A collection of odments

6 February 2007


Well, obviously enough, with the weekend just gone my first topic of this post has to be… the role of the Catholic Church in the political life of Ireland.

Or maybe not.

I’d much prefer to ramble on about the rugby. I didn’t catch any of the England-Scotland match, though I hear Wilko was fabtastic, but his try wasn’t one. I am a fan of Wilkinson, and in one way I do hope his road to recovery is straightforward, but then again, we play England fairly soon and I really want to win.

I didn’t see much of the France-Italy game either. Was at the aunt’s having lunch. But I’m very disappointed in Italy. This was to be their year to win a game, but they played horrendous rugby[1] and it’ll be the Wooden Spoon if they continue on like that.

And so on to our match, and could you get much more intense than that?
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us And yes Ireland were lucky not to have O’Callaghan penalised, but there were more than a few occasions when I saw Wales not releasing the ball when tackled. Turns and roundabouts. Three tries to nil means we finished better on the day. And on a day when O’Gara had a horrible first 40 minutes that says a lot.

Injuries now are the big worry for Sunday against France. Darcy is supposed to be fine, O’Driscoll may make it. Although that might just be talk to keep the French guessing. The big worry is Stringer, who has a hairline fracture in his hand.

We’ll see what happens.

In today’s weather update it looks like winter has finally arrived now that it is spring. Bloody freezing out this morning so it it. And the last half an hour or so on the drive home on Saturday was through freezing fog so dense that you couldn’t see nuttin’.

Still the trip home meant I was finally able to stick all the music on the mp3 player. Only around 2,500 songs or so, but while I was adding them I also spent a few hours[2] deleting all the duplicates from the PC. I’m not really sure why we needed ten copies of some songs on the hard drive, though I’m sure there was a very good reason for it.

And you’ll all be pleased to know that the newest cat is still alive.

Taz - jan 2007


And as stupid as any cat. Put out by the mutt leaping about the sitting room chasing a ball she decided to leave the room, but as she jumped down from the chair she slipped on the wooden floor and smashed into the ironing board, but instead of realising that she was the cause of her collision she promptly turned and blamed the innocent hound. Spitting at him until he nosed her out of the way.

The gasúr had his birthday while I was away. He is a whole year old now[3] and taking a few steps, though he prefers to crawl.

How was everyone’s weekend?


  1. I caught the highlights and read a few articles
  2. possibly even days
  3. Id make some comment about time flying, but it so clichéd

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8 Responses

  1. anne says:

    It was pretty good, thank you. ;)

    In today’s weather update it looks like winter has finally arrived now that it is spring
    Jumping the gun slightly there, aren't we?

  2. Fence says:

    Nope. February is the first month of Spring: "In the Irish Calendar it is counted as the whole months of February, March and April" –

  3. Carl V. says:

    The cat problem thought the dog used its awesome mind control powers to put the obstacle in her way!

  4. Fence says:

    Well, actually it was the dog's fault because the ironing board is only where it is in order to stop the dog opening the door himself. So I guess she isn't as stupid as I said :)

  5. sally says:

    You mean Ireland is Catholic?

  6. Fence says:

    Oh no, we're mostly satanic Sally, but recently the Catholic Church has been trying to convert us.

  7. sally says:

    I knew you were Pagans but Satanic too!! Those damn ::oops:: Catholics…they are such busybodies!!

  8. Fence says:

    They do get everywhere ;)