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Finally! I've been recognized!

  1. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    OK, it was only an old bloke sitting with his wife outside Priceline in the local shopping centre. smile

    I smiled at him and his good lady as I passed, and he asked....

    "Don't you write about cars on the Internet?"

    "Yes I do" I beamed.

    " I read your article on the BMW 5 series because we have had one since new. We had none of the problems you mentioned!"

    I had the little ones with me, and was out of time, so I gave him my hubpages profile and told him to put it in the comments.


    I await with baited breath for the story of the faultless BMW 5 series! smile

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      May I say I know you Earn?  smile:
      Qwark

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol Sure! Can I have that in writing? lol

        1. kwade tweeling profile image81
          kwade tweelingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Only if we can have your autograph. wink

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            X


            There ya go! lol

    2. emievil profile image84
      emievilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      that's so cool Earnest. Congrats big_smile

    3. bgamall profile image84
      bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ehawwww!

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      whoo hoo.  congratulations earnest. pretty soon we might be losing you to work for some big time magazine at the rate you're going.  smile

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Not a chance! I only work for me!
        If I ever became famous I would become a recluse to avoid it. smile

    5. myvelvetworld profile image60
      myvelvetworldposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks great!

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!
        Welcome to hubpages. smile

    6. cheaptrick profile image75
      cheaptrickposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I had no idea you wrote about cars Earnest,we have something in common!I once got run over by a car!See!...people from all over the world can come together in common interests!Any advice on how to avoid that circumstance in the future?...Other than quit drinking...

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'd just blame the car myself. Getting drunk is a human rights issue I reckon.
        I saw a car once, so I am an expert on them myself. smile

    7. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome, earnest!  Now that's got to be a huge boost.  I'm kinda speechless here-wouldn't we all love to be recognised? smile  I know I would!

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Our dear Lorlie speechless? Surely not... smile I guess you are right, it made me feel like a proper writer! smile

  2. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! You are making the Big Time now!!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

      In truth, Michael, it felt like that!.... for a while. smile

      We humans are strange animals, or at least I am! I was quite excited about being recognized by a stranger. smile

      1. recommend1 profile image70
        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Other people knowing who we are is a big confidence boost - it means that at least one old guy is reading your stuff earnest big_smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          True! If I count my best mate, that is 2 readers. WOW! lol

  3. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Actually, that's kind of cool, earnest.  Congrats!  We'll be losing you to celebrity soon, I fear! wink  Great job!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I may go and stand in the shopping centre with a sign that reads

      "Don't you know me from somewhere? One shopper does!"  lol

      1. profile image0
        Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  That would be so cool!  Just remember us lowly ones when you hit the top, man, that's all I ask!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I fear I may have hit the wall at 15 minutes of fame. smile

          1. profile image0
            Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Walls are meant to be torn down! wink

      2. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe you ought to also add a little table, a handful of pens, and a bunch of glossy 9 x 12 photos for personalizing autographs.  Who knows where it could all lead...    smile

        Anyway, congratulations on your shopping-center fame.   smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I had one old bloke recognize me.

          When do I get to say, "but it's hell being famous!" lol lol lol

  4. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Earnest...that's cool! smile cool

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Just remember us little people...

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol
      That is very humorous UW!
      Cracked me right up! lol lol lol

  6. Rosie2010 profile image84
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Ernest, how cool is that?  I'd be as excited as you, maybe more.  I'm a very excitable person.  Whoo!  Congrats!

  7. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    Thanks guys! smile

    To my shame, I was surprised partly because I stereotyped this gentleman and his good wife as computer illiterate for no good reason at all when I first saw them. smile



    I Gotta get out more! smile

  8. Ipeoney profile image84
    Ipeoneyposted 5 years ago

    First congratulations for your current achievement. Second don't judge a book by it's cover - just kidding, remember the boomers are going to retire or retired and can spend all their day on the computer if they want to. -- And they can see youuuuuu everyday. This is a good lesson for me for displaying a flower for my pic.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      True that! I should have known. After all, I'm an old bloke myself! lol

  9. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Cool, Ernesto! Playgirl will be wanting to do a "spread" on you next. Hmmm..."spread." Bad word choice? lol

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you saw my spread on "Princess" magazine in my hub.

