Monday, September 18, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
For me, it's just been a very busy week with work and one thing and another and the next two weeks ain't looking any less busy. But I will try to do a proper post asap (with all the juicy gossip!) and indeed get back to commenting on my favourite blogs when I can get sorted out, although the change to beta-blogger has become more of an issue re commenting in the last day or so!
Will hopefully get a chance to catch up with ye all and with what's going on with ye, in the next few days but bear with me as will be out of town for most of this week and indeed next week.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Sorry but that's just plain weird, as well as ultimately being extremely unfair on the children. They will get some shock when they go out into the real world and realise that it doesn't actually revolve around them, the way that their parents have lead them to believe!
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Saturday, August 26, 2006
Now whilst I've never, ever thought of myself as a shrinking violet, likewise I've never thought of myself as a 110% gung ho woman who is intimadating to men!
But apparently I am, which: came as a surprise to me. Now, as I mentioned earlier, I don't exactly labour under the illusion that I'm girly girl or a sex goddess but I was knocked for six to be informed that I am perceived as ultimately very intimidating with regard to relationships to the vast majority of men in my social and work circle . And not only that but the remainder of guys in my social circle, could, apparently be forgiven for presuming that I'm simply one of the guys!!!
So my question is very simple; if you're not a girly girl. If fluttering your eyelids is something you don't do, unless you've a fly in your eye - where do you position yourself?
Where do you fit in if you're not a fluffy girly, girl but equally you're not a lesbian or a woman who does not want relationship?
My problem is that whilst I am a 100% hetrosexual woman I fail consistently to be anything approaching what men apparently consider to be either their ideal woman or approachable enough to meet them half-way - apparently what I am, with regard to men, is intimidating!
UPDATE: Mental note to self, do not post on blog in the early hours of the morning when drunk!
Friday, August 25, 2006
If I stop to let you out please at least put your hand up to say thanks, it's not much to ask. I've been polite enough to stop, all you have to do is put your hand up, you mindless moron. But of course you won't especially if you're the type of driver that has never heard about the fact that there are indicators on the car for a bleedin reason or if you're one of those gobshites who believes that driving your car halfway out into the road is going to force me to let you out. That simply turns your behaviour into bullying as well as bad-mannered.
Be nice, it doesn't cost anything, won't take oodles of your obviously precious time and would make the roads more enjoyable for everybody.
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Will be meeting again soon I think. Watch this space.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Anyway, watch this space............................................and keep everything ye have crossed for me!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Surely a tax on homes that are built solely as holiday homes would make more sense, it could be implemented on all such homes without creating the ludicrous situation that makes it impossible for tourists or non-irish speaking people to stay in the Gaeltacht for more than four weeks.
Technorati Tags: An Cheathru Rua An Bord Pleanala Irish
Also, does anyone know if there's a comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations that are used in blogging to be found anywhere? Sometimes when I'm reading other peoples blogs I feel thick as shit, 'cos I don't know what the abbreviations stand for!
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Sunday, August 20, 2006
But tonight I realised that as a general rule I've been equally, if not more, attracted to small guys; like all women who are not skinny or easily placed within the given template for what constitutes an attractive woman, in general small men have to know who they are and have something other than looks to offer. They do not slot easily into the common template of what is supposedly attractive in a man.
I realise that there a lot of men out there who are not attracted to a woman who is not you're classic beauty but likewise there are men who deeply dislike the current dictate of extremely skinny women as the supposedly ideal woman.
Likewise some of the fairer sex, me included, don't idolise the supposedly extremely handsome, six foot guys with a fabulous six pack (to some of us a six pack contains beer and rightly so!!!). Some of us prefer guys who are maybe not as classically handsome but have a hell of a lot to offer - vive la difference! Small, bald, no six pack - whatever, the art of conversation; a lack of arrogance; and a winning smile is sooo much more attractive!
Saturday, August 19, 2006
- I would love this programme just as much (and probably more) stone-cold sober
- Architecture is such a massively important part of the creative/arts world as well as being a critical part of an evolving society
- Society must embrace the joy of old, but not quite old enough, architecture that is currently being ripped out of the heart of Irish and British towns - not one with a great gra (love) for the Irish language but I must state the obvious on behalf of beleagured architectural styles; their day will come!
