Tag Archives: Personal

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I’ll be uploading a tonne of lame holiday photos soon, but…

… in the meantime, let me share one of my favourites with you to whet your nonexistent appetites for them. Having said that, I do tend to have awesome holiday photos (mainly because Becky takes most of them), so I guess you could be excited if you really wanted. Now, let me set the scene. […]

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Upon a recent afternoon at work, I had a group of three middle-aged ladies enter the store and begin pawing through some of the quant gadgets and objets d’art that we have littered across the shelve. After a short while, one of the ladies happened upon a jigsaw puzzle that we sell that, when assembled, […]

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Did you guys know that we look awesome?

I assume you do, but just in case, here are a couple of pictures of Rebecca and me looking ludicrously amazing at a recent wedding that we attended. Generic picture of me being awesome – #DanielAndMolly. A photo posted by Felix O'Shea (@felixoshea) on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:13am PDT Generic picture of Becky being […]

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My new favourite person

As I slaved away at work today, a chap came in with a look of neutered interest, and began half-glancing at a few of the cards we had on the stands. ‘Let me know if you need a hand with anything,’ I said, met with a half-smile from him. He told me he had an […]

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I’ve finally settled on which glasses to buy…

Because I can’t pull off ‘legitimately cool’, but I can totally pull off ‘quirky, pretentious idiot who probably finds it therapeutic to count things’. I dare say, I may have finally settled on which glasses to buy. I can't pull off 'cool', but I can totally pull off 'quirky, pretentious douche who probably finds it […]

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Waiting in this clothes shop while Becky tries stuff on…

Fortunately, the girls on the shop posters are doling out free handjobs. Waiting in this clothes shop while Becky tries stuff on. Fortunately, the girls on the shop posters are doling out free handjobs. A photo posted by Felix O'Shea (@felixoshea) on Aug 19, 2014 at 8:43am PDT

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Visiting the Patriarch

My father/dad/pops/old man owns some rather cool stuff. I visited him last week and decided to take a bunch of pictures of some of them (because it’s easier than making conversation). (just kidding, dad) Had I known that I’d be making this post, I would have probably bothered to take a bunch of nicer photos of a […]

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I got an underwater phone case for my birthday!

Basically, it’s so that I can listen to music while I swim, because I kind of want to be slightly less in-terrible-shape than I currently am, so I’m going to try to exercise a little more (and I’m secretly getting away with free swimming pool membership at a place nearby, because they think I still work for the […]

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Keep it together, officer…

Here’s an unusual encounter that befell me yesterday. I was at work, quite quiet, very hot, when in walked a fully uniformed policeman. They occasionally make the rounds in my area, popping in just to say hello and reinforce their presence. This chap, however, was a little more memorable than many of his predecessors.

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So, I got asked out today…

… and it was agonisingly awkward. There was a girl in my shop with (presumably) her parents. She was maybe 18-24, I’m useless with guessing ages, and had bright blue hair (and for the record, I am quite a fan of bright, dyed hair). Anyway, she sort of shot me a few smiles, and I […]

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‘Oh my god, I am just SO sarcastic!’

I hate people constantly over-describing themselves as ‘sarcastic’, as if it’s one of their main character traits. ‘Hi, I’m Felix. I’m 6’2″, dark-haired, sarcastic.’ You can’t just be sarcastic. Are you being sarcastic when you call yourself sarcastic, because you can’t identify your entire being as ‘sarcastic’ if what you mean is ‘I often, but […]

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See, I can do artsy, pretentious photography too…

Well, you know… sometimes. If I just happen to be sitting by the lake with my ladyfriend when the sun decides to glare off of my camera like a monochromatic, upside down rainbow. Also, I feel like I should work the word ‘dappled’ into this somehow. Hipsters love the word ‘dappled’. Little Lady of The […]

My cat’s scratching at my bedroom door and I’m holding my breath so he doesn’t know I’m in here. I’M A PRISONER IN MY OWN GOD DAMN HOME.

