>> Monday, January 10, 2011
We all have them. Here are mine:
1. The armchair sports fan. If it has a ball, I'll follow it; be it soccer, GAA football, hurling, snooker or cricket. If it's a dart, I'll shout "180" as the third arrow lands in the treble 20. I've been known to watch Olympic Curling (though I was drunk, so that doesn't really count).
2. Home and Away: the soap opera from Down Under. Known for its hard-hitting story-lines, such as "Who Killed Penn Graham" and "Marilyn's Doll," and beach babes (no one fills out a school uniform better than Tessa James as Nicole Franklin - she's 18, okay?), H&A is a fantasy world that rivals Middle Earth. (Did I mention the babes?)
3. Smartarsery. Yes, I can be an incorrigible smartarse; though I've tried to tone it down over the years, I really can't shake off this particular "character defect." The truth is I don't want to. My victims deserve it most times, anyway.
4. Daydreaming. I so want to be James Bond and Jack Reacher it hurts sometimes. And only Robert Downey, Jr. has my personal blessing to pay me when Hollywood gets around to making a movie of my life.
Chocolate Kimberley Biscuits. Enough said.