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Also, excuse any funny things going on with the blog at the moment - have just switched to the new Beta Blogger and currently playing around with it to see how it works!
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RoySeven are a fantastic Irish band who are on the way up - fast! They've been signed by Universal and their first single "Older" is due for release on the 8th September and they are playing Whelans on the 25th August to launch the single. Paul Walsh, their lead singer has a fantastic voice and his lyrics are wonderful.
Hotpress spoke very favourably about them back in June;
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Seeing as the whole spirit of the thing is that each blogger recommends 5 blogs, preferably from outside their own country or culture I just wanted to the heads up to others like me who hadn't heard of it. Hopefully it will allow us time to come across blogs that we recommend from outside our own current circles. I don't know about anyone else but it can be quite difficult to get to blogs outside your circle sometimes without having to go through a million absolute crap ones.
So here's what's supposed to happen according to the BlogDay website:
"What is BlogDay?
BlogDay was initiated with the belief that bloggers should have one day which will be dedicated to know other bloggers, from other countries or areas of interests. In that day Bloggers will recommend about them to their Blog visitors.
What will happen on BlogDay?
In one long moment In August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.
BlogDay posting instructions:
1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting
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Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
However, being on the receiving end of a face like a smacked arse every evening is in itself stressful, particularly when you are just at that point in the evening where you've managed to forget about all that you have to do in work tomorrow, all that you didn't get done today etc.
I am philosophical about this, this too shall pass and I shall return to being one of those barren spinsters who is, in fact, quite able to live alone, without someone else in the house!
Moral of the story is that I believe that people in their thirties are too old to have housemates. Partners, husbands, wives fine, but housemates no! (or maybe it is just me!)
Thursday, August 10, 2006
How about starting something good amongst the debris of human nature going wrong? Hate, anger and violence escalate at a phenomenal rate but so too can kindness, empathy and love. So today and over the next few days if we all tried to carry out at least one act of kindness to begin a chain of kindness at least some light is being spread.
Don Morris over on SelfGrowth.com and Oprah to name but a few have advocated such chains for a while and I just think if at least one other person who reads this blog does something kind we can put a little goodness swimming around out there. The idea is that you do selflessly do something unexpectedly nice for someone else either someone you know or don't know. Hopefully a dominor effect is created. As Don states "One person receives a kindness, then passes it on to others, who pass it on to still others. Tiny points of light are multiplied, until the whole world becomes brighter."
While you're at it, why not take the time to smile at that old person standing in the queue next to you - little things make big differences. Yesterday I was driving up town and a young guy who obviously had spina bifida was trying to cross the road. I stopped to let him cross and his smile was something to see, honestly - it would light up a room.
All I'm suggesting is that we try to re-balance our world a little. Positive energy is just as strong as negative energy!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Question: what about the rest of us? Surely those of us living outside the above mentioned Meccas deserve some service too? It's the Twenty-first Century for God's sake!
It's beyond ridiculous that there is a tesco store nearby and I can't avail of the service. At least the Superquinn site encourages you to register, even if you are living outside the delivery areas as they hope to broaden their horizons.
So for now I have to go and get the bags and begin the haul to the shops - bugger!
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Thursday, August 03, 2006
So Friday approaches and regular readers will know Curly K loves Fridays. I'm off work tomorrow and heading for the sunny south-east. What do reckon my chances of finding a hungry man down there are?
A bientot, mes amis!
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Wednesday, August 02, 2006
"You could leave the toilet block and be in the sea in less than 40 seconds," local politician Martin Conway told Reuters, but admitted: "It's quite remarkable that an old toilet block would fetch 300,000 euros". The average cost of a home in Ireland, where house prices have gone up 15 percent in the past year, is 299,929 euros.
Local property auctioneer Nicola Leyden said the site, overlooking Ireland's best known surfing spot, was breathtaking: "It's probably the most sought after pee you'll ever take on the west coast of Ireland".
I have three loos in my house, wonder if anyone would take two off my hands?? Sure I only need one and as it doesn't look like I'll win the lotto anytime soon, I could do with the cash!
