Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12 days of christmas, (i dare ya!)



we were geese!!
that is all

t
merry christmas!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Out the Gap!


Tis my last day in work before the holidays people and I probably won't be blogging till the Noo Year seeing as I only do when I'm supposed to be working and the Internet connection at home home is...so...very...slow. So HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone from us Red Lemonaders and Mr Hugh Jackman. Yes indeedy.

K xx

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dollybird


I was in Hamley's in Dundrum over the weekend and found myself looking at the shelves of Barbie dolls. I purposely avoided going anywhere near those baby prostitute Bratz atrocities as they make me feel ill. Anyway, there's a Barbie doll there with a price tag of €148. Yeah. The bones of 150 quid for a doll? Are they serious? Alright, the pink hair is kinda deadly, it's a collector's item type thing and I take it she's been designed or accessorised by fancy pants jewellery designer Tarina Tarantino herself but COME ON does she poo diamonds or at least make the tea or something?

K

(WOW how girly does that post make this blog look right about now?!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lazy Christmas blogging....

Amaze your family and friends over the holiday season with your amazing knowledge of all-things Christmassy!

Christmas trees have been popular in Germany since the 16th century but only made it over to Britain three hundred years later. Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, originally came from Germany and made a tree part of the official celebrations at Windsor Castle.

The most expensive Christmas card in the world is a hand-drawn card that John Lennon sent to Beatles manager Brian Epstein. It sold at auction for £5,600 in April 2000.

Baubles were probably invented thanks to alcohol. Around 200 years ago, Bohemian glass blowers used to enjoy a cold drink in their hot factories, and when tipsy would start competing to see who could blow the biggest glass bubbles. These then evolved into Christmas decorations. (my favourite)

The USA's official national Christmas tree, in Kings Canyon National Park, California, is almost 280 feet tall and 2,000 years old. A little girl who saw it in 1925 commented what an impressive Christmas tree it would make, and the President agreed, making it the country's official Christmas tree in 1926.

The first fairy lights are said to be have appeared in 1882, when Edward H. Johnson - a friend of inventor Thomas Edison - had 80 tiny lightbulbs made especially for his home Christmas tree. Before this, people would use candles and set fire to their tinsel all the time.

Christmas cards were introduced in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. Before then it was tradition to write long, detailed letters to friends and family at Christmas, but Mr Cole couldn't be bothered with all that effort. He commissioned an artist to design some cards and filled them with a short greeting, saving us all a lot of writing each year.

Traditional Christmas meals in England used to involve pig's heads and mustard. But when Queen Elizabeth I heard the news of the destruction of the Spanish Armada on Christmas Eve 1588, she declared that everybody in England should eat the dish she had enjoyed earlier that day - roast goose. When turkeys were introduced to Britain in the 1700s, they became a popular replacement.

Mulled wine doesn't just make you happy because of the alcohol in it - neurologists have found that traditional Christmas spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger release feel-good hormones in the body.

Spiders are a big part of Christmas in the Ukraine. Trees are decorated with fake spiders and webs, and a real spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.

'Silent Night' was first performed in Austria in 1818. Legend has it that the church organ in Oberndorf broke on Christmas Eve, leaving the priest - Joseph Mohr - with no music for his Christmas service. He handed the words to a poem he had written to a friend and asked that he write some guitar music to accompany it, and 'Silent Night' was born.

Christmas was banned across England in 1647, when Oliver Cromwell's puritans were in charge. Pro-Christmas riots broke out across the country but the holiday wasn't officially restored until King Charles II took over 13 years later.

The popular abbreviation 'Xmas' isn't merely popular because it's quicker to type on a mobile phone. 'X' is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ - Xristos - so the shortened spelling of Christmas has been around for hundreds of years.

The Beatles and the Spice Girls are the only acts to have ever had three consecutive Christmas number one records - the Beatles from 1963 to 1965 and the Spice Girls from 1996 to 1998. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen is the only record to have been Christmas number one twice - in 1975 and 1991.

Have some Christmas facts to share?

that is all

(just want to say as well i won't be posting anything for a while have some thinking to do about this blog and weather or not i want to continue, happy christmas and new year and maybe i'll see you next year)

that is all for now

t

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

and we're back in the game...

so a couple of months ago we were suppose to be doing the surface graphics for an irish underwear company's packaging, we were also suppose to be present when they took the photos for the pack shot as well. Well someone went on maternity leave for aaagggessss and then they went off and did the photo shoot without me (was not impressed). Anyway it has finally gotten back on the drawing board and i am currently photoshopping a pic of a hot boy, OW OWWWW!!

