Tuesday, 21 December 2010
All this happened when i went with my new couch surfer, introducing the lovely Joanna from Germany.
Story starts when we went to the market to buy fruit and veg on Sunday, Dave is too tired to come to my place, so we go to him, Dave is trying his best to do and impression of a guy cooking food, i'm doing my best to NOT be like Chef Ramsey on Kitchen nightmares, so i step in and take the reigns. And then thinks start to happen, Dave suggests we get some Gin and Tonic, so off he goes, and i was wondering where he was, only that on his way back, he realises he forgot the tonic, so he has to go back, get the tonic and come back to us, which he does and the party that was never supposed to be, ignites.
Next morning, being a Monday, there was many stories of what happened, some of the memories come to mind throughout the day, some of which were the indoor frizbee, in door golf, walking to the bottle shop twice, Joanna nearly getting knocked down, you have to hold that girls hand when you cross the road, the chick in the bottle shop nearly had a heart attack, i told her, 'At least we know we're alive', which we were.
I called Daves sister, for a laugh, she hits a switch in her head and hangs up, i call back and tell her to say a few hail mary and and our father and hang up on her, she must of hit another switch in the noggin and text's him, mad Irish women, you gotta love them?
So yesterday, we go for a bit of an adventure, over to St Kilda and off we go on the tram, before long, some chick from Adelaide is chatting to us, some woman behind us is chatting, we get off in Balaclava and walk down to 'Lental as anything', one of the awesome places to eat here, we go for coffee and cake, get pictures of our arses looking at cake, i got a photo of Kathy from Cork that was hanging out with her sister.
What a day? And it wasn't over there, we went to the Espy, then the Prince of Wales, it was pretty empty when we went in, we went to the gay part, and had a blast, before long it was $8 jugs, so we had a few, on the way home we went to the Casino, we all bet some money on Roulete, i cashed the chips in and won back what we lost and walked back on the Yarra.
We ended up walking all the way back to Daves place and did some Couchsurfing at Daves, 2 night of unplaned fun at Daves, and since he checked his ticket this morning, it turns out he's flying back to Ireland tonight.
What and epic time with some epic people.
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
Writing it would appear might even be a bit of therapy for me? So it might be a win win situation, who knows, maybe i'll find out one fine day, doctor.
Speaking of fine days, the fine days are on the way, now being summer time and the living is easy, easier said than done, Yoga and bike rides every day seems to help put a positive slant on the day.
My flight was cancelled in February, i could book another flight sooner, but miss the summer here, but get the summer in Malaysia, and eat Nasi Lemak, my favorite breakfast in the world. Cornflakes never did it for me. What to do?
The best breakfast in the world?
So, with not working, (practicing for retirement) and having a house in the area i want to live in, the next thing i have to start doing is finding the right person to take over my lease, and hopefully give someone that wants a home, my home and go home myself and not have to worry about anything. If you dont deserve it, you wont be getting it.
This is the plan or challenge?
I was giving the place to an old un-reliable guy Dave, he lives over a pub, a pure dive, no normal person would be seen dead in there.
Since he's after getting his act together, somewhat, trouble is, is drinking buddies weren't too happy with him leaving, especially some guy that would come in a play him for a $1000 in pool, the funny thing is Dave will never leave that place and will end up like his drinking buddies, anyways i get the message, he's not serious about life and i was making it too easy for him to live in the best part of town.
Now, the search is on, to find the right person that's excited about Fitzroy North and who's 'about the area', like me? In other news, i attended my neighbours party the other night, i knocked on the door and said,
'I talk to your cat more than i do to you people'This is true, the cat is 'Ralphie', and he's awesome, he's like a dog, he's got 10 meows, 7 of them are for food, everybody knows Ralphie.
Later on, some El Crazy was tearing the fence apart, from the outside, i told the neighbours
'It should have been me tearing the fence apart, i'm the neighbour, and they didn't invite me'
This has now been rectified, i will be invited all forthcoming parties, events, wedding's and funerals, hopefully not my own.