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It comes down to a couple of factors. Firstly, for some reason the blog has become somewhere where I can dump random, even silly thoughts that go around in my head. Secondly, whilst I can easily discuss such matters face to face and throw out opinions/rebuttals at will in conversation, I always feel that if I write down my thoughts on situations such as Lebanon, it should be done with care, a lot of thought and from a very informed position. Such precision takes time and effort and I don't always have both to hand easily. Thirdly, I am reluctant at times to write really long posts. Personally, when reading blogs I find that long posts have to be very engaging for me to stick with them sometimes.
One thing I have learned since I began blogging is that I think way too much. Maybe in ways my blogging began as so many interests such as Sudoku do, to distract me. If I'm sitting with nothing to do my brain just doesn't stop. From what I have to do/didn't do at work, to mundane things I have to do in the house, to how situations such as Lebanon could possibly resolved, it's non-stop.
A former Linguistics lecturer of mine once told us "we are constantly doing language", ie even when we are not talking there is a constant stream of language going through our minds. My God he was right.
Think I need to go back to Yoga, it's the only time I've ever been able to really switch off and get to that floaty place where there is no background noise!
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Now try as I might I cannot find anything about such a thing anywhere on the internet. Incredible - is my memory playing tricks on me, am I heading for premature dementia or did such a thing really exist. As far as I can recall it was made by Raleigh.
Does anybody else remember something similiar? I would love to find a photo of one to post here - they were just so cool.
Answers on a postcard please. (If I receive no answers I'm heading for a check-up to ensure demetia is not setting in!)
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Monday, July 31, 2006
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Friday night I went out with a good friend of mine and had a great night out. I didn't meet anyone or anything like that but we had such a laugh and the amount of guys who came up chatting to us was incredible for small town Ireland. That said, I do think Friday night is also a factor, I always enjoy Friday nights so much more than Saturdays. It's a much more relaxed night out and whilst they're are fewer people out I think often the crowd is much more interesting.
PS Curly K was very virtuous on Saturday night, stayed in, no alcohol and in bed early - finally am getting sense (although the fact I had a gypy tummy and was knackered might have had more to do with it!)
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Thursday, July 27, 2006
Well not going to say I'm heading on the tear this weekend, it so didn't work last weekend. Gorgeous, reasonably priced meal with the aul pair last Friday but I'd nearly go so far as to say that Saturday night was a waste of time to get dolled up for; the late bar was nothing short of a cattle mart, there wasn't room to breathe.
So this weekend I'm going out for another meal with a good friend to play catch-up since she joined the Yummy Mummy club and Saturday I'll probably take it easy. Although I am invited to a party which will probably be good craic. Maybe I will go, what are the chances of losing a couple of stone in a day???? Jaysus, I am truly an eternal optimist.
Have a good one folks, and as they used to say in NYPD Blue, be careful out there.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Summer holidays and one of the greats was on the telly; A fistful of dollars, The good, the bad and the ugly. You get the gist of it. And if we were really good we could stay up late to watch it. Fantastic. If we were really good there might even be chips from the greasy spoon take away where the owner was more Italian than his Italian wife, despite coming from down the road. God, those chips were greasy but bleedin lovely. I can still smell them.
So we're tucked up on the sofa, bellies full of greasy chips and it begins. The music goes on forever and eventually a huge guy in spurs, cowboy hat and a poncho swaggers onto the screen. You just know there's going to be lots of shooting, brilliant. Tomorrow we can borrow the brother's gun and caps and pretend we're in Mexico.
But back to the film, there's not much talking. A lot of moody stares, looking surrepticiously out from under the cowboy hat. Lots of hands by the side, every ready for action, like a battery! There are lots of scuffles, gunfights on the street, hijackings in the canyons, flirtations with the ladies (who I now know are the local prostitutes) in the saloon, they consume copious whiskys, sasperillas and tequillas, play a fair bit of poker and ride for hours in the dusty, never-ending wild west.
Finally the real shooting begins, a dual on the main street of the one horse town. The good guy staggers, he keels but by God the he has won, that last shot he managed to get off, after taking two straight hits, has managed to kill his target. The local undertaker cum bartender cum preacher He rides into the sunset, lots of loot in his pocket and a mysterious look on his face. He'll be back and maybe we'll get HB ice-cream in a wafer to go with the chips the next time.
Ah the memories; good memories!