A pox on their house

So. Following on from my hunt for this infernal game, it turns out the person I bought it from on eBay is conveniently "no longer a registered user". A bit of investigation showed that all their feedback had been given and received over 3 days and an email to someone who left feedback saying they got the game revealed that they never actually did. It would appear that I and many others have been conned out of 40 of my hard earned euros for a sold out game that will never arrive.



Dear zbay02,

May your Christmas tree catch fire.
May you stand on an upturned plug while barefoot.
May you contract syphilis and have to wear a bell around your neck to warn others of your mankyass, thieving presence.
May you lose all the money you have stolen from decent people trying to buy a present for a loved one as you get beaten up by a rabid, knuckleduster-wearing pimp in a case of mistaken identity you absolute cunt.

Have a terrible Christmas and a horribly shite New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Kitty


As it happens, my effing stellar boyfriend has saved the day, as his aunt had put her name on a waiting list and is collecting the game for me tomorrow. Professor Layton had better be the most amazing fucking thing since sliced bread after all this.

And breathe.

K

Savage savage savage!



Can't wait!

K

Friday, December 12, 2008

So long, Miss Page



Exactly a week ago, I put Bettie Page on my girl crush list and this morning I found out that she died yesterday, aged 85.

Back in my teenage goth/metalhead phase (I was always too happy and smiley to be a proper goth) I used to buy such fine publications as Kerrang and Metal Hammer, the back pages of which were always filled with ads for gigs in random locations around the UK which always sounded fierce exciting to my underage self. There would also be ads for online merchandise shops for posters, t shirts, studded dog collars and whathaveyou, listing out all the different stuff they sold. One thing that kept popping out at me was this name "Bettie Page", and these old black and white photos of a dark haired girl in stockings and the like. Intrigued, I Googled the feck out of her and discovered this whole cult following the lady has.

I had always liked pin up girl art and I think this sort of cemented my appreciation of the whole genre. In college I even wrote my 3rd year dissertation about the origins of the pin up girl, and talked about how Bettie was one of the most popular photography pin up girls in 50s America. I love how she could look really cute and fun in the beach bikini photos and totally switch it round, practically growling at the camera in black knickers, brandishing a whip in the bondage and fetish type shoots. The fact that she had no problem posing with whips, or being gagged or catfighting with other girls was what made her so popular. She even used to do all her own hair and makeup and made most of her outfits herself. Bettie packed it all in around 1958 and converted to Christianity, kept a low profile and was totally unaware of a huge revival in her popularity in the 70s, 80s and 90s. She wouldn't allow anyone to photograph her in her later years, saying that she wanted people to remember her as she was, and I know I'll certainly remember her as a fun, sexy and flirty icon, winking at the camera with a big saucy smile.

K

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's like trying to find a polka dot unicorn



I've checked Argos, Zavvi, HMV, Game, Smyths, been bidding on ebay and wondering how Play.com can get away with charging almost €80 for it. I've sent out the flying monkeys and I'm now waiting on a call from Sligo to see if it can be found there as Dublin, Cork and Waterford are proving fruitless. After all this, Mam had bloody well better like it.

**UPDATE**

Sligo is out too. Balls.

**UPADTE THE SECOND**

I've chanced ordering it on eBay so fingers crossed it arrives in time! Thanks everyone for the helpful offers, you're all lovely so ye are!

K

Monday, December 08, 2008

Not So Christmassy

So work is a bit of a drag these days between having nothing much to do, and the fact that people seem to be dropping like flies as well, it does not make for a happy Christmas environment.

On a happier note i met Gok Wan on Sat I love him even more now.

that is all.

t

Friday, December 05, 2008

Here Come the Girls

At the behest of Miss Annie, this is my list of lovely lady crushes in no particular order.



Yet another vote for the gorgeous Zooey Deschanel. Beside her is Emily Booth, who I got a super girl-crush on when she presented OUTthere and Shock Video Massacre on Bravo. The only blonde to make the list, Brigitte Bardot, well duh I mean LOOK at her. Another retro crush, Sophia Loren - especially in that photo, it's like vavavoom was invented to describe her. Electro-rock hotties Robots in Disguise, the ridiculously ride-y Megan Fox, then Rosario Dawson, who is super cool for appearing in Clerks 2 and Sin City. Pin up legend Bettie Page and finally, the sexy biatch that is Monica Bellucci.

