Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."- Albert Einstein
Archive for June, 2013
Even Heathcliff Smiles … Sometimes
*Heart melting noises*
Brave Souls Date Writers
People who date writers are brave, for they know that before, during, and after a relationship they can be exposed in a future story. Or in most cases today, on blogs, digital diaries, or social media networks.
Anyone ever see Sex and the City? Each episode consists of Carrie Bradshaw writing relationship articles filled with sex talk and lessons learned. The most appropriate episode to mention here is “Politically Erect,” where Carrie dates a politician and he eventually tells her that he gets off when women pee on him.
Carrie does everything she possibly can to avoid having to do this and eventually tells him that it’s something she is not willing to do … ever. The politician gently breaks up with her as though it was not because she embarrassed him by refusing to take part in his fantasy but because his campaign said it wasn’t such a good idea to date a sex columnist so close to the election. So what does Carrie do? She publishes an article right before the election, titled To Pee or Not to Pee, That Is the Question.
See what I mean? The man knew she wrote about relationships for a living. I mean, come on, man! Fortunately, I’ve never come across a situation like that, however, in any relationship there are always little secrets that make for an interesting, and oftentimes amusing, story after a relationship ends.
Luckily for my exes, I am respectful enough to save them for my fiction stories.
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."- William Butler Yeats
I met up with a family I’ve known since junior high school and they helped me get a great spot for the shows. I was the first one to catch the green beads Dublin 5 tossed and my friend’s dad gave me the T-shirt he caught from Gaelic Storm. I can’t remember the last time I went to a concert, and it was definitely my first time at an Irish concert.
I was slightly obsessed with the two female fiddlers.
After this first experience, I plan to make this a yearly event. Small bands consisting of guitar, bass, and drums only will never be the same for me after all the unique instruments I heard that night!
My favorite Gaelic Storm song so far:
And then there’s this classic they did from Titanic: