Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Irish for a day

Yesterday was fun - and filled with Guinness.

I am not Irish, but rather, Scottish - and full of Scottish-like qualities. For instance, I have been known to toss a few logs... and run around in a skirt. Hmm. Anyway, yesterday I faked like I was Irish to spend some time with a few friends and take a day off to continue my descent into full alcoholism.

Above is an image snapped by the local cooler than cool newspaper Des Moines Juice - Matt had to lie about his age or our pic would have been dumped in the "too old to care" pile. Dan, Matt and I were at Sully's (just down the street from my house) doing shots and downing very expensive pints (plastic cups) of Guinness.

Afterwards, I was treated to an incredible English breakfast at the Loy's home (Dublin and Jill were there too) and from there we spent the day drinking at my place and playing Guitar Hero. Brian and Matt came over for most of the day - Matt took a bit to learn... but he finally came around. Then the Loy's stopped in for some Guitar Hero fun - that was cool.

In the end, around 6:30 at night, I was in a lot of pain. My old bones just can't booze it up like I used to.

This just in today - Anthony Minghella, director of "The English Patient" - "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - "Cold Mountain" etc., has passed away at age 54!!

He was very talented (though is Oscar winner "Patient" left me cold) and will be missed. I am interested in hearing the information around his death.



Kern said...

Man, I hear you about not being able to put it down like I used to. I think I learned my lesson the hard way at Kern Returns '06.

I, too, was quite sad to hear about Minghella. I was going to write something up, but I may just do a dual piece talking about him and Arthur C. Clarke's death. It's a bad week to be a fan of anything it seems, be it music, film, or books as we've lost someone from every group.

Also, on a final note, I am quasi-ashamedly a Guitar Hero person. The only problem is that I rock so hard that I sweat through my clothes, which is why I normally play at home in my underpants.

Wait, what?

Damfino said...

You need to post that Guitar Hero picture... with the sweat pouring off.


Kern said...

Doesn't the internet have enough wank material? I'm afraid I'd become just another anonymous pretty face and ass in the binary flotsam and jetsom we call the internet.

On second thought, I'll consider it...