::pretty good year::Sex and the Suburbs (6.12.2005, 12:19 UTC)
Christmas just got a little better, folks! I finally watched the trailer for The Family Stone , and it looks Sarah Jessica-Parker-licious. After watching countless hours of Sex and the City, it is a bit strange seeing a new SJP vehicle (watch the trailer - aren't you a little creeped out to see Carrie Bradshaw carrying a turkey?); but the supporting cast is fantastic, Ebert stuck a thumb in the air, and Carrie's SJP's black outfit is kinda hot. Between Brokeback Mountain, RENT, and now The...
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::pretty good year::'A' for Effort (6.12.2005, 01:43 UTC)
We love Damien for trying: I left a quote for a journo today and decided to use the phrase "pretty good year". Fucker removed the pretty. It was a subtle nod to you. Ah well. spokesman Damien Mulley: "This report is one Christmas present that Santa can keep. 2005 has been an annus horribilis for broadband in Ireland. Last year we looked towards 2005, hopeful it would be a *** good year *** but after court cases and immense stalling we seem to be even further away from the [Communications] Minis...
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::pretty good year::Shotgun Weddings (5.12.2005, 10:42 UTC)
Tis the seasons! Gay unions are now legal in the UK, and the tack-fest has already begun: A range of "Mr and Mr" and "Mrs and Mrs" cards will hit Asda supermarkets this week.And sets of "Darling, Dearest, Queerest" embroidered towel and soaps went on sale at Superdrug stores on Friday.My philosophy is this: do what you like for a wedding/ceremony/commitment hoo-ha. I personally think homo wedding ceremonies are cringy and nothing I'd ever want for myself (except for the presents), but I would ...
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::pretty good year::I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Unwashed Hair (4.12.2005, 12:03 UTC)
If Perez Hilton and News of the World (and anyone with a half-dozen brain cells) are anything to go by, Britney Spears is swiftly en route to divorce #2. Personally, I love watching Britney destroy her own career, one step at a time; I eagerly wait, with bated breath, for this week's exciting developments.
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::pretty good year::Another Sunny Day (1.12.2005, 12:58 UTC)
Apparently the new Belle & Sebastian album has leaked onto the internet, but I'm still trying to figure out how to find music on an Apple, so no gold there. However, You Ain't No Picasso has posted a link to an mp3 of a new track, 'Another Sunny Day'.The song starts out like a classic B&S song (or easily a companion piece to something like 'I'm Waking Up to Us'), combining the essential ingredients of Stuart's earnest voice along with vignettes of twee Glaswegian life. One chorus into the song...
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::pretty good year::News (1.12.2005, 02:19 UTC)
Have been a bit MIA, which I have a perfectly valid reason for: I haven't been feeling so well recently, nor sleeping well; turns out I have an ulcer, which explains why I've been waking up at 4am with horrible dreams. On the plus side, we have a fabulous new iMac computer (with a hot 20-inch screen) - which will be a welcomed distraction from my nasty heartburn. More fantastic updates to follow.
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::pretty good year::WWSD? (22.11.2005, 00:01 UTC)
What Would Scientologists Do? Actress Katie Holmes was reportedly thrown out of a California cinema when a vibrating gadget she was holding disturbed fellow moviegoers. The fiancée of actor Tom Crusie was holding a buzzing aid against her pregnant stomach, as she believes it is comforting to the foetus. So, in case you're keeping score: screaming as something the size of a watermelon rips through your hoo-hoo -- BAD!; holding a strange, vibrating gadget against your bump -- GOOD! Glad w...
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::pretty good year::Arcade Rant (21.11.2005, 23:18 UTC)
Our new favourite Corkman Damien recently stumbled upon Stars's last album (which he sadly didn't love), and mentioned on his blog that somebody had compared the band to Arcade Fire. Music tomfoolery! I had this to say on Damien's blog:Who compared STARS to ARCADE FIRE?! Stars is pure pop deliciousness, and the Arcade Fire is fantastic swamp rock. I think the most the two bands have in common are their Canadian passports (and, undoubtedly, the maple leaves on their backpacks). Does anyone e...
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::pretty good year::He's Just Like that Damn Pope! (21.11.2005, 22:53 UTC)
Every time I turn on Sky News, the anchors sternly report 'Football legend George Best is dead...dead close to finally dying.' Give up the good fight, mate, it makes for annoying telly.
