Friday, 31 October 2008

Oiche Shamhna...

Happy Halloween everyone... Don't overdo it like these poor kids...

Thursday, 23 October 2008

The Sound of Thunder...

Isn't it the most horrible day today? Listening it through my bedroom window, am staying well cosy inside. Being the child that I am, been checking out this website the past few days...
Has a lot of flash cartoons and games submitted by everyone. I've always liked Anime, but Horror and Noir collections are in this too, and they're so interesting to watch.

The trees blowing fiercely to the wind, the coldness of the air, the rain crashing down... I wish I could get away to somewhere warm... For my health if not anything else...


Monday, 20 October 2008

Rant coming up....

Now, this really gets me. I get if people don't like my blogs, great.. It's not everyone's taste... But, Do not tell me how I should feel, or who I should get over. Oh no no no no. I will not respond well to it. I feel what I feel, and I express it in my own way. "Oh do cheer up Maire." will not help in ANY way!

As for another rant, I was in Aldi on Thursday, paying for some items. The nice girl asked me for some form of ID for my little €2 bottle of Rosé wine, in which I produced my Passport. Seeing as my Garda Age Card is refused in every area of Galway, I never bring it out with me.
But, at this time, one of the security men passed me on his way to their staff room when he saw my passport being looked at, and warned me to have my Age Card next time. I laughed, thinking it was a joke, but he was serious. Saying it was ridiculous, and that my Age Card has repeatedly been refused, he said the Passport will not work in this store again.

Honestly, make up your mind. I hate bringing my Passport with me to places, but I'm either refused with one or the other...

Breathe in, breathe out... Calm....

Sunday, 19 October 2008

A Quiet Weekend...

Not much to say really. The babysitting went really well, and had a bed there to sleepover, so it was grand. Spent the weekend listening to music and watching 'Samantha Who' episodes online... OH JOY! Lol.

( Monday 09:20am... P.s. Enjoyed a nice bottle of Rosé wine just after writing that short blog... Really relaxed today! :D )


Friday, 17 October 2008

"Just a Girl" - No Doubt (Lyrics)

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes,
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise.
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand,
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand.

'Cause I'm just a girl, little 'ol me
Don't let me out of your sight.
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights.
Oh...I've had it up to here!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive late at night.
I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes.
I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype

Oh...I've had it up to here! I making myself clear?

I'm just a girl...
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!

I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some,
I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to Is making me numb.
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome,
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison.

Oh...I've had it up to..
Oh...I've had it up to...
Oh...I've had it up to here!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Galway jobs... SNA jobs.... Just not there!

I keep up to date on all the jobs coming up in the papers, and it's just so bad that no-one sounds like they believe you, it gets pretty depressing. The impossiblity of finding work in Galway (unless you're friends with someone in a job, and they promise you a spot in the future) is just the way things are at this present time. There are many websites with people complaining of the same problems, especially in The City of The Tribes. A sad state of affairs...

With the problems of the new Ireland Budget, and Bank insecurities, I am not alone in this. Am also very stubborn, as I'm never moving from Galway ever again for work. Not a possiblity for me I'm afraid. Galway is my home, and I love it here. It's hard to remain so positive when everyone around you gives you pessimism (doubt)...

Trying to keep positive... x

Monday, 13 October 2008

iPod Nation...

I woke up this morning, to see my little sister saying Hi to me. My parents and her come in to visit every so often, so it was lovely to see her popping her head in... But, what she wanted to show me was even cooler...
It was the new version of the iPod Nano 16gb, in Pink, for €189. The sexiest thing ever! lol. She told me if you shake it, it shuffles the songs, soooo class! So, we were showing off our iPods to eachother, mine being a very cute new version of the iShuffle 2gb, for €65. She couldn't get over how cute mine was, and I soooo wanted hers...

So, now, the iPod have gotten more affordable for hard working people. God, this time last year, wouldnt have dreamed of joining the Apple posie. I have to say though, they are the easiest devices I've ever used, talking as far as having the iTouch for a month last Christmas before losing it... (I know, I kick myself everyday for that...)
Happy days!


Sunday, 12 October 2008

Dreams... Is it just me or are my dreams more vivid than ever?

