Well, I am here!!! Safe and sound and with all of my luggage- YAY!

We are currently on Ireland time and it is approximately 3:45 pm here in Ireland, and 9:45am in Wisco!

Our flight was six hours long and it was cramped. Babies crying. Old creepy men next to us drooling. You get the picture- but we made it. Once we got to Shannon Airport we saw the group and then we all boarded a small bus. Since everyone was on time (SHOCKER), we had plenty of time to spare, so my Prof (Keely) decided that we should stop at a grocery store so we could stock our fridges, at least for tonight…

Enter Dunnes:

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While perusing the isles at Dunnes- which I might add, has the BIGGEST yogurt section I have ever seen in a grocery store- I came upon this gem of a product:

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What a name 🙂 Sounds delish…not.

After we stopped at the grocery store, we came to Corrib Village- my official home for the next month! We got our room assignments, then found our room, and stumbled upon this:

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 Its cute, right? Dorm living at its finest.

Then Cortney, Chelsea and I decided to walk to see where our class is tomorrow morning(8 am!!). This sign lead us to the correct destination:



Thats all for now ladies and gents!

I am soooooo tired.

Peace out homies (chest hand pump) 🙂


“I’m so tired, but I can’t sleep…”

 I Will Remember You: Sarah MacLachlan



A little “Turbulent”

Hey All!

So I made it safe and sound and I am blogging to you straight from JFK airport here in New York.

The reason for the post title is that a) we encountered a load of turbulence on our tiny ass pedal pusher piece of crap plane and b) when we got here, my two friends hadn’t sent their luggage straight to Shannon, so they had to re-check it- which would be no problem, except for the fact that we don’t leave until 10:00 pm tonight and you can only check in 6 hours prior. SOooo they got locked downstairs for two hours- but its ok! We are waiting for them right now….

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On another note, I am still not really “feelin’ it”…I still don’t feel like I am going to Ireland.

Another couple of things I would like to mention: Met some cool people from Ireland in the airport that gave us the scoop on some fabulous “hidden treasures” of a few surrounding places- really looking forward to that.

Also- the food in the airports costs MUCHO dollars- I bought a salad, fruit cup, and water and it was $15.89— to be expected though…

Lastly, I leave you with what we have been doing for a majority of the afternoon- actually, what they have been doing…

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– I was too busy PEOPLEWATCHING 🙂

I will check back when I am in the green! (warning: it may not be for a day or two..)

Peace out Playas 😉

“Born to be WIIIIILD!”: Steppenwolf