Looking at it now, it would appear that I have a thing for dark haired girls with fringes and a big rack. How about that.

K

Thursday, December 04, 2008

they said it couldn't be done......

"they" were wrong....




no your eyes aren't deceiving you that is a blanket avec sleeves!!!

check it out here

WOW

t.x

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Best Story I Heard All Weekend

Ok, it does feature a friend of a friend of a friend type thing but trust me, it happened. I'm just going to call the stars Emma and Sarah, since I don't actually know them. Bear with me.

Emma and Sarah were going for dinner in one of the posh Baggot St restaurants. However, halfway through their starters a waiter came over and apologetically asked if they wouldn't mind moving tables, only because a regular of theirs had turned up and he always sat there, but if not then no big deal. The girls didn't mind at all, and moved with no complaint. When their main course arrived, it came with a bottle of champagne, which the waiter explained was a thank-you for the table from the regular. When the girls turned to look and say thanks, who was sitting there but flippin BONO and some of his mates. A second bottle courtesy of Bono later, Emma stepped outside for a cigarette and met one of the lads from the table and got talking to him.

Emma: Thanks a million for the champagne! How do you know Bono?
Him: Oh, I've been working in the music industry for years, just know him through that really.
Emma: Do you think he'd mind if we got a photo with him?
Him: Yeah, no problem, look I'll ask him when I go back to the table.

Deadly! So after a few minutes the girls get the nod from this fella to come over. They hop in beside Bono, bit of a chat, toss the camera to the friend and he takes the photo for them, they thank the lads and go to pay their bill. The waiter tells them it's already been taken care of, and adds:

By the way, that was the funniest thing I've seen in ages! I can't believe ye threw the camera to Bruce Springsteen!


Can. You. Imagine.

Scarleh.

K

Friday, November 28, 2008

Secret Squirrel


Our wee bloggy wog got a shout out from the lovely people in Phantom 105 during the week when they mentioned the Secretary posts during their Apprentice slot. I actually missed it the first time round since we listen to Today FM in work, but in the car on the way home from the Dead Flags gig on Wednesday night, by complete fluke and to my squeaky excitement I caught the repeat. Thing is, I was in the car with Himself, his housemate and two other friends of his, so I wasn't about to pipe up "Deadly! That's mine and Tcup's blog they're talkin about!". When we started this blogging malarkey, we decided not to tell anyone we know, so none of our friends, family, other halves etc know about it. Not that either of us have or are likely to post anything particularly incriminating, but I think we'd both be more conscious of what we say here if we knew that any of the above were reading. Saying that though, if it had just been me and Himself in the car at the time I probably would have gotten all proper excited and told him all about it. As it is I get the feeling I might end up coming out with it after a bottle of vodka some night! But for now we're still two secret squirrels in our 72% female and really rather pink little blog.

K

Thursday, November 27, 2008

72% Fe 28% male, mmm

According to this we are 72% female but what about the other 28%???
OK now i'm worried...

that is all
t.x

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Dead Flags

I'm going to see these guys in Whelans anocht. Should be good craic, one of Himself's mates is in the band. David Walliams said he liked the name of their single. And Himself is actually in their video. Whoo, he's a minor celebrity! Yesss.



K

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Secretary Strikes Again

Week 10



Lalala...typey type type...but wait a minute...



Say it with me people! ElectricitAY! In the words of Snap, I Got The Power! After seven weeks of looking at a blank screen, FINALLY this godforsaken laptop has some life jacked into it, now I can play Solitaire all day long. I'll just have to practice minimizing the screen whenever Bill comes by. Maybe I'll make up a spreadsheet or something so it'll look like I'm working. Just like Bob from the Quick Soup ad, nobody fakes busy like I do! Ah this is brilliant, I wonder if PCs still have Minesweeper on them...

I really like wearing these earrings.

But after the ad break...



Ah balls.


K

Friday, November 21, 2008

Love Love Love It



I need to learn this off. It's at least seven kinds of genius.
Even though he forgot Wales.

See him sing it in person here, it's amazing!

K

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ride of the Week...



...goes to Paul Warick No. 10 Jersey (well last night anyway) for Munster, altogether now, drool

that is all
t

Do you ever..

..stare at ceilings and think:
"An upside-down house would be great craic!"

Mise freisin!

