Feigning interestLucy goes to Welshland (visual guide inlcuded) (8.2.2006, 20:17 UTC)
I don't know if I mentioned it but it was young Mags O'Neill's birthday last week. Hurrah! And it was young Mairead Flanagans also. Hurrah the sequel! Anyway, it has been decided that we are going over to visit Mags in her college in Wales and whoop madly about her person until she feels the birthday love. When we become tired we will ask polite questions about the Welsh life and then we will drink alcohol and go to Welsh pubs and abuse the Welsh people riotiously. Ah, the fun. We are trave...
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Feigning interestPortrait of the blogger as a tent-dwelling chiddler (4.2.2006, 17:07 UTC)
When we were young my aunt Mercy took me and my cousin Brendan camping for a week every summer holiday. In this way I experienced for the first time Kerry, Cork, camp sites, swimming in stony inlets without a lifeguard, eating cold beans for tea and sour milk and corn flakes for breakfast and the utter, inexplicable joy of not washing for a week. Golden memories, folks. In the above picture Brendan has just told a filthy joke. Note my prudish response, even then. In the picture below we att...
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Feigning interestDeath and other diversions (30.1.2006, 21:19 UTC)
I think we can all agree that being sick is pretty great. Not only does it get you off work or whatever you are supposed to be doing for the day but it practically insists that you stay in bed and not wash your hair for a few days. Washing one's hair is pretty much crap. There's all the soap and water to deal with, two things you will know I am pretty much against. Washing the dog's hair is hilarious though, if only for the brief half an hour he runs around shivering. Fucking A. Unfortunately ...
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Feigning interestI am a horrid, scabrous wretch (27.1.2006, 17:35 UTC)
Don't mind me. One of my regular bouts of self-loathing just kicked in, should be over it by March. I have a coldsore on my lip, a plaster on my thumb and multiple cuts on my knees. So the scabrous bit is about right. In happier news I have decided I want a hamster for my birthday. My good buddy Roisin whose mum owns the pet shop here in Tramore says they only cost about a tenner! I would keep him in a drawer in my room and feed him grapes. Make sure to check no-one else is getting me one befor...
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Feigning interestLittle sister mine (17.1.2006, 17:38 UTC)
Wow. Thank you all. Sally is majorly delighted. If she could figure out how to post a comment, and if she had time off from faffing about college and flicking her hair she would tell you herself. Instead, I will do it for her. This is thank you, Sally style: Tnx so much!U guys roc!!Can sum1 get me a job in da Gap now?and sum fake id i wnt b 19 for like a whole month.Tnx again!!! She means it you guys. Also, I know Canada doesn't have an STD named after it. That was just me trying to be funny...
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Feigning interestCanadia (14.1.2006, 17:49 UTC)
My sister is going to Canada for the summer. One of those student-fuck-about-drinking-while-pretending-to-work-and-experience-other-cultures things. I'm sure you've heard of them. At least it keeps the student's from vomiting in Irish gardens, I say. She got a loan from the Credit Union this morning and is pissing herself with excitement at spending the thing. Seeing as she's not going till June and she can't hold on to a tenner for longer than ten minutes, I doubt she'll have much of it left b...
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Feigning interestLike Austen, I never even finished Persuasion. Couldn't be arsed. Dunno what her excuse is (10.1.2006, 15:47 UTC)
You are Anne Elliott from Persuasion. Youmight also be Harriet Smith from Emma,or Fanny Price from Mansfield Park orpossibly even Jane Fairfax from Emma.People underestimate you all the time. You aresomewhat introverted, so it is assumed thatother people can persuade you to do anything,or even think that they can roll right overyou, even when they mean to be doing you a gooddeed. The good news is, you have it withinyourself to stand up and take charge-- you knowwhat's right, and you know what...
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Feigning interestThere's a girl works down the chip-shop thinks she's Lucy (7.1.2006, 17:30 UTC)
I'd update but I am off celebrating. I've told everyone I know that I have been nominated for a prestigious blogging award. That's right, nominated. By my peers. Don't go correcting them, what they don't know won't hurt them. My aunt Mercy roared laughing. Everyone else seemed vaugely impressed though. I am thinking of letting the mayor honour me. She managed to marry into Mossy's family though so her judgement can't be all that sound. When I win I can put 'Lucy Aughney-Ireland's great...
