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Fun to be had...

I've just been to our parish school's fundraiser, an Irish Huili. It was just at the local Village Hall and we had a heap of fun. After the skits, we had the 2-man band Finn McCool. After such a series of crappy days, it was so neat just to dance wildly with lots of good friends, sing Irish songs loudly, laugh a lot at the little plays we did (luckily I was in the first one so I could enjoy all the rest) and just have a really great time. Now it's nearly one in the morning and I guess I'd better go to bed.

I'll find out how Christy got on at her 'semi-formal' tomorrow as she is staying the night with friends. Mass in the morning. And then I guess it's schoolwork and all that. At least the house is halfway tidy. And we have a heap of food that I didn't get round to using this evening.

So things are feeling okay in the Takahe household. Even my boss popped in this afternoon to say hi as she was passing (I had some of my senior girls here helping Christy and her friends get ready - one girl is half PNG and we had to decide what to do with her incredible gorgeous springy afro hair), and I am feeling better about my life in a school than I did on Friday *snort*! I had to miss my writing course for the first time last Saturday because of Catholic Character Review and soccer Prizegiving, and that really hurt. But I just can't fit writing in this term. I'm weighed down under a 'why bother' kind of frame of mind. Maybe the holiday break will fix that, huh!! I'm re-reading The Bone People. It sucks me in and holds me. I know a lot of people hated it, but it has something I can't let go of. I wish I could write something that did that to others. Something powerful. But it's not really my style. Not just now. I write without that kind of pretension. And it is a kind of pretension, her style. Well, I think it is. So maybe I do like what I write. I dunno, too much sipping of wine and dancing with great men - and women - to think too deeply, or even at all OMG! G'night.


Sep. 23rd, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Economy & Global Meltdown - What Lies Ahead?
I am getting more and more worried about the economy and global meltdown.

The more things change the more they remain the same. The fundamental challenges we face today have changed little since Chaucer penned his observations on life and distilled them in a set of tales. In the modern city of Canterbury University Students analyse and dissect the meanings conveyed in texts set in that very locale in the 1300’s.

Youngsters face today’s Jekyll and Hyde society not knowing that the Constants remain; love, betrayal, desire, fear. Each story conveys a lesson as we study for our degree in the University of Life, the big diploma mill of which we are all Alumni. We sit grinning like Cheshire cats, thinking we have all the answers.

We call it a success when we pollute our atmosphere shooting down our own Satellite USA 193, Market Street Credibility is our preferred accreditation and recognition from our peers and fellow consumers, we Poison our Planet for Profit. Banks have crashed before and remember – you can’t eat money.

Globalization has consequences. Everything we do has consequences, even something simple like buying firewood. The Oregon ODA advises not to obtain anything from out-of-state because of all the insects and diseases it might carry. That is just a relatively local issue. Imagine all the things that are carried around the world each day – each hour. We must protect our future, just as we should remember our past. All over the world, From the UK to the USA and the Seychelles to Egypt, still, yes, STILL, there is no REAL alternative to fossil fuels.

Are we all going to purgatory in a wheelbarrow telling each other stories to pass the time? Sometimes I wonder!

Sorry guys, I had a long day and feel sick of the world. Rant Over!
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
Re: Economy & Global Meltdown - What Lies Ahead?
Who on earth are you, operating out of Israel??



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