Just over a week left.

Well, two weeks until we head off for Ireland for real but one week before we actually start the class. It’s finals week starting Monday for the rest of my classes though so I’m not really able to get too excited. I only have papers to write and edit and no tests, but it’s still stressful. I have three papers, one for each of my classes, and then my final paper for my senior seminar, with I’ll admit is kind of a joke compared to the senior sem’s for other majors, but it’s been really difficult for me.

I’ve started reading some of the books for my class in Ireland and have been looking at some Irish history sites online to try and help me with our first writing assignment (which is due before take off on the 24th). It’s on Irish Nationalism and how music has played a part in the development of Nationalism or the continuation of an Irish Nationalistic spirit.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Irish music because of the class (not American-Irish rock but actually traditional music) and it’s so beautiful. I’m really excited to see how this class goes.

I’m gonna update y’all on here more often probably starting by Friday.



Discover Ireland

Discover Ireland

Hey, so I know it’s been a while since the last post. So I’ve got eight weeks until I fly to Ireland and seven weeks until the class starts and I’m really getting excited. We got our itineraries and a list of the places we’re staying a little bit ago and so now I can look at the most important thing, what restaurants and pubs I think sound good. Yeah, I could just go and see whats there when I get there, but the touristy maps that people are going to have in hotels and hostels are usually pretty wonky. Plus, I am a food person and at the very least I’d love to know for myself what kind of places will be around me.

So here we go, actually looking at places to go in Ireland. This is getting real.

Shopping shopping shopping

Now some of you out there might know how day immediately after all us American’s say how thankful we are for the things we have, we go out shopping for more stuff because we can never have enough. My family isn’t quite like that, though we do go out shopping. But we aren’t at any doorbuster deals or popping in at midnight or earlier to get the best deal. We get up normally and lounge around the house a while, still stuffed on turkey and honey-baked ham from the day before and then after we’re properly awake and showered and all, we go to lunch. Yes, I said lunch. That usually takes us an hour or so and it is then that we head to the stores. This year we got to the outlet mall we do our black Friday shopping at around 1. Then we meander our way through the different stores for over four hours and the, to dinner. Our shopping revolves around the meals more than anything, and although I found a lot for myself my mother and aunt are saving the things for Christmas, which I’m okay with.

I found a self-inflating pillow and roll-up reusable water bottle for Ireland along with new hiking boots and a bunch of sweaters and long sleeved things. I got a couple things for Harrison too, hopefully he’ll like them.

Anyway. It’s now 4 months and 31 days until Ireland. I feel like I can say 5 months but I don’t want to, 4 months and some days make’s it seam closer. I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. I’ve got a month left (December) and then we’ll start actually hard facts planning for Ireland. I’m so excited, I just want it to be happening already. I want it to be January. That’d be awesome.

The holiday season is going to be nice but that trip, that’s my real excitement.