Monday, June 16, 2008

Bloomsday 16 June

Elvis the mime

An acrobatic way to enjoy your drink.

This weekend saw the world street performers championships in Merrion square,,all for free. Some great comical lines and 2, 2 hour shows as well magicicans jugglers acrobats all competing.
Not far away there was a taste of Ireland e25 plus you had to pay for most of the snacks, but the rain stayed away for most of the day.

Not far away from that Leonard Cohan delighted fans with 3 concerts in Kilmanham.
A man of 70 + years he serinaded his fans for 2 1/2 hours+, not one had a bad word.
Once more the promoters and the Garda counted the taxis out of the equation, they would not let us pick up and banged on the roof if we tried to stop.
I picked up 10 times or more at Heuston station..All old rockers in their 60s or 70s.
So "the sisters of mercy they are not departed or gone"

I think this is to be our future, we will be like sharks looking for a shipwreck.

Today is the day Dublin remembers James Joyce...
In his novel Ulysses Leopold Bloom sets out for a day through the city.
If you visit the city you can join in the celebrations here
Straw hatted gentlemen and ladies in flowery dresses paraded themselves through the streets today.

I had one extraordinary fare the other day.
I was in Westmorland St in the middle of the road and I noticed a black lady crossing the road. As she passed in front of the car she got in "O'Connell St". Now that was 300 meters. "I am tired I can't walk any more..I have a problem....
My brother died in Mali and I am trying to buy a ticket home for his funeral....There is a place in O'Connell St. Budget travel,they might be able to help me".

They sell holidays, I said you need to go on the internet and book it there.
I don't have a credit card and my husband won't let me use his, he is my brother and I need to be there. She showed me an envelope supposedly full of money she got from the credit union.

As I said the trip was only a couple of hundred yards, so I did not have loads of time to think..All I could suggest is that she find out the cost of the flight on the internet..Then go to the central post office where she could buy a voucher which can be spent over the internet...She got out.
I picked up someone else as she got out, by the time I got to Parnell Square I thought of A1 travel in D'Oleer St who specialise in long haul flights.

Perhaps in my twisted taxi driver mind I suspected a fiddle of some kind, but then taxi drivers don't need to carry credit cards.
One problem with this game is you only catch one end or the other end of a situation, it would be great if you could follow the story on.


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