      Should I do the long flowing gown or should I go with a full frontal? smile

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Full frontal, definitely!!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Now that is gonna frighten the horses! lol

  10. andromida profile image76
    andromidaposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations.Now I realize how terrible mistake I made by removing my photo from my profile page smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You mean you are not a boat? smile

  11. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    Well, how about that!  Acknowledgement is fulfilling. Congratulations on being recognized as a professional. Great going!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  am not sure he sees me as a professional though! I await his experience of owning what is now a very old BMW 5 series with none of the design faults I listed in my hub!

      He may be like one of my customers who bragged that he ran the same motor in his motorcycle for many years.
      He had replaced all but the rocker cover at least once, but left that bit out of his thinking! lol

      If he has had no trouble, then I want to know who his motor mechanic is! lol

  12. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Just don't start writing about guitars on Hubpages. . . .I'll cry.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't dare! You are the man!

      I will read your hub on the D35 though, as I run a 1977 model Martin D28, we have a Maton overlander and a new Maton dreadnaught in the family.
      edit:
      I got turned on to buying the D28 by owning a Takamine D28 copy that was excellent! smile

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hahahahah!!!!!!!!!!  You're a very kind Gentleman, Sir!

        There's LOTS of great guitars out there!  There's something to be said for a name, but that name isn't exclusive to a great guitar at all!

        I did one about Takamine Jasmin's today - those are OUTSTANDING. . .campfire guitars, deer lease guitars, or hiking guitars - but Takamine also makes some KILLER top of the line stuff too!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My old D28 sounds like an orchestra! I love it's big round sound.

          The Takamine was the result of a phone call from my favourite music shop man who told me "This is a copy of a very good guitar, and is a very good guitar itself, get down here with $270 and grab it. I did. It was great.
          I also had a 12 string echo which I loved at one time. I agree, it is not all about the big names, but Martin do make great sounding guitars. It can be heard above the dreadnaught even when played quietly. It comes through marvelously playing blue grass with a
          Gibson too. Another fine guitar.
          Did I mention I love guitars? lol

  13. Aficionada profile image95
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, earnest!  That is beyond cool.  Way to go!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! It was fun, and I still have his comment to look forward to. I hope he doesn't dis me! lol

  14. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago

    I wondered why Hamish & Andy were going to New York for their 'gap year' from Australia. Now we know why, it's because Earnest is becoming a local celeb. Awesome, I reckon...

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A legend in my own lunchtime in fact! lol

  15. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Wow, Earnest, can I say "I knew you when when..." you hit the big time?  I've never known anyone famous before...that is until I got on HP. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The old fella is gonna make a big star out of me yet! lol

  16. MPG Narratives profile image61
    MPG Narrativesposted 5 years ago

    Being recognised in your local shopping centre, gee Earnest what next? Isn't the amount of followers you have on HP enough??? big_smile Just make sure you remember us little people now that you're at the top!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I now know how Madonna must have felt at the height of her fame!
      lol lol lol

  17. Mighty Mom profile image88
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Cars and guitars?
    Reminds me of the last line of Blondie's "Rapture":

    'Cause the man from Mars stopped eatin' cars and eatin' bars
    And now he only eats guitars, get up!

    Thumbs up to you, Earnest, for successfully parlaying your HP fame to personal fame. That is way, way, way awesome.
    Do you think if I start writing about something recognizable people will recognize me?
    (You know they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)smile

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I just figure everyone has a car, or a workshop that repairs cars, or needs equipment to go in those workshops.

      It is easy to write about stuff we know something about I reckon. smile

      I love Blondie, a brilliant group. I saw an interview with Deb the other day, and she still looks great and is as sharp as ever. smile

      I am chuffed that I got recognized in the bricks and mortar world.

