This is Charlie: The Rescue

This is Charlie Charlie has had something of a vagabond lifestyle. I don’t know how it started for him but, about a year ago, someone rescued him from an Orlando pound and put him on Craigslist in a bid to find a home for him. A friend of mine adopted him but when he moved to a dog-free […]

AT&T. Absolute bollocks.

I thought mobile phone companies in Ireland were bad until I came over to the US.  My experience so far has been with AT&T and, in spite of the best intentions of the eager foot soldiers in the stores, the company itself leaves a lot to be desired. Right now they are in the news […]

Sleeping with a stranger

I woke up from a short nap on Saturday afternoon, concious of the fact that I needed to get moving as I was meeting friends later on. Then I got this curious sensation.  There was someone not just in my apartment – there was someone lying in bed behind me. I was on my side, […]

The American Drive

Where do I start with this American Dream thing I started living a few months ago? I suppose the whole driving thing is the best place to mock myself.  I revel in telling people how much I hate driving – and they usually revel in telling me that I’m a dumbass and that driving is […]

Naked shaving

I was excited after joining my new gymnasium (also known as ‘a gym’).  The entrance lobby was bright, the staff chirpy (apart from Mark – he’s just one of those guys who seems to think smiling is a sign of weakness), the equipment plentiful and in working order. But then I was introduced to a […]

My first acupuncturism

After over a year struggling with this bloody Achilles injury and having chalked sports massage, physiotherapy and reiki off the list of possible solutions, I decided to drop in to the herb and acupuncture store* – for yes, we have such a thing – at my local shopping centre. I’ve never once walked by it in the […]

My first man-ssage

With a string of female sports masseuses having moved on at my gym I was left with the ultimate dilemma today – do I let a boy touch my naked body? Over the last five years I’d gone through a number of masseuses: a former Olympian badminton player (badmintor?), an Asian girl who asked me […]

A Weighty Issue

Wearing the radio I was, for some reason, lying in bed with the radio on at 4am recently (“Had you got no pyjamas?” laughed a wag at the back of the hall). I overheard an interview with an English lady going on about some book she’d written about losing weight and the more I heard […]

Do not ring my wife again

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged (which is usually the first line of every blog I do given my inherent laziness).  I naturally prefer to attempt blogs that might possibly make you smile or laugh or spit on the screen or whatever.  But occasionally I feel the need to write something a little more […]