four, let all the traffic pass you

28 November 2006

Did you know that it is less than a month till xmas? Did ya?[1] That’s still a long time though, so you won’t find me adding to the “BUY NOW” mentality that seems to be swarming all over the place. Though if you are looking for amber lights for your tree, well I’m afraid they’ve all been used ;) I have ideas for presents, but no actual presents. When I was home the lil sister had made a start on her cards. She 10[2] and already she has her christmas cards. In November! And not even the last week in November[3] What is the world coming to.

This time last year I was laughing at Niall Quinn, Eamonn Dunphy and Roy Keane[4] but this year they’ve made friends and are working together. Keane has even made friends with McCarthy. What is the world coming to when we can’t get our entertainment from footballing spats? What am I supposed to laugh at now?

The evilness of students who continue to chat[5] despite being asked, again and again to shut the hell up? Still, their exams start next week so I’m laughing, or even laffin at them.

Oh, that reminds me, I need ten great, fantastic, fantabulous, superb, *insert superlative descriptor of your own here* songs from 2006 for a mix cd thingy we’re doing at work. All by different artists, suggestions will be welcomed[6] in the comments section.

And seeing as I’m rambling about a variety of topics with no linkage whatsoever between the various subject; has anyone seen Pan’s Labyrinth yet? If not, off you go and watch it. If yes, isn’t it great? I hadn’t intended to go yesterday, but then I spotted a quick mention of it over at Fatmammycat’s and so wandered in[7] Tis great.[8] Bloody and violent and whimsical and fantastical and just plain great. An-mhaith ar fad.


  1. if you know the date then Im guessing your answer is yes
  2. or 11, don’t trouble me for actual specifics
  3. yes, yes, is is now, but it wasn’t then.
  4. see
  5. I’ve been sharpening my claws, a disembowelling incident is imminent
  6. ridicule is a form of welcome
  7. and it was surprisingly packed, many many peoples
  8. Ill stick up a review at some stage

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11 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Fency, honestly, I have NO problem sharing. I'm taking bids right now. You know, I think everybody's going to get certificates this year… I'm too exhausted even thinking about shopping to do it. I hate being compelled to do anything. It must be the Adam in me, and I'm thinking Tara better kick in pretty soon.

  2. GerryOS says:

    Song suggestions:
    "Roka" by Calexico, from the album Garden Ruin
    "Rearview Mirror" by Grandaddy, from the album Just Like The Fambly Cat

  3. LiVEwiRe says:

    You're still ahead of me, I don't even have any ideas. I keep thinking that if push comes to shove, my family will be getting whatever they have for sale at the local convenience store on Christmas Eve. Or in a vending machine, whichever.

  4. Fence says:

    Amazon certificates, hmmm, if only the brothers could use a computer that might be an idea ;)
    Embrace the Adamness Kells, just watch out for an amalgamation of the scooby-gang cause they'll destroy you and all your plans will come to naught.

    LiVEwiRe I'm liking this vending machine idea. And I pass one at the train station on my way home

  5. Fence says:

    Cheers Gerry, I'll take a listen cause I haven't heard either of those before. I do have a few songs by Calexico which I really like.

    Your comment was held for approval, hence the delay, should be sorted now though.

  6. SciFiChick says:

    I have no idea what I'm getting people in my family. My mother never gives me ideas. It's always "I don't want anything. I don't want you spending money on me."

  7. Carl V. says:

    I haven't done much Christmas shopping either. Maybe this weekend. I do want to get Christmas cards going asap.

    Can't wait to see Pan's Labyrinth, it cannot open quick enough over here.

  8. Terri says:

    'Fraid I can't help with the song thing. Since inheriting a full-time 16-year old stepdaughter I've come to learn my taste in music is not as cool as I thought it was.
    Gift ideas? It's the thought that counts.
    Nah, drink lots of eggnog that way even if they don't like what you get 'em, you simply won't care ;-)

  9. Fence says:

    SciFiChick, my mother has decided that she wants work done rather than presents. You know, like painting this room, or putting a roof on the coal bunker. Fun stuff like that. I'm ignoring her suggestion :)

    You'll love Pan's Labyrinth Carl. At least I hope you do.

    Terri, perhaps your daughter has bad taste and you really are the coolest?

  10. sally says:

    Christmas is when? SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Fence says:

    Exactly Sally. Exactly!