Nick Geoghegan

Professional Senior Yak Shaver

Category: Odd Crap

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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Hello, from Sydney

Since I can’t be there in person, my world travelling photo will have to make do.  

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The Egg — Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust […]

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Passing the driving test

Well, I finally passed my driving test. They say that 4th times the charm. A huge thank you to John Gibson, from Gibson Driving School, who has been an absolutely fantastic instructor and person. So now I’m competent to drive tractors and cars, but not to use the big scissors in work. I don’t think 10gen will give […]

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Dacia Test Drive

After Paj got liberated and driven into a ditch, I started looking for new cars. My requirements are really basic: Reliable Easy to self maintain Readily available parts Diesel – max 1.6L (this is malleable) Good MPG So I have been looking on Carzone, Auto Trader and Done Deal. One brand that kept popping up in my price […]

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Goodbye Paj

On the 20th of April, my car was stolen and written off (Cat B). I had test driven multiple Pajero Juniors over the preceding 3 months of buying Paj and was smitten. Eventually I bought it from North Road Motor Company in Dublin, who sold it to me in an unfit condition to drive – the tyres were bald, […]

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After The Titanic — Derek Mahon

They said I got away in a boat And And humbled me at the inquiry. I tell you I sank as far that night as any Hero. As I sat shivering on the dark water I turned to ice to hear my costly Life go thundering down in a pandemonium of Prams, pianos, sideboards, winches, […]

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