I can handle not seeing family. I can handle not seeing friends. I relish 'working' from home and not being in the office. The one thing I won't forgive this blasted virus for, however, is robbing the Junior B City League of witnessing my real comeback. After years of putting drink and fast food first, … Continue reading The Last Dance: Junior B
Look, we've all been there. You're in the local pub over Christmas, trying to enjoy your few too many pints before heading back into the real world. All of a sudden, one of the following walking caricatures makes a beeline for you, stands between you and the bar and sobers you right up. Let's have … Continue reading 6 Types of People you Meet in the Pub Over Christmas
I've dabbled in games over the years, going through phases. I might get stuck into a few open world games a year and then watch as my interest slowly fades. I'll try and play some First Person Shooters with my brother and get slaughtered enough times that I'll rage quit for another year. Some days … Continue reading “But could he do it on a cold, rainy night in Stoke…”
100 posts! Well, this is the 101st post but I have surpassed 100 posts! God, this would have been so better if I made this my actual 100th post instead of putting out that money diary. Well, at least that got some likes and some interaction on Facebook. I guess that shows that I've still … Continue reading I’m a Statman!
The Benjamins Each week the journos over at the Journal dot IE pick a fairly financially comfortable twenty-something to give us their money diary for the week. They bring us through their spending, necessary and unnecessary, and usually finish off the week with a heartfelt little note about how they will curtail their frivolous spending … Continue reading How I Spend My Money
His gravelly voice caught my attention as I rounded the corner. Sitting on one of the slabs outside the GPO, he was bringing a freshly lit cigarette up to his mouth, shielded by a cupped hand. I hadn't seen him in months. A part of me selfishly wanted to keep walking and act as if … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: The Office
Happy Friday, folks. Another work week down for all of us young professionals, ha? Just clocking in and clocking out, amirite? Guys? Just workin’ for the man, paying our bills. It’s a crazy world, being a young professional. That’s what we’re called, right? Young professionals? I’ve heard that on the radio anyways. The radio, huh? … Continue reading Dear Diary
Well, horse? How are we getting on now? You off training? The bag on your shoulder! You always have it with you. The gym? Ah jaysus, you’re not one of those lads, are ya? I had high hopes for you, Dalton boi. Just another young sheep is all you are! I wonder would you be … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: The Gym
I bumped into an auld fella at the bus stop last week. Short, half hunched over, half a major burning away in his hand. He was wearing an old, patchwork jacket and a flat cap. He saw my Cork City jersey and we started chatting. Now, I didn't let on to him I know sweet … Continue reading Barry’s rants: Coffee, pt. 1.
It is with a heavy heart that I must write my first terrible review. Up until now I've thought most movies were, at the very least, average. I've made excuses for how bad they were. I've solved plotholes and bad performances to justify the money I've spent on the film. That time has passed. Dark … Continue reading X-Men: Dark Phoenix