Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.


me

Intent and Effect

Effect matters more than intent. It doesn’t matter a whit what I tell you I intended when the effects are the clear opposite. Consequences are asymptotic-they echo on for years with only a slow tapering. The foundation of a good life lies in being able to balance your needs with another’s in a naive and […]

Howth Narci-selfie

Because I’m awesome and handsome and manly. And hairy and wrinkly. Featuring grey hair. Umm. ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ ?

#narcieselfie

As I said last night on Instagram, I can’t get over how much my face has changed through my weight loss.

Big Data

Go running and healthy eating! I’m under 70kg for the first time since I turned 25.

10k: Done!

More man than man. ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ My goals are to increase my 5k pace, and boost my stamina on 10k runs, both for the Road and Road 10k in Kinvara in March. I have every confidence in myself that I’ll succeed and complete the Road and Road event and reach my intermediate goals.

Wet Run

Storm Eleanor has left the power out in places and half of Galway underwater from the tidal surge. Okay, so my pace despite the weather-I had the wind against me the entire way, and it rained twice-makes me happy, because it continues to be on a downward slope. Sorry for the graph. It’s the result […]

2017

There’s a sorrow in me, a deep sadness for the hurt I’ve caused, the hurt caused to me, and the toll in joy it takes from us. We all lose something fundamental as we get older. We learn that our intent mightn’t be theirs, that they’ll take what they want. We learn about lies and […]

December 26

My head hurts, but it doesn’t hurt. There’s pressure, not in my head but in my head, if you get me. Got an itch in my feet to get up and go, to run and scream and laugh and jump. I’m angry and happy and fucked up and tired and pissed off and content, and […]

Still Young

Youngish? Far off may the day be that I can no longer balance on the wall at the Plots.

#fastforwardfiveyears

Jesus fuck, but me then. It astounds me what diet, exercise, and a royal kick up the arse have done for my attitude and appearance. And in going farther out, I definitely no longer look like a cringy attic-dweller.

Go Party Team!

Holy heck, but one year at GirlCrew. We had an amazing night out at Tippenyaki in Rathmines

On Being Vulnerable (as a Good Thing)

We discus vulnerability as a negative because we need to protect vulnerable persons, which is that’s fair. One of the marks of society is in the way we treat our weak and helpless. What we overlook is being vulnerable as a positive. I mean, we’re vulnerable all the time. We’re vulnerable when we share with […]

March for Repeal

At least one hundred people attended the March for Repeal today in Dublin.

Sietch

At Balscadden Bay

I spent an enjoyable evening in reflection on the beach. :)

Happy early birthday to me

I enjoyed Magic: the Gathering, barbeque and a nightcap finger of whiskey.

No to everything

I did an online quiz. Rabble rabble, power to the people.

New Home, New Life

:(

The Ascent of Carrickgollogan

And by the title, what I mean is that I walked over the Scalp, summited the mighty Carrickgollogan, visited the ruined earthenworks of Ballycorus, and thence descended to Cherrywood. The walk was straightforward (some bits up, other bits down), the weather unpredictable, and my thoughts strange. Eadaoin and I are in the middle of a […]

Beautiful Mark, Beautiful Galway

:3 After last night spent with Jennifer, I had lunch with mum in Galway, then wandered the city for the evening. The weather was glorious. I miss Galway, I miss home.

Always Grouchy

Taken at Blackrock, Dublin.

2016

Listos version: Lots happened, more yet to come. Stay tuned.

Typing right is hard

Something something legacy shoulder injury, proper ten-fingered touch typing is hard. I type fast in a ten-fingered style, but it is weird and left-dominant. Correctly keeping both hands on the home row is hard. Grumble.

Nucleosynthesis

There are times when I envy what gods give to their believers: a sense of identity and place in life, and a higher power you can call on in times of need. I grew up with a growing realisation that the godstuff made no sense. I’m logical and literal and limited by my fundamental lack […]

Hacker Mark v2005

Sure what else did you expect when I had a shit battlestation?

Hackerstation v2005

You can just feel the Linux dripping off those nicotine-stained walls. Yeah, fuck parents who smoke in their own home.

Hello Newry, Goodbye Newry

I came, I mailed, I left. To paraphrase the problem: An Post will not accept any package with a battery or electronic device inside. No way, no how. Except when such a package comes in from outside the country, and then they’ll happily deliver it. But An Post still won’t accept such a package for […]

<3 Gentle Monday night cuddles with Cookie <3

My kitty cat loves me so. :3

Mindey Blindey

My life since the Autumn of Autism has become a chain “oh, huh” moments, little pieces of self-discovery that flow one into the next. Put together, they outline a substantial blindness in myself, of myself. It’s a thing called alexithymia, where I don’t know what I feel, when I feel it, even though I still […]

Diptych at Knocksink Woods