I am Hapi, I am addicted to H2G2 and you are Unknown Visitor, and since I caught you lurking around here, I assume you are addicted to the same H2G2..
here should be a link to a popup with my conversations
Hapi is also the name of the Egyptian Nile god. I quote from Wikipedia: "Hapi often was pictured carrying offerings of food or pouring water from an amphora, but also, very rarely, was depicted as a hippopotamus."
Note that the "offerings of food" were of course a late night snack, and the "pouring water from an amphora" was meant to clean the thing so it could hold another beer. That's the idea behind it all, and I agree it isn't easy to see that in a simple picture.
Lately I have been called hippopotamus ( "jõehobune" even .. ). I don't worry about that, I quietly enjoy it, like hippos should.
This is what I would look like if I could dance
Lots of great thinkers had their own thoughts about hippos, some of them took care to write those thoughts down. This one is from a guy called Jack Prelutsky
The huge hippopotamus hasn't a hair
on the back of his wrinkly hide;
he carries the bulk of his prominent hulk
rather loosely assembled inside.
The huge hippopotamus lives without care
at a slow philosophical pace,
as he wades in the mud with a thump and a thud
and a permanent grin on his face.
I think that describes me. Thanks, Jack.
In reality I am Dutch, not Egyptian. I work in IT which I always tell my friends is a lot more interesting than they probably thought.
I spent some years working in Eastern Europe (Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Slovenia, Kosovo), even in the Netherlands... and .. no: I only speak Dutch and no Eastern Europe languages. I can ask for a beer in at least eight languages.
Things I like:
- (there was something else but I forgot about that .. or I'll not go into details about that .. or .. oh forget it)
in that order ... or rather .. oh well, forget the order. Make that in random order.
... wait a second ..
ah.. that's better
Things I don't like:
- Waking up.
- Cars (Automobiles ,whatever you call'em).
(in random order).
I can be mailed (black-mailed, e-mailed, whatever) at hapi(underscore)at(underscore)hootoo @ yahoo.co.uk
I can be skyped as hapi(underscore)42
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