why? where? what? who?

So Saoirse was over last night. I had been shopping in my usual haunts, Moore Street and around there, and had been going to cook up one of my famous stir-fries, but Bepe was there with some of his friends from the restaurant watching football and eating vast mounds of pasta, so we went out.

There's this curious place just near where I live; almost part of the same building. It's grandly called the "Epicurean Food Hall". I'd never gone because it looks kinda grotty from outside but Saoirse suggested going there and it was a lot of fun. There's fish and chips, Mexican tacos, Chinese food etc., and you eat from a greasy formica table amid a throng of people. While that might not sound very sophisticated it was a lot of fun and I'll be back.

While we were there, two things of note happened:
1) Saoirse asked me if I would mind if she asked Bepe out on a date. I was like, "Uh... you don't have to ask me..." although actually I do kind of mind as she is MY new friend and he is MY roommate and I just think it would be sort of weird and awkward;
2) Saoirse also told me that she is the first cousin once removed of a FAMOUS IRISH ROCK STAR whose identity I cannot reveal here and that she has been invited to their house in South Dublin for a meal and do I want to come. I'm like, "Well.. d'oh!" So I am going to be meeting a FAMOUS IRISH ROCK STAR whose identity I cannot reveal here although you can be sure I'll be telling the folks back home all about it.

Saoirse took the wind out of my sails somewhat by pointing out a) there are a lot of rock stars in Ireland, b) they are knocking around town all the time, tripping people up and getting in the way and c) it is not the done thing to notice them here, you have to pretend to be unimpressed whenever you see one or they'll think you are desperately uncool.

But seriously? Famous? Irish? Rock? Star? I will be stealing the tissues they blow their nose on! Seriously.

Also, I have decided to go to the comedy club on Wicklow Street because it's cheap and apparently great. So that's happening tomorrow. I will let you know.

Now I'm just going to sit here and think about famous Irish rock stars and me.


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