Here we are. The eve of the final of Russia 2018. Croatia and France will meet in Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, at 18:00 local time, 16:00 Irish time, and 10:00 Chicago time. The World Cup Final. The culmination of years of qualifiers, play-offs, training, and the competition itself. There's not a huge level of surprise … Continue reading Croatia -v- France
D’ya remember when Father Ted first came on the tele. It was on Channel 4, which annoyed me simply because I was very protective of Ireland, over Britain. Why did they have to air “our show?” I was a teenager, and that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. Well the show took Ireland, and … Continue reading Father Ted
The opposite list is here. If I were home in Ireland 🇮🇪, I would appreciate: A real dairy milk A 99 Galaxy chocolate Blackcurrant Chewits Strawberry Chewits McCambridge's brown bread Dairygold Tayto cheese and onion Chips from the chipper on The Kilbarrack Road Curry Chips too Oasis - The clothing store Vera Moda - The … Continue reading Crap I Prefer From Home
The opposite list is here. Stuff I prefer here 🇺🇸 than at home: Jujy Fruits Milk Duds DOTS Ben & Jerry's Automatic Cars - I know they exist at home, but no one drives them. Everyone back home is a stick-shift snob. I was too. Screw that. Automatics are so much easier. Basements Central Air … Continue reading Crap I prefer in Chicago \ The U.S.
So Paddy's Day. Not St. Patty's Day. Not Patty's Day. Do you know anyone called Patrick? Do they go by Patty? Well neither did St. Patrick! And if you do know a Patrick, and call him Patty, stop for God's sake! Green beer. If you're Irish you don't need to drink dyed beer. If you're … Continue reading Lá fhéile Pádraig daoibh