January 29, 2010

flarfing around...

I was flarfing
if to flarf is something
that flarf people
use to flarf about...

did you flarf me?

January 19, 2010

wine taste & finger food for a tenner

Every wine lover should go for wine tastes in a regular basis. It's not just for the wine, but for the whole atmosphere. You meet a lot of people among the same interest, at least one: the love for the wine. And this is not enough, there is always other ways to go through, if you know what I mean...

The Hole in the wall pub is the venues for many wine events. They Yesterday I attended to the so called "Happy Mondays". The name should be because everybody is happy there, or even because everybody leaves happy! Anyway, the Happy Monday was a wine taste of 6 new zealander wines - 4 sauvignon blanc, 1 chardonay and 1 pinot noir. All sprinkled with a nice selection of finger food during the break time - so it will not spoil your palate! And the price? A mere tenner! Jezz...

It was not my first, but was my most enjoyable wine taste ever! And now I know my way - ok, I knew already, but was too lazy! - I'll do it more frequently... starting this 22nd of February (hum... the date recalls me something...), when Teresa and me will be attendind to he unique and innovative 5-in-5 series; over five nights, we will be sampling five grapes: shiraz, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and merlot.

The Hole in the Wall is right there, in the Blackhorse Avenue, beside Phoenix Park, Dublin 7. Numbers are limited and payments may be made in the attendance. You can assure a place by calling them on 01 8389491.

January 15, 2010

Taking it easy ...

... and going crazy!

And now that the snow season is over and we are not enforced to be watching stones drinking a nice cup of tea, is time to get out and enjoy! The cinemas are hungry fro people, the restaurants willing to populate their display windows, teathers, museums, cafes, shops... the entire life is back and we can go out... but if you don't want to, it's ok...

Taking it easy and going crazy!

January 13, 2010

The old fashion way

Welcome to the "Frozen Pipes" club, as our heating is a boiler and it will not start if there's no pressure into the system - which is suppose to come via... the pipes!

Dublin is running out of water. The City Council is putting the system down a bit - they turn the water on in the mornings, for 2 hours, then turn it off again for the rest of the day, turning on again in the evening for another couple of hours... a disaster! Authorities are also asking people not to let their taps open during the night - to avoid the pipes to become frozen, but the problem is when there's no much water running, either the pipes can freeze or the boiler system can run out of pressure and consequently not burning the gas for hot water and the central heating...

At least we have a few electric heaters and hot water bottles, the old fashioned way. It was -11 yesterday morning...

January 12, 2010

What Agglutination!

1. The act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains.
2. Any of various media, such as computer software, that educate and entertain.
3. (Social Science / Education) the presentation of informative or educational material in an entertaining style.
When I first read this word in an email a friend sent me, I though he was kidding with my name - edu(ardo) + (enter)tainment. What agglutination!

In linguistics, agglutination is the morphological process of adding suffixes and/or prefixes to the base of a word. Here, it was taken from edu(cation) + (enter)tainment...

January 06, 2010

Icy Dublin

Roads are frozen. Local authorities say they are doing everything they can to fix the problem - bring more salt to the country, pulverise the roads - as soon as possible. The Minister of Environment said it would be for the next day or so... How come?

Minister excuses started saying that main roads are OK (barely OK, I'd say), and they are the priority. Well, they may be the priority, but what about the traffic jam which in regular days, when all back roads are clean and unblocked, is already a chaos? What to say now with blocked back roads and main roads in icy conditions?

The Minister continues daying that if you watch the UK news you'll see that they have the same problem. My understanding - actually the first thing which comes to my mind - is that the Minister wants the british disgrace to act as consolation to us... jeez!

To be honest with you, I'm delighted with this weather! I'm brazilian! We have all the good weather there, and this is quite exotic to me! It's a shame the authorities don't provide people with the infrastructure they need to enjoy the season.

January 02, 2010


It's been a long (and winding) time I din't write anything here, in my english space... 2009 has gone, 2010 has come - I've wished (in portuguese) to everybody a lot of LUXURY. Once what defines luxury is the sense of scarcity, I wish you all loads of SIMPLICITY, HUMILITY, SOLIDARITY (the most noble felling of the human been) and COMPASSION!

Happy New Year!