      Even if it was by one person! lol

      1. Mighty Mom profile image88
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have always loved Debbie Harry.
        I think we are sisters from different mothers lol

        Good to see your 15 mins of fame is still going.
        At least among your adoring HP fans! smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I reckon Deb is amazing. She could strut with credibility! I think she had few if any peers in her niche. smile

  18. Tom Koecke profile image59
    Tom Koeckeposted 5 years ago

    Somebody thought he recognized me the other day, too. He was disappointed though. He thought I was Brad Pitt . . . or Don Rickles - I forget which one.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That would have beam Pitt I think. smile

  19. DRG Da Real Grinc profile image70
    DRG Da Real Grincposted 5 years ago

    congrats!

  20. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    ...ha ha ha...good thread/comments

    please remember to post if your fans comment on your hub..it would have taken me a moment to figure out what they were talking about or i should say where they obtained the info...ha ha ha....small town that Australia is!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Small town is right!

      I am still eating out on what I did 20 years ago! lol

      To be truthful.........having owned and run so many automotive businesses, I am very well known in Australia.

      A bit harder to be known in a country that has a large population like America I would think. smile

      Being recognized from the Internet is quite a novelty though! smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I learn something new about you all of the time, Earnest!  I didn't know you were a guitar lover too!  I have an old Cortley
        acoustic which is a Gibson Hummingbird copy, made in '72 I believe.

        It plays and sounds much better than the real Gibson model.  They only made a few of them, but those few are highly prized by the owners I have talked to.  It's not always the name that counts!

        Oh, and congrats on your notability!  smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have not heard of a Cortly Randy. Not too surprising considering the number of top quality copies out there. smile

          My D28 is also a bit special. In 1978 or thereabouts the Martin factory in Nazareth got burnt to the ground, destroying all their 150 year old Russian spruce.

          I bought my Martin the year before. Mine has no re-enforcement in the neck, and has broken a few times.
          The sound is better than the steel reinforced ones made later.

          An interesting thing I have discovered is that the better the guitar, the less it is worth on the market in relation to the original price.
          I believe this is because more of them are in the hands of professional musicians who tend not to pay as much for their instruments as others do, or value them highly in monetary terms.

          For example, although my D28 is highly regarded by professionals because of the neck not being reinforced, it is worth several thousand dollars less than it would be if it was the later model, due to those who buys them always being able to find a cheaper one amongst their peers.

          The same thing happens with used bicycles. One can buy a top of the range racing bicycle very cheaply, as the seller usually has access to special deals within the racing community, and clubs. smile

          I learned something new about you today, and often notice there is more to you than I noticed before. smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That is a very interesting story about your guitar, Earnest.  I was a professional musician for many years so I get greeted by name often from folks I have never met.  But it doesn't happen too often because of my writing.  smile

            I actually learned how to play the 5 string banjo before the guitar.  The fiddle is my next intended victim.  Check out my "Rosin in the Blood" hub for the reason I wish to learn to play the fiddle.  My cousin plays the fiddle my great grandfather carried through the Civil War.  smile

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Very interesting Randy! I did not know about your past life as a musician.
              Apart from the mouth organ, (which I started playing when I was about 5 years old) I also swapped my A model Ford for a Banjo when I was about 12. The A model was minus an engine, the Banjo minus strings and a bridge.

              I can play a few instruments (most poorly)

              I tried the violin, but lacked talent, ability and a decent instrument. smile

  21. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Can I jump into the famous Earnest thread?  First off - wow!  Amazing, and slightly freaky also.  Nice one - and interesting to know how to deal with it.

    I have not been recognized as yet, despite wearing a t-shirt with my profile on it and hanging around in shopping areas. On the plus side I have only been moved on by the police a couple of times.

    edit: I am fully expecting the rolly eye thing at this stage.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol I didn't think to get a Tshirt with my profile on it!