It looks like i will be hosting lots of couch surfers over Christmas too, it will make life a bit interesting, and the people come to me, too easy?
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
It's been a while since i posted anything there, if your me in 30 years time, well if your me and it's something i could highly recommend, i'd say, well done for living this much, December 2010 was one of the best days of you life all of them and what did you ask Santa Clause for Christmas.
What indeed? Not that i'd have to ask for anything, now that i'm not working and here comes the tricky part, listen up.
Now, i've decided to live a life of leisure, until i go home, home time is in February, then i go to MMalaysia, then Japan, hang out with the sister, before she gets officially hitched, and is entitled to half a farm some where in west Cork and then, i try and be normal (and why not it's been working well so far...this month) and got to the Roskilder festival (crowd roars)
What, what, what? You wonder, well wonder on dear pee-pol, i've made a (concise) decision to behave myself and live a very healthy life-style, oh, let me explain, i get up in the mornings, go for a run, come back, read what ever book i'm reading (some of them have no pictures!), and it's off to Yoga, maybe weights? Life is perfect.
So perfect, for a while i had a bit of an adverse reaction of going to the city, it felt like i was going to China? And why would you want to go there, when you could lie on your belly in one of many parks, and read books, books, and not be scanning pages or documents looking for information, no, no, no more. I'm off work for the next 8 months, all going well and assuming the tiger doesn't get out of the cage, the Celtic tiger has been kicked to death, i'm sure even the Chinese wouldn't want that sick boy.
Back to reading, are you reading this? It occurred to me 2 weeks ago, while hanging out in a park, 'Hey, i'm reading' and i was, i wasn't just scanning pages, i was reading all the words, i was thinking, 'Wow, this i s amazing' and it can only get better, i've been going on amazing bike rides, hanging out, going to the gym. Life is perfect, summer is here, i have couch surfers coming to hang out, the park up the road have great people and parties on the weekends, are you getting tired of reading this yet?
Coz, it just doesn't matter.
It all reminds me of when i was hanging out in our house in West Cork, i would wake up (that is important) have a cup of tea, walk to the village, get the newspaper, come back have a read, have lunch, go for a walk, come back have dinner, watch a movie, sleep and do it all again.
It occurred to me, 'Hey, i'm practicing for when i retire and that's ok by me' and i'm going to get really fit too!!
I'm ready for retirement, and i'm going to spend the next 8 months proving this, do you hear me!!
Monday, 15 November 2010
Bathrooms, bathrooms, it's all about the bathroom, it's not any kind of bathroom, but an outside room where the fine tunes were emitting from all 4 walls, maybe the ceiling? With the door, half (stuck) ajar, we have an open door policy, no door list all are welcome, and in they came, the club level/energy peaked with 5 in total attendance, with 4 out of the 5 people defiantly getting the good vibrations, club life, how bad?
On the way back Saturday night, we stopped in to order pizza, we were looking for the meat in the pizzas, couldn’t see any reference to any meet, the name of the shop might have been a 'bit of a clue' to us, 'Mr Vegetarian', you'd think? Back we went to calibrate the Dopamine levels in our system, making careful note to come back for the pizzas!!
If it was our task to 'Find the heart of a Saturday night', we were in the right place, we didn't need to go anywhere, it was like we were snowed in my liquid snow, and if you wet out in it, it was like getting a cold shower and being in the cold?
You following all of this?
'On a rainy day, sit back and relax'This we did, in Klub Kaos, and then we had a visitor, someone I met 2 months ago in Revolver, Dani.
No, did some kid fall off of his skateboard, future world champion skater, and now his mammy wont let him skate anymore, she says it's too dangerous, all the skating business!!
If the Klub continues to expand in the coming months, I might cook food and then put it on the plates, no bother at all, Jack Kerouac said that 'life is the road', how true, especially since I have furnished a lot of things in the house, from the road, many roads, some of them intersecting, maybe inter twining, interlocking, no? Heavens no!
