Right, why does this feel like I’m writing a personals ad? “I like long walks, and cuddling in front of the fire…” no no no, let’s start again!
I will talk utter nonsense about whatever is on my mind, just to get it out. I also will use words that some people find offensive. This IS the way I talk and think: I actually use ‘bad’ words a lot less in writing than I do in daily life. I promise to attempt to be funny. I promise to talk about my cats and dog as if they are kids. I promise to give out TMI on occasion. I promise to drink and blog. I’ll try to make note of the weird-ass things my husband says (he ain’t right – he talks to cheese).
There will be lots of photos of the flowers I grow. Flowers from seed are an amazing accomplishment.
I might talk about controversial subjects. Opinions & comments are welcome; assholeishment and trolling are not.
I’m an expatriate American living in a very small town in the west of Ireland. I’ve oodles of interests: some of them are art, cooking, gardening, politics, writing (well, duh) and driving my Harley. And, of course, my furry family.
Is that a request? I probably will, although until this, I pretty much figured only my sister would be interested in my reviews. I totally refuse to give spoilers, so I might be good at overall opinions. Then again, I read so goddamn much that very little is new or interesting to me.
Well write about what books you do love then – recommend some!
Great idea! I actually went back to my unloved MySpace page today to copy/paste book reviews. I only got one without logging in; ugh, as if I could be arsed to touch that site again… My only book reviewing issue is that I read nearly exclusively via iPad now, dependent on what iDJ has downloaded. He doesn’t read fiction so he guesses what I might like. I read so fast that isn’t a problem for me, but not a lot of fun for potential book review readers. I’m also totally not lacking for blog topics, I can write about anything stupid and pointless oh so easily : )
I just tagged you!
If you want to play that game, hit the link!
Bugger, I thought I was Ireland’s sole wordpress output! Nice to meet you – Anyone who can spell feic has to be ok. Llove the header bar too btw – it caught my eye somewhere the other day too.
I don’t have cobwebs in my mind. I have sofas – the kind that things are constantly getting lost behind.
Hi! I’m so thick I didn’t even see that you’re in Ireland too 🙂 I found you via a comment on how English teachers lie to you. I’m a cat lady too, so had to go see! My blog theme is standard, I’m too new to want to play with it yet.
My sofa has random cat toys and massive dust bunnies behind it, probably a few cobwebs too 🙂
Share! What’s a feic and am I going to be making you say bad words in order to explain it?!
You’ll find I’m not adverse to a bad word or six 🙂 It’s Irish, pronounced ‘feck’ and means exactly what you think it does. I’m not sure why they bother with an Irish version of ‘fuck’ because around here, at least, we all curse like sailors. ‘Shite’ isn’t a ‘bad’ word either, despite it being even closer to the English version. Go figure!
Thanks especially for the pronunciation. My Dad said shite lots–both my parents had lots of languages between them, so there were always accents and nonEnglish words!
Effin’? Flippin’? lots of variations!
Once a man who smoked was visiting us and he was sitting on our sofa, he went to roll a ciggie and realised he had run out of papers (he smoked rollies) so he leapt up turned around, pulled the cushions back from my couch and rummaged about behind there, I watched cringing. After numerous unmentionable objects were rejected, he pulled out a half full pack of papers, I was aghast and appalled (where the hell had they come from?) and he was happily rolling himself a smoke. that is my sofa story. I am glad your sofa only has cat toys behind it!! c
Hmm, almost seems like he stashed them there, just in case! Oh, I shudder to think what would be under the cushions if I hadn’t covered the ancient thing with one of those ‘custom’ covers years ago. I could probably fill a litterbox with all the tracked-in gravel, to start…
I think your blog deserves an award. 🙂
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How funny that my post comes after that last one about deserving an award.
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award because I enjoy and admire your blog. There are some rules that go with it. I broke one of them, but I don’t think anyone will notice. If you have done this before or it’s not something you really want to do, file it away. I understand.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
Thank you for all your great posts and pictures.
Oh goodness! Two now! Thank you very much 🙂
Aloha and Congrats! I enjoy your blog and your brushed critters, so I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please go to http://pedrothecat.com/2011/11/28/versatile-blogger-kreativ-blogger-award-acceptance-nominations/ for more information.
Thank you! Now I have three and I don’t know what to do with them! I don’t know that many people 🙂
I feel like we’ve had this conversation before… 😀
You’ll notice that I left my instructions very vague and completely left out the quantity of blogs you should nominate. I’m sure I violated some huge code of conduct, but there was no way I could come up with another 30 blogs to nominate, so how could I ask my nominees to name 15?
I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, because you and your blog is awesome! See here for more details: http://literarydormouse.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/youve-won-a-versatile-blogger-award-there-must-be-some-mistake/ and by clicking on the green versatile blogger logo picture you can go over to a blog describing more of it! Happy New Year!
