Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I'll be home for Christmas

And like a month after. So this is my last post on my Ireland blog. After this I'm going to make corrections and update and
edit my slideshows, and I'll post information about that on the central part of my blog so you know what to look for,
but since I''m now back in the US
(currently typing this up in the Chicago O'hare airport, I would post now, but they make you pay for a full day of internet, and
I'm only going to be here another hour, so that seems pointless. A recap of my day thus far,and it's a thirty hour day, per the time change.
I stayed up all night to get the train from Cork to Dublin that ran at 5:30, but you had to be there half an hour early,
and I had to get a cab from my place, so basically I had to be up at 4 and that wasn't going to happen if I went to bed. So
I went out with some friends, and we saw the movie Eragon which was Ok, I admit to snarky thoughts,
but some was really good. It was just a little long for my taste (but then again it's shorter than the lord of the ring movies, so after them nothing is to bad)
Then I finished some packing (so I thought) and went to the train station. There are of course some gaps in this telling, mostly to prevent
collapsion by boredom in you guys. So I found some of my friends from early start who were going on the same flight as me, and hung out with them and then
we got to Dublin and took the bus to the airport. I went to check in and the lady told me that my carry on was to heavy. But one of my bags was under so I did a
quick repack and my carryon was still to heavy and she was really snotty and I had to do a lot of repacking and in the end my carry on was still way over, but a different
lady was at the desk and I explained about the laptop and glass stuff (which the other lady was snotty about.) And she let me take it on as long as I put my laptop and some of
the heavier stuff under the seat in front of me, which I was totally okay with. So there snotty lady. Anyways. I finally got to security (45 before my plane was due to take off)
I put my stuff through and they thought they saw scissors, so they opened my bag which was rather carefully packed to accomodate everything and I had to stuff it all in, such fun.
And then run through the pre customs booth ( I don't get it but whatever) and then stand around for 10 minutes and then get on my plane, which then sat on the run way for an extra half hour
but that was okay since at least I didn't have to stand or hold anything heavy. Then we took off and I slept till the meals came back. YAY pasta. And then I slept some more till about an hour before
we landed, and then they brought out scones, so that was good. Then we landed. I went through customes claimed luggage moved it over to United. And then I took the tram over to my terminal, where I now am
And where they have starbucks and Cinnabon. I am currently pondering going and getting some, but I would have to carry all my carry on stuff over. So I'll type up how that goes later.

Later: I skipped the cinnabon, but got a pizza just for those of you who are interested in how that went. I have been home for 2 days now, so am somewhat over my jet lag. My plane from Chicago to KC was delayed a bit, but I made it there in the end, and my mom and dad and sister got my luggage so that was great. And then we went over to my Aunt Denise and Uncle Marvin's house to stay. It was pretty late and I was really tired so I just went to bed. We got up in the morning and had breakfast with them and then went to lunch (I finally had Mexican food:) and then back to my Aunt Erin and Uncle John's before heading home. 5 hours in car after whole day + of travel is not very fun. But there were malts and stuff so it wasn't too horrible. We got back home at about 10 and I went to bed. So that is the end of my travels until next month. I'll post my pictures of Cork later since I'm going to be cleaning up my slides then and I don't have time now. Happy holidays everybody.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It stopped Raining

For like half a day. It was glorious. I got some pictures in and did my Christmas shopping. And pulled a muscle in my calf which did not make me inclined tohaul my laptop over to the school. So Pictures will wait till Saturday when I can hopefully use airport internet. Fun. Like I said before this is not my most interesting of weeks. I'm all about trying to shove everything + back into my suitcases. Almost have it now though. Sadly this means tomorrow and Friday I will have absolutely nothing to do. On the bright side everyone else is almost finished with their stuff too, and I'll have people to play with:)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Let it rain...

After today I have absolutely nothing I HAVE to do at a specific time. Oh yes a week of nothing. Ok, I still have to finish and turn in this last essay today, so no more post for now. It looks like it's clearing up some, so maybe I will get in some pictures this week. And I am working on the new look for my KG blog, you lucky ducks you, I might get it finished before I actually get there this time.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Getting good at judging breaks in rain

But not quite good enough, got rained on, on the way home yesterday since I thought I had time to drop by Tesco and I didn't quite. Still writing essays and studying. Still raining. Probably no post tomorrow since I have a test. Maybe Friday. I have to come over to the school to work on my second essay anyway. That one is not due till monday though, and part of it is self stuff, so I can do that at home over the weekend. Yay. Definitely post on Monday afternoon or Tuesday and possibly pictures if there are long enough rain breaks with enough light during the next few days. Only 10 more days in Ireland. Although given my luck all that sunshine you guys are getting now will stop and it will start raining there (hey it's rained at least once in every country I've been to so far.) If anyone knows a good anti rain dance I would be glad to try it out here, and I'm sure the rest of the people here would agree.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Short break in rain

But it will be back. Seriously I'm not sure how this country is not underwater yet. I'm doing essays and studying now, so not a lot of time to type or edit, I'll try to make up for it next Tuesday, and I'll have plenty of time while travelling next Saturday, although I'm not sure I'll have a lot of energy as I get to be up for the 5:30 train. And then like 20 hours of travelling, it ought to be fun. But at the end there're people to carry my luggage for me, and that makes me happy. Also no cobble stones to roll over. Cobble stones are pretty, but not very fun with rolly luggage, or when wearing heels. And candy canes and malls, okay the things I miss are a little weird, but you would miss malls too if you had to go out in the rain repeatedly since all the stores are separate. I managed to get all my shopping done and most of the way up hill during a break in the rain on Saturday, so that was good. Hopefully I can make it home in a break today. And maybe some day in the next couple of weeks it will stop raining for more than an hour and I can get my Cork pictures.

Friday, December 01, 2006

It finally stopped raining.

Although I don't have anything that interesting to talk about. I just went home and took a shower and watched movies with a roll of cookies yesterday. Good times in Ireland. And now onwards into the essay writing. 2 3,00 word essays, and an hour inclass exam and then I'm done. And onwards into packing up and heading home for Christmas. Save me some candy canes, for some reason they don't seem to have them here, or gingerbread. Although fruit cakes and mince pies they have aplenty. I'm still not entirely sure what a mince pie is, anyone?