Two things

First of all I’d like to join with Carl and say “I’m a bookaholic.” It was only last week that I’d never been in the brand spanking new Chapters[1] shop on Parnell st., but once I’d been I just kept returning. Picking more books that I know I never really intended to buy. I just […]

This is going to be epic

While I was at the kino watching Rocky Balboa they showed a trailer for Danny Boyle’s new film; Sunshine[1] which looks fairly interesting. But what struck me is how music can become so linked to one specific thing that when it is used for another it leaves you scratching your head. Some of you may […]

Celebrate!

Went to see Rocky Balboa this evening and I totally loved it. It may just be nostalgia, or the way the audience reacted, but Rocky really is one of the greatest fictional characters in movie-land. Anyone catch that dragon film, what was it called, you know where dragons came back and decimated the world and […]

Tall, dark and?

I finally got around to watching Tall, Dark, and Ó hAilpÃín[1] last night. It was an observational documentary looking at the lives of three of the Ó hAilpíns; Seán Óg, Setanta and Aisake. Seán Óg[2] is a hurler for Cork, but the two others have headed Down Under to become professional Aussie Rules players. And […]

Just call me Oscar

I officially hate everyone! Okay, so I’m not at the “lip curling, teeth bared” stage quite yet, but the stabbing people in their soft underbellies with pens[1] sounds about right. It isn’t really that they’ve done anything specifically to annoy me, but somehow everything they do is annoying me. What with their walking and their […]

Yet another

Another weekly meme that is. The Friday five thing doesn’t really appeal to me anymore, not sure why. So instead I’m gonna do the Thursday Thirteen. Course this means I now gotta come up with 13 things every week. Not quite sure if I’ll manage it, but we’ll see. Thirteen Things about ME in other […]

Why didn’t the Macgyver theme have lyrics?

Cause then I could’ve just used that as my title. I suppose I could have typed in 3-3-3-3-3-3-3—2—-0—–3-3-2-3-2–0—–7–0——————| b:——————-3—3—————–3————————| g:——————————————————————| d:——————————————————————| a:——————————————————————| E:——————————————————————| e:3-3–2—-0—-3-3-2-3-2–0—–0—3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0–3-2-3–5—-7| b:——–3—3—————-3—————————————-3—| g:————————————————————————–| d:————————————————————————–| a:————————————————————————–| E:————————————————————————–| But to be honest, if I hadn’t found that here I wouldn’t have a clue what it meant :) Anyways, the reason for the Macgyver mentions, […]

The Pursuit of Happyness

At the start of the film Linda is pulling double shifts while Chris is out selling bone density machines, struggling to make ends meet and support their young son Christopher. Things are not going well, the bone density machine isn’t selling as well as Chris had hoped and he had invested all his money in […]