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Answers on a postcard to Curly K please? We all know that the previous incumbent was Mr. Perry McCarthy but is the current Stig one famous driver or numerous individuals? If it is in fact numerous individuals I think I shall write to the BBC and ask if I can have a go - what better way to meet Clarkson, Hammond and May???
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So I have removed the tag-board, the referrers list and a few other bits cos I ain't clever enough to work out (a) which one was causing the pop-ups (b) how to stop that happening and still retain the extras on the blog! If there are still pop-ups or anything else annoying on the blog when you log on please let me know either in comments or via my email.
By the way, does anyone know of a good website that offers advice on the tech side of blogging; templates etc. that isn't aimed at getting more adverts etc. onto blogs and that isn't too technical (for us non-IT heads that blog)
Also, just wanted to say whey, hey to Damien Mulley who managed to get almost 30,000 visitors to his blog in just one day, due to his well-written, witty (and instructive to some!) piece on how to use google to get a girl and get laid - respect!
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006
"Reverend," he said, "We have a problem. My wife keeps falling asleep during your sermons. It's very embarrassing, not to mention disrespectful. What should I do?"
"I've noticed this and have an idea "if you're up to the task," said the minister." Take this hatpin with you. I will be able to tell when Mrs. Jones is sleeping, and I will motion to you at specific times. When I motion, you give her a good poke in the leg."
So, in church the following Sunday, Mrs. Jones dozed off. Noticing this, the preacher put his plan to work.
"And who made the ultimate sacrifice for you?" he said, nodding to Mr.Jones.
"Jesus!" Mrs. Jones cried out as her husband jabbed her in the leg with the sharp object.
"Yes! You are correct, Mrs. Jones!" came the minister's quick reply.
Soon, Mrs. Jones nodded off again. And again, the minister noticed."Who is your redeemer?" he asked the congregation, motioning toward Mr. Jones.
"My God!" howled Mrs. Jones as she was stuck again with the pin.
"Right again!" bellowed the minister, a slight grin on his face.
Before long, Mrs. Jones again winked off. However, this time the minister did not notice. As he picked up the tempo of his sermon, he made a few hand gestures that Mr. Jones mistook as signals. Mr. Jones sharply poked his wife with the hatpin yet again as the minister asked,
“And what did Eve say to Adam after she bore him his 99th son?"
Mrs. Jones screamed, "You stick that f***ing thing in me one more time and I'll break it in half and shove it up your ass!"
"Amen!" replied all the women in the congregation
Friday, July 21, 2006
Aside from that dear God, I just wanted to let you know that I'm feeling decidely chirpy this afternoon. I think I shall go out tomorrow night and hit the tiles - I'm just in the mood right now but we'll wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Whilst we're chatting dear God maybe you'd keep an eye on a acquaintance of mine, Doris, who has recently gone on a break. I do hope she enjoys it and returns soon. Also, maybe, you'd send a little ray of sunshine to another acquaintance, CatGirl, she's feeling a teensy bit glum today so maybe you'd cheer her up a little.
I also wanted to tell you that today I don't mind about being a lardy-arse, honestly, I'm focusing on my assets and keeping positive.
Well gotta go do some work. Talk soon.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Needing to get on the other side, the first man prayed, "God, please give me the strength to cross the river."Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across in about 2 hours, having almost drowned twice.
After witnessing that, the second man prayed, "God, please give me strength and the tools to cross the river."Poof! God gave him a rowboat and strong arms and strong legs and he was able to row across in about an hour after almost capsizing once.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
You just gotta love Top Gear. I love Clarkson, May and Hammond - the repartee amongst and the prevailing sense that making the programme is great fun! I absolutely love driving even in my crappy car (obviously my wallet likes the theory of being a car lover more than the practice!) and learning about new cars (and what I'm missing with my old VW from the last decade!). Apart from loving the topic however, I do think that Top Gear is simply fantastic television.
There you have boys, a lady wot likes cars and loves Top Gear!!
