Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holidays are Coming....

So now that that stupid essay and 'Out of The Bag' documentary is out of the way, and I'm excited about shooting in Donegal this weekend, I can finally relax and start looking forward to Christmas.

It's by far my favourite time of the year. I love the look and the sound of Christmas. The really dark days, but filled with beautiful colours of red and green. And every where you look is glittery white lights. It's so magical, it makes me stupidly happy and warm and fuzzy inside.

I love Grafton Street at Christmas.
And I love when Starbucks starts doing the red cups and Christmas drinks like eggnog latte and the red cherry one.

I love going home and spending time with my cousins, granny and granda, aunts and uncles who I almost never get to see during the year. I love the build up to Christmas, helping mum with the preparations and choosing presents for my friends.
I love Christmas day, and Christmas Dinner. Getting too stuffed to move after was is so lovely, but of course you still can fit in dessert. Christmas Night is probably my favourite time of the entire year, and have some of my greatest memories from Christmas nights. It's a night of family, friends and tradition. For the last number of years all my family, cousins, grandparents come to my house, and we all sit in the sitting room having the bantz together. When enough alcohol has been consumed the guitars and pianos kick in and we all have sing songs and such a good laugh.

I'm very excited for this year cause I get to see my two best friends:
Michelle McColgan (who is studying in Bordeaux, France, haven't seen her since early September)

and of course Michelle Rice (who is studying in Dundee, Scotland and haven't seen since my birthday in September)

Here's a pic of the three of us last Christmas:

So yeah, can't wait for Christmas - 32 days!! which means like 25ish until I see my best friends. I'm actually really excited to get out of this fucking city. (never thought I'd say that. ever. keep it on the DL.) Anyway I'll leave you with more excitement than you can even handle (The 90s Classic one)


Monday, November 8, 2010

THIS is Donegal.

Below is a photo of a guy on a night out in Donegal. So lets just point out, he's clearly gay. But people have been commenting on the photo, and arguing for three months about it.
The homophobic, narrow-minded, backward, uneducated and fucked up comments make so angry. This is not okay. This is the exact attitude gay people from the country have to put up with.

I know most people have it difficult at some stage, but Jesus Donegal just takes the piss. I know some people are trying to defend the guy, but its just a joke! I had to get it out.


I'm from the most homophobic part of the WORLD is it? Grand.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

So eh, took this photo last night at Paramore, right?. Now, for about 30 minutes previous to it, I was struggling not to faint because of the heat, and being squished against the barrier. I literally had to beg the security guards not to take me out. I gave Sinead my camera to take photos, then when Pressure was on, right as Hayley went to lie down on the monitor and took it, without flash or anything.

BAM. it's been posted everywhere all over the internet, like 1000s of comments, on different blogs and what not. SUCESS!!

Straight after I took this photo went back into my coma of dizziness and blacking out. Totes was Elaine, she said she's gonna help me with my photography last time I talked to her :P
(Oh, and for the record, I eventually fainted, standing up, being held on my feet by the mass of people around me, then woke up and was totally fine, haha!)

So, cherry on top of the best day of my life really. (Got to meet them again, and got front row, and had SO much fun!) And I had a great weekend Producing a film, it went so well. Someone deflate me before I get an ego....


Thursday, November 4, 2010


It's about time I introduced you all to the one, the only: Michelle Rice.

This is us aged 17 after getting piercings together in Derry to celebrate her birthday.

This is a photo I took of Michelle at this years Gay Prom in Dublin.

This is a photo I took of Michelle in Summer 2010. We dyed her hair, drank wine and took photos, using my desk lamp to light it. This is what our friendship consists of on the regular :)

She's really dumb and went to uni in scotland, so we Skype a lot. She drink's a lot. I drink a lot. Sorry liver.

Michelle got me hooked on menthol cigarettes. Sorry lungs.

She's a wee nerd. But i love her!
Aye. This is her! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This Band. This Saturday.

Everyone knows I'm obsessed with Paramore, they're my fav band ever. ever.
Words cannot describe how stoked I am for the gig in the o2, Dublin this saturday.

Here's my and Megan having a laugh with them last December in the o2.

Can't wait to see the wife, Hayley. Look at her doing her thang.
She's actually so gorgeous!