Great work, Badlady. They looked VERY professional. I wore it with pride all weekend!
God, my head is still in Dublin. I didn’t even turn on the computer last night, I just crashed and slept until 8:30 this morning, which made me an hour late for work. But as my boss is half English, half Irish (he owns both passports - he once made the mistake of flying into Belfast on his Irish passport, with his English accent. Another story, though.), he quite understood the hardships I had been through over the last few days. After I dropped a few pub names and mentioned how much I liked the Guinness there, he told me to STFU and stop making him homesick
(BTW, Yojimbo, he is with me on the Murphys thing. I knew I couldn’t be the only one ;))
Because of the strike the luggage staff of Aer Lingus had, my bag could not be transferred at Heathrow, which meant picking it up myself and then DASHING to the bus and terminal 4 (you land at terminal 1 - Connecting flight my arse) to get to the Amsterdam flight in time. Aer Lingus (which I flew from Manchester to Dublin and Dublin to LHR) didn’t have catering on board on either flight! On the way back, there wasn’t even a drink, let alone a final true Irish pint. Is this normal?? I finally got a good meal aboard the BA flight to A’dam, where they upgraded me to the Euro class (or something) because I was at the gate so late and all the peasant seats had gone
Call me crazy, it’s 10:25, and I have this inexplicable craving for a good pint all of a sudden… but I’m afraid the coffee will have to do.
Heheh, Coldy I’m feeling the same way myself. I can’t believe I’ve actually gotten into the habit of having beer in the morning instead of my usual breakfast. Damn those Irishmen, passing their habits onto us.
And at least it didn’t take you 11 1/2 freaking hours to get home!
Oooh, I miss Dublin and all of y’all soooooo much. Can’t wait til we do it again.
Thank you for your kind words! Glad you liked them. Now go forth and encourage everyone else to order dopefest buttons for their gatherings!
Hey Coldfire – I haven’t been IGNORING you (well, maybe YOU specifically…! )… I’ve just been swamped both at work and after work. I do post periodically, and Obfusciatrist occasionally shares his big ol’ belly laughs when he reads a hilarious post.
You guys should start a new threat titled something like “dopefest names to put on your button” or “best dopefest names” or something, then surreptitiously encourage people to order them!! My button-making gadget is feeling idle at home!!