Sunday, May 28, 2006

Dublin, the Goo Goo's and the mouse...

I went to the Goo Goo Dolls gig on Friday night in Dublin with Chris McC & Chris T. Two concerts in two nights - how great is that! I don't claim to be a huge Goo Goos fan but their stuff is pretty easy listening so i knew i would enjoy it. The concert was great, it was in a small venue (Ambassador Theatre) which made it all the better and i was pleased that they sang a lot of their material from Dizzy up the Girl as well as their new album Let Love In both of which I'm fairly familiar with.

So we were staying at this apartment (friend of Chris Mc). It was lovely and we arrived back after the concert with pizza only to find a mouse happily skipping across the kitchen counter. Anyone who knows me well will know that i don't cope well with any sort of vermin at close range (think its inherited from my mum!), so at this point i was starting to panic. Thankfully the 2 Chris's were a bit more masculine than me and cornered the mouse with a frying pan and rolling pin and a bread board! Basically the mouse finished up flattened between the bread board and the side of the fridge with the bread board being pounded with the rolling pin! Meanwhile i'm still seeking refuge in the living room until i get the all clear! As you can imagine this left quite a mess in the kitchen to be cleared up, so we decided to eat the pizza first before tackling the next problem of getting the squashed mouse into a bin liner. This turned out to be a 3 person job and one of the most hilarious and discusting experiences ever! Oh the craic!

5 comments:

brittany said...

lol.. that is funny!! not for you im sure:) reminds me of the green hut... im jealous of the concert!! sounds like it was lots of fun! if you talk to 'tom' tell him that matchbox 20 will be in denver in the summer. but i wont be here:( have a good day

Jen said...

u never came across as such a wimp in cell! Ha scared of a mouse...i had an infestation of jackdaws in my heating system and had to get a black bin bag to clean up the mess they were once i got them out. Have to say it didn't deserve to be killed. Couldn't u have just chased it out the door?

colinstumpy said...

Have to agree with jen there, I'm sure the mouse would have been happy enough to run out the door. But then you were hiding in the living room and had no part in what happened to wee Jerry!! I remember the old Cashel Drive experience and seeing just how fast you could move with the thought of Mickey being under your part of the sofa!! Remember that a wee mouse in the house means that you get the crumbs and bits of cheese that you drop cleared up with out them becoming mouldy!!

marianne said...

lol....i seem to remember a certain incident in the greeen hut which involved you and andrew up on the tuck shop counter while alan and i sorted things out with a shovel and a fire extinguisher (or some other large metal object)....oh, to see you squeal like a girl...

Neil Harrison said...

Seriously guys, you are all exaggerating! It's not so much a fear of vermin but a healthy respect.