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Monday, October 26, 2009
This is my favorite find in recent memory. This completely recyclable and recycled magazine touches on everything up in coming in the Eco-friendly and Green world. The magazine goes so far as to rate the green products they feature with their "shades of green scale." One leaf up to three leaves helps the reader and consumer know exactly how valid their green purchase is. They also feature ideas on how to recycle found materials into trendy styles, such as old watch faces on bobby pins and scrabble pieces for earrings.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Guinness and I are friends.
The writer's museum! Cause i'm a dork!
mmmmmmmmmmmmm Irish coffeeeeeeeeee
our first proper pint of guinness...yes that is my hand and yes I drank it. you would be mad if i didn't.
This is atop the guinness brewery, called the gravity bar. once you get to the top of the tour you get a free pint. and all over the glass they have James Joyce quotes...because....he's the shit.
gravity bar. prettttyyy. They actually give you a map to help you try to find some of the landmarks from up there. pretty sweeet.
now I'm dozing off again. so more tomorrow after our awesome day in Rome. <3
Thursday, June 28, 2007
as the title says, it's our last night in Dublin. I don't have much time to type because John needs his laptop back to post pictures. (sixminutestolive.blogspot.com check it out for pictures!!). but we got our baggage at the last second before we were so fed up john almost took the bus to the airport...so! needless to say, we were so FREAKING excited. we took showers and went out with our new roomates. We had a memorable amazing last night with some locals that included singing a collection of Smiths' songs and some really random American songs such as "son of a preacher man" and others. by the way, all you hear in Dublin is American pop songs. I have heard "umbrella" more times than I ever heard in the States. but anyway. John's back now and needs his PC. I may never get a chance to update fully on the happenings of the night, but I will sure try. Because....tomorrow it's off to Rome....if god wills it..that is. sheesh. Wish us luck!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
the flight was great. actually...kind of fun. which is silly. but I actually wanted to stay up because we were getting so well fed and...well...cosmos with 80 proof vodka is fun too. but anyway! like i said, the flight was great...butttttt after the flight wasn't so great. we got off the plane with no bags waiting for us. then a few of us got called to the desk to tell us taht our bags are still in the states. charming huh? a couple that was with us in columbus to dublin also had no luggage. so obviously, delta was lazy and didn't rush our bags to our connecting flight. we did have to run mind you to our flight because our first leg was a few minutes late. but still. no excuse. that's their job. but anywho, it SHOULD be here tomorrow by noon. so let's cross our fingers.
so john and i had to run to the nearest department store called "Dunnes." because well damn, its like....50 degrees here. which damn, coming from the US where its 90 is a huge change. so needless to say, i got a damn cute outfit because delta has to reimburse me for one day of clothes. take that delta. i just don't know how i'll cram it into my luggage. whoops. but after our clothing excursion and a four hour nap because my body HATED me for being up for 48+ hours..no joke...we found a cute coffee shop and asked some of the other customers where they recommended going and it just so happened to be next door! where...i had my first pint of guinness. yes, that's right. Sarah marie frances Carr drank beer....and it was freaking great. if i DIDNT come here and drink that, everyone would smack me in the mouth and call me stupid. so. saved myself that one, eh? so we're now off to going to a few other neat bars we saw on the way back to the hostel...which is also really fucking great. as i write this...they're playing a mixed beatles cd. no joke. heaven? i think so.
tomorrow we're off the guinness brewery, seeing the book of kells and a museum that has an Irish writer thing going on right now. so john and i are stoked of course. but for now...i'm going to appease my john and go buy a pint at as many bars as we can. one a bar. makes sense right?
more tomorrow! wish us luck on getting our luggage. cause frankie needs a shower :)
love you guys! Cheers!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I always knew I would study abroad...but I can't believe it's actually about to happen. Not only am I studying abroad...but I'm visiting the one country that I never thought I would ever see, Ireland. It's going to be incredible. I can't even fathom it. And all the while I'll be with one of my favorite people in the whole freaking world. I couldn't have imagined it being more perfect.
48 hours from now I'll be over the Atlantic ocean. geeeeeeeeeee. Drugged...of course. Flying and I do not get along. But like my mom said, if you like traveling, something's gotta give. So! Drugged it is. Hopefully I'll be conscious enough to see the sun rise as we land in Ireland....and conscious enough that poor John doesn't have to drag me off the plane with all our luggage.
This past week I have done nothing but sit on my ass, see my friends, laugh a whole lot, eat alot of food, buy tons of things, and hang out with my parents. I needed this week like woah. So now, I wait to embark on packing, waiting, and hyperventilating, which, of course, was a given.
I will keep this updated, hopefully, which a bunch of beautiful pictures of me being a silly tourist. But hey, can you blame me?
So...the next time I will be writing may be in Dublin. God damn. Happy day :)
Until then, ciao i miei bambini.