Before this day is out, my oldest and best friend will be married.
But I won’t be his best man.
I won’t even be present.
It’s not because he’s getting married to my ex-girlfriend.
She and I split up years ago, and the flame has gone very out, long ago.
It’s not because I wasn’t invited - to my great ...more
A while ago I asked on a forum what I should do to attract more traffic to my site.
Some suggestions were made - some of them pretty good. Others, not so much.
One was to start a podcast - which is why I started recording interviews.
It was fun to do - but I realised that for ...more
I’ve never been much of a ladies’ man.
There have been women in my life, and there have been times that much fun was had.
But womanising, cruising for chicks, and all that stuff that makes men feel like real men?
Not for me.
It’s not that I’m complaining, but the other day I realised why my love life ...more
Friend of mine went to church yesterday.
In itself, something quite noteworthy because he’s not a church-going man, nor do I think he’s religious in any way.
But what was even stranger is that - despite them having a visit from the hardest catch of all - they didn’t do anything whatsoever to try to get him ...more
Social media is where people go to see if you had something to say.
The inbox is where they go to see if you had something to say to them.
The difference is vast and if you don’t work with the notion, you’ll find it hard to make social work for you.
Sure, sometimes an individual might buy ...more
If you want to get more sales and people to get better, that is.
Talking to my friend the interior designer the other day, she showed me an article she had written and sent to her list.
It was good: lighthearted, fun, end-of-the-year kind of talk - very good for building relationships and creating a connection with ...more
“Hang on a minute, Martin. I just want to mop up that stain before we go”.
I’m wearing my coat, shoes, scarf, ready to go out.
She walks to the bathroom, grabs a mop on a stick, and walks off to do said mopping.
Goes back into the bathroom, and from where I stand I can see her ...more
A few years ago I created a profile on a dating website.
I never spent much time on there, and I only ever met one woman through there.
Big mistake that was.
Lesson: never meet up with a girl who posts pictures on Facebook of herself drinking wine through a straw out of a cardboard box.
What a complete ...more
It’s amazing how easy it is to sell complete rubbish.
Like that Star wars trailer they released a few weeks ago.
People were all ‘WOW’ about it, so I went and had a look.
We saw a dude in a desert, another dude in a forest with a lightsaber, a new version of R2D2 and a bunch of ...more
Gee but it’s great to be back home. Ireland was awesome, if cold - but it’s uncanny how smelling the air when I land in Spain just tells me ‘home’.
Anyway, here’s something to help you avoid getting suckered:
I’ve never had much affection for fashion.
The weirdest habits, diets and dresses are being flogged as if it’s ...more