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::pretty good year::Hanging with Mr. Cooper (16.11.2005, 02:10 UTC)
PerezHilton has the inside scoop on Anderson Cooper's out status, and it looks like we'll have to keep our to torrid affair secret for a bit longer: Multichannel News: In that light, one of the things people have been asking about Anderson Cooper is, are you gay? Anderson "Takes It Up The Pooper" Cooper: I don't talk about my personal life. Come on, Coop, say it loud and say it proud. And, bizarrely enough, I'm IMing with Rob and Cliff right now, and neither of them find Anderson Cooper att...
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::pretty good year::B&S Album Tracklisting (15.11.2005, 18:28 UTC)
Tracklisting for Belle & Sebastian's 'The Life Pursuit' LP is as follows:Act Of The Apostle Part 1Another Sunny DayWhite Collar BoyThe Blues Are Still BlueDress Up In YouSukie In The GraveyardWe Are The SleepyheadsSong For SunshineFunny Little FrogTo Be Myself CompletelyAct Of The Apostle Part 2For The Price Of A Cup Of A TeaMornington CrescentThe lads have also, quite cryptically, said that 'There will actually be another B&S album (of sorts) released before "The Life Pursuit". In three weeks i...
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::pretty good year::New (Ozzy) Slang (15.11.2005, 17:43 UTC)
According to Yvette: bloody ripper - (n.) great; amazing; wonderful. That's bloody ripper, mate!
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::pretty good year::Shop Girl (12.11.2005, 21:48 UTC)
Some things I can forgive: expecting me to share food, reading my blog without leaving a comment, spilling things in my apartment. Small, petty things that annoy me, sure; but forgivable all the same.Then there are the crimes which I can never forget let alone forgive: bashing the Tori, being Spanish, and depriving men of fashion. I bring up this last point because, frankly, I'm more than a little pissed off. As many of my Dublin-based readers will know, Top Shop recently opened their flags...
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::pretty good year::Of Mice and (Gay) Men (11.11.2005, 10:59 UTC)
Sometimes it's tough being such a burly man, it really is; women often faint upon hearing tell of my manly exploits. Take yesterday, for example. Firstly, I went shopping at my local hardware store for mousetraps. I settled for a swanky little metallic number, which handsome Dave behind the counter assured me was the best. Don't you love the box? I adore any product whose brand design was last updated in the 50s. No girly, marketing ploys there, lads: it's a 100%, grade-A, rodent-killing ...
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::pretty good year::Now with More Curves (10.11.2005, 12:02 UTC)
How is it possible that Craig Big Brother has a boyfriend? Or that his man-boobs have gotten even bigger? Stay away from the tight-fitting Top Man tops, love.
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::pretty good year::He's Baaaack (9.11.2005, 04:55 UTC)
Curtis just came from under my dishwasher. This time it's personal. This is war.
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::pretty good year::I Dream of Showers (8.11.2005, 12:41 UTC)
We're quickly approaching two weeks without functioning bath/shower facilities here at Roch/O'Dwyer headquarters, and things are not looking pretty. For Mick, this involves waking up at 6.30 every morning in order to make it to the gym before work. For me, it involves hearing about Mick waking up every morning at 6.30 in order to make it to the gym before work. In the past few weeks, I've also learned a lot about plumbers - mostly that they're horrible, baby-killing liars. And Philip, our ab...
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::pretty good year::Sunday @ 'Lounge of the Dead' (1.11.2005, 11:36 UTC)
Had a blast at Heidi Konnt's Halloween show on Sunday:
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::pretty good year::The Stars of Track & Field (1.11.2005, 11:12 UTC)
A huge congrats to Megan R, who ran the Dublin Marathon yesterday! Inspired by Megan (and the hot men who apparently run marathons), I've decided that I, too, shall train for a big race. The Ballycotton 10-mile is in March and, if all goes well, I'll train for a marathon afterwards. Gorgeous athletic men: look out!
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::pretty good year::'Doesn't Take Much to Rip Us Into Pieces' (31.10.2005, 04:12 UTC)
This is the bad before the good; I had a fantastic Halloween celebratory night tonight, but unfortunately there was a bit of awful with the good. Shortly after Cian and I arrived at the Front Lounge, I saw on my mobile that I'd missed a call (from a number outside of Dublin, which I thought was weird). Long story short, my friend Justine's father passed away today; Justine was only married about three weeks ago, and her father had a heart attack while she was on honeymoon. Although the heart at...