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Whereabouts do you live in Ireland? I visited there for six weeks when I was in 8th grade, and fell in love with the place. We went to Limerick, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Ballybunion (did I sp. that right?) and I felt like I had returned to my native land.
Wow, six weeks! What a great place to come visit at a young age, too. I’m in Co Mayo, which I think is the most beautiful (of course). The Cliffs, the Burren, and Newgrange all fit in my top ten places to visit here, though – none in Mayo.
I hope Ireland is being kind to you. Next time I see a Harley whizz by I will wave, just in case it’s you.
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Love it. And seriously… only cool peeps have this theme. We’re pretty awesome.
Wonderful to chat with you!
My sister lives in Co Cavan with her Irish husband. I visited her a few years ago – and it was a delightful time we had!
We visited Donegal, Mayo, Tipperary, and Dublin. It was a blast!
Cordialities! Having the pleasure is mine of to give you major prize. It is the wishes of Kofi Anan and certain colleagues of his, who have had dewine messages from cod.
Please be filling out all the detailings that we might need, such as bank details, credid cat numberos and secret passwords. Be assured that we will never reveal your details to anyone other than the highest bidder.
If this is not agreeable, just send us your postal address, and a set of Magic Mojo cards will be with you soonish.
The Minions of Mojo.
you copied that word-for-word from an email from an Ethiopian millionaire wanna-be! Nicely done!
I think that might be the finest thing I’ve ever written, and you, you.. *sobs, sniffles* YOU have the gall to accuse me of plagiarism? I have never been so wounded in all my life. Apart from the time I stuck my gran’s garden fork through my foot when we were turning hay in the graveyard field. I don’t know why we were doing that. It wasn’t even our field.
turning hay in a graveyard?! did the resulting bales have crunchy bits in them?!
my apologies. plagiarism is indeed a serious charge to be bandying about. of COURSE you wrote that! did spiders send her secret passwords?
WHAT IN THE HECK is going on over here? I didn’t even realise these were comments on my own blog 🙂
she started it!
well, maybe I did– by accusing her of plagiarism! not a-zackly accusing, just noting the startlng similarity to the Ethiopian emails I get. Or is it Nigerian? I’m confused!
why was she haying in a graveyard, Spiders?! with her gramma?!
Sorry. Won’t do it again. I think. Maybe. Later? 🙂
BTW, I’m still waiting for her passwords. Maybe I should work on my style?
Your style is good. Try something inconsequential to ask for, like, hmmm… her mother’s maiden name in order to confirm identity for mailing a package to a fer’n country. From there, begin an innocuous conversation about the best rates in credit cards. She’ll share the brand of hers,THEN, pounce! Rowr!
You’ve done this before!!
who do you think was the editor for the ORIGINAL Nigerian/Ethiopian email?! >:-D
I have faith in you, D!
If you two are going to continue, I might need to change my blog theme 🙂 Apparently there’s not comment room enough! This looks totally mad 🙂 Love ye guys, you’ve made my last few days more smiley.
heeheeheeheeheehee! nah don’t change the theme! me too–more smiley!
Always wanted to learn to ride a Harley! Just stumbled on your blog and thought I’d say hi from Australia.Love nonsense and humour with a few bad words thorwn in and am an advocate of writing how you talk. Looking forward to reading more!
Hi and welcome! I’ve always wanted to go to Australia! Glad to meet you, looking forward to talking nonsense with you 🙂
So very funny… Living in Ireland — how wonderful!!!
I nominated you for the Sunshine Award 🙂 Check it out: http://totallytawn.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/the-sunshine-award/
Just happened upon your blog,i too love the finer things in life…random thoughts, cats,dogs..my pet sheep..any living thing really…and even the cobwebs on my verandah..except when they get all stuck in my ponytail,i look forward to reading your blogs in between busting my bum on our property..i don’t ride a harley and if you ask my husband he could verify that i am having enough of an issue trying to master the quad bike…i do real well in reverse…go figure anyway pop in and have a peek at my blog also it’s as dry bush dust as you can get 🙂
Hi! Lovely to meet you, I have had a look around and I love your blog! You have so many fascinating and beautiful animals right nearby: how wonderful it would be to go along with you and take photos – and you do just that!
Thankyou 🙂 i feel very very lucky…trying to get a garden sorted is killing me but the distractions are pretty cool 🙂
Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…
Hey, this is my way of saying thank you. http://yashikibuta.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/thank-you-2/
Aww, that is lovely, Yashi, thank YOU!
Hi Spiders, you should pop over here http://animalcouriers.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/happy-new-year-everyone-and-giveaway-results/ – something awaits you!
