Friday, January 08, 2010

Would the Catholic Heritage peeps please go away

Since I posted my last blog over a year ago, I have deleted at least 3 comments from the catholic heritage people asking me to link to their blog ( The first time, I ignored them. The second time, I was a bit irritated that they were back for more. The third time, I got shirty and commented on my blog and theirs and sent them an email asking them to leave me and my blog in agnostic peace.

This time I'm properly pissed off. I'm trying very hard to restrain myself and not say what I really want to say. So, for the last time, before I report you to the Blogger Boss as a pestulant pain in the arse, would you people leave me the hell alone? I'm very pleased that you are so proud of your Catholicism and that your faith is so important to you: but it's not that big a deal to me, I don't want to wave my religious colours from the mast and if I had wanted to link to your blog I'd have done it by now.

This is your final warning, before I start googling satanic stuff all over the internet and posting it on your blog... see how you like inappropriate and unsolicited comments yourselves. Now, go away. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The family that run together...

Not sure that I believe it happened, even though I was there and I saw it. Conor ran a half-marathon with me last weekend. Without any proper training. It was a really difficult course but he did it. And he suggested we go back next year and do it again. I think he might be broken!

(Check out the elevation on this!)

I finished in 2:17:56 (an improvement on my last attempt and this was definitely a tougher run), with Conor right behind me on 2:18:01. Yeay us!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Check me out! (again)

OK, so I tried to embed the map of yesterday's training run directly into a post, but MapMyRun's new mapping tool sucks a bit. They've had some vaguely worded feedback to this effect. Let's see if it actually makes a difference.

Anyway, failing that, here's a link to the map, if you can be bothered to follow it. (Just make sure to change the units back to kilometers - another pain in the arse with the new MmR is that it all defaults to miles.) You'll see how wonderfully well my training is coming on. Not sure if I'm going to be ready for the marathon at the end of October, but the half-marathon in September will be a cake walk!

By the way, can I just mention that running up the Captain's Hill in Leixlip is a bastard - but I beat it!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Check me out!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

So, in 2002, a mysterious plague wipes out every last mammal on the planet Earth with a Y chromosome. Except Yorick (he's a dude) and Ampersand (his pet monkey). With the joint purpose of finding his girlfriend/fiancée Beth (last heard of somewhere in the Australian outback) and discovering the reason for his immunity to the plague, Yorick joins forces with Agent 355 and Dr Alison Mann, along with a bunch of crazy Amazons, some astronauts, a varied cast of regulars and other villagers and idiots, to entertain us for 9 mighty volumes. Volume 10 is due to be released in a couple of days...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dr Horrible's Finger Up Hollywood's Ass

If you haven't seen this yet, go look now. If you want to watch for free, you've only got until midnight on July 20th (I'm not sure what timezone though!). Acts 1 and 2 are currently available and hilarously funny; Act 3 will come on-line on Saturday.


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Global Frequency by Warren Ellis

A really neat idea, this... One thousand and one ordinary people, linked by the extraordinary Miranda Zero - each one of them an expert at something, and each one of them needed to help save the world in their own way. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jack of Fables (vol. 1 and 2) by Bill Willingham

These stories pick up the tale of Jack, a Fable who having stolen from the Fable-community was banished into the "Mundy" (mundane) world. He's a total dick. Which is probably why he is such a good character. I don't think these are as good as the original stock, but they're entertaning enough so if Con buys anymore of them, I'll read them.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Lucifer (vol. 1 to 11) by Mike Carey

These volumes pick up the tale of Lucifer Morningstar from when he left his kingdom of Hell in the capable administrative hands of the angels Remiel and Duma (in Neil Gaiman's masterpiece, the Sandman). On the whole, this is fan-freaking-tastic, BUT (and I promise I'm not giving anything away here) given story's trajectory, there is really no other way that it can end and that's a pity. Sometimes, I wish these things could go on forever, but I suppose they wouldn't be as good then. Let's just say that there's no fear of Lucifer jumping the shark, even though he could if he wanted to!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

No Raspberry Berets

Wow, it's been a long time since I blogged! I guess I've been busy. I'm probably going to do some retrospective book reviews - I've read a good few in the past 3 months, although nothing from my 'Coming soon...' list.

Some good news, we got tickets for Monday night's Prince concert in Croke Park. Yeay!
Some bad news, the gig was cancelled last Thursday. Boo!

I'll give a proper update on what's been going on for the past few months later too, when I've more time. Just couldn't leave the blog as it was for another day.