Pledge Request: Fax Your TD
John Handelaar is looking for some people to support his efforts to develop an Irish equivalent of the hugely successful UK site WriteToThem.com for contacting UK politicians. The Irish version of the site would allow people to contact their councillors, TDs and MEPs for free. If you are interested in helping out, visit www.pledgebank.com/faxyourtd BEFORE 1ST FEBRUARY.
TrixibellOn Sabbatical (31.1.2006, 19:10 UTC)
The time has come to assess what is important and what is not. I need some space.
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TrixibellFirst Day! (30.1.2006, 21:53 UTC)
Having battled with the Lovely Boy for access to the home PC I am now ready to report on my first day on the new job! I hate that first day in a new job thing where the person who has taken/been given responsibility for you tries to find enough things to talk about to you for the whole day. It's so akward! But I made it through a whole day without:a) a deskb) a phonec) a computerd) the internet.Phew!I got the distinct impression that I wasn't really expected! Even though I was, if that makes an...
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TrixibellLast Day!!!! (27.1.2006, 15:06 UTC)
last day last day last day last day last day last day last daaaaaaaaay. Add your own music and sing along! New job monday folks! Will let you know if I surive the exit interview without venting my spleen and the leaving drinks without making a fool of myself and speaking my mind! Oh the temptation's there alright, believe me! Will she make a reappearance???
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TrixibellEuro 2008 (27.1.2006, 11:44 UTC)
Thankfully we've avoided England in the draw I know some people were salivating at the prospect of playing them but personally I found the thought of God save the Queen being belted out at Croke Park really distasteful. However it's not the worst draw out there though I don't fancy our chances much with both Germany and Czech Republic in our group. When did Germany and Italybecome a second bucket team and Sweden and Greece a first? 'Tis a crazy world! The link should bring you to the full list!...
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TrixibellThe Heebie Jeebies (26.1.2006, 14:26 UTC)
I was a bit bored last night as the boy was fixing the 'puter and we couldn't do stuff on it so I ended up watching crap TV with a blanket over me and a cup of tea. It was nice.It was nice until Big Brother time and George Galloway's best bits and him being a cat. Jaysus.Red Mum has the video on her site which I hadn't watched cause I don't have sound here and video stuff doesn't tend to work on my system, but you should check it out if you really want to know what this is about.Jaysus. I'm stil...
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TrixibellJustice for Justice sake? (25.1.2006, 11:50 UTC)
It's hard to escape the news from yesterday that Wayne O'Donoghue was sentenced to just 4 years in prison for the manslaughter of Robert Holohan. My own initial reaction was one of surprise and then horror and distress when I heard the reports of Mrs Holohan's victim impact statement in the court prior to sentencing. The questions raised by her on first impressions are shocking. But on further consideration and analysis as was provided last night the reasons why these questions weren't posed i...
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TrixibellCrazy crazy people (24.1.2006, 00:19 UTC)
On the news this morning on the way to work I heard a story about how in England a reality TV story was pitched on the basis that strangers would be put in a house together with the purpose that the remaining 2 strangers would conceive a baby on the show.... I think the Observer explains it a bit better: I think the scientists call this process desensitisation, and it works alarmingly quickly. For example, in a matter of days BBC3 will broadcast Mischief: Let's Make a Baby, a program...
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TrixibellMounting the insurmountable! (23.1.2006, 10:49 UTC)
Yes I did! I climbed my first hill type mountain in about 10 years this weekend. It's true I thought I was going to die from some sort of altitude sickness that robs your breath and hits you with the worst dizziness I've ever experience, but that just turned out to be exertion on my part according to my more experienced companions! I felt a bit pathetic at that stage but soon rallied when I reached the top lay on my back panting loudly and moaning for a while and then realised that I'd mad...
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TrixibellI got gmail! (20.1.2006, 12:44 UTC)
Finally! I feel special now!
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TrixibellAffairs of the Heart (19.1.2006, 13:53 UTC)
I've been pfaffing around all morning, working, laughing, chatting, you know the usual stuff, with half a thought on what I could blog about today as I didn't wake up with an idea or become inspired by anything on the way to work this morning. I was beginning to wonder if I was developing Bloggers Block because absoloutely nothing was occuring to me, which is very unusual for me. But one of the more positive aspects of this blogging business for me has been that I am beginning to get to know my...
