Bloody Hell So I finally saw the Spire yesterday. It was dark so I did not see it as its best. It is amazing and I say “Whisht!” to the naysayers.
Vinnie and I had arranged to meet there and go out for dinner. If you will excuse the pun, Vinnie was inspired while he was waiting for me beside the giant needle and suggested that we go and give blood. As this was one of my New Year’s Resolutions I agreed.
However, they wouldn’t let me because I got my belly button pierced less than a year ago – goddammit. So Vinnie had to go through the whole thing all on his own. And there we were with this romantic notion that we could give blood and hold hands and smile at each other and think “Ah! What good citizens we are!”. Chances are in August there will be other reasons why I can’t give blood…!
What a coinkydink! In a bizarre twist, who did we meet there but my colleague Fiona. I mean the chances of that happening. Neither she nor I had ever been there before. And before, dear reader, you start to say things like we must have been discussing it, it was also FIona’s fella who suggested they go. He has donated before. Fiona chickened out!
Smokin! The government are making noises again about banning smoking in all workplaces including pubs:
Minister to ban smoking in all public houses and restaurants
By Eithne Donnellan, Health Correspondent
An outright ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants is to be announced today by the Minister for Health, Mr Martin. The ban, which will cause outrage among publicans and smokers alike, will be announced at the launch in Dublin of a report on the ill-effects on health of passive smoking in the workplace.
Hopefully they will do something about it – I’ve just been having a cup of tea with two smoking colleagues and the stink off me. Yeuchh
Lotto life So we have yet to win the lotto. In the meantime, it breaks my heart that the bank are charging me 28c everytime I undertake an online transaction. Can you believe the stingy shits charge me to use my time and resources to do their work. When I win the lotto I am going to set up my own bank…
AND it still takes three days to process a Visa payment made online. Good jesus!
Cus I can Just got an e-mail from my cousin Aoife – she is a photographer and is a bit miffed that one of my seriously amateur and really quite bad quality pix was published in the Irish Times last week. In her shoes, (or should I say behind her lens) I would be seriously miffed at me too but can I help it if I have connections…?
Beck off There were 3 – THREE!!! – “news” stories about David Beckham in the Examiner today. For all journos reading this – a footballer in an ad for a soft drink or any other product is not news. Mind you neither is Zoe Ball’s marital status but I still read about it.