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November 2018


Here’s a question: can I use my Leap card on Bus Éireann’s Dundalk town service? #tweet


Getting my first press invites for 2019 film releases. And I won’t get to any of them. Well, maybe one next week #tweet


Subbing an article on Xmas bonuses. I don’t think I’ve ever received one of those… #tweet


‘Easier’ online passport renewal is a nice distraction from the fact that the INIS online appointments system is completely broken #tweet


Fewer tweets than I’d have imagined with the term ‘GO’D complex’. She’d really hate if that were a thing, wouldn’t she? #tweet


Guns, Books & Tools’ second LP has completely disappeared from the internet. It isn’t even listed on Discogs http://bit.ly/2TKW6w8 #tweet


Nicolas Roeg and Ricky Jay in the same weekend #tweet


I appreciate that Kozelek called his new LP This Is My Dinner: it’s both literally about what he’s had for dinner, and figuratively putting food on his table https://t.co/qH3RfaBdZW #tweet


How many times can I listen to Cygnus X-1 Book II this week? I’d almost forgotten what it was like to click with a record like this #tweet


Now that Black Friday is a thing here, can we give the Yanks our St Stephen’s/Boxing Day sales? And I mean queueing at 5am for a cheap sofa #tweet


So it turns out The Times doesn’t think my email address (for my own domain) is an email address. Hmm… #tweet


Treated myself to three months of premium Spotify so of course I’ve gone down a Rush rabbit hole. Wow, they made a quantum leap between A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres, didn’t they? #tweet


I know where the Minutemen (meaning D Boon, Watt and Georgie) got their name, but every time I see those US border goons referred to as such it disturbs me deeply #tweet


Today’s genres listened to: prog rock, post-punk, noise rock, Afrobeats, gqom, juke #tweet


I realise I’m 38 years late on this, but Rush’s Permanent Waves is a banger #tweet


Things I’ve learned from this Dean Ambrose Chronicle: Dean is an introvert who just doesn’t do talking to strangers; and Joe Anoa’i is a million times better than Roman Reigns https://t.co/o5O1NhsjNn #tweet


I’m here for #NXTTakeOver War Games and I’m still marking out over two rings side by side at a WWE show http://bit.ly/2A0j7lD #tweet


This is very niche, but my kind of niche. #video


William Goldman’s screenplay for The Princess Bride is a magnitude better than his novel. There, I said it #tweet


Matt Riddle gimmick idea: he mispronounces a single word in every promo he delivers #tweet


I can tell this random episode of Shortland Street is old ‘cause your one from The Expanse is still in it #tweet


Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce > The Godwinns #tweet


I forgot what day it is again #tweet


Ugh I’m trying to get writing done but I’m so bloody wound up about other stuff I can’t get my head straight argh #tweet


Such a delight to see a blue sky after that awful morning. People who love autumn/winter: I will never not side-eye you #tweet


I’ve given up trying to find a winter coat. Seems like fashion buyers have decided it’s puffy anoraks or nothing #tweet


‘Soft’ days are feckin’ miserable. What is wrong with everyone on this island? #tweet


Think I’m done for the night? The weekend starts here! I’ve got a Szechuan tofu rice bowl with my name on it #tweet


Making too many minor but stupid mistakes this week. Slow down and concentrate! Your weekend starts on Monday, almost there #tweet


Looks like that Crown Jewel folly is going exactly how I expected #tweet


Is Mirai only being screened here in a handful of cinemas on a single weekend? Come on, like. This is why people pirate stuff #tweet


I don’t watch the Late Late and I won’t be hate-watching it tonight, either. Also, can I conscientiously object to its tranche of the TV Licence? #tweet


They’re missing a big part of the problem: the driver in the video herein clearly attempted to injure the cyclist (voluntary manslaughter if he’d been killed) and should’ve faced a charge befitting that https://t.co/UdsvFbHx9W #tweet


I work in the news media; I get that bad news sells (and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing). But as this thread shows, when it comes to the right, things have got way out of hand https://t.co/x7AJCgHAmi #tweet


What’s the word for when you get a second wind you could really do without as you’d rather just sleep? #tweet


The fireworks and bangers finally stopped up here over an hour ago when the mist rolled in #tweet