Jun 23 2008

Darts, Discussion And Delirium

Published by at 10:21 am under Blog,Night Out

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While Lottie went to college on Saturday, I dropped into work to catch up on some paperwork (this always sounds like some awful euphemism, but I truly was doing paperwork). Sometimes work loses interest for periods of time and this last few weeks my heart hasn’t really been in it. I’m trying to turn that around and inspire in myself a renewed interest in my number crunching and PR duties.

We were home in time for food and, most importantly, Doctor Who, prior to heading out to a house party in another part of Wicklow. I have to have a big raving rant at this point about Doctor Who – it was an amazing episode. Catherine Tate has proven herself to be, not only an excellent actress, but also a perfect iconic figure to settle into the annals of Who-dom. I find it odd that I mention Tate and her character Donna Noble before mentioning the return of Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. For those who don’t know, Rose became as big a part of the Doctor Who universe as the Doctor himself in the two seasons she appeared. And her return has sparked goosebumps time and time again. The two part series finale over the next two weeks is likely to be epic.

But this week, a precursor to the finale, was Donna’s week. She carried the episode without David Tennant‘s Doctor and showed how great she could be. I was never a fan of Catherine Tate‘s comedy, but she has convinced me to give it another chance and I am really looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next.

So, to the house party. Rain may have poured upon the BBQ element of the evening, but that didn’t stop us having fun. Hosted by Andrew‘s far better half, T, we had a great meal, some fine beverages and brilliant conversation.

Andrew and I were good friends in school, but when I hightailed it out of Dodge, we lost touch (I actually lost touch with everyone from that time in my life – in order to start afresh in Dublin). Over the years we crossed paths once or twice, but only briefly. More recently however, we got back in touch and have gradually become even better friends than we ever were in school (from my point of view at least). It helps though that his girlfriend and Lottie get on brilliantly too and anytime the four of us have met up has been a lot of fun.

Saturday was no different and, along with Andrew’s brother and two friends of T’s, we ended up drinking, laughing and talking shite until 7am (MarioKart on the Wii made a brief appearance too). There really is no better way to spend time than in the company of friends.


Sunday was less about recovery and more about relaxation. We made it home for about 3.30pm and just vegetated on the couch, watching Gossip Girl. Just what II needed. In one of the episodes there was a band playing in the background, The Pierces, and we immediately went in search of their album, Thirteen Tales of Love And Revenge. Here’s the track, Secret, from the show. Lottie has more about the band here – enjoy!

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Darts, Discussion And Delirium”

  1. Lottieon 23 Jun 2008 at 11:17 am

    Wow! Good memory. I think I consumed so much alcohol since Wednesday I can hardly remember my name never mind the intricate details of the weekends activities.


  2. Grannymaron 23 Jun 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Sleep! Do you ever sleep?

  3. B'dum B'dumon 23 Jun 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Dont give Tate another chance!

    I remember once mentioning on Graham Linehan’s blog that he was responsible for her, and he almost instantly logged on to point out that he had no involvement in her career.

    Why you gotta play that song so loud?
    Because we want to! Because we want to!
    Why d’you always run around in crowds?
    Because we want to! Because we want to!
    Why d’you always have to dance all night?
    Because we want to! Because we want to!
    Why d’you always say what’s on your mind?
    Because we want to! Because we want to!

  4. Darren.. tooon 23 Jun 2008 at 2:17 pm

    My Dad used to be a big darts player too. Beat a few of the greats when he was younger and has stacks of trophies. Always says jokingly it was my fault he never made it big. He chose family over the game.
    Depending on where your dad played he might know mine.

  5. Andrewon 23 Jun 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Oh you were there on saturday, were you?Thank Christ you haven’t put any of the photos up. Jaaaaysis…

  6. Lottieon 23 Jun 2008 at 2:40 pm

    @ Andrew – Thanks for the reminder. Mwah ha ha ha ha!

  7. Joon 23 Jun 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Two Darrens… two darts playing fathers… they weren’t by any chance away on business for much of the time, were they?

  8. Lottieon 23 Jun 2008 at 3:19 pm

    @ Jo – does sound a bit suspicious doesn’t it…………

  9. McAWilliamson 23 Jun 2008 at 4:10 pm

    There seems to be a lot of similarities between these two darrens alright, maybe they are clones like dolly the sheep or something

  10. Lottieon 23 Jun 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Two Darren’s.
    Might be fun! 😉

  11. Joon 23 Jun 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Heh, Lottie, remember the Buffy where there’s two Xanders, and Anya wants them back?

  12. Jamieon 23 Jun 2008 at 4:25 pm

    If I brought darts home we’d end up throwing them at each other

  13. Lottieon 23 Jun 2008 at 4:35 pm

    @ Jo – Yup!! That’s what I had in mind.

  14. Darrenon 23 Jun 2008 at 5:14 pm

    @Lottie & @Jo You know I can read these comments, yeah?

    @GM Nah – sleep is boring!

    @B’DumX2 I didn’t even like Lauren that much, but maybe I was wrong. She’s so good in Doctor Who – maybe I missed out on something. I hated League of Gentlemen first time around too and now I think it’s awesome.

    @D2 I already have two long lost brothers. I don’t need another one!

    @Andy Has T seen that pic I sent you?

    @McA Stop comparing me to a sheep. I’ve seen the way you look at sheep and I don’t want you staring at me that way.

    @Jamie You could get the velcro Dart board instead. 😉

  15. B'dum B'dumon 23 Jun 2008 at 8:36 pm

    nope, you were right, don’t give her a chance!

  16. Darren.. tooon 24 Jun 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Lottie, you have a dirty mind……. I like it. 😛

    I doubt your a long lost brother of mine, although my dad was always out of the house working when I was younger………

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