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Writer's Block: Tobacco road [May. 15th, 2011|02:28 am]
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[music |I Threw It On The Ground - The Lonely Island - Incredibad]

Would you want your city to outlaw smoking on public streets? Why or why not?


No. I support another regulation for tobacco, and every other drug except alcohol, where I'd have a minimum drinking age of 16 for beer/wine/suchlike, 18 for spirits.

If you want a drug you have to register your desire to take it 30 days before you take it. Then at the 30 day mark you have to pass a 30 question multiple choice test on it; effects, side-effects, addiction, contraindications, interaction effects, over dose effects etc. Then you get an id card like licence, good for three months, and if you want some more after the three month marker you need to retake the test.
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48 Things Meme - copied from Facebook [Apr. 27th, 2009|07:16 pm]
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Here are the rules - post this list replacing my answers with yours.

Copy this if you're that way inclined.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
If I am no one has so informed me at this late stage.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Not sure, last one that springs to mind was during last Summer.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Not really. It's serviceable and comparitively legible but not even remotely stylish.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Ham, proper ham, preferably slow roasted with a honey glaze.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
It would really surprise me if I did.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Is this other person an amusing nerd with occasional hyperactive tendencies, who exchanges ideas in a manner akin to telepathy as 1/4 sentences suffice to get complicated ideas across? Do they... Um yeah, probably. I'm not that picky unless you mess with my friends or give off creepcreepcreepcreep vibes like two of my namesakes I have had the misfortune to make teh acquaintance of. (Not Cron, who is legend.)

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
A tad.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Aye.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Sure. OTOH €100 will buy two nice meals and enough beer to keep a pleasant thing going for some time. Unless I'm loaded there are better ways to spend the money involved but risky stupid things and I have a glancing familiarity.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Honey nut cornflakes.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Not necessarily, most of the time.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Cookie dough.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Dunno, probably their demeanour, anyone who can answerthis question decisively is probably deluded or is constantly scanning. I'm more of a living mostly in my head person.

15. RED OR PINK?
Red.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I wish I was more self-motivated. I'm more in love with the idea of success than I am with success. (copied from Maurice)

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
Ca m'égal. Is cuma liom. Das ist mir egal. All the same to me.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Light blue jeans, ever so slightly paint stained, oxblood mocassins.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The noise of others typing. First song that came to mind when I started thinking was
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
blue

23. FAVOURITE DISH TO COOK?
Roast vegetables andfried crispy chicken.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONED?
Dad.

25. FAVOURITE LIQUID
Diet Coke

26. CONTENTS OF POCKETS?
Two mobile phones, one key ring with three keys on it, a €20 note, 2 €dimes and a €nickel. Yeah, I think that's appalling too but there's no cent symbol on the keyboard and right now I don't care.

27. HAIR COLOR?
Black

28. EYE COLOR?
Blue grey with the emphasis on the blue, with brown rings around the pupils. Heterochromia is a family thing.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Not at the moment. I really should be wearing them but I've been too lazy/broke to buy them in some time. It's... It's been more than a year since I saw properly. Crap.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Food, a big thick steak, cooked so it's pretty much warmed up raw in the middle with pepper. Mmm. Cuisine, Indian.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings. Not a fan of horror movies. At all.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Full movie, Sin City, most of, The Perfume, but I went home 3/4s of the way through that since it was 01:30 and I had to walk home and I'd seen it before.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Tie died bluey black t-shirt with the cover image from Led Zepellin's Physical Graffiti on it. I bought their greatest hits after getting the t-shirt. haven't listened to it in aaaages.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
I'm conflicted but leaning towards winter, mostly on the basis that I hatehatehate sweating in my clothes, despise shorts, and really like that high pressure biting cold sunny weather you get sometimes in winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
That would depend.

36. SHOWERS OR BATHS?
Showers. Definitely

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
How would I know?

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Darragh.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Um, I'm about a chapter into Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and have been for a week, but I did read Shield of Achilles in three days so I claim to be resting.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
N/A

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Sky News, Scuzz, some film programme on Al Jazeera

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)?
Indeterminate

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
To be frank I'm not familiar with either one.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Um, Florida or New York, whichever is further. (Copied from Maurice))

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I know more random facts than you, and I... No.

46 WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Limerick. I probably would have suffered the indignity of being born in Tralee like my two brothers but I was two months early arriving so I'm the only true Limerick man in the family. Nyah!

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
I'll take it as it comes.

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
Through a mutual acquaintance, a friend to one and acquaintance to the other, at a little festival.
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Writer's Block: Shhhh [Apr. 21st, 2009|05:23 pm]
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Would you ever go on a silent retreat? How long do you think you could go without talking?
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Made of Win [Mar. 11th, 2009|09:43 am]
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Well crap, that blows [Feb. 24th, 2009|01:09 am]
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[mood |listlesslistless]

IQ Test I don't trust much, and still makes me feel thick

Damn Okcupid! Damn it to hell! Apparently my interests and strengths are diametrically opposed. Actually that's not true, I'm basically normal with math, quite good with spatial, and suck at verbal and social. I mean the social makes sense, but verbal?

They won't let me do the Masters without a bachelor, the bastards. Woe is me for I shall be without a degree. I'll never be a real boy... unless I do an OU degree. This all blows so hard I'm thinking of leaving even if I do get the bloody off books, just finish the year, and bugger off to live life, work, accumulate experience, get the hell out of Ireland, y'know, stuff.

Long Distance Relationships Suck. I am never, ever again engaging in one. Only seeing one's significant other at the weekend probably blows, but it's 62 days til I'll see mine, then another three months. Jesus wept.

