Archive for August 14th, 2010

In fairness the exhibitions in Times Square shopping mall are pretty weak but the latest one is pretty cool looking. One of those art exhibitions that make you go “What the hell is going on?” and you just have to take a closer look.

I’m afraid the photos don’t do them justice, they’re created squished and elongated so the eye is totally fooled by walking up close to them and around them (no I haven’t messed up my image resizing!). I was really impressed. And a nice Leon tribute too.

This one isn’t baffling to the eyes it’s just a pretty cool looking goat or something along those lines.

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Ya gotta know your airport codes to survive in this world people!

I’m just gonna go ahead and ignore the fact that the last entry on Bonkers was May 9th. Ouch. I was busy alright!

So Summer brings along our mammoth around the world trip visiting both our families in Ireland and America. Traveling by plane is just not fun. It should be but its not.  It should be numerous hours with an excuse to pig out, sit on your ass and watch movies and t.v. shows. Unfortunately the way airlines cram us all in and the unwillingness of other people to realize that there are other people in this world strive to make it a living hell. Anyway, it’s miraculous and amazing and I’m happy airplanes exist but where the hell are the transporters all the sci-fi authors lead us to believe would be around in the 00’s..?

Back to reality we spent the first few weeks in Ireland eating, drinking, sleeping and watching soccer on t.v., soccer on the pitch and Gaelic football.

My county (Louth) were playing in a provincial final. It was all going swimmingly until a last-minute (illegal) goal from County Meath won the final for them. Cue pitch invasion and referee thumping. We got out of there quick-time.

Louth v Meath: Leinster Final from Colin Gallagher on Vimeo.

We watched Dundalk in our first European tie in our home ground for donkey’s years and win!

And of course we watched the World Cup wind down.

In between all that we enjoyed mum’s hospitality and cooking and spent the days petting cats and Molly, the friendly neighborhood dog!

I appreciate the scenery around home more each time I get home.

Cleveland time! We spent the final few weeks in Cleveland doing pretty much the same thing (replace soccer with baseball). Enjoying our other mum’s cooking and hospitality!
Took in a few Indians games and ate some great food and took a few lessons in golf from my bro-in-law.

Indians v Yankees from Colin Gallagher on Vimeo.

This was A-Rod’s attempt at HR 600 hence all the cameras going off. He left Cleveland without doing it. Which was nice. He reached it a few weeks later in NY.

A good business model I came across was this Irish Barber. Seán came over from Derry during the troubles and stayed around. He got himself a liquor license so thirsty customers can wait in the bar in the next room to wait for their turn. He’s the only guy in Cleveland who knows how to pour a good pint of Guinness and the quality is great. Recommended!

Before we knew it the long haul trip back to Honkers was upon us. 15 hours and 15 minutes on a plane is not the nicest way to finish off a relaxing holiday. But we’re back and I’ll try to keep this blog updated, I got a couple of posts to do in the works Honkers related so will work on that as soon as possible. Don’t want to let down the 50 subscribers on Google Reader down!


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