Tag Archives: Spouses

2012 Blarney Stone Award

In 2008, I decided that, at the end of the awards season (The Golden Globes, The Oscars, The Grammy’s, etc.), I was going to give out a single award here at Irishman For Hire called the Blarney Stone Award. The … Continue reading

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“Two Roads Diverged In A Wood”

Great stories rise from the ashes of ordinary adventures. They take on a life of their own based upon unexpected twists or turns that occur in the middle of a journey. But without these explorations, life would become boring. Stephanie … Continue reading

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It was a beautiful day. The birds were singing and there was a crisp breeze that wafted throughout the neighborhood as the aroma of flowers rushed in through the open windows. I had been tracking a hurricane that was making … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

“What are you doing, Doug?” Stephanie asked. I was sitting on our living room floor in front of the coffee table watching the NFL games. I had a pen in my hand to keep an eye out for my fantasy … Continue reading

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Last week was Stephanie’s birthday. We started the day with our regular ritual of giving Stephanie a Tiramisu Cake in bed with her morning coffee. Next came the cards from the kids and each of them made her a special … Continue reading

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On Hiatus!

Just briefly! Irishman For Hire is taking a week off. I had a fantastic (albeit crazy) extended weekend in Boston last week and this week, I am celebrating my fourteenth wedding anniversary with my beautiful bride, Mrs. Irishman! Happy Anniversary, … Continue reading

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Reversed The Curse!

We bought our home back in May of 2001. Stephanie was pregnant with our son and we decided it was time to buy a larger home to prepare for our growing family. One of the major selling points of our … Continue reading

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The sun was shining through the windows while a gentle breeze was blowing through the curtains and I could tell right away that it was going to be a great day. I needed to take my car into the repair … Continue reading

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God Bless the Single Parents

Stephanie and I spent last Sunday night on the couch in front of the television. It was a chance for us to finally relax and decompress after a long weekend and as the evening was starting to get late, Stephanie … Continue reading

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Before We Had Kids

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I finally joined Facebook. Many of my friends had been asking me to join for months but for one reason or another, I hadn’t. Once I finally signed up and set up my … Continue reading

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