Me photographed?

In a break with tradition, I was the subject of a photographer yesterday as I browsed the shelves of a local hi-fi store. This guy popped a camera up, off went the flash and I was captured on digital media!
I asked him what the photo was for, and he replied that my photo could be in the Evening Echo some night this week, so I’ll have to go buy that esteemed publication for a few days, just in case. I showed him my “measly” Sony F717, but I don’t think he was impressed.
Bah! Bloody professionals!
Update! Buy tonight’s Echo! I’m on page 17! My one consolation is that only people in Cork will likely see the photo. *grin*

If nobody speaks of remarkable things

I need a “book review” category! This, the first book from Jon McGregor, is a brilliant story! Most of the way through it I wondered why I bought it, as it’s about the mundane lives of the people living in a street of flats in some city in the UK. There must be some dozen characters there, from the old couple who walk to the bus, to the twins playing cricket, to the main character whose life we follow throughout. I guess that’s what attracts so many people to Soaps – everyday life.
The remarkable thing? I’ll leave that up to you to find out. It’s a good yarn, and cleverly mixes the past with the present. This Google Search will lead you to more about this book.

Police can't touch you?

So, what do you do if you drive a Northern Ireland reg car that the Southern Ireland Police can’t trace? Double park in front of some poor guy’s car and wait for the Gardai to come along and scratch their heads wondering what they’ll do..

I took the above photo from the no. 10 bus, using my mobile phone so please excuse the quality of the shot!