Friday, November 28, 2008


Quote of the Week

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

Ed Gardner

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Jodie and Ian Gone from Strictly

It was awful to see Jodie and Ian in the dance off with Lisa and Brendan. Jodie had a terrible week of training because she was pretty much choked up with the flu all week. They were doing the jive and while it looked like they were having a lot of fun the judges chose to save Lisa and Brendan. I’ll miss Jodie in the competition because I always thought she put in a good performance and she improved a lot from the start. During the dance off Lisa and Brendan danced first but when Jodie and Ian started their dance I thought Brendan was a good sport to clap for them. Jodie and Ian had a lovely exit dance and I think they got on really well during the competition. They had nothing but good things to say about each other on ‘It Takes Two’ with Claudia!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Quote of the Week

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

Warren Buffett
US financier & investment businessman (1930 - )


‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Madness

It started on Saturday when the judges went mad and gave Rachel and Vincent three tens and a nine. Austin was in favour once again picking up two tens and two nines. I can’t understand why Tom hasn’t gotten a ten yet as he has given some excellent performances. The voting on Sunday was tense and I couldn’t believe it when it came down to Lisa and Cherie who are both good dancers. Before the dance off started I really thought that Lisa didn’t have much of a chance of staying but then Cherie’s dance seemed a bit flat. The judges went on to save Lisa and weirdly, Cherie who has been leading the way a lot during this series was out of the show. As if this wasn’t enough excitement for one week John Sergeant announced that he was leaving the show on Wednesday! Apparently it was due to the fact that the judges were giving out about his participation and he was afraid that he might actually win the competition. I wonder what is going to happen now, I thought that they might bring Cherie back into the competition but it just looks like there is only going to be two couples in the final. To add to the madness there was also some gossip about Lisa Snowdon kissing Brian Fortuna at Mark Fosters leaving party. Marks’ leaving party presumably happened weeks ago so why is this gossip only circulating now? I thought if she was going to hook up with anyone it would be Brendan but who knows how the mind of a celebrity works.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Quote of the Week

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Principle (1969), chapter 1
US educator & writer (1919 - 1988)

Friday, November 07, 2008


Quote of the Week

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

Jules Renard
(1864 - 1910)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


BellX1 Acoustic Gig in Cork

BellX1 played an acoustic gig in the Pavilion in Cork on the 21st of October. I was very excited about the gig because I hadn’t seen them in over a year. I was also a little sad because this was the first time I was going to see them without Brian Crosby being there. They seemed a little shy and unsure of themselves when they first came out on stage. Maybe it was the fact that they were doing an acoustic gig or maybe it was that this was there first gig without Brian. They played loads of new songs as well as lots of old favourites. It was a really good relaxed gig and there was some banter between the band (mainly Paul) and the crowd. Now that I’ve heard their new songs I’m impatient for their new album to be released, hopefully it won’t be too long before it is out in the shops.