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
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker last night announced that for the next two weeks we are to remain within two kilometres of our houses. We can leave this area to go foodshopping, grab a takeaway or if we are essential staff. What have I decided to do, you ask? I'm in Kildare, my workstuff is at … Continue reading Will the Real Slim Shady Please Queue up?
There's nothing more inherently Irish than telling everyone you hate heading out for New Year's Eve and then being the drunkest man in town that night. Barry weighs in, whatever good that does! Me: Well, Barry? You all set for New Years? Are you heading out on the town? Barry: Are you gone soft in … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: New Years Eve
You meet a whole array of characters over Christmas, and none more annoying and amusing as your resident crank, Barry. He filled me in on his typical Christmas at home by the Lee. Me: Well, Barry, what's the craic? How was your Christmas? Barry: Alrite kid! How are you bai? Haven't seen you in a … Continue reading Barry’s Rants – Christmas
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
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
This week Barry declines my invitation for a coffee and goes on another expletive-filled rant. Starbucks, the mighty coffee giant, falls under his scrutinous gaze. Jaysus, sure what are ye after now? Coffee? Where? Not a hope in hell am I going back to that Starbucks place. After the furore the last day and my … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: Coffee, Pt. 2.