OK Let s Do Your Stupid Idea

These essays are a delight' MARK O'CONNELL, author of To Be a Machine 'Goosebumps! Guffaws! It's got it all. I love this book' DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA

Author: Patrick Freyne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241988195

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021 'One of the year's funniest books' i Paper 'Funny, smart, soulful and sometimes devastating ... It made me laugh and cry' EMILIE PINE, author of Notes to Self _______________ Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, he is here to tell you about them: like the time (aged 5) he opened a gate and let a horse out of its field, just to see what would happen; or the time (aged 19) he jumped out of a plane for charity, even though he didn't much care about the charity and was sure he'd end up dead; or the time (aged old enough to know better) he used a magazine as a funnel for fuel when the petrol cap on his band's van broke. He has also learned a few things: about the power of group song; about the beauty of physically caring for another human being; about childlessness; about losing friends far too young. Life as seen through the eyes of Patrick Freyne is stranger, funnier and a lot more interesting than life as we generally know it. Like David Sedaris or Nora Ephron, he creates an environment all his own - fundamentally comic, sometimes moving, always deeply humane. OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea is a joyous reading experience from an instantly essential new writer. ______________ 'Patrick Freyne is a comic genius' MARIAN KEYES 'Clever, lovely and great, great fun' RODDY DOYLE 'Funny and adorable' NINA STIBBE 'The most gorgeous and heartbreaking book about humans and why we need each other' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Hilariously, painfully, Freynefully brilliant' JOSEPH O'CONNOR 'Wonderful ... One of my books of the year' RYAN TUBRIDY 'Full of humour and tenderness, this book is an absolute JOY' SINÉAD GLEESON 'F*cking fantastic. Patrick is a brilliant writer' BLINDBOY BOATCLUB 'A cracking, sad, funny, honest, brave and hilarious read' LIZ NUGENT 'Guffaw-out-loud funny' Business Post 'A writer of rare humour, depth, and humanity. These essays are a delight' MARK O'CONNELL, author of To Be a Machine 'Goosebumps! Guffaws! It's got it all. I love this book' DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA

Brevity Is the Soul

In his book OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea, he recounts various episodes of his life, producing laughter, comment and pathos. Maeve Higgins writes brilliant comic essays-cum-stories which are shot through with her own unique brand of ...


Publisher: Liberties Press

ISBN: 1912589206

Category: Humor

Page: 180

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When Ireland (along with much of the rest of the world) went into lockdown last spring, we scratched our heads and wondered what to do to help lift people's spirits.* We joined forces with Irish Pensions & Finance and ran a competition celebrating Irish people's love of a good story – and a good laugh. There were only two requirements: make it funny, and make it (fairly) short. We were overwhelmed by the response: we received hundreds of entries, from all over the island (and further afield), written by people from all walks of life. Comedian (and now bookseller) Kevin Gildea agreed to judge the entries. There could only be three winners (well four, in fact: the top prize was split between two outstanding stories) – but the entries were so good, we decided to gather the best of them into a book. And here they are – from the sublime to the ridiculous. Think Graham Norton's Big Red Chair to Samuel Beckett's humour – and all points in between. The result is: Wit from Lockdown Ireland. The contributors are Alan Brady, Sam Windrim, Fiona Whyte, Alan Howley, Noel Dillon-Daly, Eamonn Colfer, Mark Manning, Maria O'Rourke, Rebecca Kennedy, Shane McDonnell, Dan McKenna, Adrian Martin, Brendan Caldwell, A. J. McCallion, Gary Arkins, Steve Coronella, T. K. Vaughan, James Woods, David Butler, Sue Divin, Gabrielle Fogarty, Cathy Conlon, Declan Toohey, Gráinne Enright, Eamann Breen, Daniel O'Keeffe, Edward O'Neill, Cathal Holden, Rachel Fehily, Jim O'Meara, Darragh McManus, Dermot Lane, Anthony Kelly, Yvonne Roche-Harth, Steve Wade, Joseph Joyce, Keith Martin, John Anderson, Tony Clayton-Lea

Tatyana Delcheva

“Sounds ok, let's do it.” “Should we ask Deli to come along as well?” Viktor of course thought definitely not. No way, that was a stupid idea. Delyana intruding on his heavenly break in the mountains. Never! “Dunno, we could do.

