Gift Ideas for Men / Boyfriends / Husbands

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If you’re on a small budget, always go with thoughtful. Spending lots of money is much too easy, showing the person you know them and you care and you’ve been listening is what’s more important.

I work with, so i am biased in suggesting this, but we sell great mens boots (among other things for great men) and we can help pick you out a pair for the right reasons.

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Arghghghrharg – Mr. Quinn – This is not ok.

I like paying taxes. I think it’s cool. It means every hour i work, something goes back into our country as a whole. Maybe a couple os less than productive rogues slip through the social welfare net and get more than they should but overall, i’m glad i pay taxes. In theory.

But i think this piece from the Irish Times is important to take note of. I’m happy to pay taxes for cool stuff like hospitals and roads and arts funding and social welfare. But this guy! THIS GUY! The cheek. The out and out cheek.

Read here –

So what do we do? Personally i’d quite like to get a say in what happens our assets that we own that he bought us with our money. Like a bold child robbing money out of his mam’s purse to buy sweets. Multiplied by €455 million. Therefore punishment also =  Naughty step multiplied by 455million.

It’s nothing to joke about but it’s a difficult situation to get my head around. As a non violent person.

The Stability / Fiscal Treaty – Vote Yes or Vote No?

When it comes to politics and voting i always feels like i missed the first half of whatever happened and as a result don’t have a notion what’s going on. And then there’s the language and terminology involved. I could be reading for a week.

I was compelled to begin research to help me decide by one poster in particular. It vaguely states ‘Secure Ireland’s future, vote yes.’ That got me right bothered because the statement you’d be voting yes to doesn’t mean anything. If there’s one thing i’m certain of it’s that the future is secured – it might be a bleak one, it might be a great one – but the future is undoubtedly, 100% going to happen.

Issues with vague statements aside. Here’s some info to help you decide:

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Things to Do in Dublin Tonight 8 May 2012


great stuff to do in dublin tonight may 8 2012

There is something very lovely and interesting going on in Dublin tonight. The MGM or monthly general meeting, curated by Nial Conlon and Shane Langan, has been running for a few months. I’ve been to them all i think and each time it’s such a unique experience that i can’t miss the next one.

The thing about it that doesn’t change (so far anyways) is the atmosphere. It feels like home though i can’t put my finger on why. It is just quiet, new or small enough to feel like you’re part of something that great things may spring out of and it’s open enough to have no pretentiousness about it. It feels like the little beating heart of something bigger and innately good. And you feel good for touching base with it. Like checking you still have a pulse. Quiet, gentle and humble but very important for your wellbeing.

I had a massive dilemma about whether to write about it or not. I kind of like it the way it is and fear that telling too many people about it may result in it’s destruction or change. Then I realised i am not in primary school anymore and this is a silly way to think. I think you should go. Bring an attitude of respect and niceness. I will try to also. I was a bit disruptive during the poetry last month – apologies. In hindsight i would have put me in the dána corner.

To find out more follow them on Twitter – @MonthlyGM or just turn up at the Legal Eagle tonight at 8pm. It’s free.

Have a good week,


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Dublin Dance Festival – It’s actually going to be awesome

Contemporary Dance can come across as pretentious and annoying. Much like most art :) But Dublin Dance Festival is making such an excellent effort to change this perception. Yay. They’ve made it look fun and inviting. And i want to go see stuff. And i am prone to thinking that contemporary dance is just people repeatedly wriggling in some muted coloured leggings and a top. Sigh. So this is big.

The promo makes me happy and makes me go ‘wow – i want to see that’ in equal measures. Poifect.

Dublin Dance Festival – What I’ll be going to see

I’ve decided to go to two performances. Here’s what they are and why i’m going. It seems like they’re both going to be full of wonderful lovely magicness.

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Marley the Film – Review – Peace, Love & Unity

So, much to my disappointment ‘Marley’ was not the prequel to Marley & Me but it is nevertheless worth seeing. There’s lots of dead legends and i think i have preconceived notions about who they were, often based on the very little i know about them. I used to think i was intuitive person but have slowly come to realise i like to combine massive generalisations with a vivid imagination. So learning more is always good.

Bob Marley the Film & Illustration

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Best Places To Eat in Dublin – La Dolce Vita

Best Places To Eat Dublin - La Dolce Vita, Restaurant and Wine Bar

The Queen of Tarts in Dublin, which has two locations, has become famous for their good food, amazing cakes, beautiful atmosphere and sweet atmosphere. But next door the the Cow’s Lane Queen of Tarts is an inconspicuous looking restaurant called La Dolce Vita. There is nothing striking about it’s exterior next to the bright red busy-ness of Queen of Tarts, but as soon as you walk in the door it smells like great Italian cheese and home and it’s laid back, the staff are chilled out in a way that makes you feel totally at home there and you will wonder how you weren’t always here.

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