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Feigning interestThe 2006 Bloggies (3.1.2006, 16:26 UTC)
Vote for your favourite blogs now. Remeber to vote Feigning Interest for best Irish / British weblog. Link
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Feigning interestLest we forget (1.1.2006, 20:23 UTC)
At this time of year it is customary to faff about looking back on the 365 days just gone. To my mind this is ridiculous. It was hell enough going through them all, leave off the retrospection. These are my plans for 2006: give up smoking, join the gym and sort out everything else. When I announced this last night Jenny's cousin Esther said that gyms were a joke. 'Just don't eat for a month,' she said, smoking my cigarettes, 'that worked for me.' This Esther person is an utter loon by the way w...
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Feigning interestOne suffers; we all suffer (22.12.2005, 19:03 UTC)
La morgue, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. Apparently, Christmastime is the time you show your local librarian how much you care for them by giving them large tins of biscuits that you got last year and didn't want. Have YOU dug out a dented, family tin of Rover biscuits for the one who brings the gift of literature into your life for two-weekly intervals? No? What's keeping you?! Librarians have feelings too, you know! In other news, I'm unemployed from tomorrow on. First person w...
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Feigning interestEdinburgh (21.12.2005, 16:02 UTC)
Edinburgh, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. This is the cafe where J K Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book. That is me in the doorway, looking whimsical. What do you mean I don't look whimsical? Trust me, whimsical is what I was going for. Screw you, naysayer. Or 'wimsical', if you're feeling nerdy.
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Feigning interestHealth warning: Lucy's thigh mentioned in this post (19.12.2005, 15:48 UTC)
The other day I spent two blissful hours (we rewinded some parts) watching Dirty Dancing in Jenny's slammin' pad. Because Aoife, also known as 'she-who-scoffs' was not there I was free to squeal and sigh at all the good parts. The girls collectively frowned at me. 'I thought you wouldn't like this film', said Jenny, 'cos you're all cynical and un-girly'. This made me squeal even louder. 'Dude! I am extremely girly! I own a Dido album and a Robbie album! And I think, I think I used to own some k...
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Feigning interestEcards don't count, dickhead (16.12.2005, 15:18 UTC)
Christmas is great, isn't it? I have two Christmas parties this weekend, two! I am so industrious, I have two jobs. Two! I have no presents bought though. Is that a problem? I'm making everyone mix CDs this year anyway. Lucy's Sounds 2005, I'm calling it. And just now, I wrote some Christmas cards. Two! Me! Writing Christmas cards! Wild. I don't remember anyone's address though, so I can't write any more. And you all have such humdrum names! If any of you were sending me a card, a...
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Feigning interestDawn of the morning (14.12.2005, 16:59 UTC)
My song. According to Joanne, anyway.
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Feigning interestVile Sonia (13.12.2005, 18:10 UTC)
Sonia, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. I'd been suspecting it for a while. Then on Saturday some Scottish yob roared at me across the bar of the Three Sisters: 'Ach aye wee lassie, ye look like that Sonia off Eastenders!' Shooting him a haughty Gaelic glare, I finished my tequilas and turned on my pretty heel. I HATE that Sonia one. It's the absence of chin in us both that does it, that and the complete lack of profile we both suffer from. Not that I'm calling her a ugly cow or a...
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Feigning interestThe Scots will welcome me with open bars (8.12.2005, 15:52 UTC)
I'm off to Edinburgh tomorrow! I know, you're terribly excited for me. I'm terribly excited for me too. According to Marie, they have a disco there where they serve the drinks in fishbowls and another pub called The Three Sisters where, if you do three of their shots you get a free t-shirt saying 'I drank the Three Sisters'. How cool is that? Then again, Marie is hardly reliable. This is the girl who finished school five years ago and is still in college, after all. I will kill in Edinbur...
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Feigning interestLucozade Sunset (7.12.2005, 13:54 UTC)
Tramore beach, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. This is a photo Johnny took of the beach for the project he and Mary are doing on Tramore's ecology. In my mind, it's a short project. They've managed to drag it out for three months. Whateva'. I call this photo 'Vodka and Lucozade Sunset'. Johnny is not too keen on this name. Johnny is not as into art as me. I did Art for the Leaving, you know.
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Feigning interestMan and Wife and Lucy (6.12.2005, 13:22 UTC)
Lisa and John's wedding photos are online! I have been wittering around in excitement for the last, oh, twenty minutes. All the good looking people in them are Lisa and John's families. John is the terrified looking lad in the pink tie, and Lisa is the slender goddess in the white frock. Joanne, our intrepid Woman in Auckland, first appears in frame 10.5 in a minty-blue strapless dress accompanied by the rest of the stunning Mitten women; Lisa's other sister Paula in the frothy lime-gre...