Author: Matthew Pointon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244343055



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Listening Extra Elementary to Upper Intermediate

I've no idea what you mean . Jane : How about that barbecue ... Jane : That's still less than your stupid barbecue . Rodney : Oh shut up , Jane ! You're boring . 15.2 Sell , sell , sell ! Lecturer : OK , people ! Let's do this thing !

Author: Miles Craven

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125335745


Page: 136

View: 924


Tracey : Good idea Wayne . OK , let's do it . U5-4.5 1 ) the ( thə ) 2 ) broken ( brokən ) 3 ) shall ( Gal ) 4 ) totally ( totəlly ) 5 ) a ( ə ) Listen and repeat . 1 ) expensive 2 ) let's 3 ) restaurant . ( resdXrant ) 4 ) dead surfing ...


Publisher: ESIS

ISBN: 9789797346522



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That s A Terrible Idea Ok Let s Do It

This is a perfect journal for you to take to your meetings. A funny journal that will get you through them. Also would make a great gift for a co-worker.

Author: Notebook For Everyone


ISBN: 9781651427668


Page: 102

View: 805

This is a perfect journal for you to take to your meetings. A funny journal that will get you through them. Also would make a great gift for a co-worker. This is great as a journal or notebook perfect for you to write your own thoughts, get a little creative with poetry or just writing down lists or ideas. It is a 100 pages blank ruled journal ready for you to fill with your own writing and get a little creative every now and then. 100 pages of high quality paper It can be used as a journal notebook or just a composition book 6" x 9" Paperback notebook soft matte coverPerfect for gel pen, ink or pencilsGreat size to carry everywhere in your bag, for work, high school, college... It will make a great gift for any special occasion: Christmas, Secret Santa, Birthday . Makes the perfect Christmas, Birthday or white elephant office party gift exchange idea. If you want to see all our options just click the author name above. Grab a copy today!

Things Can Only Get Better

'What do I do?' says Gemma. She's made a little stool out of stacks of tins of beans and is tapping at the ... 'OK,' says Kelly, standing up and gripping her shoebox guitar. ... 'Maybe it was just a stupid idea anyway,' says Kelly.

Author: David M. Barnett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409185176

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 737

*FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CALLING MAJOR TOM* 'I loved it. Nostalgic without being saccharine, hopeful, real characters with edge. A brilliant book.' - Hayley Webster 'I adored it! Truly uplifting. Exactly what people want and need to read right now.' - Daisy Buchanan For elderly churchwarden Arthur Calderbank, there's no place like home. His home just so happens to be a graveyard. He keeps himself to himself, gets on with his job, and visits his wife everyday for a chat. When one day he finds someone else has been to see his wife - and has left flowers on her grave - he is determined to solve the mystery of who and why. He receives unlikely help from a group of teenage girls as he searches for answers, and soon learns that there is more to life than being surrounded by death. Set during the 90s, when we were all just common people believing things could only get better, this is an uplifting story about the power of a little kindness, friendship and community. For readers who enjoy Sue Townsend, Ruth Hogan and Joanna Cannon.

That s a Terrible Idea OK Let s Do It

This awesome That's a Terrible Idea OK, Let's Do it journal has 120-6x9 lined pages that people will be jealous of, perfect gift idea for your friend, coworkers, and Everyone's Favorite Coworker, employer, employee or anyone with a sense of ...

Author: Coworker Gifts Journal


ISBN: 9781699018262


Page: 122

View: 251

This awesome That's a Terrible Idea OK, Let's Do it journal has 120-6x9 lined pages that people will be jealous of, perfect gift idea for your friend, coworkers, and Everyone's Favorite Coworker, employer, employee or anyone with a sense of humor. for christmas parties, birthdays & other occasion, great gift design notebook for work at your facility or warehouse, & with friends at the job, awesome gift idea for your boss, manager, business partner or supervisor for Boss's Day, employee appreciation day

Boundless Saga of Love

Let me count...Well it is sixteen stations.” “No if we count from Tollygunje then it comes to seventeen stations. ... Now for God sake, do not argue with me on this point. Or else I will not agree to your stupid idea.” “Ok...ok madam.

