Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Tall


I'm experimenting with camera angles to try and make myself look tall. Does it work?

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

C'mon Norma!


You know what this is for!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Witches of Bally


Evelyn and Holly in their witches costumes at halloween. Their mother Julie, behind thinks she's out of shot... but no!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Marge Simpson


Here's something you don't see every day. Marge simpson on the cover of playboy!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Part Troll

Just following on from a blog I posted on August 7th. I finished "Part Troll" early last month. A basic synopsis of the plot would be that it's about a group of people who made some bad decisions that led to them being in unfavourable places in their lives. But their interactions and relationships with one another lead to them learning from their mistakes.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

These days


This is what i look like these days, in case it's been that long since certain people that know me have seen me

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Lisbon Result

Delighted Lisbon treaty was passed. It was for the greater good.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Referendum


Stupid blog thing deleted this picture when i edited my last blog post. This is how i intend to vote on Lisbon II

Friday, 11 September 2009

My apartment


This is my apartment in Tralee. The bathroom is behind the green door and the bedroom is up the spiral stairs. Jennifer was asking me about it so this blog post is for her.

Lisbon II

Why we should vote "Yes"
I wasn't on the register of electors for the first referendom on the Lisbon Treaty. Kerry county council stupidly robbed me of my right to vote when I was unable to vote in the 2007 general election due to work commitments. I stayed off it until now because I wanted to stay under the radar for a while. I should be back on it for the next referendum. If I could have voted in the first one, I would have been undecided until polling day. My mind changed on the issue a few times. I was happy for the no side when they won the day though. Well this time I intend to vote in favour of the treaty. Let me tell you what swung it for me. It was the recent documentary on RTE called "If Lynch Had Invaded". For those of you that don't know, it dealt with the hypothetical situation of then Taoiseach Jack Lynch sending Irish troops across the border to Northern Ireland in 1969 to help Nationalist/Catholic civil rights protestors in a time of escalating civil unrest and violence. That situation, in itself, didn't directly influence my decision on Lisbon. It was the outlining of Irelands position on the world stage. If Lynch had invaded, the Irish Government would have been strongly condemned for it's actions. A territorial claim written into our constitution (pre-Good Friday Agreement)wasn't recognised internationally. The international community such as the likes of the UN, the EEC(which Ireland wasn't a member of yet) and the United States(despite a strong Irish-American lobby) would have only recognised British rule in Northern Ireland and any deployment of Irish troops in the region would have been seen as an unlawful invasion. Not that our tiny army would've had much impact. But anyway, the point is that in world affairs in 1969 Ireland didn't have a strong voice. With the combination of the peace process, the democratically accepted Good Friday Agreement of 1998 and both Britain and Ireland's membership of the EU, Ireland is probably more united than it has ever been since partition. An example being Nationalist's condemnation of dissidents attempts to restart the troubles when British soldiers were killed outside an army barracks recently. Now if we could only get Britain to join the Euro we'd have the same currency throughout the Island as well. But the real reason for voting for the Lisbon treaty is so that Ireland can use it's position in the EU to have a strong voice internationally. When we voted No the first time, the world sat up and took notice of our little country, which showed how big our voice on the world stage had become since 1969. That was due to our membership and influence within the EU. Within being the operative word. I don't like everything about the EU. I was against the idea of an EU constitution since I first heard about it the day President MacAleese addressed the EU on the issue years ago saying there should be a reference to God in the constitution. I believe Bertie Ahern was just showboating when he negotiated the constitution during Ireland's presidency of the EU. He was naively glory hunting when we ordinary Irish civilians do not want a foreign constitution overruling our own when Irish died for our independence. I'm still opposed to an EU constitution. I'm glad we showed our unhappiness by voting no the 1st time. But we shouldn't fear being overruled by the EU but use other facilities, such as an EU foreign minister and closer ties with NATO as tools to make Ireland's views more influencial and push Irish foreign policy to the fore. We may even be able to prevent wars as a result. We have democratically elected members of the European Parliment who represent the Irish people and so their agenda is to get the best deal for Ireland. If there's anything we don't like about the EU as a result of Lisbon(and I'm sure there will be), we have a strong enough say to voice our opposition as an integral member. Not so if we're on the fringes as a result of a No vote this time. There are also the potential economic benefits, such as international companies looking to enter the European market establishing a base in Ireland and so creating jobs. Ok, it is a bit expensive still, to do business in Ireland. But we can't afford to be greedy these days with pay when there are so few jobs available relative to the Celtic Tiger years. Anyone who abuses workers rights will hear about it in Ireland. Our government were the only people talking about a "review" of minimum wage. That's a matter we'll deal with ourselves regardless of Lisbon. I've waffled on for ages now about why we should vote yes. So now just prepare to go and do it on referendum day.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Clíodhna

Happy out after her feed. Look at the durty face!

Friday, 7 August 2009

I've been working on some writing in my room. Started because I was bored one evening and decided to put a film idea I had to paper. It started out about an actress who has an inspirational moment in her life that leads her to doing charity work in Africa as part of an effort to see more of the world. But I had an idea of a sub-plot of a couple who's relationship is strained because she needs time before she can get intimate with her husband again after the birth of their baby and this leads to him fantasising about that actress instead. I haven't got to this part yet, but eventually he'll end up joining the actress in Africa(which is not how the film ends). Anyway, I ended up writing more about what I had intended to be the sub-plot and now it's really the main plot instead. There is a lot more drama in that part. But we'll... or at least I'll see how it turns out.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Eyre Square


One last look before i leave for Tralee

Balls


I've got 2 of them... in the palm of my hand. See?!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Now sending from current mobile

Yay! I can now send to this blog from my current mobile. If I've anymore interesting pix I'll post them soon.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Ocean race


The competing boats at the recent volvo ocean race stopover in Galway

Monday, 20 April 2009

Gay twin


My long lost gay twin

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Breda gayme a phone. I must see if I can post photos from it to here.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Need a new mobile

I have a new vodafone sim card. But I can't afford to buy a new phone. So I'm hoping one of the ladz will have an old phone lying around that is still working that they can give me.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Abigail


A certain Zambian lady i spent some time with

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A maze ing


I was bored one day so i drew a maze. The lane directly opposite the exit is the one that goes all the way through

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Hulk hands


This is how i celebrated new years day