Friday, July 6, 2012


by Alex.O
Unlike an extinct creature on one of those fascinating David Attenborough documentaries....... The NARCS species are in plague proportions......they're everywhere!
Perhaps they're the opposite to the classic bear and have decided to come out of hiberation because it's winter??........Or do we blame it on the madness of social media??

Not familiar with the term? Let me enlighten you.
NARC is short for Narcissism.
 NPD:Narcissism Personality Disorder.
 NARC in Narcissistic is the same as the NARC in NARCOTIC....this specimen is drunk and totally intoxicated with their own appearance and self. In simple terms.....they're "LIKE" freaks that simply "LIKE" everything about themselves!

Narcissus was a mythological Greek youth who fell in love with his reflection in a stream. Unable to leave his reflection, Narcissus perished..................enter the modern day.........the invasion of the male and female 'NARCS'........... they love to 'LIKE' the rainy season cos' there's puddles galore!

Sure, I'm the first to admit that I'm guilty of getting on the Mothership of social media 'like' face book, blogging, and more. Yes, I'm guilty of self promotion when it comes to my business, because it's simply a matter of survival. The difference with NARCS, is it's all about the promotion of 'oneself'. These specimens survive off the adoration and confirmation of self worth from other species as they suck up the 'N' supply like a desperate smoker "suckin" on a long overdue fag! 

Sound familiar?????
 Ask you know any NARCS??
They're easy to spot......they're the ones talking all about them, the one that never ask you anything about YOU! You know the goes like this. You speak......they cut you off at the pass and say, "Enough about you, getting back to ME.....what do you think about ME??"
 Give me a quiz about them and I can answer every question, give them a quiz about YOU and they fail miserably.

Does this specie lack so much self esteem that they feel compelled to entertain us with their incessant VERBAGE (bullshit) that spills out of their mouth like a fountain.......all designed to impress the listener!
Well guess what doesn't and it's boring!
You're a dying breed Mr and Mrs NARC......destined for extinction........a David Attenborough doco special And why.......because nobody's interested, nobody cares. It's not a competition!

So as we smile and listen, as they bang on in their own little world, remove those wicked thoughts from your mind, the ones where you've just head butted them, the ones that see yourself shouting "Whatever!!!!!! total tool"

Just nod your head and reply with something absurd. After all, they won't have heard a word. Trust me, the response from them will be .................

Is there a mirror around here??????

My column is now available to read in the new July publication of the Barwon Heads  Talking Heads Magazine

Friday, June 15, 2012


TWEEET TALK....too long between stories!
by Alex O'Halloran

When I first moved to Barwon Heads 11 years ago I met Trish Clayton owner/editor/friend of 'Talking Heads'.A friendship that started simply because I loved her RED shoes! Red shoes are my weakness, it's the whole Dorothy/Wizard of Oz thing! And so it went from there.
 With too much spare time up my sleeve, I joined Talking Heads and wrote a funny column about all the weird and wonderful things that were happening in my life & around me.
 Anything from relationship break-up's,recovery,tragic dating moments to the terrible x-monster in-laws! Local girls loved it,some people were shocked by it,some readers canned it but most importantly......I loved writing it.
And most importantly I met my husband John who also wrote for Talking Heads. Thank you Trish!!

With less hours in my life these days to commit to a paper,I moved onto a more casual idea of venting on my TWEET TALK blog.Writing about life as it is now.
No breakup stories or tragic dating moments (thank god) but there's always something spinning through my head.
I took a short break from my blog this year, but now I hope to write the odd tweet talk when something pops into my head thats worthy of sharing.
Watch this space next week for my new column.Something to spice up winter!
(Read Tweet Talk on facebook)