Gather around boys and girls, it's Friday fragment time again. Thanks Mrs. 4444!
Another 4444 fyi - The Internet Engineering Task Force’s standard RFC 4444 is titled “Management Information Base for Intermediate System to Intermediate System”. Unless you design networking systems it’s probably not on your reading list.
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More things annoy you as you age. Being annoyed is annoying. Sometimes you just can’t win because you forgot you were in the game.
I just got an annoying junk text message. Really who buys something from a text message? Even a robo call has a human voice but those calls really suck too. This is the second junk text in so many days if I get another one I will start reporting it.
Another annoying thing is a blog full of annoying rants so I’m going to find my happy face now if I can remember where I put it.
Oh yeah, here it is.
good beer - good friends - good memories
First time I experienced an Irish pub, was spring 1989, as the door opened I noticed right away it was a whole different scene than the bar scene I had experienced growing up. The Irish pub was (may still be in most small villages) a family type place. A gathering place for the community.
I’ve posted some memories of Ireland before and you can find them by clicking on the label/tag “Ireland”. Here’s a post link that tells a little bit of how we got over there in 1989.
An important piece of the plan for us was the lodging decision for the summer. The office/plant was located just outside the Shannon airport. One of my first Saturdays there, the company HR director took me out to find the right rental property. The family would arrive a couple of months later. The Irish countryside was all new to me and the area is very rural and scenic. I enjoyed the car tour.
I’ll never forget of method for directions to see the various rentals. This was 1989, so no mobiles (we call them cellphones) yet and no GPS. We checked in at each local pub for info, directions, and refreshment. Basically we navigated by pub. The pub stops made that rental search the best one I ever did. We settled on a newly built duplex outside the city of Limerick near the University campus.
What a great place to get yourself lost. Not annoying at all.
This FF post was a little different for me since it was just two fragments with the second one being longer than most fragments I write. But it is only a fragment of my Ireland memories.