newyorksubalien has evolved. New city, new life, new blog
newyorksubalien has evolved. New city, new life, new blog.
Yes, I’m still socially-insecure and still deemed too primitive a life form for a bank account. I still can’t say ‘water’ correctly and voice-recognition software still doesn’t understand my number 8.
Meanwhile Superalien is still as super (at least in my eyes), Male Mini-Me is taller than all of us and Mini-Mum has returned to the home of the Mini, only popping back from London to sleep, be fed and help balance out testosterone levels.
But in my new home of Chicago, I can at least lay claim to my own subgroup. I’m now Chi-rish as in Chicago Irish. Apparently the hyphen is important so as not to be confused with Chinese Irish or the town in Armenia. But I’m trusting my readers not to be churlish and to forgive these, my (hyphen-less) Chirish chatters…..
Friday, February 6, 2015
It was the "pants" thing that did it. I realised I was starting to go native. Or rather I was starting to feel local.
So I've gone local, joining the esteemed family of Chicagoan bloggers that make up ChicagoNow. Although I won't be able to say the name properly. ChicagoNigh? ChicagoNao?
Anyway, come visit....
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
The men in the family have launched a campaign to rename him, with Fergie or Giggsie popular suggestions after a certain football team (Moysie was never an option).
Male Mini-me is also pushing for Dougal, not because beloved pooch’s shaggy coat reminds him of the Magic Roundabout character (what do you mean, you’ve never heard of him?). Rather his goofy, slightly bemused air does resemble the young pup priest in the TV series “Father Ted”. If you've never seen it, you’re missing Irish dry humour at its best.
I suppose in a world where "come" and "down" are the norm, no one notices if you slip a little "on" in there......
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The President no doubt was relieved not to have had to give up the day job last year. He's still reportedly paying off his mortgage on the home he bought for $1.65 million in 2005. But at least house prices have picked up a bit, with his home currently valued at just over $2 million by some real estate websites.
Of course when he comes to sell, he won't be able to boast of living in the "The World's Ultimate Gated Community" as was the case when his neighbours put their house in the market in 2009. But at least his lawn will be looking good.