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Don’t you just hate it when you know what you are going to write about and then 2 minutes before you log in you totally forget? I’m sure I had an absolutely fantastic topic when I was walking to work, but then I got distracted by the two fellas who looked like winos as they debated what to do with an injured looking pigeon. Part of the problem being that neither wanted to touch the filthy vermin.
So anyway, instead of the usual well thought out musing on life, the universe, and the price of bread you are going to have to deal with this piece of rambling stream of consciousness And if you don’t like it, well, you can just stop reading can’t you.
Still here? Well, if you weren’t you would be reading this would you, so I’m not sure why I asked the question.
Anyways, random thought uimhir a haon: Congratulations to Mr. O’Gara who got married yesterday. And of course congrats to the bride too, Jessica Daly. I’d give you more information, like the fact that they met at college and have been together ten years, but that’s all bit boring unless you know them, isn’t it? I mean, what is the fascination with knowing all the details about famous people. Much better to make up your own version of what they are like, and never ever ever meet them.
Uimhir a dÃ³: I totally impulse purchased yesterday and bought a new phone. Not sure why really, cause I liked my old one, but this is new, and shiny, and only really cost 19 quid seeing as you get 80 euro free credit. Plus you get free tv for two months, and blah blah boring specs Of course it also means that I wasted loads of time figuring out how the bluetooth works so I could stick some music on it last night. Finally remembered how, and now I’ve The Fruity Oaty Bar mp3 as my ringtone. Yay for pointless technology purchases.
Uimhir a trí: I have a total block on the Irish for 13. Each time I try to think of it I come up with triocha a haon, which of course is 31. And then have to tell myself, no. It is actually trí déag
I’m also totally bored with American articles on how they don’t get soccer. I mean, I’ve no problem with people not liking sport. Or not liking a particular sport, I myself cannot stand basketball, golf, darts boxing etc etc. But I don’t feel the need to write article after article explaining why I feel this way about something that keeps many more people entertained unlike American sports journalists and football. The people who like football, well, they like football. the people that don’t, yes, you got it, they don’t. What is the big deal? And why does it make the front page of USA today? It isn’t even as though this is a new story. All through the world cup I’ve been inflicted with articles describing the attractions of the World Cup. National Geographic. Time. The Economist. blah blah blah Who cares that a majority of US citizens don’t get football? And that a sizeable minority do? And that for the rest of the world it is the Beautiful Game? And as for your stupid idea that maybe US soccer should evolve in its own way, without a goalkeeper. Well, I’m totally like, Dude! just say no, okay.
I think that is it, for now. Any later random observations today will be edited into this post. maybe. There are no certainties in this life you know.
Look, edited, here: So where was I? Yes, random though number cúig I’m thinking of changing the banner at some stage over the weekend. The rugby lads have had long enough. Maybe. I might get busy doing something else. I really should upgrade to the latest WordPress release, but… hassle, you know.
Uimhira sé I picked up a book at work yesterday, called Keeping It Real: Irish Film and Television, and can I just say, academic authors waffle a load of auld shite, don’t they? Especially sociological ones. And english ones. When they witter on for pages about stuff that should only take a paragraph. I mean, they aren’t as bad law books but honestly, have they never heard that clarity is a good thing? In the end I only read two of the essays, and I’d like to leave you with a quote from one essay:
the fervour surrounding the national football team may be a symbolic compensation for the redundancy of cultural nationalist rhetoric in post-‘peace process’ 26-county Ireland. Further it may substitute for the historically inclusive social vision of cultural nationalism, however flawed, that the intellectually impoverished and socially diverse adoption of neo-libreal economics has replaced.
I think that says it all.