Sunday, October 21, 2007

Our New Pad

Here are the marketing pictures of our new house. The stuff in it isn't ours:

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Our Common History

Here is a link to the history of our common ancestor, Donal O'Sullivan (click the title) and a picture of the now razed castle. I thumbed down there from Cork City one winter. The story is a rollicking but tragic adventure. Terry O'Sullivan insisted I learn my family's history when I first went over. I just re-read it, and it pisses me off all over again. I asked myself what became of the proud, strong, but ill-fated folk who underwent that ordeal of constant combat and deprivation. The answer is that they are right now at your computer wearing your clothes (or shown below in a Superman suit). As Terry said, "Lest we forget to remember..." One year we should take Donal (Dan) Buckley up on his offer and have a family reunion back in the old country. Here is another link to get you ready for that:

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Tuesday night at 8:00 me and Brigid will be on Ventrilo ready to play Ghost!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Tori and Pepper

New Calender added to

To all please note that I have added a new calender item to the blog site. It is on the left hand column and shows in an agenda format. it is the same calender item that is found on the homepage under the calendar link. If you have google calenders you can subscribe to the calendar directly so that it will show up on your own google calenders. If you would like the ability to edit the calendar you will need a google calendar account. You can send me an email and request administrative rights to the calendar. If you just want to add and event to the calendar send me an e-mail, or if you announce it publicly on the blog I'll try to be aware enough to add it to the calendar. Tori and Dara also have manager rights to the calendar, which means they can also add managers and editors.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Getting Good News for a Change

This morning, unlike most mornings, my daily 10-minute chat with my mom on my way to work brought good news .

First, my dad's brother--who hasn't been in contact with my dad since a few years before I was born--is finally stopping by Florida for a visit. He's ironically been in Thailand for the past 10 years, and now that the brothers are smoothing things over, I might actually get to meet one of my mysteriously absent uncles (there are two) when Mike and I visit his family. Not that we have actual plans, but I assume we'll get there eventually.

The other cool bit of news is the link above: a Duke University news article about a team of researchers and students who are taking a trip to Uganda on Aug. 9th to update all of the medical equipment at a neurosurgery hospital. My cousin--whom I've not seen or spoken to in 8 years--is one of the Scrub Techs going on the trip. Along with the link came contact info; so now I'm getting in touch with her, in hopes that she'll have a moment to respond before she leaves and in hopes of getting back in touch with her twin siblings as well.

Two family silences ending in one morning...It's such a wonderful feeling! I always hated that my uncles left my dad's life before I entered it, and I've never been able to understand quite why my cousins disliked me enough to avoid me for 8 years (my little sister's entire life, by the way...The last time they saw her, she was an infant being baptized). Now, all the drama might be over.

I know this has very little to do with The Flynn Tribe, but I felt the need to share. Besides, the trip to Uganda is awesome and it's nice to hear about people helping others.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

New blog

I have deleted my old Borrowed Retirement blog and started a new Viscious Beast Blog. The new address is


Sunday, July 1, 2007

Puppy Names Needed

So I've finally finagled the accounts around so that my posts here show "Tori" as the author, not my pseudonym "AJ." It'll just be less confusing that way.

On to the topic of this post, however. Mike and I are getting a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy in about 8 weeks (it's due any day now). We've been on an all-out name hunt for the past few weeks. Here are some of the ideas we've come up with (gender and color are up in the air):



If you happen to have any awesome ideas (or opinions on the names listed) let us know! We'll probably create a blog for him/her once we've taken enough pictures to invoke nausea.

Party on Market Street

For those of you who read this/will be around on the 4th of July, Mike, Dara, Dara, and I are hosting a cook-out. We've got the meat ready, the grill works, and I'm making a killer chocolate cake.

  • Time: when you're ready to eat till whenever you have to go
  • Where: the newly refurbished 207 Market Street
  • Extras: side dishes welcome, especially if you have a specialty
Questions? E-mail any of us or give me a call: 508-930-2314

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I just tried to make a new entry to my old blog:

but for some reason it no longer recognizes me as its author. I think it came from the switch from the old style blog to the new style blog. It kind of rots, cause I was about to post an entry about the weekend, tying the past to the present and providing continuity for the clan at large (you believe that?).