K

Munster



Ah Man.... so close unlucky! they were that close! oh well some match though my heart brimmed with pride as the boys ran out onto the pitch. The munster boys who did the hakka were amazing it has to be one of the best sights i've seen at a rugby game ever pure class the roar of the crowd behind them was unbelievable. I had goosebumps watching it. There is just something about rugby in munster though each county has either hurling or football but we all come together for rugby it's a religion really.

I have to say aswel when they brought the ball in by helicopter i thought "only in ireland' still though when the army man held up the ball there was some roar, and lets not forget the boys who played in 1978 were there too. they got the biggest cheer!

anyway the first person to score at the match and at the new thomond park stadium was Paul Warick. How has he escaped my radar? Yer man is a ride! Myself and my buddy J were transfixed looking at him. He's fecking lovely!! for a pic have a look at Glitterkitty's site, drool

It's a pity we didn't have that back row on sat last! i know people are saying that it was the New Zealand B team but it was still New Zealand! And some of the munster guys hadn't played before either. So we should be proud of them! And fair play to the New Zealand boys coming out after the match and saluting the crowd too.

well done!!!



that is all

t.x

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Diary of a Secretary

Week One


Was SO excited about my first day as Bill Cullen's secretary. Although I did have to spend the day staring at my lovely vase of flowers, counting petals seeing as Bill only gave me a phone for my desk. Maybe next week I'll get some paper or something. I'd like that. I could practice my autograph.

Week Two

*Sigh* Still no developments on the stationery front. I did get a swanky new phone though. And at least my flowers still look pretty.

Week Three


Got me a laptop and two pens WITH a holder and everything today. Oh yes, this desk is really coming together now. I might get a Feng Shui book so I can organise it in a way that might bring more office products to me.

Week Four


SCORE! Scissors, sellotape AND a stapler! This job is getting better and better. All I need to do now is figure out how to turn on the computer and I'm laughing! Should probably hide the scissors from Joanna though. She scares me.

Week Five


Hmm. Still can't figure out how to turn on that flippin laptop. Bill was nice enough to give me an A4 refill pad and some post-its though, so I can't complain too much I suppose. I think Joanna stole my scissors. Damn.

Week Six


Yeah, that's it pick on the new girl. Can't believe someone took my refill pad and my stapler. Stupid laptop still won't stupid work. Also beginning to suspect that those flowers are fake. Jesus Bill, tight enough.

Week Seven


God I'm so sick of looking at their nervous, backstabby faces and this infuriating blank screen. Then to top it off, as soon as I get my refill pad back, some smartarse took my post-its. I bet Frances never had to deal with this kind of crap on the UK Apprentice. It's time to take matters into my own hands. Stationery cupboard, here I come!

Week Eight


YEAH! Suck on that, bitches! Muahaha look at all this lovely stuff and it's mine, all mine! Anybody even thinking about borrowing my sexy new hole-punch had better back the fuck off. And no-one needs to know that I'm typing on a switched off computer so long as I keep the screen this way. Reeesult.

Week Nine



Excellent. My murderous stare tactic from last week has worked so far. No mysterious disappearances this time round, no siree. Not till next week anyway. Should probably call the Dell helpline to get this laptop sorted out though...


K

Monday, November 17, 2008

wide awake




was up REALLY early today 5.50am to be precise, to get train up to big smoke. Not too tired yet but i feel it catching up with me!

that is all

t.x

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Maintenant


No particular reason.

The Good:
I'm off work tomorrow for my brother's graduation.
I've gotten really quite good at MarioKart Wii.
A job I've been working on since January has FINALLY gone to print.

The Bad:
Weather is a bag of shite.
Think I'm getting sick.

The Ugly:
I've got a cold sore. Sexy.

Sharing is caring, right?

K

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shuuush it's a secret!



A while ago we had a thing on the blog about secret/weird crushes, and alot of other blogs around had the same sort of thing up as well. Today on beaut.ie I admitted to secretly liking Girls Aloud! It's not too bad now for me to like them but there was a time when admitting this would of meant deportation from family and friends alike! (although kitty has since admitted to me that she likes them too and has songs on her ipod from them!)

My sister would be the opposite of this she likes Status Quo and dragged me (shame) to Joe Dolan (r.i.p.) once when he was playing in our home town. Now I have to admit also that I did enjoy myself at Joe it was good fun! The sister shouts her like of these "bands" from the roof tops and doesn't care who knows she likes them. I suppose someone has to like them. She has weird taste though she likes judas priest as well?? joe dolan v judas priest, mmmmm


is there any contest really?

