Monday, July 28, 2008


I've been really busy lately. There is still lots of painting and decorating to do but the end is in sight. I can't wait to have all rooms painting and ready for habitation.

I think painting and decorating is great excercise although i would much rather be out running!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Exciting Yeti news!

I love all things Yeti and news that there might be some hairs to examine is fantastic.

I don't think it's too much to belief that there are many large creatures we have yet to discover on this planet. Maybe it's best we never find the Yeti!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My poor poor stomach

Self inflicted pain is the worst kind (no tittering at the back). I was out from lunchtime with work for our summer night out. It started with lunch and then a poor tournament. It was a long long day and even though I won the pool tournament that was not enough to help my poor stomach this morning.

On a scale of 1 to ropey I was ropey. The worst thing about this was that I was playing pitch and putt in Tallaght at 1.30 and my bike was in town, and I was in no fit state to use it even if it had been on hand. So I lumbered onto the bus to Hueston Station (I took a picture of it on my phone but I have no idea how to get it from my phone to my computer!). Every stop had people, loads of people, all asking questions, all paying with a sock full of tuppences. The bus took ages despite there being little or know traffic.

I eventually got to Heuston and although my stomach felt rough, I thought a short trip on the luas to Tallaght wouldn't do me any harm. Well anyone who uses Luas and fast in a sentence without using not or isn't is mad. It was dismally slow and getting stopped at traffic lights on a tram is just plain stupid. So I got to Tallaght late and then had to walk, actually run to my destination.

Is it any wonder I played badly??

I've just done a small bit of DIY, and after I clean up that is me done for the night.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Odd facts from Wikipedia

I love wikipedia and browse through it randomly most days. I come across some bizzare and random things.

I happened to be looking up Gerry Adams, to see if he was a sitting MP and I came across a wonderful nugget of information. Back in the 1980s there was a bizarre ban on the voice of Gerry Adams and 11 other leading republicans and loyalists. The voice was actually done by an actor called Paul Loughran, better known to you and I as Butch Dingle from Emmerdale.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Risk Equalisation

So the government lost it's case for bringing in Risk Equalisation in the Health insurance market and I think that is the right decision. If the health insurance market is open to private business then that business should be allowed to run as a regular industry would.

I also think there shouldn't be private health insurance. I think there should be one universal system that everyone pays into. Everyone treated equally, a system that is not built for profit but to help us and the health service.

Once again millions will be wasted when there are simple solutions to complex problems.

I think it's time for Mary Harney to have a good long think and make a bold move.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More work eh?

Just finished working on a site of mine. It's a simple little site that has been hacked constantly over the alst number of weeks. I've made the code secure but I think it's down to my host company at this stage.

It's a pain because you don't want people going to your site to be sent to dodgy hacker sites.

Anyway, enough is enough. I'm off to bed!

Monday, July 14, 2008

What a day!

I was lucky enough to be in front of the TV for today's stage. What a stage, amazing racing. Hardcore Cadel Evans took the yellow jersey from Kim Kirchen. The nearly man of today's stage was Frank Schlek, he was within 1 second of yellow.

Amazing work by Cadel Evans after yesterday's crash. But I think Frank should take heart.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Eamon Ryan, man of the people.

The economic downturn is all our fault according to Eamon Ryan, green man of the people. Over indulgence he says, more travelling, bigger houses, bigger cars, it's all our fault.

It's nothing to do with mishandling of lending by all financial institutes that ended up biting them on the ass. It's not down to the speculators making a fortune off oil and it's nothing to do with the government not putting in place a public transport infrastructure. It's not down to that. It's our own fault.

Thanks Eamon!

ESB - robbing Peter to pay Paul

The ESB are asking for a 30% increase in their prices. Times must be tough, but according to their annual report their profits almost doubled.

How can this be justified. Profits are up, you have no shareholders, you have to pay a dividend to the government. Times are tough, money is tight, how about you don't increase your prices this year and use that profit and cut the dividend to the government.

Alas, that's simplistic common sense thinking, something the ESB and government cannot be accused of.

Edit: The Chairman of ESB has said they will put aside 300 million against the price hikes, so they are not all bad. I take some of it back!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tesco's Single Malt

I like my whiskies. I especially like Glenfiddich and Johnny Walker Blue, none of your cheap muck here but now I am thinking of going to Tesco's.

Nice and cheap just the way the hobos like it.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Bad Headlin alert

Life's a beach. I have always hated cliched headlines and life's a beach is one of my least favourite cliches.

Some wiseguys have put a beach in the Dockland area of dublin for the sun starved Dubliners. Seeing as Dublin is on the coast and there are beaches with about 20 minutes of the city centre, it's kind of pointless and having a big sandpit in the city centre won't make the rain go away will it?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Being an artist!

I think the most important thing about being an artist is having the "Kahunas" to pull it off. Check out this guy. This is Art. I wish I had come up with that!

I wonder if I had come up with that idea and pitched it to the Tate would I have been allowed in the door :o)