Monday, July 17, 2006
The wedding - what can I say - it was a great day. Despite having to bump into my ex who was nearer Mr. Right than poor old Mr. Right Now ever was. Discovered the money I'd spent on the beautiful jacket was wasted as it was such a beautiful day. Danced like a diva all night, despite being arthritic and having blisters that I'd managed to acquire whilst abroad. Drank like a fish and yet remained relatively sober all night. Had good fun with people I'd never met before and was even informed by the ex that he'd f***ed up in letting me go! Shan't read too much into the comment as a lot of drink had been consumed by that time! All in all a great day despite my dread of it prior to the big day - the dread of attending a wedding alone is omnipresent for those of us who are single.
Very tired today however, think all the flights, meetings and dancing and drinking at the wedding are catching up!
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Don't get me wrong, I don't claim to be a perfect driver but I would never overtake on bad bends, in heavy traffic across a full white line. I lost count of the number of cars I witnessed doing just that this morning.
End of rant. I'm off to to the hopefully sunny continent for work. Hopefully I shall be able to smoke in bars, buy cheap cigarettes, oh and of course, work very, very hard.
Will log on again as soon I can. Meanwhile, drive carefully out there.
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Friday, July 07, 2006
- George Clooney still hasn't returned my phone calls - bastard!
- Have yet to lose about five stone and turn into a sex goddess - why?
- Mr. Right Now has become Mr. Gone - couldn't do it any longer, he was a lovely guy but so not for me, so I'm single again - what's new?
- Practically every female friend and acquintance I know is pregnant - seriously!
- Have a wedding to go to very soon - great!
- Found an outfit that fits and looks good for the day that is not a dress - fantastic!
- But have to go alone - shite!
- Plus my ex from just before Mr. Right Now will be there - even bigger shite!
- Will be out of the country again most of next week with work - grand
- Get to visit another place I've not yet been - brilliant!
Well contrary to recent rumours I was not away on some exotic island living in the lap of luxury, neither was I off getting drastic plastic done in some eastern european country. The truth of the matter, is in fact much more mundane. Between work commitments, problems with laptops, house-hunting (for a friend) and other things going on I simply haven't had a chance to get near my blog. The fact that my own blog hasn't been updated doesn't overly worry me, however, I do now feel guilty that I have not read my favourite blogs in far too long and now have some serious catching up to do:
- Has CatGirlSpeaks bought another new dress or two, what's the skinny on RH etc.?
- What wonders has little Grace Violetta brought into Omani's hectic life recently?
- How has Paige bounced back from the shitty time she had a little while ago?
- Is Mr. Doris still as wonderful as ever?
- How wonderful was Boston for Kev?
- Which news tidbits has JL dissected and commented upon for us?
- Has Connor bought a new people carrier?
- Did Maca bring Tayto, Lyons Teabags and Dennys Rashers back from Ireland?
- Has Winds settled back into normality after her fantastic trip down under?
- Who's baby has Kaz been babysitting recently?
- What in the world has Arse End of Ireland seen recently that has made her blood boil?
Alas I have learned a lesson from this break, that everything you enjoy in life comes with a price tag and blogging for me can enduce guilt if I don't manage to keep up to date with those bloggers I kept in regular contact with until recently! The break has also taught me how I deal with organise my life to certain extent. If I get on with things and keep going I'm good, however, if I put something off, it begins to niggle at me, inducing a feeling of guilt. Then I procrastinate a little longer, putting things off again, allowing tasks to become more arduous and guilt inducing.
So I have eventually taken the bull by the horns and logged on again. I will try to play catch up but have made a decision to take things slowly - I will try not to get my knickers in a twist to catch up with every minutiae from my favourite blogs.
Friday, May 26, 2006
I AM NOT:
I AM NOT ALWAYS:
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS:
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Resumé of Vicky Pollard
ADDRESS: Dur – I live with my mum – init!
TELEPHONE: Yeah right, I aint givin' you my number!
Yeah but, no but, yeah but, what it was right, I sat next to Kelly Smith and she totally copied off me cos I told everyone about her wanking off Kevin smith outside McDonalds but Mrs Dodson like TOTALLY busted ME for it and said I was cheating and OH MY GOD I so cant believe she did that cos anyway everyone knows she’s a lezzer.