This rambling bitchy whinery has been brought to you by me, who is reasonably likely to be in Limerick at the weekend and may even stop in Stab City.

I may do that test over and over again to see how much I can get my results to improve. Harumph.

Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5


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Life goes on [Jul. 19th, 2007|06:14 pm]
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Anybody reading this, I lost my phone so I don't have your number, if you could message me with your name in the text, I'd be grateful.

I found a place to live. Yay!
It's in Blanchardstown. Boo!

Apart from having to get the evil €4 Nitelink after work, its alright. Not like I spend that much time out there, apart from sleep and lying in bed when too lazy to move. It has its plus points, like the previous tenants leaving behind a monster tv, and the little negatives, like no heating, no key to the back, and two dishwashers, but no sodding dryer. I suppose we should be thankful for the washing machine.

I'm through to second year. Woot!

History Europe 1500-1700 62%
History Europe 1000-1250 44%
Maths & Stats 32%
Introduction to Economics 65%

All I have to say is Ghu bless compensating fails, because I have no repeats.

Tom is still in Asia, mick is still in germany, and I haven't booked flights to see him, and I'm in Dublin. Oh, the hilarity.

After work last night, and the habitual Chinese, I decided it would be a fantastic idea to go for a drink, so I went in to Fibber's, got a teensy bit pissed, talked to band persons, and apparently I'm now on the guest list for their gig in Limerick on Sunday, starting at 7, so I may go seeing as I won't have to pay (apparently) Bit at the screamy end of metal for my taste, but they were interesting guys, here on their first out of US tour. Now if only I could remember the damned band's name. I remember they're from Boston, with two brothers, Jim and Scott, and the other dude with the Weezer glasses, and excessive piercings and tattoos, and they're playing King John's Castle.

I think I may finally have forfeited my Irish card, for now, along with the unplaceable accent (according to my housemates, I sound like a Newfoundlander) I ... went on a date. Not to a pub either which makes it even more shockingly transgressive, after all, Irish people go to the pub in groups, get drunk and meet people while talking utter ass in an amusing fashion. It was a whole lot of fun, though all it actually involved was a walk in the park, and flirty conversation over tea.

Now to extract her number from O2's clutches, seeing as she's gone home for a week, and getting any contact information in other fashions would probably be like pulling teeth.

I can't believe you read this far.
Bye.
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Howdy [Jun. 28th, 2007|10:37 pm]
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[Current Location |Aunt's house, clontarf]
[music |Sound of a fan oven, and laptop keys clicking]

Rather a lot has happened since last I posted. So, a brief recap.

StuffCollapse )
House HuntingCollapse )
Oh, and breaking up is hard to do. In the extreme.
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I should have slept [Oct. 9th, 2006|05:56 am]
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In three hours I may have a class. Probably not, but it could be. I got up at two yesterday so that'll be 16 hours. This only happened because gnxp brought me to Paul Graham's Essay's and Idiocentrism. While I'm glad of the mind expansion and new information I could have done with the sleep too, and I foolishly told Tom to throw water on me if i wasn't out of bed and he leaving. It was about 00:30 then and I was planning on going to bed.

Truly scary information for anyone doing Humanities, especially a Phd or other postgraduate work. I doubt if the situation is as dire here as in the States, especially seeing as we don't generally have to get up to our eyeballs in debt to go to college, but it will get there.

Thank Ghu I was planing on dumping the History for Economics in fourth year anyway.
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Hello again [Jun. 8th, 2006|04:23 pm]
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I worked in a call centre. It sucked. Then I got a job with a builders temp agency, the money's great when you actually have a job, but I had two days work last week and none so far this week which just goes to show it blows. Still, it offers the best prospects for saving up money for going back to college.

I really, really, like Dublin, and I particularly like two pubs, Fibber Magees and Bruxelles. They rule, though in rather different ways. Fibbers is definitely the scummier of the two, and at no point do I feel, either young or underdressed/not a big enough poseur there, which cannot always be true in Bruxelles.

I saw Whipping Boy, and Alice Cooper, each in Vicar St., which is practiucaly on my doorstep. Whipping Boy were good, Alice Cooper was fantastic, beautiful stuff altogether, must expand my collection of his albums. The theatrics were at times a bit cheesy, but the atmosphere was something else.

Currently I pursue work in either a bookies or a bank, and faff about in internet cafés, at times.

In a moment of Poor Impulse Control, I now have two new holes in my earlobes, but I've managed to stop smoking so I'm sure I'll be forgiven.

I met Lynn, who I hadn't seen in months when she came up to see the Googoo Dolls, and apparently she shall be in Dublin to do a creative writing MA in UCD com September. This is what happens when your course supervisor tells you towards the end of fourth year that your degree is a glorified Leaving Cert, I suppose.

My little brother, he of the scabby, scabby beard, has gone to the USA for a J1 summer, and my least brother is approaching his L.C. exams in a most sanguine manner, having no real idea what he wants to do in college, apart from not go to Dublin and looking at one of those degrees that requires a postgrad for usefulness, Arts in Mary I, as the bearded one loves it so much, or Applied Psychology in UCC.

Look at my icon! Look! I'm violating copyright.

BTW, thelordofcheese, I met Aideen, and she said she'd met Jimjim. That girl is a most annoying drunk. I demand a rematch at pool.
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Meme from thelordofcheese by way of johnny_kitsch [Mar. 8th, 2006|08:13 pm]
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"put this in your journal, so we know that you are still using livejournal, OR THE WORLD WILL EXPLODE!"
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