Anyway got me thinking who else do we secretly like, in terms of bands and indeed films? Is it finally cool to admit the karate kid was a good 80's film! I saw it again recently and was good but I think it was just for nostalgic reasons.



bands i secretly like:

1) girls aloud
2) the knack (i only know my sharona)
3) bit of bonnie tyler

I'm sure there's more and i'll think of them tonight but for now that's it!

that is all!
t.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'll give you a clue...you live there.


Wheee! Tomorrow evening at 9.45 I'll be on a Ryanair (I know - but they're just so cheap!) flight to Laandaan Taahn. And get this, I'm going with a BOY. A real boy! I've never gone away anywhere with a boyfriend before so I'm very effing excited about the whole thing. It's his friend's birthday so there's something of a crowd converging in the Stoke Newington (?) area of London for a weekend of shindigs and shenanigans. I hear on the grapevine that there'll be house parties, gigs somewhere around Hackney and hanging with the cool kids aplenty, it's going to be brilliant! I'll just have to try not to get ridiculously drunk and make a tit of myself, seeing as I only know maybe three other people who are going. Here's hoping!

K

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

5th November 2008



I only lasted until 2.30 this morning and nodded off just after hearing he'd taken Ohio. I was never so interested in politics, Irish, US or otherwise, I suppose at the time of the last US election I was too busy being a drunk student but this time around I think everyone will remember where they were when the news broke. Having fallen asleep to the promising Ohio news, this morning in my boyfriend's room as I was getting ready for work (ie throwing myself together), he came back through the door with a big smile "McCain conceded!". What a brilliant start to a Wednesday! Yes we can? They bloody well did! USA!

Also. Reminded me of this:



Hee hee, prophetic, no?

K

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloweekend

See what I did there? Aha, I crack myself up. Stayed in on Friday with Himself and watched Saw II, which I thought was actually quite good. It's definitely a type of horror that I can handle a lot better than the jumpy-scary, trauma-inducing type of ohmygod-the-little-biatch-is-NOT-crawling-out-of-the telly-is-she?-ARGHH! films. Also, I'm very very scared of zombies and yet I still find myself on occasion watching Evil Dead, Planet Terror (both of which I have on DVD - go figure), Dawn of the Dead or 28 Days Later, to name a few. At least in Planet Terror, Rose McGowan's stripper with a machine gun leg (I don't care how ridiculous it is, it's deadly) makes up for the undead bastards.



The 28 Days Later zombies are awful hoors altogether though, seeing as some smartarse decided to make them able to run like fuck, which kinda ruined the small comfort of knowing I could probably just leg it in a hypothetical zombie invasion scenario. Thanks a lot, Danny Boyle. The part in the Thriller video where yer wan in that lovely tight denim ensemble is trapped in the house with Jacko and his undead buddies breaking their way in still freaks me out no end. Dancing zombies are all well and good but if they start smashing through doors and timber walls, giving it all that UHHH shite, I'm outta there, I don't care how slowly they stagger along. Even the ones from Shaun of the Dead scare the pants off me. The moral of the story is; when the undead start to walk the earth, I'll probably be the useless one, crying in the corner.

K

not so egg-cellent




hey so how was the weekend for everyone? did anyone get egged my sister had an egg on the window on sat night the little shits! lots of bangers lots of fireworks. but is halloween still the holiday it used to be? do kids go trick or treating or is it more like gorilla war fare now?

that is all

t

Friday, October 31, 2008

hallo- friggin' - ween


i'm the one in the middle giving it socks!

i was thinking if kids knock on the door tonight i'll answer it by screaming at them instead of your usual "oh look a little princess and what are you supposed to be?" although that sounds like something my mother would say to me and my sister on any saturday night without the princess bit, of course! but the "what are you supposed to be" would have a hand on hip and her face all scrunched up wit a glint of tut tut in her eyes. The usual reply was "oh mammy you haven't a clue about fashion" although looking back at some photos from years gone by she had a point more often than not!

Anyway i won't be dressing up tonight although i do love a good fancy dress, the last time i dressed up i think i was a moulin rouge lady a group of us went as them. Had a great night. I think one of the girls went as a milk carton as well she just painted a cardboard box white with the Dawn logo on it. She had three holes two either side and one near the top if she needed to take a sip of her pint. it looked brilliant! It proved however to be too much of a hassle getting home afterwards, no taxi would take it, without charging her for it anyway, so it was left on St. Patrick's bridge for the morning milk round! i think a few drunken people still think they were seeing things when they saw it alone on the bridge!

