Monday, September 24, 2007

The End Of The Working Week

Today signifies my last working week before heading to New Zealand and it feels pretty good. I'm looking forward to sleeping in and eating brunch and packing my suitcases and lounging around reading, watching TV/Films and playing computer games. That is the life my friends.

The weekend got off to a bad start as Ireland put on another terrible performance against the hosts France and now face an uphill struggle and will require every ounce of luck to scrape through - only to play the All Blacks. This means that Ireland need to win and deny the Argentina a bonus point and France need to win with the bonus against the Georgians in Marseille next weekend. A betting man wouldn't put any odds on either so it looks like we're back to hard reality and the majority of a team that is unlikely to see another World Cup.

We phoned for a taxi before the game finished as it was only rubbing salt into the wound and made our way to Jenny's house for a wine and wig party. The photographs can be found here.

On Saturday, Lou and I had a great evening at Sinéad and Tony's house in Downpatrick and talked into the night over several bottles of wine and we'll certainly miss nights like these when we leave.

Sunday was a day of recovery and was largely spent reading a new book by writer/director David Mamet entitled "Bambi vs Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business" which is an insightful look into the inner workings of Hollywood. It's an enjoyable book and is refreshing as much as it is honest and scathing. If you're into films, it's worth picking up.

I'll try to make a few more posts throughout the week and will finish my random warblings before this blog turns into a tour guide of New Zealand. Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.


Blogger Skry said...

Ireland did play terribly, but did you manage to catch Tonga vs. South Africa? That was literally the most nail-biting and exciting match I have ever seen, with the game hanging in the balance right up to the whistle at the end of the match!

Not bad for Tonga, as they were penned to be beaten easily and almost ended up pulling off an upset :D

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