      The police here don't know me yet, so I will just be "that mad guy" to them at least until I plant their police station lawn with marijuana, then I may get the recognition I deserve. smile

  22. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    Nice one, Earnest!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. I have enjoyed the fun with my friends here, it was a little thing in my mind, but I sure am enjoying the attention it gained. smile
      I have many nice friends here.
      Some of the comments have been hilarious! lol

  23. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    earnest, the old bloke sitting outside the store, are you really sure it wasn't Mark Knowles in disguise lol.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He didn't have a glass of red with him, so I knew it wasn't Mark! lol

  24. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    that is sooooooo cool, and he would have been sure it was you, since you had the grandchildren with you.......  shame you could not get to know each other better, if i ever bump into we can go for a meal eh?????

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      When I come to think of it, my hair is shorter and I am older than my picture, with more grey, so I'm not sure how he recognized me.

      I doubt he would know about my Gkids, but I will ask him if I see him or here from him.

      Apparently he shops here regularly. smile
      As far as I know he only read the one hub.

  25. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    I'm really surprised it took sooooo long earnest- well done. Does this mean we will see you on X-Factor soon. smile

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Fame usually walk hand in hand with fortune you know!

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wish I knew what X-Factor is. smile Maybe we don't see it in Australia? smile

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
        BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Earnest, just how far off the beaten track do you live? X Factor is pop idol type tv prog that Simon Cowell runs, your lovely Danni Minogue was a celebrity panel judge on there last year, Unfortunately Cowell has sacked for this years show. ( moron) Thought your new status might get you on the show!!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I wish I could say some colloquial backwash, but I live in a city of almost 4 million! lol

          I have never seen it on TV or Fox.
          A bit old to be a fan of Danny's stuff. smile

      2. Merlin Fraser profile image78
        Merlin Fraserposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Earnest,

          The fact you don't know what X Factor is just means like me you are a gentleman of decerning taste when it comes to watching Crap on TV.

          Apparently it's where some very rich Twat says to some Wannabe I cna make you a Million Dollars... Of course you will make me a Billion but what the Hell that's Reality TV  Kid !

          I hope you will still speak to us low life's now you have found Fame !

          Only time I was recognised was in Miami airport and it wasn't till I gave her my autograph I found you she thought I was Bob Hoskins...!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, I could lose a show like that. My interests are elsewhere. smile
          I can't put a face to Hoskins at this time, but Google is my friend! smile
          Back in time for the edit. smile I would be flattered myself. A fine actor!

          1. Merlin Fraser profile image78
            Merlin Fraserposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            He is indeed... but my Ego still took a knock !

  26. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5099002_f248.jpg

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol Timely Kimberley! smile

      1. profile image0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I try baby

        So confused lol

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Why are you confused Kimberley?
          The meaning of life is 42, just try to remember that bit OK?

          1. profile image0
            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            got it

            your always my clarity in such critical moments

            be well

            smile

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Always nice to see you Kimberley, be kind to yourself sweet girl. smile

              1. profile image0
                kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                a you too

                tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue

  27. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    hmm:

  28. salt profile image63
    saltposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations.

    I wish to say though, that my family history is connected to MGs, the building, designing and racing of.. so ...umm not really into BMWs.

    Still great congratulations. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was going to do a series on MG, probably starting with the first car that I know well, the TC. Any history would be appreciated.
      If you want to write a hub on MG I would be happy to contribute. smile

      1. salt profile image63
        saltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, I wrote a poem a few years ago, about a train accident and the carriages going backwards.

        Cecil died in a train accident between oxford and aberdeen. He had been general manager of MG just before this and was actually sacked for signing to build airoplane engines for the war (1945.) He was apparently not too concerned, but only caught the train because he could not get fuel stamps.

        He was head of British racing etc and I never understood my bizarre liking of cars. I do now and I also know that cecil helps me drive sometimes.

        My brother is a surgeon and studied at Oxford and worked in Aberdeen we didnt know the connection at the time, yet photos of his travels show him always standing next to an mg.

        There is also a photo of the Earl of March and the co driver, Christopher, with Cecil leaning into the car from the late 1920s or 1930s. My brothers name is Christopher and he was born in March.



        Theres another relative connected to MG too, William, I havent researched him yet. Yet I do feel the family vibe whenever I see an MG, which is rather interesting.

        And I always wondered why when I saw Ron Walker there seemed a bizarre link.

