Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Extra!

A piece for the Herald on Tuesday, my second time in newspaper print after a botched art exhibition review for Ireland on Sunday in 1999. This is also my 700th post.

You'll forgive the departure from my usual expletive flecked, too-tired-to-be-cynical style.

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I was single last Christmas, and for the 30 before that, so the prospect of shopping for the new girlfriend has filled me with dread since we started dating late in the summer.

It’s not easy being a man in these situations. The wrong gift, or gifts, could have me trawling the dating sites before the last of the snow has cleared. Worse still, it could bring about a return to the single life and nights spent inside watching ‘just one more episode’ of Entourage.

The full piece can be seen here, should you be inclined to read on...

13 comments:

Goldmaster said...

I just got a text from my friend Colin ( Farrell) to say he heard that Angelina was delighted that her photo was on the same page as yours.

Radge said...

Her people spoke to my people. I initially turned her down but, y'know, it's nearly Christmas.

Billy said...

I wear snoods

Holemaster said...

It's not a HM original. I heard it many years ago. It works on many levels from the street cry of paper boys to, well, you probably know.

Radge said...

Billy - If you're my aul pal Billy in Sweden - the man responsible for the inception of this blog - that does not surprise me. Roy Keane wouldn't be a fan of snoods.

HM - Talent borrows. Genius steals.

Hestiasheart said...

'Talent borrows. Genius steals' I may just steal that!!

Kath Lockett said...

Get her the boxed set of 'Entourage', telling her that she'll love their misogynistic little arses by the start of Season 2.

Oh and earrings. We all love earrings.

McMuck and the Mystery of the Kuúgleflarg said...

No mockery, just well done-ery

Radge said...

HH - I wish it was my own!

Kath - I've already brought over the first series, though we're yet to watch it.

Mook - And there I was expecting mockery.

Therese Cox said...

Whatever else you decide, everyone likes being a muse. Clip the article, stick it in a gilt frame, and address it "To Beatrice, from Dante." Oh, and a book from Waterstones and a couple of pints never did any harm.

Congrats on the article.

Radge said...

Works better than 'To Nancy, From Sid.' Definitely. Thanks Therese.

Holemaster said...

What the?

Did they 'get' to you Radge?

Radge said...

Not at all, just erring on the side of caution.