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28 December 2004 @ 03:51 pm
When the going gets tough, the tough get bazookas  

Me and the family gallivanted off to Cork today. I have evolved a method of blotting out my father's voice and hence preventing an outbreak of patricide and/or what ever is the daughter-equivalent. On the way in I took a Jagged Little Pill. On the way home it was the Final Straw. (Both of which are excellent albums, if you're into that kind of thing.)

I picked up Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (she being my alter-ego-type-thingy) and The Moor's Last Sigh in Waterstones. I wanted Midnight's Children, but there were  no copies left. It is about the only bookshop in Cork in which I've managed to locate Salman Rushdie, too, so I'll have to wait till it comes in again...cruelly, my father refuses to let me run amok on Amazon with his credit card.

And just to prove that my pa really doesn't listen to a word I say...this was the conversation we had after visiting a new baby, friend of the family and that, called Martha Hope. (Isn't that a great name? I doubt she'll ever experience my four-people-at-least-in-the-class-have-my-name joy.)

PATRICK: If we call into anyone else my one brain cell will explode. *pause* No, wait, maybe it won't...

ME: I was just thinking you'd better conserve it. For the rarity value, and also I understand that going to the toilet standing up takes a lot of brain-power.

DAD: What? Patrick, if you wanted to take a piss, you should have gone before we left.

ME & PATRICK: WTF?

 
 
Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
Current Music: 'Run', Snowpatrol
 
 
 
Caitcoralia13 on December 28th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
HAHAHA!!! Your family is hilarious! (Although I understand it might be funnier to an outsider, perhaps.)

And the way you talk... I'm sorry - I am so obsessed with Brit/Irish-speak. It's so much cooler than the way I talk. I just love it. I'm sorry, I don't mean to drool.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 28th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
Naw, I thought it was pretty funny. Especially the shade of purply-red my dad went when we started laughing at him and he didn't get it.

*peers at post*

But I don't get it! What did I say that was so different from the way people from Hamburger-a-gogo-land talk? I really couldn't see any Irish-speak there....?
bat crime: I keep secrets.iceetoile on December 28th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
I think maybe it was 'piss'? Aren't only British people supposed to say that? *scans* also 'pa'. I think that is maybe an Irish thing to say? I don't know, I only get people going 'och', 'aye', and 'noo', what am I supposed to do? eep.

Also, Hamburger-a-gogo-land? *falls off chair* Is that like in the Georgia Nicholson books? Or no?
Or noo, if you prefer.
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My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: Lanitha Redlanitha on December 28th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)
How very cruel of your dad to not let you go on a shopping-spree with his creditcard... Obviously, he has no idea what being a parent is all about...
Just wait 'til you get your own and you can show him... ;-)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 28th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
HA.

I imagine it'll go something like this...

ME: *on phone* DADDY....HELP...

DAD: You've maxed out your credit card and the sharks are trying to break down the door, am I right?
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.lanitha on December 29th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
No sense of responsability at all... Tsk, tsk...
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bat crimeiceetoile on December 28th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
I thought I broke your LJ back there, but no, it's okay, I only buggered up this computer a bit. ah well, it's not like it's mine or anything.

your family sound interesting. Mine are just boring. They're watching Roots, about the slaves in America, and I watched it for an hour and a half then decided to go watch Black Books extras on my laptop, with cranberry juice. Maybe I am not so moral. But all my family ever does is shout, whinge (those under 15, mainly) and walk up and down hills. grrr.

I like Alanis Morrissette, but cannot spell her name because it is over heavy on the consonants. But I don't know Final Straw... eh... unless that is the Snow Patrol album with the people on the front. I never know what I'm listening to.

Also, Nanny Ogg is your alter ego? Do you have red boots and/or psycho cat?

I can provide the cat for you if you like.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 28th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
Black Books! Wasn't that the one with the gay guy in it..who was on Hell's Kitchen...I never got to see much of that before they cancelled it, as they do with all good shows on RTE.

OOh, my family likes them hills too. But I stay AT HOME NOW.

She rocks my tiny world. Yes, that is Snow Patrol with the people on front, and yes, I only got it since all the hype about them. And because 'How to be Dead' and 'Run' are two of the most amazing songs in the history of the world ever.

She is!

But it's mainly because I'm benevolently dirty-minded. And love cats. I had a psycho one once but it got into the washing machine and my mum turned it on by mistake.

REALLY?!!
bat crime: secret admirer.iceetoile on December 29th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know, what gay guy? Like a character or a cast member? How do you not love Black Books, how not? Mayhap you must be converted.

LOOK INTO MY EYES. INTO THE EYES. YOU ARE FEELING SLEEPY, VERY SLEEPY.

go to the nearest WHS or Waterstones or Borders or whatever. Pick up series 1 of Black Books. Take it to the counter and pay for it. Then watch it very carefully about 6 times over before you emerge, blinking, into the cold light of day.

WAKE UP NOW!!!

there. must cultivate loff of Black Books! mmghn.

I try to stay at home. Then they threaten Trivial Pursuits and I cave in. God I hate that game.

I was going to say YES OF COURSE YOU CAN HAVE MY SHNOOKUMS!!! But now I think not. I don't want her to end up shredded in with your shirts, however clean she might get. Also, wrong cat gender, really. I had a proper witchy cat once, she was all black with green eyes and she really was a psycho, she kept clawing people. Then she legged it one day and was gone for ever, and nobody missed her much, really. So I think, really? no.
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 28th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hah! There were three Adams in my form, and a further five or six [I forget] scattered around the rest of the year. Add onto that being a twin! Arrrrg!

It's definately patricide.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 28th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
There was never less than three Rachels in my vicinity. Why people want to name their kids after SHEEP I will probably never know.

But a twin! That is double cool with knobs on! My mates are twins, although not identical. Which would have been jammy.

But there is the inevitable sharing, granted. Not nice.

It probably wasn't your father's exact fault though...even if he should have called you, like, Francois or something.
Liz_eliza_b on December 28th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC)
Once I was in a class w/ three other Elizabeths...and in college, it seems that half the girls are named that. And they're all annoying.
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 29th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC)
Or Sinead?
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gabbysun on December 28th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
. . . xD

Other than that, I'm pretty much speechless. Sorry.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 28th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
One hopes to amuse. My family are fair game. xD