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Giving Thanks

Today, Americans across the globe give thanks for the things that are important to them; Freedom, family, friends, and french fried onions. In between sneaking chunks of turkey off of the cutting board, I would like to take a moment to give my sincerest thanks to all of you who support my friends and me in our quest to raise money for Doernbechers Children Hospital last month. When all was said and done we raised $1,050 for the kids, over 210% of our original goal! Better still, all of us managed to stay (half) awake for the full 24 hours:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Preparations and Thanks

As I sit here organizing strangely shaped dice, stockpiling coffee, counting British infantrymen, and figuring out who’s going to bring the Ouija board I would like to take a moment to thank those who have supported my efforts thus far. My comrades and I have raised nearly $500 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and it is all thanks to the generosity of donors like you.

If you have not already donated, it’s not too late! Simply follow this link and click “Support Me.” Every electronic penny is tax deductible and directly helps kids in need of serious medical care.

Thank you all for your time and support,


I’m on a Mission, and I Need Your Help

Extra Life 2014

Extra Life 2014

Dear Friends and Family,

I’m on a mission to save kids, and I need your help. My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

My close friends and I have all shared a passion for gaming for much our lives. Through gaming we have learned and practiced critical skills such as decision making, critical thought, patience, and how to play well with others. Seeing as we had helped ourselves so much, we decided that it was time use our skills to help others.

Thus, we discovered Extra Life. On October 25, 2014, my close friends and I will be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds, from video games to board games to tabletop RPG’s. We in particular will be playing board and role-playing games for the entire duration of the event: 24 hours straight.  (Of course, all 24 hours will be recorded and posted in all its sleep-deprived glory!)

It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to our hospital. Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. To donate, follow this link and click the “Support Me” button.

Thank you for your time and donations. In the timeless words of the wise sage Wil Wheaton: Play More Games!

-Ruairi O’Mahony

Change Is In The Kibble

Recently, our family has been searching for a new family dog. A few weeks ago, our 12 year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Ceri, passed away and our other corgi, Gwen, had been a little lonely. While on vacation, we fortunately stumbled across the perfect match in a Humane Society shelter in Redmond, Oregon. His name is Rosco, and he’s a Chihuahua mix (what he’s mixed with is somewhat of a mystery) that has found his way into our family. He had just been returned the day before for “not getting along with children” and “hating men.” As far as we can see, he is a perfectly social, lovable, well behaved and as cute as ever! We made sure to wear him out on a hike up Pilot Butte in Bend, but not without a wardrobe update!

It’s so far, so good with the new member of our family, and we have yet to see how he’ll do on the farm. For now, though, we all feel especially fortunate to have found the little guy!

Top of Pilot Butte with the O'Mahony dogs.

Ruairi with Rosco, the Chihuahua mix that has found his way into our family.

I Wish

Myself, standing on the bricks.

As many may or may not know, I am kind of on the tall side for my age. Ever since kindergarten I have always been the tallest in my class every year. Many of my classmates are jealous, but they have nothing to be jealous of. I’ve always wanted to be just a little shorter.

The other day I was messing around with the timer on my mother’s camera. Out of curiosity, I set it for 10 seconds and placed it on the opposite side of a circle of bricks. When I viewed the snapshot later, I noticed that I had made myself appear to be six inches tall! At long, long last! I had fulfilled my life long dream (for a tenth of a second)! Here is the shot for all to enjoy.


The O’Mahony Blog is Up!

The view from the bay window.

The view from the bay window.

Hello, World! I have a feeling that this blog will be a huge success and a fantastic source of  family news, info, media, etc. The blog will be enjoyed by all (or at least myself and my family). Feel free to comment as much as you please and subscribe (once we have the subscription system up and running).


(P.S: This is a snapshot of the farm through the bay window. (The first of many photos to come.)