Saturday, 17 December 2005

A Favourite Poem

Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney

I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close,
At two o'clock our neighbours 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 laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand

And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand

In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.

Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
And candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
For the first time in six weeks. Paler now,

Wearing a poppy bruise on the left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in a cot.
No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.

A four foot box, a foot for every year.

Thursday, 24 November 2005


1.Your Full Name
Maureen Breen

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(mother and fathers middle names)
Irene Lawrence

3.NASCAR NAME:(first name of your mother's dad, father's dad
Hugh Joeseph

4.STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)

5.DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal
Purple Cat

6.SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, town where you were born)

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning)
The Red Tia Maria

8.FLY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

9.ROCK STAR NAME:(current pets name, current street name)
Ernie Grange

10. PORN NAME: (1st pet, street you grew up on)
Kim Pinebank

11.YOUR GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)

12.YOUR IRAQI.. NAME:(2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of your middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name)

13.YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets)
Black Bert

14. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your fav perfume, fav candy)
Clairns Wispa

Sunday, 13 November 2005

How well do I know my Husband

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Big Bang Theory.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Caesar

3. What's one food he doesn't like? Sweetcorn, yogurt

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order? diet coke

5. Where did he go to high school? St Pats, Armagh

6. What size shoe does he wear? 9

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? DVDs

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Chicken or Cornbeef

9. What would he eat every day if he could? my spaghetti and meatballs of lasange

10. What is his favorite cereal? Weetabix

11. What would he never wear? Rugby Shirt

12. What is his favorite sports team? None - he's not a sports fan

13. Who did he vote for? nobody - he's not a US citizen so doesn't have the right to vote

14. Who is his best friend? me

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? tell him how to drive.

16. What is his heritage? Irish

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday: Chocolate Fudge Cake every time.

18. Did he play sports in high school? nope

19. What could he spend hours doing? farting about on computers

20. One unique talent? He rocks my world.

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
And the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.