Tag Archives: 2009

Super Catch-up… Hey Nobody’s Perfect…

12 Mar

Day 15 – A Song That Describes You

I reckon there are striking similarities to me in this song…

Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys

Day 16 – A Song That You Used to Love But Now Hate

Like I said hate is a strong word… but a aong I loved and got sick of too quick… hmmm….

Well I actually still like this song… I suppose it just reminds me of a time in my life I’m now over…

Tribute – Tenacious D

Day 17 – A Song That You Hear Often on The Radio

S & M – Rihanna

Day 18 – A Song That You Wish You Heard on The Radio

I live this song… bit of controversy over it but it’s just a bit of fun… nothing too serious…

Just the way you are (Drunk at the bar) – Brian McFadden

Day 19 – A Song From Your Favorite Album

Favourites favourites favourites…. I don’t have a favourite album I don’t think… There’re loads of albums I can just go to and love every song… Ah I dunno…

Street Lights – Kanye West

Day 20 – A Song That You Listen to When You’re Angry

Loads of these… what to pick…

I am Not A Robot – Marina and the Diamonds

All the crazy shit I did tonight Those will be the best memories.

6 Jul

What I was doing this time last year!!

05-06 July ’09

Day 7-8

Arrived in Salsburg after the most uncomfortable train journey of my life. Arrived in the train station at 4am basically hung out there until 8am cause there was nothing else to do. So then we went and got some burger king. What a breakfast. I would’ve died without it though. So we then got a taxi to the hostel because exhaustion had overcome us. It was only about €9 so that was grand. When we got there it was like 9.30… We weren’t able to check in until 1pm pretty terrible so we just hung out in the foyer for three and a half hours. I couldn’t sleep or function in any other way so I just sat there and got up a couple of times to walk around. I think I may have gotten about a half an our of sleep in the end. Then we checked in and I slept until six or seven. Almost completely wasted the day. We had dinner in the hostel it was about 6.50 for basically all you can eat it was amazing!! after that and watching  the end of Wimbledon (predictable result eh?) I went down and washed all my clothes because I had none left after a week. We then spent the rest of the evening drinking edelwiess (an Austrian beer) In the hostel’s bar and playing multiple card games… Fun times…

Austria is the first country in which it has rained during the day (In Venice we think it rained during the night but there was no evidence the next morning). Kinda makes things difficult sightseeing wise.
Yesterday wasn’t exactly culture filled.
we then went on the sound of music tour, It was fun enough. some great sights…
The next day just me and David went to see the Mozart related sights and some shopping Carmel stayed in the hostel cause she felt sick.
we then took a train to Vienna and checked into our hostel.

This was our exact hostel - The Wombats City Hostel Vienna (great place it had a bar!!)

we then went to the bar in the hostel and drank to our hearts content. This being until like 11pm for David and Carmel….
I then had to make new friends so i started talking to this Australian girl… Kerby was her name weird huh?
Talked to her for a short while, explained my situation to her and then one of her friends Will I think his name was introduced himself and I got them to guess where I was from. After they guessed Irish (It took a while) they introduced me to two other Irish guys who In turn Introduced me to 5 Canadian and 2 Austrian girls…
Over the course of the night I got ridiculously drunk… Cocktails, shots (One being Absynthe) Great times…
When the bar closed at about 2-2:30 we went of adventuring to find another pub, the Irish guys knew one which stayed open til half 5… En route to the pub on of the Canadians (She looked like Michelle from Skins) Decided it’d be a good idea to get mount me and I willingly obliged and ran down the road with her on my back, a few steps down and my legs basically just buckled because alcohol did not afford me great leg strength.
So for me sins I received a nasty cut on my knee (David said if it was 7 inches deeper I could’ve been paralysed) and a gigantic bump on my head, didnt realise I had it until this morning when I couldn’t lie properly on the pillow… Got home around 4.
Overall it was a brilliant night and I’ve got some facebook friends to show for it…
Always good…

(This is an extract from my failed Inter-railing journal which ended a couple of days after this!!)

The Best Way of Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for all to Hear!

1 Dec

It’s the 1st of December!!!

This means that I can finally be excited about Christmas… My ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE time of year!!!

In my opinion Christmas starts on the 1st of November, But there are just too many cynical Scrooges out there to allow me to begin the celebrations that early!!!

So now bring on the festivities….


Stole the above picture from someones blog, sorry!… It’s so true… I had to have it! 😉

Things I Love About Christmas:

“Hello Buddy the Elf, what’s your favourite colour??”

“Smiling’s My Favourite!”

You make me sick….

27 Nov

This is beyond funny….It scares me…


Link Here

I used to be a hopeless romantic…. Having your heart broken will change your outlook…

25 Nov

I’m not all bitter and twisted (Anymore)… But my outlook’s changed, I’m just a bit more realistic in how I look at matters of the heart an I’m afraid to take chances… There’s  chance to be taken at the moment in my life, It could change a lot… I don’t know whether to risk it all… but then again “Nothing comes of nothing”

This song makes me happy…

It’s a little bittersweet though…

not really a happy ending kind of song in my opinion…

You’re in my arms
And all the world is calm
The music playing on for only two
So close together
And when I’m with you
So close to feeling alive

A life goes by
Romantic dreams will stop
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I wanted to hold you
So close

So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this was not pretend
And now you’re beside me and look how far we’ve come
So far we are so close

How could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?
We’re so close
To reaching that famous happy end
And almost believing this was not pretend
Let’s go on dreaming for we know we are
So close
So close
And still so far

– So Close – John McLaughlin – Enchanted

Me “Taking Chances” Jumping off “Idiots Bridge” in Bled, Slovenia during the summer:

"Idiots bridge"

"Idiots bridge"

Turn and Face The Strange…

25 Nov

“ The human body essentially recreates itself every six months. Nearly every cell of hair and skin and bone dies and another is directed to its former place. You are not who you were last February.”

Donald Miller, A Million Miles In Ten Thousand Year

I don’t know if you write letters or panic on the phone. I’d like to call you all the same

24 Aug

Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan_cr_Ian Moynihan
Great Girl.

I’ve been wanting to post about her for a while but as you can see I haven’t been doing very much substantial posting for quite a while…. (I actually started this post on May 13, what dedication I have…) I’m gonna try get back into it now. This is a fairly ambitious post  I don’t know if I can get across how great a girl she really is.

And She’s B E A utiful…. and I agree with a not so recent post by Catherine introducing the concept that many women are pretty few are beautiful really….


I fell in love with her voice when she featured on Damien Rice’s album O and then just one song on his second album 9 she features on 9 crimes. I always thought she had a hauntingly beautiful voice and that she definitely had the pure talent to be a standalone solo artist.

She and Damien co-wrote the song Unplayed Piano before they went their separate ways … Lisa describes their split as the best thing that’s ever happened to her…

Her duet Some Surprise with Gary Lightbody featured on Greys Anatomy. It was recorded for The Cake Sale, an album produced to raise money for the charity Oxfam Ireland….


I can’t put into words how much I am in love with her voice, there’s something special about it.

So I waited and waited and finally she released her solo album in late 2008.


Overall it’s a Great album and I think Lisa more than proves her worth as a standalone artist and then some… It’s got all you need upbeat cheerful songs and sombre thought provoking songs and just a whole album of that Inspiring voice…..

I loved the video for her first single Lille you get lost in the story. pop-up books are always fun and the colours make me happy… and obviously the song’s great also…

Then there’s I don’t know equally arty and fun, I LOVE the song probably my favourite from the album but the whole thing is really good… You should definitely check it out for yourself… DO IT!!

Let me know what you think sure…