Monday, 22 October 2012

On this Harvest Moon...

(Blogsoc Challenge #2, a non-fiction piece...)

"When we were strangers I watched you from afar,
When we were lovers I loved you with all my heart... [..]

... Because I'm still in love with you I want to see you dance again,
Because I'm still in love with you , on this harvest moon..." - Harvest Moon, Neil Young

Photography Kevin Fleming on 26 Nov 2007

Hearing that song being played by the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, it hit me how much I loved everyone around me, including myself. I might not show it, but every person that exists in my life, I love them, faults and all. This may included an unrequited love for someone, but I can look at them from afar with fondness...

The weekend was an endless stream of happiness. On Friday after lectures in Uni finished, I went driving around with my friend David around Salthill, as far as Spiddal and back again. We took in the sights and caught up on the news, had not seen him in ages.
Afterwards, I went to babysit for Sandra (one of my besties).
Her little boy is such a comedian, love chatting with him about everything. His Mum wanted a night out with the girlies, and I hope to join them in a few weeks for a girlie night out, but instead I spend a few hours watching "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Ninjago" with my feet up and a cuppa tea (made by the little guy, it was yummy!) (^_^)/

I spent Saturday afternoon getting my eyes examined. Contact lenses have gotten a lot more fragile! Lol. I haven't worn any contacts in a few years, so getting used to these one will be fun.
Bumped into some old friends, I keep forgetting how small Galway city can be. It made me smile so much, happy to be alive. I went on a wander around the Galway market for some honeycomb to eat, but couldn't find any :'( Had to make do with a Crunchie bar instead!

The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra played in the Roisin Dubh on Saturday 20th Oct (one night ago) were amazing to hear live on stage. They owed the stage! I bought their CD afterwards, so they're on their way up for sure :) I met two lovely people, Lee and Takata, that night. It was great to hang out with people in a concert than to be alone at one, and they were really lovely to chat to :)

It wasn't always the best week. There always has to be some sour with the sweet. On Wednesday night, I had such a good time at the Irish Conversation Circle making some new friends and having the chats. There were some brilliant musicians that night, and we tried to sing Irish songs. Hilarious! xD

I met this one man, who apparently was a distant relative. Of course I was nice to him, even if he was on the black stuff all day. I was having the chats with him, and he had to go and comment on my weight. Up to then, I was fine with him being drunk and testy, but my weight was my business, and not anyone else.  I have my own demons with how I look to people. It was like a lightening bolt. I went quiet for a minute, but quietly kept smiled. I excused myself after about 10 minutes to go home, even giving the distant relative a hug. Why I did that, I do not know.

Life is funny like that.

Note of interest: The only leather thing I have in my possession is a Leather Rose. And it shall remain like that xD

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


 (A mixed real life and fiction story, submitted to Blogify...) 

We have already been living in the new house for three weeks. In that time, the dishwasher has broken down, a huge amount of assignments are due, and I neglected to look after myself properly. It has been such a clusterfuck, it’s not even funny. There is now a chorus of coughing throughout the house.

The societies had been taking priority. I felt like I was an advocate to all of their causes, and I tried my best to be at every meeting. But, this week, I have taken a step back, and decided to help those I truly enjoy (i.e. BlogSoc being one of them, of course!).

I had the weirdest dream involving a swarm of bees a few nights ago. Hmm, a dream… More like a nightmare. Because I had been so worried about assignments, and talk of bees the past few days, this might have triggered the horrible images.

They say that dairy products give you nightmares before bedtime, so either there was too much dairy in that scrummy Oreo milkshake or I had taken too much cough syrup.

This dream started out in the kitchen of the new house. Outside the window, I could see that a massive amount of dark clouds hung in the air. The back garden’s walls were broken down, and the earth looked very dry, hardly any plant life.

A huge swarm of bumblebees buzzed around the sitting room and kitchen. They were massive, the size of basketballs. Their black and neon yellow stripes were scary to look at, like their sting was going to point straight at my head.

I ran towards the back garden. Flowers started popping up everywhere, even though the harsh terrain had been a tundra to begin with. They started buzzing louder, heading towards me. I wasn’t sure what would distract the fearsome beasts, so I quickly pulled a bunch of flowers from the ground, and threw them down the basement.

Somehow, I could triangulate their main headquarters to the NUIG concourse. But, they kept following me, buzzing towards me. I ran around Eyre Square, towards the Spanish Arch, and around Salthill. I kept running and running, until I woke up with a cramped foot. Ouch.

The moral of the story is, wear coloured socks. They are the best items of clothing, ever. Random coloured socks are even better. They are always guaranteed to cheer you up when you’re stressed or ill.  

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