(an image of the 'Tower of Babylon')

The past two weeks have been crazy. All sorts of dreams kept coming into my mind, there were nights when I'd wake up and be afraid someone was around me, watching me... Some are good dreams, but some stranger dreams have made me curl into my duvet.. How do you feel? When you have these, do you feel they drain your energy for the rest of the day? Like, you've been really living these dreams, and now you have to live the living day?

Some were really special dreams... Like, there's one of me, Dad, Breda (my sis), and Julia (my cousin), and we were all in Mamo (Granny) Maolain's sitting room.. Julia, who has Spina Bifida in real life, was in this dream, happy, talking to us and smiling. She hugged my Dad and Breda, but I was unsure at first. She greeted me with the warmest smile, came to me, and hugged me so tight. After that, I felt so close to her.. I haven't seen her for 8years or so now, she lives with my aunt in Boston.. Was the warmest feeling waking up that morning...


Shane's story... (with music soundtrack provided)

Just finished a short story Shane wrote, that I've kept from him for over 2 months or so (sorry!).. Was sure I wasn't in the right mood to read it, but he wants it back tomorrow, so I was definitely going to read it... And I really enjoyed it.

It was a short story, with a soundtrack containing 18 songs, which you had to play at certain parts of the story. It really brought the story to life, it was like I was there living in the life of the people I was reading about. Very touching story, found myself crying at the end.

Wish more people would write stories like that, influenced by their favourite artists. Loved the songs he chose, artists like Evanescence, Audioslave, Hot Chip, etc. Makes you take life in...

Early nights, and all that jazz...

How ya be today! :)

This morning, I woke up to hear the immersion doing the loudiest noises, thought it was gonna blow open. Someone forgot to turn it off last night. Luckily, nothing major happened, but it got me awake. Decided to order grocaries off This site was soooooo slow, it took 4 hours to do my €22 list, then i find out it wouldn't deliver on Sundays. Swear to God, I'm so blonde! :D Eventually got ready, put on my iShuffle, and skipped down to Aldi and Dunnes. And, I think I did better than Tesco in saving €1 for myself... Giggle.

Been going to bed around 10pm or so most nights the past week, happy with that considering I've the internet again. Just spend the day today on that stupid Tesco site, listening to music, and reading friend's blogs I havent read in ages..

Trying to save up to buy the last two Cecelia Ahern books, "Thanks for the Memories" and "The Gift". Saw her on The Late Late Show on Friday, wow, she's so nice. All her books seem to make me laugh and cry, which is why I have all her book. One Christmas, Shane got me a signed autographed book of hers, he said she was lovely and a petite person. Hope to see her myself someday.

On Friday, I went to meet up with Sandra for a tea. She wanted help with picking out tops for herself. She didnt expect to buy 4 tops though, giggle. All my doing! She looked gorgeous in all of them, so very happy with that. Plus, asked her to help me pick out clothes and shoes to buy for her little boy Alex's birthday present, was overly enjoying myself, bought too much, giggle. It was good to do something nice for someone though.

Am gonna start aiming to lose my weight again over the next few months. Had a bad few months and just gained weight. Can't join this week, but next week, I'm going to join Weightwatchers. The doctor said I needed routine in my life, cos I just still feel very lost. Am confident I'll find myself again though.

In the next few weeks, I should hear if I've passed my Certificate in Special Needs Education. Not been thinking about it, but it's something to look forward to.

So, if you want to ask me any questions, leave me a comment, and I will answer as honestly as I can... Keep smiling x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

October Blues...


Am back, with an even sadder blog. Ha ha. Will try to keep you updated on my progress during the winter months coming up. God, its been winter all year to be honest.

Was telling a friend, I dont remember taking this long to get over someone before. It's weird. But, it pretty much takes time. So, to be sure, it's all up from here.

Got my iShuffle playing away, the handiest device I ever got! Drag and drop, drag and drop. The fun of it :)

Internet is back and running. Got a 3G PayAsYouGo broadband, very cool so far. Hope to get the Vlogs up and running too soon, must get a good webcam though, the Trust webcam wasn't the best choice!

Hugs and Cuddles... x