Monthly Archives: September 2011

Life in the Big Shmoke

I couldn’t let the day go by without telling this quick story. I was in the Halls laundry this morning. There was a boy (not from my house), who was 17 or 18, trying to figure out how the washing … Continue reading

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A desk, a celebrity, fire, Connor screwing up, Connor not screwing up

I write this sitting at my new desk in college. My new desk is smaller than last year’s. But it is infinitely superior. It is at the heart of the School of Education. I can now listen to cantankerous lecturers … Continue reading

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Connor has a project

Warning: Immediately before writing this post, I jotted down the html code for making hyperlinks. I may have overused it a bit. Remember Project Connor? I do. I was going to diet, and chronicle it all online – what I … Continue reading

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Another Suitcase in Another Hall

So, I moved on Friday. I am now a resident of Trinity Hall in leafy Rathgar. Me and 1,009 other people, of whom about 800 are first years. It’s nothing as bad as you’d think. In fact, I quite like … Continue reading

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Wise Old Uncle Connor

In my last post, I wrote about my new accommodation. As I said, I’ll be living with undergraduates, mainly first years. So they’ll be 17 or 18. And I’ll still be 30. People shake their heads, and tell me that … Continue reading

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A kennel for Connor

So Dublin is as Dublin was and Connor’s life has already taken on a greyish tinge to suit. I won’t say that life in France or England was better, but it was different and difference implies drama. Dublin life is … Continue reading

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Thirty-sixth Weigh-in, Thursday 1st September 2011

I’m back in Ireland. Two months of full-time work has left me feeling self-satisfied and exhausted. I’m happy to be back – supermarkets are comfortingly predictable, bathroom fittings don’t come with electric engines, I’m allowed to wear shoes indoors and … Continue reading

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