.

And I have just not seen any others… so the feature photo is something that rhymes with ‘flag’: an old, dead paddock tree which is often called a ‘snag’. I do see lots of these and lots of this scenery on my rides around my new place (which I am enjoying 300x more than where I used to live).

I have been getting out for some short rides and did complete my first spring overnight ride last weekend. You can read about it here. The post before it describes a couple of day rides I did in September.

I’m still battling to get my energy back. I’ve completed my first unit in my online course. I go see the ME/CFS specialist next Thursday and I’m putting together a list of queries for my 1 hour appt. The job I want was finally advertised Friday. So I’m working on the cover letter and selection criteria now. Applications are due 28 October. Cross your fingers for me… if I can get that, it will be the last piece of the puzzle I can control in pointing my life where I want it to go.

So I’ve been busy… and feeling a bit like the photo below which I saw posted in one of my support groups. I laughed very hard at this one as this is me on many days!

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

8 response to "Rhymes with Flag"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: October 14, 2019

    Seems you had a very good, though perhaps a bit enervating for you, bike trip Em. I liked reading your blog and give you kudos for keeping at it as much as is appropriate for you.

    As for the challenge — I think your snag works well for the rhyming, and almost looks like a flag in itself ;’-).

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you to get that job, and am happy to hear that you love your new living place so much. Thanks for the update of your riding .

  2. By: Scooter Posted: October 14, 2019

    It’s an interesting photograph, Em. The snag has a suggestive shape, almost grotesque, like a dancing figure with long antlers.

    There’s an aboriginal flag? If you ever do come across that, in this month or another, I’d be interested in seeing it.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: October 16, 2019

      I’m sure you’ve seen the aboriginal flag and just don’t remember. I’ll see what I can do – it may be a late entry as I’ll be really busy the rest of the month and probably not riding in places that will have that flag (or any flag!).

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 14, 2019

    You ‘snagged’ a fine photo even if it isnt a flag 🙂
    Looks like a great ride you had too — Verne and Kermit get a new set of threads?
    Hope all goes well with the Dr appt and the new job.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: October 16, 2019

      Thanks, Rich. The guys have a few different sets of clothes. Kermit has more than Verne as we can rob Ken dolls of their clothes for Kermit. Verne’s… ahem… robust figure means he doesn’t fit much!

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: October 17, 2019

    All the best job wise, I think your due for a lucky break.

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