Something i dont have to worry about finding out, i'll leave that to someone else, i'll leave it to someone else to worry about.
Got any recipes? Maybe a recipe for disaster? Something?
Friday, 12 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Tiger Woods at the Melbourne airport this morning
And some people are making a monkey out of him, I’m sort of outraged, in a monkey kind of way, and I do like eating banana’s (cool, eh?)
Time to get back on the donkey you rode in on buddy?
Funny, when I wrote Buster there, I got a flash back of Buster Keating, when he was a kid, he taught himself how to break his falls, a self taught stunt man, when he was on stage with his family, part of the routine involved throwing him, one time he fell down a flight of stairs, who saw it?
But Harry Houdini!!
Houdini’s response after watching him get up was, 'That was quite a Buster!', (meaning a fall) and the name stook, he was Buster Keating for that day on.
But movies in those days were made with Californian, Los Angeles Hollywood, types and not much has changed there.
The stunts in the early movies were crazy, you could tell they just did them, there is no way leading actors would be allowed do any of the stunts they did, some of them if they got it wrong, they were dead. I think i'll stick to my day job, thanks.
Monday, 8 November 2010
It's my world, my world, my world... sucker!
'Kieran, I know your travel style, your freestyle'Hmmm, maybe she was on to something? And now that I’ve been some where, done something and I have friends in these places, I’ll go back, Brazil of course being one of those places. Why not, i like them and the places too.
1, Your language
2, Your Culture
3, The land your from and your connection to it
Friday, 5 November 2010
'1960, what a year! I hear, they make condoms much better now, not that I would know.'
Torn between two lovers, feelin' like a fool
Lovin' both of you is breakin' all the rules
Torn between two lovers, feelin' like a fool
Lovin' you both is breakin' all the rules
A, Go home for the Crowded house ticket, did someone say have a smoke?
B, Get back to the city for the social club, drinks thing, have one or 2 drinks then
B, Go to the movie, movie ends with 2 minutes to get to the gig
C, Jump in a taxi and go to the gig
D, The Eagle wants to go for a drink afterwards, we'll just have to see about that, now wont we?
I put this in for no good reason, it's the Ken Kesey and the merry pranksters?
'Well fuck them, they can bloody well wait until another Shepherds pie shows up'
They, you say? 80,000 people, you have to laugh.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Look, Paris Hilton was seen trying to call me!!!
He's kissing that chick, and then she starts crying, it turns out she broke up with her boyfriend that day...
Oh, what exciting times we live in, I'm gonna do a Mick Jagger and paint it black and see how I go!
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
'The mission, if you choose to accept it....',It's from a show, somewhere from my child hood, don't expect me to be too specific here, I’ll promise you I wont make anything up, that's as close as I’ll get to telling the truth to you today.
(I just looked it up, VIA Google (Bless you google!!), it's from Mission Impossible)
And i'm reminded Bumble bee man, i saw the soap opera version of this guy in Ecuador.
Where do you get the idea you can just do whatever you want?
Monday, 1 November 2010
1, Self-Experimentation and Observation
2, Keep a Commonplace Book
je? (Don’t take yourself too seriously) sais
Put me in your belly!!
Flash back of someone on Saturday night, banging on about hating the term 'experimenting with drugs', I was thinking,
'Where are the parents?' If only the parents introduced the kids to cooking, they might experiment with eggs or dried fruit or the like? But that all I know about experimenting.Sorry if this isn't making any sense, my brain might be a bit fried from years of abuse?
1, I seem more controlled in every sense
2, Healthier and Fitter
3, Happier, more content, more optimistic.
4, I'm saving a small fortune!!
5, I have somewhat normal-er weekends now
6, I wake up earlier, because I got to sleep earlier, makes sense?
Point 2 of the list, Keep a Commonplace Book, well your reading it boys and girls.
Point 3 of the list, Que
je? (Don’t take yourself too seriously), in case you haven't figured it out by now, your reading that too Pee-pel. sais