" that's the biggest carton of milk, ever!... (hiccup)"


i would love to go as catwoman to a party, but unfortunately i don't have the hips for the catsuit!

t .x

Thursday, October 30, 2008

AH MAN!





sniff sniff

FIRST RUSSEL NOW DAVID WHAT NEXT SANTA IN CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL!



grr..!

Matt Morgan...



drool!

ok i know they went too far but i think it's been blown way out of context, but anyway just as a by the way, has anyone thought about the fact that there will be no more matt morgan!!! for god sake why won't anyone think of the children!

that is all, for now

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ex-orcism

It's so long since I've been a girlfriend. In the time between I think I'd forgotten what's involved in it and what ends up occupying your mind. As I'm slowly finding out the details and bits and pieces about Himself's exes, I find myself wanting to know everything about them all at once. I know he's had three long-term relationships and now it appears that I want to know how they got together, what attracted him to them, why they broke up, who did the breaking up, are they prettier than me (I know, shallow or what), did they get on well with all his friends, was he in love with them, does he regret anything about the relationships and would he have done anything differently and probably a million other things. Now, is there actually a way to find all this out without sounding like one of those overthinking, paranoid broads (Reckon it's due for a comeback?) who read into things when there's nothing there and generally act like an insecure loon? I doubt it. And I'm not actually like that, I'm quite laid back and easygoing, but I just find myself coming up with this mad list of Things I Want To Know, and then when we're together I'm so busy just enjoying his company that I don't even think about it.

Maybe girls actually are just mental after all.

K

Dear Santa



I need this t-shirt.

K

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

D'Apprentice

Finally! The girl with the sulkiest face in all of Ireland has gotten the boot from Dr Bill, and not a moment too soon either since she should've gone last week. I swear herself and that Joanne one with her BAD headscarf are giving Shia La Beouf a run for his money for the Most Slappable Face Award. She annoyed the hell out of me everytime she was in the boardroom, making me shout involuntarily "Christ! Would she ever take that puss off her!". She's a good looking girl but Jaysis would it kill her to just RELAX her fucking FACE.



Dear Orla,

Please lower your eyebrows. Just once. For the craic, go on.

Love,

Kitty.

Monday, October 20, 2008

i dunno about you...



a happy bunny that's me!


.. but i find it hard to keep the blog going, (don't worry we ain't shutting down) but it's hard sometimes to think about things to write.

Anyway i'll be off the radar for the next week as i am FINALLY going to london seems like i've been talking about going to london since forever began. but the day has finally arrived (well tomo is THEE day) i can't wait, the hotel we are staying at has loads of good reviews on the wo wo wo (world wide web) and we have tickets to spamalot on wednesday night. My two favourite things, monty python and london. O. jesus. i think i've just come!! AND i'm going to hit topshop like a mutha fuckarrrr!! so for now children i'll be seeing you next tues with tales of london delight!

oh and for you beaut dot eye e ladies i'm going to athlone on that spa trip next sat so i'll be able to tell you all about it on tues too. but so far i'm not impressed, i hope their telephone skills aren't a reflection on the customer service of the whole hotel!

anyhu that is all!!

t :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Can't....stop

The most addictive game in the world.

K

Best full page ad ever!



This ad won gold at cannes for chemistry the only irish ad agency do so ever!! It's class and I love it, the use of white space is brave and works so well with the typography which makes me drool. bask in it's brilliance.

That is all.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog action day

Today we're suppose to be be talking about poverty and how it affect us. Well we had our budget yesterday. and as a result we are all just that little bit poorer. not sure yet as to how much more the feckers are taking off us, but you can be sure any raise i get in the future will be going straight into the two brians poca. oh well i suppose it's for the best in the long run people keep rabbiting on about how we're heading into the biggest recession since time began really. and i suppose we need to find money for the banks who foolishly gave out money to people who can't really afford to pay back the loan and now that the shit has hit the fan there is a distinct smell of crap coming from head office, and the government. Anyway i'm going to think a little more about what i will write today because this is going to become a bit of a rant. and not a very coherent one see i've already started.!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

budgie

So today we find out if we are all going to be screwed over by the 2 brians. Probably! God roll on next tues! are we all worried about our wallets?

that is all (for now)

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Coolest Girl in the World..