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::pretty good year::Oooh, It's All Kicking Off Now! (30.10.2005, 11:59 UTC)
Is anyone else loving the blogger battle between this guy and Perez Hilton? I'm leaning a little towards the mysterious FadedYouth; I, too, am a bit over Perez licking out Paris Hilton's arse and posting pics like this; hardly living up to being 'Hollywood's Most Hated Web Site", wouldn't you say?
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::pretty good year::Just Say 'No' (to Dogging) (29.10.2005, 15:05 UTC)
Mick and I are lazing about, playing on our respective computers, and he's just told me that you can turn off the filters on Google. Fantastic. So we've been putting in naughty words, seeing what's coming up; basically living the internet dream. So I decided to type in 'dogging', expecting to see strange pictures of famous footballers having sex in cars while peeping toms jerk off in the bushes. Imagine my horror, then, when my request turned up this. (Don't worry, it's all too safe for wor...
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::pretty good year::She Ruined Me For All Other Women (28.10.2005, 02:00 UTC)
Here's to Megan V - a girl so stunning that she ruined me for all other women:
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::pretty good year::The House That Jack Built (28.10.2005, 01:26 UTC)
I've been busy. Veeeery busy. Wait until Yvette sends me pics from Sunday - pictures of we two mere mortals spending thirteen (count 'em! - thirteen!) hours painting and gay-ifying the Project bar - the pics shall prove my DIY worth. On top of that, my apartment is falling apart at the seams. We've had some sort of slow, disastrous leak under out bathtub, which has recently turned into a fast leak. The floorboards are warping, there's damp in the wall in the livingroom - complete with killer mo...
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::pretty good year::Long Live the Queen (24.10.2005, 18:36 UTC)
It's not like Amy put a knife up against my back and forced me to post a more glamorous picture of her choosing; more like she...put a slightly sharp instrument near my back and suggested that a new, more flattering pic (of her choosing) might brighten up my blog. Something like that. Please post comments listing the reasons why Amy is far and away the hottest thing you've seen in a long time. Thank you.
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::pretty good year::How Do YOU Define Oral Sex? (20.10.2005, 22:28 UTC)
This made me laugh and feel better for a few minutes. It's very funny, in an 'I'd change my name and move out of the country if that was my mother' kind of way.' Thanks to The Superficial for the link. Speaking of the many functions of penises, I should link you along to one of my favourite Irish blogs. I have no idea who this guy is, but I find his candid sexual honesty refreshing and fabulous. Oh, and he posted a picture of his cock a few posts ago. Saucy! Have traded The Goonies for SA...
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::pretty good year::"Follow Them Size Fives" (20.10.2005, 21:28 UTC)
Today I remembered how exhilarating it used to be to ditch school - not that I ever did it an awful lot (see my sibling for that). The few times that I did bunk, though, I remember fondly as days filled with a delicious mix of dread and excitement. I remember a particularly fantastic day spent with one SB (Amy, Megan G, don't laugh): it was sometime in the winter (I remember snow), and we began our day by heading to Thayer Street in Providence (the height of cool for any Rhode Island teenage...
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::pretty good year::A Treat Before Bed (20.10.2005, 00:38 UTC)
I came home from a grueling night at the bar to find this in my mailbox from Amy:I believe I took this photo in early January, 1999 as part of my Women on the Verge of a Cleaning Breakdown series. As you can see, I was working a lot with household disinfectants, bright sweaters, and rambunctious red-haired women at the time.Hopefully my trip home this Christmas will yield a whole new, exciting series of photographs; Amy, how do you feel about posing with some bleach and a toilet plunger?
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::pretty good year::Knock Down a Wall, Show Us Your Tits (19.10.2005, 12:27 UTC)
Anyone who knows jack about me knows that I love bad television (and, I would argue, some good television); one of my favourites is Channel 4's Location, Location, Location - partially because I have an unexplainable, slightly embarrassing crush on Phil Spencer (nice jaw, bizarre speech impediment, what's not to love?), and partially because Kirstie Allsopp (pictured left) is a builder's wet dream.Seriously, I think Mick and I enjoy watching the programme because it, on some level, fulfills some...
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::pretty good year::When Good Things Happen to (Mostly) Good People (17.10.2005, 18:31 UTC)
Do you have a set of celebs that you always wish the best for? I do. Like Drew Barrymore. I know she's a big girl and well able to take care of herself; I know she's not the most talented actress; but for some reason I feel protective of Drew, and want nothing but hit movies and happiness for her.I feel the same way about the Sugababes. When I played their first album, First Touch, for my friends in NYC they pointed and laughed. "'Overload' equals life!" I cried, clinging my album cover in ...
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