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Irish public services, ah, bless. - 1370°C

Apr. 8th, 2005

07:20 pm - Irish public services, ah, bless.

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i was just popping down to the shop, and had to walk around a parking enforcement van. the side of this van proudly proclaimed:

"Promoting sensible parking"

while the rear read:

"Vehicle may stop to facilitate the immobilisation of illegally parked vehicles"

also, i declare it national appreciate your postal system day.

my parents posted me a box of marshmallow peeps and other sundries (yes, actual peeps, not representations of them, luvcraft) and the post office tried to deliver them while i was in class yesterday. rather than leave the box, or ring one of my neighbors' bells and ask them to set it inside the building for me, the postmen just left me a "we were here and you weren't" notice. nothing unusual. the catch is that if i want them to redeliver the box, i have to pay them 6 euro. otherwise i have to go to Dublin 22 to fetch it (20-30 minute walk to town plus a 30 minute Luas ride). sigh. at least the Royal Mail still rocks (i used to be able to address letters to someone i know like this: "Their Name, Cobb Cottage, Sussex, England"). luckily for me, endon_neu was nice enough to offer to fetch the box for me, thereby contributing to the delinquency of a slacker. i think he just wants a chance at getting to actually eat some of the peeps (because he's never had one) rather than finding me in a sugar-induced coma in the morning.

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From:_wirehead_
Date:April 8th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
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please save a Peep for B., who also has no idea what they are. strange irish boys and their lack of cultural context...
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 8th, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
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is he going to be in Dominion tomorrow? if so, i'll bring him one. if not, the peep may have grown well stale before i ever see him again ;)
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From:elvendude
Date:April 8th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
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And this is a problem because...?
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 8th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
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true. i actually like them better stale.
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From:gorey_ballerina
Date:April 8th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
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I've never been able to eat a whole peep. My eyes glaze over with insulin shock after the first sugary bite. ;)

In totally unrelated news, I would kill to have a nose as pretty as yours. In the photo icon you have, it's just there, mocking me with it's profile-y perfection. (I don't mind my nose except in profile. In profile, it looks TERRIBLE.)
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 8th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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eep. thank you. the funny bit is that i've always wanted a big, Uma Thurman sort of nose ;)
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From:elvendude
Date:April 8th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Peeps are made of sugar? Wow, I thought that they had been pretty conclusively made of a substance whos compostion is unknown to man.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:April 8th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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i will ignore your appalling grammar because that link was funny.
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From:elvendude
Date:April 8th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
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I did it just for you, you know.
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