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IrishAyes

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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,018

About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

Reminds me of Pat Robertson(?) complaining about one of the TeleTubbies.

Nothing much in the world scares me as much as the fundies. Totally dangerous.

That's about the best horse picture I've ever seen.

Basically I wish health and happiness to everyone. For myself, I'd love to finish fixing my house in time to enjoy it that way for a long, long time. Then it goes to charity when I no longer need it... when I slip my surly bonds and so forth. Other than that, I'm amazed at how much less it takes to content me than even a few years ago. I still pine after Liam Neeson now and then, but otherwise.... so long as I can stay out of the hospital or nursing home or jail or debt and I have a secure roof over my head with enough to eat and read and people to talk to when I want, and my dogs are well and happy, the rest can wait. I do admit to having finally bought an Amanna dishwasher earlier this month, and then a nice Frigidaire stove a few days ago... both on terrific sale, of course.

As wise counselors are prone to tell budding techies these days,

"Don't worry about what kids call you today. In a few years they'll be calling you Boss."

Still, I understand what you're saying. Sometimes a thought pops into my head from over half a century ago, and I wonder, where did that come from? Unfinished business, I guess. But I know one thing, I'm actually happier in my late 60's than I was as a youngster. Or more confident or patient. Or something, can't be sure what. It's just better, that's all.

When I finally at long last DO get Netflix,

I plan to pig out on Lost. Loved that show so much. Big Emmerson fan. Sometimes it concerns me how I could be so riveted by Ben, but there it is. Maybe I've never completely given up Bad Boys.

I love foreign movies; often prefer them.

After all these years I'm still a Fellini freak.

Well, I've got a green thumb, and I could overwinter them; but right now I can't afford to.

I bought one of those; never thought about putting it on a cast iron pan though.

I don't have a woodstove, just a dual fuel floor heater that will take care of the whole house if I need it to. The iron pan would make the eco fan kick on sooner, wouldn't it? Thanks!

My single belated contribution to the list:

Keep a dog or two and then you'll never have leftover food to waste, and you'll always have a pressing need for plastic bags if you keep a tidy, hygienic yard. I used to have a Doggy Doolie but the JRT loves to dig too much. On the other hand, no moles or rabbits either.

There's nowhere here to buy bulk shelled peanuts

But I plan to grow the giant, heirloom African kind this spring. The plants are beautiful too.

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

Unfortunately, you'd need to release Mouse a good half mile away to make sure he didn't return. Remember, he knows how to get IN your house.

Most people wouldn't want to use my favorite anti-pest method which only works out in the country. I always encouraged people to let me know when they found non-poisonous snakes around, because I wanted to put them under my house. The snakes, not the people. If you're not afraid of snakes - I think a Rosey Boa is beautiful - you'll never have to worry. In the desert I had bunches of king snakes, which also kept the rattlers away.

But where I live now, even though the town's tiny and rural, in 8 years I haven't seen a single snake anywhere. They might be here, but I haven't found any.
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