Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Last day of May
Dusk on Dublin bay
Entrance to the Beggars Bush barracks
This wonderful flower opened up this week in our house, the plant is well over 100 years old,
Wow today I had an enchanted day.
I diverted from my normal routine and I started to click, a run to the airport with a Swedish guy and a run back to Kilmainham Hilton with a whiz kid bass player.
I think 4 times it happened that one person got out and I picked up again within 5 minutes, this is unheard of good luck.(Did Euromillions)
After lunch I had the same good luck.
I went to the port to Irish Ferries and just missed the people coming off the boat.
Then I spotted some people at the Stenna line so I drove over.
No one flinched when I pulled up.
I hate to behave like some sort of Pimp so I turned the wheel to drive away when one of the women stopped me.
Her story was that the last time she came over her boat ticket brought her to the bus station, she had no euro only sterling and the bus driver would not let her on to the bus.
So she had been stuck there for over an hour with her daughter.
So I loaded them up and brought them to the Statoil garage at the port where Euro was taken from the bank machine. She was going to Limerick and I told her that only a few euro more she should go directly to the train station, saving time and money.
I cut her a deal as they had started badly.
That Stenna line operation will have no luck.
Surely it would make sense to bring them into town and let them pay on arrival rather than leave them stranded.
Such is life.
Then I picked up a lady who works in the movies, as it transpired.
I asked her if she knew the actress Britta Smith, "She was a good friend" she said, after a few more sentences I said to her. Did you say was?.
Yes she died of cancer 4 years ago, didn't you know?
I had spent 2 days working with her around 12 years ago, a really wonderful lady RIP
Come on boys and girls this is no dress rehearsal.
Live your life to its fullest.
On the radio last weekend Marian Finucane spoke with Dr.Gary O'Toole
You can listen to the programme here it is very interesting.
The main part of the show was taken up with how he fought for years to uncover a pedophile ring which was operating in the Irish swimming board.
If you have children it is important that you give it a careful listen to.
It also explained how the abusers operated in spite of all effort to have it stopped and how the courts failed him in the end.
Magill magazine THEN published the story in the end hoping he would sue them.
If the story was lies he would have been well compensated IF HE SUED THEM, he didn't sue which proved his guilt.
A certain young Billionaire Internet whiz kid who recently got married is in Italy, so I hear.
It is alleged that he went into a restaurant and had a pasta meal,nothing wrong there.
The bill was €32 and it is said that he paid it leaving no tip.
He could spend €1 million a day for the rest of his life and still not spend it all before he dies.