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, November 14, 2014
Pants in the bedroom but still can't get my head around the balls
Friday, October 24, 2014
"Bone-ing" up on the local underground history
Monday, May 5, 2014
Celebrating 50 years with a return to nips, poops and naps
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
In Al Capone's town and elsewhere, the Taxman cometh
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Chicago home comings and goings
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.
Friday, March 21, 2014
You know it's Spring when the cigarette buds start to appear...
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Chirish guide to being Irish
Given this will be the first St Patrick's Day under the new ruling, it brings a whole new meaning to the traditional pot of gold!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Chirish-land shows its true colour - all 40 shades of it....
Friday, February 28, 2014
Polar bares and river rabbits
Friday, February 21, 2014
Gum, Goofy and the Golden Arches – the Chicago connection
Thursday, February 13, 2014
POST FROM THE PAST: Seeing red as Planet Big Apple prepares for "V-Day"
Monday, February 10, 2014
Dibbing, dabbing and nabbing - a Chicago winter continued
Friday, January 31, 2014
Super Bowl traditions - wings, wacky wagers and widescreen TVs
Friday, January 24, 2014
Defcon duvets and chattering Chirish teeth - it's winter in Chicago
You realize why everyone has those bulky duvet things so you buy one, a fashionable enough version, not too Michelin-Man-like and falling above the knee. You decide to go for a walk by the lake to celebrate your immersion. And then you realize that this is merely the Defcon 2 version and that you're only half-way there – you’re Chic but not Chicagoan. In fact you’re not 'a-go-an' anywhere. Because your legs have frozen.
Chicago - the ultimate chillin' out city. Especially in the winter.