1997 Pregnant again
1998 Pregnant again
1999 Pregnant again
2000 South London young offenders institute
§ Serving Burgers and fries and that
§ Ate 12 Big Macs a day
I never spat in them burgers - they was well out of order for firing me that is so unfair! This is like, well sexual harassment! God, this is exactly like the time Miss Rennig, who everyone knows is a total lesbian, made Candice Burton stay behind after PE, started telling her off for gobbing on Sunita Geschwani's hair. But everyone knows she only made her stay late because she wanted to get off with her, cuz when she was telling her off her legs were wide open and Candice reckons she could see her spider.
2002 Pregnant again
2003 Burger King
§ Serving Burgers and fries and that
§ Ate 13 Whoppers a day - Stop giving me evils!
§ I never put tampons in the burgers - they was well out of order for firing me
2004 South London young offenders institute again
What it was right, I never done nothin’ right but Pauline Jackson said I put tampons in the burgers but I never did and anyway it was only that one time and Kevin Hops TOTALLY deserved it right cos he told everyone that I got fingered by Wayne Daniels outside wimpy but anyway he didn’t even finger me he stuck it up my arse hole and he’s just jealous cos everyone knows he’s a puff
2005 On Welfare
2006 South London young offenders institute again
Yeh but, no but, what it was right, I never done nothin’ right but Tara Watson said I nicked her stereo right but I never nicked nuthin right and anyway it was only some shitty AKAI so she’s a slag and she just hates me cos she’s a lezzer and I told everyone about that time when she got fishy fingered by Kelly smith behind the Little Chef in Brixton and anyway don't listen to her coz everyone knows her fanny goes sideways.
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Sunday, May 21, 2006
The second interview was with a woman, and she was even better than the first guy. But he asked her the same question: "Do you notice anything different about me?" "Well," she said stammering, "you have no ears." Dave again got upset and chucked her out in a rage.
The third and final interviewee was the best of the bunch, he was a young man who had recently earned his BSc(Hons). He was smart. He was handsome and he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two put together. Dave was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the same question: "Do you notice anything different about me?" And much to his surprise, the young man answered, "Yes, you wear contact lenses, don't you?" Dave was shocked and realised this was an incredibly observant person. "How in the world did you know that?", he asked. The young man fell off his chair laughing hysterically and replied, "Well, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with no f***ing ears!!
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Thursday, May 18, 2006
Driving home from a meeting down the country this evening I was listening to the Matt Cooper on Today FM. He had some lady on from the Mothers at Home group responding to some expert they had on the programme yesterday who had advocated teenagers wait till they are ready to have sex and do so in a responsible safe way. Yer wan from the Mothers at Home group came on to say that the only truly safe sex was within the confines of a marriage. Dear God, it's Curly K here, please let me get married very soon - I've waited long enough!
CHERISH YOUR WORKFORCE
It's really good to see that the incumbent Government cherishes those who work day in and out to provide its services. Bertie has now had a pop at the former Chief Executive and Management team of Aer Lingus, accusing them of trying to steal the company's assets. This follows on from Mary Harney's scurrilous remarks about nurses not so long ago as well as the continuing efforts to force, FAS workers and other public servants to leave their homes and move out of Dublin, through reduced promotion opportunities etc. Perhaps they should re-evaluate their own performances and indeed substantial payrises during their own terms of office before saying anything further. The Government's successes to date with solving the health crisis, lack of proper transport infrastructure, proper educational facilities and adequate services for our most vunerable in society etc. have hardly been outstanding. Rather farcical is a word that comes to mind when one analyses the Government's performance. However, this did not deter nice fat pay rises and ever decreasing work days in the Dail - keep goin lads, the elections are fast approaching!
I also heard on the radio that somewhere in Co. Longford today a man was spotted driving his car slowly whilst wheeling one of those distance measuring wheel thingies - jaysus, that's what I call lazy!
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006
If you have any tips on how to ease that process please, please, please let me know. Know of any good websites that compare / contrast / work the whole thing out for you - again please let me know. It's not that I'm thick or won't eventually work out the best value / deal for me, it's just that the whole interest rate thing bores me senseless so all suggestions gratefully received.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E. E. Cummings
...if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
He who angers you conquers you.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
Vista M. Kelly
The only place you'll find success before work is in the dictionary.
May B. Smith
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Monday, May 15, 2006
Don't misconstrue the name Mr. Right Now - I am not using him or simply making do till something better comes along. It's simply that right now is all I can think about. I just want to see what happens - I'm taking my own advice and taking it easy, not rushing into anything and not reading too much into the situation.
