Thursday, November 16, 2006

Who Wants a Whack from a Wallaby?

Niamh, my father and myself went to see the A International in Thomond Park last night. The weather was terrible, but fair play to the lads, they managed to play some nice rugby.
Ireland went ahead early on but the Australians got back into the game in the second half and managed to pull ahead in the last few minutes to win the match 24-17.
Hopefully we can reverse this win this coming weekend and keep up the good form shown during the South Africa match last weekend.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Munster 41-23 Bourgoin

Kyriacou Collects
Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

Went to the game in Thomond Park last night with Niamh and Simon O'Connell.
A good result, but not really a great game. It took things a while to get going but Bourgoin never really loooked like troubling Munster. Munster got into the swing of things in the second quater of the game and had secured three tries by half-time. Anything but a bonus point win would have been a disappoinment, so it was good to see Munster score a further three tries in the second half.
Munster have got of to a great start in the group and should qualify from the group, but they'll certainly have to "shift up a gear" for the later stages of the competition.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Honeymoon

Aerial I
Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

I'm in the slow process of uploading our honeymoon photos to Flickr. Niamh and I went to Alaska for two weeks, the morning after our wedding.
The trip out was terrible, nearly 24 hours travelling. We flew from Shannon to Toronto to Seattle to Anchorage. Our luggage got lost enroute, but was waiting for us when we woke the next morning (Fairplay to United for the prompt return of the bags).
We spent the first week based in Anchorage and did a little bit of traveling from there. It's a nice city, but could do with a little bit of updating. It just feels a little bit out of fashion.
Our second week was spent aboard the Celebrity Cruises' Summit. We had a wonderful week travelling down the Alskan panhandle and the west coast of Canada. Of course the trip was too short with only two weeks to get a taste of Alaska, but maybe we'll get back there sometime again.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Schmapitty Mapitty

Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

Schmap are a company which distribute city guides, which are downloadable and viewable on a computer.

They use photos from Flickr users as part of the guide. I have managed to get a few photos included.

Check it out here:
The Schmap Cork Guide

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

My Beautiful Wife

100_5882, originally uploaded by niallgeaney.

Rock on Baby.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Concentration, originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

I've uploaded a few photos from the morning of my wedding. There are plenty of honeymoon photos to come. Will have to edit a bit though. Went click happy first day. Have to cut down those few hundred photos.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Singaporean Temple

Singaporean Temple
Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

I've finally managed to get my broadband access sorted in our house. The details deserve a post in and of itself.
Anyway Ive uploaded photos of our recent trip to Singapore to Flickr. We had a great few days at Rahul's wedding.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Cruising On The Shannon_0009

Cruising On The Shannon_0009
Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

This photo has been featured on the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland website.

They helpfully added some details as well:

Shannon Marker at Benjamin Rocks on Lough Derg, just above Williamstown. Any information on who the bust depicts will be gratefully received)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fiji (73)

Fiji (73)
Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.

Niamh and I spent 2004 working in New Zealand. We did a bit of traveling going out and coming back. I've finally uploaded the photos from the Fijian leg of our trip.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

What The F*** Are United Up To?

Not satisfied with driving away one of the best midfielders of all time, in Roy Keane, United now seem to be doing the same with Ruud.

From the BBC:

Ruud van Nistelrooy's Manchester United future is in doubt after he drove away from Old Trafford three hours before the final match against Charlton.
A club statement said: "We can confirm Ruud van Nistelrooy has gone home."
He was at Old Trafford on Sunday morning and is understood to have been fully fit and expecting to play.
Van Nistelrooy, 29, has spent much of the final third of the season on the bench and this latest omission puts his United future in doubt.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

What Type of Doctor are You?

This picture appeared in the December 24th issue of the BMJ. It makes me worry a bit about my chosen direction of Emergency Medicine Phsyician.

It was submited to the Journal by Boris Veysman, resident, Yale School of Medicine.

His includes the following:
As a resident physician working in a large academic medical centre, I am in frequent contact with medical students, many of whom feel apprehensive about choosing their future medical specialty. Students complain that they need balanced career guidance extending beyond "my specialty is the best" expressed by many doctors. Inspired by my interactions with residents training in all major specialties, I have created an algorithm to guide students' choice of specialty on the basis of their personality characteristics. The algorithm has been well received at my institution by students and residents alike, many of whom exclaim: "That is so true."

Friday, February 03, 2006

The Offside Rule For Girlie Girls

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop
assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which
you must have.

The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them
with desire.

Both of you have forgotten your purses.

It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had
no money to pay for the shoes.

The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.

Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop
and sees your dilemma.

She prepares to throw her purse to you.

If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other
shopper and buy the shoes.

At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and,
*whilst it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch
the purse and buy the shoes.

Always remembering that until the purse has *actually been thrown* it
would be plain wrong to be forward of the other shopper.

Countries I've Visited

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