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My wife is apparently very good (for a starter) at “rotating around her own ring”.

What has she started doing?

And Sid James (that means you RAB) can stop cackling at the back!


  1. Bod says:

    That behavior where someone spins a pen or other cylinrdical object around their fingers and thumb.

    Just to satisfy the CCinZ regulars with a certain level of salaciousness, I knew a guy at college who was really turned on by the behavior – presumably only if women did it – although he also had a thing about secretarial/librarian types, so maybe the whole thing wasn’t quite as wierd as all that.

  2. RAB says:

    Is this ageist abuse going to continue much longer? Like my gramps I may take my custom elsewhere! :-)
    She’s probably watching too much Dr Who.
    I did google epicycle, but it was all too cosmic for me.

    Ah! Inspiration!! Twisting you round her little finger, perhaps?

  3. NickM says:

    All the right lines Bod but think bigger…

  4. View from the Solent says:

    Baton-twirling. As in drum majorettes.

  5. NickM says:

    Right lines and really close. Certainly the right decade. I mean along with roller-discos and that. NB – nothing to do with wheels though.

  6. CountingCats says:

    Brings a chipmunk to mind. Don’t forget a hula hoop?

  7. NickM says:

    This can go on no longer. The cigar sort of goes to Cats.

    My wife is taking hula-hoop classes at the gym. I am (a) staggered that such things exist and (b) staggered that such things have such jargon. Apparently her churn is good but her shimmy needs some work.

    Cats… Please explain the chipmunk.

  8. RAB says:

    Yes I’m pretty suprised they have classes too. That’s almost as daft as Jogging classes. What’s to learn? left foot, right foot, faster, slower…
    Mind you they are all at it round here too, the park is full of attractive young ladies churning and shimmying.
    You should have got her to go in for belly dancing classes Nick. Great excercise, great for the figure, and much more fun for all the family ;-)
    Still we all have our crosses to bear dont we? My wife goes to Salsa classes.

  9. CountingCats says:

    Chipmunks? You serious?

  10. NickM says:

    We almost had a belly dancing class at the place I warden. I had to turn them down, alas… Any rythmic activity is banned. Lots of people seem to think it’s because the religious folks think it sinful. They don’t. It’s to do with structural engineering!

    That was bloody awful.

  11. David Gillies says:

    Ah, yes, the Sixties. The leaden age of animation, where it apparently seemed impossible to get a job as an artist unless you drew like you were a cross-eyed plumber who’d hit both his thumbs with a welder’s hammer.

    As for the merits of girly (or girly-man) exercise regimes, I am inadequately briefed on their relative benefits. As long as they’re concentrating on the essentials, i.e. Kegel exercises, all else would appear to be superfluous.

  12. NickM says:

    Amyone ever acussed you of being a little too “goal orientated”?

  13. RAB says:

    He’s right about the animation though. They tried to do it on the cheap in the sixties, 16FPS and rolling backgrounds.
    The sixties Tom and Jerry’s were shite. Badly drawn and coloured with no depth perspective whatever. The golden age was Fred Quimby produced.

  14. Exercise Rab says:

    SOME experts claim that extrajudicial forces like RAB are formed to serve the interests of the imperialist powers that be, who exercise their influence on other states and manipulate the governments to eradicate the activities.

  15. Bod says:

    I have to tip my hat to the script kiddy that built the code that has started blog spamming here.

    I read the submission above by ‘Exercise Rab’, and fervently hope that it’s been constructed based on observing (1) the nickname of one of the more frequent commenters, and (2) the tenor and focus of this site. It does fail with one key item in that it believes that RAB is also some kind of extrajudicial force we should fear.

    I couldn’t resist visiting the site just to see what was on offer – and it’s a wonderful opportunity to retreive my Karen-Gillan-like body after the birth of my second child. And there I was thinking all I had to do was clench my floor muscles 10 times, 5 times a day.

    I’m so looking forward to enjoying my 15 minutes as ‘Viagra Bod’ when the script selects me!

  16. CountingCats says:


    So what do we do, delete the comment as the spam it is, or leave it in place so Bod’s comment, and this one, make sense?

  17. NickM says:

    Leave it because Bod made me laugh. Sorry I let it through. Anymore though and we get medieval on their IP. NB We get a lot of spam comments in Russian. I have refused hordes of them. God knows why Russian but there you go.

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