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If elevator music was impregnanted by call waiting music…

Sadly, the music playing license at the shop in which I work has expired without renewal, and so gone are the days of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, and a myriad of other brilliant and accomplished artists, and here to stay are the days of free, unlicensed noise fodder from the internet, literally […]

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Bedtime Battles

My ladyfriend and I have occasionally been listening to the soundtrack to Child of Light (a fantastic, artistic playstation RPG) when we go to bed, as it has some delightful and whimsical piano-centred melodies that help me in the whole going to sleep business that I seem to be so unskilled at. The significant downside […]

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Remember your place, tiny Lego duck family…

I created you, AND I CAN DESTROY YOU. Remember your place, tiny lego duck family. I created you, AND I CAN DETROY YOU. A photo posted by Felix O'Shea (@felixoshea) on Jul 12, 2014 at 6:08am PDT

Fitness Regimen

I’m off and alone today so I’m being all super excercisey and doing loads of super exercise and the second I’m done, I’m going to open up a cherry coke and stick my stuffed crust pizza in the oven. I’m not doing this right, am I? Am I? Maybe I am. Fuck, I love pizza. […]

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So, I had this dream last night…

I know, I know. Telling us about a dream you had? You *must* be out of ideas. Well, the absence of posts in the last couple of months probably could have told you that, but hey, it was a pretty good dream, so just shut up and read. You know how in Tekken/Mortal Kombat style […]

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Say what you want about literally any aspect of my life, appearance, or personality…

… but at least I’m wearing a waistcoat today. I have a new waistcoat. Deal with it, and just be glad that I'm only posting two pictures of it, and not fifty, because… waistcoat. A photo posted by Felix O'Shea (@felixoshea) on May 3, 2014 at 10:10am PDT

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Cray-ders of The Lost Ark

I know, right? Shitty title. It’s fine whatever. It’ll make sense. A family just came into my store: momma, dadda, baby (probably about 2 years old, I don’t know kid ages. Is a two year old still technically even a baby?). I spoke to the parents about clocks for a short while, before the little […]

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Warning: this card is stupid

Okay, so I have to look at this card at work every day, and I’ve decided to let you guys in on why it pisses me off so much.

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Obligatory Selfie #462

I’ve officially reached the point where the next time my boss sees me, she is definitely going to realise that I’ve been wearing one of the same two or three outfits to work every single day for the last six months. Lady, I can’t afford new clothes. Maybe I need a raise! OBLIGATORY SELFIE. A […]

That’ll teach me…

I’ve spent days deliberating over the perfect wording of excellent jokes that turned out to be less successful than this tweet. It was legitimately my water meter reading and I didn’t have a pen. You people are weird.


A customer just popped in and, after a bit of mooching around, came over to the counter to pay for a mug. As she did, she smiled and said ‘My husbands going to be so furious. “Just what we need,” he’ll say, “another bloody mug!”’ In response, I laughed and said ‘There are certainly worse […]

17th of March, 2014

My girlfriend was planning on wearing matching underwear for the very first time*. *but then didn’t, because she couldn’t find a black bra

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Nice try, mirror. Nice fucking try.

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Never use twitter humour in the company of total strangers, Felix

A customer popped in to work today and, after a bit of mooching around, came over to the counter to pay for a mug. As she did, she smiled and said ‘My husbands going to be so furious. “Just what we need,” he’ll say, “another bloody mug!”‘ In response, I laughed and said ‘There are […]

My Interesting Sunday Afternoon

My tiring work day was drawing to a close. Luckily, as it’s a Sunday, I was set to finish at 3:30. I had no customers in from about 2:45 onwards, so I figured I’d be quick out the door. Fuck that. At literally 2:29, some people came in. They pottered around for a bit, and […]

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So I bit the bullet and joined Instagram

And I might be worth a follow, if anyone still even uses it! Felix’s Instagram

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Sorry, Becky… I found someone better

So I was in the Co-op (local grocery shop) and I turned a corner down one of the aisles and there was a girl on her knees, hurriedly picking up all of the tic tac boxes from the tic tac box display case that she had apparently knocked on the floor. I walked near her […]

2-angry-girls February 18

Way to get too comfortable talking to strangers, Felix.

Because you guys always enjoy hearing about me embarrassing myself, right? I was at work yesterday (as I am today, but that isn’t relevant to the story) when an elderly lady and two late-teenaged girls came in; I’ll assume this was a grandmother-grandaughter-grandaughter’s friend type scenario. The elderly lady began wandering around the store looking […]

Happy(ish) Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a funny holiday because it’s like… everyone hates it, right? And not in the way that divorced kids hate Christmas or native Americans hate Thanksgiving or recovering alcoholics hate St Patrick’s Day. It’s like everyone hates it; whether it’s because they’re single and wish they weren’t, or single and sick of seeing […]

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Led Zeppelin has just been added to spotify…

… and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s basically better than a ten hundred percent raise for me, because now I can play Zeppelin in the store, and so my job has just gotten exponentially better. I’ve wished that they were on Spotify for so damn long, because it’s the only music system I can […]

‘Hey, so… I know I said I wasn’t mad about that thing you said two weeks ago, but now I’ve had some time to think about it and actually, I totally am.’ – girls

I always wink at pretty girls, except I do it with both eyes, and for six to eight hours, and not at her, but at home in bed, alone.