...is a friend of Himself's, and I met her at the weekend.

She's half German.
Her family own a castle.
She's a silversmith.

AND

(wait for it..)

She had a pet crow. Called Ophelia. Amazing.

I think she might be a medieval princess trapped in a Sligo girl's body.

K

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fat Guy/Hot Wife Syndrome

After reading Maxi's durty post about sexy cartoon girls and the fact that Marge Simpson seems to love fat, bald men, I got thinking that there's loads of other fictional couples where the girl is the hot one and could probably do a lot better, yet she stands by her unreliable, often chunkier and occaisonaly less intelligent man. Aaw.

Exhibit A: Lois and Peter Griffin


What's the deal here? Lois is a foxy ex-model but married to a bloke with testicles on his chin. Takes all sorts I suppose.

Exhibit B: Wilma and Fred Flintstone


Kinda like the Bedrock version of Lois and Peter, average guy married to cute (not to mention extremely tolerant) redhead.

Exhibit C: Carrie and Doug


To me, King of Queens is usually Last Resort TV or just something to watch for a few minutes during ad breaks, and I'm always struck by how hot Carrie is, compared to Doug. I'm a sucker for funny guys and there's not many comedians I wouldn't quite happily go for, so clearly she's also a girl who can be laughed into bed.

Anyway, there's probably loads more but it was just a thought and y'know I've got work to be doing and all that...

K

lazy blogging....plus i dunno if these are true or not probably not

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
( Like THAT makes sense!)

In Bahrain , a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
( Do they look different reversed?)

Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
( A brick?)

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

In Hong Kong , a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
( Ah! Justice!)

Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical fish stores.

In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
( Makes one shudder at the thought.)

In Santa Cruz , Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
( I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)

In Maryland , it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only 'in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.'

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
( Who volunteers for this stuff?)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
( I know some people like that.)

Starfish don't have brains.
( I know some people like that, too.)

And, the best for last?
Turtles can breathe through their butts.

that is all
t

weekend plans




so what's going down this weekend with everyone i am living in a cave for the next two weeks as i will be going to london on the 21st oct !!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ah since when...

..... are snow patrol scottish? I know people say they're irish/english but when did they become scottish as well??





that is all

Is it really immature...



..that I giggle to myself every time I hear the word "debrief"?

K

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Weekend Woes..

So i had a wedding this weekend and it went very well my dress looked amazing I have to say. My mother liked it which is a rare occurrance in itself. I usually get that mammy look, you know the one i mean, head tilts to the side and her face gets all scrunched up and a "your not going out in that are you?" Anyway it was a great night/day. However the following two days were a "total mare" I woke up on sunday with the pain of a thousand eyelashes stuck in my right eye. The pain the pain!! It was so sore I had foolishly left in my contacts the night before and was paying the severe price. And to add insult to injury the fecking sun was shining right into my eye, ALL DAY! I was teary mcteary all. day. sunday. I went to bed when I got home hoping the pain would be gone by the time I woke up, foolish me!! It was just the same. I couldn't see anything. (I had lost my glasses a couple of weeks ago) I was walking around with my hands outstretched trying to feel my way around the house all day. I was a sight I tell ya, (i think?) anyway as the day went on it was getting better and i had called my boss and gotten Moanday off. So that was fine. Or so the universe was leading me into believing! Feeling sorry for myself i decided to make tea for moi and the BF before the secret police man's ball was on ch4, and then the universe thought it would be fun to spill the boiling water on my ass!!!! AH ooooooOOOOWWWW.... so sore!! i now have a big red ugly mark on my ass!! it never rains but it shagging pours!! I hate you universe. (shaking my fist at the sky)

AND i had to fork out €130 for the opticians as well!!! grrrr poor me!!

that is all...
t

Monday, October 06, 2008

Screw you, World!

I didn't leave the house once all day on Saturday. I felt a bit guilty about this brazen show of laziness but I convinced myself that the howling wind and occasional rain justified it, and stayed in with Himself drinking loads of tea and recovering from the bottle of vodka we shared the night before. Through the course of the day we managed to watch five movies, which I thought was fairly impressive.

Iron Man - Robert Downey Jr fixed my hangover. His talents know no bounds.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - everyone had slated it so much that I wasn't expecting anything from it, but I actually really enjoyed it. Apart from Shia LaFuckface. He's the Scrappy Doo to Indiana's Scooby.
Mrs Doubtfire - It's a classic! But the scenes towards the end in the restaurant when he's trying to work between the two tables with all the bathroom dashes and changing back and forth always makes me uncomfortable and a bit anxious for some reason.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - More goodness of the Downey Jr variety.
Amelie - possibly the most gorgeous film EVER. She breaks my heart when she cries in the kitchen, thinking she's blown it with Nino.

