(15:31:20) anyaburd: saddam hussein looks like santa
(15:32:34) anyaburd: HE DOES HE HAS A REAL BIG WHITE BEARD AND HE LOOKS ALL OLD AND SAD
(15:32:44) anyaburd: and he’s an evil dictator, obviously
Saddam was caught today.
I have spent this weekend in Cavan, visiting Aine’s parents (Jimmy and Pat @ ballyconnell.bog). I spent all day saturday working in the kitchen with Princess Finnegan, making tuna (toona) sandwiches, and chicken sandwiches. Aine’s relatives are all from the border counties, and needed a constant supply of tae to keep up with their republican activities. I met many many small children. Some were nice. Others were not nice, and decided to do things like fall over. And hit their head. On the corner or the coffee table. And get a big bruise. While I was ‘keeping on eye’ on the little bugger. And then cry. Loud. So everyone comes running. And thinks that I am some kind of King of Pop that might throw a baby over a balcony. Áine iced the cake in a most professional manner, as you will see in the cake photographs. I was very impressed (used to work in bakery, y’know).
I got to see Aine’s BIGGUSTEST SWING IN THE WURLD. It is indeed the largest pendulum known to man, and I would never advocate attaching small children to it.
I was in Cavan for Aine’s sister Jenny’s 21st birthday. (Note nested apostrophes - I was going to parenthesise it because I am not sure of the apostrophe operator’s precedence). there were many, many relatives there. Most of Jenny’s friends arrived on time and sober. The rest all arrived late and drunk. They had stopped the car at the pub, got drunk, and driven on up to the house. Where they got more drunk and drove on to Ballyconnell. Dignity, always digninty. In the pub in Ballyconnell the republicans were out in force, thisd time selling An Phoblacht, but they were not as annoying and the socialists in Dublin selling their propanganda. Áine took her sister Shona to the pub for the first time. The two of them are so god damn like the same person. You say to them you want ice-cream? - both of them say yes! How in the hell?! That’s it, They’re twins!