Author: Debanjalee Sen,

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9380349645

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Debanjalee Sen, also known as Debu to some Friends was born in summer of 1985. People start writing by chance or by choice but she started writing by accident which resulted into " K 2 K - The [K] Konnection ", her first novel. But this accidental result turned her life from a Biotech Professional to a Full Time Writer. Currently she pursues Freelance Content writing as her profession and Creative Writing as her obsession. Already with 2 Novels (including this book), few poems and few short stories in kitty, her passion is currently guiding her to write more novels and short stories for her upcoming publications.


Something that later on I did without thought or care. I've killed Kim. Many, many people. ... He had simply no idea why anyone would be doing anything by 'their' rules. He glanced out into the hallway, ... “Ok. Let's do it your way.

Author: VandalAxis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387947834

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 102

Let's face it. Humanity is a complete mess. Climate change, nuclear weapon threats, terrorism, big bad business and corrupted officials. We'd rather build gigantic religious monuments than take care of the poor or downtrodden. Clean needles are free in methadone clinics because 'addiction is a disease' but diabetic supplies are big business. The healthcare industry decides who lives and dies by how much money a person has. When things get this bad, all you can do is keep fighting.

Shadows on the Sand

“Oh come on jack,” said Cathy. “This is ridiculous. I'm beginning to think john's right about all this. I think you're paranoid!” “Ok, let's do it your way, “ said jack as she spun on her heels and headed back toward First Street.

Author: Megann Robertson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 141200988X

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Jack Wallace and her family have just arrived at the family's summer cottage. The "Beach" is located in Ontario, Canada, on the clean, clear shores of Georgian Bay. Jack and her friends have put aside all their concerns about school and homework to concentrate on the more important aspects of the summer- swimming and having fun! The summer routine seems to have a wrinkle in it when an odd group moves into the cabin at the top of the ridge. What is it about these people that both intrigues Jack and sets her nerves on edge? Why are they so odd... or are they? Maybe Jack is just being a bit over sensitive.


We can develop it, promote it, and integrate it with our other interests. ... If it's reasonable, then let's do it.' She smiled sadly. ... 'You're wrong. That is such a stupid idea.' 'You're not listening to me.' She showed her anger.

Author: M.A. Hill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514446383

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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WINDFORCE: a voyage into the blue. By M.A.Hill Book two of The Travellers Trilogy 'You can't beat against the force of the wind forever - sometimes you must just run before the gale even though it may end in shipwreck.' Storms of the Indian Ocean course up the coast of Western Australia in winter - saltwater sailor and Master Mariner Gretta Finneson is on a desperate solo voyage in Vagabond, a vintage racing yacht. She must complete the passage to save a dolphin and whale watch charter in the pristine wildlife sanctuary at Shark Bay from development and destruction by powerful Chance Syndicates. Time and the odds are against her. The freedom of those who travel these trackless horizons of windswept oceans and the lonely outback is endangered, and it seems that failure is inevitable. Fellow Traveller, landscape artist Aidan Randell, cannot help her for he is tied to the fragile musician Zelina who is beset by floods and bushfires in her southern forest sanctuary. Adventurer, poet, and artist M.A. Hill is a unique voice in Australian literature, and she tells a powerful story that mirrors the relentless battle for the survival of our world's wild places. As the plot unravels in this second novel of The Travellers Trilogy, the diverse characters populate a landscape that is at once original yet familiar. The first novel, 'Trackless; a journey that follows no trails,' was praised as 'a compelling read' (Cockburn Gazette) 'a work of sheer literary genius' and 'one of the best books I've ever read.' The final tale, 'Setback: a passage through the dark,' will be released soon. If you read Tim Winton, you will enjoy the work of M.A.Hill. Her prose is lyrical, and her storytelling overlays many dimensions of reality.