  29. Gabby G profile image83
    Gabby Gposted 5 years ago

    thats pretty neat. I never thought of the potential of people noticing hubbers in publc.

  30. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    Congrats!!!  Now, can I have an autograph??  smile 

    seriously, this is fabulous Earnest!  Congratulations!!!  smile

  31. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    Fascinating!
    I saw a full history of the MG on a car series the other day that was very good. A couple of technical errors in it surprised me though. smile

  32. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    earnest, this thread has been running a while now just checking to see if you have been recognised for the SECOND time yet. lol

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm afraid not Brian, I have been volunteering to do the home shopping and will soon be recognised as the guy who hangs around the shopping centre and get arrested for loitering! lol

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
        BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey that's not a bad idea, loiter around, get arrested, have your mug shot posted in the local paper, you ask the editor if you can leave a link, everyone recognizes you, you become famous and rich.

        I'll set it up for 50% fee.

        smile smile smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That did not even occur to me! Should I still plant the front lawn of the local police station with the good weed as well? smile

      2. Merlin Fraser profile image78
        Merlin Fraserposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That still has to be way better than standing outside the changing cubicle in a Ladies clothes shop holding a handbag !

        Oh Yeah ! If you get impatient or exasperated DO NOT put your hand on your hip.... Boy do you get some funny looks !

        When the frosty faced old fart that came over, I assume the manageress... with a sarcastic "Can I help you Sir !" (Spelt CUR)!

        Sorry but I couldn't resist, "Have you got this one in Blue ?"

        My feet didn't touch... Nor have we shopped in Bristol since !  RESULT !!!!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol I can see that if we ever joined forces we could get heaved out of as many shopping centres as we visited! lol

  33. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    Just wondered earnest if the papperazzi had started camping outside your front door yet. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol That cracked me up! lol lol lol

  34. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I'll be your personal assistant and Brian can be your bodyguard!  And of course, you're going to need a stylist!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great, couldn't ask for a better team. Were you guys planning to knock my face hair down a bit? smile I get a few offers to shave it off! smile

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you think I'm going to protect little old earnest from screaming teenage girls or middle aged women throwing their underwear on earnie's nicely cut lawn, you are damn right, it's the perfect job for me, when can I start. smile smile smile

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ha! I knew I picked the right man for the job!  Yeah, Earnest, groupies are just part of the fame game and Brian will have to pick up the cast-offs!

        1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
          BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          DIY your encourageable, I'm having no cast offs, i only have eyes for my personal assistant. smile

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
            DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Wait,I thought I was Earnest's personal assistant?  No matter, you two can be the Aussie version of Bert and Ernie!  Just Brian and Ernie instead!

        2. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow! I will have to develop a decent a drug habit to go with all this.
          Oh that's right! I have one already! That will save some time. smile

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
            DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, but you'll have to get busted with at the airport a couple of times to achieve true celebrity status!

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I can arrange that!
              I once lent a suitcase to a business associate.

              Customs found a weed seed in it! smile

              He spent two hours explaining himself!

              I did not hear from customs, so I guess someone in customs now has a crop. lol

      2. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's a breeze! bring along a few groupies to get us started and we're off! smile

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
          DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'll see if I can line some up.  Lady hubbers, any volunteers to be Earnest's groupies?!

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Geeze! 7 hours and no takers!

            I told you it was a rough head.

            1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
              DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sure they'll be showing up in droves soon! No worries!

              1. earnestshub profile image87
                earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I may have to show them some of my other credentials. lol

                1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
                  DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Eeeeewww!

                  1. earnestshub profile image87
                    earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Exactly! lol

  35. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Hmmm....depends...are you one of those types with a weak chin and you cover it up with a beard?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nope! Plenty of jawbone. smile

      Look to be honest it is a rough head, it has been knocked around a fair bit, A few too many scars from cars, motorcycles etc. I try not to look at it too closely so I don't shave. smile

  36. BethanRose profile image87
    BethanRoseposted 5 years ago

    That's great! I have yet to be recognised but I'm sure that was a great feeling and very motivating. Well done!! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks BethanRose! I got a kick out of it for sure. smile

  37. rLcasaLme profile image51
    rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago

    Wow! I suddenly got inspired by this. I just joined HubPages and this experience of yours just inspired me more. Hope I'd have the same experience someday, but i know i still got a very long way. cheers. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great! Welcome to hubpages! smile

  38. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations.