He's lovely, kind, considerate, easy-going, good company and not jealous (can't stand jealous men - as I usually say, no-one's tried to run away with me so far, I'm hardly going to become an irresistable sex siren just 'cos I happen be dating!). However, I did have to have the chat about me wanting to take things easy. I just felt he is getting more involved than I am and whilst I don't want to run scared neither do I want to hurt someone so genuine and kind. It's a delicate balance and hopefully I'm managing to keep things on an even keel at the minute.
Whilst we get on very well, the lack of things in common does concern me a little. Also, he's really quiet - which makes it quite strange that he's taken with me seeing as I could never be described as quiet - unless someone gagged me (I'm not suggesting that by the way!). That said I do enjoy his company plus I can be sure he wants to be out with me as he can't blame beer goggles etc. seeing as he doesn't really drink.
One of the things I've noticed is that my mojo is apparently still good. Whilst out on Saturday night a guy who I had a brief thing with years ago and have stayed relatively friendly with, took it upon himself to inform Mr. Right Now that I was a fantastic woman, one of the best (he did however add the proviso, "if you can tame her!" - not sure where that came from, I've never been exactly wild, although I suppose I can be headstrong!). Also, I've just been chatted up so much more than I have ever been in my life in the last few weeks and that started before Mr. Right Now. Maybe it's the fact that I am in my thirties and don't actually worry as much about what people think (of course I still do, but like in my twenties!). Perhaps you just grow into your own skin a little more.
Anyway, will keep you informed but at the moment my biggest problem is that I'm absolutely knackered - I haven't had so many nights out in a long time!
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What a blessing to hear from you again. Are you sure that it right that we continue when the amount was mistakenly approved in my name. I know you say we must keep it confidential but if Father McDoogood was to hear of me taking money that wasn't rightfully mine he could be very upset. I would not like to do something wrong, sure there's no point in going to church every week if you are going to knowingly sin. I will pray for guidance on this matter.
You asked me for details which I list below for you information:
1) Your full names and contact address
My full name is Concepta Attracta Majella Knots
2) Your direct tel/fax numbers for easy communication.
My telephone number is 00 353 (premium phoneline number was inserted here!) but I don't have a fax number.
3) Any identification of your goodself or copy of your international passport for recognition.
Unfortunately, Professor, I don't drive as Ballygobackwards is quite a small town and everything is nearby. Also, seeing as I have never left Ireland I don't have a passport.
4)Your Bank Account information where this fund will be transfered to.
My bank is Bank of Munster, Side Street, Ballygobackwards, Co. Waterford, Ireland. The manager there is Mr. Lotaloot and he's a very kind man.
Professor, I do hope that I am doing the right thing, you are a good Christian, aren't you?
Best wishes from Ireland
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 16:21:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: “prof charles Soludo"
To: "Curly K"
Dear Concepta Knots
Thanks for your willingnes to carry on this deal with me,Frankly speaking I am the Governor Central Bank of Nigeria and I am aware that you did not execute any contract with the Nigerian Government but you should be glad that this payment was mistakenly approved in your name and i am the only person that knows about it.
However, I want us to work as a team and claim the funds into your account whereby I will execute the neccesary step and furnish you with all the information needed as to claiming the payment, please keep this transaction secret and you should not discuss this with anybody until the original copy of the draft is delivered to you, this transfer deserves utmost secrecy and confidentiality with total commitment to achieving it positively.
Therefore, i shall appreciate you send to me immediately the following informations below to proceed.
1) Your full names and contact address
2) Your direct tel/fax numbers for easy communication.
3) Any identification of your goodself or copy of your international passport for recognition.
4)Your Bank Account information where this fund will be transfered to.
These informations will enable me to process all other doucuments needed to actualise this transfer in your favour, Please you should try to provide a reliable bank account where this fund will be transfered and absolute correspondence.
Awaits your response soonest.
Prof Charles Soludo.
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Friday, May 12, 2006
Many thanks for your email. I was indeed surprised to hear that someone in Zimbabwe had managed to get my address from the South African Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg as I don’t understand how important people in such a faraway place came to hear about me, here in Ballygobackwards. Also, Kuto, it seems amazing that such important people even knew my nickname Curly K. Sure I thought only my good business associates knew that, nevertheless, as you know the Lord works in mysterious ways. I just wanted to let you know that my real name is Concepta Knots in case you need it for any paperwork.