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Feigning interestMarie Connolly: Our Woman in Dublin (2.12.2005, 11:42 UTC)
Marie went to David Grey in the Point last night. These are pictures of Mr Grey grooving up the crowd which she sent on to me in the wee hours of this morning. Not pictured are Marie and Julie hyperventilating over Sail Away. You see how current I am? I have representatives all over the shop reporting on all that's happening. All for you. YOU'RE WELCOME. S'alright. Just remember me when you're buying your Christmas vodka.
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Feigning interestBig news! (1.12.2005, 17:58 UTC)
Laptop, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. I got a computer. It is terrific. Mainly because sitting in front of it, gazing aimlessly out my bedroom window makes me feel like I'm Carrie Bradshaw. Except my crumby mother won't let me smoke in the house or faff about in my bra and pants. 'You are stifling my creative capacity, bitch!' I said but she was having none of it. So I am left with typing obscure, neurotic questions while pouting. Brilliant. And it has so many other uses! For a s...
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Feigning interestLucy pisses on children's dreams; leads damned life (29.11.2005, 13:16 UTC)
I am going to hell. Seriously. About three weeks ago Jean had to leave work early and gave me a letter to post. It was by a small boy to his favourite band, Westlife. Jean asked me to find their fanclub address on the internet and post it off for him. This was her first mistake. Her second was asking me yesterday if I'd remembered to post it. In the middle of the childrens library. During storytime. Surrounded by about a dozen bored mothers and much too many people under the age of four...
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Feigning interestMy evil empire expands... (22.11.2005, 17:18 UTC)
Great news! Now you can show your friends just how very shit-cool you are by purchasing your very own Lucy merchandise! Shame them by flashing your Lucy card, assuring your full Lucy discount and value deals! Wow them with your Lucy water bottle! Lucy socks! Lucy light! Lucy music! Lucy figurine! Sleep with Lucy! Is that a Lucy in your pocket? Lucy bones!
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Feigning interestJust in time for the Christmas Market (18.11.2005, 14:08 UTC)
Just in time for the Christmas Market, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. Marie has published her autobiography! Personally, I am delighted for her. Though most of Tramore's male population will be buying it just to search the index for their names. Best of luck Marie!
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Feigning interestGetting INTO local government (18.11.2005, 13:41 UTC)
Hubba, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. Do you know John Deasy like I know John Deasy? This young man first came to my attention in spring of 2002 when his dashing face appeared on electricity poles and flyers all over my home constituency of Waterford. What a smile; what a jaw; see how his eyes gaze shyly at you from under his manly brow? Such a man deserved not only to be an elected representitive of our county in government but also general adoration and his pick of local comely ...
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Feigning interestAll these drunkards do is holler/till this drunkard cannot think (17.11.2005, 12:38 UTC)
Joanne the emigré rang me from New Zealand the other morning. Except, like, New Zealand is, like, waaaay in the future, man, so it was night over there. And she was jarred and heading to a pub. She was all like 'What's up, man?', and I swear, it was like she had never left the country and was ringing me drunkenly from Meath. Ah, memories. 'I am so, like, 18,000 miles away, man!' she says. I nearly pulled her up on this and reminded her that us Europeans are metric now but in the end I let ...
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Feigning interestDon't stand in the rain, buddy (15.11.2005, 15:21 UTC)
The dog, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. As if the bastard wasn't stupid enough to begin with, now he has to deal with having a plastic cone around his head the whole time. You should see him clipping against doorframes and yelping in alarm: hilarious.
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Feigning interestDO NOT burgle my house in my absence (6.11.2005, 17:25 UTC)
I'm off to Prague tomorrow with the mother and sister. Just letting you know in case you pop in and I'm not around. Also, for future information, I hate people who just 'pop' in. I require notice of your intended visit at least two days in advance so that I can arrange to be out or fabricate a feeble excuse. I will not have my aimless pottering disturbed for anyone. That is all. Behave yourselves, children.
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Feigning interestLucy at Work (3.11.2005, 18:33 UTC)
Lucy at Work, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane. Look at me there, serving the public! I know you were all longing to see if I actually did anything so I filched a picture from a report the mother is doing for the council on disabled access. Johnny took most of them while me and Becky hid in fiction and berated him for trying to have us in them. I am terribly fame-shy. If you look closely you will see how my lovely shoulders tremble under the camera's intrusive gaze. To fol...
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Feigning interestI want this (3.11.2005, 16:50 UTC)
Bolero, originally uploaded by Harriet Vane.
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