I don't know if I'll bother to fire up a new one. Peace.

Soggy and Burnt

Thanks for coming down, y'all who did. We had a great time, and the missus was especially pleased that the stress levels came down. The kids are hard to keep entertained today- Olivia is surprised that her feet had to actually touch the ground. Next time, too, I'll try not to drown myself in beer before actually rafting.

And thanks for all the toys! Whoever left the sleeping bag, let me know and I'll get it back to you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I found some lyrics


Bryan O'Lynn was a gentleman born

He lived at a time when no clothes they were worn,

But as fashion went out, of course Bryan walked in

"Whoo, I'll lead the fashions," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn had no breeches to wear

He got him a sheepskin to make him a pair,

With the fleshy side out and the woolly side in,

"Whoo, they're pleasant and cool." says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn had no shirt to his back,

He went to his neighbor's and borrowed a sack

Then he puckered the meal bag up under his chin

"Whoo, they'll take them for ruffles," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn had no hat to his head,

He thought that the pot would do him instead,

Then he murdered a cod for the sake of its fin,

"Whoo, 'twill pass for a feather." says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn was hard up for a coat

He borrowed a skin of a neighboring goat

With the horns sticking out from his oxters, and then

"Whoo, they'll take them for pistols," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn had no stockings to wear,

He bought him a rat's skin to make him a pair,

He then drew them on and they fitted his shin,

"Whoo, they're illegant wear," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn had no brogues to his toes,

He hopped on two crab shells to serve him for those,

Then he split up two oysters that matched just like twins,

"Whoo, they'll shine out like buckles," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn had no watch to put on,

He scooped out a turnip to make him a one

Then he planted a cricket in under the skin

"Whoo, they'll think it's a-tickin," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn to his house had no door,

He'd the sky for a roof and the bog for a floor,

He'd a way to jump out and a way to swim in,

"Whoo, it's very convanient," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Bryan O'Lynn, his wife, and wife's mother,

They all went home o'er the bridge together,

The bridge it broke down and they all tumbled in,

"Whoo, we'll go home by water," says Bryan O'Lynn.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I had forgotten my username

My kids are still awake. They're pulling every old trick in the book. I guess they're still new to them.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Art's Beach photos

Here are some pictures of some adorable children in the family.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Johnny's Baby Pictures

So here are a few of Johnny Kern's baby pictures

Johnny's Baby

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

"The Not-So-Outsider"

Hello from the first non-Flynn to post. I want to make sure that the posting-precedent is set for those who are Flynn Tribe "honoraries."

The news from Florida is fairly bland: it's hot (which I dislike) and I plan to avoid the beach and 3rd degree sunburns for spring break. Mike says it's insanely cold up in Mass., and I wish I were there to know what "insanely cold" felt like.

I hope everyone is well!

~Tori (a.k.a. Mike Flynn's absentee girlfriend)
Hey I wanna test it too,


Saturday, March 3, 2007

Welcome to

Hello family and friends of family. I decided to just sign a bunch of you guys up since I tried about 6 or 7 months ago to get some interest in this and didn't get much of a response. Since the family is moving all over the place I think it's worth it to have a site to trade information. That is what this is intended to be.

Please feel free to use it to announce parties, engagements, etc.

If you are having trouble trying to post something contact me (Mike), Art, Dara, Tori, or anyone else who uses blogger regularly. They should be able to help you to get up and running. I'm going to give them each administrator access. That means that they will be able to give you rights to post.

Please e-mail me your e-mail address if you are a Flynn, significant other of a Flynn, or are directly related to the Flynn family (meaning if you have the last name of "Sullivan, Mastrangelo, Vongs..., etc. ")

If you don't have an e-mail address and would like a one call me. I'll set one up for you.