How Not to Rent in Dublin


Room to rent: To share a space in a single bed with three people on the condition that you provide foot rubs, with your tongue. Must love cats and rampant verrucas. Must speak French, German, Chinese, and Japanese. Must be a non-smoker, working full-time, studying full-time, must have work and rental references, and a PhD. Rent €850/pm. Apply with 1,500 word essay about yourself. Due to high demand we can’t reply to everyone. 

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Ireland: Destiny’s Child Can Save You

filepicker-h8fPnh3Ske57taoYh8nQ_destinys_child_.jpgThe bank holiday is over, so naturally I’m spending my day refusing to leave the house. I’m currently sitting on the floor with a jar of Nutella, a knife (for spreadin’), a few things I could spread Nutella on, and a few things that I shouldn’t (but I will (what are your thoughts on my use of the Oxford comma there? Ooh I’m bad)). This is the creative process. Just let it happen y’all.

I’m currently delving into the life of Beyonce (how do I do one of them fada things on a Macbook?) in an attempt to like, yknow, become her? My research has taken me into her Destiny’s child stage (hella important, I know) and I’ve realised that there’s a lot that we can learn from Beyoncé (thurr we go), Kelly, and whatsherface. These lessons are very important for the 21st Century woman, especially, the 21st Century Irish woman. Here are my findings:

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Ireland: What are you at?

Right, how’s it going? Howayiz! Long time no see! How’s life? Great, deadly, yea…

So, I’m back in Ireland for the next few weeks – in case you haven’t heard I’ve just spending fifteen months in Saudi Arabia. Although I honestly never expected to never see this country again, I really didn’t expect that I would be hit with any kind of culture shock when I came back. So listen now, Ireland, I have a few questions for you. This is the kind of post where I’d really appreciate some replies from a wide audience, so don’t be shy. yea k.
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I Feel Fat…

A petition has been making the rounds on to remove the option to add “fat” as an option when adding “feelings” to a status. A representative from Endangered Bodies had this to say:

“Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I saw a friend’s status set to “feeling fat,” accompanied by an emoji with chubby cheeks and a double chin. I think it was supposed to be funny, but seeing this status made me feel angry.

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