Sunday 6 February 2011
Long Live Luíseach
It was a dark and stormy night on Friday, in Melbourne as well as Dublin.
The rain fell and the wind blew and I had to wade through flood water up to my knees to get home. And so I did not post on my blog in honour of LUISEACH’s birthday. But it IS still her birthday weekend, and at the start of her 24th year, I would like to record the following:
Luíseach is awesome.
She makes me laugh.
She makes me things – including the origami crane earrings she gave me for Christmas which look like they were bought in a shop but were NOT.
She invented the disaster movie drinking game. (And for the inaugural event, made me French toast and martinis for dinner. Fabulous combination, no?)
She has excellent taste in books and music.
She has a perfect genius for fancy dress.
Luí, when they told me I was getting a little brother or sister (some 23 and a bit years ago), it could have gone horribly wrong.
I could have had a gin-hating, musical-despising, Mitford-loathing, Handsome Men [aka Band of Brothers]-resistant, cake-spurning, sensible shoe-wearing USURPER.
Instead, I got you.
In the immortal words of that great poet of our day, Kelly Clarkson, My Life Would Suck Without You.