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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1470 on: 09 May, 2013, 05:42:00 pm »
Wahay! Nice one Pops!

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1471 on: 09 May, 2013, 06:42:52 pm »
Nice one, bar work is great.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1472 on: 09 May, 2013, 07:15:00 pm »
Thanks everyone

..........and maintaining the pneumatics at a robotic Dinosaur exhibit.

That sounds awesome! Oh, and congrats on the job. :-)

It was awesome, best job I ever had
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1473 on: 10 May, 2013, 10:37:55 pm »
Congratulations!

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1474 on: 11 May, 2013, 10:23:04 am »
Congrats on the job Pops.
If I walk into your bar with a Don Draper swagger and order an 'old fashioned' just do your damn job and don't burst out laughing alright?

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1475 on: 24 June, 2013, 12:48:58 am »
Bonfire night tonight here in this corner of the Emerald Isle. We had it early enough to avoid the midges, nice breeze clear blue sky, Dairy Milk and Tayto, and a huge blaze, what more could Kids want!
 They had to be showered before bed, they looked like they spent their day as victorian chimney sweeps!

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1476 on: 24 June, 2013, 02:02:57 am »
Ach David, you're making me miss my summers in the west with that John's Night bonfire - good on you!  You were lucky with the weather, given how grotty the rest of the weekend was.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1477 on: 24 June, 2013, 07:12:04 pm »
a bonfire around longest day?

Do you have fireworks ?  can you see them properly?
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1478 on: 26 June, 2013, 12:44:00 am »
A boozy evening in the pub with some old mates tonight, the first I've had since... I don't know, last June?  I'm 20 euro lighter for the privilege (or rather the missus is - living embodiment of Izzy Skint here), but money well spent.  Always nice to affirm that the people you loved when you were an idiot are still lovable now you're an asshole.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1479 on: 26 June, 2013, 12:11:54 pm »
Pleased with the weight I'm losing at the gym.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1480 on: 26 June, 2013, 09:09:54 pm »
Bonfire night tonight here in this corner of the Emerald Isle.

I've never heard of that tradition down here in Kerry & Limerick, is this a big Connacht thing?

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1481 on: 26 June, 2013, 11:33:08 pm »
Its in Mayo, Galway and Sligo, not sure of other places.
Most people out in the country would have their own, and towns an villages would have one with some form of party night to go along with it.
There is a lot of 'Pishroge's' or superstitions associated with it, cattle would be driven through the embers for good health. That may be to do with the fact years ago cattle may not be housed for the winter or for only a short time, and were prone to getting hoof rot, this was a way of sealing the hoof to stop that.
Another was that if a child wasn't walking on it own, if the child was held by the hand and walked around clockwise or anticlockwise for a certain amount of times (I must clarify that with my mother) the child would walk within the week.
There is also one about Iron in the fire and Faries, again, Ill have to ask about the one.

When I was a kid the best fire was the one with the blackest smoke, and that came from the amount of tyres that you had in it. Country fires were always the blackest, tractor tyres! Enviormental concerns not high on the agenda then! Now its mostly pallets or brushwood like whin's or sally's that are collected by kids for the weeks leading up to it.





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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1482 on: 27 June, 2013, 12:17:50 pm »
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1483 on: 27 June, 2013, 07:45:51 pm »
When I was a kid the best fire was the one with the blackest smoke, and that came from the amount of tyres that you had in it. Country fires were always the blackest, tractor tyres! Enviormental concerns not high on the agenda then! Now its mostly pallets or brushwood like whin's or sally's that are collected by kids for the weeks leading up to it.

Mayday is the local one in Limerick & Clare, I lived in County Kerry I could see the plumes of smoke across the water in County Clare.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1484 on: 27 June, 2013, 09:17:57 pm »
Went to the young fella's Yellow Belt kempo karate grading on Monday.  It's an after-school thing deep in the bowels of the school so I hadn't got in to see them in action before, and as it's the first year of the group they don't have any kit yet, so I suppose I haven't been taking it too seriously (he did a few sessions of kung fu last year, and it just looked like kids running around kicking and doing stretching exercises, so I imagined something similar).

Holy crap, it was awesome.  I don't think I'd have made it through the warm-up, never mind the memorised solo routines, and forget about the bouts.  These are fairly little kids, my own being the youngest at just turned 7, but they were as synchronised and co-ordinated and focused as anything I've seen.  Almost scary, in a Hitler Youth film way. Well impressed though - we'll be supporting pushing on with this, I think. 

Add to that passing his swimming Grade 6 the previous week and getting an okay report card ('fun-loving and bubbly' is a good thing, right?) and I may have to go easy on him for a bit.