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The Crime of Religion

Religion has been a primary catalyst of war, genocide, murder, rape, destruction, oppression, segregation, and a million other overlapping offences during its reign over the human race; however, all of these I can forgive of religion, for one simple reason: It’s human nature, we’d do it anyway. The four horsemen of the apocalypse aren’t fictitious, […]

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This is what six years does to a couple…

Becky: Oh, Fee; I forgot to tell you… Me: Aww, someone died? Becky: I – uh, what? Wait, why do you ask? Me: Who was it? Becky: How did you know!? Me: Becky, it’s been six years. I know your ‘someone died’ voice. Becky: Wait, no. Did I already – how did you – are […]

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Because apparently I look like a fetching 90s stereotype lesbian when I wake up in the morning…

Customer-Service-Call-Center January 24

A Suicide Hotline Sketch

Because who says that suicide isn’t a good topic for light-hearted sketch comedy?

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Why I Hate The Red Hot Chili Peppers: A Tale Of Woe From My Grim Adolescence

There are a lot of reasons why I should hate them, I’ll be honest. Like their neighbours in the land of rock-that-clearly-isn’t-actually-rock music, Coldplay, the Chili Peppers are one of those bands so devoid of personality, that it takes a not-unsubstantial portion of my energy just to hear someone say their name. It’s one of […]

I’ve not been posting much lately…

… but I am still alive, don’t worry. Not that you were worried; in fact, I assume that as you all celebrated your Christmases and New Year’s Eveses, you were probably kept warm and snugly by the assumption that I wasn’t dead, and was simply having too much fun and excitement to get around to […]

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Self-indulgent Selfie

Pigeon November 04

Pigeon Problems

I was at work the other day and, being a particularly Dickensian shade of autumn, I kept having to deal with pigeons walking into the store while I had to, like, herd them out without looking like a total idiot in front of customers. Eventually, one of them came really far in, and I looked […]

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I have blue eyes now

‘For Halloween?’ you ask. Nope, just because I got bored of having boring brown eyes and decided to get me some weird blue contacts. I was hoping they would look natural, and not ‘I’m either a vampire or a guy with stupid contact lenses in’, but oh well. It’s creepy as shit putting stuff in […]

I attached another key to my key ring and now it takes me an extra forty-six minutes to get into my house.

spidey October 01

The time I made friends with Spider-Man

So I was at work yesterday when a young kid came in with his father. He was probably about eight years old, I guess (I’m pretty terrible at estimating kids’ ages), and was dressed from head to toe in a full body Spider-Man suit. Anyway, father and son began wandering the store; the dad was […]

This is a legitimate text conversation I just had with my mother

Me: Yes, mother? Mum: I didn’t text you, so what does ‘yes, mother’ mean? Mind you, it’s always nice to hear from you. Me: I had a missed call from you earlier. Was that not you? My phone says it was you, and my phone never lies, mother. Mum: I didn’t call, and I certainly […]

Here’s something weird that my manager recently said to me…

Manager (female): I’ve put the new girl on the bar with you tonight, so no distracting her. Me: What do you mean ‘distracting’? Manager: You just… have a way of distracting the female staff. Me: Do I? Manager: You do. Me: How? Manager: You just… do. So don’t. Me: Well, how can I not do […]

Reasons I shouldn’t talk to humans #684

Co-worker: I think I’ll just stick a glass of wine for myself on table 34’s tab. Me: Well, that’s not very nice. Co-worker: It’s fine, they’ll never know. Me: And an old man with severe Alzheimer’s wouldn’t know who his grandkids were; but that doesn’t mean I should murder them.

‘Hello!’ – Yurgen

I was moving around some boxes in the shop storeroom out back when I heard a faint ‘hello’. I came round to the front of the store and saw, already leaving, a uniformed police officer. This is what he said: ‘Hello! Sorry, don’t mind me, I’m just saying “hello”. I’m Yurgen. It’s what I do. […]


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