Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Very Sad Donkey

I began my third last blogpost with the Enid Blytonesque exclamation, “What a fabulous few days!” Enid Blyton’s gone, boys and girls. And been replaced by Eeyore, who – as you all know – is a Very Sad Donkey.   … Continue reading

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Connor and feminine hygiene products

I’ve always thought myself a modern man, a man versed in the ways of womankind. Not any more.  A few weeks ago, a female friend needed nail varnish remover. I happily offered to go to the supermarket and fetch some. … Continue reading

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Mr Admin’s Ball of Guilt

“Hello. My name is Connor O’Donoghue. I’m ringing from the School of Education in Trinity College.” “Whaaaa?” “Hello. My name is Connor O’Donoghue. I’m ringing from the School of Education in Trinity College.” “What college?” “Trinity College, Dublin” “Where’s that?” … Continue reading

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A conference, a musical, a barbecue and a run

What a fabulous few days! On Thursday and Friday, we had the conference I’ve been wittering on about for the last few weeks. It was magnificent, and if I may say so, I kicked ass. Everything went off smoothly and … Continue reading

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A New Reputation

Early in my first year of college back in 1999, I decided to spend an entire day drinking. I would start when the Old College Bar opened before lunchtime and finish at 11:30 pm when the bar closed. The only … Continue reading

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In which your hero fails to be inept

I am a harsh judge of myself. Before any interview, I presume that I won’t get the job, because I wouldn’t hire a fat person. Before teaching a new class, I have to psych myself up to be awesome, because … Continue reading

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A post of two halves

I didn’t weigh myself today. Well, actually, I did. And it was bad. Not so bad that I can’t make up for it next week, but bad enough that I don’t want to share it. I promised myself that I’d … Continue reading

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