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TrixibellGet me out of here! (18.1.2006, 09:29 UTC)
Out of this job, out of this town and oh yeah out of this country. The job thing is sorted thank God and I only have 8 full days of work to do here before I kick up my heels and leave. In the meantime they have kindly presented me with more work than I have done altogether in the last year, to be completed before I leave. It even means pulling overtime! Oh the irony of it! I've spent the last year twiddling my thumbs and asking for work and they give it to me now. It also happens to be the mos...
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TrixibellBeautiful and Talented (16.1.2006, 17:29 UTC)
I am hereby admitting to having been completely and totally hooked on Soapstar Superstar on TV3 and ITV for the last 10 days or so. I watched it religiously every night and even voted to keep people in. I think the extra time on my hands is going to my head a little! I just thought it was the most entertaining of the celebrity type shows I've ever seen. Not to mention the really astounding talent of the majority of the people who performed. I think Andy Whyment was the overall biggest shock to ...
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TrixibellPersistent Pedestrians (16.1.2006, 11:58 UTC)
On my little trot to work this morning I was plugged into Today FM as per usual and was pondering my options for posts today and my life in general, as you do on a Monday morning, until I reached the Sean O'Casey bridge, which (for the uninitiated) is a brand new pedestrian only access bridge across the River Liffey in Dublin and which links the IFSC to the south side. It's dead handy for me and I use it all the time. So I was a little put out this morning when I reached the bridge and found th...
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TrixibellTá sé críochnaithe (12.1.2006, 13:09 UTC)
I sat my final written exam this morning, in and out in 45 minutes I was! Couldn't get out of there fast enough! The exam is really not even a test and even though the translation piece from Gaeilge to English was one I had never seen beforefrom Fiche Blian ag Fás, I made a stab at it anyway! All I know is the kid was dead excited about going mackeral fishing! So now I guess I am finally finished, excepting the 3 minute agallamh (interview) tomorrow that is, and I'm laughing! I will a...
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TrixibellOh Mary, Why can't you have some sense? (10.1.2006, 10:48 UTC)
At this stage I guess everyone is aware of the public gaff made by Senator Mary O'Rourke on sunday night where she announced that her winning of the Fianna Fail nomination for the next election was down to her staff "working like blacks". Naturally there was general shock and upset expressed by people and I have to say that when I first heard there was an involuntary, shocked hand to mouth action from me. It's not a phrase that is commonly used in this country anymore, well at least not in the ...
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TrixibellTrixiblue (9.1.2006, 10:50 UTC)
The Post New Year/Christmas, January, Monday Morning, Back to work blues have arrived folks. Yes I had 2 lovely weeks off and yes Christmas was lovely and I don't have an ounce of tiredness left in my body! But why does it have to end and why does everything land on top of me at the same time? Christ it was soooooooo hard to raise myself from the pit I call my bed this morning, oh and the pitiless frost and trek to work weren't the most appealing incentive either while I'm at it! Ah well I'm he...
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TrixibellWelcome to 2006 (2.1.2006, 15:42 UTC)
Well here I am supposedly studying extracts from An fiche blian ag fás so that I can reproduce them next week in both Irish and English when I discover that the computer in the office that I'm using is a) on and b) attached to the internet. Bingo! Of course I had to stop by and have a little look at my pride and joy and sure while I'm at it write a little post as well! Christmas has been brilliant. I was at home with my folks for 8 lovely days, lying around in front of the fire, ignoring t...
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TrixibellSo this is Christmas... (22.12.2005, 12:16 UTC)
Well I'm off on the piss tonight after our department lunch so blogging may not be top of my agenda tomorrow morning! And then I'm off home about midday so I'm going to create the last post of 2005 now. I have absoloutely no intention of visiting here again for about 2 weeks as I'm taking an extra long Christmas break to allow myself some head space and recovery time after what has been, with hindsight, a difficult and very busy year! In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to visit me h...
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TrixibellOn this the shortest day of the year... (21.12.2005, 14:44 UTC)
They say there's magic in the air on the solstice. I don't know about that but I do know that there's hope! I handed my notice in today. I'm off back to evil bank land. Don't fret though it's a short term move to gain experience and bide my time hopefully in an environment where I won't fade away due to boredom! Extra money is also an advantage. The major problem with the move is whether I will have internet access. If not the blogging will have to wait til the evening times when the b...
