Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

As I seem to have fallen into something of a rut in terms of oozing sarcasm, this will be a relatively short post.

So we've come to the big Oireachtas weekend. I'm pretty scared...three months is a long time to have gone without playing a feis and jumping into the biggest weekend of the year is pretty nerve-wracking. I'm really nervous!

I'd write more, but I should probably go and practice. With luck, I'll have many more emotions to report about AFTER the Oireachtas...my posts of late have lacked that chock-full-o-rage sentiment that is so endearing to so many. I hadn't thought I'd changed much since entrance day, but perhaps I have: I've lost my bitterness and anger. Sad, terribly sad....it was so charming.

Slainte to all!

Ryan

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Still here!

Hi all,

Sorry I've not written in a few days. I've had an incessant cough that has pretty well sapped my energy. Besides, I've been practicing for the Big O that begins TWO WEEKS from today.

On the whole, there's not much to report. I just saw a picture taken of me just over a year ago and I'm absolutely horrified by how much hair I've lost. It's really pathetic. I'm thinking that I'm going to try to regrow it using ancient and forbidden Jesuit hair-regrowth tricks. I reckon it's like using the Force, but even more powerful. If it works, I'll start clinics where we teach the technique and then I'll have infomercials featuring me and my testimonial. I'll try to post the old picture later today.

Well, that's about it. I have a few more treble jigs to learn today and four more slip jigs. Perhaps a reel or two....that should do it, I guess.

Hope all is well with everyone and, for many of you, I can't wait to see you at the Oireachtas!

Ryan

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