Dialogues of the World of Nature

Orotimo, you cannot help to ever act silly with your stupid comments : trees do not have ears or brains or eyes, ... here is starving to death, but, O.K , let us stop for a moment and have a bite of something and, then, back to work.

Author: John G. Azzi

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426930127

Category: Fiction

Page: 732

View: 666

Personified dialogues of various entities from our natural world, discussing, arguing, commenting, on every day life's emotional, p physical, intellectual, contingencies.

The Clinician s Guide to CBT Using Mind Over Mood Second Edition

OK. Let's come up with what I call an Assertive Defense of the Self. When someone says you are stupid, you can make three different responses. On the one hand, you can be aggressive and attack the other person, saying something like ...

Author: Christine A. Padesky

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462542581

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 471

This authoritative guide has been completely revised and expanded with over 90% new material in a new step-by-step format. It details how, when, and why therapists can make best use of each chapter in Mind Over Mood, Second Edition (MOM2), in individual, couple, and group therapy. Christine A. Padesky's extensive experience as a CBT innovator, clinician, teacher, and consultant is reflected in 100+ pages of compelling therapist–client dialogues that vividly illustrate core CBT interventions and management of challenging dilemmas. Fully updated, the book offers research-based guidance on the use of MOM2 to treat anxiety disorders, depression, anger, guilt, shame, relationship problems, and personality disorders. Invaluable therapy tips, real-life scenarios, and troubleshooting guides in each chapter make this the essential MOM2 companion for novice and experienced therapists alike. Reproducible Reading Guides show how to sequence MOM2 chapters to target specific moods. First edition title: Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood. New to This Edition *Detailed instructions on how, when, and why to use each of MOM2’s 60 worksheets. *Expanded coverage illustrating effective use of thought records, behavioral experiments, and imagery. *Shows how to flexibly tailor MOM2 to address particular anxiety disorders, using distinct principles and protocols. *Incorporates evidence-based practices from positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. *Updated practice guidelines throughout, based on current clinical research. *More content on using MOM2 for therapist self-study and in training programs and classrooms. *Free supplemental videos on the author's YouTube channel provide additional clinical tips and discuss issues in practicing, teaching, and learning CBT. See also Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think.

That s a Terrible Idea Ok Let s Do It

Need A Practical Gag Gift For A Coworker Or Friend?

Author: Susan Swearson


ISBN: 9781679442537


Page: 122

View: 587

Need A Practical Gag Gift For A Coworker Or Friend? Our to do list journal and lined journal beats a greeting card any day. Give them something they can laugh at while actually using. Makes a greet meeting notes notebook, to do list, daily planner, diary and more. Pick one from the many phrases we have that allow you or your colleague to express how they really feel. At 7x10 it's small enough to be transported around easily and big enough to actually be a useful gag gift so your money isn't wasted. 52-week task organizer with over 50 pages of diary paper is what you will find inside. Makes the perfect Christmas, Birthday or white elephant office party gift exchange idea. If you want to see all our options just click the author name above. Grab a copy today!

Two Against One

Both of us get our jokes from the television , only we watch different shows , so it's OK . ... I did mine . " " Yeah , I know , ” Roscoe said . “ People don't owe each other things , la - la - la . ... a great idea . OK , let's do it .

Author: Frederick Barthelme

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802134608

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 690

Frederick Barthelme's most powerful novel to date, Two Against One is the portrait of a marriage gone awry. On Edward's fortieth birthday, his estranged wife Elise appears unannounced at his door, triggering a series of events that will involve the couple in a bizarre triangle.

