More Snow

January 28, 2004 | Leave a Comment

Well, we shouldn’t be surprised. After weeks of frigid weather, with temperatures in the single digit fahrenheit range, while we’ve avoided the obscene snow showers of last year it looks like we’ll finally get pummeled again.  The National Weather Service is predicting up to a foot of snow; given their recent track record, that means we’ll probably get anywhere from 2 inches to 24. 


Orla, at least, is worried about her Daddy.

How will Daddy get home if it snows ? she asked solicitously.


She didn’t know that I’m actually in Tokyo; I’m here on a 5 day business trip, but should be home (weather permitting) on Friday. Meanwhile, she likes kimonos. When Jenn asked her what I should bring her home from Japan, she responded

Just a bathrobe, Daddy, that’s all.


Eoghan, on the other hand, has no interest in clothes, kimonos or otherwise. Right now, all he seems concerned about is clobbering things with his hammer.



eoghancake.JPGThis weekend saw us celebrate Eoghan’s birthday. It’s hard sometimes to believe it, but it’s true – he’s only two ! Anyway, his Godmother Aunt RB came to visit on Friday, bringing a pile of goodies.

On Saturday we had a party for him, and he and Orla were delighted – the cuisine consisted of pizza and birthday cake. Eoghan enjoyed it so much, in fact, that he didn’t bother using his hands this time and went for it the whole hog…





January 15, 2004 | Leave a Comment

Boy, it’s cold tonight. I stayed in the city to meet with Tara, Anthony, and Maureen, who’s visiting from Dublin. We had a nice dinner and then Anthony and I had a few beers in O’Neills on 45th and 3rd. The walk back to my studio was damn cold – with the wind chill which, trust me, you feel if walking on the street with bare ears, it was -19F, or -28C. In general, the cold in Ireland is far, far worse due to the dampness which gets into your bones, but at almost -30C below you start to feel a different kind of cold… Your face starts to feel like it’s being squashed in a vice. Still, given a choice I think I’d still settle for the New York winter. Once you come in from the cold in NY you’re fine, but in Ireland that dampness stays in you for a long time.



Meeting Trunket

January 11, 2004 | Leave a Comment

trunket.JPGSo yesterday we got to meet Trunket – click here for pictures…

It was bitterly cold, about -4F (that’s about -20C !) yesterday morning. We went to Southlands to meet Trunket, who just arrived the day before. She’s now living in a stable at Southlands with Captain Morgan, Tonto, and some other friends. Despite her long trip, and the fact that it was her first day, she was very friendly to Orla, her new owner. Orla is looking forward to riding her, once the weather warms up.




Orla’s Pony

January 7, 2004 | Leave a Comment

Orla’s pony is on its way. Originally called “Sparkle”, it will now be known, as per Orla’s instructions, as “Rainbow Trunket”. Don’t ask why; it would take too long to explain. Suffice it to say that “Trunket” is her elephant in Nantucket.

I’ll post some pics at the weekend…



I took almost 200 pictures in Ireland on this recent trip. Some of them need work in Photoshop. However, I pulled out a selection of them and did some basic adjustments and cropping. You can see the results here. They give an idea of what we got up to, and how the kids enjoyed themselves…