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Valhalla! [20090403|13:28]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Imagine that you are friends with a Norwegian. A large, shaven-headed, tattooed Norwegian. Now imagine that this Norwegian invites you and your bloke out for what is purported to be "a quiet drink for his birthday, because the wife's is tomorrow and he has to be prepared for it." Nearly all of your previous experiences with said Norwegian have involved a combination of multiple scary pubs in dodgy places, dancing (even when there isn't any music), consuming drinks that are on fire, and not going home before midnight.

What do you do?

Poll #1377375 Believe in the Norwegian

What do you do?

Take the Norwegian at his word. He means it.
1(2.9%)
Tuck an extra £30 into your bra for the taxi home at 3 AM.
17(50.0%)
VALHALLA!
16(47.1%)
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2009-04-03 12:40 (UTC)
This is scarily reminiscent of my best mate from uni (now a highly respected figure in local government). He grew up in a dodgy bit of Liverpool and used to insist on going to the sort of pub where people got their arms cut off with axes.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-03 13:02 (UTC)
Yes, this chap is similar. Maybe it's partly the upper-middle-class-ness of their current jobs that drives them to try to reconnect with their roots in crummy dives.
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[User Picture]From: 3g0
2009-04-03 13:09 (UTC)
I say you just celebrate both days at once - starting on his & ending on hers.
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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2009-04-03 14:23 (UTC)
this icon is hilarious!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 09:36 (UTC)

Prophetic!

That's pretty much the way it worked out.
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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2009-04-03 14:25 (UTC)
I checked #3, because it was the most appealing. But #2 is definitely a good idea. You could shout "Valhalla!" _as_ you're riding home in the taxi...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 09:32 (UTC)
We took a taxi, but it didn't take us home. It took us from Soho to Dalston (a very dodgy, but very fun, part of London). It was a good thing we had a stoic taxi driver, too, as the shouting and the waving of plastic swords would have unnerved a less seasoned person.
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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2009-04-06 14:41 (UTC)
sounds like you had fun!
i don't suppose there is any photographic evidence? :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 15:20 (UTC)
Just one. It looks like the Viking is strangling the bloke!

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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2009-04-03 17:44 (UTC)
I'm always a supporter of keeping an extra bit of cash in yer 'high-pocket' (late dear Gramma's label) for just such an occasion. One never knows...
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2009-04-04 01:35 (UTC)
Your late, dear Gramma's label is awesome and I intend to try to work it into my speech as much as possible.

*hattip*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 09:33 (UTC)
Indeed. One also never knows when one will end up dancing in a seedy bar in Dalston at 3 AM.
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[User Picture]From: automatic_kafka
2009-04-03 18:49 (UTC)
Even when I was making a bit of money for myself I couldn't stand going to upscale places. It's sketchy dives that give you the best stories.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 09:31 (UTC)
And allow you to steal plastic swords by hiding them down your bloke's trousers. Oh yes.
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[User Picture]From: prolificdiarist
2009-04-03 18:54 (UTC)
I wanted to tick #2 & #3 *pout*.

On the plus side, HTML allows me to do this...

VALHALLA!

Kx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 09:34 (UTC)
Sorry no ticky boxes. But kudos on your solution.

VALHALLA!

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[User Picture]From: saltdawg
2009-04-03 19:34 (UTC)
I always carry at least a hundred in my boots before heading out for shore leave. I'm not telling which boot though...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 12:18 (UTC)
Not the same one as your knife? That's a mix-up I can see displeasing the bartender...
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[User Picture]From: senusert
2009-04-03 22:17 (UTC)
Do the sensible thing...take a cab home next day. Do the valhalla thing as well.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 12:20 (UTC)
Your predictive ability is powerful. This all happened. With plastic swords.
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[User Picture]From: feylike
2009-04-04 07:14 (UTC)
all of the above?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-04-06 12:19 (UTC)
Ah, the first one would have been unwise. The Norwegian was finally chucked out of the flat we ended up sleeping in at 4:30 in the morning.
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