    They'll be running an article on you in your local paper next

    Isn't it a great feeling to know that someone you've met has read your work. If it challenges their thinking that is only a bonus.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was very surprised. Mind you, I write a lot of car stuff, and most people have cars, so the subject may be why ONE person recognised me.

      Although it was only one person.. you are right, it is great! smile

      1. Druid Dude profile image61
        Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Next, they'll be wantin' your autograph, running from the paparazzi, hiding out in Soho. Cool Earnest. My own wife doesn't recognise me. Course it was last night...Good one! Keep it up.

  39. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    I have become a legend in my own lunchtime from ONE SINGLE PERSON recognising me. lol
    Whoopee! lol

  40. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    I'll have you know my credentials are wonderful! smile
    Best looking credentials around. smile

  41. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    It must be Friday morning! Congrats, Earnest! Howe totally cool! I expect the car companies will be after you soon for endorsements, and we shall see your smiling face on billboards for motor oil!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to hear from you RedElf.

      I am amazed at the response to this thread, it has been filled with humour and good cheer. I have some very nice friends here, and enjoy the banter. smile

      I must dive over and take a look at your hubs. You have a been a busy little bee haven't you? 254 hubs and counting! smile

  42. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    Earnest this thread has been running for a couple of weeks so I think it's time you had a make-over. Maybe I could get Beth 100 and DIY to order you some custom made undies, no point in missing out on the "whats new down under" market. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol I need a makeover for sure, and why not start with decorating the wedding tackle? lol
      Have a chat to the girls and put in a good word for me would you? smile

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
        BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll try but the girls will need a lot of resources, Beth only does touch up jobs, not full restoration!!

        Might be able to get DIY involved in the "wedding tackle" area, her specialization smilesmile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol Brian you are one very humorous Guy! lol I just got back to the net from the 7 year old grandson's birthday party and walked in to this! lol lol lol

  43. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I don't speak Aussie!  What is the world is wedding tackle?

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Shame on you DIY- Just look inside any mans zipper. smile

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        OMG, where is the "red face" button?!!

  44. Karanda profile image85
    Karandaposted 5 years ago

    Gosh, I'm so proud of you. It is always good to read about another Aussie doing well. Congratulations.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Karanda, long time no see! smile

  45. Anne Oddity profile image60
    Anne Oddityposted 5 years ago

    Haha! Being recognized -- that is very cool. Congrats.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! smile I just read one of your hubs. You have a new follower on hubpages.
      In case you do not yet know, a follower is someone who reads your stories/articles. You rite reel good!

  46. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    Your "red button"....OMG I could tell you DIY but I would probably get myself banned for 3 months if I did.  smile smile smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That was red FACED button you bad lad! lol

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
        BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        is that what they call a Fraudian slip?  Sorry DIY I got my colored buttons mixed up.

  47. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    You both need to be banned for life!

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You can't ban us here, go to the right thread smile smile smile

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I can do whatever I want...and twice if it feels good!

        1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
          BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ok then, I'll let you off. smile

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I thought the "twice if it feels good" was uncalled for myself. smile

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My last ban was 4 months! As you can see, I can handle doin hard time, but life seems a bit harsh!! smile

  48. Ladybird33 profile image74
    Ladybird33posted 5 years ago

    That is awesome!!! See you are a wealth of knowledge, that is sooo very cool!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am the car man! lol I look at peoples disc brake rotors when waiting at traffic lights! lol

  49. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    Hey Earnest had to give a nice looking girl a second look this lunch time, she was wearing a Kurt Cobain tee shirt and from a distance I thought it was you lol.

  50. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    You just gave me a new idea! I'll take my guitar to the shopping centre and pretend to be Kurt's older brother! smile

 
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