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TrixibellChristmassy Nonsense (20.12.2005, 10:46 UTC)
Your Christmas Song IsJoy to the world, the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King;Let every heart prepare Him room,And heaven and nature sing,It's not about what you get under the treeBut sharing love with family, friends, and strangers
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TrixibellTag! I'm it! (19.12.2005, 12:51 UTC)
Mish has tagged me with a very thought proving meme which I feel obliged to answer. It has to do with weird habits and took some careful consideration by me before I decided to answer it. I would also like to point out that I haven't looked at anyone else's answers yet so these answers are entirely my own!The first player of this game starts with the topic “five weird habits of yourself,” and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state ...
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TrixibellThe Great Light Off (16.12.2005, 14:13 UTC)
Every year from the beginning of October to the middle of January the houses in our area are bedecked and adorned with all manner of crazy decorations, from pumpkins and witches to santies and reindeers. There are 2 houses in particular on my street that seem to outdo each other every year. The fact that they are directly opposite each other adds extra fun to the proceedings, which I like to refer to as the Great Light Off. Last year house no. 1 put up a sizeable amount of tacky lights and...
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TrixibellKong made me cry (16.12.2005, 10:02 UTC)
I'm talking "Fiona get a grip, you can't sob in the cinema" crying. I'm such a freak sometimes that I even amaze myself! Review to follow on my review page cause that's what it's for!
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TrixibellLife and Near Death (15.12.2005, 10:45 UTC)
I gave blood yesterday. Which was good. I nearly got run over by a kid on a tricycle this morning. Which was funny. Tike on a trike I came very close to being wiped off the road by a driver taking a right hand turn against the lights. Which pissed me off.
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TrixibellIn The News # 2 (14.12.2005, 09:50 UTC)
I was musing in the linked post previously about the story surrounding Michael McDowell v Frank Connolly. Last night the tale took another turn with McDowells address to the Dáil and Ahern's defence of McDowells position and his assertion that McDowell has been acting with the full consent of the cabinet in relation to this matter. McDowell is still asserting that Connolly is/was involved in subversive activity including travelling to Columbia on a false passport, the application for which...
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TrixibellHard Lessons Learned (13.12.2005, 11:13 UTC)
1. Budweiser and Budvar are not the same drink. The girlies and I hit the town last night with a vengenance. I am alive this morning but in great need of more sleep and antiacids! We ate in the Dandelion Café and the food was lovely but the waiting staff were a bit weird. I was discussing this with a colleague in work this morning and she said that she had heard something similar so at I don't feel too bad about saying it here.The waitress was very bubbly and friendly but seriously didn't ...
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TrixibellAs a classic dame I would be.... (12.12.2005, 12:52 UTC)
Katharine Hepburn You scored 19% grit, 23% wit, 42% flair, and 23% class! You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at you...
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TrixibellStill Grinning! (12.12.2005, 10:44 UTC)
Well I survived the wait for the results, receiving them, and the Christmas party and I'm still grinning like the Chesire cat! Me! It feels like the weight of a thousand worlds has been lifted from shoulders, I feel younger, lighter and oh so so happy. The relief of knowing that I will never have to sit those horrendous de-humanising and horrific exams ever again is the best Christmas present I could ever have received! I comfortable passed Equity and Property, I had a fair idea that they h...
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TrixibellCelebrate! This party's over... (10.12.2005, 21:33 UTC)
I had four lines by the end of the night in response to all questions posed to me. 1. I passed my exams! 2. I'm being a good girl! 3. I won a teddy. 4. I have a balloon. I was a very drunken Trixibell!
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TrixibellCatfights & Handbags (9.12.2005, 14:21 UTC)
I'm like a cat on the proverbial hot tin roof today and consequentially am not that interested in doing any actual work, as such I have only today become aware of the level of interest and excitement in the "blogosphere" (I won't apologise for using the term as I quite like it) concerning women and blogging and feminism.From what I can see Sinead kicked off the discussion with a post , which then developed into a debate about Feminism and who is and who isn't a feminist and why. I won't list eve...
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