I thought I’d add a little Sunshine to your day with the Sunshine Award. Details in my post here: https://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/sunshine-award/
You husband isn’t from Wisconsin, is he?
Hi Don! No, he’s 100% Irish – bit of Viking blood from back in the day we think! I spent most of my life in Florida however 🙂
Why do you ask?
You mentioned that he talks to cheese. I thought only Wisconsinites did that.
Ha! I totally missed that 😉 He talks CONSTANTLY. seriously, I’ve developed ‘tuning out’ into an art. Actually, no. I haven’t. I just notice a pause in his discourse and say, “sorry, was that a question? I didn’t think you were talking to ME.”
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I’ve nominated you for the Quintet of Radiance Award. You can read about it here: https://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/quintet-of-radiance-award/
Just popped over to thank you for the follow. As you probably already know, I find yours most enjoyable! Thank you again!
Not sure if you’re into this sort of thing, but I’ve tagged you for a little blog hoppy thingy. 🙂 http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/holiday-touring/
I’ll give it some thought, never did one before….
They’re excellent for when you’d like to post but aren’t sure what to write about. My hardest part is always deciding who to tag next.
Currently listening to last year xmas spacial, can’t wait for today’s show to begin! Hope he won’t fail me 🙂
Another 40 minutes 🙂
He’s still playing!!!
Being the only one scheduled on Thursdays now apparently gives him some extra fun 🙂
I’m still listening!
He managed to find a lot of new songs, I only noticed a few of them from last year. He’s good 🙂
Yeah, no one else wanted to play on Christmas! He has some favourites in there 🙂
Well looking at the schedule, he’s alone on every other Thursdays too. Unless other people are to fill their schedule later? I’m not sure how it works there.
I really meant “every Thursdays in the future”, I realize now that what I wrote meant “1 Thursday out of 2”
Only because you pluralised Thursday 🙂
Oh I get it. With “every” the following word is singular. I must do this mistake regularly without noticing (not that I don’t understand the concept, I do the very same mistake in French regularly in a similar context).
I should have said: “he’s alone on every other Thursday too”. Don’t despair, I might become good before the age of 70!
(Oh! I got a feeling this is the last song!)
He says, “Thank you very much, so appreciated! Yes, there are a couple of classics that I just had to leave in!”
Indeed they are good songs. My thanks to him for the show. I guess now is the time to get to the local pub to celebrate a bit, it’s Christmas! Have a good evening my Irish friends 🙂
Merry Christmas to you, Tom! (And the pubs are all CLOSED here today, the horror!)
Pubs closed on Christmas night, I’m now totally desillusioned regarding the Irish reputation lol Well take a sip of this Sapporo (not rich enough for Irish beer, it’s classified as premium and sells at, well, premium prices)
Love your about page. You’re so funny and love the word “assholeishment”. Well said. 😆
PS: Your blog name: ‘heretherebespiders.com” intrigued me. I think the word ‘spiders’ got to me. I don’t know about you, but I love spiders. LOL!
Of course! They are fascinating and sometimes beautiful – and always helpful!
That they are. I am glad you think so too. 😀
Ah, I knew I did a post about the blog name: https://heretherebespiders.com/2012/01/13/why-spiders/
Very lovely blog… and you are so friendly and i love your garden flowers very much… i sure will come to your blog when i feel blue 🙂 your blossoms will make me cool 🙂 …. Best wishes 🙂 Happy gardening and blogging too 😉
Thank you! I was wondering what was going on, so many new likes on posts! Hehe. I’m kind of off the radar at the moment, difficult things at home so I haven’t been looking at any blogs for the last few days. I hope we get to have many fun conversations in the future, though!
Hey – email me your address (Can’t find it. you should be able to get mine from your comments page/Phil. Mouse logo?) Will send the lantana seeds after Christmas – it’s too nuts right now. (Any problems with customs importing vegetation/seeds? Things have changed so much now – Australia still watches carefully)
Merry on! (off to walk Molly before rain)
Okay…now where do I find you on FB?
I’ll email you!
am enjoying your blog 🙂
Thank you! I’m all over the shop, but it’s all 100% honest 🙂
just read the healthy?wealthy?wise post, and, oh gosh, age 42 or 44 or so? darnayshun! ’tis a rough one. seems you and/or sig. other are/were involved w/the music scene? ex-pat American — what part(s) of USA?
Yeah, he just turned 44 in February. A bit youngish for all this BS! I’m about a year and a half older. He is an Internet DJ, no current radio station but broadcasts from the net after playing it live… makes sense, right? Also he plays guitar and drums and I’m learning the bass guitar (but not very good at it). I don’t know anyone with more musical knowledge than him!
I was born in NJ, grew up in FL and moved to Ireland from Cleveland OH 12 years ago. Only been to your part of the world for two days (Portland OR), and that was well over 20 years ago.