Category: Odd Crap

Importing a car from the UK to Ireland

Shortly after my Pajero was stolen, I started the hunt for a new car. After scouring carzone, going on Honest John, doing test drives, and searching donedeal, I found that car that I wanted – a Daihatsu Copen. The Copen is a small, two seat, sports car. Small is, actually, an understatement – the car is tiny! […]

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2013 — Looking Back

2013 has been a bit different. A year of more odd photos, personal goals, standing for my convictions, and reflection. At the start of the year, I left ICHEC and joined 10gen (now called MongoDB Inc.), where the Sydney office apparently love me. ICHEC was a huge part of my life, especially at the end, however it […]

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Rat Poison Song

  junkie joe, junkie double j simey o d has something to say lets have a fight at the halting site a wiggida wiggida wiggida wiggida listen to my voice I’m in the prime of me life, we’re the same age a chiggida check yourself before i wreck your face i’ll show you joe that […]

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Incompatible with life

We had been trying to have a child for a number of months, and both of us were over the moon at the fact that “we” were pregnant – I always, and still do, hate that phrase. By writing this post, I’m not looking for sympathy – I’ve heard enough apologies and condolences already. People […]

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Some Thoughts On The Real World, By One Who Glimpsed It And Fled — Bill Watterson

Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top […]

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Richard Hawley — Serious

http://youtu.be/r-1O0pAw5A8

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Persistence — Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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Goodbye, Seamus

  I sat all morning in the college sick bay Counting bells knelling classes to a close. At two o’clock our neighbors drove me home. In the porch I met my father crying– He had always taken funerals in his stride– And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow. The baby cooed and […]

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