Friday, 30 October 2009

Have You Ever Poisoned A Fellow Employee?

It's been two years now since I decided to become totally self-employed.
And you know, it's one of my better decisions.
I really like what I do, and have found more and more outlets for my 'talent'!
Which means more money!

The one thing I hope never I have to sit through again is an interview! (Job Interview) (They can interview me for the press all they like!)

Sweet mother of jeebus, but interviews fucked my head!

So here's to being one's own boss.

It comes highly recommended by ME!

(I think I should get a bonus this week!)

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Our Town

It's been getting a lot of bad talk lately.
This little town of mine.
But it's home to me.
And all the other good folk here.
And we love it.
But the drug selling cunts are trying to take over.
Like so many towns all over the world.
And we don't fucking like it!

So FUCK YOU miserable shits who are bringing the place down!
This is our town.
This is my town!
This is where our kids live.
And they can do just fine without you bastards!
So Why don't you cunts just fuck off!
'Cos we're all just fuckin' sick to the teeth with ya!
Take yer drugs and guns and just FUCK OFF!


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I, Me, To The Croon!

I'm getting to that age, and the voice is , in my oppinion, coming of age.
For this is the type of song that gives Map most pleasure to sing these days.
Oh I can still rock, like the best, and I like it.
But This stuff gives me tingles!
Move over Mons. Buble!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

We're So Pretty, Oh So Pretty, We're Vampires!

We used to be such a pretty Boyband!

International Wedding Band Of The Year Awards 2009

(Image created by Jimmy. Yes, he has too much time on his hands!)

Faither Time has not been kind to us!

Kids, let this be a lesson to you all!
This is what happens from too many hard women and too much loose drugs!

(The jackets are holding up surprisingly well though!)

An early 'Happy Halloween' to one and all!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Our Andy (And Our Paul)

When we were kids our Dad used to tell us that Andy was our cousin.
We all loved Andy.

I hope to one day shake this man's hand.
(I think you might like this Pon.)

Friday, 23 October 2009

Sorry, really sorry!

So, I made the first move, rang him, stated my case as it was, took my stand.
I was very nice, but business like.
He was so apologetic, it was almost sad.
He backed down, but I let him off the hook, let him save face.
End story, the ball is now firmly in my court!
I like!
So, sometimes the small guy does win!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

You Want Me To What?

I hate when people who think they have 'power' try to control me.
Someone is trying to manipulate me.
For their own gain, and I don't like it.
We had an agreement, and now he realises he can make more profit from me if he, in my opinion, 'fucks me about'!
It's not a big deal, no-one will die!
But if I don't agree to his new terms I will lose money, which in these times, makes choices hard.
But this is my first deal with the guy, and I feel if I back down now..well!

So I'm taking a stand.

He's not the only deal in town.

And I AM the MAP!


I think he probably is! :¬)

Let's see how it pans out eh?

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


Myself and the Youngest STILL get a kick out of this.

The rest of the clan don't!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Lake Journey

Today was one of those rare weekend days.
The kids all had plans which didn't involve us being taxi drivers.
Which meant meself and Herself had the day to ourselves.
And as I didn't have a gig tonight (another rarity on a Saturday), we decided to take off in the car.
No destination, no return time, no clock!
Just got in the car and drove.
Two mins later.. traffic jam!
Turn car around and head in the other direction.
We ended up driving all the way round Lough Derg.
Taking in four counties as we did with a few lovely stops on our journey.
The weather was just fantastic.
We had a wonderful walk in a forest, I'm sure we must have been the only people around for miles!
And a sumptuous lunch was enjoyed right under the boat in the picture above.
We had the place almost to ourselves.
As we watched the Munster rugby team beat the hell out of Treviso on Sky sports.
(It was a home match, hence the traffic jam!)
A Day for chatting, and listening, a day for ourselves.
And it was great.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

A Star Is Bought.

So, we went to the local, as is our wont on a Thursday evening.
And got 5 gigs from the manager.
And while we was there,
I gets a phone call from another venue.
And we gets another 4 gigs from them.
All in all, a good night out.
And this is all while we was havin' a night out.
And having Guinness, by the pint mind you.
And without advertising even.
My fame doth preceed me.
And me modest into the bargain.
What the fuck, they know talent when they see it!
Did I say modest too?
Of course I did!

If I don't push me, who the hell is gonna?

What a star!

I had such joy singing this song today!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Camp Rock

So, tomorrow is day one.
It's back to the gym.
Back to some sort of normality.
That's the plan anyway!


Just back from the gym!
Got a big 'welcome back' from my trainer.
Just waiting for the pain to kick in!!

Day 1 down.


Saturday, 10 October 2009


She was the other Mother.
When our Mother couldn't be there.
She was the other mother to many.
When other mothers were not around.
She was the best big sister.
She was the best friend.
The best listener.
She had the best wit.
The best laugh.
The best shoulder to cry on.
She taught me how to sew a button on my shirt.
She was a friend to many.
She had time for everone.
She trusted everyone.
She always left a key in the front door!
My sister was the most loving person I have ever known.
I miss Helen so much, it breaks my heart.
But I am getting back.
I am coming back, slowly.
I am .
I have to.
And it lightens my heart so much to know that my pal Jimmy is on the mend.This news really cheers me.
So here's a glass to my lovely Sister.
And a glass to Jimmy.


Thursday, 1 October 2009


I might be back soon.

I might not be back for a while.

Slan leat, go raibh maith agat.

xxx... . . . . . .

I Will be back, just getting my stuff together.