Me: 1
The world on Saturday: 0

K

Friday, October 03, 2008

Pink Mr Doom

I know, I know, we're on a total Boosh buzz in here lately but stick with us!

This arrived in the post today and it's made me stupidly happy!



I love Charlie. "He set fire to a posh hammer to make it official." Genius!



I've just realised that this just a load of random nonsense to anyone who isn't familiar with the Mighty Boosh. Oh well.

K

bra saga continues...

so a couple of days ago i ranted on about having to buy a bra and how difficult it usually is for moi. Well i am officially eating my words. Last night while walking along Henry street with my 'sister from another mister'... (kitty, who did you think i meant?) we were on our way up to O'Connell street and while walking past Debenhams I spotted from the corner of my eye that shade of red that can only mean one thing "SALE!!" cue alleluia music, and a some glitter, and what the hell a few dancing midgets. So naturally enough we tottered in. With a little confusion as to how escalators work (that's another post altogether) we eventually found our way up to the bra and knicker departmento, I could smell the sale signs from half way up the escalator the bras were calling to me. Actually that could have been lunch wafting its way up through me (spicy chicken baguette, never a good idea when you have a touch of IBS) Anyhu... we went to the lingerie section first up was brand Ultimo, and can i just say that Mel b looks like such a schnack box in those photos for Ultimo, the tattoos are sooo trashy.

anyway...
"oh look it's so pretty and sexy and the straps aren't THAT big"


so i whipped out 2 colours in ma size and went about looking at other brands. The Freya rail had a 20% off sign, so i whipped out one of those bad boys in my size also. Now it was getting late and i was beginning to get hungry and i always do what my stomach says. And this time it was saying...

"hurry up will ya i'm fecking starved here that chicken baguette didn't fill me up at all!"


so i tried on the bras i had in my hand. Oh Jesus the Ultimo bras were skank on me, so weird looking? i mean it fit but then there was what i can only describe as an air bubble at the top. i thought to myself "here we go" fecking typical! I'm guessing it's for these 'women' who can do the pencil test, and pass. (skinny bitches don't exist, and if they do, they are so not happy! right?) anyway Ultimo was not ti-mo so i lobbed on the freya bra and it was so comfy and fit me perfectly. Job! however it did look like something the FCA women would wear and i can't have that in my knicker drawer/shelf under sink. So i went about finding a "sexy" one.

To cut a long story short i found an acceptable bra it's black with green flowers and it fits so well! Have it on me now and my boobies aren't jumping around like a kid on E in a bouncy castle.

So i will wear it tomorrow at yet another wedding with my gorgeous guna, tried it on last night and and my breasts looked AMAZING ask kitty she will confirm. So yippee i can hop skip and jump and not worry about hitting anyone in the eye with my left nipple!

happy days, but, the fecking thing cost €40. (40 euro's i don't have) *sigh* there had to be a catch.

that is all.

t :)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ob....sessed



it's official i am totally OBSESSED with the Mighty Boosh, myself and Kitty have just booked 4 tickets for the Boosh in The O2 (ie the point) for jan 5th 09' and i can't friggin wait!! I'm more excited about this show than i was about the one in the Olympia. We had to wait nine shaggin months for that bad boy, but now we only have to wait... (let me see now....1,2,... FOUR! ickle months, not even that cos its at the start on jan) I am a total convert since seeing them live. I hope they jazz (get the reference, no?) it up a bit more not that it needs jazzing up, but for a venue of that size i think they will have to do something different so that it projects out to the back of the room.

We are going with our pardners too, which will be interesting it'll be our first (unless we go on one before that) double date. But i have to say i think both K and I will be too busy drooling about the two on the stage than looking at the himselfs. And it'll be just after christmas so we'll still have that lovely Christmassy feeling.

Anyway i urge you people get tickets before all that's left is a seat behind the toilets. It's a show worth watching and in years to come it'll be a case of...

"oh yea i saw them live, once. Really good"


that is all!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lazy Posting

But how amazing are these AT&T ads? Our friend Miss Dizzle came upon them on a recent trip to Amerikay. It's just hands in all of them!









K
 
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