Kuto, I am so sorry to hear about your troubles, it must be especially hard for you coming from a good God fearing background. Also it must be hard to know that there is US$35.214.000.00 in a bank that you cannot touch whilst you are forced to be a refugee. It’s a sin. Kuto, I cannot believe would be so generous to give away 20% of this amount, it’s a lot of money but you are obviously a very kind man.
Kuto, I would love to help you and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best wishes from Ireland
Concepta Knots (Curly K)
----- Original Message ----
From: kuta khumalo email@example.com
Sent: Sunday, 7 May, 2006 11:41:57 PM
Subject: MY FAMILY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE
MR Kuta Khumalo
NO.16 ANDERSON STREET
Dear Curly K,
My name is Kuta Khumalo the eldeset son of Mr.Joseph Khumalo of Zimbabwe. This might come to you as a surprise about where I got your contact address. I got your address from the South African Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg, South Africa.
During the current war against the farmers in Zimbabwe from the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white-owned farms to his party members and his followers, he ordered all white farmers to surrender all their farms to his party members and his followers.
My father was one of the best farmers in our country and because he did not support Mugabe's ideas, Mugabe's supporters invaded my father's farm and burnt everything in the farm, killing my father and made away with a lot of items in my father's farm. Before his death, my father had deposited with one of the Security Company in Johannesburg, South Africa the sum of (US$35.214.000.00) (Thirty Five Million, Two hundred and Fourteen Thousand.United States Dollars).with my name and made every documents with my name both the certificate of depository. Then after the death of my father, we decided to move to the Republic of South Africa where he had deposited the money in the Security Company as family valuables.
So, I decided to contact you to assist me to transfer this money out of South Africa because as asylum seekers we are not allowed to operate any bank account within South Africa. We have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum for your assistance, 5% will be mapped out for any expenses that may be incurred in the course of this transaction and 75% will be for me and my family to invest in your country. All I want you to do is to furnish me with your full personal phone and fax numbers for easy communication.
You can contact me on the above Telephone number. Note that this transaction is 100% risk free and absolutely confidential.
Thanks and God bless as I await your reply.
MR KUTA KHUMALO
(For the Family)
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Dear Professor Soludo,
Many thanks for your email - I am delighted to hear that you will pay me over 15 million US dollars. Its a pity that the sum was not in Euros as it would be worth more but nevertheless I will accept the dollars sum and try to make to do.
Professor Soludo, I do feel it is my obligation to make you aware that I actually didn't send any email about an outstanding payment owing to me and as a clean living Catholic I could not take what did not belong to me, if you have mistaken me for someone else. Of course, if you need my assistance and would like to pay me for my troubles, well that's a different matter.
Your email brought such good news on so many fronts, not only will I receive a large sum of money for doing my Christian duty and helping someone in trouble but I also see that I will get to meet you and your lovely family eventually when you come to visit Ireland. All this is such good news as we don't get many visitors here in Ballygobackwards. It's a very small rural town you see and the Celtic Tiger never really took hold, more like the Celtic Pussycat, if you get my my drift. That may cause a slight problem in looking for the good business opportunities you discussed in your email but I'll talk to Paddy in the Post Office; he's the man who knows all that goes on in these parts so he might know if anyone has a quota for sale or if there are any good farms on the market (Mr. & Mrs. Doolally are supposed to be retiring soon, so I'll see if their quota is for sale)
Anyway, Professor Soludo, back to business (sorry I digress so much, but I'm that excited you see). As soon as you send me details of how I can help you I will get onto the matter straight away as I have quite a lot of free time these days since I sold my own quota two years ago, making enough profit to ease life for me.
PS Professor Soludo, my real name is Concepta Knots, my friends call me Curly K, will that present a problem with the paperwork which you have already drawn up?
----- Original Message ----
From: PROF CHARLES SOLUDO firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tuesday, 2 May, 2006 10:18:42 AM
Subject: IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT OF US$15.7MILLION.
I have a new email address!
You can now email me at: email@example.com