English for Everyone Teacher s Guide

Kevin: Well, OK, why not? That's a good idea. ... As you are already a surf lifeguard, I know I'll be safe. ... OK. Let's do it! UNIT 26 26.10 F: So, how's it all going? M: Well, it's all taking longer than I thought. F: Oh? M: There's ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241360439

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 476

An essential teacher's companion to an innovative and uniquely visual English-language course, this guide will help English teachers create clear, focused lesson plans, explain difficult concepts in a simple and concise way, and make language learning exciting, intuitive, and incredibly easy. The English for Everyone Teacher's Guide is designed to accompany English for Everyone, a comprehensive course in English as a foreign language for adults. English for Everyone combines innovative and systematic visual teaching methods with bold design to make the English language easy to understand and learn. Key language skills, grammar rules, and vocabulary are reinforced with listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises, available in print and digital formats. The English for Everyone Teacher's Guide will help busy classroom teachers or one-on-one tutors get the most out of using English for Everyone with their students. Its step-by-step guide to the course's crystal-clear, tightly structured teaching method will show teachers how to explain even the trickiest points of English in a way that is engaging and easy to follow. It also includes a guide to English for Everyone's highly versatile exercises, which are primarily suitable for homework, independent study, or one-on-one tuition, but can readily be adapted for classroom or group activities.

Firehouse Romance Complete Collectio

“You have to have some idea, Becks. ... “Ok, let's do it.” “Do what?” Becca lifted her head to look up at Sam, completely confused at what he was talking about. “Let's track down this ... “But the police, the Chief, it would be stupid.

Author: Lexy Timms

Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing


Category: Fiction


View: 496

Book 1 Bestselling author, Lexy Timms, brings you a firehouse romance so hot, it's sizzling! To Rebecca Taylor, her job had become simple. Sort of like lather, rinse, repeat. She travels throughout the country certifying fire station equipment. She’s a fully certified fire fighter, but her area of expertise is in testing out new equipment that will save lives. She lands up at Station 5 in Phoenix, AZ, the one place she’s been trying to avoid. She grew up just outside the city, along with the newly hired sexy lieutenant, Sam Evans. He was best friend’s with Becca’s brother, before he died in a random fire almost a decade earlier. Heat runs ramped in the city of Phoenix—desert sun, burning buildings, and the undeniable hot attraction between Becca and Sam. When the past begins to appear in familiar fire patterns, Becca is startled to realize there may be an arsonist in the city. Her brother, Corey’s death had been ruled an accident. Will she be able to prove it was murder before the arsonist comes looking for her? Book 2 Back at Station 5 in Phoenix, Arizona, Becca Taylor is struggling to come to terms with the possibility that her brother’s death about a decade ago was through the hands of an arsonist. With her brother’s high school friend, Sam Evans, the two of them try to dig up evidence to prove it. The sexy fire lieutenant friend-with-benefits is determined to help Becca and keep her safe. With flames running in every direction, Becca zero’s in on who she believes is responsible. With a twist no one will see coming, Becca ‘s determination to find the truth might just be the one thing that puts her right in the line of fire. Book 3 Lieutenant firefighter Sam Evans refuses to believe his Chief, and everyone else’s, belief that the girl he’s fallen for has been murdered. When all the evidence seems to prove she’s been killed by the arsonist, Sam stands firm in his belief that she’s alive. Proving it is the challenge he’s up against and will risk his job, his life—everything to verify it. Becca Taylor didn’t think life could be anymore challenging after she lost her brother. Now she’s in a fight for her life and she will do whatever it takes to survive. Search Terms: action adventure romance, new adult romance, obsession, fireman hero, hot fireman, fireman romance, dark romance, firefighter romance, dark erotica, new adult, new adult & college, Motorcycle Club Romance, Crime Romance, Romantic Action & Adventure, romantic suspence, romantic suspense, action adventure, HEA, happily ever after, true love, tradegy, tear jerker, thriller, romance thriller, romantic thriller

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children

This is one of your stupid ideas ! " exclaims Lorenzo . " It won't be attached to the house . " " It won't ? " Daisy asks . Then she knocks down her " elevator " and says " Let's make stairs . Oh , I have a better idea .

Author: Dorothy H. Cohen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807735756

Category: Education

Page: 253

View: 856

This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition outlines methods for keeping records that provide a realistic picture of a child's interactions and experiences in the classroom. Numerous records of teachers' observations of children from birth to age 8, some retained from previous editions, some newly added to reflect today's early childhood settings, enrich this work and make it concrete, accessible, and fun to read.