( published 8th April 2002 )

Hi All,

I will be travelling early, so I am sending this morning mail earlier as usual.

Sunday evening I witnessed one of those privileged secret couple moments usually hidden from foreign eyes ( and ears, and nostrils ). I was jogging in Mondorf Park, south of Luxembourg. The sun was disappearing behind the trees. The horizon had this magic yellow reddish colour that makes you feel good. In front of me an ageing couple was walking hand in hand in the same direction as me. I was catching up fast on them ( which actually means they were really slow ). The wife was doing the talking, he was listening ( or maybe not ). They clearly weren't hearing me approaching from behind. Then, as I was just some 5 metres behind this couple, the man of those long, experienced farts, loud and efficient ....PFFRRRRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUTTTT.....silence silence then a last PFITT! I was impressed: even in my "Who-farts-loudest-under-the-quilt" competitions with Karine did my winds ever reach the same "longevity"...

What struck me was that the wife didn't even stop talking, blablabla blablabla...then I overtook them ( thank God no smell! )....and she saw me! SHE saw me, and she shouted...HENRY! Shame on you! Hmmm, wouldn't surprise me if she was the one who....NOOOOOOO, a woman can't do those things! Or?

Have a nice week ahead. Keep smiling, dancing and...well, have a nice day!
Alex Traordinary

Once upon a time there was a frog who lived in a lake all by himself. He
had been given special powers by a local witch.
One day he finally ventured out of the lake to get his first glimpse of
the world outside.
The first thing he saw was a bear chasing a rabbit and so he called out
to them and asked them to stop. Then he said to them, "I am a magical
frog and since you are the first two animals I have ever seen, I am
going to grant you both three wishes. You will each take turns using
them and you have to use them now."
The bear (being greedy) went first. "I would like for every bear in this
forest to be female except for me."
A magical sound and it was done.
Then the rabbit. "I would like a helmet."
This confused both the frog and the bear, but after a magical sound
there was a helmet.
It was the bear's turn again. "I would like for every bear in the
neighbouring forest to be female."
A magical sound and it was done.
The rabbit went again. "I would like a motorcycle."
Both the frog and the bear wondered why the rabbit didn't just ask for a
lot of money with which he could buy himself a motorcycle, but after a
magical sound there was a motorcycle.
The bear took his last wish. "I would like for all the bears in the
world to be female except for me."
A magical sound and it was done.
The rabbit then put on his helmet, started up the motorcycle, said "I
wish the bear was gay," and took off like a bat out of hell.